This Day In History: 1917-07-24
The activities of the Mahwah Scouts in collecting waste materials for reuse were outlined at the Red Cross Executive Committee meeting in Ramsey.
For some years the Scouts in Suffern and Mahwah have been collecting newspapers and magazines to help defray camping expenses. Since the U.S. went to war this has been greatly expanded. They are cooperating with the Red Cross now. Half of the first $500 they collect will go to the Red Cross and every penny over $500. Two bailers have been bought, one for Mahwah and one for Suffern. They collect newspapers, magazines, tissue paper, cereal cartons, etc. Gunny sacks have been distributed to homes and they are emptied by volunteers in autos. There is now practically a freight car load of materials, mostly magazines, ready for shipment. Since most of the Scouts are working during the summer one of them, Scott Doyle, has been employed full time to do the bailing. Allendale Scouts are cooperating and the Scouts of other towns are expected to join in the campaign. All papers can be brought to Mahwah for bailing. Abram Valentine will accept small packages at his store for pickup later by the Scouts. For information call Scoutmaster E. P. Beebe, Mahwah. Phone Suffern 425. (Bristow)