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The recent flag day for King George’s Fund for Sailors realised £50 11s 8d. The area secretary has written to Mr A. S. Third, the local organiser, expressing appreciation of the generous support which Brechin always gives to this appeal. Mr Third would like to thank the collectors and also the public for their response.

The latest gimmick being employed by Angus Police Traffic Department is having “William, the Lion” as an instructor in kerb drill. The Traffic Department were looking for a new way of pointing out the necessity of good kerb drill to children. It was felt that the day of a uniformed policeman standing on a platform rattling off statistics and fearful warnings is over.