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CATERER'S LOSS

AT CIVIC BANQUET CUTLERY "SOUVENIRED" (P.A.) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. Heavy cutlery losses were inflicted bj r returned servicemen at a civic banquet last week. The caterer's list of shortages presented' to the City Council to-day reads like a list of captured Italian equipment or a stocktaking sheet. A proportion of cutlery business losses were expected and had been cheerfully accepted by the authorities, who knew beforehand the New Zealanders' reputation for souveniring. Nevertheless it came as a surprise to find that among the casualties listed by the caterer was a folding chair. How this was smuggled from the hall remains a mystery. The council advertised for two flags borrowed for decorating, and seven were returned. Pot plants, dishes and other goods had also been returned. Thirty-five dozen bottles of soft drinks, and S3 glasses were missing. In all 315 pieces of cutlery were taken.

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CATERER'S LOSS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXIV, Issue 184, 5 August 1943

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CATERER'S LOSS Auckland Star, Volume LXXIV, Issue 184, 5 August 1943

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