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Chinese Bronzes

• Opportunities of securing examples of old Chinese art were becoming more and more rare, said Mr. C. R. Ford at a meeting of the War Memorial Museum Council yesterday afternoon, in proposing that Mr. Leonard A. L. Moore be thanked for a gift of Chinese bronzes. It was stated that the bronzes were fine illustrations of Chinese art. Linesmen Go South

To assist in repairing the widespread damage to telegraph and telephone communications' throughout Canterbury, caused by last week's snowstorm, fourteen linesmen of the Post and Telegraph staff in Auckland. lef t x by air for the South early this morning. If is likely that the men will be required for not less than three months in restoring the services to-normal. Use For Waste Food

Comment upon the amount of food thrown into rubbish tins at apartment houses was made .this morning by an Auckland resident who said that he could keep a large number of fowls, on. the amount of food thrown out from one place alone of which he knew. The City Council's chief sanitary inspector, Mr. H. Paull, replying to the comment, said that, frorh- the collections by the City Council of rubbish which was taken to the destructor, private' firms collected refuse from restaurants, apartment houses and the like for use as pig food. Collections were sometimes made daily and sometimes twice a week and from 200 to 250 tons were thus obtained for the feeding of livestock. Greater Use of libraries

There was an increase of 22,851 over the previous year's figures in the number of books issued by the lending departments of the central library, the, Leys Institute and the various branch libraries in the year ending March 31, 1945, said the chief librarian, Mr. John ! Barr. in his annual report, presented to last night's meeting of the City Council. Volumes -consulted, in the reference departments of the central library and . the ..Leys Institute totalled 248,298, an increase over the previous year of 5592 volumes. Mr. Barr said the council's decision to institute a free library, service in Auckland from January 1, 1946, had been received with great enthusiasm by the library profession, and a number of other library authorities had made inquiries with a view to following a similiar course.

Sore Legs A common complaint amongst Christchurch people of both sexes at the present time is a painful stiffness in the leg muscles at the end of the day. It is attributed to the necessity of careful walking on the frozen pavements, with the muscles tensed to check the beginnings of a slip. New Potatoes

Specialising in out-of-season vegetables, Mr. C. Colson, of Henderson, has , achieved considerable success with small crops intensively cultivated and manured. Last week he produced a crop of early potatoes and the first three bags brought 2/4 a lb at the city markets with subsequent sales down to 1/ a lb. Mr. Colson went to great pains to obtain this result, and was aided by absence of frosts. 'Viva Pietro Fraser*

Writing to his parents in Napier, an officer with the. 2nd N.Z.E.F. at Trieste tells the following amusing story: "In the village around here there are painted up such slogans as: 'VV Italia!,' 'W I Alleate!,' 'W Tito!,' 'VV Inglese and Americani!,' 'VV II Re!,' 'W Stalin!,' 'VV Varmata Rossa!,' 'VV Churchill!,' etc. A Maori soldier, not to be outdone, wrote up on a large signboard 'his slogan, f Viva Pietro Fraser,'" Civic Offices

The city engineer, Mr. A. J. Dickson, was authorised by the City Council last night to proceed with alterations to a building in Grey's Avenue to fit it for accommodation by sections of his department. Mr. Dickson said it was essential that the scheme should be approved and proceeded with before alterations to the first floor of the Town Hall could be started. Estimated cost of the alterations" was £1868, he said. Required Thinking Over

"You have me beaten" said a reservist when asked by the chairman of the No. 1 Armed Forces Appeal Board yesterday afternoon how many brothers he had. The reservist made some calculations on his fingers and then announced that he had eight brothers. Of these three were in the forces and an appeal in I respect of a fourth had been deferred for a month. The other brothers were below military . age. The reservist's employers appealed for his exemption, and the reservist, while not putting in a personal appeal, said that his exemption would enable him to help home financially, The board adjourned the appeal sine die.

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NEWS OF THE DAY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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NEWS OF THE DAY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945

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