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Christmas labels are issued to men to send to relatives, Olivia Times, 10-31-1918

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Plans are complete for sending the Christmas packages to the boys Overseas. Christmas parcel labels were issued to the men abroad who will mail them home to some relatives of friend. The person receiving this label will apply to his Red Cross Branch for the Carton in which to pack his gifts. Residents of Olivia of the West half of Kingman, the West half of Bird Island, all of Winfield, all of Henryville and the East half of Troy may obtain their boxes from Mrs. Noble Coucheron upon presentation of parcel labels, remember you cannot send a parcel overseas unless you have a label from abroad. Plan to get your boxes from Mrs. Coucheron as soon as your labels arrive. Let everyone advertise this among the families of the boys in service for in no other way can the men receive Christmas packages. Nothing should go into the boxes which will not keep fresh until Christmas. Do not send soft Chocolates or candies that will crush. Do not send liquids or glass articles. The box when packed must not weigh more than three pounds. Do not enclose any messages or writing. After your box is packed deliver to Mrs. Ed. Kircher who will see to its inspection. No parcels can be mailed later than November 20. Full Directions will be found in the Post Office.