The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 6 (September 2, 1935)
Railway Progress in New Zealand — General Manager's Message — The Silver Jubilee Gift
Railway Progress in New Zealand
General Manager's Message
The Silver Jubilee Gift.
The response by members of the Railway Service towards the gift in honour of His Majesty's Silver Jubilee has resulted in £401/5/7 being collected amongst them, and receipt of this amount has been gratefully acknowledged by. The New Zealand Branch of the British Empire Cancer Campaign Society, Inc. It has been explained that, in accordance with His Majesty's pleasure, all moneys so collected in the Dominion are to be devoted towards the object of Cancer Research in New Zealand for the relief of the many sufferers from this scourge.
Undoubtedly this amount represents the highest individual contribution to the Fund by any commercial undertaking in the country, and it is typical of the efforts of New Zealand railwaymen, not only in national but also in district campaigns, to help financially when the objective is a cause which deserves their sympathy and support.
Perhaps the public at large do not always realise the value of the Railway industry through the spending power of its sixteen thousand employees, and the generally beneficial results from the dissemination of these railway earnings in all the communities where railways operate, hence an occasion such as this may reasonably be regarded as drawing pointed attention to the important part played by the Railways even in subsidiary ways.
Loyalty to the Throne is a cherished tradition of the Railway Service, and this loyalty cannot fail to be still further strengthened and enriched by His Majesty's magnanimous conception of how a loyal gift by the people of his realm in commemoration of his 25 years of Royal devotion to their interests could best be made to serve the welfare of the Empire and at the same time contribute towards the betterment of the whole world.
General Manager.page 11