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VOL. 3, NQ. 157 Chicago, Thursday, April 2, 1914
PENNILESS, COLD AND HUNGRY, TWO
PARSONS ACT AS DOWN-AND-OUT
'It pelt Terrifying As We Faced the Prospect" Says
Rev. Rambo Saw Pathetic Sights Where Home
less Men Gathered To Sleep for the Night.
New York, April 2. Disguised as
tramps, with threadbare suits, shape
less Tiats and broken shoes, two local
ministers investigated the problem of
the down-and-outs for themselves.
To complete their step in cutting
themselves off for a few hours from
their old" life, neither of them took
with him a key to his cozy, comfort
able home. Both had iasted since
morning artd consequently both suf
The prospect of having to pend
the night on the Bowery, in their
ragged clothes, was staring them in
the face should they fail, to obtain
the city's charity for the night. Each
took with him but 15 cents, for car
fare and telephone in the morning.
"It felt terrifyingly disquieting for
the first few minutes of being
'tramps,' " said ther Rev. Harold S.
Rambo, pastor of the Home Street
Presbyterian Church, "for we faced
the prospect of spending the long
hours of the night on the streets."
JVith Rev. Rambo was Rev.
Graham C. Hunter, pastor of the
Hunt's Point Presbyterian Church.
Slouch hats pulled well down ovdr
their faces, on which, straggled a two
days' growth of -hair, the two men
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