Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - NOVEMBER g, 1933 i End of Canning For Wood...
NOVEMBER g, 1933 i End of Canning For Wood River Relief Workers Still Need More Fruit, Vegetables to Fill Containers WOOD RIVER, Nov. . — Ralph Volz, chairman of for winter relief of the unemplov, stated Tuesday that 100 cans remain to be filled, and It was Ing hoped that donations of fruit* and vegetables would be sent to th« high school headquarters before tht close of the canning season. To date 6300 cans have been Vegetables canned include beam beets, corn, pickles, pepper relish' soup ana tomatoes, Frmu canned and preserved include pears, apples grape butter, apple butter, peach butter, preserves and jellies The highest number of cans filled in one day was 295 when the tomato tomato season was at Its height The average number of cans filled is loo per day. From .eight to 10 helpers are detailed detailed to the canning headquarter* by Mrs. M. F Manning, chairman of the township relief commission Tuesday the helpers were busy peeling peeling and canning a large omntltt of pears donated by ar Upper Alton grower. The large steam pressure cookm were sizzling with their burdens and everybody was busy. As soon u the cans are filled, th- -ork will be discontinued for this season, Mrs Volz said. The cans and the larger pieces of equipment used in the kitchen wer» furnished by the state headquarters Mrs. Manning stated that there is need of mattresses and bedding «t relief headquarters. Many children who slept on the floor under their coverlets durl mild weather are suffering. If persons who have mattresses discard call relief headquarter*, „ truck will be sent to convey them Clothing and shoes are also needed' me •

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 08 Nov 1933, Wed,
  3. Page 8

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