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SILVERSTREAM FIRE BRIGADE. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
SILVERSTREAM FIRE BRIGADE.
Members of .the Silverstream Fire Brigade were, the recipient of a letter from one of their mem- bers, Mr. J. Elwofthy,. who is at present on active service with the New Zealand-Forces. Mr. Elwbrthy, in a very inter- esting letter, gave the members some idea of the comforts of the boys on board the troop ships, stating that although the boats had been altered to carry troops, they had carpets oii-the floors, hot and cold water,' electric" dPahs, easy chairs,, etc.,. iri.f act, continued the writer, nearly all the home com-. forts. 7 "7 7--- : - : ' ?: "- '•".-"•■ The writer commented" very fav- ourably on.cthe work -dona by the Patriotic; .Cpm.mittees, stating that, although the boys do hot' get the chance'to thank the committee's personally,, they certainly appre- cmie all -that is being/done for -.;.■-.
RED CROSS APPEAL [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
RED CROSS APPEAL
The results of .-competitions 7/" drawn at the dance held this week are as-follows :'— Street Day :Satin Cushion, do- nated-by Mrs. R. Mudgeway. Win- Mrs. J. Forster, Main Road, 7 No. 644.- Iced Cake, donated by Mr. Me- -Fadzean. Winner, R-. Barber, No. an. ■'.■',.'•'. , ..
Flowers, donated by Mrs. Kent. Winner, Mrs. Price, No. 61. Trahij donated by Trevor Doug- las. "JVinrier, K. Morrison, No. 5. Dressed Doll, .donated by Mr. D. Clyde. Winner, H. Lemberg, Stokes Valley, No. 183. The raffle for a fur coat and the competition for £5 worth of groceries will be drawn on Mon- day next, June 10th, at 8. p.m., at the Record Hall. The ; public are- cordially invit- ed to be -present. . •--.
WOMEN'S INSTITUTE EFFORT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
WOMEN'S INSTITUTE EFFORT.
The Women's Institute have de- cided to run a -series of Euchre Parties commencing to-nigllt (Thursday)- and, every other Thursday after. 4 -- -_. The next -profits from ,these evenings will .be donated towards comforts for our soldier-boys, therefore >we -appeal toy all card lovers to an efforiio be.pres-- ent. >--.. "'' ' r
RE-UNION HUTT VATTEY BRANCH OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VETERANS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
RE-UNION HUTT VATTEY BRANCH OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VETERANS.
Yet another successful;, evening was enjoyed by members of the above Association and friends last- Saturday week, when" the long- looked-for Re-uhion- was held at Lower Hutt. - The President,"" Mr. F. Kitchen-. er, in welcoming members and guests,, stated that once again the Empire was in the throes of anoth- er conflict, but was confident 'thai the result would he a victorious one for the Allies. The Mayor of liower Hutt, Mr. J. Andrews, in a stirring address, warned everyone .present the menace of the sth column, stating that it was not wise to trust any alien in the country. The speaker appealed' to all to give of their utmost in whatever capacity to winning the war. * The Mayor'of Upper Hutt, Mr. J. Blewman, in responding to the toast of the Municipal Govern- ment, stated that he was sure that a]l local bodies would always "as- sist where possible in seeing that all Returned men-- -whatever 'war, would get a.fair s...
WALLACEVILLE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
WALLACEVILLE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE.
. The Monthly Meeting of the above'lnstitute was held recently, Mrs. Hqpkirk presiding oyer a good attendance. During the after- noon; another new member was in- stalled. Twenty members volunteered to sew on tabs for the soldiers at Trentham Military Camp. Mrs. Hppkirk gave an interest- ing . demonstration of making eiderdowns from sheep wool. Two items were given by the Choir. Competitions were won by Mrs. Gorrie, lucky number; box . covering, Ist, Mrs. Anderson, 2nd, Mrs. J, Ross. The best bloom of ■"' the .afternoon was exhibited by Mrs. Chambers. ..' Hostesses for the afternoon were Mesdames Ching, Ross (2), Mc- ...Grath, and Kain.
BIRTHDAY PARTY. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
yThe sth Annual, Birthday Party of the Wallaceville Women's In- stitute was recently held. . The evening Twas spent ih dancing, games and community singing. The artists were Mrs. Douglas, items -.7 Miss, Fay Baigent, recita- tion; Miss L. Bailey, solo dance; institute Choir, under the leader- ship of Mrs. Wallis, two items. Competitions were won by Miss Jean Wale, Mr. and Mrs. Nelsoiri, of....Belmont, and "a representative from Newlands.7 7 The music for the dancing was supplied by Mrs. W. Robinson and Mrs. Edwards. yThe Birthday Cake was made by Mrs. Gorrie and iced by Mrs. jbhes and was greatly admiredJßy' all. Mrs. Hppkirk, President, cut thie cake amidst much aj^l^usey: During the evening, supper was served by the Committee.
Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
I Popular Price Night § I 8 p.m. FRIDAY FRIDAY 8 p.m. J | Exciting Double Feature Attraction..' "zi .. | g (1) "KING OF THE UNDERWORLD" \ \ With - | B Humphrey Bogart Kay Francis S fl King of the Underworld—Most Perilous Throne on $ ft Earth. A thrilling film of Gangsters and Crime in f 0. '■""' ':Z--.-: : - a great City. '-1- _ § | (2) "HARD TO aET" | $ Starring fi g Dick Powell — Olivia Dc Havilland, "" IB 0 Charles Winninger 0 0 Musical Comedy at its brightest with Dick as a | g Federal Cop but he can't .catch his girl! 0 | 2 p.m. 8 p.m. SATURDAY 2 p.m. 8 p.m. | | 8 p.m. MONDAY 8 p.m. | g Metro- Goldwyn Mayer presents " - S g THE MARX BROS. 8 8 ' m I I' At The Circus j r -.-.with' ■ "-fi 1 Kenny Baker — Florence Rice — Nat Pendleton ; 8 » The Marxßros. in their best picture. Laughs— r $ »..-. Call out the HAot Squad, the Marx,>| | Bros, are loose again under the Big Top. ..-«.' |.„; Excellent Supports include Walt Disney Cblour | S ./ Cartoon. A :: ' $ |l T:';; ' /..';';' BOOK...
Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
AMALGAMATED (SOCIETY OF CARPENTERS & JOINERS & JOINERS' MACHINISTS. * -'All. Carpenters resident in Upper Hutt, Trentham and Silverstream district are requested to attend a meeting in the Record Hall, Princes StreetyUpper Hutt on Tuesday, llth June at 8 p.m. Business:—lmport- ' ant to aU Carpenters. Representa- tives of Wellington arid Hutt Valley branches will be in attendance. A. J. DtJSKE, Convener.* For Tipper Huti I>istrict Committee. .' ' v -"'.■.' 7 ' '■. ST. HILDA'S GUILD BRING & BUY AFTERNOON 1 - Tuesday June 11th, 1940 Come Along and Assist the Guild WANTED—Capable Girl tor Domestic duties.—Mrs. Morrow, Royal Street DISTRICT BABY COMPETITION. FINAL RESULTS Silverstream:— Janis Ritzma 13,383 £55 15s 3d. Heretaunga Baby:—Simon Craw- ford, 8,381, £37 Os Id. Friendly Society:—Averil Camp- bell, 5,615, £237s lid. Total amount collected £116-10-6
SHIPPING FORTUNE THROUGH BLOCKADE [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
SHIPPING FORTUNE THROUGH BLOCKADE
Mr. Jack Billmeir, the ; ship- owner, who is reputed to Save made a fortune during Span- ish war, has just bought 7 three more ships to add to his. fleet. They are valued at ihcfre than £200,000. '■....■' - :> - ; When the Spanish war began, Mr. Billmeir owned two cargo ships. When it ended he owned 22. Each of them had a name "be- ginning with "Stan"—Stanhope, StanweH, Stangate, and so oh.' "He was a shipbroker's clerk only a few years previously. A bold policy of running the blockade to Republican ports brought prosperity to Mr. Bill- meir. He used to % live in a modest villa in Stanhope Road,. Highgate. Now he lives in a man- sion in Bishop's Avenue, Bast Finehley, and has a counrty home at Whitstable. " * '- "- s
His latest acquisitions are :—
Emerald Wings, 3100 tons dead- weight, built at Cherbourg in 1920, bought from the Continental Tran- sit Company of London. The price -s believed to be about £26,000. The same ship was...
POST OFFICE HOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
POST OFFICE HOURS.
It is announced from the Cen- tral Post Office, Wellington, that in order to facilitate the release of officers enlisting for war service it has become necessary to observe a half-holiday at post offices and to reduce slightly the hours of at- tendance in the evening. Commencing next week, all but the principal post offices will close for a weekly half-holiday, gener- ally a Saturday. At all but Me most important centres, the even- ing attendances will be reduced by the introduction of a tea interval between 5.30 and 7 p.m. In addition, the present 8 to 8 p.m. attendance at certain offices will be discontinued. Delivery by message boys of telegrams lodged after 6 p.m., will be restricted to r urgent messages and the free de- livery will be reduced to 1£ miles from 5 p.m. at all places at which the present free delivery coverage / exceeds that distance. By the adoption of the fore- going changes, it is hoped greatly to increase the number of postal officers w...
FOOTBALL. THIRD GRADE'S CRICKET SCORE. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
THIRD GRADE'S CRICKET SCORE.
Tries, penalties and conversions wer,e the order of the day for the Thirds on Saturday last against Lower Hutt. ' The opening try/was scored by W. I/loyd with a nice cut in from the corner and latefc in the game the same player went over again. Tries were also scored by N. Murrell (2), also a conversion; Oook(l); Stott(l); Long (1), And" Secretary Don Morton one try, penalty and a conversion. The., backs ~ were to be seen throwing, the ball about in great style and the forwards gave some splendid exhibitions of passing rushes. * " ' "This team has excellent mater- ial &hd under "the able coaching of Bob" Styles, are giving results.
FOOTBALL NOTEIS. (Held Over From Previous Week.) [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
(Held Over From Previous Week.)
The Third Grade forwards were always' superior" to Onslow at Wakefield P&rk on Saturday, hav- ing the best of the scrums and hooking. ' " " '
N. Murrell is showing good form. as hooker." J ( '
Skipper Ted Connolly was seen to make two good runs down the line making a lot of ground.
It is hard to pick the best for- wards in this team as they are all good workers.
Secretary Don Martin received an injury to his. left eye just be- fore helf-time was called and was replaced by .Tommie Cookj who was seen to advantage.
Scorers for Thirds were Lloyd with a try in the corner, the kick at goal failed. Later in some tight work on the Onslow line, F. Rily went over. The kick again failed.
Through an infringement by Onslow, Gribben was able to add. to the score with a penalty. The game ended 9-^-0. T ( he referee was McCoombs.
ANIMALS THAT SEE WITH THEIR EYES SHUT. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
ANIMALS THAT SEE WITH THEIR EYES SHUT.
If eyelids are blinds to shut the light out it seems odd that some animals should have windows in these blinds! But this is true of the burrowing lizard, a very smooth-skinned creature that lives in the North Sahara, ln its lower eyelid there is a transparent area, a veritable window, so that it can See with its eyes shut. " What are eyelids for? It is obvious that the occasional shut- ting on: of light is only one of their functions. Another is to distribute gland-secretions over the surface of the* eyeballs, keeping them smooth and preventing drying up, craclphg, or tearing. Eyelids are •also a protection against chemical or mechanical irritation. •■■'■' The moistening of the eyeball is not necessary in aquatic animals, sp that most fishes, and many other animals which have their eyes constantly washed by water, have no eyelids at. all, or have them represented merely by stiff folds of skin. . It is only "among mammals that upper and. 1...
WELLINGTON HOSPITAL EXTENSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
WELLINGTON HOSPITAL EXTENSIONS.
It was agreed at the last Month- ly Board Meeting that a two- storied biock of twp fifty-bed wards, designed similar to Ward' 20, be erected projecting north frpm the old main corridor near the old main entrance, the Health Department and the Board to agree as to details of layout, the Public Works Department to un- dertake construction of the wards hand them over to the Board, ivho will be required to provide jail furnishings; the Department of Health to be for fin- ancing the erection of these wards. In regards to the New Hutt Valley Hospital!, it was resolved that this hospital be heated by- electricity and that tenders be called for electric equipment, such equipment to be suitable for an
electrically operated institution, and that the architects be instruct- ed to proceed immediately with the plans and specifications and call tenders for the erection, of wards for 120 beds at the Hutt Valley, together, with, kitchen ser- vices and. Nu...
HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
Smith, like a lot of other people, had been house-hunting for many months without any -, success. Strolling along the river bank one afternoon he wa sstartled by loud cries of "Help!'' and there, far., out, was a inah (drowning. Smith recognised the unfortun- ate man, and without the slightest hesitation took to his heels and never stopped running until he came, to a door over;which a sign read: "T. Robinson, House Agent." , Dashing inside, Smith gasped:. "Jim Jones, the baker, has just been drowned. Can I have his house?" The house agent shook his head. "Sorry,' Smith," he answered. "You're just,a minute too late. The chap who pushed him in has got it!" '■■"-■! \-. 1 > y
CHECKED. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
After a few words, mostly spoken by the young wife, her . husband sprang to his feet. "You've gone too far!" he ex- claimed, angrily . "This is our last Quarrel. I'm going Tight out of your life." ;; ' "Oh, Henry, darling, where are you going?" she cried. * "Where I'll never trouble you again," he replied as he started to open the door. "I'll find a place where wild 'adventure will wipe, out the memories of this moment—per- haps in the jungle—-or even on . the stormy seas—" As he spoke he opened the door then closed it again and turned stern- ly to ihis wife. - "It's lucky for you it's raining," he said.
1914-1940. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 6 June 1940
As they ate their dinner, two workmen were discussing the state, of affairs. . "Heard the latest news?" said first man solemnly- "No," replied the other eagerly. "Well, our Government have told Hitler he can have all he had in: 1914." "You don't say so?" "Yes, one whitewash brush and a ladder."
Orator: "Remember, my friends, we are all of the same mould." Voice from the Back: "Yes, G-ov'hor, but some is mouldi'er, than others.'? - V -.;■.-■,