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OiUbir 17, 1018.
Don't Wait to be Drafted!
Volunteer as Patriots for Government Work!
Carpenters 60c, Laborers 35c per hour
The Government at Washington has called upon the citizens of KENTUCKY at once
to furnish the men to build or lose for the State entirely the wonderful Camp Henry Knox, at
Stithton, designed to be the greatest Artillery Training Camp in the United States.
The credit and good name of the Commonwealth of KENTUCKY must be upheld. And the
State MUST NOT lose ihis great plant, calling for an investment on the part of the United States
Government of from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000.
Up to this time the work has lagged for want of men. It is now up to the men of Kentucky
to volunteer, or be forced to do so later on. There is no middle course.
TEN THOUSAND WORKMEN MUSf COME FORWARD !
CARPENTERS AND LABORERS
Wages arc high and are fixed by the Government. Carpenters 60
cents an hour. Laborers 35 cents an hour. Carpenters and laborers
work ten hours each day, receiving- pay for eleven hours. Saturday
afternoon and Sunday work (not compulsory) double pay for carpen
ters; time and a half for laborers.
Free sleeping quarters provided with new cots and blankets.
Meals 30 cents each. Transportation free to laborers and charges are
advanced to carpenters from any point in the State.
SANITARY CONDITIONS ARE OF THE BEST
Camp Knox was selected for a permanent site because it is located
on the highest point of land on the Illinois Central between Louis
villcand New Orleans. Camp Knox has one of the best health records
in the country.
PATRIOTIC WOMEN OF KENTUCKY
See to it that every able-bodied man in the State, not engaged in
other War Industries, volunteers his services at high pay, to help get
this great permanent Kentucky camp ready for the brave boys of this
Commonwealth and other States, now billited in tents at Camp Tay
lor and West Point, so they will not have to suffer the privations of
General Washington and the Continental Army at Valley Forge.
If it is not your own son who must be housed at Camp Knox this
winter, it is the boy of some other mother all of them training to
protect our Liberty in the great fight for Freedom.
Provided men do not volunteer for this well-paid and necessary
patriotic work, it is the duty of every loyal Kentucky woman to re
port them to the nearest United States Employment Service, just as
they would a Hun Spy or an Army Slacker.
Show them their Duty!
Make them Volunteer!
Take their places!
CAMP KNOX MUST BE READY DECEMBER 1
Before cold weather sets in, barracks at Camp Knox to shelter
not less than 30,000 Army boys, and stables for at least 15,000 ani
mals muit be completed. This is imperative.
Full-blooded Kentucky co-operation can complete quarters for
not less than 50,000 soldiers and 30,000 animals in that time, if all
'work together. It is a man-sized job, all right, even for Kentuckians,
but it can be dune, as Kentuckians never fail in what they undertake.
The fair name of the old Commonwealth the Fourteenth State
to be admitted in the Union is at stake in the National Capital and
before the Country at large.
If your work it non-essential, give up some of your men at once
and advise them to go to Camp Knox. If the call for Volunteers is
not heeded, you may be required to shut down completely. We do
not wish to do this by compulsion.
This is no time for shilly-shallyine.
The work is Vital. It is Imperative.
Be a Volunteer and Go at Once!
We must have ACTION.
MEN, MEN AND MORE MEN TO SAVE' KENTUCKY!
This is an EMERGENCY necessitating drastic action W the call
for voluntners is not heeded.
When the order came from Washington telling what Kentucky
had to do to save Camp Knox for the State, Federal Director Pratt
Dale, of the United States Employment Service for Kentucky, im
mediately held a War Council of affiliated interests, composed of
Major W. H. RadclifL Constructing Quartermaster at Stithton; John
Griffiths & Son Company, builders of Camp Knox for the Govern
ment, and O. L. Taylor, District Organizer ' of Kentucky, United
States Public Service Reserve; Edward W. Hines, State Chairman
State Council of Defense. Determined action was decided on. All
Government agencies will be invoked to secure the necessary men.
Let the word go out broadcast of Kentucky's need of men in this
greatest of humanitrian war works housing our soldiers.
LetMt go out at once.
Preach it from the Pulpit.
' Shout the need from the housetops.
Organize the Workers at once and report th,em to your nearest
United States Employment Service or to your County Chairman,
United States Public Service Reserve. x
IT CAN BE DONE WITH YOUR HELP
Georgia furnished 5,000 men to save its picric acid plant raised
them in two weeks. Kentucky can do even better
Majoi Radcliff says: "Every nail you drive, every brick you lay,
every bit of real work done, will add to the growing load around the
Kaiser's neck. The war won't wait!"
Men and Women "of Kentucky Do your duty for your Country
and your Commonwealth and help us to Protect YOUR Boys.
Communicate at Once With Any of the Following
SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OFFICES ,
At Any of the Following Places:
Louisville, 525 W. Market St.; Lexington, 129 Market St.; Covington; Paducah; Bowling Green; Middlesborough; Ashland; or to ,
Your Own Co'unty Chairman of the U. S Public Service Reserve
(Signed) PRATT DALE, Federal Director, U. S. Employment Service
FRANK L. McVEY, State Director, U. S. Public Service Reserve
E. W. HINES, Chairman Kentucky Council of Defence
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