from Hopewell Herald
Thrift-Spending and Spend-Thrifting
by Ellis Parker Butler
Peter Patriot had a penny. Sammy Slacker had a cent. Peter put his penny in his pocket until he had twenty-five, and then he bought a thrift stamp.
Thus Peter had saved twenty-five cents for himself; he had loaded twenty-five cents to the Government; he had permitted the Government to buy twenty-five cents worth of goods, or services to win the war; he had helped business, himself, his country. He was Peter Patriot.
Sammy Slacker spent his cent for some silly, insignificant stuff -- sweets or something -- and saved nothing, did not help the Government and was simply selfish Sammy Slacker.
Peter's purchase paves paths to permanent prosperity; Sammy's silly spending signifies sorrow some day.
Moral: Buy War Savings Stamps.