The Southern Illinois Record
A Good Newspaper i» a Power in the Home. School. State and Nation
FLORA, ILLINOIS. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1917
Our Prices are Lowest on Flour and Feed.
We have about 300 bags of Shorts at Bargain PriceSa
JAY VALBERT CO.
CREAT Y. M.
C. Aa DRIVE
Stsrted With $800 in Flors snd 9705 Bt Louisville
'Lieutenant Samuel B. Murray, of Vandalia, who lias in I'liarge the ef¬ fort to raise the nnil Illinois District's proportion of J.t.'i.ixm.inK' wliicii tlie Nation now propo.ses to collect for the aid of tiie YouuK Men's Clirlstlan As.sociation, addressed a large au¬ dience at the ••Casino" Monday even¬ ing.
Tiie object of tlie meeting,', as lias heretofore been stated in lliese col¬ umns, was to open the drive for Clay County's quota of the above imiiiense sum of money, which lias Lieen ascer¬ tained to ije »'2.r.iKi. Tills money will be devoted to a fund for tlie aid of Y. M. C. A. work in all the present .\meri- can training camps, and also at the "battle fronts in Krance and Italy, where Hnanclal aid is now sorely needed for the continuation of tlie association's self-imposed taslcs.
Eight liundred dollars was sub¬ scribed by those present at the "(Casino" meeting, which isgenerally regarded a splendid start. The com- . niittee. however, composed of W. A. Karr. H. K, I'lxley and T. .1. Friend, assisted by otiiers. will continue tu solicit subscriptions up to and in- cludin .lie ISth. at wliich time It is helievei. lie entire sum will be sub- sgribed and tlie campaign closed.
A meeting similar to the Murray ¦meeting in Klora was iield at Louls¬ Tille Monday afternoon, and the mag- *iilicent sum of JTu') was subscribed by citizens of that patrioUc town.
As stated above. tli(uigli. the drive ¦will continue throughout the week, including Sun