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About The Ontario Argus. (Ontario, Or.) 1???-1947 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1920)
T1IE 0NTAM0 AKUPK, ONTA1UO, OliEUON, TllUHHDAY, AIAHCII 23, 1920.
The story and facts are as follows
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1. "The destitute in Bible Lands" cuiistitnte
the greatest, appeal known tn history.
2. 1,20(),()()() Adults and 2.")H,0()() little children
in a country in which "tliere is the most desper
ate situation in the world." Herbert Hoov -r.
The children are destitute, hopeless and utterh
i'orlorn orphaned because their parents would
not renounce their Christian faith.
I). No other country .but America can give tin
needed help. "fThe laud across the sea is known
as America of the big heart."'
'I. Refugee children coming to orphanage have
been refused admittance because the food ration
for those til ready taken in had been cut to the
danger point. svcu-cighths of an ounce of rice
"). A thoughtful observer of conditions in the
Near Must retruning to America and seeing w
orgy of extravagance and high living said:
"Middle Europe and the Near Kast are in dan
ger of losing their lives but America is in danger
of losing her soul."
C). The gallant Armenian army kept the Turks
out of the 15iku oil fields and thus helped win
the war. One hundred and sixty thousand were
uudor arms. . !
7. Tho Armenians aro second to no other people
in thrift iiless and sagacity in trade. They will
ivclaim their land.
Poster Tells Dramatic Story
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Hrncker, vlvlilly portrays what words fall to express tliu horrible Mitfurim;
of tint wuiuea anil children of Armenia and adjacent countries. I'eucu has
blosM'il Ktinipo and Ameilca for more than a year but In Western Asia con
ditions moro frightful than any war time experiences of tho martyred ptpu
Intlims of Uelglum and Franco still exUt. Thousand of women and children
escaped massacre by the Turkish soldiers only to fact tho terrible atronltM of
death by starvation. At tho present tlmo It Is estimated that 1,2fiOOOO tul.ilts
and fully 1150,000 orphaned children are completely destitute and In Immluwit
danger of death by starvation and exposure.
The Near Hast Ilellef, 1 Madison Avenue, New York, Is ut present tho
only nrjmiilmitlou giving aid to these buffering people und luck of funds still
prevents the reaching of more tlmn a small part of the Mrlcbeu eople. r
8. The "Near Kant Uelief" is now incorporated
under government control by special act of Coii
'rrcss. Among the Hoard of Trunlec are lion.
Charles K. Hughes, lion. Klllm Itnt.l ai.d l)i
Janies I;. Marlon, Chairman of Hoard. Toe ob
ject of the organization is: "Physical i"' i f
the homeless dependent pet. pie and pi
tor the orphans and their rccMtahlislimci.t .
self-supporting basis." Ifeliof piimeiit I i
the ear ending Dec. Ill, 1!)!!), were sfrUWi l
211 01 or 18 cents per day for each of the III),
(ibl) for whom help was asked. "Private phil
anthopy" is still being asked to shoiildei tie
burden until "peace" coiulilioim are restored
aulong the nations.
!). There are KJ8 orphanages operating at pres
ent, caring for '11,200 homeless, helpless little
ones. .More doors must be opened to care for
the remaining 230,000. All kinds of training is
given in tjiese asylums. There are 51 refugee
stations thru which thousands pass en route to
their former homes. There are II rescue homes
sheltering 1000 girls escaped from the harems
d Turks, Kurds and Arabs. The release of other
thousands could be demanded if tliere were pro
vided other rescue homes in which they could be
10. About ()() workers are in the Held, one of
whom went from Weiser; !M5 eminent physicians
and surgeons, 70 nurses, 7 mechanics, 15 indus
trial experts, 10 agriculturists, 14 bacteriolo
gists, 1f)7 relief workers, 25 supplies and trans
port workers, 1!) teachers, 20 administrators, :M
secretaries, 7 engineers, 'lf army officers. Pres
ent help is inadequate.
The Relief Unit to which this appeal is made
includes the city of
and districts of CAIRO,
REV. W. J. LUSCQMBE, Chm. & Treas.
. D. M. TAGGART,
J. C. McCREIGHr,
HUGH ALLEN, ,
REV. W. F. COCHRAN.
tigcTMake all Checks to Armenian and Syrian Relief.