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Red Cross Scrapbook 1941: [page 4] - January


Red Cross Scrapbook 1941: [page 4] - January


A page from the 1941 scrapbook of newspaper clippings from the Arkansas City (Kansas) Traveler. The scrapbooks were created by local Red Cross volunteers.


Arkansas City (Kansas) Traveler


Arkansas City Public Library, Arkansas City, Kansas


Arkansas City Public Library, Arkansas City, Kansas




Red Cross volunteers


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A. C. Guardsmen To Leave Tomorrow For Camp Robinson
It’s “eyes right” with Battery F of the National Guard tomorrow as the men start their trek to Camp Robinson, Ark., where they will begin a year’s intensive training under the nation defense program.
The men take their last meal at the armory today and at 6 o’clock Friday morning Captain Clay Lemert and Lieut. Ory Helton with 22 enlisted men will take breakfast at a local cafe and then head for camp with the motor convoy.
The greater part of the personnel will depart on a Missouri Pacific train tomorrow evening. They will take their meals at local cafes tomorrow. The motor convoy is scheduled to arrive at camp Sunday morning while the train is due at the destination Saturday morning.
The armory has been cleaned for release to its owner. Baggage is being placed in the baggage car that is on track now, and a stove has been installed in the kitchen car.
The Guardsmen are anxious to get into the swing of army life, and as a parting word the officers of the Battery said that they appreciated the cooperation given them by the enlisted men and non-commissioned officers.


Twenty Children With Defective Speech Are Examined.
Dr. Martin E. Palmer, head of Wichita university’s broadening corrective speech program, is in Arkansas City today examining twenty local boys and girls who are handicapped by defective speech for the formation of another corrective class her.
The corrective speech program, under the direction of Dr. Palmer, has been operating in this city for approximately two years on a parttime basis. Through a recent action of the board of education, the program has been made into a full time one, thus permitting the organization a second corrective speech class. 1-2-41
Battery F, 250 Business Men Attend Huge Fish Fry.
men and the
Ninety-nine enlisted men and the four officers of Battery F thoroughly enjoyed their farewell party, sponsored by Arkansas City ex-service men, which was held in, the V. F. W. club room Friday night and attended by approximately 250 local business men.
Early returns on the special bond election to build a new armory here indicated an overwhelming majority of local voters in favor of the important project, so the announcement of the final results at 9 o’clock that evening created little excitement for those still at the party,
Leaders of the armory movement in attendance at the party expressed themselves as well pleased with the election result.
The farewell party was given in the form of a huge fish fry, cooked and served by ex-service men.
Members of the local national guard unit arrived for the party in the battery’s eight army trucks and two station wagons. Following the party, most of the battery members attended free motion picture programs at either the Burford or Howard theatres through the courtesy of the management of each theatre.
A special guest at the party was Major M. E. Mollett of Topeka, former Battery F commander.
as 1035 barrel
bell announced
7—Virgil s. Miller dies.
8__P. W. Allee named by Until
States Junior Chamber of
Junior Chamber , Arkansas City

Young man doing most for unity in 1939.
10____Paris park swimming poo
Muhlhausen dies.
12— C. M. Springgate dies.
13— Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet with Grant Stauffer of Kansas City as speaker
Sale of Frank Kell in Jest in Arkansas
Company to C. B. Stout elds,
associates of Memphis announced Charles T. Wright dies. Mrs. Mary Louise
Lloyd Scott, Cedar
station attendant,
Draft Board To Start Mailing Questionnaires Monday.
The local selective service board Monday will begin the job of completing the classification of the 1900-odd Arkansas City registrants, Hylton, secretary of the board, revealed today.
Questionnaires will be mailed out of the local office in the Chamber of Commerce rooms at the rate of 25 daily beginning Monday.
The first 20 percent of the registrants were classified during November and December.
The board yet has to settle the question of what to do about classifying registrants who were married after the national registration, October 16. It has written letters to various sources requesting information on the problem before making its final decision.
Another draft call for the local, district may be forthcoming in the near future as the Kansas draft headquarters recently requested the number of local registrants in the Class 1A classification.
The four men, whose names were announced last week, will go to Wichita Friday, January 10, to fill the district’s second quota. All
are volunteers,
filling station attendant near death from slugging in robbery of station.
22 —Lloyd Scott dies of injuries
Several suspects
picked up for questioning
23—Miss Melissa Glick
25— Two bandits rob Sunb
cafe of $23 in cash.
26— Albert Shepard badly injured in crash.
27— City commissioners re
Ulman Paris’ bequest of home city.
28— Mrs. Cora Trenary dies
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3—Miss Mary Jane Ralf of Arkansas City, two other Emporia students killed when train hit car at Strong City. a
5__County commissioners vote to request food stamp plan.
8—Harley Parsons, Burdenl youth, held for slaying of father
11— Work starts on Paris
swimming pool. 1
12— Miss Valoyce Ingram ed high school student cor head.
13— Mrs. C. W. Morrissey
14— First Cowley county terbelt plantings made on rence Estep farm. Edward penbarger dies.
Allen Gets Another County Wood Contract
Harvey Allen, Arkansas City woodyard operator, announced today he had received a new contract from the county for delivery of 1,500 ranks of wood to relief families in Arkansas City and Winfield.
Allen also reported he had completed in 91 days a previous county contract to deliver 3,500 ranks of wood.
The new contract is the third received by Allen from the county since charges were filed last summer accusing him of defrauding the county in the operation of his woodyard.

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