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lUN E 1917.
OUR FOREFATHERS—Ieft their mother countries—landed on American shores—fouqht Indians and famine-suffered untold hardships—for what? LIBERTY of thought and speech Our forefathers fought through eight long years of starvation and terrible exposure, and won the Revolution—for what? Wu( M LIBERTY— -from oppression 1/ f 1 1 Our forefathers fought and won the War of 1812—for what? 1/ W LIBERTY— -freedom of the seas liR I m Our ore f a^ers f° u ght from 1861 to 1865 and spilled the blood and Jr'l 'ML brothers on our own fair soil--and won—for what? Vj M LIBERTY tor an enslaved people jfM I lal and to preserve the Union and Our brothers rushed to arms in 1898—left our shores —fought and won the Spanish-American War—for what? _______ LIoLI v I 1 ot an oppressed neighboring p people and to uphold our Monroe Doctrine TODAY a greater duty is ours—and what shall we write into history for posterity to read? Cowardice? Money-Grabbing? Inaction? Defeat? Disgrace? What is your answer —Why do you wait? YOU MUST DO one of the two things —Enlist YOURSELF or enlist your DOLLARS. Don’t look for an avenue of escape for there is none—you’ve GOT to fight. Our young men of 21 to 30 MUST FlGHT—they have no choice. You who can’t fight MUST PAY— you have no choice. Go to your bank or trust company and arrange to BUY LIBERTY BONDS If the young men you know—your very neighbors— Unless you buy generously of LIBERTY BONDS are willing to lay their lives on the scale, you you’re a “slacker.” You must do your full duty— certainly should be willing to LOAN a few of the either carry a gun on your shoulder, or a Liberty dollars they will fight to preserve for you. Bond in your ; , i\ . I , / \\ - , i ' <a , •' ' . i- '• ' > This Ad Is Donated by PATERSON BROS. & CO., Real Estate, 171 Griswold St. Advertisement written Ivy H. E Whalen, Adcraft Club. DETROIT TIMES PAGE 3