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At Detroit Dinner In January of 1915 Klwanls came into being at a din- ; ner In Detroit held January 21, 1915 and In the Intervening 17 years <he membership In the United States and Canada has gro\ to over 100, 000. The name Klwanls was chosen a: the Initial meeting. It has no de finite meaning In itself, b?ng a 111 . 11 " i DEAN A. J. Rabel of Harlingen may well be called the dean of Val ley Kiwanians because he was re sponsible for organization of the first club at Harlingen. This club then became the mother or ganization through which seven others were set up in the Val ley. All eight now Join in en tertaining the fifteenth annual Texas-Oklahoma district con tion in Harlingen. , Dr. L. D. Hudson Is District Head The Texas-Oklahoma Klwanls [ district organization Is headed by Dr. L. D. Hudson of Dewey, Okla- | homa wlib has been an active member of this group for many years and who will be present at the fifteenth annual convention in Harlingen. Serving with him in the official family are R Q. Storey of Dallas. Immediate past governor; and P. R Chamberlain of Dewel, secre tary. Lieutenant governors for the ten divisions are F. W. Zimmer man of San Marcos, Joe O. Naylor, [ San Antonio: Gordon Worley, j Huntsville; Thomas W. Archer, Dallas; R. W. Haynie, Abilene; ; Garland Woodward. Big Springs; Wiley J. Adams. Tonkawa: Emmett Sasseen. Cordell; Ed Hisel. Okla- ' homa City; and Thomas R. Phil lips. Holdenville. coined word. Th* first Kiwanians adopted the i jotto, "We Trade,' ! which has subsequently been chang ed to the more significant phras "We Build* Service Organisation Kiwanis is a service organization consistlng*of more than 1,700 clubs in the cities and towns of the Unit ed States and Canada with a classi fied membership from business ag ricultural, institutional and profes sional life, holding weekly meetings with programs for fellowship and personal development to create leadership for community better ment and other worthy causes. Objects of Kiwanis International! are to give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the ma terial values of life; to encourage the dally dvlng of the Golden Ruk in all human relationships; to pro mote the r 'option and application of higher, social, business and pro fessional tandards; to develop, ov precept and example, a more intelli gent. aggressive and serviceable citi zenship; to provide, through Kiwan is clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render al truistic service, and to build better communities; to co-operate In creating and maintaining that sound nubile opinion and high ideal ism which make possible the In crease of righteousness, Justice, patriotism and good will. Create Interest The primary purpose of Kiwanis i« to create and maintain In the widest interest in and action on community, national and interna tional problems of a diverse charac ter through personal service and co operative effort. Kiwanis flubs seek to promote an Intelligent, aggressive and service able citizenship through a better understanding of public problems and fundamentals of government, to the end especially that there shall be a sound and more general exer cise of the franchise. Kiwanians seek to continue ag gressive a program of enduring ser vice for under-privileged children, emphasizing personal effort of Ki wanians in behalf of Individuals Kiwanis seeks to continue efforts to obtain a better understanding between the city man and the farm er. Kiwanis seeks to enlist the Inter est of all clubs in providing voca tional guidance and placement for young men and women through Ki wanis members offering advice in their respective classifications. “WELL" DONE BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — While tramping through a field In search of a liquor cache. Deputy Charlie Calhoun walked into a dry w*!l 14 feet deep. He climbed from the well unassistiA-V and discovered 41 gallons of rye liquor near the well His only Injury was a small cut on the back of his hand. and Save, Welcome Kiwanians We are mighty happy to have you visit our beautiful Valley. May your stay with us be both pleasant and beneficial. HARLINGEN Harlingen * Welcomes ) I Harlingen joins the rest of the .Valley in extending a most cor dial greeting to Kiwanians of the Texas-Oklahoma district who gather here today for their dis trict meet. May your stay be most pleasant; may you enjoy Harlingen asmuch as Harlingen enjoys you; may the sessions of your convention prove most profitable; may the great body of Kiwanis International benefit by your deliberations. I Of course we hope that you will take advan Itage of your stay here to find out more about Harlingen and about this Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. TEXAS — OKLAHOMA If any of us can do any thing to make your stay more e n joy able, or more profitable, we are yours to command. Ask us anything, no matter what, if we can do it, we will do it. GULF STATE CHEMICAL CO. MILLER’S CYCLE STORE ARCADIA THEATER B. 0. KLINE ANNETTE RAMMING SHOP SEARS ROEBUCK & CO. JULIAN’S BOOTERIE A. B. WALDRON Harlingen s Latchstring is out to all Kiwanians!