“Full garbage pails in America mean empty dinner pails in America and Europe.” – Herbert Hoover, United States Food Administrator, NCR News, November 1917 Men rushed to answer the nation’s call to arms when the United States entered the Great War. The wives and mothers who were left behind were encouraged to not only work →
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“Our old shopmates, our brothers, and our sons are standing between our homes, our country, our flag, and moral and industrial slavery.” – L.J. Judson, NCR News, March 1918 With thousands of Dayton fathers and sons answering the nations call to arms during the First World War, many a window throughout the city featured a →
““In times of war “neutrality” means one of two things: Treason or cowardice.” – Anonymous, NCR News, April 1918 When the United States entered World War I in 1917, Dayton was a manufacturing powerhouse, and as such, supplied the Allies with essential parts and equipment needed to win the war. The city also provided manpower, as →
“Some of our girls seem to have grave fears as to just how our “boys” are greeted upon their arrival “over there”.” – Anonymous, NCR News, October 1918 By the time the United States entered World War I in 1917, a patriotic fervor was sweeping the nation due to the persuasive effect of government propaganda. →