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THE ONTARIO AINU'S. ONTARIO, OREGON, TIIUHKhAV. FEBRUARY 13, 1919
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Do You Hear the CRY of
I (Win finO Armenian, Syrian and Greek refu
hWV.UUU ffees of Bible lands? The victim?
f war and persecution. They have lost all means
f livelihood and are wholly at the mercy of the
eople of the United States.
) QOO 000 Will be dependent upon aid for
"jy vyjwv six muni ns. mve Dollars per
;,. apitia is the lowest amount that will sustain life,
r 114.500,000 in all.
Kfl For aowing, farm tractors, implements and tools, cattle, sheep,
K motor trucks, autos, etc., must be provided at an estimated cost
lothing and Bedding
including the orphan children of
wliinh tbflv axp mnHt.lv iiflst.it.ut,i ran
e provided at an average cost of $4.00 per person, or a total of $8,000,000.
1770 000 are exiIed Some are 100 mi,es
, 1 4 ljUUU from home, all on an average of
400 miles from home. $3.00 per capita will aid them
to return, or a total of $5,310,000.
J (Ml 0(1(1 Orphans included among the above
LkJJ)JJf refugees can be provided with homes
at an average cost ot $10,01) per capita, or a total
of $118,000,000 was first prepared by the
Committee as a minimum necessary to mak!
adequate provision for need. This amount has been cut to $30,000,000, or 25
per cent of the original estimate. Overscriptions are hoped for.
The work to be done is grouped under four divisiens:
IMMEDIATE RELIEF INDUSTRIAL WORK
ORPHANAGES MEDICAL WORK
Western Union Telegram
NEW YORK, 5 P. M., FEB. 4, 1919
DEEPLY APPRECIATE YOUR AC
CEPTANCE AS CHAIRMAN RE
SPONSIBLE IN YOUR COUNTY
FOR MAKING EFFECTIVE PRESI
DENT WILSONS APPEAL IN BE
ALF OF FOUR MILLIONS DESTI
UTE SUFFERERS INCLUDING
OUR HUNDRED THOUSAND OR
HANS CHRISTIAN ARMENIANS
YRIANS AND GREEKS IN WEST
RNASIA. CABLE JUST RECEIV
D INDICATES NEED MORE UR
GENT THAN HERETOFORE REA
LIZED OFFICIAL ADVICES RE
PORT NOT MORE THAN ONE
FOURTH OF DEPORTED ARMENI
ANSCAN SURVIVE WINTER IF
bUICK RELIEF IS NOT SENT.
f ROMPT, GENEROUS ACTION
NECESSARY TO SAVE THESE AN
CIENT GHRISTI A N RACES. MANY
STATES HAVE LREADY COME
DVER THE TOP IN ADVICE OF
"HIS CAMPAIGN. ASSURE YOU
"HAT YOUR EFFORT IS SAVING
IVES AND THE WORK IS ABUND
ANTLY WORTH WHILE.
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
CHARLES E HUGHES
CLEVELAND H. DODGE
VTv It A '31 If I ff QlHjUH
av Lllft I VTr lPJIH,
1HC NEAR CA5T TO CIVILIZATION
" SAVE NY CHILD:tN "
Our Allies in the Near East
By CllAKUS liVANS Huohks
Probably ut no time in tbe history of the world
liac there been so many iatherless and mother
k tM children an there are today. Tens of thuiis
HMki probably hundreds of thousands in Ar
menia, Syria, Caucasus, Persia, Mesopotamia
nd Palestine are not only without parents, but
are without any strong parental government to
Kc them the help and protection which orphan
(Inldreu of other lauds enjoy.
American Consuls and missionaries cable
Ida UnerkM Committea tor Relief in the Near
Bast, almost daily npundfaig llw iHnathwi t'ne
message from the Russian Caucasus pleads for
the support of 10,000 children at an average
expense of two dollars per month per child
Another from Tiflis reports 40,000 children in
one region waiting for an answer to a previous
cablegram requesting help Reports from othiT
points indicate similar conditions. Among the
many appeals it is possible for this committee to
assume responsibility for only the most pressing
1. iscs, and it is upon these that the committee
would focus the attention of the A.uerican pe.i
pie. Splendid help has been rendered the little
ones in other lands, but these in Western Asia
are no less human than those who have already
been aided by American charity. It is the duty
of Aiiu-i nans, as well as a privilege to respoinl
to this great Opportunity and help keep alive the
best civilization that Western Asia h:.s developed
All expenses of administration for tins relief
are privately met, so that every dollar sent to the
committee i- BSad directly by their agents in
purchasing food and supplies for the ncedv Bfbo,
Sfrordiwf to the best advices and from audited
rtpOfta, receive the full benefit of the funds sent
Out of the horror and nightmare through
Which tliese people have passed COM I tle gratify
ing word that we can be of assistance; that our
efforts will prove availing, and that we can share
with these orphan diildren the bounty whi.h we.
as Americans, have enjoyed for years. The vork
done bv this committee has been most unselfish
and effective under conditions of great person tl
sacrifice. May America resond to their api
RELIEF WORKERS' REPORT
"I found a crowd collected in the street. A camel had died and a swarm of children were pulling the raw flesh from the bones
and devouring it." "The poor people fight for the blood from the slaughter houses." "People are eating the bodies of
dead animals that have died of starvation Dysentery and all kinds of stomach trouble are the result." "Children eagerly
picking grain from the dung of animals in tbe street is a common sight." "The people that we meet in the street hardly look like
human beings." "A mother threw herself into the Euphrates after she had seen her child die of hunger." "In the course
of three weeks we buried over a thousand bodies that had been left unburied in the streets. Of the thousand inly about twenty
had been killed by violence."
Viscount James Bryce thus speaks of the land of Armenia: "Here is a country blest with every gift of Nature; a fertile
soil, a mild climate, mines of iion, copper.silver and coal; a land of exquisite beauty, but now from the Euphrates to the Bosphorus
all is silence, poverty and despair."
The Armenians Have Been Christian Since the Fourth Century.
t these Children were starving at YOUR door what would YOU do ?
School District and Precinct Chairmen:
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JS John II. Howiinl
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