The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1914. A LONG DELAYED WORK.
We bave frequently drawn the atten tion of the Akaroa Borough Council to the delay that has taken plnce in draining the Akaroa ..Recreation Ground, and still another year ha? gone past without this improvement being effected, although the pipes for the draining of the ground have been on the ground for many months nowWe hope that it will not be long now before the work is commenced, though it will undoubtedly interfere with the winter sports. Tbe most suitable time during tbe year to carry out this work is between Christmas and Etste r
when the ground is little used, but this time has passed, and tbe sports clubs will bave'to put up with inconvenienc 6 while the ground is being put in order. The. ground certainly require draining, as those who use it very well know that a spell of wet weather dur ing tbe winter months converts k into a veritable quagmire. We hope th< Council will see fit to drain the giuund as soon as possible, as the work bas been authorised for more than two
years now, and we are sure the v< 3ul will be a great benefit to those using the ground in the winter.
Alarm op Fire.-The firebell rang abou 7 d 0 'tis* evening, the cause beiiij? a obimne on fire in J avaud street. • Tbe (services <•• tne brigade were not required. Thsy turn« out smartly, atid the reel was on the gpot i three minutes after the alarm was giveu.
Hootsx-The following will rapresen Akaroa v Addington on Saturday next, and also German Bay on Thursday n«t:-eoal, B. Stapes; backs, C. Ehodes. L. Armstrong ; halves, C.Fergus, T.Le Lievre, O. Hemming way; wings, G. Henning, E. Juluis, forward, T. McGu.re, V. Armstrong, G. Armstrong;. Emergencies-O. Ferris, C. Walker, C Dierk, ■ .
Ihfaktile Pabalysis—The two cases ofi infantile paralysis at Akaroa art making very satisfactory progress, and there appeals to be no sign of the malady spreading Une child has made a very rapid recovery during the last week or two.—Dr Valentine Inspector General of Hospitals, has written t0 i o ' Fenwick t0 foe following effect: -"I find that a very large proportion of the cas-en of infantile paralysis are recovering from the paralysis. I,believe this to be most unusual, and thought I would tell you. J have had full particulars from the various inspectors as to the. actual results, so that I can furnish a complete report on the sub jeefc.—Christchurch "Sun."
Cantebbukx A. and P. Association.—For the first time in the history of Banks PeninBula and of the Canterbury Agricultural and r sßioral Association, a Peninsula President was elected at the annual meeting of the Canterbury A. and P. Association in Mr W F. Parkinson, of Kaitune. Mr Parkin sod baa taken a very active interest in Show work both as Vice-President of the Peninsula A. and .p. Association and the Canterbury As=O' ciation He has also judged at many Shows throughout the Soath Island. The Canterbury Association has now a great future before it as the mortgage of £4800 previously held on the Show Grounds has been HqnMaied this year by the donationa of many gene.ous enthusiasts, lhe Jubilee Show last year proved the record year in the annals of the Association. We :bope Mr Parkinson will Dave a successful year as President of the Association,' New Zealand Cheese-A curious dis lovery was made a few days ago by a grocer at Southwiok, Snnderland. When cutting hrougb n cheese his wire enoountered some .arrt substance, ana he wa« obliged to finish lie halving process with a knife In tb> •entre of the cheese be found a small tin nox containing three pennies afld a request thai 'lie nnder would communioate with the New Zealand cheese manufacturer informing him as to whether the cheece was purchased bh New Zealand or Canadian cheese. The srocu-bas complied with the request, telling the New Zealand dairyman thit the cbeVs* w«8 Bold to him as Canadian produce- ' Urocer and Oil Trades Eeview "
CoNsciENTions Objectors. - At tbe meeting of the Mount Hwrbert County Connoil at l J urau on Mondey.BJaroh 30th, a letter was reoenrea from tbe Hon. James Allen, Mmieter •f Defence, regarding the "conscientious objectors to th« defence eeheme, and asking 'he Council to forward its views as to how these objectors- should be employed and whether the Council would give employment to any of them, and supervise th-. work, lhe el airman (Mr O Br H dley) stated that happily the country bad no objectors. Each man b saddle and rifle was banging on the verandah, and the horse was at the back door ready for the call. If tbe Council employed any of these conscientious objectors " in the, country they, also the council, might expect a. veiy hot time. He expressed regret ihat any exemption had been made in the Act. Cr. Field stated that he t<as in. accord with, the cha.rman in thii. mntter. The yourg fellows ,», the Port Levy district enter. ,d " b ° ]| y. >nto the movement, which was a credit to them all. Other Councillors expTees ed similar views, and the Clerk was instiucW