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Hundreds of Auckland homes which were missed during the recent clothes drive for Unrra, were due for calls by senior pupils of primary schools assisting in a supplementary drive to-day, but unfortunately, due to the short notice received, some headmasters were unable to arrange for their pupils to take part in the collection. The Lady Galway Guild enlisted the help of the Headmasters' Association, which met on Friday* and arranged to notify the various headmasters that the drive was to be held to-day. A list of houses and streets from, which parcels had not been collected was supplied to the Headmasters' Association. The headmasters did not receive their notification until they arrived at their schools this morning, and some felt, they could not give their pupils time off to-day. Others, however, had their boys and girls on the job early this morning, and at least. one headmaster assisted with his own car. Presumably those schools which did not take part in the drive to-day will do so another day this week. Wool Presses Bale Clothes The speed and efficiency with which the women are working at the depot in Khyber- Pass can be judged from the fact that intone week they have packed 180 cases, comprising 24,960 garments. These cases have now left the depot for dispatch overseas. . Extra assistance is now being given by Army and Air Force personnel, while business girls and Training College students are helping in the evenings, so that work goes on daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wocl presses to bale the clothes have been installed in the past few days. The volunteers are also endeavouring to get a conveyor belt installed to facilitate the handling of the clothes, but so far, although electric ; .mdtors haye been offered, no canvas has been obtained for the belt. "In spite of all the help we are receiving, the mountain of clothing does not get any smaller, as clothes are still pouring in," said Mrs. M. B. Svensen, organising secretary of the Lady Galway Guild, this morning.

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CLOTHES DRIVE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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CLOTHES DRIVE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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