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The Lady Editor will be pleased to receive for publication in the "Women's Corner" items of social or personal news. Such items should be fully authenticated, and engagement notices must bear the signatures of both parties. Correspondence is invited on any matters affecting, or of interest to, women. Mrs Thomas (Ashburton) is visiting her son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs C. # S. Thomas (limes road). Miss Richardson is also the guest of Mrs C. S. Thomas at present. ( Mrs A. \V ,Andrew and Miss May Andrew (Cashmere Hills) are spending a few weeks at Arthur's Pass. Mr and Mrs John Madden, who have been visiting Christ-church, have returned to Wellington. Mrs C.-G. Amyes (Fernside) and her little daughter, who have been spending over two months' holiday with relations and friends in the North Island, have returned home. Mrs W B. Stevenson ("Upcot," Blenheim) is in Christchurch for the Wood-Stevenson wedding. Miss 1. G. liowlett (Clifton, Sumner) is returning to New Zealand from England by the Rotorua, and will arrive in Christchurch early, next week. Arnoug the guests at the United Service Hotel are Mr and Mrs N. Colling (Los Angeles). The. engagement is announced of Joyce Louise, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. B. Pearson(Riccarton) to Jack Charles, elder son of Mr and Mrs Charles J. Styche (Merivale). Latest arrivals at the Hotel Federal include: Mr T. E. Cleaton (Blenheim), Mr D. H. Roberts (Greymouth), Mr and Mrs G. W. Scott (Timaru), Miss O'Shea (Hawera), Mr P. L. Black (Dunedin), Mr C E. H. Zohrab (Wellington), Mr and Mrs Scotland (Wellington), Mr A. Mitchell (Wellington), Colonel E. H. Eccles (Claverley), Mr James Boyd (Kaikoura), and Mr and Mrs Avery (Christchurch). Mrs Cracroft Wilson has kindly consented to open the garden fete to be held at St. Margaret's Hostel on Saturday afternoon at 2.30. This event is being arranged by the parishioners of St. Luke's in aid of their school building completion fund. Pupils of the Peters-Gray School of. Dancing and Mime will * give a display of artistic dancing on the lawn. There will be 'games and competitions for young and old. Mrs H. D. Andrews's working party will have stalls where visitors may purchase useful and beautiful Christmas presents for young and old, male and female. Cakes, flowers, and other goods will also be available, and, of course, a sumptuous afternoon tea provided by these well-practised caterers, the Mothers' Union. In fact all who find their way to 73 Papanui roa,d on Saturday next will spend an enjoyable afternoon ' under the beautiful trees of this old-established and wellknown garden. At the Canterbury Women's Club tomorrow evening Madame Winnie Fraser will lecture on the subject: "Music in Many Lands" or "How a Singing Lesson is Given." A euchre party and dance will be held to-morrow night in the Halswell Hall in aid of the Nazareth House Building Fund. DISH-WASHING. Perfect rinsing and whiter clothes are secured by the use of Sno-Wite washing powder, which has lightened the tedious task of dish-washing, too. : A teaspoonful or two of Sno-Wite Powider gives full, creamy suds—with a 'dishpan full of rich, soapy water underneath China sparkles and < glassware and silver gleam as never * before! Grocers everywhere sell Snb-Wite • Washing Powder. —1 MOUNTAIN HOUSE, ARTHUR'S ■ 'PASS.Renovatedv and extended; the above will /be reopened by Mrs Cottrell, lato of Chatham House. Ashburton, and the Hydro Grand, Timaru,, early in [ November. Home comfort and an excellent cuisine guaranteed. Tariff, £3 10s weekly., —1 Mr and Mrs Napier are still conducting "Te Kiteroa," the popular Guest House and Health Resort at Waimate, modern house, with electric light and drainage. ' Ideal winter climate, beautiful. garden, extensive view. For illustrated descriptive circular, ■ containing full particulars, address Mr W. D. Napier, P.O. Box 10, Waimate (telephone 151, Waimate). —6 • SALE! SALE! Exceptional Bargains at PANNELL'S BOOT STORE-, 105 Manchester street/ Opening toi day. All lines reduced. Shop early. — & A TABLE, TREAT. When the family gathers'at the table in expectant mood, set before them a bottle ; of Military Pickle, a condiment' which makes cold meat , particularly irresistibly tempting in flavour. Military, Pickle awakens your appetite erly, and is undoubtedly one of the most delightful treats of.the dining table.—6 A restful seaside vacation is" one ot the finest of health investments. ■'Oriental House,". Seaview. road. New Brighton, under the personal superysion of Mrs E. Davies (late of "Khar-, toum") is a delightful place to stay. 'Phone No. 1622 M —1 Among the new shoes just received is a delightful range of. Skin Court Shoes. ■ Wrought in Watersnake : in three popular shades. Grey (with silver buckle); Brown, and Fawn, with high of low Spanish "heels. ' Chisnall and Stewart, Ltd., Cookham House, 750 Colombo street. —6 ' "" CHRISTMAS DRAWING NEAR. ' Christmas almost upon us, and i shops are displaying many novelties suitable for the> gentle, art of giving. Handbags are eminently suitable for Christmas presents, as are dainty, articles of Chinese needlework, delicate Toilet Sundries and Embroidered Handkerchiefs. We know of no place where better values and greater varieties are obtainable than at'-Blake-ley's Warehouse, Clock Tower. —6 APPEARANCE ATTRACTS. No matter»what it is whether clothing, motor-cars, or food, appearance is the thing that attracts. When gravy is prepared with Melhuish's Gravy Colouring, it is sure'to appeal to even the most jaded appetite. Get a Is bottle of Melhuish's from your grocer to-d&y and give this remarkable appetiser a trial. - —6

The Head Dress Ball organised by Mrs Algar Williams and her committee in aid of the funds of St. Saviour's Orphanages, held on November Bth, resulted in a net profit of £lO9 14s 7d. A most enjoyable social evening, attended by fifty couples, was "held by the St. John Ambulance Brigade in their rooms, Tisdall's Buildings, Cashel street, on Saturday, November 24th. Items were rendered by Mr Bradshaw and Miss Rhodes. Miss Le Page acted as accompanist. Dance music was supplied by an orchestra consisting of Messrs Mitchell (saxaphone), Jackson (banjo), Mundie (comet), and Dickson (piano). Mrs Price relieved the orchestra at intervals. The series of socials will . close early in December, when a. combined social will be held at the brigade rooms.


Mrs C. L. Hart, llugby street, once again this year proved her practical sympathy with the good work of St. Saviour's Orphanages, and her real gift of successful organisation, by arranging a large tennis party, which eventuated yesterday afternoon. The Fendaltoh Tennis Club had generously granted the use of their courts for the occasion, and the tournament was in full swing, when the rain fell, sullenly, relentlessly, making . further play impossible. The players, however, were entertained most hospitably at tea in the club's pavilion, and the gathering resolved ■ itself into a pleasant social gathering. The players were:—Mesdames Kenneth Gresson, 0. T. J. Alpers, C. G. Wilkin, J. I. Royds, Hugh Hamilton, M. H. Godby, Mcßae Peacock, H. Kidson, G. Fleetwood, W. Goss, W. H. Clark; G. B. Morgan, ; R. Wallwork, Douglas Anderson, Jack Newton, E. J. Cordner, A.; Bonar Lindsay, Harold Harman, Westall, Camm, Dan Reese, F. W. W. Dawson, Tingey,- Misses Alir son Jennings, Harman; Harley, Helen Buckham, Denshire, Effie Travers, ■ M. Oxley, N. Oxtey, Sylvia Goss, Dulcie Fleetwood, Betty Holmes, Betty Webb, Ina Warner, Kathleen Price, Betty Flint, and Vivienne Dawson. Many who were unable to take part in the .tournament kindly sent donations to Mrs Hart, who has in hand a gratifying sum for the purchase of Christmas presents for the children at St. Saviour's. Orph§nages.


ANNUAL MEETING. [' .The annual meeting of the Mothers' Union was held yesterday afternoon in St. John's Hall, Bishdp West-Watson presiding over a large attendance of members. , The Bishop congratulated the Union on its growth from a small band of workers to its present flourishing con-., dition. It was very gratifying, ihe said, to see such a - band of earnest workers in the diocese. • The Kev. J. F. Coursey, in moving the adoption of the annual report and balance-sheet, endorsed the remarks of Bishop West-Watson. He did not.agree with those who thought that the youngpeople of to-day did not compare favourably with some generations ago. "Over two thousand mothers belong to the -Union," he said, "and thes« mothers are training their children in the right and proper way," and some day they will take our places and right well fulfil their duties." ,The report and balance-sheet were adopted. , . ■ Mrs West-Watson then presented to Mrs Hunter, secretary of the Union, a handbag, on behalf of the members, as a token of appreciation of her unselfish and'untiring work in the interests of the Union. ..'.'■


A successful and enjoyable dance,* organised by members of St. Mary's Stall, in aid of Nazareth House Building Fund, was held last night at the Winter Garden, where, the BaileyMarston Orchestra supplied the music. Owing to the generosity of the management of the Winter Garden, who granted the hall free of charge, the expanses of the gathering were reduced to the minimum, and the worthy object for which the dance was .organised should benefit considerably through the energies of the committee, which comprise : Mesdames T. Darby, T. Hally, F. C. Delany, J. McCormack, Misses Agnes Darby, O'Connell, Maisie McCormack, Aroha Clifford, Agnes Barrett, Messrs Bert McCormack, W. Harrington, J. Dunne, C. Courtney, M. Sutherland' J. Lysaght, J. Gieseking, Ray Boland, with Mr Ji Murray as honorary secretary. Amongst fhe ladies present were Mesdames F. 0. Delany, J. McCormark, T, Darby, T. Hally, D. Timms, W. Lucas, de la Cour, T. G. Warren, I Misses Marie Birchfield, Mary Richards, Agnes Barrett, L. Cronin, Thelma Bourke, Doreen Delany, Nellie Mayo, Marjorie Reilly, Hazel Halliday, Lillian Crocker, Agnes Darby, Bernadette, Holley, Kathleen Holley, Marie Orchard, Trixie Farrell, Molly McLaughlin, N. Cotter, J Cotter, Ma- | taura Stewart, Kathleen Gillum, Mena Stuart, I. Pedder, Dulcie Bell, Mary I Mehelaus, Alma Brown, Mabel Dixon, Theresa Mullins. Cissly Mullins. Nancy Menzies, Edna Lightfoot, M Sharman, June Byford, Tess Darragh, M. Boyd, Mary O'Neil, Kathleen Egan 'Timaru). Lulu Robins, Agnes Gillum. Rene o'Malley. Dorothy Campbell. Mary Stanley, Eveline Sopp, G. Carpenter, Mabel Dalton, E. Moore, Gretta Riordan, N. Malcolm, Irene O'Malley, Doris Doherty, and Doris Witbrock.


•Miss Winnifred Watson, who is.to' be*married this week, was the honoured guest at a "bathroom evening,'' given at "Craigmore," the home of Mr and Mrs Bernard Fanning, of Riccarton. Beautiful pink roses and blue delphiniums formed the effective decorations in the drawing-room; and" the dining-room, where a dainty supper was served, looked gay with mauve and pink sweet peas. . Those present included: —Mr and Mrs Bernard Fanning, Mr and Mrs Robert Haig, Mr and Mrs H. Cardinal, Mr W. Whittington, Misses Winnifred Watson. Beryl Fanning, Gladys Weavers, Avis Paxton, Edith Richardson, Suzanne Bradshaw, Mary Vidulicb, Myrtle' Newton, Vera Bedford, Edna Newnhani, Messrs Stan. Clay, Len. Chamberlain, Reginald McGee, Jack Fitzpatrick, W. Payne, Ernest Philburn, W. Buchanan, Colin MoCrae, Jack Clark, and Windsor Murphy. ■ *


DEATH OF MRS ALFRED RHODES Mrs Alfred Rhodes (nee Emma Susanna Chaney), who died on Monday at Rangiora in her 97th year, was a Canterbury Pilgrim, having arrived in j 1850, by the Randolph. Mrs Rhodes was seventeen j-ears' of age when she first saw the Port Hills on her arrival by the Randolph. Mrs Rhodes's father, Mr Chaney (who.gave the jiame to Chaney's Corner) was for eighteen years forerrian of the workmen employed about the Canterbury Cathedral, Kent, England, and he came out in connexion with the proposed Christchurch Cathedral for which, in the very early days, there was no money available. Mrs Rhodes had not been long in Lyttelton before she was engaged as a domestic servant by Mr Robert Manson, who lived at the head of the Bay, at 10s a week —and she thought that her fortune was made, as such a job in England at that time carried a wage of 2s 6d per week. It was on Mr Manson's farm that she met her husband, Mr Alfred Rhodes, who arrived in New Zealand in 1845 as captain's boy aboard ship. At the end of twelve months, Mrs Rhodes went to Mr Deans's place at Riccarton, and shortly afterwards was married. Three or four years later Mr Rhodes bought some land at Leithfield and went in for farming. Mrs Rhodes raised a family of fifteen children and had twenty great-grandchildren. At yesterday's meeting of the executive of the Canterbury Pilgrims' Association a motion of* sympathy with the family was passed, members standing.

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WOMEN'S CORNER, Press, Volume LXIV, Issue 19479, 28 November 1928

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