The price of coal was a significant factor in people's lives. A Committee was appointed to deal with the limitation of retail coal prices.
The Home Guards movement in East Lothian was making considerable progress. The approximate numbers enlisted in various parts of the county were Haddington, 75; Dunbar, 100; North Berwick, 100; Aberlady, 33; Gifford, 20; Garvald, 18. In the western portion of the county the movement had not yet made definite progress .