100 Years Ago: Ad for War Loan, Poster for Farm Service

The Intelligencer March 17, 1917 (page 5)

“The Boys at the Front Are Asking—’What Are They Doing at Home?’ Are you putting your spare funds into the New War Loan? Have you money that is just lying idle, or at low interest? Your country needs your money, but is able to pay it back with good interest to you. Do what you can to Help the Empire Win the War and Back up the Boys who are Fighting for you at the Front.

All Financial men agree this Third War Loan is a most attractive issue. Whether you can subscribe a hundred or a thousand dollars send in your application.

John Stark & Co., Toronto.”

The Intelligencer March 17, 1917 (page 5)

“Comrades! If you cannot carry a rifle, you can serve your country on the farm. ‘The plow is our hope,’ declared Right Hon. David Lloyd George, the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Help the farmer increase production. BOYS. Decide now to help in the war. If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, and have good term record, you can secure promotion at school by enlisting for farm service any time between April 20th and May 20th.

MEN. The Department appeals to retired farmers, to men following no occupation (retired), to business men who can spare at least a portion of their time, to all men who can arrange their affairs so as to help some farmer. Every man is invited to enlist for farm service.

Ontario Department of Agriculture.”