On Friday afternoon, the teachers and pupils of. the Akaroa District High School assembled to Bay goodbye to Mr E, J. Beat tie who has volunteered for active service at the front.
Mr J. R. Newton, chairman of the Com. mitt.B, in addressing tbe gathering, eulog' i_ed the departing teacher for his ready response to tbe call of duty, and wished him God speed and a safe return home.
Mr Hall, on behalf of the stßff and the children, presented Mr Beattie with a pair of military hair brushes and a pocket book. In doing so, he expressed keen regret at losing the services of suob an efficient pupil teaoher. but warmly commendad Mr Beanie /or bis action.
One of the senior K girls, Marjorie Hall, then handed Mr Beattie a pretty buttonhole made from the "Masefield" bouquet, with the best wishes of her schoolmates.
The funotion concluded with three rousing cheers for the recipient.
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VALEDICTORY., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 20 April 1915
VALEDICTORY. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3451, 20 April 1915
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