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March 2, 1922
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IIAITKU IV -At a, . laa pit nlr lurn .
. lo dla liifrii a itri, at''Mia tu
ftltrarl tha faurahie ai tvntion ol Miaa
Milla. Kual, a yuuitg laily uf hLmiiI lua
n aa atitl tta a mm IhJ. b-llf uf ;
Ui ciaM. Mill liaa tir iinaffrlaiip lu
fa.JI Into rrrea wlulo titUttig iti. lUm- :
ay, Afitl that youth pruinpi nuiiKa lu
raacua Tha watar im oi.iy arur lhrr
faat dawp, but alula a (raliUMla for ttla
harnic ri la amtmrt aiaug M ta in f t !
(n rttptiva 4y Ua lair in, tu hta gti
const riat ion
TYif tint niornliif Kaniwy mtur Into
hit) fathrfi ro.Hii whllr Mr. Mllhollani
wit hvlti(. n hour MoT rhurrh
tlm. anil It tiernnie ppnrrnt ttiat th
on had iMHnrthlnf im til mind, thuufih
for a whllr hr sulci nothing
"Ild you want anything. KaniRcyT"
"Didn't want to borrow mjr razor?"
Mr. Mllhoiland rhurkltxl " hardly
anppoard an arrloiiRty I Sliavlug Ii
great nalaanr and the loiitfrr ymi keep
"And Whan You Do. You Lt My
Ratora Alona, Young Fallarl"
au ny from It the bett.-r. Ami lirn
ynu do, you Id my ramra alone, yming
"Yi-w, air " (Mr .Mlllnillainl i rux.ira
were anfn. Hmnm'y timl Hlrenily
aiai'hleved one of hl own, Imt he pnic
tlred the art In aecret )
"What la It you rcully want. Ham
iwyT" "I m"" t don't want anything.''
"No, air You gay' me some Fri
day." Mr. Mllhoiland turned from hla mir
ror and liKik.il over the edge of a
towel at hla an. In the lioy'a eyea
there waa au. h a dtitnli agony of IiiI.t
rognllon that the father waa little
"Why. what la It, Kntnw) ? Have
you " lie panned, frowning and won
dering. "You haven't been getting In
to aome mexa you want to tell ma
abo.it, have yotif
Ilia tone wai meek, but tunta dla
treK lurked wlfliln It, bringing to the
father 'a mind dUturblng auaplrlona,
and foreahadowlngi of Indignation and
f pity. "See here, Kaniaey," he aald,
"If Ihere'a anything ynu want to aak
me, or to tell me. you'd better out with
It and get It over. Now, what la UT
"Wall It Un't anythlug."
"Are you atiref
Itamaey'a eyea fell hefors the never ,
and piercing gaze of hla father. "Yea,
Mr. Mllhoiland ahook hla head doubt-
m of i
then, aa hla ton walked alowly
the room, he turned to roinpleta
hla toilet In a aouiewhat uneasy frame
of mind. Ramaey bad undoubtedly
wanted lo aay aomethlng to him and
tha boy'a eipreaalon had ahnwn that
' ' matter In qui-Htion wai aerloua,
dlMtreaalng. and. It might be, critical.
In fart It waa to Itamaey. Having
begun within only tha last fowr hours
tt regard babenlaNhery aa of vital Im
porta t'fe, and. ludlevlna. hla father, to j
Illustrations hii mi
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lit' Ini'l iie i-r bet. ,re broii'jhl liny Hin h
wr.li'ltii tn bl fntln r, und found
hliiiM-lf t.i dillitl. nt tn s.'t tlieiii forth.
Ilnwexir wlnll be left the hmie
ii fe mmii'e biter he l.olilli dinned
an Inch of pniile Implcr iilmve the
IMicket ; thi n. a he n himself iibnlit
to encounter a.erMl obi helv pedes
trlaiia, be blndied and thmxt the bund
kercf.lef down into deep .mn nlnieiit.
IIuiIiik k'"i'e a blin k further, lie puljid
It up MtMlii; mid o continued to oper
ate till, bndk'e of fa-hnii. or utifii-lilnii.
throtiKhoiit the iniiriilin; ; and KiilTered
a great deal thereby.
Meantime, hl father, riitln r relieved
thllt Itumwy had Imt told hla ferret,
whatever It waa, illinled the epIxiMle
from his mind and Joined Mm. Mll
hoiland at the front door, ready for
"Where'a HaitiNeyT" he axked.
"He's giaie ahead," she answered,
buttoning her glovea aa they went
aJoug "I heard the door quite a little
while ago. Terhnpa be went over to
walk down with I'hnrlotte and Vance.
tbl you notice how neat he looks this
"Why. no, I didn't ; not psrtlrularjy.
"I never saw anything like It be
fore." aald Mrs Mllhoiland. "II only
has three neckties, but I saw bl in sev-
I atal .In. am In nl. ll.u,n 1 1 u ,,,,
have kept changing and changing. I
wonder " She paused.
"I'm find he'a Ihxuii to take a little
rare of hla appeurunce at last. I'll
have to tuke a look at him and give
hlin a witrd of prnle. I mippoHe be ll
be In the cw when we get there."
I tut HuiiiM-y wasn't In the pew; and
Charlotte, hi sinter and her husband,
who were there, suld they hadn't wen
anything of hlin. It wns not until the
iii.-mhcra of hl family were on their
way h.Hiie after the service that they
i audit a clliupxo of him.
1 bey were ptixMng a church a Jlttle
ill-tatiie frmn their own; here the con
grcK'uth.ii win. Just etncri;liig to tie
open, and ainniiK the sinhite thmng
leNceiidmu the bmad Mmie stepH an
peiired an accniupiiiiled Kjimwy and
a red. red Itiiinmy he was when be
beheld bl futlier li lid mother imil kU
ter mid brother In law KiMrlnc tip at
hlin from the pavement below. They
were kind eiinin;h not to come to an
aliHnlute halt, but pnei xlouly on.
ko Unit be win. Jut able to avoid pn
riidlnu up the ntreet In front of them.
In bourse whisper. Mr. Milliolland
chid.il her hiisbHiid for an exilaina
t Ii Hi he hud uttered. "John! I Hi Sun
day ! You ought to be ashamed."
"I couldn't help tt." he exclaimed.
"Who on earth la his clincliig vine?
Why, she' not lavender tops on her
hoei and -"
"I Min t look round!" she warned him
sharply. "lon't "
"Well, what's he doing at a Knptlat
church? What's be IblKetlng at his
handkerchief about? Why can't be
walk like iwople? hoes he think It's
obligatory tn walk home from church
anchored arm In arm like Swedes on
a Sunday Out? Who Is this cow eyed
fat girl that's got him, anyhow?"
"Hush! Itoii't look round again,
"Never fear!" said her husband, hav
ing dlMobey.il. "They've turned off;
they're crnaaliig over to Kullard street.
Who la It?"
"I think her names Hust," Mrs. Mll
hoiland Informed him. "I don't know
what her father does. She's one of
the glrla In hla class at school. It
would ba pleaaanter If he'd taken a
fancy to someone whose fuinlly ba
llings to our own circle."
"Taken a fancy !" ha echoed, hooting.
"Why. he'a terrible! He looked Ilka
a red Killed goldfish that'a flopped It
salf out of the howl. Why, he"
"I say I wlMh If ha felt that he had
to tak glrla anywhere," aald Mrs. Mll
hoiland, with the primmest air of
speaking to the point "If this sort of
thing must begin. I wish ha might hava
elected some nlca girl among tha
daughters of our own friends. Ilka
I Kir a Yocum, for Instance."
I'pou the spot she began to undergo
tha mortifications of a mother who
has eiioted bar son, Just out of In
fancy, to look about hltu with the eya
of a critical matron of forty-Ova.
Uonnver, ilia was ludlacreet enough
to express her views to ltaiusey, a
week luter, producing thus seen of
useless great fury and no Jlttla sound.
"I do think It's In vary poor taata
lo . so much of any one girl, Itam
aey," she aald, and, not heeding his
protest that ha only walked home from
school with Mills, "about avary other
'Jay," and that It dldu'taeui an
crime la film Just to ten to church wttti
b.-r a ciniile ..' times, Mr. Mllholliinil
went on: "I'.ut if j-.mi think ymi really
lulls! be ilniiL'Unn around somebody
I 1 1 1 ' .- thin nun Ii tln'iii,ii wl ni In the
world joii Hint to talk nboiit with tbla
fiiiinv 'iltle M i I'h Hnt your poor fa
ther sim he rcsjly ciiiitiol mi' - and
of course It wein er. ipicer to II
in e -h -ti your mind oik l.t lo lie ru
tin h .ii(vonr simlies. mil i periiillv
ltli -in Ii mi nlisiird lo'ikinu little
"o. you iiiii-i list. hi, It iiiisev mid
i t me spi-ak how. i hut I meant wna
thill we f t.ti il.ln't I'.' .ulte so much
dlsi r --.il by oiir beliiL' s.'i'M with a
trlrl who .Ir.i-ed In better taste and
seemed in have some iioiloti nf leline
iiielil. tboiiitb of colli se it's only mil
i ii I she woiildti'l, with ii futlier who
Is 1 1 1 i a son of ward politician. I tin
deist. iiel. niid a inotlnr we don I know.
Ilnl nf mills.' slinnl.ln I cure lo. I'.llt.
oh, Cams, : f mil ad In make jour
self si, i iii si,etiti!, why i 'i,i 1 1 1 1 1 ' t oii
he ii Utile bit Inure fasl'dniiisv Your
fa'lier woniilii't tin v " minded I curly so
much if 11 I. ad been n self re -1 1 n u
iiileileilii.il ciil We both s.'iv thllt If
.mil must l.e n ridiculous ut your aire
ii s to . isjst In seeing more of one girl
than number, why. oh. why, don't yon
l'.i mid s,-. slime really nice girl Ilk.
liainscv wn alremly ilaiiu'ermisly
llsleiiileil. ii an efTeit of the earlier
part of her discourse, and the word
"fastl'l i'ils" uj n inst exploded him; hut
ipoii this lilmiix. "ira Y.icum," he
blew up Hlth a shiitterlnir roort and.
lenvlng friiginetils of Incoherence rlco
I'heiiliig behind him, fled shuddering
from the bonne.
for the rent of the aclmnl tenn ba
walked home with Mllla every aft.T
niNin and on Sunday appeared to have
h.i'ome a resolute ISaptlst. It was
suppose,) (by I rie Interested members
of the h ibschiM'l class) that Itiimsey
and Mllla were "engaged." Ilumsey
aometlmea rather supp.wed they were
himself, and the dim Idea gave him a
sensation partly plea-lint, hut mostly
apprehensive; he was afraid.
lie was afraid that the day was Com
ing when he ought to kiss her.
Vacation, In spite of Increased leis
ure, may bring Inconvenience to people
In Ramsey's strange but not uncom
mon condition. At home his constant
lr waa that of a badgered captive
plaintively aUerit under Injustice ; and
he found It itlrtVult to reply calmly
when asked where be was going sn
llupilry addressed to hltu, he asserted,
every time be touched his rap, even
tn hang It up!
The amount of evening walking he
did must also have been a trial to his
nerves, on account of fatigue, though
the ground invered was not vnt. Mil
la's mother ami father were friendly
pinple. but saw nn reason to "move
nut nf bouse und home," as Mr. Hust
suld. when Mllla had "cullers"; and
on account of the Intimate plan of
their small dwelling a visitor's only
alternative to spending the evening
with Mr. ami Mr. Itnst as well as
with Mllla, nun tn Invite her to "go
Kveiilng nfier evening they walked
and walked and walked, usually In
Evening After Evening They Walked
and Walked and Walked.
company at perhaps the distance of
half a block with Albert I'uxton and
Sadie I 'lew a, though ICumsey now and
then felt dlHgraced by having fallen
Into this cJusa; for noun time It wus
apparent that Albert casually hud bis
arm about Sadie's walat. This ullur.il
Itiimncy aouiewhat, but terrified him
more. He didn't know how such mat
ters were managed.
t'aually the quurtet had no destina
tion ; they Just went "out walking"
until ten o'clock, when both girl had
to be home und the hoya did, too,
but never admitted It. On Krlduy eve
nings there waa a "public oi'ii air con
cert" by a brans band In a small park,
and the four were always there.
Mllla hung weightily upon his arm,
and they dawdled, drifting from one
Ida uf the pavement to the other aa
(hey slowjy advanced. Albert and Sa
die, ahead of them, called "good night"
from a corner, before turning dowu the
aide afreet where Sudle lived; and
than, preaently, Itamaey and Mllla
ware at the hitter's gata. He went In
with her, halting at tha front steps.
"Well, g'ulght. Mllla." be said.
"Want to go out walking tomorrow
night? Albert and Sadie are."
"I can't tomorrow night," aha told
utm wUli obvious regret.. "Isu't It tha
1 1 lollllll' to
.'I s ,. cfa.y
i e II li, i-e. ' and
I tin t to siiiv in
I n II. She liable
e tnni' iliiv. and I
guess I got in l.e around liinne pretty
much u! ibe time lie's here. It's the
worst tuck "'
lie bus il'.l. fui I, hi i, lined lo be
literary "Well, what can t be hei-.
: must be ei .Int... em,,,, around
j w hell .die s nne."
lie tri'.Mii is if i d.'pui't. but she
I iill r'Miiim d ,i arm mid did not pre
! pure to r. Iiiii,iiMi It.
I "Well " he m,i,
' "Well v hat. Camsey?"
j "W.JI i i 11,1."
She .'iai'.d i.p lit the dark front
of the l.'li-e - auess the family'
1 .'one to I. oil.' she siiid absintlj.
"I S n-e s
' "Well. .- o. nudii, liiiuis. y " SI'f
-III. I tbi-. I. li' -.1 li! did Hot release Ills
arm, in ii.'neidj. in a tluster. he felt
'hut t! .- I : 1 1. - he dreaded had ne
Somelow. wi'lmiit klioriiig where, ex
. epl thai it was snm.'w he .' upon what
j M-emed 10 be a blurred fine too full
, of obstructing f. iitnre. be l.lssed her
I She turned insiuiitiy away li the
I dHrkliess. her blind over her cheek;
I and iii a mi n I.' Itatiisey wondervd if lie
I hadn't make a dreadful mlslake.
"S'.-use me!" he said, stumbling to
, ard tie gate. "Well, I guess I got
to be gettin' along back home."
lie woke In the morning to a great
self l.mthl.v ; be bud kissed a girl.
Mingled with the loathing wit a curl
oil pride In the very fact that caused
the loathing, but the pride did not last
long. He came downstair morbid to
breakfast, and continued this mood
afterward. At tinnn AMiert ruxtmn
brought him a note which Mllla hud
asked Sadie to ask Albert tn give hlin.
"Iiearie: I am Just wondering if
you thought as much about aomethlng
so sweet that happened last night as
I did ynu know what. I think It was
the sweetest thing. I send you one
wltb this note and I hope you will
think It Is a sweet one. I would give
you a real one If you were here now
and I hope ynu would think tt was
sweeter still than the one I put In this
note. It hi the sweetest thing now ynu
are mine and I am yours forever klddo.
If you mine around shout frlday eve
It will be all right, aunt Jess will he
gone back borne by then so come early
and we will get Suite and Alb to go to
the band Concert. Ihiti't forget what
I aald about ray putting something
sweet In this note, and I hope ynu will
think It Is a sweet one but not aa
sweet as the real sweet one I would
At tbi point Itamsey Impulsively
tore the note Into small pieces. He
turned cold as his Imagination pro
jected a sketch of bis mother In the
act of reading this missive, and of
her expresalou as she read the sen
tence: "It Is the sweetest thing now
you are mine and I am yours forever
klddo." He wished that Mllla hadn't
written "klddo." She culled hltu that,
sometime, but lu her warm little voice
the word seemed not at all what It did
In Ink. He wished, too, that she hadn't
suld she wan Ida forever.
Suddenly he was seized with a hor
ror of her.
Moisture Im iVb out beavlly upon
him; he felt n definite sickness, and,
wishing for death, went forth upon the
streets to walk und walk. He cared
Hot whither, so that bin feet took liliu
in iinj ilirectinii uuuy from Millu,
since they were iinuble to take hltu
uwuj from hlmseuf of hIi.uii be bad
aa great a horror. Her loving face wus
continually before hlin, ami Its sweet
lies made bis flesh creep. Millu bud
been too sweet.
When be met or passed pinple, It
seemed to him that pel haps they were
able to recognize upou him somew here
the murks of Id low quality.
"Softy! Hie sloppy f.s.l !" he mut
tered, addreslng himself. "Slushy
ole mush! . . . Spooner!" And
be added, "Y'our forever, klddo I"
Convulsion Mi'ined ubout to seize
Turning a corner with his heud
down, be almost charged Into iHira
Yocum. She waa homeward bound
from a pluno lesson, and curried a
roll.il lent her rase of sheet music
aomethlng he couldn't Imagine Mllla
carrying and lu her young girl's
dress, which attempted to be unfiling
else, she looked aa wholesome as cold
spring water. Itamsey had always felt
that she despised hlin and now, all at
once, he thought that she was Just Hied.
l.eier that he hud become, he wus un
worthy to tie even touching hla cup to
her! And us she nodded and went
briskly vn, he would have given any
thing to turn and walk a little way
with her, tor It seemed to hltu that this
might fumigate hla morals. Hut he
lacked the courage, and, besides, be
cxinaldered himself unfit to be seen
walking with her.
(To ba continued)
ANTIQUITY OF WISDOM
ClMcc: I rd vvhtrg thgy ar
mailing sugar aut of sawdust now.
Mabla: Wall I don't sas anything
wonderful about that. Mothae fcvo
mads a drcas out of a fig loaf.
Thty Alas Go.
It ghl veil i know;
'I ruublej go
worst in. i, I
Visit fli'tn I I I
tlholll pla.v i'..
1 1 1 II 1 1 1 H II Ii I .i'
I.I Itlllke font lo
to be hc!f tl i . i
Likely to Be Greatest Catastro
phe in World History Says
By ISAAC McBRtDE
NOT since, I lie "'.li,k I th"
swept latr.'pe In t ' - l-oiirieentli
1 century. Inking a toll ,,f j.yinsiissi
, live ri a .single year, has sin h a Imr
; Hide calamity threatened the world a
llow I taking form in the fainine
I stricken region of the ..li a alley
! Ill Itllssla Tweiil.v live million pen
! pie life facing Mim nthm mi l expert
on the ground csiliiinic tiny will die
; literally by the uiillioti utiles aid
is speedily forthcoming.
I The famine 1 likely to hoe,, mo the
1 must ghastly catastrophe in World his
: tory. Not only will million die of
hunger, but Ivphu bus made Its up
i peariiiiee In the famine region, nnif
I unit's checked, thl dread scourge
I may spread to other part of Hussia.
j ami even to neighboring iiiillntis. ami
kill nddlfloiuil million,
j The districts of the Volga valley
i where acute famine prevail comprise
ii.si.inni H.piare miles, or nn urea com
parable to the total area of the state
nf Illinois, Wisconsin. Minnesota, Iowa.
North Ihikota. South Iiakota and
Kansas. The Volga valley ha a popu
lation of lr.HNi.iHsl und Is the great
grain growing region of Itiissln. The
situation In Russia Is much the same
as It would be In America If practical
ly nil the crops of the great agricul
tural state of the Middle West were
totally destroyed by drouth.
Land Parched by Drouth.
In April, iWM, a severe drouth af
fected the whole Volga region. There
waa practically no rainfall for seven
months. The excessive heat and the
lack of moisture left the land parched.
All vegetation was burned up, and In
tha few fields where any grain ap
peared the sparse and stunted plants
were carefully cut, one by one, and
what few grains of wheat, rye, or
barley they bore harvested by hand.
War has been almost continuous In
Russia since the outbreak of the
European conflict In 1914 a period of
more than seven years and this, with
the economic blockade which has ex
isted since 1017, has affected the fam
ine region with peculiar severity. One
military expedition after another was
launched against Russia after the
armistice In 1118 which served to com
plete the work of destruction which
the war had begun.
Over the Volga valley In 1918 and
1919, and as late at the spring of ltUO,
Invading armies fought and destroyed
buildings, farm machinery, fuVms, rail
way stations, water tanks, bridges and
TEN MILLION CHILDREN TO BE FED
Reports of American relief workere In Russia say there are 10,000,000
Children to ba fed ever there, otherwise they will die In the next two months.
greatly damaged means of communion
tlon. Praft animal were seized and
carried awuy ami wherever gruln could
be found thla too was carted out of
the valley by the retreating armies
under Kolchuk, Pen Ik en and othera.
Tha unprecedented drouth then put
the finishing touches upon the devasta
tion wrought by seven years of war
and thla explulns why millions In this
valley are facing alow death by starva
tion. Eat Mice and Locusts.
In August a cry went out to the
world tbut millions were actually
starving, living from day to day on
corns, locusts, field mice, grasa, bark
from the trees and the sun-parched
clay of the earth, and tbut if help
were not Immediately forthcoming t fin
famine of the Volga valley of Russia
would in the short apace of alx or
Ight months take a greater toll of
human life than the World war.
Thla acute condition was culled to
the Immediate attention of the govern
ments of the world and the I'ulted
States government sent a mission to
Russia with a corps of workere to re
lieve some of the dlatreas. Colonel
Haskell, who is lu charge of tha Amer
ican relief work lu Russia, said : "Two
weeks ago the children, In the Volga
valley were dying by tha thousands;
today they are dying by tha tens of
thousands aud in a month more they
will be dying by tha hundreds of
The American Relief commission Is
feeding at present somewhere In the
neighborhood of l.OuO.OOO children In
the Volga valley, but there are 10,
UUO.uiO l.i he fed If death ia to bo
The I'nlte.l Hiatus government baa
'BLACK DEATH' ERA
Thiai a tha flrat of m siira of four eM-tlrl
on tlia K ii Minn fnmln all iiHtlon h lauM
Mrllnila. w?ll known Amriru arritar mm!
Ifrl irar. nnr of lhe ft rat Anirrirana u anir
rvtvltn Kitl aftr tha llirl Intervention
and blorknilr. Ht ant allit waffha In
Ktietatla. traveOtl K.Anft mltra, llti tnanr
tHlM niitl tha Inrira rt !!. Inirtal tttn
arhtoila, ftwtrlM , ami Imlnatrlra, littr
vlrwfd prmrtlrallr all nf tha (otrnmfwt
n'HrhiU arul ltatnr piihllr mpn, sim! Mkap4
I.I ex rtinr hj prnrilns lhr wk Im
lh Srlil with thf Knl ncmr- Mr. MrHHri
wmt., nM,n hi rrlnrn. for IK InteritntlafMi
w mrrvU-. and anlrlf-a hy him rm Rnnala
nls.1 lpift.rfil In lh I'hrlsUnn artpnr Man
llnr, the l4Mi.lon 1111? iw. ! Bnsa
Ine snrt Many alhr pohltrnllonn.
appropriated I'-TUKXi.lNX). Ornln baa
been purchased and some of It la
already on Its way ; but even thla
amount will feed but 20 nf the
With the hunger of these people
has come the Icy blasts of winter wltb
the thermometer dropping many de
grees below zero and a blanket of snow
and Ice covering the whole region.
American Committee Organized.
The American Committee for Rus
sian Famine Relief was organized to
help meet this emergency. The gov
ernment appropriation of f'JO.OOO.OOO
Is admittedly Insufficient and although
other relief organizations on tha
ground are doing heroic work, they
are only rescuing very small propor
tions of the famine sufferers in the
Volga valley. The district Is toned
and the American Relief commission
and the Quakers do not even touch
parts of the territory. It was for thla
reason1 that the American Committee
for Russian Famine Relief has decided
'n distribute directly through the Rua-
slan Red Cross which has local units
organized In every section of the fam
ine region and run get supplies to the
people quicker than any other agency
without the necessity of building up
an expensive organization.
The Russian Red Cross is organized
exactly as the American Red Cross
and has the same International stand
ing. It wus recognized at the Inter
national conference of the Red (Vosa
tn Geneva, wlitch certified that It ad
ministered relief without the distinc
tion of sex, fulth or political opinion,
thus satisfying the essential require
ments which must be met by every
national Red Cross society. All money
raised by the American Relief Com
mittee for Russian Famine Relief la
being used to purchase supplies In
side the I'nited States. These sup
plies will be shipped directly to Rus
sia and the United Statea shipping
board baa made a srieclal rute for
this purpose. The American commit
tee reserves the right to suMrvlne the
distribution of these supplies.
Ten I'nited Stutee senators, many
representatives In congress, 11 western
governors, mayors of most of the large
western cities, more than 13 blahops
of several denominations, leading edu
cators and prominent business, and
professional men and women from all
walks of life regardless of race, creed,
color and politics comprise the Com
mittee for itusslan Famine Relief and
are taking an active part In thla work.
The committee has opened headquar
ters at 400-UKi Steluway building. Chi
cago, and is rapidly completing state
organizations throughout the Middle
Went. Local committees will be or
ganized lu every city aud towu la the