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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1914.

Aitnoß Day —Arbor Day was celebrated at the Barry's Bay School on Wedneeday, when the committew and children planted some 200 trees in the school grounds. A flag pole was also erected and a flap; presented to the school by the North Canterbury Board of Education,

Telephonic Comuonication. —Another party wire will probably be erected shortly about Akaron, the wire doing up Balgueri street valley, and probably to btoney Bay and Flea Bay,

Akaeoa Butter Factoby. —The new factory building is proceeding very rapidly, and the major portion of the brick work is done already. Unless something unforeseen oc ours, the building should be erected well up to time.

Accident to Maiij Motor—On Tuesday, the axle of the mail car snapped &b the car was travelling over to Little River from Aka. roa. The accideut happ9ned at the Little River Bide of the hill below Red John's gully The oar had to be left on the side of the road and is still there waiting the repairing of the axle,

Heavy Sbas—For the last few days a phenomenally heavy eea has been running in the Akaroa harbour. Old residents say it is the heaviest sea witnessed foi twenty years, At the Akaroa Lighthouse the waves have been described aa terrific. On Tuesday, Mr Geo, Wheloh would not risk taking his iaunoh alongside the Wainui wharf on account ot the swell, and landed his passengers in c dinghy. Personal —On Wedneoday, Mr Judd, the

ewlvappointed manager d the Akaroa But. 3r Facotor y, visited Akaroa. He was ranch mpressed with the beauty of the district, Vlr Judd ieft again yesterday morniug and vill return to take up his duties as manager ifter his marriage.—Mr Jos. Vangioni, an ild resident rf Akaroa, underwent an opera* ion in Christchurch on Tuesday. We are jleased to record that be is progressing as avonrably as can be expected. St. Andrew's Chcrch.—The renovating jf St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Little River, ia now being carried out. The build ing was In a bad state of repair, the shingle roof being leaky and some of the timber decayed. The vestry raised the furide, and the renovation ia now being effected. A new galvanised roof is being put on the building in plnce of the shingles, and the lining inside replaced with new timber. Personal.—-Mr Luoien Hunt, of Barry's Bay, is leaving the district, and will go to Rangiora, where he has purchased a milk farm. At the annual meeting of the Barry's Bay factory yesterday, Mr R. A. Pettigrew proposed Mr Hunt's toast, and on behalf of the suppliers wished Mr Hunt good luck in his new sphere. Mr Hunt thanked those present for the compliment paid him, and said his seven years connection with the factory as a supplier had bean a very pleasant one. Little Biveis Orchard Plot —At the an , nual meeting of the Banks Peninsula A. and P. Association at Little River on Tuesday, the President, Mr W. H. Montgomery, advised all members of the Association inter, ested in fruit growing to visit the Government experimental orchard, The Association subsidised the orchard to extent of £10, and the orchard was under the auspices of the Association. Mr W. J, Courtier the Government expert, bad carried out pruning on scientific lines, and he himself bad found his methods most interesting. ■ Little Eiver Hockey Match.—TheTVai* rewa Ladies' Hockey team have challenged the members of the Council to play a hockey match as a curtain-raiser to the Tβ Kotah'« tangaia v. Wairewa football mfitch on the Awa Iti Domain on Saturday. The councillors have accepted the challenge, and quite an interesting game is expactid. As many of the councillors left the realms of sport many years ago, and their proweas with the hockey stick has not received any advanced culture—for, in fact, it is a game unknown to many of thani—the new ladies' olub is expecting a popular win. Town Improvement.—The new Akaroa Borough Council bylaw should not allow of buildings being erected so close to the street as the house of Mr Joseph Phillips in Lavaud street, There seems no reason »why the old house which has been removed from the front of the new one should not have been placed some yards back. In its present position the old'house spoils the effect of the neat looking residence Mr Phillips has erected which is well ofi the road. All the municipalities are considering town planning now, and the first principle of town planning is to have residences well back from the street line. Akaroa District High School—Yesterday was observed as Arbor Day at the new Aka* roa school. On Wednesday, Mr B. W. Hen , ning took Mr Gray and his High' School.boys across the harbour in his launch to get some trees. Mr J. R. Newton also obtained a num ber, Altogether 50 native trees were planted yesterday up at the school grounds, including upwards of twenty varieties. Mr Gray and his pupils did most of the planting, the ground having been prepared previously, The chairman, Mr J; R. Newton, and Messrs Lewjtt, Dodds, and Pyfe were also present. Mr Newton and Mr T. Lewitt, Deputy Mayor also addressed a few remarks to the children on the value of tree planting and on the need for improving their school ground. Ali the trees planted were natives, ie being do , oided to have a native plantation there. Shingle on Roads.—The Wairewa County Council has, during the last two months, put some 220 yards of shingle on the main County road, and has covered some ten miles of road with this class of metal. The shingling of roads is carried out extensively in Otago arid Southland, where it is used with clay, and it is said to make an excellent surface. The advantage of using shingle is that the same quan'ity of Bhingle oan be put oa a road at one-sixth the oost of the same quantity of metal, but it has yet to be proved -whetiier continual shingling will

make a road that will last and stend the heavy and motor, traffic. There appears to be no reason why the shingle should n 4 make a3 good a road surface if it binds thoroughly, and where there is a fairly eolid basis of metal under it, and it will be interestieg to note the life of the shingle road a3 compared witn metalling. The Wairewa Council is at present in a way experimenting, but, if the shingle proves durable, it will be able to use shingle for metalling at a very moderate figure. The upkeep of the main road isa big item in the Council's expenditure with the ever increasing motor traffio. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' tireat Peppermint Cure, 1/6, 2/6

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1914., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914

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The Akaroa Mail. FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1914. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4413, 17 July 1914

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