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A CHRISTMAS BOX WANTED FROM YOU. -- :0:- Christmas boxes for the boys at Ihe Front are being despatched by avery transport~which leaves these chores. All sorts of good thinigs are In those boxes, but thie:- will be something sadly lacking for the man who does not receive a goodly supply of taobcco and cigarettes I along with his Christmas box. The eipe that cheers and the cigarette ihat soothes are two of the things rost badly wanted by the men in the trenches. In fact, the Army consumes about £25,000 worth of to bacco and cigarettes per day; and still It wants more. If tile supply Is to be kept up-and no one woultd I deny the small luxury of a cigarette i ar a pipe to the men who are fight Ing for us-every man and woman I must do his or her bit towards pro riding that supply. For those who would see that thle men do not go without a smoke the I Southern Cross Tobacco Fund pro vides exceptional facilities. In order to ensure that at least I one man shall receive a Christmas box it is only necessary to pay a shilling into the Fund. For it anll Australian in France will receive two ounces of Australian tobacco, 50 Australian-made cigarettes and a supply of matches. One great point in connection with the Fund is that the full amount donated is expended in the purchase of tobacco and cigarettes. All expenses are borne by the Eng lish head-quarters of the Over-Seas Club. One shilling paid into thle fund purchases exactly 3/- worth of smokes. With every package of tobacco distributed to the men a post-card bearing the name of the donor is enclosed, so that the men in the trenches can acknowledge the re ceIpt straight from the firing line. The time for making a Christmas gift of smokes to the boys in the trenches and the wounded lying in the hospitals is NOW.

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