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[From Oob Correspondent ]


On Thursday night last a very heavy rainJPell and continued all day Friday and well into the early hours of Saturday morning. The weathe then cleared, and a fairly sharp fros was experienced on Sunday morning Yesterday morning, however, the rain again commenced, and has apparently Bet in for a good downfall. One effec of the late rains is that many of the potato crops which are ripe have commenced to shoot, and such will, of course, be of no value' for eating purposes, although they make good seed. This evil, however, is more than compensated for by t tbe grand show of grass that is so much in evidence on the surrounding hills. RED CROSS A very pleasant and profitable afternoon was spent by the Red Grosn workers of Little River on Thursday last. There was a good attendance, and the afternoon was given up to bandage making, under the supervision of Mrs Wynn-jWilliams, A. V Hutchinson and. Miss Wilson. Fou bandage rolling machines were used and good progress was made by thy members. It is thought likely that a men's class for this purpose will be started in the near future. The bandage making (ladies) will be undertaken every alternate Thursday. As next Friday is Good Friday it was decided to hold the usual weekly Red Cross meeting on Thursday, On thi-i ocoasion the material for the bandages was provided from the Red Cros < funds, but in the future members wilt be expected to bring their own material. Afternoon tea was provided by the Misses A. and M. Coup, and | was thoroughly enjoyed. | STAR TENNIS CLUB. The members of the Star Tennis Club held a vary successful dance in the Little River Town Hall on Friday last, the proceeds being devoted towards forwarding the interests of No 2 Queen. In spite of the heavy rain a very fair crowd assembled, and the Bum of £6 was added to the Queen's funds. - Mr W. F; Parkinson, president of the olub, who was expected to give the prizes and tbrophies won during the year by members of the club, sent an apology for bis absence, Mr Breitmeyer taking his place. Little River championship, men's —Mrs J F Buchanan's cup, Mr 0. White, 4 years in succession. Ladies club championship, singles— trophy pressnted by Mr W F Parkinson, Miss N. Fahey, Ladies' handicap, singles—Messrs Lewis and Andersons trophy, silver mounted vase. Mrs A Rudford. Men's handicap, club singles—Mr J 0 Coop's trophy, silver moanted scent bottle, Mr C White. Ladies' handicap, singles—Mr F. Wright's trophy, silver pin cushion, Mrs A Radford. Junior ladies' handicap, singlesMr Redfern's trophy, silver rose bowl, winner Miss V Radford, i Men's handicap, singles—Mr FG. ißirdling's trophy, doberfcy racquet, Mr Leo Fahey. Boys' handioap, singles—club gold medal, Master Bruoe Radford winner, Boys' handicap, singles—Gold medal presented by two members of tbe olub to Master Steve Giddens who has been runner up for four years in succession. Mr Gao Breitmeyer mentioned that the ladies' challenge cup, presented by Mr W H Montgomery, had been lost to the club this year, the winner being Miss M Columbus of the Wairewa club, but he trusted that this

would be tho means of fostering more -.oompetition next-ypar. Tho evening wan graced by the presence of Miss Myrtle Birdling, tbe nnd Ellesmere Queen, for .whom three hearty cheers were given by those /pre?enc. Dancing finished nibout 1.80. a.m.

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3537, 18 April 1916

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