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Shortage Of Clergy "We are feeling the shortage' of clergy, and especially of curates, and cannot, unfortunately, look to see the old numbers of ordinands for some years," says the Primate of New Zealand, Archbishop West' Watson in Church News. .New Use For Old Hall A new use is proposed for the small hall at the corner of St. Jude Street and Geddes Terrace, which served as the local E.P.S. headquarters during the years when the. organisation was active. The City Council has agreed to make this hall /available for the purposes of a community centre for the young people . of the district, and other buildings may also be provided on the site. The aim is to develop healthful activities, including indoor games. Probably half a century old, the hall was built by the Avondale Road Board, the first local authority in the ,district A and was for many years used by church organisations for Sunday services in the days when Avondale was only sparsely settled. Peace Bonus Approved "Apart from the annual dividend distribution recommended, the directors for some time have had in view a peace bonus to be paid to shareholders at the conclusion of the war," said the chairman, Sir James Gunson, at the annual meeting of the New Zealand Insurance Company, " Limited to-day. "With the rapidity during .the last few days with which the end of the war against Japan seems to be approaching and universal '. peace declared, the question 'is overtaking us to a degree, that makes this occasion opportune to bring it before you for requisite authority."; Later in the meeting a resolution, moved by Mr. G. R. Buttle, was carried authorising I the directors- tb distribute the bonus at the cessation of hostilities, the amount to be left to the directors' discretion.

Hospital Visiting Day On the recommendation of the Green Lane Hospital Committee, the Auckland Hospital Board last evening decided to change the week-end visiting day for patients in the hospital section of Green Lane from Saturday to Sunday (2.30 to 3.30 p.m.) It was also decided to call for a report from the acting-medical superintendent. Mr. D. W. Guthrie, in regard to the visiting hours for the Cornwall Hospital. Conference On Christian Order A conference on Christian Order will be held in Christchurch from August 28 to September 4, when it is expected that outstanding Church leaders will teli the country what sort of picture the Churches desire to see painted in New Zealand. Australian representatives who will, attend will be Bishop Moyes, of Armidale, and Mr. R. J. P. Boyer, of the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Ambulance For Pukekohe A recommendation from ' the finance committee that the board approve the stationing of an ambulance at Pukekohe was adopted by the Auckland Hospital Board at a meeting last evening. It was decided to advise the St. John Ambulance Association to this effect and to ask the association to accept the responsibility for organising the service. The association will also be asked to submit an estiriiate of the cost of providing the ambulance and the annual running cost and the subsidy it would require. • Encouraging Swimming "I hope that swimming will one day be made compulsory subject in our education system," said Mr. J. J. Hurley in making a presentation of a framed certificate awarded to a young swimmer. Beverley Brown at a, meeting of the Royal Humane bociety at Christchurch. Mr. Hurley said he was; not much concerned in the knocking two or three seconds off t s e , 100 yards and 220 yards records, but he was all in favour of encouraging the strong, powerful swimming that Miss Brown had displayed in a rough sea.

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NEWS OF THE DAY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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NEWS OF THE DAY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 191, 14 August 1945

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