In May of 1918, as the war dragged on, American communities had greater responsibilities placed upon them. The Hamilton War Chest Fund ran a $20,000 drive, to be donated for war relief . Patriotically-inspired peer pressure was a major factor in inspiring the community to give generously. An article in Western News published on 5-9-18 reads “...those refusing to subscribe will be filed on Blue Cards in order that a record of all the unpatriotic people of the community may be preserved.” The same source says that citizens who subscribed would be rewarded with a card to place in their windows. In addition, “The Honor Roll of those subscribing [would] be published in the local papers” to be recognized for the act of patriotism. Thus, local news sources helped to supplement national and state patriotic propaganda efforts to help finance the war effort.