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Bellefonte, Pa., January 9, 1920.
A CLEAN FIGHTER.
$30,000,000 Campaign for Near East
Relief, January 1 to February 22.
“The Armenian is a high type of
man, a clean fighter and anxious for
an opportunity to establish himself on
a self-supporting basis.”
Mr. James Arroll knows what he is
talking about when he says this. He
and John Elder, cut off—along in the
Caucasus—took a leading part in the
government the Armenians set up to
fight for the Allied cause against the
Germanophile Turk. The Armenian
army was scantily clothed, poorly fed
and armed with antique weapons, and
the people of the country were suffer-
ing from hunger and cold and unable |
to find work. The two young men set |
the young republic on its feet. What |
they did after Russia’s separate peace |
with Germany is related in “A Hero |
of the Caucasus” in the November |
New Near East.
“We begun our work January 1st, |
1916. It went on very nicely until
Russia went to pieces. The Consul
had to leave. He sent word down to our
workers in the Caucassus that they
too must leave. They at first refused.
Most of them however, had families |
and children and the American gov-
ernment absolutely commanded all
American citizens to get out of that
area, and by command of the govern- |
ment most of them left. But there |
were two young men that had been
down in Y. M. C. A. work who had af- |
filiated themselves with our Relief
committee—Mr. J. O. Arroll and Mr. |
John Elder, who in some way, know- |
| to have it.’
occupied soon after—cholera, slow
starvation, fear and disappointed
hopes of the coming of the English.
“And then again the news came
that there was peace—it was simply
life to all those people. But when the
Turks went out they took with them
everything that had been in that dis-
trict in the shape of food. When the
refugees went back to their homes
they came back to find what was
worse than a desert.
“I just want to tell you of one inci-
dent. For about four months there
we had paid the workers on Saturday.
I remember particularly the day be-
fore the Armenian Christmas. The
previous Saturday it had been almost
impossible to get the money. We fi-
nally had to borrow it at a high rate
of interest, and this week it seemed
even more impossible. And then a
' man walked into the office, with whom
we had done quite *a little business,
and who had not been very pleasant.
If ever I knew a skinflint, that man
was he. He sold us wool that had
been soaked over night, to make it
heavy. In fact, every time we en-
countered the man, he was trying to
put something over on us, and then,
on top of this, we owed him thirty
thousand rubles, and he came in to
collect. Before he opened his mouth
the manager said to him, ‘Can’t you
lend us twenty thousand rubles?’ His
jaw dropped about a foot. ‘What! he
said,” ‘You owe me thirty thousand!
‘Well,’ the manager said, ‘we have got
He looked over at me to
see if he heard right. ‘Yes, I said
| ‘tomorrow is Christmas, and we need
that money.’ he said, ‘all
A Natural Strengthener.
The value of iron in medicine has long
been known, but never more appreciated
People are learning that in Peptiron— !
ing that lives, thousands upon thous- | y real iron tonic—this most useful metal is
ands of them, were at stake, managed go happily combined that it is acceptable
to stay behind and evade that order. | to all, even those who, for some reason or
Then darkness came over that section other, have been unable to take it in the !
of the world. We did not know a thing |
of what was transpiring except we |
knew something desperate was taking
place. We had no way of transfer-
ring money. Arroll and Elder saw
themselves face to face with whole-
sale starvation. They believed that |
if the American people knew it they
would not allow these people to starve
and they continued to draw drafts
when it was impossible to send official
authorization to them. I speak, I be-
lieve in behalf of the donors when I
say that nobody is more grateful than
the donors are that these men had
enough faith in us to draw against us
for large sums.
“Two names are going down in Ar-
menian history as two men who, in a
time of great trial helped to save the
remnant of a nation. I was told that,
had Mr. Elder been willing to accept
it, he could have had almost any posi-
tion at the command of the new Ar-
menian republic—they love him so.”
In his brief address Mr. Elder de-
scribed the misery of the Armenian
refugees from the districts the Turks
i iron, nux, pepsin,
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Of course, you know the alphabet.
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Is the letter “M” in the first or last
half of the alphabet?
The devil worry spoils more in-
digestions than whiskey.
Lyon & Co,
Lyon & Co.
of All Winter Goods
All that are left must be sold now. A
big assortment of all sizes and colors, in-
cluding black, at Clearance sale prices.
Buy Furs now at less than wholesale
price. Collarettes—large, medium and
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We are preparing for the largest White
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Lyon & Co. « Lyon & Co.
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
Fully appreciating your couyr-
tesy and patronage in the past
we extend to you the greetings
of the season and wish one and
VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!
RR EASES SAE Sih
Yeager’s Shoe Store
THE SHOE STORE FOR THE POOR MAN
Bush Arcade Building 58-27
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