The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 24, 1944 · Page 5
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November 24, 1944

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1944 BLYTIIEVILLE COUK1KU NEWS P A r 1 ti 1 ItM V I? >t "'" *"'• l Avly p 1 Vfc & 11 (i*/>">^)/ <i 5 * i', WE MOVE closer to victory, it wouldn't be surprising if you were saying to yourself—"Whsjt's the big idea of asking for all this additional money now? Isn't the war almost over?" ' • ' ~ No sir, it is-not-Not by a long shot. Of course, for many months now you've heard rViostly about thewar w'itn'^—----' : -" where our greatest effort is concentrated. That's"... people have the idea that the war's practically over. But make no mistake about it—nothing could be farther from the truth! The Japanese war is a tremendous under-' taking, and victory will come high. We'll have,to fight every inch of the way. Everything Costs More - in the Pacific War The European war is expensive, but almost everything in the Pacific war will cost more. Take transport costs, form- stance : Because of the longer distances, the same amount of freight costs 25 per cent more when shipped to the South Pacific than to Europe. And it takes twice as many cargo ships in the Pacific to support a task force of a given size because turn-around time is twice as great! More Planes... Tanks ... Ships ... Oil In addition, we shall need more of everything. More B-29 Superfortresses that cost $600,000 each. More P-4?Thunderbolts that cost $50,000 each. More M-4 Tanks, with bulldozer blades, that cost $67,417 each. More amphibious tanks ABOUT THE WAfilOAN —more aircraft carriers-more supply ships-more gasolin? and oil than it took for the invasion of Europe! Care for the Sick and Wounded ' „„. a M;anyone. : forget, we shaded more...„,...„..,,_ v. stations-more clearing stations-^rnore evacuation hospitals —more convalescent hospitals—more hospital ships. For many, many years the sick, wounded, and otherwise . disabled veterans will'require medical attention and care. That's the least Uncle Sam can .do in appreciation of what they've done for us. ;•.;• . / Maintenance for Millions Did you ever stop to think'how much money it costs lo maintain the 11 to 12 million men and women in our army and navy? Whether the men are actually fighting*or not, they must be fed, housed, transported from one training center or battle area to another, cared for in a hundred and one different ways. That all costs money and will continue to until the last man demobilized is back in civilian clothes. In addition, millions of dollars will be required for mustering- out pay, for various benefits and services voted by Congress to help the boys get started in civilian life. These are reasons enough why patriotic Americans will want to buy heavily during the Sixth War Loan. But here are still more— Winning the Peace - for Your Country If we're to 1 win the peace ns well as the wa'r, the cost,of living must be kept down and the purchasing power of money preserved. A reckless inflation that would necessarily be followed by the catastrophe of deflntion-witli its .unemploy- meh^bankruptcies,|vii S e> I y and lieartdche—must bepreventedn at all cost, ,. . •''.(.'' •, Let's make no mistake.-* dangerous"period lies ahead. The American people fiavc nothing to-fear, however, if they show, in the future, the same common sense they have shown in the past, and continue to put every penny over rock-bottom expenses into the purchase of more and more War Bonds. Winning the Peace-for Yourself Want another important reason? Yourself! There Isn't a better or safer investment in the world today than War Bonds. In helping your country, you are also helping yourself! Never 'in- our entire history lias;,if been so necem^Ttolavc as right now. WeMl need money, indi- ' vidually, for education^ repairs, replacements,, retirement—and we'll need n Jot of it. As you can see there are many reasons, important reasons, why our Government must have the financial support of everyone, and have it for many months to come. Let all Americans do their part — for their own sake, for their country's. '(id ;*<fi ?*)!/' BUY A XTRA 100 WAR BON t v.A » i This Message Contributed to the 6th War Lean Effort by Hubbard Furniture Co. and Hubbard Hardware Co. - j. , i»<f»>tt « l I t J it-

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