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"A great iet of terey draiwii through
nll Oieanit of unsipenkiife pa1in"
Women of America!
What's the worth of one baby's life?
The time has come when you must put a MONEY value on it.
So much Red Cross money available, so many babies restored.
A little less Red Cross money available, so many babies lost by
It's as plain as that.
When you made that first Red Cross investment 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 time COUNT.
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 reports from anywhere
"over there" without endangering the coolness of your decision as to
"how much." I
Suppose you had found "another use" for your Red Cross money a
while ago and a corresponding part of the piece of work described be
low went undone:
"Gas bombs were being used. 750 children suddenly thrust upon
the Prefect's hand. Twenty-one of the children were infants under
one year and the remainder were under e' t years---herded together
in an old barracks, dirty, practically unf nished, and with no sanitary
appliances. Sick children crowded in ith the well and skin disease
and vermin abounded. Within two d ys the Red Cross workers had
cleaned all the children, provided nev barracks, provided nedical care
and nurses for the babies, secured syitable food and laissified the refu
gees to prevent the separation of nmIbers of thesime family."
Was that 1loney 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?
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