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MONSTER DRIVE

CLOTHES FOR EUROPE

PETROL FOR CAR OWNERS

, I Boys and girls and youth organisa- ; J tions, private motor car owners, the Automobile and Commercial Travelj lers' Associations, letter carriers, l Army and Post Office vehicles and j drivers, and members of the Lady : Galway Guild and other women's | societies have been welded into a ■ widespread organisation for one of ! the biggest clothes drives held during I the war period, which will take place i on Saturday next. The effort is being [ made under the auspices of Unrra i to collect clothing for the rehabilita- ] tion and relief of the peoples in the j war occupied zones. ; It has been estimated that over 1100 motor cars will be required and i the task of procuring these has been 'undertaken by the A.A. and. C.T. Clubs. Owners who give the use of ! their cars will be supplied with two gallons of petrol on arrival at the i assembly points from which they will be directed through the Automoi bile Association organisation. MotorI ists willing to help are asked to ! communicate with the latter organ- . isation. j The collection will commence at , 9 a.m. and it is confidently believed j that it -will be completed by lunch time. Door to door collections will i be made by the boys arid girls who j have volunteered, and-they will, in I their various districts, "follow the j postie" on his or her rounds, calling lon all houses along the route. The ; motor cars will then convey the I clothes to specified points where the goods will be carried by Army and i Postal vehicles to the skating rink :on the corner of Khyber Pass and Park Road, which has been placed at the disposal of the organisers by ; the Army authorities. j Members of the Lady Galway Guild will be in attendance at the ■ delivery point to receive the clothes i and deal with it as it comes in. ' Members of the Dry Cleaners' Association of Auckland are co-operating i in the scheme and will dry clean any of the clothing required at 50 per cent below normal cost as their contribution to the effort.

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MONSTER DRIVE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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MONSTER DRIVE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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