Mr. Laurence Van Norsdall
Chain letters are among the things we read by compulsion
and criticise from force of habit. This is not because the chain
letter is bad but because it has been abused.Used patriotically this
chain letter can become a mighty link of loyalty.
Enclosed is a Government Thrift Card with the first stamp
affixed.Buy the stamps to fill it out for yourself,firm in your
conviction that this chain letter will grow to be of powerful use to
Then go to the Post Office,buy ten 25¢ Thrift stamps and
ask for ten Thrift Cards.Put one stamp in each card and fill the
blanks with the names of ten of your friends.Write them a letter like
this on your stationery and send your list of names to the War
Savings Committee,51 Chambers St. New York City.
Let's get action on this,It's one of our ways of getting
"Over The Top.".
Yours to Save and Serve
C. B. Van Norsdall
C B VanNorsdall
818 Lexington Ave. Ft. Smith Ark.
Laurence Van Norsdall Ft. Smith Ark.
Wm. Mattney Ft. Smith Ark.
W J Allen Weir Kansas
Morey Whitemore Weir Kansas
John Veatch Weir Kansas
J W Baker Weir Kansas
John Stewart Weir Kansas
James Broadley Weir Kansas
Wm. Williams Weir Kansas
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"American Red Cross Christmas Membership" card (3x5 inches)
for the Fort Smith Chapter. "Dues Paid for 1918 $1.00." Printed
in red and green, no. 8027. Made out to L.L. Van Norsdall, to whom the letter
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