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i I M w ♦ * e, ■> Fwssf $1.80 PER YEAR LEXINGfON, MISSISSIPPI, APRIL 18, 1919 VOL. 8$—No. 48 Victory Liberty Loan Organization For Holmes County DRIVE STARTS MONDAY April 21 April 21 DRIVE STARTS MONDAY ! ^ V(IW i nfJVVV ^. .. A. JACOBSON, Director of Publicity H. H. JOHNSON, Director of Speakers MORRIS LEWIS, Chairman L. E. BARR, Director of Sales GENERAL COMMITTEE WEST EBENEZER GOODMAN W. L. Simmons J. T. Skelton W. R. Ellis W. 0. Mabry Ki Harrington 'W. L. Ellis I. U. Donald J. C. Lindsey A. N. Roberts D. K. Gulledge, Publicity Mgr. LEXINGTON W. T. Brock H. A. Moore R. R. Brock C. B. Alexander M. S .Rogers C. E. White J. A. Holmes W. W. Cain C.B. Alexander, Publicity Mgr. CRUGER W. B. Burwell B. W. Humphrey S. E. Sample C. W. Mothershed E. J. Forbus E. C. Lucas M. H. Roberts L. E. Barr, R. T. Kimbrough P. H. Murphy, Guy Jordan J. R. Williams Paul Lindholng J. G. Herbert O. D. Hooker, W. L. Jordan H.' H. Johnson tcHula DURANT PICKENS C. L. Keirn J. E. Gwin F. F. Holmes E. L. Hines P. F. Luter O. W. Nixon V. Reinhard W. W. Gwin, Publicity Mgr. R. W. Downer A. B. Archer R. B. O'Reilly H. D. Morgan E. J. Hines S. L. White L. W. Parker H. A. Spivey H. C. Fisher J. F. Rogers J. L. Miller B. E. Patty, Publicity Manager TOLARVILLE J. M. Howard Mark Love J. T. Neely E. C. Mayfield J. S. Kealhofer D. J. Crawford P. M. Elmore J. U. Sheehy C. W. Melton O. P. Bentley J. E.- Wilkes P. E. Williams, Publicity Mgr. E. A. Atkinson J. E. Maxwell, J' R. Buford W. S. Guyton J. R. Hoover A. P. Yarborough J. W. Salley W. S. Atkinson, Rev. Thos. Mill. J. J. Tucker W. J. Posey H. H. Casteel H. S. Dale H. C. Tye J. W. Tyler Ed Atkinson, Publicity Mgr. FRANKLIN J. M. Powers ZEIGLERVILLE B. C. Stewart W. L. Smith EMORY J. A. Gray J. W. Eakin W. C. Downer LADIES' ORGANIZATION PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN—Miss Viola Lindholm. .< COUNTY CHAIRMAN—Mrs. George S. Beall, Jr. Lexington, Mississippi Lexington, Mississippi • i DURANT CHAIRMAN Mrs. C. G. VanKeuroi SUB-CHAIRMEN Mrs. Gallie Drane, Mrs. Gas ton Guess, Miss May Jenkins. WEST CHAIRMAN Mrs. H. A. Moors GOODMAN CHAIRMAN Mrs. G. H. Love SUB-CHAIRMEN Mrs. Hal Barber, Mrs. E. W. Pickens. TCHULA CHAIRMAN Mrs. W. W. Gwin SUB-CHAIRMEN Mrs. P. F. Luter, Mrs. Sam Foose, Mrs. Curtis Herbert. CRUGER CHAIRMAN Mrs. J. L. Miller SUB-CHAIRMEN Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Anderson. LEXINGTON CHAIRMAN Miss Loula Beall SUB-CHAIRMEN Team 1—Mrs. A. M. Pepper, Mrs. E. H. Shaddock. Team 2—Mrs. L. E. Barr, Mrs. L. P. Johnson. Team 3—Miss Annie Stigler, Mrs. W. W. Wilburn. Team 4—Mrs. Walter Gwin, Mrs. D. T. Ruff. I . t PICKENS CHAIRMAN Mrs. A. P. Yarborough SUB-CHAIRMEN Mrs. W. F. Guyton, Mrs. Johi Linam. The United States Government has just launched an issue of four and a half billions of dollars in Victory Liberty Loan Bonds and asks the citizens of Holmes County subscribe for $394,250 of the amount. While the actual flighting in the war has ceased, the expenditures have by no means stopped. There are still a million and a half of our soldiers in Europe and the cost of feeding and clothing and trans porting them back to the United States must be met. A number of soldiers will be required to remain in Europe for an indefinite period to cope with such contingencies as may be expected to arise in a reconstruction period. The Government is doing its very best in re trenching, having reduced expenses from two billion dollars per month at the signing of the armistice to one and a quarter billion dollars per month at present. ' The .new Victory Liberty Loan Bonds are made very attractive from an investment standpoint. They will draw interest at the rate of 4f per cent per annum, payable semi-annually. And to the Holmes County purchasers the local banks make an "alluring proposition. They will accept your subscription with payment of twenty per cent down and carry the balance until next fall without charging you any interest except the 4J per cent the bonds carry. It will therefore cause you no inconvenience whatever to take up your quota. Holmes County enthusiastically and patriotically went over the top in'all previous liberty loan campaigns and will readily do so again in this instance. There are no slackers here whatever, as has been abundantly proven in the past. We will fully do our share to up hold the honor of our beloved flag. Investment in Government securities have proven very beneficial to the people of Holmes County, as facts and figures will testify. Upon America's entrance into the war in 1917 the deposits in the banks of Holmes County totalled one and a quarter million of dollars. After having purchased over one miUion'dollars in Government securities, all paid out by the banks, the people of Holmes County now have over twice the amount of money on deposit than they did two years ago, due to the wholesome lessons of thrift and saving inculcated by the Government. By subscribing for Victory Liberty Loan Bonds you greatly benefit yourself and incidentally help the Government in upholding the national honor by promptly defraying all expenses incurred. The Victory Liberty Loan Bond issue is the last to be launched in connection with the war just closed up the glorious victories won by our boys on the battlefields in Flanders and France will come to naught. "put on the finishing touches," to "cinch" the transaction.* J But unless it is quickly taken It is absolutely necessary to REMEMBER, THE GOVERNMENT MUST AND WILL HAVE THE MONEY NEEDED FOR WINDING UP THE WAR. IT CANNOT SECURE IT THROUGH THE SALE OF VICTORY LIBERTY LOAN BONDS IT WILL DO SO THROUGH TAX ATION. BY THE FIRST METHOD YGU WILL GET YOUR MONEY BACK WITH INTEREST; BY THE SECOND YOU WILL PAY IT OUT AND RECEIVE NEITHER PRINCIPAL OR INTEREST. WHICH DO YOU PREFER? Headquarters in Directors Room of Merchants & Farmers Bank & Trust Co* A. JACOBSON, Publicity Director ip ***>^**VV (.