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title: 'The Corpus Christi caller. (Corpus Christi, Tex.) 1918-1987, November 10, 1918, Page PAGE FIVE, Image 5',
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, ltlS
CORPUS CHWST1 CALLER
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Morale 'is Winning te Waf!
AN American is capturing a Hun not because he
- is any heavier or stronger or older or bigger, but
just because lie has the fighting spirit which his
enemy is losing.
"Where 'are' those Germans? Let's get at 'em!"
yelled an American before Chateau-Thierry. He was go
ing under lire for the first time. He was wild to get there!
"We are constantly on the alert and are afraid the
Americans are going to attack," wrote a German to his
wife. He was captured before he could mail the letter.
"The men are so embittered," wrote another Hun,
"that they have no interest in anything, and they only
want the war to end, no matter how. We are only slaves
of the Government." Now he is a prisoner, too.
Every despatch from France brings new proof of
American fighting spirit-
stories of individual valor.
Morale makes Americans
glad to fight for freedom. The
lack of it makes Germans
hate to fight tor Prussia.
Our soldier knows he is a
free-born fighter. He is no
slave of any Government.
He is part of a nation waging
war. He wants to fight. He
needn't be driven into battle.
He yells: "Let's go!"
That's morale! Let's let
them keep it! Let's keep
them keen and fit and confi
dent! General Pershing finds
that 900 men -who have a
hut to spend their evenings in
are more effective than 1000
men without ittf Napoleon called morale three times as
important us other factor; in war.
The strain comes with the first swift'ehnnge from civil
to military life, when these orgitnw'fwivc your man a.
place to meet his family, books tc .-. r.'f.iwnnd study, the
hospitality of American homes, when V m. nliies are re
adjusted to the new conditions created
M a can-
mum. Aamt mm j.
Why you should give twice as much as
you ever gave before !
The need fs for a turn 7QT frcatfer t'n any gift ever etked lor
since the work! began, lb Cwwitti&eat bs -d this nuiu st
By Aivinji to the seven orssafeella all ct oaoc, the cost and
effort of ix additional campaigns is tsv&t
I'nless menriiti do give twiee as much as ever before, our
soldier and sadon. may not enjoy during 1V19 tkctr;
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85 HwMm HfMiaes
lS,m Hrfrtwotber "Secretaries"
Millions td. doihr at home contorts
Recreation Ho tidings
1. W0 Mile oi Movie Film
lSi 1 .ratlin Stage iters
2, 'Jti0 Athletic Directors
When mi give double. ou make swrc that every fifthtcr ha the
cheer atul ct.iitit.ru i.l' these bCcn organizations every step of Use way
from home W the front anil back again. 1 'u pr-MJc him with a
church, a theatre, a cheerful Uoine, a store, a school, a club aod an
mhlcuc held snU a knowledge that the folks back home are with (sua,
bbort and soul !
You have kwned your money lo supply their physical needs.
Now ftive to maintain the Moral that is wottiintf the war!
It comes later, too, when a man has been (J!
lonely camp for weeks, when the war itself se
away, When letters are irregular and home seemsr&ume
wliere in another world, when a man has lived out in a
gun-pit or a dug-out, has slept in filthy straw, when the
bodies of his friends lie just beyond him, out in No
That's when the men and women of your organiza
tions overseas can show our
fighters that they aren't for
gotten, that home s follow
ing them up to the guns.
Sports, entertainment, edu
cation, religion, warmth, and
ciieer and friendship thaso
are the forces that are work-1
iig to keep morale up to a
On you, this week, depends
this question of morale.
Theae are the seven recog
nized activities through which
the Government enables you
to stand behind yuur fight
i rs. Their value depends on
juM. how much you, ns an
individual, vill give to help
them hasten ietnry. Give as
you never u e before I Give
for morale 1
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