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This season has been, remarkable for some very close finishes in tlie Bowling Club competitions.?. On Saturday the final''for the Doubles Championship was played between Messrs J. Stubbs (s) and T. Bl'ackley, and Messrs W. E. Judkins '(«) and W. Gibson.' The first two heads yielded three to each side, but thereafter tlie later rink established, a strong lead, but could not maintain it. The advantage gradually diminished, till'the 20th head score was- 19 all 1. On the 21st'head- Messrs Stubbs and Blackiey lay one, and won the Championship by, 20-19. A few, weeks ago an -application was made to the Post . and. Telegraph Department by a Rakaia telephone subscriber to know under what terms the Department would be willing to 'extend the telephone exchange hours, which at present are 6 a.m. ta 8 p.m. If there were another 13 subscribers (and two have already been obtained), the hours would be extended without further payment. Tlie Department has replied as -follows: "If the present paying subscribers (87) indicate their willingness to pay an additional rental of 10s each per annum until such time as the number of paying subscribers exceeds 100, the Department will extend the • attendance to 8 a.m.—lo p.m." Enquiries made among subscribers so far have yielded but one dissentient, but the consensus of opinion seems to favour the hours 7 a.m.—9 p.m.

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RAKAIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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RAKAIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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