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50 years ago

CHARITY doorknocks and appeals could disappear from the Hamilton scene if plans for a community chest in the city get off the ground. Following requests by the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor of Hamilton, Cr Ron Peck, has called a public meeting to discuss the plan on June 11. The chamber and a large section of the business community is known to favor a community chest in place of the present constant appeals for donations. The suggestion for a community chest is not a new one, but this is believed to be the first time the proposal has got to the public meeting stage. This latest campaign originated with the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce which got council approval for a public meeting at its second request.

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