Overton Red Cross Chapter asked to give
to China Relief Fund Due to the hostilities in China, millions of human beings have been forced to flee from their homes, and are facing utter starvation and death from privation. The American Red Cross in January asked its chapters to accept contributions for a China Relief Fund, following a request from the President of the United States that people “give promptly and generously as a gesture of good will.”
Many have given generously not only to the American Red Cross, but through their churches and missionary societies. But our advices are that the relief task is growing daily and unless all humanity join in helping the stricken civilian population of China, the world will witness one of the major tragedies of modern history.
At the recent Red Cross Convention held in San Francisco, Chairman Norman H. Davis, reported that $170,000 had been given by the public through the Red Cross, and $200,000 had been appropriated for the relief from the Red Cross treasury. The sum of $1,000,000 is sought for this relief task as America’s contribution through the American Red Cross. Many other nations are raising similar funds. The convention approved by resolution action to complete this relief fund by June 15.
In a letter to this Chapter asking contributions chairman Davis, has said “The men, women and children of a friendly people who are the pitiful victims of this tragedy are no more responsible for their plight than if they were suffering from a great cataclysm of nature. Let us out of our comparative abundance give to them in their deep distress this measure of hope and encouragement.”
~ Local Happenings ~
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Little of Akron, are spending their vacation with Little’s father. Terry Little in Byrdstown and his brother, R. L. Little is in Livingston.
Mrs. W. C. Smith, and daughter Veo, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Smith and baby in Mt. Clemons.
Ms. Fannie Pemberton, who has been ill is better.
Maywood Copeland is ill.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Taylor attended the decoration at Smyrna last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Spurrier and Mr. E. M. Copeland have returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Spurrier in Atlanta.
A. K. Lee was in Nashville last week.
R. B. Arnold was in Albany Monday.
Phillip Wheat of Crossville spent the week-end at his home in Livingston.
Mayor and Mr. B. H. Hunt and William E. Smith are visiting relatives in Greenville, Fort Worth and Denton, Texas, this week.
Dudley Edens of DeKalb county is visiting his sister, Mrs. Claude Cobble and Mrs. Masters.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Maynord of Crossville have been visiting Mrs. Maynord’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Freeman.
C. C. Taylor was in St. Louis last week.
Aaron Ledbetter was in Cookeville Friday on business.
Mr. J. B. Young and Mrs. P. W. Maynord spent last week-end in Johnson City.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McDonald, Mrs. Lola Austin, Genevia Copeland and Edith Carlock visited in Knoxville last Sunday.
Mrs. Clyde Hunter is ill.
Ward Phillips of Cookeville spent part of last week here with his mother.
J. A. Hargrove was in Nashville last week on business.
Overton County News
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