• Steve Barnett

Cash Registers to Aid War Fund

From The Indianapolis Star, Saturday, November 3: Cash registers, attended by “ravishingly pretty” girls, will be placed at downtown street corners and in lobbies of public buildings by the National Cash Register Co to aid the Indianapolis Rotary Club’s campaign to raise the city’s $40,000 (2016: $762,392) quota as part of the goal to provide a $4,000,000 (2016: 76,239,178) fund for the Fosdick Commission which is working for the United States War and Navy Departments to combat vice conditions which have developed in a score of the cantonment cities across the country. All clean-living citizens desiring to provide a better class of recreation and entertainment facilities are asked to contribute. The commission will require $3 (2016: $57.18) per soldier and sailor over the next few months to fight evil and make the camps fit to do their bit for democracy.

“Cash Registers to Aid War Fund,” The Indianapolis Star, 3 November 1917, p. 20:2



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