Clipped From The Piqua Daily Call
COUNTY TOPS ALL QUOTAS IN MIGHTY 7TH WAR LOAN Miami County maintained its excellent record of successfully exceeding war financing quotas in the purchase of war bonds by achieving marks of 188 per cent of its over-all quota and 101.2 per cent of its "E" bond quota in the Mighty Seventh War Loan. Co-Chairman J. L. Black of Piqua and George Hayner of Troy the Miami County War Finance Committee today made public the unofficial final statistics on the Mighty Seventh drive which closed July These figures are: Overall Quota National $14,000,000,000 Ohio Miami County Miami County (North Half). Miami County (South Half). Piqua (and Rural) Covington Bradford Ohio Miami County Miami County (North Half). Miami County (South Half). Piqua (and Rural) Covington Bradford Sales Pet. $26,313,000,000 188 713,000,000 1,399.476,400 196.28 4,508,000 8,476,078 188 2,254,000 4,301,092 190.8 2,254.000 4,174,986 185.2 2,006,040 4,020,073 200.4 135,260 121,686 90 112,700 159,333 141.3 "E" Quota Sales Pet, .$ 238,000.000 $ 219,745,400 92.33 1.373,000 1,389,561 101.2 686.500 720,038 105 686,500 669,523 97.6 611.000 652,544 106.8 41,200 39,538 96 34,300 27,956 81.5 While the co-chairmen are pleased with results, neither is entirely satisfied with the above figures pertaining to Miami county in general. "OVER TOP" DESPITE HANDICAPS They point out that Miami county might have had even better accomplishments but Jor the following reasons: (1) the "E" bond quotas in the Mighty Seventh were 156 per above the quota for the previous war bond drives; (2) the victorious of the European war; and (3) the very optimistic reports on the war that led to a certain slack-off of bond purchases; (4) the poor time for maximum investing by farmers and (5) the apprehension of industrial workers relative to future employment, lowered wage and less overtime pay, etc. "Considering all these and many other relative economic phases, we, think that any county or sub-division which attained even 60 of its quotas has done a mighty fine job," the co-chairmen declared Congratulations to Chairman Black, who heads up the Northern Miami county war financing effort, from Phil Trounstine, state WPC chairman, were received late Thursday. The state chairman Mr. Black and his bondadiers for their outstanding effort "in the successful completion of a most difficult and important task." He added that the "greatest reward is your personal satisfaction in the that you have done all and more than your country asked." COMPARISONS WITH 5TH, 6TH LOANS Chairman Black in making public figures on the Mighty Seventh loan, pointed out that results in Piqua and adjacent townships show 200.4 per cent of quota in the over-all sales and 106.8 per cent in "E" bond sales. He cited the following comparisons of the "E" bond and over-all bond sales in the 5th, 6th and 7th war loan campaigns: Sales E in 5th E in 6th E in 7th North Half $ 564,055 $555,876 $720,038 South Half 594,573 570,227 669,523 Miami County ,.., 1,158,628 1,126,103 1,389,561* Over-all Sales In 5th In 6th In 7th North Half $3,128,862 $2,283,673 $4,301092 South Half 4,363,572 3,835,531 4,174,986 Miami County 7,492,434 6,119,204 8,476,078* (*)--There is as yet unaccounted for a discrepancy between tin County WPC Recorder's totals and those of the Federal Reserve $11,000 E bond sales and $200,000 sales against the over-all quota in Seventh War Loan campaign.