The Anglican Church of Canada through its Primate's World Relief Fund has sent $2,500 to alleviate distress and for restoration work in Aberfan, South Wales, arising from the coal-slag avalanche which took the lives of some 150 persons, mostly children.
In making the money available to Rt. Rev. W.G.H. Simon, Bishop of Llandaff, Canon Maurice Wilkinson, secretary of the relief fund, cabled that the heart-felt prayers of all Canadian Anglicans were being offered for the people of Aberfan.
"The Council for Social Service has had the privilege from time to time of publishing the Reports of studies made concerning issues which are related to the Council's work. The Report of a Special General Synod Committee on Narcotic Addiction is one such. The Bishop of Ottawa [the Rt. Rev. Ernest S. Reed], as Chairman of the Committee gathered together a group of specialists who, over a period of years, gave careful consideration to this problem. Once again the Church has performed a service for the whole community. The Report of the Committee was received most favourably at the Annual Meeting of the Executive Council of General Synod meeting at Hamilton, in September 1960. The resolutions arising out of this Report form a part of this Bulletin. Executive Council requested The Council for Social Service to publish the Report in full `for information and future study'. This Bulletin is the result." -- Intro.
Contents: Narcotic Addiction : A Report Prepared by The General Synod Committee on Narcotics -- Resolutions Adopted by Executive Council of General Synod September 1960 -- Some Recent Additions to the Library.