Newspaper Article – Final plans for Rice Bowl appeal in HB

Final plans for Rice Bowl appeal in HB

Final arrangements for the Rice BowI street appeal in Hastings and Havelock North tomorrow were made at a meeting of the Save the Children Fund committee yesterday, Mrs. E. M Hutchins presided.

The committee gratefully accepted the offer of the St Luke‘s Mothers’ Union, Havelock North, to hold a cake and produce stall in the Village tomorrow. Members were asked to supply goods to sell.

It was reported that the film ”The Far Cry”, telling of the work of the fund in Korea both at the clinics and day nurseries in Pusan, and the Tb children’s ward in Masan where Miss Elsie Leipst, Hastings, is at present stationed, had been shown to 19 schools and some church groups, and had made a very deep impression.

A recent letter from Miss Leipst was read telling of her work at the hospital.

Desperate needs there are for an oxygen tent for pneumonia patients and for a refrigerator.

The committee sent a request to Dominion headquarters asking that these should be bought with the Rice Bowl offerings from the schools, and sent as a gift from the children of New Zealand.

This year the Hastings Intermediate School has again undertaken the sale of meal tickets and the headmaster, Mr. R. French, reported a splendid response.

It was stated that through the courtesy of Kerridge-Odeon a film called ”The Children of Korea” would be shown in most New Zealand cities during October. The script for this film was written by Alan Burgess and the narrator is Peter Finch.

Mrs. Hutchins said that the appeal for the children had been widely publicised from pulpits and by Press and radio and by circulars which had been sent to every home from Wairoa to Dannevirke.

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  • Mrs E (Edith) M Hutchins
  • Elsie Leipst

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