Indiana Historical Collections Volume 8

Indiana Historical Collections Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... Secretary McAdoo gave out a statement from Washington copied in all of the metropolitan papers in which he announced that there would be no extension of Liberty Loan subscriptions beyond Saturday, the closing night. He added 43. Ibid; telegrams dated October 15, 1918. that it would be necessary to have a fifth and perhaps a sixth loan campaign, regardless of the outcome of Germany's peace proposals. It therefore was the duty of the nation to subscribe to the utmost in the Fourth loan, and he expressed his full confidence in the belief that the $6,000,000,000 total would be reached. "I don't know exactly where all that money is coming from," he said, "but I know it is coming." Frenzied Effort Marks Close of Fourth Campaign With a determination such as characterized the onward marching troops in line of battle, the leaders started out to make the last two days the most eventful of all. On the night of October 18th, with only one day left to complete the drive, the northern counties "went over the top" with room to spare. The district quota of $108,750,000 was oversubscribed by $1,565,850, at the close of business that night, with eleven counties still doubtful. The seven counties which reported to the state headquarters that they had exceeded their quotas on October 18 were Fulton, Howard, Huntington, Jennings, Parke, Tippecanoe and Tipton; and their total had carried the state past the goal. By noon on the last day of the campaign but two counties, --Marion and Wells, --remained "black" on the Loan map. On the last day of the drive Marion County succeeded in the gigantic task of raising almost a million and one-half dollars. At ten o'clock on the last night, Josiah K. Lilly, chairman of the executive...
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236595483
  • 9781236595485