Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
April 26, 1919
For the last time the government has asked the people to put money into bonds for the purpose of paying our part of the cost of the world war.
The amount asked is much less than expected. One of the local banks reported Wednesday that the quotas submitted to individuals by the liberty bond committee, were being cut in two in order that every patron of this bank might have a chance to buy. To accept the full quotas, the bank said would put the allotment over the top, or deprive about one-half of its patrons of the privilege of investing in these bonds.
As will be seen by an article submitted by the publicity committee of the twelfth federal reserve district, which is published on page 1, the government wants the widest possible distribution of these bonds.
The Yakima bankers who snapped up the entire quota for their community did the very thing the government is asking the bankers not to do. The 4% per cent bonds bear liberal tax exemptions and are a valuable poor man's investment. The government wants the people to take these bonds as an economic aid to both investor and banker.
Heretofore Garfield county has made a creditable record by going over the top in every bond drive. Let's finish the job.
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