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Will Become Increasingly Important Document If Public Support Accorded.

  Since the good news of victory in Europe, public interest in the Service Records at the Public Library has greatly increased. During the past week many people from town and country visited the library to examine these records. In every case they have approved the arrangement and expressed a desire to see it completed. It is a source of pride to those responsible that their work is admired but it is much more pleasant and encouraging for them when it is supported. The work is only begun because a complete coverage of the town and two counties is the goal. Contributions are coming in steadily but there are still hundreds or thousands of service men who are not even mentioned in the file. From the first, assurance was given to the relatives and friends that the records were not to be paraded but filed in suitable drawers. It was felt that this policy would be approved by those who disliked publicity, but it has proved less successful than the photo-record of a local businessman and only one quarter as complete as the list supplied the Business Girls of Lindsay of Lindsay boys serving overseas.

  Press notices have failed to attract the attention of scribes in outside centres. There have been no contributions from such towns and villages as Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Omemee, Minden, Coboconk, Little Britain and other centres all known to be well-represented in this war. It is feared the records will fall short unless the people themselves take this invitation to bring in the records of their own soldier, sailor or airman, that it may be included in this file. Every man or woman who is serving or has served in uniform from these counties, should be listed.

  It is strange that interest and enthusiasm in this project was aroused in a centre not eligible for entry. The community of Janetville with many loyal sons in the service was early to note the value of such a record and expressed a desire to be included in it. Because the objective was Victoria and Haliburton Counties they were not encouraged to submit records of these men. Unless the centres not included get busy now and submit a list of their community's servicemen for entry this will be very much regretted.

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