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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 18, 1919 Continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Oct. 18, 1919, continued


Medford is literally “made of bricks” altho it took a “be-a-brick-buy-a-brick” drive in the interest of little homeless ones, to show us just how many bricks we had. The campaign to raise funds to erect a fire-proof building for the homeless, nameless and abandoned babies, that are now housed in fire-trap frame buildings, moves on toward the thousand mark. Altho this is the last day of the drive, checks may be turned in, or money for the little red souvenir bricks left with the Mail Tribune any time next week. Don’t hold back. Do your bit. $1,380 is Medford’s quota, we have not quite touched the thousand mark, but we will.

This nursery will shelter the baby of the un-married mother, the baby of the young mother who has been deserted by her husband, the abandoned little one, the feeble-minded baby, the tubercular baby, in a word, the homeless baby. It will be under the supervision of the Pacific Coast Rescue and Protective society, a non-sectarian institution, under whose care is the Louise Home for unfortunate girls, and the Alberine Kerr Nursery.


St. Louis, Oct. 18.— Ten commandments for the guidance of a man’s financial life have been drawn up by a national committee of bankers and others to aid in the great drive of 1920 against the cohorts of High Cost of Living.

This decalogue for the frugal man to stiffen his morale in a battle to save something from the profiteers and rent raisers is part of the program of the National Thrift Week to begin January 17 next.

Plans for rallying the armies of money savers for the 1920 drive by holding this thrift week were approved by the American Bankers’ association in its recent convention in this city. The idea already had the endorsement of the United States League of Building and Loan association, National Federation of Construction Industries, Retail Credit Men’s association, National Association of Life Insurance Underwriters, National Credit Men’s association, The American Life convention and other national bodies.

The ten commandments as recommended by Walter W. Head, of Omaha, vice president of the National Bank section of the American Bankers’ association, are:

1. Make a budget.

2. Keep an intelligent record of expenditures.

3. Have a bank account.

4. Carry life insurance.

5. Make a will.

6. Own your own home eventually.

7. Pay your bills promptly.

8. Invest in war savings stamps and other government securities.

9. Spend less than you earn.

10. Share with others. Thrift without benevolence is a doubtful blessings.

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