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Permission Elliot Service Co., N. Y.
By Courtesy of Boone County Trust Co.
Millions of women and children are starving lo death in Northern China
today. For 1.50 a woman or ctiildcould he kept alive for a month. Put
China on your Christmas list. - -..-'-' --. .iS
China's famine is growing, Every day thousands of
people Northern China are starving to death because
the rain did not come in time to save their crops. Men'
-are travelling 3000 miles on foot to Peking in hope of
finding help, only to be disappointed and to go back to
their provinces to die at home.
The famine has spread until fifty million people are
selling their clothes for food or eating leaves or weeds.
With a three-year crop failure behind them, food is al
most unobtainable and there is no chance for a harvest '
until next August. One thousand people are dying every
day. Unless outside help comes within a month, twenty
million persons must die.
The. Chinese Government is doing-all that it can for
its stricken people. Japan is sending tons of rice to the
famine districts. The Japanese people are giving great
fairs in their cities to raise money to augment their per-jsonal'gjfts.-
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.:-. The United States is realizing the tragic condition
'.: and daily papers in the big cities all over the country are
j . collecting money to send to China. The Columbia Eve-
r -.' nirig-Missourian is donating ace m' its' Sjumns-tp'tell
topeople of Columbia of the-need' for helper Tfieleader
of the Red Cross in China says "WeJ nee'd1 i),Mfi)(Jb.
to save the people."
In order to save the lives of these stricken Chinese, food,
must be supplied to them continuously until harvest time.
If that is not done, 20,000,000 people must die. Christmas
has always meant unselfish giving to Christians. Few
. in Columbia are not able to contribute-something to the
. saving of a human life. For $1.50 a woman or child ..
might be kept alive for a month. Many times that much
is wasted every day in Columbia.
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CHINA' HAS CALLED FOR HELP BEFORE BUT NEVER SO URGENTLY AS flOW.
. CHRISTMAS TIME, WITH AIL ITS JOYOUSNESS, IS BRINGING SORROTO CHINA.
'IT IS WITHIN THE POWER OF THE UNITED STATES TO GIVE TO CHINA. THE
GREATEST GIFT IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD, THE LIVES OF FIFTY MILLION
' OF ITS PEOPLE. ONE DOLLAR AND A HALF WILL SAVE A LIFE FOR FOUR
WEEKS. HOW BIG WILL COLUMBIA'S CHRISTMAS GIFT BE? LETS PUT;CHINA
ON OUR CHRISTMAS LISTS. .-.-..,..
All of the money which is sent to the Columbia Evening Missourian for
"China's Famine Fund" will be sent direct to Charles R. Crane, American
Minister to China, at Peking, China.
Checks should be made payable to "China's Famine Fund," in care of
the Columbia Evening Missourian. Every contribution will be publicly ac
knowledged through the columns of the Missourian. ---
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