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EVENING LEDOER-Prrn.ADBLPniA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1D14.
"For God's sake em;
actually face hunger and
size facts of Belgium distress. Millions
starvation. Urge America to send food."
These words are torn not from a sentimental story book. They are torn man with cool head not given to romancing, who sees with Iris own eyes the
from the heart of an American who is on the spot in Europe, a trained newspaper suffering. And who cables to Philadelphia for aid.
For God's Sake Send Food
illion'of Philadelphia's People Are Yet to Be
He the Relief Ship "Thelma" Waits
y a Cargo of Food to the Starving Belgians
These million people of Philadelphia are men, women and children
this moment thankfully going- about their accustomed pursuits in a land
of peace, and plenty, all with homes and food and clothing, and knowing
that they are before long going to have a Thanksgiving for these things.
More than five million men, women and children, JUST LIKE OURS
have been turned out of their homes or left desolate in stricken Belgium,
and are without food or without shelter, or without sufficient clothing to
protect them from the rigors of a winter already terrible in that country.
The work that Philadelphia has already done toward relieving this
piteous-suffering is magnificent. A big business man standing in the head
quarters in the Lincoln Building yesterday said: "I thank God I have lived
long enough to see this, my own city, open up her heart and show how real
and true and generous she is. I thank God I have lived to see it."
It Is Magnificent But It Is Not Enough!
The record will never be cleared, and the full duty will never be done
until ABSOLUTELY EVERYBODY IN PHILADELPHIA, without the
exception of a single man, woman or child, has made some sacrifice and
has given something.
No one can be excused so long as there is a child crying for food.
No one can be excused so long as a shelterless woman drags her
weary way in search of help.
No one can be excused so long as aged men go homeless and shiver
ing in the blasts of Winter.
No one can be excused so long as the "Thelma" waits at her dock
for her cargo.
Headquarters at Broad Street and South
Penn Square Will Be Open All Day
Today and Late Tonight
Come in early on your way to work and leave your contribution.
Come in late after attending the theatre; you will find the helping staff
alert and busy.
; , Come in at any time, see what your brother Philadelphians are
doing, and see what is expected of you.
. Qiye 5 cents itwill buy four pounds of salt, and salt is a necessity.
Give. 10 cents it will more than4pay for a can of condensed milk for
a starving baby.
Give a dollar it will buy twenty, pounds of rice.
Give $6.40 it will buy a barrel of flour.
Give anything you like in the way of food; give an order on your
grocer only be sure that no one in Philadelphia "passes by on the other
side." . . .
Philadelphia Will Always Be Proud of
This You Will Like to Remember
That You Had a Share In It
jTen, and twenty, and thirty, and forty, and fifty, and a hundred
years from now people will talk about how wonderfully Philadelphia rose
up in the might of her whole-heartedness, and instantly answered with
good cheer the heartrending cry of the stricken people.
It will be a great thing to remember then that we had a share in the
making of that kind of history. Now is the opportunity for every one of us
to have a share.
People Outside of the City Want to Give
and the Pennsylvania Railroad will bring their offerings in free. Such
things intended for the Relief Ship "Thelma" must be food supplies of im
perishable nature in the original packings if possible. They must be de
livered to a PennsylvaniaRailroad Freight Station, and consigned to Mr.
Paul Hagemans, Belgian Consul at Philadelphia, and plainly marked "For
the Relief of the Belgium Sufferers" and also plainly marked "For Ex
port." ' - i '
Every Penny of It Goes to Help
the Starving Belgians
All expenses are paid; the ship is paid for by a citizen-of -Philadelphia,
the headquarters is rent free, the staff at headquarters costs the con
tributors nothing; the docking and loading and even the pilotage of the
ship are all free. There are no expenses. Every dollar goes to buy food to
go across the sea.
Telephones: Filbert 2456 and Filbert 2457
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Cyrus I K. Curtis . . . Public Ledger
Cyrus M, K Curtis . . Evening Ledger
Benjamin GWelfs x Philadelphia Press
John l Collier'. . . JEvening Telegraph
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M.F Hanson . . Philadelphia Record
James Elversonjr. . Philadelphia Inquire
1 4. Van Valkenburg . North American
''Wi&Mkm.' . Evening Bulletin
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