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1941 Red Cross Scrapbook : page 14 - January


1941 Red Cross Scrapbook : page 14 - 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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Arkansas City (Kansas) Traveler, “1941 Red Cross Scrapbook : page 14 - January,” Digital Arkansas City, accessed March 24, 2023,

County to Drop Clinic
The Cowley county speech clinic, as a county-sponsored project, will be discontinued effective February 1, under a recent Resolution passed by the county board of social welfare, it was announced Friday. 1-25-41
Under the resolution County Welfare Director David J. Mosier is authorized to co-operate with any agency in the county that makes available such clinic and training centers that may be operating in the county. He also is authorized to provide fees to allow for the training of those children who are members of families eligible for public assistance.
In Arkansas City, the public school system already has established a clinic with Miss Mary Jane Jacobs as full-time instructor. Under the county project, Miss Jacobs has been working part time in Arkansas City and part time in Winfield.
Whether the Winfield public schools will decide to establish a speech clinic will be determined at a meeting of the board of education in the near future, it was indicated by Supt. Evan E. Evans Friday.
Children May Still Enroll For Speech Course Here 1-28-41
Children may still be enrolled for the corrective speech course which is being sponsored by the city schools. The course is offered under the direction of Miss Mary Jane Jacobs, who is representing Dr. Martin Palmer of Wichita University.
The class for corrective speech is not entirely filled and it is believed that some parents are not informed about the opportunity or they would make use of it.
Dr. H. C. Gilliland, who has supported the course since it was first begun here, said today, “This service, brought to our door, is the first opportunity that has ever been presented along this line. It was formerly believed that a child so handicapped had just had hard luck and that nothing could be done about it.”
Before the introduction of the speech course in this city many parents were paying to have their children receive instruction in Wichita. The speech instruction has been provided for this city in order that children afflicted with speech impediments may have them corrected while it is still possible.
18 of 20 Young Men Already Have Passed Examinations.
The February selective service quota of 20 men for the Arkansas City district will be filled entirely by volunteers, Picie Hylton, clerk of the local board, announced today.
Eighteen of the twenty already have passed their physical examinations and the other two will be examined some time this week end. Even should both of these fail to qualify physically, other volunteers probably would come forward before the group reports to Wichita on February 28.
All of the local group will be sent to Camp Robinson, Ark., according to present plans, it is believed. The local national guard battery already is stationed at Camp Robinson for its year of intensive training.
Mr. Hylton reported a rush of volunteers as soon as the large February quota was announced. This will be the third straight monthly quota which has been filled by volunteers. Not a single Arkansas Citian has been “drafted” for service as yet.

Original Format

Newspaper clippings on scrapbook page