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THE BIRD ON NEW ZEA LAND'S NEW PENNY. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
THE BIRD ON NEW ZEA LAND'S NEW PENNY.
Now Zealand is to have new- pennies, half-pennies, and- half- crowns next year. The coins will be made by the Royal Mint in London, and the first supply will be shipped out to Now Zealand at -the." end of this year. • - One of New Zealand's best songsters of the bush, the tui, .or parson bird, has its portrait on the kowhai tree, which bears masses of golden flowers like broom in the spring months. The tui is something like a blackbird, and is called parson bird from, the tufts of white feathers on its throat. The half-crown has the figure of a Maori woman against a back- ground showing the sun over- head, with Maori dwellings on one side contrasting with lofty build- insrs of modern times on the other. Such is the great change wrought i" a hundred years. The half-penny has a Maori tiki, a grotesque figure, on one side. The tiki is worn as a pend- ant by Maoris,
LABOUR PARTY'S ANNUAL DANCE. A BUMPER NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
LABOUR PARTY'S ANNUAL DANCE.
A BUMPER NIGHT.
Labour night has for many years been looked upon by the. local • Labour Party as a Joy Night, and 1939 was no exception, the bumper crowd present were certainly entertained to a great night. : Harry Avery's Orchestra was ill-great form and" with 'the joint: MC's, V" Messrs. Wale and Mc- Carthy, kept things on the move up to 1 a.m. The Monte Carlo winners were Miss Hiekson and Mr. Skou. Among those present were:— Mesdames . Morton, Oldham, Brown, Potts, Misses N. Benge, ]. Frater, J. Jeffreys, Cooke (2), Connolly (2), 8.-Hiekson, X Rob- inson, Franz (2), M. Dell, A. Quinn, E. Wilkie, M. Hobbs,- P. Richardson, Cunneen (2), J. Cald- er, N. Jacobson, N. Longman, Nor- man, Messrs. Clyma, Kelly, Scott, Lloyd, D. Auld, Howell, J. Car- line, B. Marsden, R. Pearee, H. Fenn, B. Morley, E. Jones, R. Clyde, T. Blewman, J. Barber, jr., J. Fermosa, R. Styles, F. Frater, L. Wimms', Chancy, Mr. and Mrs. J. Barber, Mr. O. J. Plummer, the- Mayo...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
It is understood that the opin- ions, criticisms, or suggestions expressed. by correspondents are their own and not necessarily the;. ,: views of the '' Leader.'' Corres- pondence can appear under a nbm-derplume but correspondents must enclose their name and ad- dress to the Editor. - .- / .(To the Editor). Sir,—lt has been my privilege whilst staying for-; a few days at the; Upper Hutt to visit Maidstone Park. '...- : ■;'.;;.;' : •'-- Set as it in such beautiful nat- ural surroundings,: it is a recrea- tion : ground that the people of l y°ur town should' be justly proud. ! _ Possessing as ; it; does : ; such splendid':-picnic appointments :and playing areas, : makes: it a 'most ; valuable'asset for the district and .shows the forethought of those in : authority for making- such provi- sion. . ".._ '.-■ '■' > ■" Yours etc., ,:■■.'.;A,yiSITOR.:, :: .
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
«t ■■ ■ — - ■ ... (To the Editor). Sir,—ln last week's "Leader" you reported on the attention given to a fire at Trentham, by • the Upper Hutt Fire Brigade, ro-_ marking how capably and quickly the Brigade can and does oper- ate. In view of the hot and dry wea- ther approaching, your remarks are very reassuring to those of us whose property will be in very serious danger from gorse fires in the Borough, unless immediate action is taken to have this men- ace removed from our back doors. By immediate action, I meaTi that those owners of empty sec- tions which are overgrown with gorse, should get busy and clear-" away the danger. There, is -no need to. wait until served with a notice from the Inspector, as there is the possibility that the fire will arrive before "the'notice. x Yours, eterr "Prevention Before Cure."
WALLACEVILLE'S WOMEN'S INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
WALLACEVILLE'S WOMEN'S INSTITUTE.
The monthly meeting of the - Wallaeeville Women's Institute was held recently, Mrs. Hopkirk presiding. ■ Three new members were en- -* rolled. . An interesting demonstra- tion on making Loose Covers was given by Mrs. Hannibal, Silver- stream. The competitions" for the month "■- ---—Shorthand, Mrs. Webber Ist: Mrs. Anderson 2nd. Best article made from a sugar, bag—Mrs. Chambers Ist; Mrs. Anderson,2nd. Afternoonctea was served by the hostesses. Great credit is due to the Wal- laeeville ladies, who sponsored the social afternoon last week, in aid of the .Mahogai Christmas Ap- peal. The grand sum of £4/7/4 was collected. The committee payed all expenses and provided a sumptuous afternoon tea. Mosdames Robinson and Grif- fiths rendered solos, Miss L. Lynch and Miss Y. Russell, piano- forte duet. The Wallaeeville Women's In- stitute Choir under the leadership of Mrs. Wallis, rendered two items." ■' Mesdames Allan, Anderson, Batchelor, Gorrle, Griffi...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
WANTED TO iuY.—Ukulele with case, in good condition. Apply "E,"-'Leader' Office. ROOMS 'TO LET.—Elderly couple preferred. Apply G.- W. Hutchins, 19 Wilson Street, Upper Hutt. FOR SALE.—As Mr. J. T. Hazei- wcod has gone into Camp, he has hens and chickens,- also young pullets for sale. Apply Henry Street, Upper Hutt. WANTED TO BUY.—Cane ■ Pram. Must be in good order. Reasonable price.- Address 'Lead- er' Office. - ,■ - \ TENDERS WANTED. • FOB Erection of Shop 'in 'Upppr ;Hutt. Plans-and specifications can be seen on application 'to 'Leader' Office. Lowest or any Tender not necessary' accepted. NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS SOCIETY. Upper Hutt Sub■=Centre. Until further notice the depot- in Haz'elwood & Go.'s Building will be open on Tuesdays aiid Fridays only. Hours: 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Also Friday evening 7-8 p.m. • E. M. Taylor," Hon. Secretary. FOR YOTDR Printing Requirements OR Office Stationery REMEMBER THE "LEADER" QFFIOE WHO ARE OUT TO GIVE SATISFACTION. .
Page 2 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
CHURCH NOTICES. UPPER HLTTT GOSPEL HALL. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29th. 2.30 p.m.—-Sunday •School, -y. 7 p.m.—Gospel Service. Speak- er: Mr. R. Nairn (Irish Evange- list). Subject: A Great Con- queror's Unique Display. Ail- heartily welcome. METHODIST CHURCH. Sunday, October 29th.—,11 a.m., Sister Edith Beer; 7.p.m., Sister Edith Beer. All are welcome. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. TRINITY XXI. Trentham.—ll a.m.. Matins; 7 p.m., Evensong (Mr. Avery). Upper Hutt.—B a.m., H.C.; 7 p.m., Service for Men (Vicar). Silverstream.—7 p.m., Even- song (Mr. Bush). Rev. N. E. WINHALL, Vicar. ST. DAVID'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. A SALE OF WORK "will be held in the Church grounds on Saturday, 4th November 'at 2.30." p.m. Stalls and afternoon tea. Orders taken for cakes. 'Phone 71. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. • Upper Hutt.—ll 'a.m., Rev. J. C. McCaw; -7 R.m., Mr. A: H. Avery. Wallaceville.—2 p.m., Rev. .T: C. McCaw. Trentham. —7 p.m., Rev. J. C. McCaw. Silverstream.—7 p.m., Mr. C. Brown. BEREAVEMENT NOTICE. THANKS. BAILLTE.—Mrs....
N.Z. FUNGUS FOR CHINESE SOUPS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
N.Z. FUNGUS FOR CHINESE SOUPS.
The war' at" present raging in China has had a disastrous effect on a most unusual" New Zealand industry—the export of dried fun-gas, which the Chinese use for ,making vegetable soup.^ About 70 years ago,' a Chinese named Chew Chong, who had settled at New Plymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand, found that t the special kind of fungas found on stumps of trees in bush,, clearings was a market- able commodity in his homeland. He paid the settlers a halfpenny a pound . for dried- fungas, and shipped it to China, where there was an unlimited demand for ft for culinary purposes. The price rose to about 3d. and 4d. a pound, and the gathering of fungas became a means of making a living for struggling bush" set- tlers and the native Maori people. About twenty years ago, when all prices throughout the world were high, dried fungas was worth Bd.
a pound in"New Zealand. To-day the sale of New Zea- land's fungas to China is af the lowest ebb.
TROOPS ON THE MARCH [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
TROOPS ON THE MARCH
Upper tatt was again privileg- ed to see the Special Foree x on the marsh yesterday. The boys were in what we use to call " fighting 'kit" including steel helmets. Remarks on all sides was they marched through the Main" Strett, were"that they looked a fine body of men, and it's no doubt they jdid..; ,-..." The only thing lacking from these marches is a little music, as there is-nothing like a band when the troops are on the move to give : that extra swing with the arms \
ST. HILDA'S BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
ST. HILDA'S BAZAAR.
The St."Hilda's Ladies' Guild are holding their Annual Bazacir on Saturday afternoon and the public are assured of a hearty welcome. ; The Bazaar will be officially Opened by wife of the.Yicar";at 2 p.m.i ' The various staUs will be lade- 1 with tempting articles which will be on" sale to the public at very reasonable prices. There will also be afternoon tea provided at a nominal charge. - -
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
lIV/l" A Vr? A T"Di |IVlxtl I r jnLIJoLi I POPULAR PRICE NIG-HT! 1 I 8 P.M. FRIDAY FRIDAY 8 P.M. g | Thrilling Double Feature Programme! I J Ist Charlie Chan In Honolulu g | WITH | I SIDNEY TOLER PHYLLIS BROOKS | | SEN YUNG I § Thrill and laugh with Chan anew .... as you meet g a the actor selected from hundreds to carry on the g I great Chan tradition — Thrilling, -because Chan g I never faced a more amazing challenge—Murder, in g | Honolulu—in Chan's \own home town. g I Second — "THE LONE WOLF SPY HUNT" g | ' WITH , | | WARREN WILLIAM | g The Lone Wolf —greatest of all Underworld sleuths § | . v . . pitted against an International Spy Ring ... g g- pursued by criminals and 'Police he outwits them | g all alone! g g Recommended by the Censor for Adult Audiences. | g 8 P.M. 2 P.M. SATURDAY 2 P.M. 8 P.M. | g 8 P.M. MONDAY 8 P.M. | | IN GLORIOUS TECHNICOLOR g h 1 ill II- PRIIIPFCC i % - LI 1I Lb i nlllvlaww I g Starring g | SHIRLEY TEMPLE — RICHARD aREEME £ | lan Hunter Anita Louise A...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
MAJESTIC Popular Double Feature Programme 8 P.M. SATURDAY 8 P.M. ZANEf GREY'S MIGHTY STORY FORLORN RIVER WITH LARRY CRABBE JUNE MARTEL Pulse pounding action and thrilling outdoor romance as two quick-witted Desperadoes fight—A girl for the Victor and a noose for the loser. Universal Exhibition. Next on this Fine Programme — Doctor's Diary Starring GEORGE BANCROFT The Secrets of a Town—in a Doctor's Diary I All the pathos—romance—crime written from the ex- perience of a Surgeon in a big city. Recommended for Adult Audiences.
THE IDEAL j&IFT FOR OVERSEAS. - \ ' CHRISTMAS NUMBERS OF NEW ZEALAND ILLUSTRATED ANNUALS. READY FOR POSTTOG. These splendid Annuals are always appreciated by friends and business, acquaintances Overseas. We shall be pleased to address and post them for you if you suddV us with the names and addresses to which you wish copies sent. -'- Early ordering is advisable, as mails may take eight weeks to reach England.' POST NOW! 3Tew Zealand Illustrated, the Ch...
MANGAROA GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
MANGAROA GUN CLUB.
The Mangaroa. Gun Club held > its monthly shoot on Beptember 3th. The day was:, an ideals one for the shoot, but-the- shooting was not up to the usual standard, no one securing a possible in the first match. •..■'... Mr. A. Martin won the trophy presented by Mr.. S. W. Josland, scoring 10 birds out of 12. Mr. G. Keys won the Junior's trophy presented by Mr. H. Alex- ander, scoring 10 birds. - - Other scores were as follows":— Messrs. B. Russell, 10; B. Fenn, .9; A. Keys, 8; S. W. Josland, 8; D. James, 8; D. Swanson, 8; J. . Alexander, 8; W. Keys, 8; A. Clark, 8; R. Mulkern, 8." "* * In the second shoot, of-6 birds, Mr. W. J.JKeys won 'the trophy . presented "by Mr. A. Clark. Mr. and Mrs. W. Gorrie, of Upper Hutt, very kindly present- ed a cup to the Club to be held by the shooter for the following year, who secures the best aggregate for the year ending at the-Christ- mas shoot. The Committee desire .to express their thanks to Mr. arid Mrs. Gorrie for the...
NEW ZEALAND'S DESERT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
NEW ZEALAND'S DESERT.
There are New Zealanders una- ware that a desert exists in the centre of the North Island, writes a Taihape correspondent. Many varied, experiences have befallen ' travellers who have used the Des- ert road, between Tokaanu- aifd ! Waiouru, but the following incir dent will probably brings back some memories:— A party travelling from Toka- anu recently dallied too long there, making their travelling.. time too short to make Taihape that night to keep an appoint- ment, so they decided to. take the shorter route, instead of the 'National Park road.. Their ' troubles began' when halfway through the desert. Bowling along with everything seeming to be in their favour,-they ran into a s'and- drift, and their ear remained fast stuck, so a weary party .tramped into a public works camp- not far distant, where they were put up for the night. They made an early start next morning with tools and equipment to free their ear. Imagine their surprise, however, when they ...
GONE INTO CAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
GONE INTO CAMP.
As stated last" week, we "shall be pleased to .receive the names of any of the local boys who go into camp. . ' / For the past week the known names to enter camp are: J. T. Hazelwood, Henry Street, W. Toy, Main Road, Heretaunga,.
Mrs. Bennett sang two songs de- lightfully, and also was given a shoulder spray. The League Choir gave much pleasure singing' ■'" Comin' Thro' the Rye and John." , " It was announced that the Pe- tone League Choir-would give the entertainment at the November meeting, and - a large attendance is expected, as this will be the final meeting of the year. •,"■:■;Afternoon tea was served by the ; . following: hostesses:—Mes- dariies R. Campbell, Moore, Clyde, -Heyhoe arid Jadkson and much enjoyed. The meeting closed with the National Anthem.- .
FREE AMBULANCE DANCE. WONDERFUL SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
FREE AMBULANCE DANCE.
•-The ladies and gentlemen re- sponsible for. the arrangement of the Special Benefit Dance in aid of the Wellington Free : Ambulance must have been agreeably satisfied " on-Monday evening last with the ,'larige attendance, the.Record Hall being practically packed out. Throughout the evening, the dancers were kept' moving to the strains of the -Palm Grove Or- chestra.-.- •; : . -si-.. - During the rsripper interval, -His the Mayor thanked the "Committee for their wonderful ef- fort, stating it was a great pleasure to be present and see such"-sup- port to so worthy-an object. Mr. "Blewman said that the Free Am- bulance had been a great asset to the district, and that everyone should be thankful for such a ser- vice. Superintendent Rolfe, of the Wellington Free Ambulance, stated he was very pleased to see the support- given by the people . of Upper" Hutt and district to Iris Association. During the past twelve months the Free Ambu- l...
SOLDIERS' CLUB ROOMS [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
SOLDIERS' CLUB ROOMS
"Three hundred soldiers in unk- form, some dancing with lady helpers,. some dancing with their mates:. a group round the piano playing and singing arid across the ro,om another group singing and impromptu dancing to the strains of a .number of mouth- organs. Round the walls of the big hall groups playing Talpo, draughts, darts and cards and other groups engaged in conversa- tion—smoke rings wafting their way ceilingwards and a .general "bubble of hilarity . ./. these were the/ingredients of the second night of.the Sunday evening club for soldiers which v has been opene.cl at. Howell's Hall, Trentham, by,'the Camp-Road : , Silverstream Social Sub-Committed -of the Upper Hutt; War Emergency Committee" ■ Opened' the previous Sunday evening, the clubroom was not very widely known, but .was-pat- Tonis.ed by at least a hundred and fifty of-the soldiers : now under- going training with the Special" Force now in camp at Trentham, but the good news' had evidently s...
CRICKET. UPPER HUTT MAKES GOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 26 October 1939
UPPER HUTT MAKES GOOD.
-Upper Hutt, a new entry in the Hutt Valley Cricket .Association, performed creditably in the first series of matches on Saturday last.' The" A'' team, who were opposed to Eastbourne last year's winners, dismissed--them .in the first innings for the small total of: 45.,'.;- The-v- only i century scored throughout the series of games in the Hutt Valley was scored by. Wilkinson;, in the "C" grade. .Following were the results:~ "A" Grade: Eastbourne 45 and 87;-for three wickets declared (W./Gill-35";Ev Roberts 26), beat Upper Hutt 47 47. Bowling for Eastbourne, L. Foley took 5 wickets for 16 runs and 4 for 22 runs. Sara, three for 6 and four for 20. ",W, Gill, two for 13. For Upper Hutt, Francis five for 19 and Falloon, four for nine were the successful bowlers. "C" Grade: Upper Hutt 157 (Wilkinson, 106 not out and New- port 20) beat Bell Park 107 (Mor- man 53, Adams 23). Bowling for Upper Hutt, Torregan, six for 33. Bowling for Bell Park, Mo...