100 Years Ago This Week: July 21-27

From The Indianapolis News, Thursday, July 26: Today begins the three day canvass for Sympathy Saturday to raise funds to send sick and weak children to the Summer Mission camp at Fairview Park. This campaign combines into a single appeal under the auspices of the Children’s Aid Association’s Pure Milk Fund the separate fresh-air fund drives of the Star Summer Mission, the News Cheeryvale, and the Times Help-a-Child. More than 3,000 volunteers will visit business offices, factories and homes with the goal of collecting $20,000 (2016: $381,196) in donations for the Summer Mission. Presently, the mission is full, but room will be made for new arrivals. Yesterday 117 meals were served. There are eleven babies in the hospital, and a number of others who are not seriously sick to be hospitalized but are suffering from malnutrition and negligence.