100 Years Ago: Hastings Passes Million and a Half, Poster for Victory Loan Campaign

The Intelligencer November 29, 1917 (page 2)

“The Victory Loan Campaign will end on Saturday night. After that any person wishing to participate in the greatest investment offered in any country, will have to purchase in the open market, if they can purchase at all. …  The banks will carry the Bond for you for one year, and you can pay in instalments. There will be no interest charge beyond what the Bond pays. …

Yesterday was the biggest day yet for the County of Hastings, $163,400 was sold during the day, and this brings the grand total up to $1,585,400, or more than a million and a half. …

A very successful meeting was held in Deloro last night. Mr. W. B. Evans, the County Organizer, went out from here and gave the employees of the Smelting and Refining Co., a good talk on Victory Bonds. Mr. F. A. Bapty, the sec.-treas. of the Company has been working very hard out there, having secured 82 subscriptions for a total of $25,100, ranging from $4,000 to $50.

The C. W. Lindsay, Limited have a very nicely decorated Victory Loan window. All the merchants should get busy and give Victory Bond windows for the balance of the week.”

The Intelligencer November 29, 1917 (page 8)

Poster for Victory Loan Campaign“400,000. 400,000 fighting men have offered their lives for Canada. 400,000 Victory Bond buyers should stand behind them. There should be a bond buyer behind every soldier. Have you taken your place in the ranks? If not

‘Fall In!’ Only Three Days More.”