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TIEY GAVE TILL THEY DIED
First of the American Army-they died in
France' Gresham! Enright! Hay! They died
for us. And willingly! But not, pray God, in vain!
For the sake of them, if for no other reason,
will you not give to the Red Cross which will care
for the men that follow them?
For the sake of what they died for, will you
not give-and give till the heart says stop?
None of us here can give as greatly as they
gave and as others are yet to give. But can we not
sacrifice ourselves a little? Will you take a little
from the comforts of your life and give, not a
mere "co-ascience gift" that salves your pride and
lets you say to yourself: "I have given to the Red
Cross"-but a gift that cuts down Into the quiC:
and hurts because it makes you deny yourself?
Remember-THEY gave till they died!
WOMEN OF AMERICA
What is the worth of cne baby's life?
The time has come when you must put a mon
ey value on it.
So much Red Cross money available, so many
A little less Red Cross money available, so
many babies lost by default.
It's as plain as that.
When you made that first Red Cross invest
ment you had a fairly clear idea that there was
plenty to be done and that the Red Cross would
make every dollar of money and every minute of
But have you now a clear picture of what price
somebody will have to pay for one delayed dollar
or a hundred dollars withheld?
You can't read a casual page of Red Cross re
ports from anywhere "over there" without endan
gering the coolness of your decision as to "how
Suppose .you had found "another use" for
your Red Cross money a while ago and a corres
ponding part of the piece of work described below
D~o As WE LL -L
"Gas bombs were being used. 750 children
suddenly thrust upon the Prefect's hands. Twen
t-one of the children were infants under one year
and the remainder were under eight years-herd
ed together in an old barracks, dirty, practically
unfurnished, and with no sanitary appliances.
Sick children were crowded in with the well. and
skin disease and vermin abounded. Within two
days the Red Cross workers had cleaned all the
ebildren, provided new barracks, provided medi
al care and nurCs for the babies, secured suita
ble food and classified all the refugees to prevent
the separation of members of the same family."
Was that money well spent?
Were those babies worth while? Well, how
much were they worth, per baby?
They are the future of France-the hope and
pledge of civilization. We are in their debt for
what their fathers and mothers have paid already
-in hunger, in cold, in mutilation, in slavery.
We shall pay up, too. Your first instalment
was there in time-NOW how much?
THE GREATEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD
Stretching forth her hands to all in need; to
Jew or Gentile, black or white; knowing no favor
ite, yet favoring all.
Ready and eager to comfort at a time when
comfort is most needed. Helping the little home
that's crushed beneath an iron hand, by showing
mercy in a healthy, human way; r.ebuilding it, in
fact, with stone on stone; replenishing empty bins
and empty cupboards; bringing warmth to
hearts and hearths too long neglected.
Seeing all things with a mother's seventh
sense that's blind to jealousy and meanness; see
ing men in their true light as naughty children
snatching, biting, bitter-but with a hidden side
that's auickest touched by mercy.
Reaching out her hands across the sea to NO
Man's Land to cheer with warmer comforts thous
ands who must stand and wait in stenched and
crawling holes and watersoaked entrenchments
- ~ dred
$U~scall you c~
BONDS T HINK!
gry for t
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where cold and wet bite deeper, so they write, than
Boche steel or lead.
She's warming thousands, feeding thous
and.s, healing thousands from her stores; the
Greatest Mother in the World-the Red Cross.
Your help is needed-give till the heart says
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our dollars by the hun=
for Liberty Bandages.
t the cost of a life;to give
in spare and then more,
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You would even go hun=
he sake of saving lives.
give double what you
med to give. Save lives
have more than you need
our part nobly
is space paid for by.
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