Otautau Standard and Wallace County Chronicle, Volume XXVI, Issue 1276, 22 July 1930, Page 3
♦ • ••■■■. At the conclußion of the weekly, meeting of the Methodist Oombined Bible Glasses, the leader, Beifc; Challenger^ referred to' the pending departure of one of their members m the person of Mr G. McAnergney. Although he had been privileged to know Garnet for only a brief, period he had learned to appreciate the work he was doing m Otautau. His fellow ministers m other circuits had been envious of him on account of his having m his Church one of Garnet's calibre. He had at the present time bestowed on him one of the highest honours it were possible to have m the office of Secretary of the Southland Meth.odist Young Men's Bible Class Union. He had done much to raise it to its present day status. On behalf of the Bible Classes and wellwishers ,he. felt it an honour to be asked to present Garnet with: a gold mounted fountain pen , ancfon so doing wished him every success and God's richest blessing m his work m Iriveroargill. Mr R. B. Walker said it was with mixed feelings that he spoke, but felt that he could not let the opportunity pass without expressing appreciation on behalf' of the members of the Church, pf^jhe many and varied ser-. yic§s ren^ere^ so wiliingly by their (departing friend- He, too, wished Garnet every success m his new sphere of 4abour. , Miss Doris Harrington traced •briefly^ her recollections of Garnet and his work m the interests of the Churoh and other organisations m the town.' As a scholar and a participant m several social and musical functions, to the first Secretary of the Otautau Bible Class, right up to the position of Union Secretary. She hoped that despite the fact he was moving from Otautau to the city he would stttl retain the,. office of Union Secretary to the Young Men's Bible ' Glass, Garnet had established him - self as a worthy example for the younger members to follow. In conclusion she wished him the best oi all good things m his work m his new sphere. Garnekbn rising to respond was greeted with applause. He was sure that the speakers had flattered him what he did do, 'he considered it hif duty to do. Now. that their classei were on a good strong basis heaskec t^e members |o keep up c]assei and they wpulg, np| regret bavmi sq. Jt b*d prqyed a benefit t< ; him and while he was leaving then he would ever remember the pleasan time* spent at the Bible Classei. H thanked them one and all for thei j, splendid gift; and any time he wa r m OtantatthV; would look them uj * He would look forward to 'seein 3 them all at the Bible Class Ball j next year.