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IN BANKRUPTCY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
IN BANKRUPTCY. A PARMER DISCHARGED. A motion for his discharge from bankruptcy was heard by Mr. Justice Reed in the Supremo Court yesterday afternoon. Thomas Edwardes Eyre, farmer, of Maniirowa (Mr. .Haddow), made the application, which was opposed by two creditors, for whom Mr. Terry and Mr. McLiver appeared. Mr. Haddow submitted that no blame was attachable to Eyre in the matter of the bankruptcy. He was a good farmer and a bard-working man. If he could get his discharge he would be in a position to get credit and.be supplied with stock. Mr. Terry claimed that bankrupt had securely tied up all his assets with one mortgagee. * His Honor was of the opinion that there was no ground for withholding the discharge, and he made the order I accordingly.
CAR'S PLUNGE INTO SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
CAR'S PLUNGE INTO SEA. MISSED VEHICULAR BOAT. OCCUPANTS' NARROW ESCAPE. AN. UNEXPLAINED ACCIDENT. A Ford flve-seater motor enr plunged over the vehicular wharf into 25 feet of water at Devonport just before 7 o'clock this morning. Those in the car fortunately escaped drowning. The motor car, which, it is understood was driven by Mr. Johnston, of Narrov Neck, who had another man and a girl of four years as his companions, was proceeding down the wharf in order to board the vehicular steamer Mollyhawk for Auckland. In front of him was a large milk van. This vehicle got on board all right. When the Ford car was about to proceed on board the Mollyhawk was several feet out. * At this time the vessel was not ready to receive vehicles for the first trip across, and, it is stated, through some unauthorised person leaving the landing apron down, the car, after, being suspended for a few seconds, plunged into the sea. Captain Webb, who was engaged in handling the mooring lines, saw the car's ...
MR. HUGH POLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
MR. HUGH POLAND. HONOURED BY ELECTORS, (By Telegrapn.—Own Correspondent.) PAEROA, this day. A large and representative gathering of people from all parts of the Ohinemuri electorate assembled last night to do honour to Mr. Hugh Poland and Mrs. Poland. Mr. Poland had represented Ohinemuri electorate for twenty years continuously. Representatives of every local body and institution in the electorate attended, and Mr. William Wallmitt, Mayor of Waihi, presided. Presentations. were made hy Mr. William Marshall, Mayor of Paeroa. Mr. Poland was presented with a gold watch and chain, suitably inscribed, also a wallet and cheque for £250, and an illuminated address. Mrs. Poland was ' presented with a handbag and a cheque for £25. Many local bodies' representatives paid a high tribute to Mr. Poland's worth, and eulogistic references were made to his efforts on behalf of miners' conditions of work, miners' pensions, assistance given to local bodies, and the good work lie had done for farmers ...
DEVONPORT'S ELECTRICITY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
DEVONPORT'S ELECTRICITY. AMALGAMATION 'WITH BOARD. AN EXPERT'S OPINION. The proposal that the borough of Devonport should amalgamate . its electricity undertaking with the Waitemata Power Board has for come time engaged the attention of the Devonport Borough Council. The Electricity Committee of the borough conducted lengthy negotiations with the Power Board,i which resulted in a definite agreement by the latter to take over Devonport's electricity as a going concern at the cost price of £01,000, with an understanding, that the price of current should not be above the lowest rate charged by the board in any section of its area. This agreement was publicly explained by council representatives, with the object of obtaining the necessary 25 per cent of the signatures of the ratepayers to validate the transfer. The Waitemata Chamber of Commerce, however, asked for an expert's report on the whole question, and the council in acceding to that request authorised Mr. F. A. Brown, as a consu...
DARING BURGLARIES. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
DARING BURGLARIES. THREE MEN CHARGED. COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. (By Tplerrnph.—Special to &quot;Star.&quot;) ; NEW PLYMOUTH, this day. The story of a series of daring and deliberate burglaries committed in various parts of New Plymouth and extending over several months was told in the Magistrate's Court, when three young men, whose ages ranged from 18 to 22, were charged, jointly, with breaking and entering and theft from various business and other premises about town. There were also charges in which two of the trio were implicated and others in which the men were alleged to be concerned individually. After their arrest, it is stated, the men each gave signed statements to the police in which admissions were made of their own and . their confederates' participation in the exploits, and these were produced as evidence against them. They also disclosed the whereabouts of a considerable quantity of the stolen goods, and a trip round in a motor car with Detective Meiklejohn ...
CITY PROPERTY SOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
CITY PROPERTY SOLD. PRICE PAID £14,500. The sale has been completed of a city building in the freehold block having a frontago to Chancery Street of 30ft 9in, and to William Street of 74ft. On the site there is a new ferro-concrete building of three storeys known as Evan's Buildings. The price paid is £14,500, or about £470 per foot. The purchasers are Messrs. _lohns Ltd., sports goods merchants, who intend occupying the premises for their own business. The vendor is Mr. F. T. Evans, of Auckland, and the sale was negotiated by Messrs. William A. Home, Ltd.
FRENCH RUGBY TOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
FRENCH RUGBY TOUR. - THE DECISION IN SUSPENSE. (By Telegraph.—Press Association WELLINGTON, this day. The question of whether New Zealand is to receive a visit from the French Rugby team in 1927- is still indefinite. The matter was considered by the New Zealand Rugby Union last night, when the position seemed to be that &quot;en principle&quot; France accepts New Zealand's invita.tion,xbut x this must be confirmed later, when thq French Rugby Union can count oh representative men being able to make the tour.
AN OPEN VERDICT. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
AN OPEN VERDICT. ELECTROCUTED AT TAUWHARE THE CORONER'S FINDING. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) HAMILTON, this day. The inquest. on the victims of the Tauwhare electrocution fatality, Mark Webb, aged 60, and Walter Murray Collett, his grandson,, aged 14, was continued yesterday afternoon. The clerks lin the Central Power Board's depot were closely questioned as to whether complaints were received by telephone concerning the line on the day of the fatality. One witness stated that a complaint was received that power was off at Tauwhare quarry, and he immediately notified this to Peachgrove Road depot. She denied that any &quot;ring&quot; was received from Tauwhare Post Office. Recalled, David Patrick Laird said that the fencing wnres in the district were livened up not for 400 yards as suggested by the plan put in by the Power Board, but for a considerably greater distance. Not only was the fence along the road line affected, but the fences running inwards as well...
TIMBER WORKERS' AWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
TIMBER WORKERS' AWARD. TO COVER NORTHERN DISTRICTS. MINIMUM OF 15/ PER DAY. The award of the Arbitration Court in the Northern Timberworkers' dispute was made yesterday, and will come into operation for two years from New Year's Day for all mills outside the Gisborne district. As indicated to the advocates, the Court fixed the minimum rate of pay at 15/ per day, and the remaining clauses were agreed upon. The award provides for a 47-hour week at 8* hours per day for the first five days of the week, and 4J hours on Saturday, with an allowance made for variations as may be agreed on by arrangement with the union to suit varying conditions in different localities. Overtime is to be paid for at time and a-half for tho first four hours, and double time thereafter, except for work on repairs, which is to be paid for at ordinary time rates. Double time is provided for work on Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzae Hay, and time and a-half for other stipulated holidays. Night shift w...
SWIMMING [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
SWIMMING LEARN-TO-SWIM WEEK. The results of the learn-to-swim week organised by the Y.W.C.A., which concludes to-night, have been most satisfactory, and practically every pupil can now support herself in the water and travel some distance. Progress has also been made in-the diving. The movement will be continued in the nature of a summer swimming club, beginning on January 18 and extending to February 22. It is expected that a carnival night with inter-house contests will be held during the summer.
AMUSEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
AMUSEMENTS. NATIONAL AND LYRIC THEATRES. &quot;The Rendezvous,&quot; a lavish Goldwyn- Cosmopolitan reature, starring Lucille Rlckson and Conrad Nagel, is one or the two attractions now being screened at the National and Lyric Theatres. It is an exceedingly dramatic offering, placed In Russia. It tells or Prince Sergei Tamtroff, who marries against his Czar's wishes, and is exiled to Siberia as governor or a harsh village. His wire dies at the birth or their daughter, Vera, and court plotting makes the Prince flee ror his lire. The girl Is brought up by her rather's rriend, Vasslly LeonidoiT. A Tartan brigand called Juan Godunoff becomes Soviet governor, and is attracted by the beauty or the sixteenyear-old Vera. She is saved rrom his advances by Walter Stanrord, an American army officer, but upon the latter's return to his own country, the brigand Torces the girl to marry him in order to save the man she thinks is her rather. The same day, &quot;however, the...
LOCAL BODIES. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
LOCAL BODIES. TAKAPUNA BOROUGH COUNCIL | j The Takapuna Borough Council meUast ' evening, there being present: The Mayor (Mr. J. D. Morison). and Messrs. J. W / Williamson, P. Suckling, G. H. Matthews! : F. B. N. Gaudln, A. H. Wllkie, C. Mackley ,R. H. Greville, G. Creamer and J. ColllnV The Takapuna Tramways and Ferry Company advised that the company was doing everything possible to minimise the ' danger of fires caused by sparks from tramway engines, but would not accept any responsibility for fire brigade expenses. The council decided that the matter of ' the tramways' responsibility be referred ito the borough engineer for report. I The Tuakau Town Board asked If the council would enter Into a conference to discuss the present method of levying and collecting hospital and charitable institutions levy. It was decided to inform the' board that the council was in favour of the proposal. The engineer was given permission to attend the next conference of the Xew Zealand Society of Ci...
Page 10 Advertisements Column 3 [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
&quot;PRICE'S&quot;—THE HOUSEHOLD DRINK. Wise mother always keeps the pantry sheir' well stocked with Price's Concentrated Heverage during the hot weather. She knows that It Is the most delicious and cooling summer drink as well as beingeconomical. Try flavoured Orang-e, flavours Lemon and. flavoured Limes. 1/6 bottle makes 3 gallons. All stores sell &quot;Price's&quot; - Make sure you get it.— (Ad.) Feck's Anchovette Fish Pastes for.sandwiches and savouries; recommended and stocked by all rrocers and stores. — (Ad.) Visitors to Auckland cordially invited to call and inspect tlie wonderful~~uisplays of gift and fashion novelties in our'numerous departments. Smith and Caughey, Ltd., Christmas shopping headquarters —(Ad.)
Page 11 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
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MASTERS AND OFFICERS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
MASTERS AND OFFICERS. ON COASTAL VESSELS. GUILD SEEKS NEW AWARD. DECISION RESERVED. The dispute between the Merchant Servlco Guild and the Northern Steamship Company and Wilsons (N.Z.) Portland Cement &quot;Company which was before tho Arbitration Court yesterday was continued this morning, when the proceedings were confined to addresses to tlie Court. a . . Captain Hammond, for the shipping companies, stressed the &quot;points which he mnde yesterday, and &quot;emphasised his opinion that the object of the Guild was to get a Dominion award covering masters and officers on all coastal vessels. He submitted that the conditions in Auckland, Wellington and other ports were not similar, and that some of the conditions in the Wellington coastal award, were not suitable to Auckland. Without consulting various parties interested at the different ports, it would be unfair to make an award that would apply.throughout the Dominion. - He repeated his that the master and...
THE EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 17 December 1925
THE EXHIBITION. m STEAMER ACCOMMODATION. (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) DUNEDIN, tli: day. The position as regards accommodation on ferry steamers from Wellington is not so acute as recent reports have Suggested. The exhibition authorities have been advised by the Union Company's headquarters that steamers run.ning next week will be full, except the Mararoa, for,a special trip, to Lyttelton on December 24, and for direct runs to Dunedin on December J9 and 20. » On steamers'leaving' during the following week there is-still accommodation available except, for ladies on certain nights. The company is &quot;watching; the position ciosely with a view to possible emer..gencies, and there id: ho'reason why ■.any. visitor from! the North Island should hesitate about travelling. : PRIZE WINNERS. . (By Telegraph.—Press Association.) ■&quot; ' -'.:'■■. &quot;• : 'DUNEDIN, this day. '■ . Prizes provided hy the I directors of the exhibition and iallotted to secondary ...