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UNITED CHARITIES CALLS FOR
MONEY BLAMES WAR
Food hogs and hfgh prices threaten
to smash the "United Charities. A call
for money posted" en the bulletin
boards of the Illinois Athletic Club,
the Chicago Club and other clubs
says the TJ. C. is borrowing money.
The calls, addressed "to the secre
taries of clubs and societies" and
signed by Eugene T, Lies, general
"In view of the war excitement the
Board of Directors of the United
Charities will appreciate it deeply if
you will post this in a conspicuous
place in your club and run in your
club publication as early as possible
the following urgent statement." The
statement is addressed to "the citi
zens of Chicago." It reads:
"There is real danger that the war
in Europe will divert the attention of
the public from the serious distress
among the poor of our own city.
Thousands of women and children
now have absolutely.no means of sub
sistence besides that furnished to
them by relief agencies. Thousands
are sick and disabled and in-deep mis
ery. The United CharitiesJs at pres
ent dealing with over 3.Q00 families,
representing 13,000 human beings in
need. Its treasury has been emptied
by the extraordinary demands on it
last winter. Indeed, it has been bor
rowing money lately to meet its obli
gations. If now the foreign war should
cut off its current expected income
it must necessarily stop its work. This
must not be! Send checks today to
David R. Forgan, treasurer, 168 N.
Michigan avenue. Your humanity,
your patriotism are appealed to."
Charles R. Henderson, president,
and .Charles W. Folds, chairman fin
ance committee, are signers.
Bernard Roloff, secretary to Sup't
lies, stated to the city markets com
mission yesterday that the U. C. are
spending from $200 to $600 more a
month for supplies since war prices
came. . ... .
QlhMctc-t0eoL 6 Vtide-tiwe
Gen. Von Lochnow, Commander of
the Third Army Corps of Germany.
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Gen. v'Gii uiutfiow, commander of
the 21st corps of the German arrrut .