The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1913. FIRE BRIGADES' CONFERENCE.
At the meeting held last Tuesday only a rough idea was outlined of the manner in which the delegates and friends were to ba entertained. Tbe matter was left to a special committee, whose duty it will bo to make as at tractive a programmo as can be ar ranged. We quite agree with Messrs F. Taylor and 0. Goodwin that the presence of a good band would be a great help, and we hope that it will be found possible to employ the band for several days at least. Tbis conference will ba a big help to Akaroa in tbe way of advertisement, and tvo think that the collectors will not find that the townspeople grudge giving liber allly towards the cost of entertaining the delegates. If everyone gave a little the entertainment would be no burden at all, especially as the Akaroa Borough Council has made a grant of £30 in aid of the object Wo notice in the rough outline of programme no mention was made of a concert. It will be remembered that when the New Zealand was here over £40 wae taken in the Oddfellows' Hal!, and there seems no reason why the Fire Brigade Committee should not orgin i?e a concert, and with the aid of tbe band help to defray a good deal of tbe expense of entertainment. At Tues day's meeting there seemed to be a species of timidity abroad, and a fear fcbab little money would be collected, and that thing 3 must bo run on a small scale. We beliava that the members of the Fire Brigade Commit fce.e need not fear aoy trouble in this respect, and that if they g) into the thing with enthusiasm and every day's entertainment will be a succesp, always providing we have favourable weaihsi*. It is to ba hoped that the Peninsula people will come into Akaroa for the various function ai they did when H M.S. New Zaalanrl was here, and there seems no reason why they should not. The various functions will, be well worth visiting, and a large assembly is much mortpleasing to the promoters. If there is a surplus over and above expenses, it is to be hoped that tbe Fire Brigadt will find some means of utilising it at once. Thn H M,S. New Zealand com jmitUe have been, very lax over their surplus, auci £40 now lies in the BaDk to be eaten up gradually in banli charges. Special trustees were ap pointed to deal with this surplus, bui they take their duty lightly and Lavenot even troubled to remove tbf amount to the saving bank; where it would at least be rumenerative.
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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1913. FIRE BRIGADES' CONFERENCE.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914