SHOPS NORMAL TO-DAY HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS After a week-end of suspense and uncertainty, life in Auckland resumed its normal routine this morning, and, interpreting the tone of the radio broadcasts as an indication that there might be a lapse of a few clays before the war ended,' people arrived at work as usual, children went to school and ordinary activities were the rule.
There was no indication of any rush l»y housewives to stock up their larders to-day, the position being j apparently that of a normal Monday. ! To ensure that there will be an adequate supply of meat later in the week the city abattoirs increased their killings to-day. Most butchers' shops have advised large customers, such as boarding houses and hotels, to keep reserve stocks of meat. It is expected that there will be a rush on butchers' shops when the news of the Japanese surrender is received and full preparations are being made to meet it. Butchers' shops will be open for two hours in the morning following the official announcement of the cessation of hostilities, and will then close for the remainder of the day. said the secretary of the Auckland Master Butchers' Association, Mr. W. E. Anderson, to-day. He added that the shops would remain closed during the whole of the next day.
There will also be adequate provision for the buying of fruit and vegetables, and such shops will be open sufficiently long after the official announcement for purchases to be made. A statement on behalf of fruiterers and allied retailers was made to-day as follows: "If advice of the national holiday is received during the early hours of the morning, the shops will remain open until midday, and will th,en close for the remainder of the day and for all the following day. If advice is received after midday, the shops will remain open for the rest of the day, and will be closed on the two following days." A similar arrangement has been made in connection with grocers' and bakers' shops. If the declaration of peace is made before noon these shops will be closed as soon as possible, probably within an hour or two. If the declaration is made in the afternoon the shops will be closed on the two following days
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AUCKLAND WAITS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945
AUCKLAND WAITS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 190, 13 August 1945
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