Polk County

Mary E. Blake




A JEEP Ready to Roll...for Every Name On Our Honor Roll!

That's the slogan of twelve hundred Younker employees for the next three weeks. A great mass-meeting was held last Wednesday morning to organize for this store's one hundred percent participation in this nation-wide campaign. Selling is our business. Enthusiasm is high.

Our plan is to sell enough War Bonds and Stamps to buy a JEEP for every name on our honor roll. A Jeep costs about $1000. 136 of our employees have gone from our store to enter the service. Our goal then is $136,000. Watch our 7th and Walnut Street corner window for daily posting of our progress in this drive.

It's a big job...ours and yours. It must be done quickly, thoroughly and successfully. We've all got to pitch in and help...buy and sell to reach the tremendous goal set for the nation. Younkers has installed special War Bond, Stamp and Corsage booths on nearly every floor for your convenience. Immediate delivery of War Bonds will be made.

Source: The DesMoines Tribune, April 12, 1943 (photograph included)

Three daughters are arriving this week to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byron B. Blake, 4111 Ashby ave. They are Pvt (f.c.) Barbara B. Blake of the marines, who arrived on Sunday night from Quantico, Va.; Miss Mary E. Blake, storekeeper, second class, WAVES, who arrived Tuesday night from Lake Hurst, N.J., and Mrs. Loren Parker of Iowa City, Ia., who will spend the weekend with her parents. Mrs. Blake and daughters left Wednesday for a short vacation at Lake Okoboji and will return this weekend.

Source: The DesMoines Register, June 15, 1944