NEW ZEALAND HOSPITAL SHIP
GREAT RESPONSE TO GOVERNORS APPEAL.
SPLENDID WORK OF PENINSULA WOMEN.
The fine response to the Gover nor's appeal for the equipping of a New Zealand Hospital Ship is splen did, and it can be said that tbe district will do its fair share. The ladies of Akaroa held an enthusiastic meeting on Wednesday, and besides receiving and making generous offers in the way of money and material, were hard at work yesterday in the Technical School, Akaroa, converting the material into comfortable pyjamas, bed socks, &c. for our wounded soldiers Mrs J. D. Bruce, wifa of tbe Akaroa County Chairman, is call jing a meeting at Duvauchelle at 2 p m on Saturday to consider what tbe ladies will do to assist in the outlying Peninsula districts. The Mayor of Akaroa has made a good start with the new fund which it is expected will reach a large sum in a few days, as the cause is one in which we are rendering comforts for our own brave soldiers fighting for us at the Dardanelles. Below are the details of the splendid response so far received, and as the matter is- urgent, those wishing to help should do so without any delay. ENTHUSIASTIC LADIES' MEET ING AT AKAROA. An enthusiastic ladies' meeting was held in tho Akaroa Borough Council Chambers on Wednesday afternoon to consider what assistance lliey could give in providing comforts for the wounded in connection with the N.Z. Hospital Ship. The Mayoress of Akaroa, Mrs Geo. Armstrong, pre sided, and there were over thirty ladies present. The Mayoress, in
opening the meeting, read- a list of what was required for tbe Hospital Ship, as stated in the Governor's appeal, and stated how urgently tbey were needed.
Mrs Julius proposed the use of tbe Technical School be asked for as a work room for sewing bees for Jwo day 3 a week. fceoonded by Mrs Leete and carried.
I« was decided that the ladies pres ent provide sewing machines, and the following offers were accepted :—Mes dames J. R. Newton, H. W. Wilkins, T. Lawrence, H. Bunny, H, G. Youngman, and H 0. Jacobson. On the motion of Mrs G. Newton it was decided to start sewing on Thursday, May 27tb. The Mayoress stated-that Mr T. Lewitt had written, offering 80yds of flannelette and accessories for making pyjamas, also offering a room at his shop for packing. Mrs H. 0. Jacobson moved the offer be accepted with thanks. Seconded by the Mayoress and carried,
The Mayoress also stated that an offer of £10 for materials had been made.
The following offers were then re ceived in the room:—
Mrs E. E. Lelievre, £10 for materials, blankets etc. Mrs Alfred Rhodes, 1 doz yards flannelette and buttons.
Mrs J. Rhodes, 1 doz. yards flan neiet.e and 1 doz yards calico.
Mrs J. D. Bruce, 2 doz yards calico and half a dozen or more feather pillows. Mrs G. Pilkington, 1 doz pillow cases, also sheets and flannel. Mrs C S. Cantrell, d sheets. Mrs H. C Jacobson, 1 doz pillow capes and pyjamas. Mrs Youngman, 1 doz yards flannelette.
Mr J. R Newton, 3 sets of pyjamas Mrs J, R. Newton, set blankets. Mrs G. Kearney, £1 for sheeting. Mrs T. E, Taylor, sheeting. Mrs G. Checkley, pair blankets. Mts J. Lelievre, pair blankets Mrs H. W. Wilkins, 1 pair blankets
Mrs W. E. M. Jocobson, £1
It was decided a whole day be spent at the Technical School on Friday, so as to get as much done as possible at an early date. The details were then arranged for the work of converting the materials into articles of comfort for the wounded soldiers.
LADY LIVERPOOL SOCK FUND
Tbe Mayoress, before tbe meeting closed, asked all present who bad socks for the Lady Liverpool Sock Fund to send them in to her at once, so that she could despatch them on Saturday. # Robinson's Bay was, as usual, represented by Mrs W. W. Williams. Tne Mayoress, Mrs G. Armstrong, wishes to acknowledge the following gifts of money and socks in answer to ber appeal on behalf of the above fund:— SOCKS. Mrs Frederickson 2, Mrs J. Van gioni 1. Mrs W. Moore, Hickory, 2, Mrs Kearney 1, Mrs W. Kearney 1, Mrs C. Narbey 2, Mrs Turner 2, Mrs Hall 1, Mrs J. Rhodes 2, Mrs R. Newton 2, Miss Newton 1, Mrs Keegan 2, Mrs Julius 1, Mrs Pilkingfcon 10, Mrs A Rhodes 8, Miss Houghton 8, Mrs Ambrose Rhodes 3, Mrs Bruce 8, Mrs Wm. Glynan 5, Mrs Youngman 5, Miss Corbett 1,
Mrs H, 0. and the Misses Jacobson 13, Mrs Bunny 4, Mr W. Moore scarf (knitted, by himself), Mrs Julius 2 caps.
Donations for purchasing socks are :—
Mrs Jas. Armstrong, German Bay, £1; Mrs Jos. Armstrong jun., ss; Mrs W. H. Henniner, £1; Mrs J. Lelievrp, 2*3 6d; Mrs H. "Rhodes, £1; Mr J. It. Newton, 103; Mrs Funnell, ss; Mrs G. Armstrong, 10s; "M, and E," 2s 6d; total, £4 15s. PENINSULA MEN'S CONTRI- . BUTiONS. The Mayor, Mr G. Armstrong, acknowledges the following coutribu tions to the N.Z, Hospital Ship Fund, and will be glad if contributors to this wortl-y object—for the c&re of our own wounded - will make (heir contributions at the Borough Council Chambers and with himself: — £ 9 d Mr G. Armstrong ... 10 0 0 Mr J. Armstrong ... 10 0 0
Mr J. R. Newton ... 5 0 01 Mrs Laing 8 0 0 Mrs W. H. Henning ... 10 0 Mr W. Jacobson ... 10 0 "A Worker" ... 110 Mr A. H. Weßtenra .'.'. 1 0 0 CONCERT IN AID OF THE FUNDS lbe Mayor has received tbe follow •ng letter from Mr H. G. Lane, of übnstohureb :— "You are no doubt aware that this Fund is, perhaps, tbe foremost in tbe minds of the people at tbe -present p c ' t „ ,3 tbe 'Mention of " The Ivnuts (a small company of enter tamers, which has done a considerable amount of work in connection with church and patriotic funds) to pay a visit to Akaroa, and this merely serves to ask for your Co-operation and assist anee in the furtherance of this laud able scheme, Our idea will be to play at your town on Saturday, June 5 All profits to be donated to the above fund, as being donated by the people of Akaroo. If this should meet with your approval, we should be pleased to hear from you at your earliest possible convenience, so that arrangements can be made at once, accordingly " The Mayor has replied accepting tbe offer
HAYWARD'S PICTURES OFFER. Mr T. E. Taylor, the local pro prielor of Hayward'a Pictures, informed the Mayor yesterday tbat be would band over the proceeds of his weekly pictures to be held on Friday next, June 4th, in aid of the New Zealand Hospital Ship appeal, His staff were willing to give their servicps free, and he would approach the Eiail authorities and the Wellington branch of Hayward'a Pictures to supply the films free of charge, so that the whole of the proceeds would go to the funds without any expense to come off. It is estimated that this generous offer will realise anything between £10 and £20 for tbe fund The Mayor thanked Mr Taylor for his generous Particulars of the films to be screened will be published later, but tbe main film is one en titled "The Call." PATRIOTIC MEETING. A meeting was held after the purade of tbe ( itizens' Defence Corps last evening, the Mayor presiding. It was decided to hold a patriotic meeting at the Oddfellows' Hall on Thursday next, June 3rd, and the following committee was appointed to make arrangements :—F.evs. A. H. Julius, Father Bonetto, and J. W Hayward, Messrs C Hall and G W Thomas. The committee meet to morrow evening at 7.30. ' ; THE MAYOR'S APPEAL. TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —I take the liberty to appeal totbe whole of the inhabitants of Banks Peninsula to contribute to tbe above fund. We appreciate very much tbe way everyone has given in the past, but after all we have not denied our selves very much. New Zealand's brave sons are going forward to uphold the integrity of our glorious Empire, suffering privations and giv ing their lives, if need be, in the cause of liberty and freedom. We, who are left behind, have a right to try and equip tbe Hospital Ship with every convenience, so that our heroic sons will be well looked after if they should be wounded or disabled in this fright ful war Let everyone give according to their means, so that we can all say we have done our best.—l am, etc ,
G. ARMSTRONG, Mayor of Akaroa
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NEW ZEALAND HOSPITAL SHIP, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 28 May 1915
NEW ZEALAND HOSPITAL SHIP Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3461, 28 May 1915
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