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ÃUR NOTE BOOK. By RANGER. WHAT TO DO NOW. I Readers of these Notes are asked to distin- guish carefully between the national appeals to them that are still continued and the appeals that are no longer made. Fiji- instance, ille not to ti-oiible themselves any further to vollect nutshells and the s:ones i>f plums* and peaches for presenta- non to the Director of Sahage. Those articles were very useful in making gas masks, but 'lie ending of the War brings with it the 'â¢nding of that horrible poison gas, so that 'he collection is no longer necessary. On the other hand, the coal shortage continues and "ann-ot be remedied for some time; it is import-ant, therefore, that the carefu l saving of coal and light should be continued by all patriotic people throughout the winter. Among the thing- that the country need not bother about are the precautions respect- ing air-raids. Bells may be rung, and lights way be shown (except at certain points on the coast). Do not imagine, however, that ) he appeals to Jend money to the < lovern- meiat are finished, for Mr. Boiiar Jaiv says that lie s,till wants to borrow twenty-five a week f, j- the country' "war expenditure. In this connection, theDirp;tor ) Publicity of the National War Savings t'o-mmitt-ee, Mr. Sutton, has had to vary the nature of his appeal. He cannot ask people to buy Bonds to help win the war, because the war is "won, but he now begs the public to buy them a- a practical expression of thankfulness to the n en whose aJlant déed have brought, us such a magnificent consum- mation of our hopes. The money is really wanted so that we may maintain during ihe difficult times ahead t he same strong financial front that we have presented to the world iiuriiag the last four years. There are many catechisms in the world. I There is the famous S horter Catechism," and there is now a new little catechism s horter than the Shorter." It contains twenty-eight questions and answers, and bears the title, The Demobilisation and Resettlement of the Arm v." By means of this little book, issued Ly the Ministry of Reconstruction, and sold at twopence, anybody can ascertain at once the method by which a soldier gets his dis- charge, what he has to do to obtain employ- ment, what money he is to receive, and how he is to get it. Any bookseller or newsagent can easily obtain this very useful booklet. -x As a specimen, let me quote one question and answer from this -loddier's catechism. ion.ââWhat will be the cash payment that r shall receive ar the dispersal station ? _â ! jisirc.âIt will be a part payment on account of the following (1) any credit balance on your accounts (2) pay and ration allowance during your twenty-eight days' furlough (3) any service or other gratuity that you have earned (4) an allowance for the purchase of plain clothes. The balance of the total due to you on the above (with the exception of any war gratuity, which will be placed to your credit in the Post Office Savings Bank) will be forwarded to you through the post in three weekly payments during your period of furlough. The money orders or postal orders will only be cashable on production of the protection certificate that will be issued to you at the dispersal station. The steps taken by the authorities to meet the difficulties of resettlement are too miiner- (Continued on last column.)

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