The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 7, 1918 Page: 3 of 4
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EVERY OUNCE OF FOOD
HELPS WIN THE WAR
MEANS NEW PAIR OF
SHOES FOR SOLDIER | endurance;
JOUR SAVINGS TO HELP WIN
No Gifts Asked; Government Pays
You Interest and Guarantees
Safety On Amount
Loaned to It.
a recent tpeech, the President of
u British Hoard of Agriculture, said:
As a nation w# are fighting; for
lire. Men. munitions and money are
SALE OF SINGLE BABY BOND doubtful. Remember what a shortage
means. Hunger Is hard to bear It
I turns strength to weakness; it saps
it starves courage;
| breeds discontent, suspicion and bit-
"Whether the autumn of 1918 finds
us at pence or at war, the supply of
food is of vital Importance. The task
which Is set to farmers and laborers
will test their grit to the utmost.
They are on trial before the eyes iwt
only of this nation but of tho Allies.
Heavy odds are against them. They
re handicapped by the want at skill
*d labor, by shortage of fertilizers
oeding stuffs, horses and implements
*nd by the interferences which folio
in the train of a colossal war.
"But every added quarter of grain,
•very extra pound of meat, every ad
iitional quart of milk will help to
turn the scale in the nation's favor.
No greater responsibility has ever
rested on the inhabitants of these Is
lands than that which rests today on
those who cultivate the soil. It is
bard for some of us to realize we ara
icttially fighting for our lives."
These remarks help us to realize
mew the fact that "food will win the
war" and that increased production
ind conservation are of vital import-
GIRLS SELL WAR STAMPS
CARRIED IN KNITTING RAG
WHAT THEY DO.
jlf you havu an idea that your
quarters won't help win the war
and do lots of service when in-
vested in thrift stamps and war
savings stamps, just look over
this table. The little bonds are
translated in terms of soldier
equipment. Here's how they
1 Thrift Stamp—5 Bullets.
1 War Savings Stamp—1 Pair
1 War Savings Stamp — 2
1 War Savings Stamp—4 Win-
1 War Savings Stamp—1 Steel
Helmet and $1.12 over.
1 War Savings Stamp—1 Shel-
ter Tent and part payment on
These quarters will do the
Government lots of good. And
remember you are not giving
them away, but lending them at
4 per cent interest compounded
A single thrift stamp doesn't look
very large and the quarter it costs
doesn't seem like it would count for
very much, but that thrift stamp
means five bullets for one of our sol-
diers—a clip of cartridges that will
fill the magazine of his rifle. With
them he may save his life and the
lives of two or three American heroes
Do Lots of Things.
These little war bonds will do lots
of big things. Armies can be ammu-
nitioned with them, hungry soldiers
fed. fighters kept warm in No Man's
Land. lives saved—enough of them
will bring victory, save the nation
and liferate thousands of poor Euro-
peans whose condition is worse than
They stand tor patriotism, those
little certificates which cost only a
trifle They are evidences of willing-
ness to serve and back up the boys
In the trenches. People who refrain
from spending their money on un-
necessary things and put it in the
tiny war bonds don't have to talk
about their loyalty—they are proving
it, paying for it.
Ways To Get Them.
The price of the victory stamps can
be saved or made in a thousand ways.
Luxuries can be left unbought and
thrift stamps purchased instead.
Everyone can give up luxuries, be-
cause nearly everyone spends money
for things he is not compelled to have.
Money saved is money made. Let
part of the money in the pay envelope
be put to work for Uncle Sam and
the Liberty boys. The old hen out
there at the barn can help you. Every
time she lays a dozen eggs you have
the price of two thrift stamps—that's
ten bullets. There are just lots of
ways to earn the little treasury
Those little stamps stand for some-
thing else—thrift and prosperity.
You help the government when you
buy them, but you also help yourself.
You have saved money, it will come
In handy later on, and when you get
it back will get a lot of extra nickles
and dimes and dollars with it. Every
minute of the time since you lent it
to the government it will have been
working for you—making more money
for you. When you buy thrift stamps
you are not^ giving away a thing, you
are getting paid for everything you
Have the pleasure of knowing that
one of those soldiers "over there" is
wearing a pair of shoes you bought,
for him; that a coat your money pur-
chased is keeping him warm; that the
ammunition you got for him will help
him out of tight places ami bring him
back home to those who love him.
THE HOG SITUATION
UT l to
WOMAN SPEAKER COMING
Miss Cora Binxel, of Wisconsin Uni.
versity, has been named as the sec-
3od woman speaker on the war com-
mission that will visit Oklahoma from
the 10th to the 16th of next month.
The personnel ot the first team is:
Roscoe Mitchell, back from the
trenches, Sherman Davis, professor
f Chemistry of University of In-
diana, and Miss Elizabeth Kelley of
Washington; the second team: Ever-
ett Colby, who has been in European
trenches, J. S. Handley of Chicago,
and Miss Cora H. fcinze! of Wisconsin
THRIFT STAMP QUESTIONS
ARE ANSWERED HERE
Catechism Outlines Anything You
May Want to Know
Here are the questions anyone not I
Informed about the war savings stamp I
j campaign would naturally ask, aud j
j the answers thereto:
! Q. I want to begin to save on the j
j war savings plan. What is the first
| thing to do?
j A. Take $4.13 to the postottice or a :
| bank or any other agent, buy a War j
| Savings Stamp and ask for a War
! Savings Certificate
Q. What is a War Savings Certifi-
j A. It is a pocket-sized folder con-
I taming 20 spaces upon which to affix
War Savings Stamps
Q. Is the War Savings Certificate a
A. it becomes an obligation as soon
as one or more War Savings Stamps
are affixed to it.
Q. Can I get a War Savings Certifi-
BUYING THRIFT STAMPS TO
HELP UNCLE SAM DE-
25 CENTS STARTS THE PLAN
^ead This and Then Start Saving
to Purchase New U. S.
Everv school pupil of Oklahoma can
ind should help the United States gov-
jrnment win this war. Just how they
niay help is set forth in a message
roiu the National War Savings Com-
nittee for Oklahoma to the schools
HOUSEWIVES ARE GIVEN
OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE
Women May Accumulate Thrift
Stamps As They Do The
\lrtually every housewife in thn
country is familiar with the trading
stamp or gift certificate which is giv-
en by many merchants and manufac-
turers with merchandise, and has at
various times saved such stamps and
certificates until she had a required
number, when she presented the
stamps or certificates to the merchant
for redemption, receiving an article
of merchandise or cash, which is
equivalent to a discount.
Through the Thrift Stamp the Unit-
ed States government offers every
housewife in tho country
a rare op-
The knitting bag has been pressed
Into the war savings stamp campaign. I cate withoiX buyin# a stamp?
It is being used both to advertise ; A. No.
the sale ot stamps and as a deposi- J Q. Does the War Savings Certifi-
tory for stamps hy young women who j cate cost anything?
have become seiling agents for Uncle ; A. No. The agent from whom you
Sams "baby bonds." purchase the stamps will write your
Do not be surprised any day while | name and address on the certificate
walking^ along the street to meet a and will furnish you an envelope in
young woman with knitting bag prom- ] which to keep it.
inently displayed who will stop you Q. What do I do after that?
and say, "Please, sir, won't you \>uy [ A. Affix the War Savings Stamp on
a stamp today?"
"The American Army of Liberty"
by which war savings stamp workers
are known, is one army in which girls
may join. Reports to state head-
quarters of the National War Savings
Stamp committee for Oklahoma indi-
cate that they are doing so in a large
number of cites and towns of the
SILL AND DONIPHAN
TROOPS BUY STAMPS
Soldiers at Fort Sill and Camp Don-
iphan are responding mangnfluently
in the campaign to line up every one
as a buyer of thrift and war savings
campaign, according to reports from
the two camps to state headquarters
of the National War Savings Commit-
tee for Oklahoma at Muskogee.
No company funds may be taken
to Prance under a ruling of the war
department and it is expected that
most of the balance in each com-
pany's mess, library and other funds
when the troops are ready to entrain,
will be diverted to the purchase of
ar savings stamps.
Chaplains and army officers among
the 40,000 men in the two campaigns
are acting as sales agents. Guy Rob-
ertson, of Lawton, chairman of the
outhwestern distriot, is financing the
sampaign among the soldiers.
your certificate in space No. 1 and
take good care of it.
Q. What do 1 do next?
A. You have now become a war
saver. Continue to buy War Savings
Stamps every week or month and put
them on your certificate until you
have filled all of the 20 spaces. When
this is done you can buy another War
Savings Stamp and you will receive,
free of cost, another certificate, to
which you can attach new stamps as
you buy them.
Q. \\ hen I have filled the 20 spaces
on my certificate what do I do with
A. Keep the certificate until Jan. 1,
192fi, and the government will pay you
$100 for it.
Q. How many War Savings Certifi-
cates can I fill?
A. Ten. The law allows each per-
son to own $1,000 worth of War Sav
DO YOUR BIT' DEVELOPED
INTO THE 'TWO BIT' CLUB
Patriotic Organizations Being Formed
All Over the Country to Buy
Thrift Stamps Every Day.
WEIGH YOUR FOOD
The housewife is at the head of
Oklahoma's greatest institution. She
is in charge of the business of re-
ceiving and checking in the home.
She spends one doUar and receives
on hundred cents' worth. Her slogan
(s "Honest We lgtits and Measures."
The modern household finds that Its
efficiency and economic management
is greatly Improved by the careful
use of well selected measuring de
vices. Precise measurement in tlie
home has slowly evolved from the
guess work of early times. Terms
like "inch of salt," "speck of butter,"
"sweeten to taste," gradually have
been replac*d by amounts which are
specified and measured.
SAVE YOUR QUARTERS;
HELP WHIP THE KAISER
Deny yourself some luxury, some-
thing not needed for your health or
efficiency and save a quarter.
Invest each quarter saved in a
Sixteen thrift stamps plus 13 cents
February, and 14 cents in March,
buys a War Savings Stamp.
The United States government will
pay you $5.00 in five years for each
War Savings Stamp. Your profit will
be eighty-seven cents if you buy to-
You can get back your money in-
vested with interest at any time by
The latest and perhaps .the most
unique club organized is the "Two-Bit
Club' of 'the United States. The slo-
Thrilling Events In History.
"As we read the history of the dif-
ferent countries of the world, and
'specially that of our own country, of
the sailing of Columbus and his dis-
covery of this world of ours, of the
landing of the Pilgrims, so on to the
nany interesting events that crowded
the years to the time of fhe Revolu-
tionary War, and of ^our great hero,
George Washington, of our Civil War,
when Lincoln was alive, we often
.hink what wonderful times those
would have been to live in. How
thrilling to have been there when
such great men lived and to have
taken part in those great events.
"How many of us realize that we
to-day are living in a time at is
naking history faster than any of the
times which have gone before? That
the most gigantic wor the world has
sver seen is now being waged, and
that great general and brave men In
nany countries of the world are fight-
ing the greatest battles the world has
"In this great world war that Is now
folng on American soldiers are fight-
ng and giving up their lives for you,
he boys and girls of to-day.
"The United States is lighting this
ivar with the sincere hope that it may
the last War the world shall ever
see; that tyranny and frightfulness
nay be forever overcome; that you,
who will be the men and women of
o-morrow, may live in peace and free-
lom in the years to come. For this
reason you should be the more anxi-
ous to help your country to be victori-
es. Your Government at Washing-
°n has made it possible for each one
if you to do his share to help win.
You boys are not yet old enough to
tight with our soldiers on the battle
ield., neither can the girls help the
Red Cross nurses at the front; but
there is something every one of you
gan of the "Two-Bit Club is: "Have T0strt^Jwinf U
fvili make each one of you a member
portunity of doing "her bit" for her
country and at the same time creat-
ing a savings account for her own
By saving the pennies, nickels and
dimes until Ima accumulated 25
cents she . m buy , Thrift Stamp
from the postman u her door, or the
rural letter carrier, or at any post-
office or hank or trust company
When she has her tlir'rt card full-
It! Thrift Stamps she may take the
card and with 13 cents additional dur-
ing February—each month thrrpafter
an additional cent must be added—
secure a War Savings Stamp, which
In five years, January. 1923. brings
her $.) in cash, receiving 88 cents
Interest on her Investment of $4 f
In addition to rendering her coun-
ry patriotic service by saving and
lending the United States government
her savings, she has made a good
Investment with gilt-edge security.
WAR SAVINGS SCHEMES.
In Amarillo, each boy who pledges
himself to buy Thrift Stamps, rel
w.„T S P°fPr 10 ha"S P 'n his
window, reading. "Thrift boy here I
am working for Uncle Sam,"-then
he gets a card signed by Mr Mav r
Chairman of the Potter County Divi!
sion which shows he is a member of
the army of boys in Amarillo who
are ready and anxious to work who
need everything they can get 'to do
and who have promised to save that
money for Uncle Sam
Abe Sobel, a twelve-year-old news
boy at Beaumont. Tex., won the $5 00
prize offered by County Chairman
.las. F. Weed, in th* Thrift Contest
e last week. In five days he
earned $3.7*. The only requirement
stipulated in Mr Weed's prize who
won must earn tho money and sub-
mlt a statement showing how he
earned it. Abe was the first boy to
turn in his results, and as a conse.
quence, he now owns two Govern,
ment securities that in 1923 will ba
worth $10. 9
A penny saved is
buy Thrift Stamps.
a penny gained,
you done your two bit^.'"
The "two bits" which the members
are pledged to are the saving of 25
cents each day through personal sac-
rifice, in order to buy a Thrift Stamp
daily, and the helping of Uncle Sam
to win his biggest war.
This organization was formed on a
Southern passenger train by passen-
gers en route to Dallas from New Or-
leans. W. G. Funck of Dallas was the
originator and was made secretary
and treasurer by the 25 charter mem-
The following pledge is necessary
to take in order to become a member:
"We, the undersigned, do hereby
pledge ourselves to daily make a per-
sonal sacrifice that will permit us to
purchase one 25-cent Thrift Stamp
giving ten days' written notice to the 1 each day' or lts equivalent, which we
postoffice where your war savings cer-
tificate is registered.
Buy your stamps today from any
postoffice, bank or patriotic store.
APPROPRIATE BIRTHDAY GIFTS.
agree to purchase for a period of one
An Initiation fee of 10 cents is
charged members, in order that they
may be provided with buttons and a
membership and the organization pro.
v'dei with a small fund with which
I t0 promote the "Two-Bit Club" idea
The most appropriate birthday Membership in the organization may
gifts this year are thrift stamps and ! he obtained from the secretary
war savings stamps. The practice of j
giving the little money saving bonds THRIFT <ITAI\/IPQ RCDI APT
has already sprung up in Oklahoma lnmM O I AIVIrb HtrLALE
Such a gift has deep significance and | CHILDREN'S COIN BOXES
It may be the means of starting the
one who receives it on the road to j $30,000,000 in Savings Banks May Be
thrift and wealth, especially children.
Cream has been cut almost entirely
from the British diet.
Germany, with all her regulation,
has not prevented illegal food sales
| Eggs sell illegally for fifteen cents
piece and butter for $2 per pound
oll,,inr i Eat the P'nto bean. These are
GHANUE MAY VANISH abundant and we must use them and
I ,ave the scarce foods for the fellows
"This war savings stamp campaign. ( W'1Q are doing the fighting.
If continued, will roll up war savings Fach school district should have a
BUY STAMPS AT ONCE:
like a snowball," says Harrison B.
Riley, federal director, in advising
the campaign workers of Oklahoma.
"At the end of the year people will
seek war savings stamps and certifi- I
cates and find them not."
The issue of war savings stamps |
is limited to $2,000,000,000. Okla- I
honia's share of this amount is $47,-
OOOjOOO. The fact that the stamps pay
4 per cent interest compounded quar-
terly, and that they may be turned
into cash at any time, makes them
the most desirable form of investment
ever offered by the government to the
The two features of this campaign
should not be forgotten. You loan
your money to the government to
help win the war. At the same time
you establish for yourself a fund
which will grow and become thrifty
in so doing.
garden; a flag poie should stand in
the garden and the red, white and
blue wave over the garden. Help
whip the Kaiser with the hoe.
An English preacher secured more
sugar than allowed by the regulations
He was fined $100.
The boys of the navy are now ob-
WAR SAVINGS SLOGANS
Invested in Uncle Sam's
sry Thrift Stamp that you buy helps
save this country for the greatest her-
itage of all times—that priceless
I treasure of liberty and democracy,
serving the meatless and wheatless ' Seal the German propagandist's
days- j mouth with a War Savings Stamp.
cards and war savings
stamps are replacing the coin savings
banks in Oklahoma and throughout
| the nation.
J Hundreds of parents have started
tho practice of having their children
[ invest pennies, nickels and dimes in
| thrift stamps instead of dropping
[ them Into home banks.
The child's money Is safer when
invested in baby bonds than before,
j It can neither be lost nor stolen, and
Buy War Savings Stamps and , In addition it is growing. Four per-
Thrift Stamps—help save this coun- I cent yearly compounded quarterly is
try from the tide of extravagance. \ Paid on war certificates. In other
Every War Savings Stamp and ev- | words, Uncle Sam, on January 1, 1923
)f the great American Army fighting
for the peace and freedom of tho
world. It is an opportunity that not
>ne of you should fail to grasp.
Way For Boys And Girls.
"To help raise this money our gov-
ernment at Washington has found a
plan by which all the boys and girls
of this country may help; and while
helping the government also help
themselves. It is to save their money
and lend it to the government. The
dimes and nickles with which we buy
unnecessary things and that we spend
each week thoughtlessly for things
we really could do without, should be
used to buy United States Thrift
Stamps. Every time you buy a 25
cent Thrift Stamp you lend that quar-
ter to the United States to use at this
time when it needs it to end the war.
You will probably think that 25 cents
is not a large amount to set aside for
your country. If every boy and girl
should set aside 25 cents and then
another 25 cents, and so on until they
have enough money to buy a War-Sav-
ings Stamp, which costs a little over
$4, a tremendous sum of money would
be raised. It is the small amounts
that make up the large amounts.
Every dollar has one hundred cents.
"You do not give the Government
this money that you are going to save.
You lend it; and the Government will
pay you back with interest.
having creates independence,
one Thrift Stamp every day.
Save and HAVE. Stores, post offi
ces and banks sell Thrift Stamps
YOU ARE AT WAR:
BUY THRIFT STAMPS
Special Appeal Issued to Every
Pupil; It Means Future
War Savings Stamps—the answer
of a great democracy for a democratic
form of government security.
War Savings Stamps—"baby bonds"
—interest 4 per cent.
War Savings Stamps steadily in-
crease in value.
The War Savings Stamps "Torch of
Liberty" stands for the independence
we mean to win for the world.
Eat more colored beans. Save the
white ones for the soldiers.
Keep your eye on the ball all the
time and the ball In this case Is the Thrift Stamps.
saving from home consumption 100, Uncle Sam is not too busy to for-
000,000 bushels of wheat for export, get his coming manhood. He wants
Nothing else counts. Peculiar condi- i a more prosperous and independent
Hons, pet aversions, individual taste, ' people—hence WTar Savings Stamps
too much trouble, "It will cost me i and Thrift Stamps. Buy them to
more," "my wife won't stand for it" show your appreciation.
all these are excuses not reasons, | The substantial men of coming
and they will not produce a single years will be those who formed the
sbel of wheat. 'savings habit in their youth.
j with a Thrift Stamp today.
| will redeem for $5 a war savings
I stamp which may be purchased in
! the month of February for $4.13,
It is estimated by coin box manu-
[ facturers that American homes con-
I tain 10,000,000 boxes, and that an
Independence of thought and action J average of $3 is deposited In every
comes to those who have saved their j one of these. That would mean a
money against a rainy day—buy ! t0,a> of $30,000,000 which may be
tupied into baby bonds in the near
One of the salient features of this
movement is to induce people to real-
ize the importance of putting savings
and hoardings into circulation through
the medium of war savings stamps.
The purchaser helps Uncle Sam win
the war—and in addition helps hlm-
Start se" t0 become thrifty because he Is
saving money and It is growing.
Thrive On Thrift.
"When you buy a Thrift Stamp or a
War-Savings Stamp, you are practic-
ing THRIFT. When it is said that, a
person is practicing thrift, It means
that he is not only saving money, but
that be is denying himself things
that he does not actually need for
health. That he is laying money by
for a rainy day, and that he becomes
a better and stronger person by sav-
ing. If each 'of the men and f/oinun
in this country had practiced thrift
when they were younger, we would
not be stopped on the streets by men
and women who are begging for
money to buy food, nor would we
have poorhouses and other institu-
tions that must be supported from the
pockets of those who have practictd
thrift and laid by money for a rainy
"We are sure that every boy and
girl in Oklahoma wants to help the
United States to end this war, and
they can help by saving their money
and buying War-Savings Stamps and
by having everybody in the house i Hang a picture of the kaiser on the
where they live doing the same thing. | wall of the schoolroom and permit i
Don't stop with yourself, but get j every child who buys a 25-cent thrift!
others to save. When you become I itamp to stick a pin into the picture.
Your country is at war, which
means—YOU are at war.
It needs money to carry on the war
But it is not going to take your
money away from you, unless you are
comparatively well off and can spare
some of It in taxes. Even then It
takes only a small portion compared
to the service which it renders you.
The rest it asks you to loan it and
offers to pay you back with interest,
guaranteed by all the wealth and re-
sources of a hundred million people.
But there are some of you who do
not see how you can loan your govern-
ment any money. You say prices
have gone up. You say all your earn-
ings are needed for the expenses of
your daily living.
Here is where the Thrift Plan
comes in. Your government asks
you through this plan to loan it
$2,000,000,000, placing $47,000,000 as
the quota expected from Oklahoma.
To help you find this amount of money
is suggests that you look into your
daily expenditure more carefully and
see whether you are not spending
money for something that you can get
along without temporarily—until the
end of the war. It says that even a
quarter is not too small an amount to
be useful to it in the emergency.
How many of us are there who can-
not spare a quarter a day, or at any
rate a week, from our resources with-
out greatly injuring our health or our
But the government goes farther, it
says, when you have loaned me six-
teen quarters and a few cents more
I will give you a stamp that will be
W< " }S In 1923. Isn't that a fair
enough offer to encourage everyone to
intrust his quarters and his dollars,
if he has them, to the government?
CHILDREN PUNCH HOLES
IN PICTURES OF KAISER
men and women you will look back
upon to-day with the greatest satis-
faction, and say to your children that
while you were too young to fight in
the great world war you did your part
by saving your money and lending it
This will be a demonstration of the
ictivlty of the children in blotting out
kaiserism, kulterism and junkerism.
It also demonstrates in a graphic way
[hat the child has saved a quarter and
lent it to the government to help win
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