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TIN TACTICS.

NAPIER YOUTH'S ENTERPRISE. BACKING THE OLD FIRM. Some months ago a Napier youth, who may be accounted as one of the city's future financial magna-tes, if he continues along the road that he is early treading, hit upon the brilliant scheme of providing seats for those wear} , ones who formed the queue outside the Municipal Theatre, at a time when a more than ordinary attraction was to be staged within. The idea was good, but where were the seats to come from? Quick thinking plus a certain amount of genius, and numerous empty benzine tins were pressed into service, and leased out to the weary queueists at one penny per head. Recently another big attraction was put on at the theatre, and the opportunist, true to his guiding principles, appeared on the scene with a load of his impromptu seats. The same old tins, rusty perhaps, and, maybe, a trifle battered but seata good and true to all intents and purposes. On this occasion, however, a rival was in the field, with new, shiny tins of a spick and span nature, and a sharp wordy contest ensued in an endeavoui to gain patronage.

The emulator drew attention to the newness of his improvised seats, while the originator of the scheme reminded the public of its duty to the old firm. Thus the twain paraded up and down the queue, vying one with the other in plying their wares. The ever-fickle public, not greatly sentimental as far as the old firm was concerned, appeared more in favour of the shiny tins, and the chairman of directors of the old firm, noting this, I hastily summoned his manager, who, receiving hurried orders, departed on a scooter, to return with a four-wheeled trolley, on which was piled numbers of neatly-folded newspapers. Then it was that the genius of the originator of the I 3cheme came to the rescue and turned J defeat into victory. I "The old firm! The old firm!" was i J the cry, " patronise the old firm and se- < 1 cure a tin with a papercushion—stick to the old firm!" It was the deciding stroke and he of the shiny tins threw up the sponge. Apart from the humour of the whole thing, the scheme is one that indicates unbounded enterprise on the part o£ its originator, and such a youth should go jfar. r

NEW OPOTORU BRIDGE, RAGLAN. — A ferroconcrete structure erected over the Opotoru Creek, Raglan, giving access to Ocean Beach, where are the famous Tattooed Rocks and Bryant Children's Home. The bridge was opened by the Hon. R. F. Bollard this afternoon.

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TIN TACTICS., Auckland Star, Volume LVII, Issue 114, 15 May 1926

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TIN TACTICS. Auckland Star, Volume LVII, Issue 114, 15 May 1926

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