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To the Editor. Sir, —The people of Wellington and Hawera seem to think a weekly halfholiday a good thing, inasmuch as it has been adopted in both places, and I see Oamaru has just followed suit. Thera are many, in Ashburton who also think it a good thing, and the question may fairly be asked—Why not institute the weekly halt - holiday here? I remember the matter was ventilated some time ago in the columns of the Guardian, but for some reason or reasons nothing was done. If it were to benefit employees only I could understand why apathy, and perhaps something worse, might be shewn by employers; but the latter certainly need as much as the former the regularly reburring half-day, in which to recruit their mehtal and physical energies, and I cannot imagine one valid reasen why Ashburton should not follow the example set by other places. It is at once acknowledged that business would not suffer in the least, an 1 no existing arrangements as to hours of commencing or closing need be interfered with, only let al) agree to dose say at twelve on every Wednesday or Thursday, and when this has been properly advertised farmers in the surrounding districts, and the general purchasing public, will fall into the new line really enough. —I am, etc., J. 0. Ashburton, 25th Nov.

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THE WEEKLY HALF-HOLIDAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 802, 25 November 1882

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THE WEEKLY HALF-HOLIDAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 802, 25 November 1882

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