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iiLj.., 3 tba rst and third atoa- inM Y; aala MiMh KiaW Daaskters ia eaargt. There! ara hair-lag cIwm tor rtrls every LBatardtX M 1 o'clock t th aftar- 4 Ttaap Imam : aaa" tn2a rt JbuSt lata lawf Ywtavi la Sattoa. , ': Ta ovfstaadlaf fsatara of the "toy Scout work ia Hock Island ta 'tiat year m wall m tb Tear aiw lw, Is thai this cttr ranks first In " too entire country on efficient work with the loads at It disposal, A - far casftm axaeaditnra of t( ia the local ycouaclrs record, white the 'arsrafe eipendltnfa throughout the . awaaaaa.. f ia ap.w.fa, wait wuiv luhui.iii rmu as nign as jm. uiose to 70 'scoaii arwenrouea in we z& active - i troops. . : . , v '-vl,liaa afalaaffafttft tvita n mah whfl ..a - --, .aaa. aaaaawaaaaai. W VI Miva,. w v as v apvifia thai nlm aAainll '.at IMinn ; teaden are deserving of all pos- aiuie creaii. ineae men nave giren iron one to two nights each week 'to the ecoat movement as volunteer pleaders. Scoutmaster ' -William juacK oi troop no. i is me veteran ij.wm voiui oi ocai service, naving . uwmu iu aniuBi nn Tears. ' V ': Tha Dm Qjaaaaa WaiiJ a. .. .... . tlnued to grow In membership and ' under the splendid leadership of ; Director Albert N. Hoelscher it is (MB .era A nrl mm jaaaaa t Ik. ; boys band in the country. Tbe ' local Rotary club has furnished funds and much needed instruments . and also took tbe band with it to tbe big Rotary meeting in Kewanee - - this fall. The band has also ap " peared in concerts at Port Byron. , Bine Crass, Aledo, Cambridge, at ' tbe teachers' convention and fur- ' i nished the musical program for the WOC radio station. camp winnie-'raslca was a busy , place during the summer months, v Scouts from tBe various troops were conveyed In a new covered truck purchased by the camp committee ; and made possible ' through tbe courtesy of tbe Herat . & Strieter ? ; company, which has on various oe Mcaslons shown' its interest in tbe - scouts. The camp was open eight weeks during which time nearly ' 300 boys were guests. Boys going to camp followed, scout schedule of instruction and did their owr ; ! cooknig ' under supervision. Since : each one going to camp furnished his own food, there was no addi-' tlonal expense, and boys from all' manner or noaes were able to go I camping. Tbe Eagles Nest composed of Eagle scouts of the city has grown from nine to 16. Regular meetings of this group have been held and during the summer a week's trip by truck was made to Chicago, : Kenosha, Lake Geneva and other interesting places. New Eagle : scouts during the year were Ken neth Hartman, Ben Haddick and Adelbert Keeley of troop No. 2, Herbert Ryerson, Harry Mettler and ' Carl Bllesener of troop No. 1, and Hayes Murphy of troop No. 22. The Wolf Cub pack of younger boys bas had a large number of hikes under the direction of its cubmaster, Ben Jaeobsen. The Sea Scout group under the leadership of Skipper Frank C. Hun toon has done some splendid work of interest to older boys. Handi capped during the summer bv lack of a boat, the group has now set! aDOUI arawinr nlana nt ita nwn oewt hopes to build one. Do Public Service. The Boy Scout organization had hundreds of its members on duty during the national grotto conven- tion in June and also during tbe ,. state convention of the America Legion in September. Letters of appreciation and commendation from these organizations have been received. The scouts rendered Serv ice to tbe Near East Relief in the ..-way of poster distribution and aid-! ea in tbe sale of tuberculosis Beats In December '. During the year It has been a pleasure of the local headquarters to add George L. Booth to the staff as assistant annnt emmitlvo .- uia coming has made it possible' for wore supervision being given to the individual troops and more worx, Mr. Booth ,is well versed In mm door scouting and as supervisor of me scout camp at Winnie-Taska uuring tbe summed did much to add to the pleasure of the local scouts. - i 1 ' ""i W savs SaprtitenWat Daoer "j, ro yoar n.s, -your cootwiotr ad yoir ol clothe for -wen. wossea waA ehlbjrea. We nerar sell any clothing. . Jt lb given oat fr.ee."" ". W-Blaek la trntaiilant tit thtt flteekae ' sntssloa board, t Thomas WaHpa Is vice president and H. N. I Ward.- secretary-treasurer, other 1 uieuieoi of we ooara are k. b. mc Kowa, J, H--Nichols William Mc Lean Stewart, r. A.. Graves, U H, Ewtng, Clark Swanson and J. E. CUrkeoa. . sum i:m WELFARE L'EETS DIFFICULT YEAR Wlater of JIaHsbips Tests Capa Millies of Orgaalsatloat Eaierfes Saeeessfally. ., ' Caastaat 5 at getamUr Prfarraaij la Service ef Teetk at BeclIslaaL During the past rear the work of tbe Rock island Welfare asso ciation has been the heaviest and most difficult in the history of the organisation. . The year began In tbe midst of swimming pool room, installing a new hot water heater in the base ment, ' upholstering Chairs and settees both in the (joys' department and the main lobby, and improve ments of a minor nature. - ' t Special emphasis has been placed this past year on the "work for the. boys. In ordej that the older .boys might have more privileges, .and find the association a more pleas ing and profitable place in which to spend their leisure tme, the read ing room in the main lobby was moved from the south to the north end of the room, in front ot the of fice, while tbe former space was fitted up with a number of game tables, and turned over to the older boys. ' . ' The experiment of allowing the older boys and the" seniors to min gle together in the main lobby was a decided innovation so far as the Rock Island association was con cerned, but due to the cordial cc-.. operation of both groups, It has, worked rmt in a decidedly success-' ful manner. Tate arrangement has left the boys' lobby free to the 1 younger boys who have their recreation room to themselves. . Regular gym classes and swim-, ming periods have been -maintained throughout the year for all boys in thl boys' department, thus building the boys physically as well as men tally. Six bible classes and clubs were conducted in the boys' depart- i ment 'during the fall and winter' months.' Fourteen boys in the as-! sociation were successful in pasa- incr oTamtnatlAna a.tn.Ml At ore givine assistance to strangers.1 plonias from the i'nteratioHal com- W O.J. 8TIKRA.TT. Geaeral Seemlary T- C ' Accomplishmeats 0'the Y. M. C A. have beea' characterised aot so much by the spectacular H as Jiy the steaay, progressive wotk wnicn builds not only for the present bat for the future u welL?- - Every department of the associa tion has been maintained through out the year with a htgb degree of interest apparent in all phases of the work. The period of business i and financial depression has affect ed the work of the association liuil departments, so that receipts and activities have been curtailed some what. The remarkable 'thing, how ever, is that the business of the association has been carried on successfully and efficiently . when business in general . was so seriously-affected. .; , ' V; The most extensive of these re pairs and improvements was " the laying' of a terraxo floor in - the boys' lobby, the decorating and-re-decorating 'of ' the 100 dormitory ! rooms "and hallways,' thjp purchasp th mannintrm..) ,i ... i...J oinew rugs ior me aormiiory . ....... . rooms, electrical rewiring for the wiuvcs, IUU V UIBBBIOT It WM J.Ur everywhere shops , and factories were closed, making it Impossible for even the most self-respecting and independent laborer to find work. Three hundred and twenty of the 610 families known to the' organization made their first visit to the Office. last winter. To meet this disaster' food and clothing had to be bought at whole sale and dispensed from the asso ciation rooms. 4,000 cartons , of food were dis tributed. 2,850 garments were given out. 1,250 visits were made to the homes. 6,t)80 office calls were received. - Although there is not now wide spread unemployment, work ,1s ir regular and wages small. Daily the 'organization is called upon to give emergency relief to families in which the wage earner is tem porarily unemployed; ill or unmind ful of his responsibilities'. In all these cases it tries to help families to help themselves by: Providing adequate relief until the need is over. Securing legal or medical advice and service. ; , Trying to find employment for those needing it. Cooperating with other.' social, agencies and interested persons. This work has and can be ac complished only with the help and cooperation of the community. you continue to: - Report all cases of ditsress com ing to your notice. ' Communicate with the office be- They may be known Telephone before believing that theWelfare association has refused help to anyone. If so, there is a reason. mittee of New York The Rock Island boys' depart ment was sixth in the state in. num ber ot such diplomas awarded. Dad- . ville was first with 99, Peoria sec- edge. Ia addittoa to all this, numerous Bikes, educational troops, baseball leajgaea. tennis tournaments, ping picnics aaa outer its, made aa a coatianoas yearly program. ;.. v-ir?.'-. la additioa t tae regular physi cal deaartateat asaedala of W gym classes weekly far the memft-wahip, considerable extension wcai was done for those not connected with the association.' Ia order to accom- aatuu tie hra aai yocrf an ta the eManauJet sarroaauing the rseratei 0 tie bmvimuI i ( axw-fr tuO m soaool hoard whereby the schooUf of the association was organised la farBiahed tbe gyanasiams aid leach playgroand groaa. The peaaat Ham w. . lw .t.m Imm m t TWnW equipment while the : association gave the leadership 4a well organ Ued and directed pieces of physical department wort s Through, this arrangement 300 boys and young aiea were furnished physical cul toe Instruction. t .-Two Sunday school basketball leagues, a junior and seaior, were coaauoted daring the year. The physical ' departmeat co- m'"- '.xiail at-a- swiaa)i3i and Ufe-aavJna; throuA mt tU aod.e a on the year. - . bf J. V. Johnson. Is a decided Tea tare of - the association's work. Eiaaty-two taousand ineala were was won by the boys of the Denk- aiaaa,aToap. A trade school athletic leaane and basketbaU -toarnamant were prtK moted-m the tntereatt of a number of grade schools grouped about, the association building. , : Lat 7une the Argoa-Y. M. d A. swimming campaign enrolled "213 boys and men,', of whom 117 were taught to fwtm; 200 were taughf treat social factor. Is the er Mrmg taeyer?On?tB U. esta of 'Association lien v ficial maeazina nl ih. .3 Mm I twil wfymmnHiHng nnt nwl. fh, ! rtwmnu.. .a. . . . - Hw. VHS, . aaa, w.feuuu B WOriQ attd (VK. mnun linl that miVlli" . i tKaa . - . t JThe social work found expression la many celebrations suited to the! seasons ef 'the year: Lobby enter-! talnmaafa : - kllktH ! ' ... ,..T ULO. acilUWBUlU UKCllDBla 1 - TklRB vaJaKflAB. O V. dorakory club gatherings, holiday were held In the cit iinnft festivities, v Christmas tree pro-1 ruary, spensored by the gram Hallowe'ea partieT, hikes ' tion. Nrly l.lWO , fatherT1! and socials, furnished their quota! softs gathered at thef bannlLl toward making the -association aibles and exchanged views v the interesu ot the foreign der ment of the International con tee, which is doing wonderful in foreiga lands. sa batqV Hefer all beeears-aud solicitors i r.nri with oa uHa vJk i rwi: V - 1 16- Springfield 15 and. Rock Island Contribute generously to the 14. This year many more boys are WUIIUUUIIV AU1U Officers of the association are: resident M. E. Strieter. Vice president Mrs. C. L. Silvis. Secretary Mrs. D. N. Simonson. Treasurer T. A. Murphy. LACK OP WATEE RESULTS 1922 FIRE LOSS IN. BIG MISSION LENDS ; HAND TO NEEDY CoaUnaes Quiet, Effective Work la . Emergencies and Advances . . Cause at BelIg1oa.t . Quietty, effectively and continu ously "On the job", the Rock Is land Rescue mission during, the last year has pursued its work, which lias assumed a permanent alace among the welfare agencies of the city. The annual report of James Daubney, its superintendent, reveals the sbopei of the service It has rendered and the means in v which it operates. . . - Resume of the year shows that ,142 men and boys were lodged at Ua 1UKM mitninn iinrina. 1099 6,008 meals served, 2.806 articles of j!jni nin mm ... w-. .m. . a mm , uran 01 cioming, rootwear.xahoes aadbats given to needy applicants; S.QM free shower baths, provided and 38 sick men were given tem porary care. Of the total who aa .an wa auu, i.vio worceo ior DMS or meils and 350 reque-tci prayers. . The year! hae been a hem m cording 40 Baperlntendent Daubney, bat many problems, hesitates, have aaa solved ;teca use Ue people Wed the Rescue netssion as a clear ing house'. . : raiui wimoiji wrrs . tees act fa at the missloB." ssy rte jujer-' 1-teodent. i-People : ere frst as ' mach la need of tbe gospel when) f?T"l!aw'3 tfrM3B TU- WtSSiOB , i Pghtbouse showinc t'Jc v.fty to Waal aufarf I. 1. I .lu! - auai.i.aj ea TO ! tor.tho young aad old. the I ie, sick aad bliniL" , ; JeeUngs areheld every evening. East Mollhe's .total Are loss in 1922- was $28,455. This is nearly five times greater than that of 1921. More than half of the loss resulted from lack of water. Four of the biggest fires of the year were in districts that are without city wat er connections. Three residences in Cottage Grove addition which were destroyed by fire had an ag gregate value of $10,250. taking bible study work, and the number 'of certificates, it is hoped, will be much greater. The state Y. M. C. A. older boys' conference in Peoria, Dec. 1, 2 and 3 was a great occasion in the liveB of the delegates-who went from Rock Island. The trip "to Peoria and return was made in a truck donated for -the occasion by John H.'Hauberg, thus reducing the ex pense of the trip and enabled boys to attend who would otherwise have been deprived of the privilege. Two Hi-Y clubs have been in operation this year. The first club, the junior Hi-Y, includes boys in the freshmen anL sophomore classes of the high school, while the senior Hi-Y is composed of the boys in .the junior and t senior classes. On alternate Thursday evenings during most of the months a free moving picture entertain ment was sponsored, and all boys of he destruction of the Carlson t the community regardless residence and raraee on trw t ui. ' ..es? atnuat annih o. .iT mciuuciBuip nave neeu invited, street, south of Seventeenth avenuei The association fniinVH t n. also .witw th- -ia IS I munuy. igardiess of membership mi il Ji.!. d 0t twater H at lts watermelon feed, Hal- ?h file i? ioo ' 1 ,owe'en Programed entertainment, imluiv M r wh.i JhWaS ,approx- Christmas celebration when each n r .-. ln 1922 tnere were 6S sociation, and on numerous other ILK!i8 l ehf':wr used, est and delight to the boys and the fire truck covered 91 miles. Father and Son night was cele- i'i s ,1 ixijav, . " aaaT-S J iL . S 'l? . - J . . . - 1 lijJUJ: I'M' Q p4 M " i jn p hp 1 pin mmf k "asasr' -iU V-.. for 11 ftT ' jm-rn .- - ffif .C- : vl , - x., JL-gg - - The New Home of the Hill Furniture Company. ' - . - - ' . .' ' ' ' " - The Ideal Accomplished! By Gomsfcaitifc Faith in Man and Community Happy New- Yearl" L. STAPP COMPANY , Florists . Phone R. 1.425 2304 TWeiftK St r seemingly few years ago Jacob S. Hill & v uui a vciiam guaj, a goai reacnea nor by borrowed riches, but by sincere thought diligence arid constant faith in man and com munity. . v3 -. N. ' : ,? .Now the goal is in sight a goal in the foum of art ideal, and this ideal an architectural mas terpiece to house an institution whose growth' and rank gives it just claim toV the epithet, The TriOties' Most Popular Furniture Store MIL A" 1 FURNIT-URE -G O ,MxP AN 1615-1617 Second Avenue, Rock Island, III Y 1 "T-U"-'.- 7' 7. -i ;,: a,7 A . 1 ' 1 ..: ' J r -i .'.' t . ' '. . 1 i -17 ?