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OLD RESIDENTS FAREWELLED A very. pleasanfc social was held at the German Bay schoolroom on Friday evening last, when the resi dents of the Bay gathered in goodly

When baby is.restless at right with stuffy ■ n 2? e rrsS- a ' hßad > s P"ntle a few drops of "NAZOL , 6n night gown, and it will act like a oharnr;

nudibers to bid farewell to Mr and Mrs.-W. Curry and Mr and Mrs J. Hammond, who are very old residents of the Bay, having spent most of their lives there, The guests of the evening intend retiring from their farming activities aft&r many years and settling in Christchuroh. The residents of the Bay felt that they could not let such old residents of the district go away without some small appreciation of the help they had extended to public matters in the district. Mr Harriot acted as chairman during the evening, and asked Mr G, Armstrong to make the presentations

io their guests

Mr G. Armstrong said they had met to do honour to the heade of two fine old pioneer families. The old pioneers were the fineet people in the country, as they had brought the country to what it was at present, and he hoppd pincerely that (heir children would continue their fine wovk, Mr Hammond was a very old resident of the Bay, and had been born there. His father and mother were two of the earliest pioneers who bad risen in the respect of their fellow men for the fine manner in which they had helped in forcuiDg the dominion. Mr J Hammond had done what be could

foe the welfare of the Bay as a director of the,cheese factory and as a member of tße Bchbol Committee. He was one of the earliest directors of the factory, and he had been able to w.atch its progress until now the factory was free of debt, and a great benefit to. all the residents. Mrs Hammond had helped her husband in raising the family, and in many ways had gained the respect of them all, He was sure they were all pleased to think Mr and Mrs Hammond were now going to have a rest from their labours after many strenuous years. Referring to Mr and Mrs William Curry, Mr Armstrong said they were both respected very much. Mr Curry had been * chairman of the German Bay School Committee for eighteen years. Mrs Curry deserved the great-' 1 est credit for the way she had brought up a large family and helped her husband. He hoped they would both now enjoy a rest after their years of work. Although they were retiring, he was sure they would be a oredit to the country, The destiny of the country lay in the hands of the young people, and he hoped all those present would become good men and women. He asked them all to help their country and remember what hardships these old pioneers had been through. To-day there were many who did as little work as t they could, but he assured them it was no disgrace to be workers as tbeae old pioneers had been. He wished them every prosperity, and he hoped their children would follow in their parents' noble footsteps. Mr Armstrong then presented Mr James Hammond with a handsome walking stick and umbrella (silver mounted), Mrs Hammond with a marble clock' and jam dish, Mr Wil liatn Curry with a travelling rug and straps, and Mrs Curry with a biscuit barrel and salad bowl. The presents were all very handsome ones, and given by residents of the Bay. Mr Hammond, in returning thanks on behalf of his wife and himself, said he always thought it right and proper that each (resident should do bis share of work in local matters as well as hie own private business. ' He had been many years on the School Committee, and was one, of the first to start the factory. The factory was built in 1892, and be supplied himself for about eleven years, and remained on the directorate for thirteen or fourteen years. Before the factory was built dairy farmers were working all day to make a 201b. cheese. He referred to the excellent help given by Messrs J. D. Bruce and Eli Scott in starting the German Bay Factory, The German Bay Factory was one of the soundest on the Peninsula, and under the present management the suppliers were getting every benefit. He thanked them all for the oppor tunity they had afforded his wife and himself of meeting them, and for their handsome gifts. Mr William Curry, in returning thanks on behalf of bis wife and himself, said on looking round be saw young men and women, and remembered when he played with their fathers and mothers. Everybody was so kind and good that be was sorry to leave them all. He remembered the old School Committee, on which were the late Messrs Odell, Sunekell, Mora, Hyden and others, and each time be passed the school and saw the fir trees they had planted many years before he thought of his old friends. He hoped the people of the Bay would all live happily, and would get a new school in tbo near future. He heard the Education Board intended shifting the school to the spur between Ger-

man Bay and Bobinpon's Bay, but he thought the old site far preferable and not exposed to the sou-west and nor'west winds as it would be on the new site, In the present days, if you had not got a bit of education, you were no good at all. There were plenty of

people in the Bay to run a school o;

their own, and he hoped, they would stick out and not let the Board shift

the site. If he was a young man with a family, be would oppose the alteration, as the present was the most suitable place. There should also be a house for the teaoher to live

in, and the residents should apply for a new school and teacher's residence. When they got their new school, he would come down from Christcburcb

to the opening of it. (Applause.) He thanked them all very much for their kindness, and wished them all sorts of prosperity. He also thanked Mr Armstrong for his kind remarks. !

Cards find musio were indulged in during the evening, and a very pleag ant time spent. The following items were given .-—Violin and piano, the Misses Shepherd; song, Mr Sloane , pianoforte solo, Miss A. Hammond; Bong, Mr D, Curry; song, Mr J. G. Hammond; song, Mr L. J. Van

gioni; eong, Mr R. Herriot; humor

oub sketch, Mr Sloane.

The gathering was brought to a close by the staging of "Auld Lang Syne."

Be judge and jury and give "NAZOL" a trial. There can only be cmc verdio—'Abi golutely competent to oure ooldi, inluenzn, bronchitis, and nasal eattarh." '

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GERMAN BAY SOCIAL., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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GERMAN BAY SOCIAL. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4399, 2 June 1914

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