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The Town Clerk received the follow ing letter from tbe bon. sec. of tbe New Zealand French Red Cross Fund

"At a Meeting ef the Council of tbe Auckland French Club held yesterday, it was resolved that tbe "Frenob Tri colour Day" in aid of tbe N.Z, French Red Cross Fund be held on Friday, the 25th of February next, simultaneously throughout the Dominion. As already advised, in towns and cities which have a sufficiently large population, it is suggested tbat Street Bales of tricolour _ags,_ flowers, sweets, eto, be held during the- day- j time, and some fitting function at

night to orown "the day." 1 It is suggested that Picture Theatre proprietors be approaohed to allow part of their takings on tbat r night to be handed over to you so as ■~' ' to Bwell your gift to our Fund; a full programme of Frenob numbers, including some patriotic items, their orchestras opening and closing with ~ tbe Marseillaise, whiob no doubt would create much enthusiasm and be _ manifestation of this Dominion's friendship towards France. An esoellent idea, emanating from tbe Wellington committee, is, tbat at the dose of the evening function, a " flag, large enough for hoisting on a - flagpole, be sold by auction. This occasion for showing practical ** sympathy with our gallant French Allies is unique, we are anxious to give everyone in tbe Dominien an op* portunity of showing tbeir appreo iation of tbe splendid and berioa qualities disclosed by tbe French Army in this terrible war. Everything that is possible is being "** done by tbe French people for our British boys at the front, as far as we know this is the only appeal to be ' made in New Zealand on behalf of this most deserving work tbe Frenob Red Cross. We trust tbat your com

' mitfcee will cooperate with us and tbereby.allow as to add your name to "tbe Dominion List of helpers and donors, which will be forwarded officially through the Consul for " France to his government .. Should tbe 25tb February be found Unsuitable for your town, you can arrange another date as preferred by yon. S} Any further particulars will gladly to supplied by return mail." The Mayor, Mr G. Armstrong, is taking up the matter in Akaroa, and February 25th will be observed as French Tricolour Day.

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HELPING OUR FRENCH ALLIES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3516, 25 January 1916

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HELPING OUR FRENCH ALLIES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3516, 25 January 1916

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