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PRESIDENT OF MOTHERS3 RELIEF ASSOCIATION
x JOLTS ASSOCIATION OF COMMERCE
The greedy ambition of the Asso
ciation of Commerce to control the
charities of the city -through its sub
scriptions committee was further ex
posed yesterday by Mrs. D. Harry
Hammer, president of the Mothers'
Th'e commercial body was first
shown up by Dr. Melbourne P. Boyn
ton in a speech from the pulpit.
When the Mothers' Relief Ass'n
applied to the Association of Com
merce for its approval they were met
by demands that were impbssible to
comply with, accordin gto Mrs. Ham
mer. "They demanded that we submit
to an examination at the hands of
a committee, man yof whom were
not fit to pass upon the merits of any
organization seeking to do charitable
work," said Mrs. Hammer. "Some of
the members of that committee I
knew to be persons who never con
tributed a dollar to charity and who
knew nothing about charitable work.
"We asked for their indorsement
about a month ago. We had been
organized about two years, raising
money to put women more than sixty
years old in old people's homes and in
some cases helping young mothers
with children. Many of our members
are wealthy and we had been paying
our own expenses, using our auto
mobiles to care for women.
"Some of the members thought
that if ew had the indorsement of
the Association of Commerce we
might get help from business men
and wealthy men and women and en
large our work. So we, made the
formal request and weer notified that
this committee would look us over.
"But as soon as I learned the de
tails of their methods and the per
sonnel of the committee I was sure
our society would not submit to their
demands. The matter was taken be- J
fore ouf board '61 directors and they I
voted to have nothing to do with the
The Rev. Dr. Boynton said that he
had received many indorsements of
his attacw on this would-be charity
"If I learn of any other good work
that has been hampered by this sub
scriptions committee of the associa
tion I will have more to say," said
Dr. Boynton. "That committee
should confine itself to an audit and
financial report and keep its hands
off the management."
The officers of the Association of
Commerce are peculiarly clam-like
when asked about this wave of. pro
test against the organization that is
now steadily rising.
W. C. Shurtleff, chairman of the
committee on which the attack is
centered, didn'jt care to discuss it
very much. He said merely that their
investigations were only for the ben
efit of members of the association.
WELL, ANYWAY, THIS VERSE IS
NO WORSE THAN THE
By Jim Manee.
On the street car step we stood,
Hanging on as best we could,
Everyone was pushing, shoving all
Such a mob hung on the rear,
Riding in the almosphere.
That's the street car service in this
Shove, push, rush, the car is coming,
Pay your nickel for a ride,
Then just rastle with a strap,
Maybe fall in someone's lap.
It's a Godsend if by chance you
Golfer A splendid stroke! Did you
follow the ball, caddie? Caddie No,
sir; but I think that gentleman with
the red coat can tell you where it
struok. He's a-feeling of his" head!