Gordon Buck, wants to sell pony to buy Liberty Bonds
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Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 18 Apr 1918, p. 1, column 3


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Gordon Buck, of 1215 Lake avenue, is 10 years old, a patriot and possessor of a fine Shetland pony, with cart and all necessary driving equipment. He thinks there is no better way of serving Uncle Sam at this time than to invest in Liberty bonds, "until it hurts." With that in mind the youngster has decided upon a unique plan by which he intends to secure funds to invest in his Uncle Sammy's loan. Namely he will sell his pony and complete outfit, in a "lump," for $150, said cash to be immeditely converted into Liberty loan bonds. The pony is now on sale at the family residence.
"General," for that's the name of the pony, has been the valuable pet of the Buck family for the past three [?] sand magazine subscriptions [sic] and, incidentally, might almost be termed a "liberty" pony, since his rental to other Wilmette families during the period of the last Liberty loan netted his owner sufficient funds to purchase a $50 bond at that time.
The sale of the pony is going to represent a big sacrifice on the part of his owner who is determined to sell notwithstanding the fact that is certain to hurt.
Gordon Buck is the son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Buck.


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Age 10; 1215 Lake Ave.; Photo child with pony

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Date of Publication:
18 Apr 1918
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Buck, F. A. ; Buck, Gordon
Local identifier:
Wilmette.News.82902
Language of Item:
English
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Gordon Buck, wants to sell pony to buy Liberty Bonds