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GAS MASK DAY

Thursday may become gas mask day at Newcastle. It is suggested that the police, A.R.P. services and municipal employees should wear their respirators for 15 minutes every Thursday to overcome shyness and accustom the public to the use of gas masks. The suggestion follows the 15-minute gas mask exercises carried out every Thursday by Newcastle Corporation transport employees.

LEEDS FEEDING OFFICER

A short list of eight candidates for the post of Community Feeding Officer has been chosen by the Leeds Civic Catering Committee, who will make a final selection on Tuesday for recommendation to the Council.

The salary offered is £600 a year, rising to £7OO. The candidates are:— Mr. M. Miller (Darlington), Mr. H. Jayes (Golders Green). Mr. S Lews (Leeds). Mr. G. E Travers (Cottingley) Mr. E N. Taylor (Wakefield). Mr. T. Hill (Leeds), Mr. J. G. Forbes (London), and Mr C. B. Crosbie Brixton).

BRADFORD CHALLENGES LEEDS

With four days of the Blood Donor campaign to go, Bradford yesterday passed the 15,000 mark. By getting a further 5,000 in that time they can top the Leeds figures.

Bradford factory girls have made a magnificent response to the appeal.

SECOND ATC SQUADRON

A second squadron of the Halifax A.T.C. has now been officially recognised and numbered 1,410. Lack of suitable premises has hitherto restricted the training somewhat, but negotiations are proceeding for the acquisition of headquarters.

DOCK STEALING AT HULL

Six dock labourers, charged at Hull yesterday with stealing, were fined £3 each, and one of them was fined a further £3 on a second charge.

George William Moore (42), of Regent Street, a casual foreman docker, was fined on one charge of stealing and £3 on each of three other charges.

Det. Sergeant Walton said he did not think the defendants realised the seriousness of dock stealing, which was getting to immense proportions.

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