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Mail Tribune 100, April 19, 1919 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

April 19, 1919 Continued

RED CROSS MEETS, REVIEW OF WAR WORK IS MADE

A social gathering of Medford Red Cross chapter and the various auxiliaries was held in the auditorium of the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon and a splendid program was given which included a short address of welcome by Mrs. Fred Mears, chairman of the local chapter, who in a few well chosen words thanked the members of the various auxiliaries for the splendid work and hearty cooperation with the local chapter, during the war and since the armistice was signed, and said there was a possibility of a respite during the summer, when the present consignment of refugee garments will have been finished.

Miss Ruth Warner sang two beautiful numbers in her usual charming manner, after which Mrs. Mears introduced Mr. Bruce of Portland, a member of the Syrian and Armenian relief commission, who is here in the interest of a portion of our allotment for this relied works, that was not collected. Miss Gray rendered two piano numbers that were heartily applauded. Miss Gray has the happy faculty of making good selections for her audiences and her appearances are always a pleasure.

Mrs. Dickey of Ashland, one of the three Jackson county delegates to the second annual institute of the northwest division which was held in Seattle last week, gave a splendid account of the three days’ session, touching lightly on every phase of A. R. C. activities. Mrs. Dickey gave much information regarding canteen work and made the fact very clear to her hearers, the necessity of the various branches of the Red Cross continuing their work until every one of the 15 countries (where there are as many American Red Cross commissioners) are able to care for themselves. Mrs. Dickey in speaking of relief work, said the first relief box opened in Italy came from Everett, Wash. She also said a Berkeley woman, engaged in Red Cross work, was referred to as the typical American woman being always on hand wherever there was anything to do in any war.

Mrs. Everton of Ashland gave a very interesting account of the canteen service they had been maintaining. During the month of January, 8,000; February, 2,581; March, 4,138 men were served with coffee, sandwiches, doughnuts, apples, cigarettes, magazines, post cards and stamps and the cost was something like $700.

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