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, TULSA DAILY WORLD, MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 11)20.
Many Will FindThe RoadTo Happiness
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' ' MANY WILL FIND THE ROAD TO HAPPINESS IF YOU .
, WILL DO YOUR PART.
Cast week a girl was found on the front porch of the home of a
Tulsa business man. She was weeping, sick and despondent, j She
had,come to Tulsa to look for a position. Her money gave out and
her boarding mistress put her out into the street. She was without
funds or friends and had no place to go. She realized there was
only one way to get money immediately. This, however, was un
thinkable, and in despair she obtained a bottle of carbolic acid and
was about to commit suicide. She was taken to a social w6rker
who kindly gave what assistance she could, but whoi was unable to
provide lodgings for her. The Salvation Army was then asked to
take the case, and did so.
DEMANDS ON SALVATION ARMY HEAVY.
Demands on the Salvation -Army for living quartersfor young worn
t en of limited income have beconfe so numerous and persistent that
the .leading business men of Tulsa, under the leadership of the
Tulsa Salvation Army Advisory Board, have taken up the matter
with the determination to give the Army tangible assistance in
meeting the problem.
The ultimate aim of the Advisory Board is the erection of a modern
young women's boarding home'to be administered by the Salva
tion Army somewhere near the business district of the city, but
something must be done to provide immediate relief while the
building project is being considered and provided for.
WILL START RAISING FUNDS TODAY.
'A fund for this purpose will be raised in a public appeal between
the 4th and 11th of October. At that time the annual appeal of
the Salvation Army for maintenance and extension work willbe
""made and it is the aim of the Advisory Board to raise in addition
to the maintenance and extension funds as much money as Is pos
sible for the1 use of the local Army corps in assisting young women.
The Tuls'a budget of the Army calls for $3,000.00 for the maintc
nance of local work and $0,500.00 ns the proportionate share of
Tulsa county in the erection of a Salvation Army Maternity Hospi
tal and Rescue Home in Oklahoma, or a total of $12,500.00. The
fund for .the young women's work will be in addition to this
PJans for the appeal are explained in a statement issued by. I. G.
Long, president of the Tulsa Ad -Club, who was elected by his fel
low members f, the Salvation 'Army Advisory Board to lead tho
appeal for funds.
LOCAL CORPS NEEDS $3,000.
"We all," says Mr. Long, "appreciate the value of the routine activ
ities of the local Salvation Army corps. I believe it is generally
understood that in addition to the religious work the Army in
Tulsa is called upon every day to perform an endless amount and
variety of charitable work. 'JHlereforc, I know the people of Tulsa,
will, be glad to contribute the item of $3,000.00 for the mainte
nance of the Tulsa corps.
TO BUILD RESCUE AND MATERNITY HOME.
"We also appreciate, I am sure, the need for a Salvation Army
Rescue Home and Maternity Hospital in Oklahoma. Not a week
passes but what Advisory Boards throughout the state are asking
the Army to take care of young women who have made a serious
mis-step, and a number of girls have been sent from this vicinity.
This is a class of case which The Salvation Army handles in a more
constructive and sympathetic manner than any other agency. Un
der present conditions the Oklahoma cases must be sent to-the Sal
vation Army Home at fjan Antonio, Texas, and that Home is rapidly-becoming
crowded. The need for a similar home in Okla-'
lioma is apparent, therefore, I know our people will be happy to
contribute the $9,500.00 which is our share of this extension work."
TO BUILD YOUNG WOMEN'S HOME.
"In addition to these items we must ralso as much as wo can to en
able the Arhiy immediately to provide decent living quarters at a
reasonable price for young women who are obliged to work for
mcagerwages. Many other cities of tho size of Tulsa are main
taining up-to-date Salvation Army Boarding Homes for this pur
pose. A Home of this character has just been opened in Okla
homa Cityjind we hope that Tulsa will have one in the near future.
But it takes time to1 put up a building, so wo are determined that
we shall do everything in our power to meet tho problem right now.
TULSA ROOM RENTS TOO HIGH.
"Every citizen of Tulsa is familiar with tho high flight of rents, but
it is doubtful whether all the citizens realize what a hardship this
is working on our young women of limited means. Wc have many
girls working for $12.00, $15,00 or $10.00 a week who arc obliged
to pay $9.00 or $10.00 a week for u room alone. This does not in
clude food or clothing. This situation contributes very seriously to
the complication of the social problem in Tulsa. Given tho proper
financial assistance, the Salvation Army can pub these girls on an
independent fooling as it has dono in other cities. It can give them
decent living accommodations in a clean Christian environment,
together wiih three meals a day, for the price of between $5.00
and $7.00 a week.
Wc ask that tho Army in Tulsa shall bo given the funds with which
to do this vital work. Many of the forward-looking citizens of
Tulsa have already offered me Uicir assistance in carrying out this
problem and I now call upon allf our citizens, as well as the civic
and fraternal organizations, churches and women's clubs to give
me their aid. We must get hold of every dollar that possibly can be
raised for this purpose. Let us lino up as a unit with the Salva
tion Amy in true Salvation Army spirit and sec that this splendid
program is carried out to a successful finish."
This is your opportunity The workers will call on you Give them every cent you
dm spare for this great work of practical Christianity