Visual display of the United War Work Campaign as conducted in Wisconsin, November 11-20, 1918

The voluntary services of men and women throughout the state who gave
so liberally and generously of their time and energy helped Wisconsin make
such an enviable record. Without this whole-hearted co-operation, in
which the respective volunteers received nothing but the knowledge that
they were fulfilling a patriotic duty and putting their individual force
back of this country's great fight for liberty and justice, the United War
Work Campaign in Wisconsin could in no wise have succeeded to the re-
markable degree that it did.
It is impossible in this brief review, to mention by name all those who
volunteered in the state for this patriotic service; comment is necessarily
restricted to those who were connected with the state and executive com-
The influence of J. B. Winslow, chief justice of the Wisconsin supreme
court, throughout the state was of inestimable value. For many years he
has been one of Wisconsin's most beloved men and his activities as state
chairman of the general committee did much for the ultimate success of
the drive. His interview circulated through the press of the state on the
eve of the campaign, which was anticipatory of peace, was a material factor
in achieving the state goal.
To Emerson Ela, Madison attorney, who gave months of time from a
busy legal practice, belongs great credit in making the Wisconsin cam-
paign the unqualified success that it was. His unique driving force, his
splendid executive ability and his mastery of difficult problems and un-
usual situations proved a combination that spelled success in Wisconsin's
mightiest benevolent achievement.
Another volunteer who lent invaluable assistance was Justice M. B.
Rosenberry of the Wisconsin supreme court, who was appointed to take
charge of war chest and corporation subscriptions. His personality and
his tireless devotion to the task at hand helped tremendously to make the
state war chest counties go over the top in the splendid fashion that they
Professor A. B. Hall of the state university of Wisconsin, performed
yeoman service in lining up the colleges and other institutions of learning.
That campaign netted approximately $85,000.00 which was a material
factor in the state totals. Professor Hall gave freely of his time and
earned the full gratitude of the state committee for his splendid services.
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mehan and George A. Burns, both of Milwaukee, suc-
ceeded admirably in making the Victory Boy and Victory Girl campaign
achieve such splendid results. Together with Miss Roe and Mr. Bradshaw,
they pushed the work to a successful completion. They devoted valuable
time to the "Victory" campaign and threw themselves whole-heartedly
into the undertaking.
M. S. Dudgeon, secretary of the Wisconsin Free Library Commission and
a representative of the American Library Association, officiated in a most
admirable manner as chairman of the speakers' bureau. By reason of
the influenza epidemic and other circumstances he was confronted with
many difficulties but bridged them to the complete satisfaction of the cam-
paign officials. His voluntary services meant much to the campaign and


he is entitled to full measure of credit for the fine part performed by the
speakers' department.
Lining up the forces of Wisconsin women to a point where they worked
shoulder to shoulder and in perfect accord with the men, Mrs. W. L. Roach,
chairman of the women's council, achieved the objective of giving the
women of the state an important part in the United War Work Campaign.
The campaign officials are frank in their expression of gratitude for the
fine part played by the women and Mrs. Roach performed a splendid serv-
ice in helping to unify their forces.
To H. F. Lindsay of Milwaukee, state treasurer of the Y. M. C. A., who
is officiating in a similar capacity in the United War Work Campaign, be-
falls the task of collecting approximately $4,543,000 subscribed so gener-
ously in Wisconsin. This is a task that will require many months to com-
plete. He was selected for this unenviable position by reason of his
peculiar fitness for it. He is one of Milwaukee's leading business men and
his influence and ability also had a large part in that city in raising 132
per cent of its quota. Besides his duties as state treasurer in this cam-
paign Mr. Lindsay officiated as a district chairman of the district which
raised the largest amount of all the districts in the state.
The thirteen field secretaries who assisted district and county chairmen
in solidifying the various units are deserving of much credit although
figures and statistics, to say nothing of actual results, are prone to over-
look them. They were in a sense the "silent" factor in the campaign, yet
their splendid service is deeply appreciated and fully recognized by the
state headquarters. The field secretaries who served the campaign without
charge to the United War Work Campaign were George F. Werner, Apple-
ton; Wallace G. Wright, Superior; J. C. Manville, Barksdale; Joe Steiner,
Beloit; Reuben F. Trane, La Crosse; W. H. Babcock, Eau Claire; W. H.
Patey, Neillsville; H. F. Tormohlen, Appleton: the Rev. Henry Harris,
Madison; F. 0. Leiser, Madison; W. 1. Wones, Milwaukee. Besides these,
rendering splendid service, on the employed field force, were Mrs. Lucina G.
Irish of Oak Park, Illinois, and A. S. Magann of Madison.
Louis C. Bradshaw, the capable general secretary of the Racine Y. M. C.
A., who served as campaign director, devoted his best efforts to the drive.
His loyalty to the great cause was a big asset to the campaign. The gen-
erosity of the Racine Y. M. C. A. in releasing him for the United War Work
Campaign is appreciated by the state committee.
Miss Clara S. Roe, director of woman's work, was a young dynamo.
She threw her full energy and experience into the work and to her be-
longs in a large measure the credit for so fully enlisting the womanhood of
Wisconsin in the campaign.
Miss Marguerite 1. Merriman, a young newspaper woman of Moline,
Illinois, who acted as associate publicity director to Mr. Orbach, shares
any credit that might be deserved by the publicity department. Her keen
sense for news and her ability to put "punch" into news articles figured
largely in the ready acceptance by editors of the news matter sent out
from the campaign headquarters.
Miss Amanda C. Nelson, who was affiliated with Professor A. B. Hall in
the student campaign, was a vital factor in the success of that drive. Prior
to taking up her duties at Madison she was connected with the student
division of the Young Women's Christian Association of the Central De-
Lee C. H. Orbach-As he is the author of this non-Shakespearean effort