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The Victory Boys, Renville County Journal, 11-8-1918

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The “Victory Boys & Victory Girls” is a new organization – an outgrowth of the needs of funds to carry on War Activities and of the enthusiasm of the young folks of our land to do their mite to encourage the older boys who have gone to the front. A nucleus of a “Victory Boys” organization was formed in the Journal office the other evening. As the organization grows, the names of the new members will be published in the Journal. Application for membership may be handed in to any member of the Journal staff or the Post Office force. Suggestions as to how to earn the money required will be cheerfully given.

Palmer Gilbertson, Harold Johnsrud and Zieberg Birk have each pledged themselves to earn and give $5.00 to the United War Fund Campaign. This entitles them to membership to the “Victory Boys”, a new boy’s organization now springing up all over the country. The purpose is to enroll every boy in the land to back their older brothers, over in France.