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General News.

Relief Works in Heathcote County. During the last fortnight 30 extra men have been placed on relief works in Heathcote county. They are employed on road widening in the Mount Pleasant riding. Street Collection. The Creche and Kindergarten Association was given permission by the Christchurch City Council last j night to hold its annual "Daffodil Day" street appeal on September 23. Flight to Hokitika. In one of the Canterbury Aero Club's Moth aeroplanes Mr J. C. Mercer, instructor to the club, flew to Hokitika yesterday afternoon. He had as his passenger his brother, Mr C. B. Mercer. To-day and tomorrow Mr Mercer will be flying over Central Otago and the country near Mount Aspiring. He expects to return to-morrow evening or Thursday morning. Deer Plentiful at Hanmer. Three Hanmer sportsmen have returned with many fine heads from a fortnight's stalking trip over what they consider to be new country. They found the deer plentiful and the heads generally good. Their "bag" included the following heads: Seven 10-pointers, four 11-pointers, four 12-pointers, two 13-pointers, four 15-pointers, one 16-pointer, and one 18-pointer. The stalkers were able to operate on only three days, the others being either too wet or foggy. Corrugated Roads. "I can see that since our funds have been depleted the money is not going on to the roads, and there is a marked deterioration of gravel roads," said Mr F. W. Freeman at a meeting of the council of the Canterbury Automobile Association last evening. "Between here and Hanmer, with one or two exceptions, it is like riding over a corrugated iron roof. It is all right for passengers in big service buses, but persons in smaller cars notice it." Health Statistics. A decrease of one in the number of cases of infectious and other notifiable diseases was reported in the Canterbury and West Coast Health Districts for the week which ended at noon yesterday as compared with the previous week. The total was 15, as follows:—Canterbury: Scarlet fever, six; tuberculosis, three; puerperal sepsis, one; bacillary dysentery, two. West Coast: Scarlet fever, one: diphtheria, two. In the Canterbury district two deaths from tuberculosis were reported. Parking in Regent Street. Since numerous complaints have been received from shopkeepers in New Regent street about the inconvenience caused to them by the parking of motor-cars for long periods, particularly at night, the Christchurch City Council decided last night to amend its'by-laws in order to provide that cars should not be permitted to remain stationary in the street for longer than 20 minutes. The Loan Conversion. Of the £7500 worth of Government stock which is held by the Christchurch City Council, £6OOO worth was converted to lower rates of interest under the Government's scheme. This comprsied £5500 4 1 per cent, stock, maturing in 1938, and £SOO 5 per cent, stock maturing in 1940. The Finance Committee reported to the council last night that since the balance of £ 1500 fell due in August, 1933, it had decided not to apply for conversion in respect of this amount. The report was adopted. Land in Square. Application has been made to the Commissioner of Crown Lands for a small area of land adjoining the Cathedral grounds on the east side to be vested in the city as a street. The Town Planning Committee reported to the Christchurch City Council last night that at present the land was formed and used as roadway but that it was not dedicated as roadway, being Crown land. The report was adopted. Last Meeting Before Elections. The last meeting of the Christchurch City Council before the municipal elections will be held on Monday, April 24. Missing Collection Boxes. The need for a clear understanding that only two of the collecting boxes issued during the recent appeal for the Mayor's Relief of Distress Fund were missing was emphasised by the Mayor (Mr D. G. Sullivan, M.P.) at the meeting ,oi the City Council last evening. The matter of the two boxes that were found broken up is in the hands of the police, and has not, I think, so far been cleared up," said Mr Sullivan "A statement has appeared that 42 or 44 boxes were not accounted for. That is not correct What happened to them was that the numbers wore off or became difficult to read. Only two boxes were missing."

City Council's Payments. The accounts for payment presented at last night's meeting of the City Council reached the unusually high total of £212,426 2s 6cl This arose from the fact tnat the end of the financial year fell within the oeriod covered by the accounts, and that several large sums were paid over to other local bodies. Outstanding among these were amounts of £41,850 17s 6d, being the proportion of levy due to the Christchurch Drainage Board, and £6250 to the Waimakariri River Trust. Besides these contributions and levies were many refunds of portion of the heavy traffic fees received by the council, and several loans, including amounts of £ 1642 10s to the Robert McDougall Art Gallery Trust, and £13,704 19s lid to the Halswell quarries. Good tidings for the Easter Holidays. Mr Stewart Robinson has an advertisement on page 3 of this issue announcing a Monster Sale of Footwear at prices that must appeal to everyone. He has been successful in making a wonderful warehouse purchase of all kinds of footwear (men's, ladies' and children's), and these wonderful values Mr Stewart Robinson is passing on to the public. This is an exceptional opportunity of purchasing your winter footwear at half their usual values. Call to-day. —1 Easter weddings are being booked up fast at the Gold Band Taxis Office for their beautiful Bridal Cars, which are the most expensive used and have no marks of any description, not even a band or name, and at reduced prices of 5s per hour. —1 Spreading lime and super at one operation cuts labour in half, and the utmost value is obtained from the materials used. We can convert your single box machine to double box to spread lime and super together. Ring, write, or call for quote. Booth, Macdonald and Co., Ltd., 'phones 34-708 and 34-709, or Box 99. Christchurch.—6

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General News., Press, Volume LXIX, Issue 20828, 11 April 1933

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