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"Stickit, Kauai, Stickit!"
You but recently gave in splendid abundance, Kauai,
to the Red Cross, and a few days before "went over
the top" with the Liberty Loan; we are not finished,
Kauai-not until the Hun sues for mercy.
You are to be called on again and yet again, but this
time to INVEST and not to GIVE.
TODAY, THE 21st, is "PLEDGE DAY," and you
will be asked to sign a "Pledge Card," copy of which
appears .below, and will be given a copy of the pledge
to remind you of your obligation. The object is this:
1 st. To help finance the Government in the carrying
on of the war.
2nd. To teach the gospel of thrift, economy and
3rd. To systematize saviig as distinguished from the
present spasmodic purchasing of Thrift and
War Savings Stamps.
You will not refuse, Kauai, and say that you are call
ed on to much or to often. OUR boys "over there"
when ordered "over the top" don't refuse because
they went over last week or the day or morning be
fore, and you won't either. "Stickit, Kauai I"
National Pledge Card
I HEREBY PLEDGE MYSELF:
1. To practice economy and saving systematically.
2. To refrain from unnecessary expenditures and the purchase
3. To encourage economy and thrift among my friends and
4. To invest regularly inWar-Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps
to the amount of not less than $ weekly until
Dec. 31st, 1918.
United States ot America
National War Savings
Appointed by Hon. W. G. M'Adoo
Secretary of the Treasury
(Signature) i .
Let each person decide for himself the amount he will give each week.
These things we know:
1 . The war will go on until the Hun has been whip
ped to his knees and an honorable peace ob
tained. 2. The Government must be financed an WE must
do the financing.
3. When peace is declared we shall have in our
pockets either a certificate of indebtedness
from Uncle Sam or one of his tax receipts.
Which will it be?
Read and remember this, Kauai. The total issue of
War Savings Stamps is two billion dollars, represent-,
ing an average investment of twenty dollars for every
man, woman and child in the United States. If
there are two hundred thousand of population in
the Islands, we must purchase four million dollars
worth before December 3 1 st, 1918.
Hawaii has purchased to date $367,807.36, or an in
vestment of $ 1 .84 per capita. Nebraska at the end
of March had puhchased $1 1.06 per capita.
Don't leave this entirely to the children, Kauai. They
are doing their part, but are we grown-ups doing
ours? Is a matter of four million to be left entirely to
the children? Should Kauai wish to raise a hundred
thousand dollars, would it be left entirely to the child
ren? REALIZE THIS, KAUAI! War Savings Stamps
are the best investment in the world, paying the high
est rate of interest of any of the Government Securi
ties. You can collect your money AT ANY TIME
from the Post Office, without advance notice, and the
limit to any one individual is $1,000 maturity value.
"STICKIT, KAUAI, STICKIT!"
This Space is donated by J. I. Silva