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Pages of History: Monday, food is sought for DN's indigent

From the pages of the Crescent City American, December 1931.

Harry S. Prescott came forth this week with his bit for the relief of the needy when he contributed $2 to the fund started by the Crescent City American. 

What a fine spirit this shows on the part of those who have already contributed. If everyone who could afford it would do just as much as the others, Del Norte’s needy would be well taken care of. And what a happy feeling it would give you in your own heart to know that you had been unselfish enough to contribute to the relief of those poor people. 

We know that there are those getting relief that are unworthy. We know that some of them never would work when they had a chance to work, but their poor little kiddies, who have no choice or say in the matter, must be taken care of, they must not go hungry.

If you have a sack of potatoes, onions, turnips, some cabbage, or anything that is good food, it will be just as good as the money. If you can’t give cash, give food.

Were you ever hungry or out of work and had no money? Well we hope you never are. 

Chief’s heart softens

Chief of Police Glenn D. Robinson had a hard heart, and when travelers would come to town without funds to carry them along, he took them to the city limits. But his heart mellowed when he saw poor devils coming in with bleeding feet and at the point of starvation. 

Chief Robinson has now established a “soup kitchen” at the city jail and will feed those that come, at no expense to the city. M. E. Morris has donated a stove, and Chief Robinson has collected plates, cups and all that is necessary to eat from, together with the necessary pots and pans for preparing Mulligan stew.

N.F. McNamara has agreed to supply the necessary soup bones and Chief Robinson will supply the potatoes, carrots and onions. He has acquired the services of an itinerant who will do the cooking for a time. 

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