Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Orphans in need of Clothing for Father’s Rites This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, April 1, 1938. The five young children of John Channel, 64-year-old WPA worker, who died Wednesday night unattended by a physician at his home, 540 Jefferson Ave., are in dire need of clothing, Miss Inez Graves, social worker, revealed today. Mrs. Channel has been left with the care of three girls, 8, 12 and 14 years of age and two boys 14 and 17 with no certainty of the future. The boys particularly need trousers Miss Graves said, to attend the funeral of their father. Short knicker pants, size 14, and a long pair of trousers, waist 28 and length 31, would provide the boys with adequate clothing. The girls have dresses, but more could be used to good advantage. Funeral services for Mr. Channel will be Saturday at 2 o’clock at the Church of God. Other Clothing Needed In addition to the Channel family needs, Miss Graves stated, there are others in similar circumstances. There is special need for boys’ blouses, sizes seven to 14, boys stockings, and knickers and long pants for boys. Any material that could be converted into blouses or pants would be appreciated. Miss Graves said. Available women relief workers can make clothing over for use.

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