Mrs M F Manning

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Mrs M F Manning - annual Of to C. The Its donate be Alon en eh,...
annual Of to C. The Its donate be Alon en eh, the Arrange Opening Of Relief Drive At Wood River Welfare Chairman Brands 'Salary' Reports as Rumors WOOD RIVER, Nov. ID - Arrangement* Arrangement* were completed Wednesday Wednesday night by the finance drive committee, composed of c c. Stadtman, chairman, and S. O. Keller for the unemployment relief drive funds, which will open Monday. Monday. • Seven local organizations will take part In the drive. They are the Chamber of Commerce, the Woman's Club, the Rotary club, the Lincoln and Lorena Avenue Associations, the American Legion, Legion, and the Lions' club. One hundred fifty workers have been promised for the drive by the organizations participating. Beginning Beginning their work Monday, they Will continue soliciting unti'l Thanksgiving, and will turn in their accounts and money the Friday Friday following. Alvln Stolze has been re-elected general chairman of the local relief work, while Sam Montgomery is finance finance chairman and treasurer, Miss Elizabeth Parks la secretary, and Mrs. M. F. Manning is welfare chairman. Only one person connected with toe local unemployment relief organization organization receives any salary at all, while all others give their services services free of charge, Mrs. Manning welfare committee chairman, stated fl^ay ^ fenW of "idle reports" that salaries are being paid to other other welfare workers. Following is her statement: A series of idle reports Is being circulated in Wood River to the effect effect that salaries are being paid to local welfare workers "Anyone desiring information as to the disposal of charity funds is welcome to call at the local welfare °"'<» and examine the books in which all records are kept, tr" The J )n ! y P* 111 worker is Mrs. Helen Taylor who is in charge of the welfare office, and who receives tne sum of $5 per week for her services. All other work is being contributed to the cause." Mrs. M. p. Manning, who has been head of the welfare work for the Wood River Woman's Club for many years, has toiled unceasingly without compensation, together with a large group of assistants from within the Woman's Club. Mrs. Manning attributed the rumors rumors to parties who have recently moved into town and applied for aid, and who had been denied it since those not residents here for one year have been refused aid. f ' ' _- j .

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 19 Nov 1931, Thu,
  3. Page 10

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