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WOMEN'S CORNER.

Mr and Mrs C. H. Watson, Tekoa Glen, Greenpark, are the guests of Mrs G. R. Davidson, Paeroa, Auckland district.

Lady Rhodes has returned from a visit to Wellington.

Mrs David Jones returned from-"Wel-lington on Saturday.

The Canterbury College students will give a revue dance on Friday "next in the College Hall. The organising committee comprises Misses L. Taylor and S. Thompson, and Messrs D. Harkness, Robertson, and E. D. R. Smith, : the last-named being lion, secretary.

The Mavor (Dr. H. T. J. Thacker, M.P.) and Mrs Thacker arrived from Wellington on Saturday morning.

A partv of ladies. Mrs G. S. and Mrs Brittan and Misses M. Cowen and Cuthhert, who have been frequent visitors to the soldier patients in thp Chalmers Military Ward, arranged a party for the men who are to pass under civilian control from to-day. The affair took place in the ward on Friday, and was an unqualified success. A bright variety entertainment was provided, 'those' contributing being Miss Lulu Hannay, Messrs J. H. Cocks, Macfarlane, Adams, and Hiatt (songs), Miss Barr and Mr Macfarlane (dances), and _Mr Soanes (ventriloquial turn). A "dainty supper was. dispensed before proceedings closed. Three hearty cheers were given for the hostesses.

On Saturday the staff and agents of the A.M.P. Society met to farewell Miss M. Price, who has resigned her position in the industrial department owing to the continued ill-health of her mother, fhe district secretary (Mr G. G. Burnes) expressed regret at losing the services of Miss Price and on behalf of the staff presented her with a dress case, suit- • ably engraved. Mr C. E. Tustin, superintendent, and Mr A. D. Hassall, senior agent, spoke on behalf of the industrial department.

Tho Otago University Council has! appointed Miss G. H. Rawson Professor of Home Science, in succession to Pro- i fessor Boys-Smith, who recently re-1 signed. The council also resolved to offer a three years' appointment as Professor of Domestic Arts to Mrs Strong, formerly Professor of Home Economics at Cincinnati University, and nowofßaroda State College, India. Miss Rawson has been assistant professor to Professor Boys-Smith.

The staff of Broadway's are holding a social and dance at the Orange Hall to-morrow night. All the tickets issued were sold weeks ago, so that from the' point "of view of the attendance the success of the affair is already assured. Mr Willyams' orchestra has been engaged for the dance.

Tho engagement is announced of Miss Minnie Douglas, danghter of Mr and Mrs James Douglas, of Mangere, and niece of the Right Hon. W. F. Massey, to Mr C. M. Jones, of Auckland, third son of Mr J. L. Jones, late of Mangere.

The Belfast Town Hall was crowded on Friday afternoon, wbfen Miss Cook, who has been infant mistress at Belfast for a number of years, was made the recipient of a handsome armchair and cushion, beautifully upholstered in shadow .cloth, from the parents and friends, and a rose bowl from the. teaching staff. The chairman spoke in eulogistic terms of Miss Cook's work, and wished her every success in her new appointment at Waimairi (Bligh's road) school. Miss Cook suitably responded,, and was afterwards ontertained at afternoon tea.

On Friday evening a social gathering and prize distribution in connexion with the Presbyterian Sunday school was held at the Oddfellows' Hall, liangiora. Besides a full muster of children there was a good-attendance of parents, and others interested in -the" school. The first part of the progranmfe consisted of solos, duets, and choruses by the children, belonging to the infant department, ,who had been trained by Miss L. Rogers and Mrs E. Trollope, and performed in a very pleasing manner. Recitations were given by Ngira Bell and Bertha Marshall, and the prizes were then presented by the Rev. W. H. Howes. Certificates awarded to the members of the Young Worshippers' League for regular attendance at church were also distributed. Games were then indulged in, and supper ended a very enjoyable evening. Votes of thanks were accorded to Miss Rogers and Mrs Trollope for the interest they had taken in the little people, and to Mr C T}. Gibson, superintendent, for his able management of the scheme.

The annual social of the employees of Cooper and Duncan, Ltd., which had been suspended during the war, was revived on Thursday evening in the Caledonian Hall, when a large number of employees and their friends spent a pleasant evening in dancing, interspersed with musical items. The arrangements were in tlie hands of an energetic committee—Messrs McDonald, Flood, Aitken, Genge r Johnston, Bench. Smith and Allen. ( Messrs Flood and Aitken' acted as M.'C.'s. Songs were contributed by Miss Crequer, and Messrs Campion and Smith, a clog dance by Miss Kavanasch, and a recitation by Mr Craig. Those present)- included' Mesdames Cooper, Macdonald r Flood, Johnston, Aitken, Crequer, Bench, Christie, Misses Cooper, Flood, Wiseman (2), Nelson, Marshall, Skelton, Waddell, Campion, Peters, Crequer, Kavanagh, Foster, Malin, Jones, Nixon, Allen, Gray, Messrs Cooper, Macdonald, Flood, Aitken, Allen, Crequer, Smith, Wilson, Bench. Johnston, Campion, Willett, Haworth, Brown, Hancock, Kean, Koskella, Wiseman, arid many others. • VISIT MRS ROLLESTON FOR THE FOLLOWING: Permanent removal of superfluous hair by electrolysis; electric baths and body massage with Violet Ray treatment ; for neuritis L and all nerve troubles ; courses of hair treatment for thin and" falling hair, from £1 Is; shampooing, cutting, and singeing, marcel waving, manicuring, etc. Transformations, switches, combs, and hair ornaments. Advice gratis. Mrs Rolleston, Dominion Buildings, Cathedral square. Tel. 373. 6 HOW CHARMING. How charming a woman looks when dressed in one of T. Best and Co.'s fur coats. There is a diptinction about this firm's furs wihich cannot be imitated. And the '.finish —it is unexcelled; no tiny detail is overlooked. When deciding to buy a fur coat, you will ba well ,advised to pay a visit to T. Best and Co.'s showroom, 140 Lichfield street, east of Clock ToTver, 82948-7979

DANCE AT LINWOOD HOUSE. One of'the'most enjoyable dances of the season was that given by Mr Wyn Oowlishaw on Saturday night. Linwood House, Avonside, is admirably adapted for entertaining, and it looked very charming on Saturday with its decorations of hollv, wattle, and spring bulbflowers, and "the gay, young people who danced in the ballroom to music supplied by Miss Macdonald. The guests were received by Mr P. I. Cowlishaw and Mrs J. M. Turnbull, the latter wearing an elegant black frock finished with jet: Among those present were Mrs Marshall. Mr and Mrs George Reid, Miss Judy Beckett,, Miss Josselyn JEVne, Miss Shona Rhodes. Miss Audrey Studholme, Miss Ella Helmore, Miss Rita Gibson, Miss B. Marshall, Miss Valerie Reid, and the Misses Pratt, and Messrs Godfrey, I. Robinson, Angus Douglas, W. Reeves, J. Thompson, Ken Pratt, Bernard Dalgety, Arthur Ross, Peter Hall, Colin Marshall, and S. Godfrey. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF -WOMEN. At the monthly meeting of the Christchurch Branch of the National Council of Women, the secretary reported that replies to letters regarding the cost of living and special accommodation for cases of slight mental derangement among women at the mental hospitals had been received from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Public Health respectively. Miss Henderson stated that with regard to the appointment of a special officer to collect maintenance dues under the Destitute Persons Act, | Mr Harris, M.P . was introducing an | amendment to the Act this session,' which, if carried, would enable this j measure to be put into force. | The following remit was received from the Women's Civic Group:—"That in view of the hardships suffered by wives who have to support invalid husbands, and by other dependants whose bread-winners have become incapable of providing for them, the Women's Civic Group is of opinion that tho Government should inaugurate an invalid pension scheme, such as is already in operation in New South Wales." The following resolutions "*erc passed by the Council:—'The Chris tchurch Branch of the National Council of | Women desire to protest most strongly against the proposal to continue the employment of indentured labour in Samoa." "That this Council considers that there is urgent need for (1) Tho establishment of a separate home for idiot and lower grade imbecile children who are 'now maintained in ordinary mental hospitals. (2) For the establishment of separate farm colonies for the segregation and. employment of feeble-minded persons of both sexes who are unable vo protect themselves, and who are a danger to the community while at large." - "The Christchurch Branch of the National Council of Women-begs to urge upon the Government the necessity for establishing a home or institution, other than a gaol, for young female offenders/'

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WOMEN'S CORNER., Press, Volume LVI, Issue 16902, 2 August 1920

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