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WHOLE' COUNTRY CHIPS IN TO HELP, FLOOD
, SUFFERERS IN OHIO AND INDIANA i
Contributions for the relief funds
all over the "United States for the
Ohio and Indiana -flood sufferers have
been reported rapidly.
Chicago's contribution has almost
reached the quarter million mark.
The subscriptions are being received
by the Association of Commerce.
Several carloads of provisions arid
clothing collected by the AJnited
Charities and various churches -will
start for the flooded district today.
Five carloads donated by Montgom
ery Ward & Co. started for Dayton
Lifeboats from a number of lake
steamers, with men from the Michi
gan City life saving crew, are on their
way to the flooded districts in both
Telephone girls, employes in the
local exchange, today raised $3,000
to send to "hello" girls who are flood
victims. Only operators were allow
ed to contribute.
Dr. C. O. Cobb, surgeon in charge
of the marine hospital service here,
left for Indiana today, accompanied
by two assistant surgeons. Acting
under orders from Surgeon General
Blue at Washington, Cobb will take
charge of the relief work organiza
tion in Indiana.
Late last night 300,000 rations
were sent from the federal war de
partment here to Dayton, O. Or
ders to supply rations were received
late in the afternoon.
Cincinnati. Mayor Hunt today is
sued the following proclamation.and
asked the United Press to convey it
to all cities in the land:
"To the Pe9ple of the United States:
"Cincinnati is exhausting herselfin
attempting to feed 70,000 starving
people of the Miami valley. We must
have financial and material assist
ance. Every city should appoint a re
lief committee to raise money -and J
purchase supplies and forward both
to us. Five hundred thousand dollars
would not be- enough to cafe for the
situation. I will.be responsible for
the "proper distribution of supplies"
and expenditure; of money. This city
Is, doing, its utmost and the need is
greater than it can supply. Let every i
generous .American aid us as we
would aid him if he were in our con- T
dition, - . Z
(Signed) "Henry L. Hunt, Mayor."
Madison Wis. In a procl.amation
issued from 'the executive offices to- ,
day, Gov. 'McGovern of Wisconsin- j
calls on the people of ( the state . to
come to the aid of flood sufferers in
Ohio and Indiana "by contributing i
money to the relief fund being raised .
by the Milwaukee Red Cross officials. .
First shipment of money and cloth
ing will probably be made today. -
Phoneton, O. The International
Harvester Company of Chicago has .
authorized their,agent here to spend "
$1,000 for Dayton sufferers. x
Gary, Ind. Local citizens today -wired
$500 to Gov. Ralston, Ind., arid
,$500 to Gov. Cox of ,01110 f or there- .
lie oi nooa sunerers rue money--was
raised at -a mass meeting last::
A citizens' committee today pledg-
ed itself to collect $10,000 more andj
the city council "will appropriate'-
$1,000. - v
The Little Calumet river .is out of -its
banks south of here and 30. fami-;
lies have been forced to flee.-'
New York. In response to the ap-'f'
peal issued by Mayor Gaynor for sub- r
scriptions for the flood sufferers in'5
Ohio, "J. P. Morgan & Co:, late yes-
terday, contributed $10,000. . 4
Washington. A country?wide ap-i?"