Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 231, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 1, 1918 Page: 4 of 8
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CHICKASHA DAILY EXPRESS CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA
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DIED IN SERVICE
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IEUTENANT ELY it is ours reverently to
aclmowledlge the service you have rendered.
To your country and ours you gave all
you had to give a life young and buoyant offered
when 3'ou had but just arrived at life's fullest under-
standing ?and more than this no man can give.
But in the giving sir you gave as well the out-
pour of your stout young heart that all of us to
whom you pass along the touch might offer prayer
and carry on in better understanding of that
ennobled cause for which no sacrifice shall be in vain.
Some of us are far behind the fighting lines of
France today. For circumstance has made two
battle lines and there must be therefore those gone
to fight and others kept behind to carry on at home.
.-if .But as you say both lines bring chance for
.deecjs well done and great investments too.
went to the post that day that your last letter to
those proud parents you left back home contained a
message not alone for them but simple and sincere
for all your countrymen as well.
Little did you know Lieutenant Ely when you
It did indeed for you uncovered the heart of all i
America when you wrote " want to say in closing'
if anything happens to me lei's have no mourning
in spirit or in dress for like a Liberty Bond it is an
investment not a loss when a man dies for his
Do you think Lieutenant Ely that we shall
soon forget your admonition or that we shall not
proudly subscribe for all we possibly can of your
country's Liberty Bonds which you so nobly glorified?
Indeed we can do no less for it seems to u3
that each subscription blank must bear your parting
salutation "for like a Liberty Bond it is an invest-
ment not a loss when a man dies for his country."
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OKLAHOMA NATIONAL BANK
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Pool, J. Edwin. Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 231, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 1, 1918, newspaper, October 1, 1918; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc729604/m1/4/: accessed January 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.