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A WORTHY MOVEMENT

(To the Editor.)

Sir,—l have read with interest f.he article m to-night's "Post" in connection with the "Christmas Seal." I feel that this is something which should not be allowed to rest as merely an item o£ passing interest; the amount of good which could be done would be immense. The contribution o£ the individual by the purchase of the stamps would be very small indsed, but think of the great number o£ stamps which, are bought collectively.

Christmas time is a time when the purchase of stamps for the posting of greetings is exceptionally large, and the public would support such a scheme as this by buying the additional penny "Christmas Seal." Most people spend liberally on Christmas cards, telegrams, etc., in an effort to convey to friends and family the good cheer of Christmas. This good cheer could be made much more complete if each Christmas card had attached a "Christmas Seal" to help to establish and maintain hospitals, camps, etc., for undernourished children. I trust that an abler pen may carry this further. It would be possible to do something this Christmas if the movement can be started right away. The Postmaster-General would surely grant facilities for such a worthy object, and a committee of public men would also be pleased to give time to organise this scheme.

There is also, no doubt, a large measure of generosity in the proprietors of the Press in New Zealand who would help. Will the Mayor call a meeting of citizens to appoint a committee to deal with the matter immediately, or could a few public men, together with some of the Postal officers, form a committee. —I am, etc., CHRISTMAS SEAL.

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A WORTHY MOVEMENT, Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 109, 4 November 1927

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A WORTHY MOVEMENT Evening Post, Volume CIV, Issue 109, 4 November 1927

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