OUR TOBACCO FUND
(The district branch of the Newspapers Patriotic Tobacco Fund).
OUR SPLENDID LOCAL REGIMENTS.
How our Tobacco Fund is Cheering the Men.
Not a single man in our local regiments or battalions need be without the comfort of a cigarette or a pipe of tobacco, if only our readers will continue their support of our Tobacco Fund and explain to their friends the advantages and privileges we have obtained for their convenience.
Not only continued support is wanted, if we are to accomplish our object, but increased support also. We want more of our readers to take advantage of the arrangements we have made, which enables them to send a small supply of cigarettes or tobacco at regular intervals, duty free and post paid, to their own friends and relatives at the front.
These fine fellows want a smoke every hour of every day. They don't want a lot of cigarettes or tobacco sent to-day and then to wait for weeks before the next parcel arrives. They can't carry a lot around with them—their kit is cumbersome enough already—but they want a small supply regularly and often. This is just what you can arrange through our Tobacco Fund.
Moreover, we want our readers to remember—when arranging to send parcels of smokes through our Tobacco Fund to their friends—that there are many friendless soldiers in our local regiments, and battalions, friendless in the sense that, unlike other fellows, they have no one at home able to send them regularly the smokes for which they are constantly clamouring.
And so, when you send your remittance with instructions for parcels for your own friends, please include as large a donation as you can for sending 1/- parcels containing 50 good cigarettes and a packet of splendid smoking tobacco to such friendless soldiers.
By reason of our association with the Newspapers Patriotic Tobacco Fund, of which our fund is the branch looking after the fighting-men for our own district, the distribution of our General Fund parcels is made through Sir Edward Ward, the Director-General of Voluntary Organisations. This ensures our Tobacco Fund parcels going just to the local men who are most in need of them.
Sir Edward Ward is the supreme head of a special department appointed by the Government to control all patriotic funds, and is doing all he can to see that the distribution of comforts from home is fairly and equally made between all the fighting men on Active Service. Our men must be as well looked after as those from other districts.
And so it is we appeal to our readers for renewed help. With the increased number of our local men at the front, the demand for cigarettes and tobacco is increasing and particularly insistent. We know we shall not call in vain upon the generosity of our readers.