Among the first propositions of the kind to be made to the local chapter of the Red Cross, whereby a firm offered to divide its profits with the organization was the one made by the Dunlap Rug Co. of this city and submitted by letter to the executive committee of the chapter at its meeting Wednesday night. Briefly, the rug company proposes to turn over to the local chapter for any use it may desire 8% of its gross earnings for the year 1918. The letter from the company making this proposition also gave the dates upon which settlements will be made and advised that the company's books will be open at all times to inspection by any member of the Red Cross authorized by the executive committee to investigate them and to ascertain the earnings of the company. At the committee meeting Wednesday night, the generous offer was accepted and the committee instructed the secretary to extend the thanks of the chapter for the offer. The Meeting was the first since the close of the membership drive that resulted in a membership of over 10,000 for the local chapter and which is expected to place Knox county amoung the first in the United States with respect to Red Cross activity in proportion to its population. Since the campaign, a branch has been organized at Jelloway with Rev. C. E. Birkhold as chairmen, Mrs. J. A. Reed as vice chairman, W. T. Richert as secretary and J. T. Blakely as treasurer. The Ankenytown-Palmyra branch has also been organized and elected the following officers
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"Dunlap Makes Liberal Offer To Red Cross Rug Company Would Divide Profits With Knox Co. Chapter Will Donate Eight Percent Earnings Executive Committee Repots Formation Of Branches And Auxiliary" (1918). Newspaper Articles. Paper 66.