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Indiana daily times. [volume] (Indianapolis [Ind.]) 1914-1922, August 31, 1920, Home Edition, Image 7

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I you invited an old civil war veteran to
, Indianapolis would yon let nim
: sleep in the streets?
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It is because the average householder in Indian-
does not realize that this city will be hosts
to the hundred thousand members of the G.A.R.,
Women ’s Relief Corps , and allied bodies Sept.
19 to 25, that this urgent plea is made for rooms
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0F there is a man or woman in this ing an outsider sleep in your home amount
town so deaf to the urgent pleas |Rf| to, compared to climbing Lookout Mountain
that are now being made for every 0“® with Confederate soldiers rolling logs, stones
available room to be listed with the Housing I | and shot and shell down on y° u?
Committee in charge, that person does not Some of the old men who will be in Indianapolis
realize that his unwillingness to do such a Jf IL September 19 to 25 left legs or arms in the battle of
little thing will probably mean a man or T ANARUS,. x x A ,. .
woman spending the night on a park bench ' Indianapolis must rise to this emergency!
or walking the streets. . - The rooms must be listed!
rerhaps you ai e One of those who listed corridors and in every available lodge and meeting
a room tor the Shrmers conclave, which place in the city. The accommodations of the Blind
was not used; this was because a large pro- Asylum and even Fort Benjamin Harrison have been
Portion of Shriners slent in the Pnllmnn commandeered. They cannot commandeer your room,
put non oi pnriners siepp in tne ruiiman cars. yet surely your pri(]e in i n di an apolis and your sense
Do VOU realize that while there were of obligation to those noble old men and women of the
50,000 Shriners in Indianapolis at that time civil War an d wiU make ** do
there will be at least 100,000 members of . It will be the everlasting shame of this city if there
nnimAtb, • j is a single man or woman within the limits of the Hoosier
these patriotic organizations m the city Capital who does not offer availabe bed space and in this
beptember 19 to Zb. - way cause some old man or woman to wander Indian-
Indianapolis boasts of being the most apolis streets on those chilly, fall nights in September.
courteous-city in the world. Is it courtesy
or even humanity for you to have a vacant
room and not to offer its use for one of Tear out this coupon and mail it in at once! It
. these noble men or women? Will take at least ten days to sort, index and get
nr n ~ _ _ the list of 50,000 rooms in shape so as to *r\
< Vy ould it inconvenience you more to double handle the crowds which wm pour
up in your home during the Encampment ki “ J ust about three weeks- - ' \ '
than it inconvenienced many of the women time ’ xA ■
who will be in Indianapolis for Encampment ■■■'' 'X
who left home, family and friends to spend \V
four years to be nurses in the Civil War? . \V
What does the little inconvenience of hav- d-"*' •••"" -W
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f 'T'HIS page is paid for by the following firms at the solicitation of the 0
Executive Committee in charge of the G. A . R. Emcampment. \\ A c.^'
Worm & Company \\ - ‘ There is too much of
i \\ * d**’ a“LetG-eorgeDolt M about
Meier Packing Cos. k V\ this room business. This is a
\ question that is right up to you.
lrie r air Store Answer it by tearing this coupon out
.. ~ .. and mailing it in to Scott Brewer, 701
Indianapolis Securities Cos. Chamber of Commerce Building, TODAY.
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