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 aww   ww?ucsr crippled children; assisted in establishing playgrounds in
i Shelbyville.
E Befense Activities: Interested in Auxiliary Police, Air Raid warden
V; Service, Civilian Air`Warning Service, Auxiliary Fire Protection, Sal-’ ·
Q vage Demolition Service, Emergency Repair Service, Motor Corps Service,
é Ambulance Service, Red Cross Assistance, First Aid, Preparation and
g Serving tf Food, Discussion Leaders, Public Speaking, Research Assist-
Q ance, Interviewing.
P Lecal_Publiggtions: None.
Q SHELBY COUNTY FARM BUREAU (Kentucky and National Farm Bureau Federa-
Q tions), q/o E. Logan Brown, Shelbyville. Founded 1950. President,
f E. Logan Brown, Shelbyville, Telephone ll9. Secretary, Guthrie
E Jesse, Waddy, Telephone Waddy 2442. Terms expired February, 1942.
Q Membership: 550. Qualifications, open to farmer families in Shelby
I County, either landowners or tenant farmers.
3 Committees: Executive, E. Logan Brown; Legislative, B. A. Thomas,
Y_ 'beth of Shelbyville.
F Purpose: To disseminate information about agriculture and raise the A m
{ standard of living among farm families.
S Normal Civic Activities: Promotion of rural electrification in Shelby
Y Comntyiand promotion of Shelby County Sheep Protective Association.
E Defense Activities: Organization never has its entire membership to-
iy gether. The board meets monthly. For these reasons it is better suited
5 to dissemination of information than other defense activities.
; Local Publications: None.

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Q SHELBY COUNTY HOMEMAKERS ASSOCIATION (Kentucky Federation of Home- .
ps makers), q/o Miss Jeanne Ireland, Home Demonstration Agent, Shelby-
i ville. Founded 1939. President, Mrs. Ben Allen Thomas, R.R. #i,’
»· Shelbyville, Telephone 375. Secretary, Mrs. James Price, Cropper,
j Telephone 5641. Terms expire October, 1942. Executive Secretary,
Q Miss Jeanne Ireland, Courthouse, Shelbyville. Term indefinite.
; Membership: 375. Qualifications, any woman interested in rural
ji  IIf0•
i Committees: Citizenship, Mrs. Stuart waugh, Shelbyville; Foods,
Q Mrst Minor Bottom, Cropper; Nutrition for National Defense, Mrs.
f S. G. Boudeen, Shelbyville.
3 Purpose: Assisting rural women to obtain a fuller and more
Q abundant life.
3 Norma; Civic Activities: Aids in school lunch program. Cooperates `
F wixh Rod Cross and 4-H Club.
Q IEfense;Actiyities: Engaged in Red Cross Assistance, Research As-
Q sistance, orgeeuqing and Conserving Food. Training for Preparation
{ and Serving of Food. Interested in Hospital and Clinical Assistance,
i Sewing and Preparation of Surgical Dressings, Child Care, Collection
Q of Scrap Metals and Other Metals, Entertainnmnt, Collecting Books,
·§ Discussion Leaders, Public Speaking.
g Local Publications: None.
i SHELBY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY (Kentucky State Medical Society;
J American Nedical Association), c/o Dr. C. C. Risk, Shelbyville.
"g Founded lQlO. President, Dr. H. T. Alexander, Crestwood. Sec-
_i_  retary, Dr. C. C. Risk, Shelbyville, Telephone 65. Terms expire
°‘ December, 1942.
r C Membership: 26. Qualifications, an ethical physician in good
i standing and resident of county.
i Committees: None.
‘, Purpose: Advancement of professional education.
l Normal Civic Activities: None.
ill  Defense Activities: Interested in Hospital and Clinical Assistance, I
A First Aid, Research Assistance.
E Local Publications: None.

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i y SHELBY COUNTY PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE, c/0 Mrs. Ralph Gilbert,
i Courthouse, Shelbyville. Founded 1940. President, H. C. Truman,
5 Shelbyville. Secretary, Mrs. Ralph Gilbert, Courthouse, Shelby-
= ville. Terms expire September, 1942.
i Membership: 15. Qualifications, civic leaders of either sex
i representing various civic groups with active interest in com-
; munity affairs•
a Committees: None reported.
i Pupppseg Community council cooperating in activities for civic
—j improvement.
1 Nppmil Civic Activities: Working for community recreation, school
C lunch erograms, and with Home Demonstration Agent for "Nutrition
3 for National Defense".
i Deiepse Activities: Interested in Red Cross Assistance, Discussion
Q Leaders, Public Speaking, Research Assistance, Interviewing.
? Local Publipations: None.
3 SHELBYVILLE 4-H CLUB (State and National 4-H Clubs), e/o J. W}
g Holland, County Agent, Courthouse, Shelbyville. Founded 1924.
g President, Betty Sue Taylor, Shelbyville. Secretary, Lucille
é McClain, R.R.#4, Shelbyville. Terms expire September, 1942. Ad-
1 visor, J. H. Holland, Courthouse, Shelbyville. Term indefinite.
i Mbmbership: 500. Qualifications, rural boys and girls lO to 20
{ years old. _
l Committees: 4-H Club Council, Hrs. Rufus Pickett, Finchville•
5 Purppse: Training Bp; Head, Heart, Hands and Health.
i Normal Civic Activities: Assist crippled children, solicit for Red
T Cross.
_ Defense Activities: Engaged in Sewing and Preparation of Surgical
·· Dressings,~Operation of Canteens, Collection of Scrap Metals and
F Other Metals. Training for Hospital and Clinical Assistance. _In—
C . terested in Emergency Repair Service, Preparation and Serving of
Q Reed, Entertainment, Collecting Books.
T Local Publications: None.

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j SH LBYVILLE PARENT—TEACH R ASSOCIATION (State and National Congresses of Pa-
.` Ionjs and ']_'OD_ChGAI·SS}/O 1\»iI`S• D• L• GTGBD.,   #1, ShGlby-Vj.1].G•
~ Founded 1929. President, Mrs. D. L. Green, R.R.#1, Shelbyville.
Term expires April, 1943. ‘Secretary, Mrs. Elveree Cull, Shelby
ville. Term expires April, 1942.
· Membership: 190. Qualifications, parent or teacher of pupil
f attending school.
Committees: Ways and Means, Membership, Hospitality, Health,
_Z Nhlfare; chairmen not known.
_f Purpose: Home and school mtrking in unison for child welfare.
I lhnEEQ“Ciyig_Activities: Providing free lunches, clothing, school
I books for needy children, also medical and optical treatments;
; donations to library.
_ Deferje Activities: Engaged in Collecting Books. Interested in
· I Sewing and Preparation of Surgical Dressings, First Aid, Preparation
} and Serving of Food, Child Care, Discussion Leaders, Public Speaking.
g Local_Pnblieaiions: None.
  l’\TOMAN”S SOCIETY FOR CHRISTIAN SERVICE, IJETHODIST CHURCH (National Con- ‘
_ ference Woman’s Society for Christian Service), q/o Mrs. Lewis Frederick,
I Plainview Avenue, Shelbyville. Founded 1879. President, Mrs. Harriet
‘ R. Poynter, Shelbyville, Telephone 128. Term expires December, 1942.
Secretary, Mrs. Lewis Frederick, PlainvievrAvenue, Shelbyville. Term
T expires 1943.
Q Membership: 60; Qualifications, membership in Methodist Church.
Z Com itteesz "GO CLUB", Mrs. Uilliam Cardwell, Shelbyville; Publicity,
Mrs. Wade Lyons, Shelbyville.
I Purpose: To assist home and foreign missions, improve civic conditions.
Normal Civic Activities: Individual charity services, conduct
hospital services, provide and distribute clothing where needed.
" Defense Activities: Engaged in Red Cross Assistance. Interested in
Preparation and Serving of Food, Entertainment, Recreation, Public
Speaking, Interviewing.
A Local Publications: None. I

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WOMEN'S‘AUXILIARY, FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Presbyterian Church,
_ U.S.A.), c/0 Mrs. T. H. Byrd, Shelbyville. Founded 1917. President,
Mrs. T. H. Byrd, Shelbyville, Telephone lO2·R. Term expired March,
1942. Secretary, Mrs. Wade McCoy, Shelbyville, Telephone 726-J.
Term expires March, 1945. _
Membership: 125. Qualifications, Woman member of First Presbyterian
` Church.
Committees: Transportation, Mrs. James Pace; Music, Mrs. S. S. Smith;
. Social Service, Mrs. W. C. Hanna and Mrs. Paul Schmidt, all of Shelby-
» ville.
Purpose: Obtain the cooperation of women in all plans for church work,
home and foreign missions, local social service.
* Normal Civic Activities: Cooperating with Red Cross in knitting and _
sewing; local family relief during the year distributing Christmas
_ baskets to the needy; "Good American" project for underprivileged
girls and boys.
E Defense Activities: Engaged in Red Cross Assistance. Interested in
; Ambulance Service, Hospital and Clinical Assistance, Sewing and Prepa-
fv ration of Surgical Dressings, First Aid, Preparation and Serving of
* Food, Operation of Canteens, Child Care, Collection of Scrap Metals
E and Other Metals, Collecting Books, Discussion Leaders, Typing and
E Other Clerical Assistance, Interviewing, Consumer Protectien.Activities.
( Local Publications: None.
= WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY SOCIETY, CHRISTIAN CHURCH (United Chris-
A tian Missionary Society), c/o Mrs. Smith Rogers, Bland Avenue, Shelby-
Q ville. Founded 1880. President, Mrs. Smith Rogers, Bland Avenue,
° Shelbyville, Telephone 554. Secretary, Mrs. Will McClain, Magnolia
Avenue, Shelbyville, Telephone 579. Terms expire July, 1942.
hg Membership: 55. Qualifications, any woman member of Christian Church.
I Circle Leaders: Mrs. Crawford Baskett, Mrs. Harry Collins, Mrs. Estill
Lynch, all of Shelbyville.
Purpose: Supporting Missions.
Normal Civic Activities: None.
_ Defense Activities: Engaged in Red Cross Assistance. Interested in
; Hospital and Clinical Assistance, Sewing and Preparation of Surgical
- Dressings, Preparation and Serving of Food, Child Care, Collecting
V, Books, Discussion Leaders, Typing and Other Clerical Assistance.
Local Publications: None.

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I WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION (State and National Wcmen's
V Christian Temperance Union), 820'West Hain Street, Shelbyville. ‘
~ Founded 1941. President, Mrs. R. T. Brown, 820 west Main Street,
Shelbyville, Telephone 624. Secretary, Mrs. C. A. Porter, South
I Eighth Street, Shelbyville. Terms expire May, 1942.
F ymmbership: 56. Qualifications, wmmen willing to sign a pledge
` of total abstinence and to aid the cause.
Committees: None reported.
Purpose: To promote temperance.
a Normal Civic_Aetivities: None reported.
Defense Activities: Engaged in Sewing and Preparation of Surgical
Dressings, Red Cross Assistance. Interested in Library Service, _
_ Discussion Leaders, Research Assistance. ‘
Vi Local Publications: None.
L NKWEN*S MISSIONARY SOCIETY (¥omen*s Missionary Union of Southern
j Baptist Convention), c/o Mrs. John F. Davis, Shelbyville. Founded
{ 1890. _President, Mrs. John F. Davis, Shelbyville, Telephone 554.
P Secretary, Mrs. Homer Shaddock, Shelbyville, Telephone 601. Terms
i expired January, 1942.
J Membership: 152. Qualifications, woman member of any Baptist Church.
I Committees: Executive, Mrs. John F. Davis; Personal Service, Miss
V Lula Franklin; Publicity, Mrs. Freeman Eggen; Transportation, Mrs.
_ Henry Head, all of Shelbyville.
Purpose: Study and promotion of missionary activities.
Normal Civic Activities: Local charities.
0 Defense Activities: Engaged in Red Cross Assistance. Interested in
I Hospital and Clinical Assistance, Sewing and Preparation of Surgical
Dressings, Preparation and Serving of Food, Family Social Service ‘
in Industrial Areas, Child Care, Library Service, Collection of Books,
Public Speaking, Typing and Other Clerical Assistance, Interviewing.
Local Publications: Year Book.

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TYPES OF DEFENSE ACTIVITIES LISTED
Air Raid Warden Service
Ambulance Service
Auxiliary Fire Protection
' Auxiliary Police
Child Care
Oivilian Aircraft Warning Service
I Collecting Books
Collection of Scrap Metals and Other Metals
Consumer Protection Activities
Discussion Leaders
Drafting
Emergency Repair Service
Entertainment
Family Social Service in Industrial Areas `
V First Aid {
Hospital and Clinical Assistance
Interpreting `
Interviewing
Library Service
Motor Corps Service
Operation of Canteens
Preparation and Serving of Food
Public Speaking
Radio Operation and Repair
Recreation
_ Red Cross Assistance
Research Assistance
Salvage Demolition Service
Sewing and Preparation of Surgical Dressings
Signal Service
Teaching Americanization Classes for Aliens and Others
Teaching Classes in Mechanical Skills Needed in Defense Industries
Teaching Classes of Map Reading and Sketching
V Teaching Literacy Classes for Aliens and Others
Teaching Spanish and Portuguese
Typing and Other Clerical Assistance
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INDEX OF ORGANIZATIONS BY TYPE OF
DEFENSE ACTIVITY, TRAINING OR INTEREST
Explanation of Symbols: A- "Engaged In", B- "Training For",
C- "Interested In"•° ’ ‘
Numbers following A, B, or C, indicate page entry in Directory.
AIR RAID WARDEN SERVICE
American Legion, J. Franklin Bell Post #57, C-l, Boy Scouts of
America, Troop #161, C—2, Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5.
AMBULANCE SERVICE _
American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C-1, Daughters of
American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-5, Rotary Club of’
Shelbyville, C-5, Women’s Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church,
C-10•
AUXILIARY FIRE PROTECTION
American Legion, J. Franklin Bell Post #57, A-1, Boy Scouts of
America, Troop #161, C-2, Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5•
' AUXILIARY POLICE
American Legion, J. Franklin Bell Post #57, A-1, Rotary Club of
Shelbyville , C-5•
CHILD CARE
American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C-l, Daughters of
American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-5, Kings Daughters,
Steadfast Circle, C-5, Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5, Shelby
County Homemakers Association, C-7, Shelbyville Parent-Teacher' ‘
Association, C-9, Women’s Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church,
C-IO, Women‘s Christian Missionary Society, Christian Church,
C-lO, Womon's Missionary Society, C-ll•

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CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT WARNING SERVICE
American Legion, J. Franklin Bell Post #57, C-l, Boy Scouts of
America, Troop #161, C-2.
COLLECTING BOOKS
American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C-l, Boy Soouts‘of
America, Troop #l6l,‘C-2,'Daughters of American Revolution, `
Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-5, Kings Daughters, Senior Circle, 0-5,
Kings Daughters, Steadfast Circle, C-5, Shelby County Homemakers
Association, C-7, Shelbyville 4-H Club, C—8, Shelbyville Parent-
Teacher Association, A-9, Women*s Auxiliary, First Presbyterian
Church, C—lO, Wemen's Christian Missionary Society, Christian
Church, C-IO, Women's Missionary Society, C-l1•
COLLECTION OF SCRAP METALS AND OTH R METALS
American Legion, J. Franklin Bell Post #57, C-1, American Red
Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C-1, Boy Scouts of Anerica, Troop
#161, ALE, Daughters of American Revolution, Isaac Shelby
Chapter, C—3, Future Farmers of America, Shelbyville Chapter,
A-4, Shelby County Homemakers Association, C-7, Shelbyville’
4-H Club, A-8, Wemen's Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church,
C-lO•
CONSUIER PRCTECTION ACTIVITIES
Women's Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church, C-IO.
DISCUSSION LEADERS ·
Daughters of American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, A-5,
Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5, Shelby County Homemakers As- '
sociation, C-7, Shelby County Public Relations Committee, C-8,
Shelbyville Parent-Teacher Association, C-9, Wemen*s Auxiliary,
First Presbyterian Church, C-l0, Women’s Christian Missionary
Society, Christian Church, C-IO, Wemen's Christian Temperance
Union, C-ll•

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EMERGENCY REPAIR SERVICE
Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5, Shelbyville 4-H Club, C-8• '
ENTERTAINMENT
Shelby County Homemakers Association, C-ll, Shelbyville 4-H
Club, C—8, Woman's Society for Christian Service, Methodist
Church, C-Se
FAMILY SOCIAL SERVICE IN INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Daughters of American.Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-3,
. Women’s Missionary Society, C-ll.
FIRST AID _
‘ American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C-l, Boy Scouts of
America, Troop #161, B-2, Daughters of American Revolution,
Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-5, Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5,
Shelby County Medical Society, C-7, Shelbyville Parent-Teacher'
Association, C-9, Eomen's.Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church,
C-10.
HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ASSISTANCE
Daughters of American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-Z,
Kings Daughters, Steadfast Circle, C-5, Shelby County Home-‘
makers Association, C-7, Shelby County Medical Society, C-7,
Shelbyville 4-H Club, B-8, Womon’s Auxiliary, First Presbyterian
Church, C-lO, Nomen's Christian Missionary Society, Christian
Church, C-lO, Women's Missionary Society, C-ll.
INTERPRETING
_ Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C—5, Ecman's Society for Christian
Service, Methodist Church, C-9, Women’s Auxiliary, First Pres-
byterian Church, C-lO•
INTERVIEWING A
Shelby County. Public Relations Committee, C-8, Women's Mission-
A ary Society, C-ll.

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LIBRARY SERVICE
Women's Christian Temperance Union C-ll, Wemen's Missionary
Society, C-ll•
MOTOR CORPS SERVICE
American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C-1, Daughters of
p American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C—5, Rotary Club of
Shelbyville, C-5s
OPERATION OF CANTEENS
Shelbyville 4-H Club, A-8, w¤men·S Auxiliary, First Presbyterian
Church, C—lO. —
PREPARATION AND SERVING OF FOOD
American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, C—l, Daughters of
American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C~5, Rotary Club of
Shelbyville, C-5, Shelby County Hememakers Association, B-7,
Shelbyville 4-H Club, C—8, Shelbyville Parent-Teacher Association,
C-9, Weman's Society for Christian Service, Methodist Church, C-9,
Wkmwnfs Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church, C—lO, Wemen's
Christian Missionary Society, Christian Church, C-l0, Womon's
Missionary Society, C-ll•
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Chamber of Commerce of Sholqyville, C-2, Future Farmers of
America, Shelbyville Chapter, C—4, Kings Daughters, Senior Circle,
C—5, Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C~5, Shelby County Homemakers ' C
Association, C-7, Shelby County_ Public Relations Committee, C-8,
Shelbyville Parent-Teacher Association, C~9, Woman’s Society for
Christian Service, Fbthodist Church, C-9, Nomen's Missionary
Society, C-ll.
RECREATION
Woman’s Society for Christian Service, methodist Church, C-9• y

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RED CROSS ASSISTANCE
American Legion, J. Franklin Bell Post #57, A-1, Boy Scouts ‘
of America, Troop #161, C-2, Daughters of American Revolution,’
Isaac Shelby Chapter, A-3, Kings Daughters, Senior Circle, A-5,
Rotary Club of Shelbyville, C-5, Shelby County Homemakors
Association, A—7, Shelby County. Public Relations Committee,‘
A—8, Voman°s Society for Christian Service, Methodist Church,
A-9,'Womcn*s Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church, A-IO, ‘
\Tmnxn*s Christian Missionary Society, Christian Church, A-IO,
Uomo1‘s Christian Temperance Union, A-ll, Women's Missionary
Society, A~Il¤
RESEARCH ASSISTANCE
A Chamber of Commerce of Shelbyville, C-2, Rotary Club of ‘ A
C Shelbyville, C—5, Shelby County Homemakers Association, A-7,
i Shelby County Medical Society, C—7, Shelby Countyp;Public
_ Relations Committee, C-8, Wcmen's Christian Temperance Union,
C"].].0 `
i SALVAGE DEMOLITION SERVICE
Boy Scouts of America, Troop #161, C-2, Rotary Club of Shelby-
v ville, C-50
A SEWING AND PREPARATION OF SURGICAL DRESSINGS
American Red Cross, Shelby County Chapter, A-l, Shelby County
Homemakers Association, C—7, Shelbyville 4»H Club, A—8, Shelby-
_ ville Farent—Teacher Association, C—9, Women's Auxiliary, First
p Presbyterian Church, C-IO, Women's Christian Missionary Society,‘
y Christian Church, C-lO, Women's Christian Temperance Union, A—ll,
Women's Missionary Society, C-ll•
Q U SIGNAL SERVICE I
Boy Scouts of America, Troop #i5l, C-2.
? TEACHING AMERICANIZATION CLASSES FOR ALIENS AND OTHERS
* Daughters of American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, A-5•

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,  TYPING AND OTHER CLERICAL ASSISTANCE
A  Daughters of American Revolution, Isaac Shelby Chapter, C-5,
  Kings Daughters,‘Senior Circle, C-·5, Kings Daughters, Stead-
g f‘ast’Circle, C-5, Women's Auxiliary, First Presbyterian Church,
C-10, Women's Christian Missionary Society, Christian Church,
_ K  C-lO, Women's Missionary Society, C-ll•
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