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LOCAL TERRITORIAL PLATOON. ASSOCIATION FORMED. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 25 May 1939
LOCAL TERRITORIAL PLATOON.
A meeting convened by Capt. Barrington, Area Recruiting Of- ficer, to form a Platoon Asocia- tion met with great success oil Monday evening.
Captain Barrington, on opening hi address, referred to the death of Mr. P. Robertson, whom he stated had been very enthusiastic -with the forming of the Platoon, and was also keenly interested in the organisation of the Asocia- tion. He had been a good friend to them, and assisted in . every possible way.
The main objects of the Asso- ciation was firstly to bring the Platoon if possible up to its proper strength. At present there were 18 young men in it, but the full strength is 24, there being no ob- jection to as many as 30.
The second object was for the Aso'ciation to help the young men in any way, for instance, inter- view ~his employer, if the lad was uhable to get. leave to attend the Annual Camp, and see it was not possible to get that leave for him.
Masthead [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
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MAYORAL BY-ELECTION. CARS FOR POLLING DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
CARS FOR POLLING DAY.
All members, friends and supporters of the Labour Party,who have cars available on Polling Day (Saturday. 10th June) are invited to place "them at the disposal of the Election Committee. .Those people able -and willing to respond to this appeal are earnestly requested to com- municate with' the Secretary, Mr O. J. Plummer, Logan Street, Tapper Hutt, not later than Tuesday, June 6th, 1939.
ELECTORS! [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
Ladies and Gentlemen,. The Labour Party has great plea- sure in presenting to you the candi- date of Mr. J. Blewman for the Mayoralty of Upper Hutt; and in doing so confidently appeal to all Labour supporters t,o wholeheartedly support him on June 10th next. ' It is very important to remember that the greatest benefit, will come from our Government's 1 wonderful legislation only if we retain power on our Local Bodies, with men who are sympathetic towards the Govern- ment. It must appear obvious to all con- cerned that the candidates opposing Mr. Blewman in the present contest . have no desire to see Labour's Policy carried into effect, otherwise' they would refrain from contesting the Mayoral seat on this occasion. It is our unanimous opinion that Mr. Blewman's long experience asso- ciated with his mature judgment lit him as theological choice of the elec- tors as Chief Magistrate of the Bor-, ough. These outstanding qualifications make him the most reliable candi- d...
KEEP LABOUR IN COMMAND. VOTE BLEWAN FOR MAYOR. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
KEEP LABOUR IN COMMAND.
VOTE BLEWAN FOR MAYOR.
14 years continuous service re- presenting you : on Town Board and Borough Council. 2 years Deputy Mayor in previous Council. Deputy Mayor of present Council. ■Chairman Public Service and Building and By-laws Committees. Member of Works Committee. Council representative on City arid Suburban Highways Board.' Borough representative on Hutt Valley Centennial Exhibition Com- mittee. ' ii|B
JAS. BIiEWMAN. OI^PICIAL. liABOUB CANDIDATE.
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
TO THE ELECTORS OF UPPER HUTT BOROUGH. Support the man who so loyally and efficiently served all sections of the Community for SEVEN YEARS. Advocates an immediate programme of surfaced footpaths. ■ h ■■■ Guarantees an ample supply of pure water to Bad Kb \ , all residents. I B ■" Will undertake a general programme of im- provements which will be a definite benefit to the Borough. His full election policy will appear in the next issue of the "LEADER." — - KEY St for MAYOR
CLOSING DOWN FRIDAY JUNE 2nd Your last opportunity to secure your Winter Footwear at Greatly Reduced Prices. from ALES ROSS REMEMBER. FRIDAY IS YOUR LAST GHAHCE.
A- Wheeler Late Boot Repairer to S. A. Edwards and Son, has taken over the business of L. Ross's Shoe Store, Main Road, Commencing June 3rd. All Old and New Customers are assured of the Best of Service. (Next McFadzean's). Don't Forget the Address:
BOROUGH OF UPPER HUTT. MOTOR DRIVERS' LICENSES. For the convenience of Motor Drivers, the Bo...
HUTT VALLEY RATES. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
HUTT VALLEY RATES.
A comparison between the rates levit'ec last year in the three Hutt Valley Boroughs, and incidentally with the Municipal Handbook, shows that not only are our borough rates" the highest in the Valley, /but are also probably the highest in New Zealand —on the unimproved value rating. Petone. is in a peculiar position as it collects 5 a Water rate on the "An- nual Value System"; its Hospital Levy on the "Capital Value System" and its. Consolidated Rate (all other charges) on the "Unimproved Value Systems. Taking a 40ft. frontage allotment in Martin 'Street where the unim- proved value is £3 per foot, viz. the cottage recently occupied by the Citizens' Unemployment.. Relief Com- mittee—a total rateable .unimproved value of £120,—it will be found that the Upper Hutt landholder is rated thus:—Consolidated rate at "ll£d. in the £, amounts to £5 lis. 3d. (which includes idee. 724 d. Hospital Levy), a minimum Water charge of 5/-; and a Sanitation fee of 30/-, making...
TOTAL RATES LEVIED 1938-1939. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
TOTAL RATES LEVIED 1938-1939.
Upper total rates struck (Town Clerk's* report) £11,596 6s. 6d.—collected £10,297 12s. Rates and 10 per cent, penalties due as at March 31st, 19 38 (as per audited balance sheet) £2,540 7s. lected (Town Clerk's Report £1,277 2s. Discount allowed on rates, £361 9s. Lower Hutt: Total rates struck, £72;785 3s. 3d.—collected £61,084 3s. 4d. Rates and 10 per cent, pen- . alties due as at 31/3/38, 5 £31,127 2s. lOd.—collected, £6,729 13S. 3d. Discounts allowed on rates, _£1,579 I.os. 4d.. .. ' Petone: Total rates struck, £36,-. 622 2s. 6d.—collected, ©33,276.155.
Od. Rates outstanding as at 31/3/3 8, i.6,932 Os. 5d. —collected, £4,673 Bs. 3d. Discounts, amount not ascer- tained.
MAC'S PUBLIC SERVICE. FURTHER ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
MAC'S PUBLIC SERVICE. FURTHER ITEMS.
Appointed Justice of the Peace, March 1927 —still holds his commis-' sion as a J.P V . Was appointed Postmaster at Kaitoke and acting Stationmaster in 18 8 3 and held that position until; it was constituted solely, a railway de- partment's office, and a stationmast- er was appointed, when ,he was transferred back to Wellington. At a later date, the Superintend- ent of Telegraphs, Dr. Lemon placed him in charge of the "Winter-Block System of Signals" section, Upper Hutt to Featherston with headquart- ers at Wellington. G.P.O. With one junior, one labourer and two carpenters he installed the first electric lighting system (including generator, - switch-boards, and xll fittings) at Porirua Mental Hospital. . Received the x King George V. y Jubilee Medal direct from Bucking- ham Palace in May, 19 35, in recog- nition of his public services. Neith- er the Chairmen of the Hutt County Council,' Makara County Council, Johnsonville Town Board, the o...
THOROUGH ORGANISATION? [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
Examination of what thorough organisation has resulted in during the first financial -year- in Which the. present Council has been in ofllce discloses that in the matter of plant,' it . has purchased a second-hand petrol-engined concrete mixer ■ for £55—this was purchased by the late Mayor after the -eight councillors' had unanimously resolved not to buy it; but at a subsequent meeting endorsed his action in acquiring it' and in so doing, unanimously somer- saulted. The only other purchase one can trace is a second-hand 21- ---ton V-8 Ford truck with hoist —used
on P.W.D. jobs since 19 36 for which £2 50 was paid. The money was not taken out of' borough funds, but it was (subject to certain conditions laid down by the Audit Office) bought, with, money taken from the Kerbing and Channelling Loan Ac- count and to be.; sold on the con- clusion of the Kerb and Channel job when the proceeds. of the sale are to be paid into the loan account. -
AUGUST OVEDRAFT IN 1931. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
AUGUST OVEDRAFT IN 1931.
When McCurdy took the financial pilot's seat as Mayor of Upper Hutt iji 19 31, he found the statutory limit of overdraft (£5000) had been exceeded and the Bank of Australasia requiring additional security before permitting the account to be operat- ed upon, further. On assuming office, McCurdy was informed by the Town -Clerk that the .overdraft and unpresented cheques totalled £5,505. The balance-sheet for the previous "financial year did < not disclose the .■fact, that there were unreported com- ,,mitments exceeding £1,300 in amount (acbrding to a schedule sub- mitted by the Town Clerk .;and. a ' sum of £158 lis. Bd. ' unexpended balance pf "West Ward £12,00,0 Water Reticulation Loan", and a fur- ther sum of £838 7s. sd. unexpend- ed balance of "East Ward and part West Ward £10,000 Water Reticula- tion Loan had been entered ar "Assets" against the £2,27 6 ss, 3d. "Liabilities"'—overdraft £172 6 os. 4d. and Sundry Creditors £5 50 4s. lid. at March 3...
ALLEGED CHAOS. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
An election advert, in last week's "Leader" asserts "Twelve . months ago a legacy of chaos and puhlicly ventilated complaints. To-day, thor- ough organisation and compliment- ary letters replace' them." For colossal impudence and mis- representation, this assertion not only "take's the bun" but the bake- house also! During the McCurdy Mayoralty ' terms, 1931-33, 1933-35 and 1935- ---38, the fates were reduced;' pay- ments- in two instalments (winter and summer, due dates, fixed to ease' the burden; and discounts for prompt payment of rates were re-in- troduced. The Dennis fire-truck (Siiverstream) ' and Ford fire-truck .(Upper Hutt) which had not been paid for at March 31st, 19 31, were paid for in 'the year April, 1931 — " March, 1932. The only other plant owned by the Borough when Mayor .Robertson's two Mayoral terms—= . financial years April 1927 —March 1929 and April 1929 —March,. 1931 were, completed, was two boiler- plate, iron-shod, night carts, (not ment...
SOME TESTIMONIALS AS TO FITNESS FOR THE JOB. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
SOME TESTIMONIALS AS TO FITNESS FOR THE JOB.
Mayor of Waimate —George Dash, J/P, wrote:-— "My first knowledge of Angus J. McCurdy, Esq., was at the Dunedin Exhibition Municipal Conference. I came away with the' opinion that he was the most popular man present and one who was called, for fre- quently and listened to very closely." Chairman of Hutt Valley Board— A. W. Press, Esq., wrote: — "As a fellow member of Mr. Mc- Curdy and.on the Board'since its inception, I feel I can say without Cear of contradiction, that Mr. Mc- Curdy has been a tower of on the Board and held in high esteem by the majority of its mem- bers. He has taken a leading part in many rfiatters pertaining to the whole scheme both in policy and otherwise and also, with Mr. Jay/ as constituting the "Technical Commit- tee" of the Board 'has made it pos- sible for the laymembers -to better appreciate the technical matters laid before them!" Hospital Board —the late Rabbi H. Van /Stav.eren wrote: — "All I can' say ...
Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
MAC'S MEETINGS. A. J. McCURDY will address the electors at 8 p.m., TO-JNIGHT, THURSMY, JUNE I—RECORD HALL. SILVEIISTREAM HALL—MONDAY, JUNE 5. TRENTHAM, HOWELL'S HALL—THURSDAY, JUNE 8. UPPER HUTT FINAL—RECORD HALL, FRIDAY, JUNE 8. He will be at Record Hall daily 10 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to meet electors. Electors requiring transport please notify or write to Box 1, Upper Hutt, or call at Record.Hall. Friends willing to assist w-ith cars will oblige by calling at Record Hall or writing to Box 1, Upper Hutt. City, and Suburban Electors. POLLING DAY—SATURDAY, JUNE 10—9 a.m. to 7 p.m. CITY BOOTH at Makara County Offices, Ballance Sreet—a' few doors below Occidental Hotel on same side. BOROUGH BOOTHS: (1) Borough. Office. (2) Druids* Hall. (3) Odd- fellows' Hall. (4) Howell's Garage, corner of Camp Road. (s)Sil- verstream Hall, Main Road. , HOURS—9 a.m. to 7 p.m. '. . VOTE for McCURDY Progress and Fair Play.
SPORTING FIXTURES FOR THE WEEK-END. FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
SPORTING FIXTURES FOR THE WEEK-END.
--■Upper Hutt Juniors v. Tech- . nical 'Old Boys, Maidstone Park', 2.45 p.m.—A. M. Fletcher. 'Upper Hutt Thirds v. Johnson- ville, 'Kilbirnie, No. 4, 2.45 p.m. • —S. Morris. . Upper Hutt Fourths v. Hutt, Maidstone Park, No. 2.—D. A. McKenzie. Upper Hutt Fifths v. Technical Old Boys, Quinn's Post, No. 1., 2.45 p.m.—R. J. Davis. According to reports, the out- standing forward in the Pet On- e Boys game on Satur- day, was the ex-Upper Hutt play- er, A. McCarthy. Local football fans. will ue -pleased to know that one of our. own boys is doing so well, espe- cially considering this is his first season in big football.
SOLDIERS' PLOT IN CEMETERY. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
SOLDIERS' PLOT IN CEMETERY.
The soldiers' plot in the Taita Cemetery was inspected recently by representatives of organisa- tions interested in the laying out of the plot and the erection of a memorial. The Internal" Affairs Department are making the lay- out free of charge, and the Hutt Valley, Eastbourne and Upper Hutt sub-branches of the Associa- tion are to raise funds for the erection of the memorial. This is .to form -a fitting centrepiece for the plot and will be situated at a point 300 ft. above sea level. The memorial is still''to be designed, but the form has%been decided on. From an octagonal or hezagonal base a tall pillar will, rise to a height of about 50ft., and on top of this column will burn a per- petual light. Franking 'it, at the four points of the compass, will be four smaller plinths, each of which will bo. surmounted by a reflect- ing globe. ■ Upper Hutt -R.S.A. was repre-. sented by -'Messrs. S: F. Carver and R. Gamble.
FOOTBALL. UPPER HUTT'S CLOSE CALL [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
UPPER HUTT'S CLOSE CALL
Upper Hutt Juniors were aU out on Saturday last to maintain their winning status when- they met and narrowly defeated Ath- letic by 10 points to eight. From the kick-off, Athletic tools play right iiito Upper Hutt's terri- tory, their back division showing some very five combination.. A scrummage on • Upper Hutt's twenty-five yard line relieved the situation, Skerton getting the ball away to his backs who made great headway. A forward rush by the local forwards gave them a great opportunity to open up the score, the ball coming • out from a . scramble to Clements who was un- marked, but -he missed an easy chance. Skerton opened up the score'a little later with a great .drop- kick. Athletic started another move and some fine passing was ".o'fiin seen. A breakaway by their .backs saw them making straight for the Upper Hutt's line,-Jrat Skerton - coming up'fast saved the situation. Half-time arrived with ho further score. • The second half ...
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Upper Hutt Leader — 1 June 1939
Skerton as usual played a great ffame at half. Of the other backs, McCarthy was the best of a very mediocre lot, Jillet, Whiteman. "Wveth and St. .Johnston were the pick of the forwards. McNeil did not play up to hi& ordinary standard. - The Athletic back division were superior to the locals and some great i -passing movements were witnessed. The Third Grade continued to how their RUT»erioritv.on Saturday last when they defeated Athletic Thivds by 35 -noint<3 to six. TTip whole of the team wore arm bands as *i mark of in respect of the death of one of their player's sisters! , The successful scorers for the Thirds were TU Ooor»er, one try. two nenalties: Connollv. one try: Bailey one try Ut) to la«t Thirds! liorl won- four o-nrnes out of five And DooDor nqc< bfP"R in /I °ll' Dio tino' 48 noints t!his reason frv-.- tTiicj team. MPC.C.-C. • p«tvle<3 nv>d, OnTYi-ohell. Thirr 1 n-rHe coaches,•- are very
pleased with their boys. Blewman, at full back, p...