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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. SALEM. OREGON .SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9. 1918.
ow your boys changed
Why you should give twice as
"much as you ever gave before!
THE need la for a sum 70 greater than
any gift ever asked for since the war
began. The Government has fixed this sum
, By giving to" these seven" organizalionTall
at once, the cost and effort of six additional
campaigns is savedv
Unless Americans dciveTtwice as niuch as
ever before, our soldiers and sailors may not
enjoy during 1919 their
3600 Recreation Buildings
1000 Miles of Movie Film
100 Leading Stage Stars
2000 Athletic Directors
2500 Libraries supplying5,000,000 books",
83 Hostess Houses
15,000 Big-brother "secretaries"
Millions of dollars of home comforts
.When you give double, you make sunTthit
every fighter has the cheer and comforts of
these Seven organizations every step of the
way from home to the front an,d back again.
tYou provide him with a church, a theatre, a
cheerful home, a. store, a school, a club and
an athletic fieldand a knowledge that the
folk back home are with him, heart and soul!
You have loaned your money to supply their
Now-'give- toTmiilntaln' the" Morale' that b
winning the warl
TT was just a quiet little city in the Middle West a few months ago. Let's
A call it Peaceville, because it was just like dozens' of other cities before the
war came along and changed them overnight
In normal times, Peaceville's population was about 10,000. Life ran
smoothly and there was plenty of -leisure for everybody.
Then came the war. And with it came a camp of 50,000 men at the
very outskirts of Peaceville. Soon the soldiers came pouring into town
20,000 at a time looking for something to do.
Every hotel, every restaurant, every candy store, every movie show,
the one small theatre all these put up the "Standing Room Only" siga
The sidewalks and the streets -were packed. The men were on leave, en
titled to have a good time, and there was nowhere to go I
A call went out from Peaceville a call for help. It went to one of
these organizations which called in some of the others and shoulder to,
shoulder they went to work. '. . . '
And look at Peaceville now I v
See the Soldiers' Clubs, the cafeterias, thesanitary barber shops, the I
information booths, the homes where soldiers are invited to come for dinner,!
the good theatrical attractions free' to men in uniform the dances where the
nicest girls in town can meet the boys upon a wholesome, friendly ground. :
See the hostess houses at the camps where the mothers, fathers, sisters
and sweethearts can meet their boys in surroundings that seem like home.
See the way the automobile owners give a lift to every man they meet
upon the road. Go to entertainments organized and sponsored by the
churches and civilian clubs and fraternal societies and public institutions
See how profiteering-has been run clear but of Peaceville.
Up and down this country, wherever troops are gathered in the great
cantonments, this problem of Peaceville is being met Even in the biggest 1
cities where a few thousand soldiers more or less hardly seem to make much !
difference, this work has been and is quietly going on to find diversion for !
the men on leave, to open up the great big heart of cities, to organize1
their hospitality. , .
This problem of moralo begins at home. Right at our doors our fighters
must be started right Morale will hasten victory. Give, to let these organi-:
zatiqns help your boy every step of the way from home to battle-line and1
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