Monday, July 13, 2009

From "South Hadley in the World War" published by the Town of South Hadley, 1932:

From "South Hadley in the World War" published by the Town of South Hadley, 1932:

Page 27, "Local Activities:

When the United States entered the war, the first committee to be chosen was The Committee of Public Safety, who served during the war period. The members were: Chairman, Fred M. Smith; Secretary and Treasurer, Martin J. Judge..."

Page 37, "Liberty Loans:

In October, 1918, during the midst of the influenza epidemic, the fourth Liberty Loan was launched. This loan...was the largest financial transaction which had ever taken place in the world. It was known as the "Fighting Fourth" and the campaign was in charge of Martin J. Judge, chairman, and Mrs. William O'Brien, chairman of the Women's Committee. The quota was $175,000 and again South Hadley went "over the top" with $225,000...

The campaign for the United War Work fund was launched in October, 1918, under the direction of Martin J. Judge and Mrs. F.M. Smith..."

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