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RED CROSS DISASTER MEET SET An all-day conference of the Disaster Preparedness and Relief Committee of the Red Cross will be held Friday, Nov. 18, announces John R. McAllister Jr., Augusta County chapter chairman, and Frank K. Shaffer, chairman of the Disaster Committee. Meeting at the Stonewall Jackson Hotel from 8:30 ajn. until late afternoon will be volunteer workers, civic and county officials, representatives of the military forces, and others Interested In relief in case of calamities. Representatives from Lexington, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, and Monterey have been urged to attend, in order that plans may be perfected for the efficient handling or relief during possible future misfortunes. Field Representative The principal speakers will be Joseph Mastrolanm, national disaster service field representative, and Miss Frona A. Yeager, regional field representative of Eastern Area, American Red Cross. Mr. Mast-roiannl, who has served with the organization In both war and peace, Is coneidered an authority on disaster relief, his recent assignments having included the Florida hurricane area, forest fires in New England, and the Pacific Northwest flood areas a year ago. The last of his major work has been direction of efforts In the Northeast during the floods at the beginning ef this year. Assisting the national disaster service field representative throughout the day, Miss Yeager, Eastern Area regional nursing field representative, will conduct conferences specifically relevant to her field of activity. A native of XDJnoU, Miss Yeager was trained at Lakevlew Hospital School of Nursing and was graduated with honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She Is a member of many societies and organisation of the nursing profession and her program In Staunton, state Mr. Shaffer, "should be o great benefit end Interest" Chairman of the numerous committees of the Disaster Committee of Augusta County Chapter, besides general Chairman Shaffer, who will attend the conferences Friday with their committee members, are as follows: F. C. Earner, survey; Mrs. Mattie Rice, registration and information; Dr. H. Mc-Kelden Smith Jr, medical .aid; Charles P. Blackley, communications; John Petitt, first aid team; Mrs. Ford M. Bisslkumer, nursing; A. V. Keeley, clothing; Mose Walters, purchase and supply; Tommy Tucker, mass feeding; L. F. Shel-burne, shelter; Arthur T. Sheppe, transportation; Mrs. Charles A. Holt, motor corps; Fire Chief Eugene H. Dabney, H. P. Grim Jr, chairman of flying service, Sidney B. Shulte and Carter Loth, co-chairmen of public Information. The agenda for the day Includes conferences scheduled without pause from early morning until late afternoon. At 9:30 a.m. there will be a general meeting of all thr Disaster Committee members. Following this, in succession, will be a sub-committee meeting on public Information; afterwards, meetings on warning, rescue, and evacuation; transportation and communication. Following a brief recess for lunch sub-committee meetings on food, clothing and shelter, survey, mealcal, nursing aid, and registration and information will be held until adjournment. o To , forget their troubles, the people of Yemen chew the leaves of a plant called "kat." Although the immediate effect is one of mental and physical stimulation, continued use results In weakness and lack of resistance to disease.

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  1. The News Leader,
  2. 16 Nov 1949, Wed,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 5

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