LOCAL AND GENERAL
Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 9 October 1929, Page 4
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Town Board holds its usual monthly meeting to-morrow (Thursday night), at 8 o'clock. Mr Jones (late Robieson's farm, Matakana), has Berkshire weaner pigs for sale. Owner wanted for straying steer on Mr H. W. Watson's property at Wellsford. All serviceing and general motor repair work is now being undertaken at Mr 0. .0. Gubb's garage at Kaipara Flats. For this purpose Mr Gubb has engaged the services of a first-class lLe^hanic, and all work entrusted .to him will receive expert attention. Owing to limited space car parking at the garage will be disc mtinued. The Warkworth Women's Institute hold their usual meeting in the Plunket Rooms on Thursday, 17th inst., at 2.30 in the afternoon. A lecture will be given by-Rev. F. D. Hart.
Unusual circumstances were disclssed in the hearing at Whangarei recently of a case in which a truck-owner was charged with overloading his truck. Evidence showed that defendant had hired his truck to the Whangarei County Council for the carting of metal and was engaged to drive the vehicle, and in order to get the job done both the county engineer and the riding member had authorised him to overload. The magistrate considered it extraordinary that the local body should encourage a breach of the law and then seek a fine. It was a matter for the county itself. The case was dismissed without costs.
Messrs Smith Bros., Warkworth Bakery, are prepared to buy hen eggs in any quantity at top prices.
The attention of breeders is drawn to an advertisement regarding the draught horse "Excelsior." Full particulars on application to Mr Frank Wenzlick, Puhoi.
Correspondence was read at the last meeting of the Lyttelton Harbour Board from the Department of Agriculture and from Mr K. W. Dalrymple, of Bulls, relative to the use of Spartina Townsendii grass for reclamation areas and mud flats. The board authorised its officers to plant some of the roots sent by Mr Dalrymple on the mud flats at Teddington.
A spetiil cattle sale will be held at Kiipari Flats on 22ud inst. See ad* vending columns. . ■*•
The Reform Party states tHat its organisation is now in thorough working order and that it is quite prepared for a surprise election should one take, place.;
It is understood that a new morning newspaper may shortly be established in Masterfcon. It is said that this will be one of a chain it is proposed to establish in certain big inland towns by a strong newspaper syndicate, a portion of whose capital has been subscribed in Australia.
The Warkworth Town Band are making steads;, progress and members' practices* are" well attended each week. - At pte'sent selections from Gilbert and' Sullivan's tuneful music in "The Pirates of Penzance,'' Alan Mac- Beth's pretty intermezzo, "Heartease," are now under rehearsal. These numbers, with Bulch's march " Torch-light Parade," will be the outstanding features very shortly in the band's repertoire.
County Council meets next Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Prtiticulavs of a e'earitia: sale on behalf of Mr J 8. Ashton are an liounc-d in another o 'umn. The N.A.. Farmers' Coop, Ltd:, are auotionet»'S.
A veprf»s«»nf«tiv« flnd pnthrisiastic mpptinp: of flip. MahucHn^i Begatta Olub was held lust Monday evpninjf at Mahuiangi At»I »>ng coranartpe was electe«l and other arrangements marie fora regatta to be held during the Xiuas holidays.
Drtncfrs have had rather an off period of late, but this spell will he broken with a vengeance on the even* ing of the lTthiiust., w-hnn the Xm1 para Flats Tennis Club hold t;ieir ball. ■Prt'OHT-HtioMs for this ♦•v^iit «re well ii. ha1 '1 v"The romniittee have pytp'Hgt'd Vlainl <iid's onliHStra from Auckland to ljrovi^e the mii-ic, whilst tfie Kh'v D4>h Flnts ia'lieM (Fhiii«'U« for their d^liCMoi^.-) have ay^in b»-pn *»ntnißted with :!>•■ .supi'^r prpparHtif>iis. Tlie lo,<*tfl»inur ii'ttThUCii'iii*. coiij'ilpi) with cmiiv. iu<-i!f hua sprvicen from War! • woith, wi'l n<< doubt a<-t rf» au induce raent !«• .u.iiiy i-.om thewpparta to im.ke the tiip-
More machinery, more unemployment —An automatic cigarette making machine, capable of producing J 200 a minute, and over 7000,000 a day, was recently installed in a big Tobacco Company's factory in London. Not more than three employees are needed to attend the machine. In production capacity it equals that of some 700 hand workers. The tobacco, already shredded >is d' opped into a hopper, and in less than five seconds the completed cigarettes are delivered to a girl worker. Other machines of the same'type are to be installed, each one costing some £1700.
Before next winter the Main Highways Board expects to have completed a metalled road from Auckland to Whangarei. Over £'70,000 was spent on this undertaking during last financial year,1 3 and a further substantial grant is '''"' to be provided this year.
The Auckland Transport Board has under consideration the adoption of a universal 3d fare on trams. Several suburban local
bodies have expressed approval of the proposal. The financial aspect is at present being investigated by a special committee of the board.
The lovely Arum lily, which does so well in this district, is not always appreciated at its true worth. One is apt to forget that at Home it has to be grown in a hothouse. Down at Dunedin these blooms bring threepence or fourpence each, so good money can be made by mailing to that town.
A steady improvement of the roads in the Albert Riding of Rodney County has taken place during the past five years. With a £3000 loan and Government grants and Highways Board subsidies a large amount of widening, reconstruction and metalling has been carried out, practically the' whole of the main creamcarting routes have been metalled, and a good road has been made of the main outlet to the station at Wellsford. Greater use has been made of modern road-making machinery. The Riding has an excellent quarry of blue and brown metal in the centre of the district, and a crusher and bins have been installed. Some excellent depositsof limestone are also made use of where suitable.
Tbe c rysanthemuin is said to be a n itive of China. In< e>d the pom-pom variety is said to be a mere variant of the ordinary Chuson daisy. But from China the chrysanthemum travell- d 'o- Japan and it was the Japanese vrhotaught the world what misrht, be made of it. It is even said tJ>at the blue chrysanthemum which figures oh old porcelain is no mere myth, but actually ♦fxists in Japan, and is 'guarded with jenlous care. The Order of the Chrysanthemum is the highest that the Mikado can confer upon any of his tftfrgects The beauty laving Jupuue^Ahave taken to their heart the modest 16 rayed daisy—the cyrysanthemum in its simplest form—whose sepds werebrought to them in the reijfn of Nintaku ten-wen about the year 400 B.C.