THE RED CROSS DRIVE
A year of war has come and gone. The American people have felt its burdens and now bear them with each day's increase. They know that they are engaged in a struggle which is sapping every energy and which is beginning an unlimited drain upon their every resource. Their response has been not only sufficient, but has been given in the spirit of willingness which is the great source of this nation's strength. This week they are called upon to contribute to the American Red Cross. That they will not be found wanting can only be assured through the co-operation of every individual citizen.
The college man is at all times troubled by a lack of time and money. Many students are always ready to contribute to any worthy cause. More, however, find it easier to leave it to the family or to plead off because of lack of funds. The difficulty of reaching the undergraduate's pocketbook has become proverbial, and human nature has not changed. The demands of the present week, however, must necessarily pierce the armor-plate of every man's private exchequer.
The Red Cross is a private organization recognized by the Government as an official agency for the physical repair of our Army and for the alleviation of all types of war suffering. It is in urgent need of money. These two facts constitute what must be an irresistible appeal to everyone. There is no student who cannot save enough for his contribution. The man who fails to give something, as much as he can, but at least something, is a slacker of the first order. These are plain words, but they represent a plain truth. We are living in a time which demands giving as long as one cent remains for man to give.