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P.A. WELLINGTON, Friday. Opening the annual meeting of the Joint Council of the Order of St. John and the Red Cross Society today, the Governor-General, Sir Cyril Newall, quoted figures showing the tremendous amount of work carried out and the faithful service rendered by members working for the Joint Council.

The number of parcels packed under the auspices of the Joint Council to May IS, 1945, was 1,139,624. That meant 5600 tons of food. No fewer than 2,215,248 tins of tea were packed. Distribution of comforts to sick and wounded in hospitals included 55,000,000 cigarettes and 12,0001b of tobacco, also 5500 hospital bags, ll,000»face cloths, 18,000 handkerchiefs, 6500 pullovers and 6500 pyjamas. "This is a very fine record of service," said his Excellency.

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JOINT COUNCIL'S WORK, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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JOINT COUNCIL'S WORK Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 177, 28 July 1945

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