The regular monthly meeting of the Almonte War Aid was held in the Council Chamber, Sept. 19 a t 8 p.m., with the president, Mrs. G. Comba presiding. Mrs. M. Pilkey read the minutes of the last meeting which were adopted as read.
The treasurer’s report was read by Mrs. H. Kirkland. Ms. J. D. McCallum reported for the knitting for the month as follows, 29 pairs of socks, 6 scarves, 4 prs. mitts, 1 tuck-in, 7 caps and 7 sweaters. Mrs. N. Washburn reported shipping the following to the Red Cross Society, Toronto, 10 pr. socks, 50 caps, 23 scarves, 18 sweaters, 5 tuck-ins, 5 pair mitts and 3 individual parcels. f Mrs. P. A. Grieg reported the sewing as follows, 4 skirts, 1 long coat and 1 pr. bloomers, 2 prs. pyjamas and 6 jumpers and 1 quilt from the C. W. L. Mrs. A. C. Wylie reported shipping to the I. O. D. E., Toronto, the following, 5 short cloth coats, value $20.00; 2 long coats, value $20.00 ; 7 jumpers $25.00 ; 6 skirts, $25.00; 1 pr, bloomers. 50 cents 2 quilts, $8.00. Total, $110.50.
Also shipped to the I. O. D. E. were the following articles donated by the Almonte Handicraft Club, 12 baby comforters, value, $18.00; 16 baby jackets, $19.50; 8 pr. pyjamas, $12.00; 1 night shirt, 75c; 2 toys, $1.00. Total $51.25. lit was moved that the War Aid donate $100 to the Mrs. Churchill Fund. Cigarettes were ordered to be sent to the local soldiers overseas for Christmas. Mrs. Comba moved a vote of thanks to the Handicraft Club for the donation of comforts .
Special thanks and appreciation were expressed for the efforts of Mrs. David Sutherland who has completed 600 pairs of socks since the society was organized on Sept. 18, 1939. All who have ditty bags to fill were asked to hand them in a t the Clerk’s office, Town Hall, not later than October 21.