The American Red Cross has distributed 800 quarts of fruit and you may be amazed to know that 1,500 yards of cloth has been given to the needy in Grant, and winter has not started. All the stage lines in the county have transported these things for free.
One woman wrote in from the Ritter country and wanted to know if she could get a sack of white flour. She said she could make it but the children did not do well on bran. There were two families, with little children, in the Granite country who lived for three days on mushrooms. They were too proud to ask for help.
These are facts based on the further fact that there are 443 registered as unemployed and their wives and children run these figures up to 772.
If you are called upon to help this winter, don't hum and haw, just go to the right place and get the right facts and then do your bit. It's up to you.
- Excerpted from a report on the activities of the Red Cross and the
county agent's office,
Dec. 2, 1932,
Blue Mountain Eagle