Starts and Cut Outs
Maoriland Worker, Volume 11, Issue 462, 21 January 1920, Page 8
Starts and Cut Outs
T. James, Chrlstchurch, reports that the men had a fairly good run at Teviot, there being only two stops caused by »raln and wet sheep. At the latter end the weather was very bad, and as there were only enough sheep to give an average of SO a man the employer declared a cut out. T..1". expresses sincere regret at the death of Comrade Jack Mee. H. Sparks, Dalrachney, reports that Longslip cut out on December 24th and Dalrachney started on the 26th. The sheep at the latter place are sandy and the weather has been broken with rain. The food is good, but no alterations have been made in the hut accommodation since last year, but everything will be fixed up for next season, so he has been told. A. Brown, Oxford, slates of the shearing at Warren that there were 13,500 sheep to do, the pay being at the rato of 35/- a 100, the men to find themselves. The cut out was expected the second week in thi3 month. •E. Johnson, Ward, states that Upton Fells start 3 on January 13th. A. P. Dix, Glentanner Station, reports a start and remarks upon the profiteering in tho matter of shears. The price per pair asked is i)/-« (He will be pleased to know that the shears ordered by the Union have at
last arrived, and that the price is 36/--a packet.—C.G.) J. Cameron, Godley Peaks, Lake Tekapo, writes that everything is satisfactory on this station, the food and accommodation being good anil tlis cook an excellent one. The Cook's name is Jack Dean, and apparently deserves to be mentioned in song and story. "One of our comrades, James Brassel, unfortunately was taken to the Timaru hospital seriously ill. We all wish him a speedy recovery." Flock Hill Station was expected to cut out about January 12. A. Elliot, Lowry Hills, Ethelton, states that things are running smoothly on -this place, the men having no complaints to make re conditions. They curse the profiteer, however, who is exploiting them in the matter of shears, and wish him to be well roasted in eternity. Three tickets wanted. 11. Melree, Hakataramea, reports that he has sold another book of tickets here. Still another book wanted. Cut out expected about January J 2. W. Ware, Taeiri Lake, Central Otago, reports the cut out here on January 6. All hand>i took tickets. D. A. Ferguson. Woodbury, the rep. at Orari Gorge, .slates thai, thirteen shearers and about twenty-five musterers and shedbamls are employed here. As most of them are local men he is hardly optimistic about gettin? them to join, but will do hla best. B. Hopkins, Rhoborough Downs, Fairlie, reports a start here with a full board about January Bth. Most of the men have tickets; about fifteen more tickets are wanted. The food is good, and the men are getting award rated, with shears and oil thrown in, plus fares paid both wave. W H. Sands, i«p., report:! a. start at Cragicburn on January, "1 There are aboui 2000 a man. Four tickets wanted.