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PEOPLE OF BRITAIN AUCKLANDER'S impressions a *7 he ple are tired and worn and are showing the effects of nearly T*J earS of war >" said Mr. Harvey in an address on present-day conditions in England to the Auckland Rotary Club yesterday. to NpJ U 7 r r e ™ ho recently returned ale iwfJ and > s P oke of the shorttime anil an cloth j n S and the in niiA en ergy wasted in standing not °, ,n y at shops, but al ®°, * or buses and trains. availahfo 3S Poetically no meat restrfrtPH t P spam," eggs were person fLv, ° ne a month f or each wasacw,was very scarce, there cna ® p tage vegetables, except shortLf age and lettuce, and a ge of potatoes, the new seanvflL Crop bein S not ready, nearcf T£ ei K - no banan as, apples or PnffHcti being too early for the Slfil p ; whlle such fruit as chei nes and strawberries were ?nirt e th Seen l , in J' he sh °Ps, but were sold through the black market. SevfJo,L Prosecutions for this offence weie brought during Mr. Turner's stay.

f were few luxury lines of * • suc h as hothouse peaches, nectarines, melons and grapes. One Sr.vL 18/6, as. against the top Pf/ce of 5/ m 1937. Growers were allowed to use only a certain portion of their hothouses for these !!S e ?' -l he . greater Part being taken up with tomatoes, for which there was a well organised and even distribution system. Mr. Turner attended a Rotary Club luncheon at which the First .Lord of the Admiralty, Mr. A. V. Alexander, was the speaker. He also visited the House of Commons and heard leading speakers from both sides of the House, including Mr. Churchill and Mr. Eden. Mr. Turner mentioned that the election results had not surprised him. Mr. Turner, who paid a brief visit to Scotland, mentioned that Scots friends had complained of the influx of refugees who had "dug themselves in" during the war, bought businesses or shares in businesses and had changed their names to English names.

A bachelor's paradise" was how Mr. Turner described Washington, which he visited during the trip. The American capital, he said, had five women to every man. It was a wonderfully planned city. The New Zealand Minister, Mr. Berendsen, was doing a good job, added Mr. Turner, and he had heard American officials speak highly of him.

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TIRED AND WORN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945

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TIRED AND WORN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 185, 7 August 1945

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