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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES

Housewives' Association.—The family allowance was discussed by Mrs. Marie Griffin in an address at the monthly meeting of the New Zealand Housewives' Association. She advocated the payment of a basic wage, an allowance for each child without'means test, equal pay for equal work, and favoured the payment of the child allowance to mothers. Information from the Minister of Mines, the Rehabilitation Civic League, and the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Hospital committee was discussed. It was agreed to extend an invitation to recently arrived war brides to attend a social meeting of the association in August. Mrs. M. L. Manktelow presided.

New Women's Club.—ln an address on "Crimes Against Criminals," Mr. Hall Skelton said that 80 per cent of prison inmates were biological or psychological misfits and that while modern science had demonstrated the necessity for the adoption of different methods in the treatment of the anti-social, our criminal laws and penal system were archaic, the buildings medieval and insanitary, and the treatment punitive rather than reformative. There was, he said, too much censure of prison officials who were bound/to abide by the regulations, but who needed more training and scientific knowledge. The president, Mrs. R. J. Roberts, presided.

Royal Society of St. George.— Maori and English music were enjoyed when the ladies' section of the Royal Society of St. George entertained convalescent servicemen from navy and military hospitals to a musical afternoon. Mrs. A. B. Williams and Miss C. M. Nutsey, who were guests of honour, were welcomed by the chairman of the ladies' section, Mrs. P. Heath-Preest.

W.C.T.U. School of Methods.— "Expression in Public Speaking" was the subject of a talk by Mrs. J. Williams at the July meeting of the School of Methods held by the Auckland District Women's Christian Temperance Union. Mrs. Hugh Kasper presided and several members made short speeches. Mrs. E. Madkey, district superintendent for the Seamen's Rest Department, addressed the school, and Miss E. Apperly, Dominion organiser, spoke on the work being carried out in the Seamen's Rest at Timaru and New Plymouth, both owned and conducted by the W.C.T.U. Mrs. J. Holmes, superintendent of the moral and social hygiene department, also gave an address.

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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CLUBS AND SOCIETIES Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 172, 23 July 1945

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