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Mr J. Bews has been appointed manager of the Dunedin branch of the National Mortgage and Agency Company of New Zealand. He will succeed Mr Farquharson, who has been appointed inspector in succession to the late Mr Scott. Mr R. Rattray, of South Canterbury will take the place of Mr Bewsi as chief auctioneer.

Contrary to the expectation that Mr J. McCombs, M.P. foS- Lyttelton, would be the Labour Party's candidate frir Christchurch South, Mr E. J. Howard has been selected to contest that seat in the interests of the Labour Party. . -.' . ,

A Press Association telegram states that Mr Thomas W.. Walker, who had been town clerk at Invercargill since 1906. and a. servant of the Corporation for 38 years, died yesterday, aged 58 years. v '

Mr James O'Brien, the West Coast ■member of the executive of the New Zealand Labour Federation, has been selected as the Labour candidate to contest the Westland seat against Mr T. E. •Y. Seddon at the general election.

The commercial Dupils of the Ashburton Technical School on Friday last pntertained their teacher, Miss D. McClurg, who was leaving to take up a position at the High School, at a. social afternoon. Afternoon tea was prenared by the pupils in the domestic classes, and various items were given. Kathleen Kennedy, on _ behalf of the nupils in the commercial classes, exnrnssed appreciation of the kindly and helpful way in wHich Miss McClurg had always treated them, wished her every success in the future, and presented her with an ebony-backed mirror nnd .brush nnd a silver manicure set. Miss McClurg cordially responded.

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PERSONAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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PERSONAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9575, 2 April 1919

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