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HOSPITAL SATURDAY.

TO THE EDI Ton. Sir,—Although it is no use. I must nevertheless protest against the way the Hospital Saturday Association and their helpers made use of Belgium's sad plight to raise funds for our local hospital, etc. True, they are going to give 25 per cent, to the Belgian fund, but perhaps 75 per cent, of the collection was the result of the appeal on "behalf of tho Belgians. If the association arc only giving 25 per cent, of the collection, what right had they to use the Belgian colors, tho Belgian tings, costumes, and make the appeals they did on behalf of the starving and homeless Belgians, as they did? The display of tho “loaf of bread," the “Inasmuch.” the text in uso at tho stall near the (fraud Hotel, the (lags and decorations were all strong appeals to help an unfortunate country, and the result was a record collection, and the association are only giving 25 per cent, to the Belgian fund.' Judging by events, it should bo the other way round. As the Belgian appeal was so strong, and so much in evidence. 75 per cent, of the money should be given to Belgium. and tho association should be content with the remainder. All honor to those wlio worked so hard, of course, hut at the same time those responsible made a mistake in appealing through Belgian glasses to the subscribing public. I trust that not 25 per cent, of the collection will bo given, but the whole 100 per cent., for Belgium deserves it. They saved ’ the situation. If only 25 per cent, is given 1 think there will ho a. decided fall off next Hospital Saturday.—l am. etc.. SriiscnißEu. December 5.

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HOSPITAL SATURDAY., Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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HOSPITAL SATURDAY. Evening Star, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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