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TRUE SELF-DENIAL FOR THE BELGIANS.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—Dunedin, in common with other British possessions, in that noble spirit which has inspired our great and noble. Empire, is raising funds to assist the worse than homeless in Belgium. Those hero who are guiding the public mind (not forgetting the Press) deserve praise for the time and energy so spent. 'J he public and secondary schools are asked to forgo their annual prizes and donate the amount to the Belgian fund. The minority win prizes, so the majority do not suffer. Jha teachers and committee are saved the labor of getting up concerts and otherwise raising money for tho prize fund. But, sir, I'"submit "wo are not going far enough in self-denial for this Belgium fund. Let us all to try to practise a real self-denial week, to which each can contribute his oilier share. Total abstinence, just for a week, from lollies, tobacco, whisky, beer, etc.. picture shows; start earlier for business, and walk instead of tramming;- take a bread-and-butter lunch, instead of going for a .--hilling dinner or tramming it to and from home for dinner ; and could we not do without our daily papers for just one week? The shopkeepers and others concerned are so humane and patriotic that thev would gladlv encourage "Belgium Fund Self-Denial Week." Will romo F.I.A.N.Z. work out the probable amount so raised in Dunedin and suburbs?—l am, tie, AvnvEKr. October 20.

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TRUE SELF-DENIAL FOR THE BELGIANS., Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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TRUE SELF-DENIAL FOR THE BELGIANS. Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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