HISTORY OF WAR ACTIVITIES OF
SCOTT COUNTY IOWA 1917-1918
France and Belgium, an inspiration to the United States from the commencement of the war, had the help as well as the admiration of our community whenever their call for succor came across the sea. What was done for the Belgians is told in the Lend-a-Hand and other reports elsewhere in this volume. There was one organization, however, with a distinctive and praiseworthy work-the Committee on Adoption of French Orphans. This committee had ten sub-committees working throughout the state, and expected to continue its work as long as the need existed. At the time a report on the work was asked, it had secured the adoption of 554 orphans. Members of the committee were: Mrs. G.W. French, Chairman; Mrs. J.W. Bollinger, Vice-Chairman; Frank Yetter, Treasurer; Mrs. H.V. Scott, Assistant Treasurer; Misses Katherine Walsh, Elizabeth Putnam, Julia Ryan, and Mesdames Robert C. Ficke, J.R. Harper, Alfred C. Mueller, Wiliam T. Waterman, Gordon F. Harkness, Edward K. Putnam, R.J. Clausen, and J. Reed Lane.