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e2v'sSMzs ((vmy rcu-& uiaic ib wiiiiiiua rue war i r A JTJl N American is capturing a Hun not because he is any heavier or stronger or older or bigger, but just because he has the fighting spirit which hi? enemy is losing. That's morale. 'Wherefore those Germans? Let's get at 'em!" Veiled an American before Chateau-Thierry. He was go ing under fire for the first time. He was wild to get there! "We are constantly on the alert and sire 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,1 "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 valoiv Morale makes Americans lad to fight for freedom. The Jack of it makes Germans hate to fight for 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!"4 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 it? Napoleoncalled morale three times as important as other factors in war.' The strain comes witlTthe first swiftchange from civil to military life, when these organizations give your man a place to meet his family, books to read and study, the hospitality of American homes, when whole cities are re adjusted to the new conditions created by having a can tonment nearby. jS It comes later, toorwhen a man" has been off in some lonely camp for weeks, when the war itself seems miles away, when letters are irregular and home seems some where 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 friendshV just beyond him, out in No Man's Land. Why you should give twice as much as you ever gave before ! The need is lor a sum 70 greater than any gift ever asked for since the world began. The Government has fixed this sum at $170,500,000. By giving to these seven organizations all at once, the; cost 'and effort of six additional campaigns is saved. Unless Americans do give twice as much as ever before, our. soldiers and sailors may not enjoy during J919 their: 3,600 Recreation Buildings 1,000 Miles oi Movie Film 100 Leading Stage Stirs 2,000 Athletic Directors When you give double, you make sure that every fighter has the cheer and comforts of these seven organizations every step of the way from home to the front and back again. You provide him with a church, a theatre, a cheerful home, a store, a school, a club and an athletic field and a knowledge that the folks back home arc with him, heart and soul J You have loaned your money to supply their physical needs. Now give to maintain the Morale that is winning the war! That's when" the men and women ot your organiza tions overseas can show our fighters that they aren't for gotten, that home is follow ing them up to the guns. Sports, entertainment, edu cation, religion, warmth and cheer and friendship these are the forces that are work ing to keep morale up to a victory 'pitchy On you, this week, depends this question of morale. These are the seven recog nized activities through which the Government enables you to staid behind your fight ers. Their value depends on just how much you, as an individual, will give to help them hasten victory. Give as you never gave before ! Give for morale!. 2.50O Libraries supplying 5,000,000 books 85 Hostess Houses 15,000 Big-brother "Secretaries" Millions of dollars of home comforts UNITED .WAR Y. U.C.A. jY.W.CA. NATX CATHOLIC WAH COUNCIL K. of C. JEWISH WELFARS BOARD WAR CAMP COMMUNITY 8ERYJCB AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION &ALVATNMY Patriotically Contributed to the Boys Over There By TEiie First National Bank and Lake Coonty Savings HAMMOND, INDIANA Trust Co.