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Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 30, 1944 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 30, 1944 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 30, 1944
Caption
Red Cross Total Mounts Although the Red Cross drive in Washtenaw county will not officially close until tomrrow, the county has already gone more than $9,000 beyond its goal of $92,500, and Lassie County and Laddie Ann Arbor happily added two and a half "$" signs to the record today, showing that the Red Cross total now stands at $101,521. Lassie County added one and a half "$" sings to her side of the big white cross, showing that the county outside Ann Arbor has contributed $35,287, or an increase of $4,287 over its quota of $31,000. Laddie Ann Arbor added one "$" sign on his side showing that the city of Ann Arbor has contributed $66,234, or $4734 over its quota of $61,500. Although the "$" signs have already filled the original cross used to keep a record of the donations, and have been crowded off to the side, reports from Red Cross headquarters say that more money is yet to come, and that Laddie and Lassie will still have work to do.

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 28, 1944 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 28, 1944 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 28, 1944
Caption
Red Cross Goal Passed In Washtenaw County Laddie Ann Arbor and Lassie County nearly burst with pride as they finished filling in all the white spaces on the cross and hunted for more room as the Red Cross drive for funds went over the top today to the tune of $96,244. Lassie County clapped her hands with glee when she learned this morning that the county outside Ann Arbor had gone eight per cent beyond its quota of $31,000, and was now credited with collections of $33,507. Because the county came in first in the race today, Lassie was permitted to fill in her "$" signs first and she chalked up her 16th sign for the county which represents the extra margin the county has given. Laddie Ann Arbor felt pretty good himself as he put the 48th "$" sign on the cross, signifying that not only had Ann Arbor exceeded its quota by two per cent, but that the total for the city and county was four per cent beyond its goal. Congratulations are in order for everyone who has worked to make the "$" signs for the Red Cross grow, and the people of Washtenaw county can know that through their efforts the county has once more gone over the top for a good cause.

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 21, 1944 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 21, 1944 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 21, 1944
Caption
Elven "$" Signs To Go! When Laddie Ann Arbor and Lassie County mark up 11 more "$" signs on the Cross, Washtenaw County will be over the top in its Red Cross drive. Today we had only $20,945 to go to reach our quota of $92,500. Each "$" sign represents $2,000. Ann Arbor today reported a total of $49,387 turned in to headquarters. That's 80 per cent of the city's $61,500 quota. Six more "$" signs will finish Laddie Ann Arbor's share of the Cross. Lassie County has 4 1/2 "$" signs still to go. Returns from Ypsilanti and the towns and rural districts of the county will have to come faster if Lassie County is to fill her space as quickly as Laddie Ann Arbor. Let's pass the quotas this week!

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 24, 1944 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 24, 1944 image
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Ann Arbor News, March 24, 1944
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Red Cross Moves Ahead White space is gradually being swallowed up by the impressive "$" signs as Lassie and Laddie both work busily today chalking up their 40th sign representing the $80,274 now credited to the Red Cross War Fund total. Laddie Ann Arbor has an edge on Lassie County today as the city of Ann Arbor moved ahead of the outside county and Laddie added two mor "$" signs, making a total of 27, while Lassie County finished up her 13th "$" sign. Ann Arbor is now credited with $53,858, or 87.5 of its $61,500 quota, while the county outside Ann Arbor has collected $26,416, or 85.2 of its $31,000 quota. Lassie and Laddie are working up a little competition to see who gets to fill in the rest of the white space, and how they will come out depends entirely upon the people of Ann Arbor and the county. Pick your favorite and give to the Red Cross!

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 25, 1944 Photographer: Eck Stanger

Campbell Smith (representing Ann Arbor) and Saundra Wares (representing the county outside Ann Arbor) Show the Red Cross Drive's Daily Score, March 25, 1944 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, March 25, 1944
Caption
Getting Near The End! Laddie Ann Arbor and Lassie County are really getting to the interesting part of their work these days. And that part is to see which of them will be the first to markup his last "$" sign for the regular quota and start on extras. The race is as close as any good race should be with Laddie Ann Arbor a trifle ahead on a percentage basis. The little boy now has chalked up 92.6 per cent of the 31 "$" signs he hopes to have marked in early next week. His friendly competitor has marked in 89 per cent of the 15 1/2 signs she must draw before her quota is reached. Today's markings show two more "$" signs in the rapidly-filling cross and the figure represented is $84,563.79. Of that amount, $56,947.47 has come from Ann Arbor contributors while $27,616.32 represents out-county solicitations.