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March 2, 1922
THE CITIZEN fage lore HamMiln6llaii8 14 6t NOP.l CIIAITLK I ll.lt 1 1 H Hi ft M iM UMM 1 "I. j Iwwii I I .t. , tiiv ;ivii i Willi 111 I ll' i t I till IM i irt;'h-r, . i .it, i t M. ... ..' It vM' Mil tvl I II, VUIikM-I Mull Int. k hlHli rf gltHl ii'lili i , Ml i In. ill; )-. itt Iniy lu itiimiituti Iim aUU lillitf VI llht at n-r A tl i (uiiJa Hili t llAl l KK 11. In tt, i.u..in..iii. fa tr.ii a ut I f Hurl, lOinm y n,im mil iliatlnuiat.i. U'l l n..lhrfi ii al.il.1. I UuHitfli lit l set rli"Uii ii U.Mkr I . j ritiintir mikI KiiMlM.iia" In m' mt y rullUetai to tl.sllta a K tlli . a M I tnHxiiy ut mux 1hii .hi, m I uuiik jJy w hom in hit iiil ( m na lid Ua- i iiumiitia i-aiira I tt I t IIA.II11 III -In high ml.uol, :iWrt fi n4 Imm ara i Uiii.,.i v ICmhim y MntUiUn lu !! I It I llir tfiil 1 lU'oa U iatiirat hrr a .p. rmrily. ami t'i MimJh -U !) Ii KfiiitiHlaa LwKuina alariimiif. .'uIniintiiK in ua raxiiuti n tl.at auma , be uU!( "lhit ' lirr 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 CHAPTER V. 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" -Wei: "Didn't want to borrow mjr razor?" "No. air 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 f.Jlerr "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.'' "Money 7" "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 atartled. "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 "No. air." 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, lr." Mr. Mllhoiland ahook hla head doubt- fjt'iy; i 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 mm if tBcDlhTarkinpi Illustrations hii mi Uiij. Pup iCjmjximj f 1'it x J i ( li.-i- Hint ml In 1 . 1 1 . i . J i ' . I!h'ii-i y l.ii'l III! tn i'ltli H lll"llllll ii in -1 I : i iitr liim lnnlly. .1 .!?!. . I.ll-llklll -I Wlllll I, inm wit H Ii. iIht It " ilr nil xl I'll luilnlknr mil . f tin- mill lilriiM in il if It ;i- rllit 'II tTi liilf tn Im w h ri il.rtr In-I.iii u 1,1-1, f,...f I. In n n r. -"i tu'dr tu fitcf li. I:..' h m krf il in', .ii'M tlir t nil nred boriU-l r t.i be plnlll tilt-? Ililf 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 church. "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 morning?" "Why. no, I didn't ; not psrtlrularjy. Ioea heT" "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, John." "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 tbli v "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. Mora Yocum?" 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. CHAPTER VI 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 out walking." 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 like to 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 him. 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. Trublag cum. It ghl veil i know; Ilnl rniutbar '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 WORST SINCE Likely to Be Greatest Catastro phe in World History Says ! McBride. i 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 thousands.' 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 Cheated. The I'nlte.l Hiatus government baa 'BLACK DEATH' ERA ' v y 7 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 stricken people. 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 country.