March 20, 1930
The paper also included this human interest story about the city's kindness to an unfortunate family burned out of their home in Alabama. Station attendants at the New Orleans train depot treated the family to a meal at the station cafe, taxi drivers transported them to Travellers' Aid for free, and travellers in the station "pressed silver and bills of small denomination into [Mr. Null's] hands." The family was on its way to Beaumont where Null's brother was at work in the oilfields.
"Tom Null and his family, victims of a fire which destoyed their tenant farm home in Clarke County, Alabama, who reached New Orleans hungry and penniless Wednesday night from Mobile. The children are Clyde Edward, 3 months old; Clifford Thomas, 2; Ruby, 3; Willie Bell, 5; Bessie, 8; James, 20, and Stella, 15 years old. They were sent to the Travellers' Aid home for the night.