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Parents As Voters

Over 6500 parents and guardians of boys and girls who attend the -five grammar schools in Auckland have been issued with voting papers in connection with the postal ballot to elect two parents' representatives to the board of governors. A choice of two out of five candidates is offered. The ballot closes this afternoon, but six days will be allowed for late votes to come in.

Supreme Court Trials The criminal trials of the year's third session of the Auckland Supreme Court will be opened on Tuesday. To date 1i trials have been set down on the calendar, seven of the charges relating to alleged sexual offences and five containing allegations of burglary. Other offences alleged are manslaughter, negligent driving causing death, conspiring to defraud, bookmaking, false pretences, indecent language, theft, receiving stolen goods and failing to stop after, an accident.

Cash Instead Of Clothes When he discarded his clothes they were generally worn out and would be of no value for the use of people in the liberated countries of Europe said Mr. M. Priestley at yesterday's meeting of the Auckland Education Board when the Minister of Education, Mr Mason, advised that pupils were to be given a half holiday on August 3 so that they could assist in the collection of clothing for Unrra. Mr. Priestley pointed out that no announcement had been made by the authorities regarding the acceptance of donations from those who did not have clothes to offer. An official of the patriotic committee said to-day that donations would be acceptable as these would help to cover the cost of dry cleaning and reconditioning clothes where this had not been carried out.

One Satisfied Man So many complaints are heard about tedious delays in the rehabilitation of returned servicemen that a reporter was astonished this morning when a demobilised flight-lieutenant, after long service in Britain, said he was more than satisfied with the way ho had been treated in the matter of setting up a home. He was married, while still in uniform, and found a suitable house, which he purchased with a rehabilitation loan-: All the officers of the Rehabilitation Department and the State Advances Department were most helpful. The loan was granted eleven days after making application. "I am most satisfied with the treatment I have received," said the ex-airman. "The terms are right, and the repayment scheme well within my meams."

Brigadier's Escape Map

A map used by Brigadier G. Clifton, D.5.0., M.C., in making his escape from the prisoner-of-war camp at Holbach, in Germany, to the British lines on the Western Front has been added to the growing war collection at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. The map was macto In the camp when the escape was being planned.

Hint To Customers To defend themselves and protect their customers from the type of persons who spend an inordinately long time over their meal during the busiest lunch-hour period, the proprietors of a city cafe have hit on a novel form of propaganda which should prove effective, even if it is not over-subtle. They have posted up a notice worded something like this: "Sure, we'd like to provide a library and a club for members. The notice explains that the proprietary is doing its best to provide a quick service under difficulties and appeals to customers to co-operate. Tauranga's School Needs When the Tauranga District High School is transferred within a few weeks from the old building it has occupied for so long to the fine new block just completed on a site a mile distant, the old school will be converted to accommodate the overflow from the primary school. It was originallv intended to demolish the building" when the high school had no further use for it. Even this additional accommodation will not meet primary school requirements for long, and a site has been acquired near the new high school for a second primary school for the Tauranga district. The planning of this school is now under consideration.

Birth Of Araptmi In 1912, when elected president of the Auckland Industrial Association, he had submitted a proposal that everv effort be made to impress upon the Government the urgent need of hydro-electric development at Arapuni, said Mr. S. J. Harbutt, chairman of the Auckland Electric Power Board, speaking at the Auckland Junior Chamber of Commerce luncheon yesterday. The association had received no encouragement from the Government electrical engineer and had been told that public opinion was not in favour of it. They had then set. about creating public opinion, and at the end of seven years Government action to start Arapuni was definitely set in motion. The first business the Auckland Electric Power Board did when it met on April 1, 1922, was to ratify the provisional agreement for the future supply of all its requirements from Arapuni and it was only then that, the contract was signed for the construction of Arapuni.

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NEWS OF THE DAY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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NEWS OF THE DAY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945

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