50 years ago
PROPOSALS for a community chest to handle fundraising for charity in Hamilton met a cold response at a public meeting on Monday night. However, a spokesman for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, which proposed the community chest, yesterday described the meeting as a farce. The spokesman, Mr Richard Beks, said the final vote against the proposal on Monday night was not representative of the feeling of service clubs or the majority of charities. Mr. Beks said he was disappointed that two major charitable organisations “saw fit to kill an in-depth study of the proposal”. They did this out of a fear that some of the not so well organised charities would get a larger slice of the cake.