Tuesday, March 27, 2012

"Greek War Cry in Chicago" article, New York Times, April 23, 1897


Published in The New York Times, April 23, 1897
GREEK WAR CRY IN CHICAGO
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Mass Meeting Called to Raise Money,
To Transport Volunteers to Athens
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CHICAGO, Ill., April 22. – Professors and students at the University of Chicago have taken up the battle cry of the struggling Greeks, and the Faculty is arranging for a mass meeting, to be held to-morrow afternoon at 4 o’clock in Kent Theatre.
It is promised that over 200 Greek residents of Chicago will be present at the meeting.  Among the propositions to be considered at the meeting will be a plan to devise methods for raising money for the transportation of Greek volunteers to Athens.  It is estimated that $15,000 will be required for this purpose in Chicago.  Speeches will be made by Professors Judson, Terry, Angell, Tolman, Hellems, and possibly by President Harper.
Father Phiambolis and P. Yousaphoff will speak for the Greeks.  Promoters of the affair believe that a demonstration of this character will be the first of its kind in the United States.  Resolutions embodying the spirit of the assemblage and promising both moral and financial support will, it is anticipated, be adopted and at once forwarded to the Greek Government.


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