An Appeal on behalf of THE SCOTTISH COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE DURING UNEMPLOYMENT By JOHN E. HIGHTON, C.B.
Mr. Highton, who appeals tonight on behalf of the funds of the Scottish Council for Community Service during Unemployment, began his career at sea, but soon abandoned that to prepare himself for the Customs and Excise examination, in which he took first place in the United Kingdom. On the founding of the National Health Insurance Commission in 1912 he secured first place in the competitive examination for six appointments of District Inspectors.
In 1927 he was appointed Chief Insurance Inspector, and a few months ago succeeded Sir John Jeffrey as Secretary of the Department of Health for Scotland.
As a founder and Vice-Chairman of the Scottish Council for Community Service during Unemployment, no one is better qualified to speak on the aims and objects of the movement which has done so much to stimulate, guide, and co-ordinate voluntary efforts in which unemployed workers, with the backing and help of local communities, may find ways of putting unoccupied time to useful and helpful purposes.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to the Secretary, Scottish Council for Community Service, [address removed]