Letters from readers, March 1943


There must be in Great Britain at the moment several million tubes of rubber solution for repairing cycle and motor tyres. As these become empty, would their owners mind taking the trouble to drop the used tubes into the salvage bin at the nearest chemist’s? Toothpaste makers have been kind enough to accept the suggestion of the Tyre Manufacturers’ Conference that cyclists and motorists should put solution tubes in the bins for empty toothpaste tubes. All profits on the sale of metal tubes go to the Red Cross and St. John Fund. Without cost to themselves, therefore, contributors of used tubes help the war and the nursing services by one simple act.

I am, Yours etc.,

W. B. Stokes, Secretary, Tyre Manufacturers’ Conference.

London, W.C.1.