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Red Cross Scrapbook 1941: page 9 - January

Title

Red Cross Scrapbook 1941: page 9 - January

Description

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

Creator

Arkansas City (Kansas) Traveler

Source

Arkansas City Public Library, Arkansas City, Kansas

Publisher

Arkansas City Public Library, Arkansas City, Kansas

Date

1941-01-16

Contributor

Red Cross volunteers

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In Copyright In Copyright

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Format

application/pdf

Language

English



Citation
Arkansas City (Kansas) Traveler, “Red Cross Scrapbook 1941: page 9 - January,” Digital Arkansas City, accessed February 4, 2023, https://arkcity.digitalsckls.info/item/27.
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32 PASS PHYSICALS.
75 Other Registrants May Be Placed in First Class.
1-16-41
Thirty-two local registrants have passed their physical examinations and been placed in Class 1A by the district selective service board, Picie Hylton, clerk of the board, announced today.
To date 412 of the more than 1900 registrants have been classified by the local board, which is continuing to mail out questionnaires at the rate of twenty per day. Out of this 412, another 75 have yet to take physical examinations for the 1A classification.
Five students have been deferred to class 1B and will be eligible j for service this summer.
Three more local youths have volunteered since the four volunteers left Friday to fill the district’s January quota. This brings the total of volunteers to eight, who are ready for the next quota.
Army Life
—Down Arkansas Way
By SGT. JOHN Givens 1-16-41
Here is your army reporter bringing you the news from Camp Robinson, Arkansas. We have had what is known in army life as a shake up. It is the exchanging of officers. We regret to report that we have lost Lt. Coffey and Lt. Helton. They are two whom everyone honored, respected, and obeyed. We are happy to say that we still have Capt. Lemert and Lt. Hadley. Lt. Coffey went to Battery C. 1st BN., Lt. Helton was sent to headquarters. In return we received Lt. Mauck of C Battery and Lt. Blynn of Headquarters Battery, 2nd BN., both belonging to the First Battalion, whom we find to be very capable officers.

Our work has consisted of building sidewalks in and around the tents, mess hall, and bath house. This will take up half of each day. The other half is spent in school where we are instructed on first aid, automatic pistol, drills, and military courtesy.
• *
Sgt. Donald R. Naden seems to be the most homesick boy in the battery. In fact I understand that he called home today (Sunday). If some of the others don’t start receiving letters soon we are going to have a lot of homesick boys. (Do you take the hint?)
* * *
We thought that Mess Sgt. Hill lived in Arkansas City, but according to his mail he has spent a lot of his time in Coffeyville. I wonder if that is where he learned to cook?
* * *
According to weight we have a private and corporal who have. gained from three pounds to sixteen pounds. One who looks like he has gained considerably is known as tiny Cpl. James E. Shelton.
* * *
Sgt. Maurice C. Bone seems to be the most popular man according to letters received by members of this organization. Maybe we should all have a wife like his?
* **
Our Top Sgt. (Harold George) got big hearted Saturday. Guess what, he issued the total sum of seven passes. I think the battery
as a whole enjoyed themselves in camp. I know I did!
***
The following sergeants will start to divisional school each day, starting Monday, January 13. Sgt. Arch E. Gibson will go to gas school. Sgt. Donald R. Nadext will go to calesthentic school and Corporal Birdsong to motor school. Battery Clerk Marvin Lazelle and First Sgt. George will go to clerical school where they will learn more thoroughly to keep the entire set of battery records, morning reports, sick reports, duty rosters, cor
WELFARE COSTS HEAVY.
Are 50 Percent of Total Cost Of County’s 1940 Government.
Cowley county government cost $1,192,090.17 during 1940 and almost exactly 50 per cent of this large amount was for its gigantic relief program, a condensed statement of receipts and expenditures released by the county treasurer this week reveals.
Relief expenditures totaled $606,452.21. Of this amount $495,091.84 was spent from the welfare fund, $50,586.46 from the public assistance fund, and $60,773.91 from the WUA bond fund.
Expenditures for the year exceeded the revenue from all sources for the same period by $11,845.74. This reduced the balance in all county funds from $36,950.28 as of January 1, 1940, to $25,204.54 as of December 31, 1940.
Expenditures for 1940 from the various county funds other than the three relief funds were as follows: general fund, $130,036.10; road fund, $73,019.36; bridge fund, $9,995.77; bond and interest fund, $127,167.34; Barnes High School fund, $139,260.00; Farm Bureau fund, $4,000; Bindweed fund, $8,496.98; Car Title Administration fund, $3,000; Food Stamp fund, $32,400; Judgment fund, $1,608.13; Special Bridge fund, $26,765.54; and County and Township Fuel Tax fund, .$29,888.74. 1-16-41
32 PASS PHYSICALS.
5 Other Registrants May Be Placed in First Class.
Thirty-two local registrants lave passed their physical examinations and been placed in Class LA by the district selective service board, Picie Hylton, clerk of the board, announced today.
To date 412 of the more than 1900 registrants have been classified by the local board, which is continuing to mail out questionnaires at the rate of twenty per day. Out of this 412, another 75 have yet to take physical examinations for the 1A classification.
Five students have been deferred to class IB and will be eligible for service this summer.
Three more local youths have volunteered since -the four volunteers left Friday to fill the district’s January quota. This brings the total of volunteers to eight, who are ready for the next quota.

We Still Have Capt. Lemert and
Hadley. Lt. Coffey went to Battery C. 1st BN., Lt. Helton was sent to headquarters. In return we received Lt. Mauck of C Battery and Lt. Blynn of Headquarters Battery, 2nd BN., both belonging to the First Battalion, whom we find to be very capable officers.
* * *
Our work has consisted of building sidewalks in and around the tents, mess hall, and bath house. This will take up half of each day. The other half is spent in school where we are instructed on first aid, automatic pistol, drills, and military courtesy.
* * *
Sgt. Donald R. Naden seems to be the most homesick boy in the battery. In fact I understand that , he called home today (Sunday). If some of the others don’t start receiving letters soon we are going to have a lot of homesick boys. (Do you take the hint?)
* * *
We thought that Mess Sgt. Hill lived in Arkansas City, but according to his mail he has spent a lot of his time in Coffeyville. I wonder if that is where he learned to cook?
* * *
According to weight we have a private and corporal who have gained from three pounds to sixteen pounds. One who looks like he has gained considerably is known as tiny Cpl. James E. Shelton,.
Sgt. Maurice C. Bone seems to be the most popular man according to letters received by
of this organization will go to calesthenic school and Corporal Birdsong to motor school. Battery Clerk Marvin Lazelle and First Sgt. George will go to clerical school
(where they will learn more thoroughly to keep the entire set of battery records, morning reports, sick reports, duty rosters, correspondence books, and battery council books.
* * *
We had a well known visitor today, who used to give all the battery boys candy before they went to camp each year. This, was none other than our good friend, Tom Henry, who concocted and patented the national known Henry candy bar. We might add that Mr. Henry has promised to throw us a good party.

We will try to give you notes on our officers next time. As they live so far away we are unable to find out just what they are doing, but we do know that they are going to school (Capt. Lemert to Court Martial aind Military Law school).
WELFARE COSTS HEAVY.
Are 50 Percent of Total Cost Of County’s 1940 Government.
Cowley county government cost $1,192,090.17 during 1940 and almost exactly 50 per cent off this large amount was for its gigantic relief program, a condensed statement of receipts and expenditures released by the county treasurer this week reveals.
Relief expenditures totaled $606,452.21. Of this amount $495,091.84 was spent from the welfare fund, $50,586.46 from the public assistance fund, and $60,773.91 from the WUA bond fund.
Expenditures for the year exceeded the revenue from all sources for the same period by $11,845.74. This reduced the balance in ah county funds from $36,950.28 as of January 1, 1940, to $25,204.54 as of December 31, 1940.
Expenditures for 1940 from thevarious county funds other than the three relief funds were as follows: general fund, $130,036.10 road fund, $73,019.36; bridge fund, $9,995.77; bond and interest fund, $127,167.34; Barnes High School fund, $139,260.00; Farm Bureau fund, $4,000; Bindweed fund, $8,496.98; Car Title Administration fund, $3,000; Food Stamp fund, $32,400; Judgment fund, $1,608.13; Special Bridge fund, $26,765.54; and County and Township Fuel Tax fund, .$29,888.74. 1-16-41
Township Fuel
1-16-41

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