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WEST COAST NOTES

GREYMOUTH MERGER WITH COBDEN (SPECIAL TO THZ I'HSi.) GREYMOUTH, October 2. The merger of the Cobden town district with the borough of Greymouth took effect yesterday, and both the Cobden State and Convent Schools observed the occasion with a half-holi-day, after Mr A. H. Mi-Kane (chairman of the State School Committee and the last Town Board) and Mr F. H. Eggleton (School Committee member) had addressed the scholars at the schools. The flag was flown from the Greymouth Town Hall to mark the event. River Erosion The Brown river, on the Bell Hill road, is again causing i rouble to the Grey County Council. On Saturday ii cut a channel 60 feet wide by eight feet, deep in the Bell Hill road, the bridge, which cost £1440, being covered with debris from the Bell Hill Sluicing Company's claim. Golf The Dalgleish Shield match, played at Kaiata during the between teams representing the Greymouth and Westport Clubs resulted (Westport players are mentioned first)'. A Team: Park 80 beat McCarthy 81, Shadick 85 lost to Meldrum 81, Lovell 86 lost to M. Smith 85. Lockey 84 beat G. F. Shallcrass 101; totals. Westport 335, Greymouth 348. B Team: James ni beat Hill 97, Stokes 95 beat Trevor Smith 96, Phipps 84 beat Doolan 98, Foote 90 beat L. W. Shallcrass 94: totals, Westport 360. Greymouth 385. Monthly Returns Customs duties collected at Greymouth last month totalled £2246 8s Bd, and sales tax £1579 18s 2d. as compared with £1648 17s, and £1426 2s 9d respectively, during the corresponding month of last year. The total collections at Greymouth in September were £8966 18s 89, as compared with £7701 17s Id in September, 1933. Vital Statistics The vital statistics for Greymouth for the month of September, with the figures for September last year in parenthesis, were:—Births 22 (21). deaths 3 (17), marriage notices issued 4 (3>, marriages conducted by registrar I (]>. The quarterly returns for the period ended yesterday were:— Births 64 (69i, deaths 40 (50), marriage notices 17 (18\ marriages by registrar 5 (3). REEFTON PERSONAL ■.a! ; Bi.IAL. Tu TUB i'R*S6.: REEFTON. October 2. Mrs Christian, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs Forbes, has left on return to Christchureh. Miss E. Langley (Rceftoru has left to join the stall' of the Hokitika Hospital. Mrs Maindonald cchristclnirchi i.-; on n visit to Recfton. J'irst Aid There was a satisfactory attendance at the School of Mines, when Dr. J. 1,. Wicken delivered the first of a series of lectures on first aid. These lectures are to be held weekly. Boxing Association Ball The Reefton Boxing Associations resuscitation ball, held in the gymnasium, attracted a large crowd of dancers. The music for the dancing was played by Hie Happiness Boys' orchestra and extras by Mrs Ecklunci and Mi:;s D. Leggoe. Mr Burn gave a tap dance, and Mr J. Hutchison sang a son:;. Rugby Football At Robertson's; paddock, before a fair crowd of' spectator;-:, the luanga-lni-i Colt?; loam defeated Dr-.tiniy.fon Pirates by :: points to :■:. League F-'oolhall In a match for the O'Donnell Cup, played at Reefton racecourse, Reefton juniors (holders) defeated Mawheraiti by 33 points to 0. Tries were scored by P. Lewis <2), M. Parish <2t, B. McMahon, D. Robertson, N. Kiely, J. Patterson, and J. Crowley. Goals were kicked by N. Kiely (2) and M. Parish. Mr W. Parsonage was referee. Miners' Union The following are the results of the I elections to fill the offices of the Inangahua Gold and Coal Miners' Union:—President: Mr S. P. Williams 212, Mr F. Newcombc 151, informal 14; majority for Mr Williams 61. Secretary and workmen's inspector: Mr J. McGregor 218, Mr G. Ward 152, informal 6; majority for Mr McGregor 66. Vice-president: Mr Scott 231, Mr Findlay 139, informal 8; majority for Mr Scott 92.

HOKITIKA .fLJJILEE CARNIVAL IflrSLlil. 10 TUB 1T.853.J HOKITIKA, October 2. The executive of the Hokitika jubilee celebrations committee met business people and heads of sports bodies at the county chambers last evening. Mr W. Jeffries outlined the progress made, and stated that there were promises of a very successful jubilee gathering. The meeting then discussed arrangements for the festivities. MiMcGregor reported that the Runanga Pipe Band and the Hokitika Municipal Band would take part in the procession on December 27, and Kokatahi residents would revive an old diggers' band for the occasion. The order of the procession was arranged, and it was decided that the Arahura Maori party should lead it. Mr J. N. Robinson, on behalf of the Kanieri Electric Company, outlined proposed lighting arrangements, stating that the company was prepared to floodlight certain places in the town. The following committee was set up to arrange sports meetings for the afternoon of Thursday, December 27. and Friday, December 28:—Messrs F. McCabe, G. Adamson, jun., J. Turner, R. Ferguson, J. Davern, E. W. Heenan. J. L. Menzies, C. L. Harper, G. Adamson, sen., D. Breeze, J. Williams, Webb, and Tainui. It was decided to make further efforts to obtain private accommodation for visitors. Hotel bookings were already heavy, it being stated that one large hotel "was already practically booked up. Opening of Now Church The new Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Woods, Wataroa. was opened on Sunday afternoon by the Rt. Rev. Dr. M. J. Brodie, Catholic Bishop of Christchurch. There was a large attendance from all. parts of the district at the ceremony. Bishop Brodic was assisted by the Rev. Fathers Quinn (South Westland). O'Doherty (Akaroa. and formerly of South Westland), Healy (HokitikaL Joyce (Ross;, Holohan, McKeon, and the Very Rev. Father J. Long, administrator (Greymouth). Bishop Brodie, in an impressive address, paid tribute to the faith shown by the parishioners, who had so generously assisted the work of Father Quinn in the erection of the church. ■!■' ' ' 'i

Mining; Executive The usual meeting of the mining executive of (lie Westland county was a I (ended "by Messrs W. Bromley, member of the Unemployment Board, G. ('. Godfrey, commissioner, and A. 'i'yndall, Under-Secretary for Mine. 0 . Mcs.'-r.j D.-ivbcr, I'ublic Works Department, and S. W. Strong, mining engineer for the Unemployment Board, were also present to give information on (he Humphrey's Gully scheme. Mr ,T. Murdock ('chairman) reviewed what had been done, and said that if water were supplied at least 100 men could be employed on the field. He was sure the money spent on it would be recovered. Mr Bromley said that he was very impressed with the proposition, and regarded it as one of the best the Unemployment Board had in hand. The following were wanted renewals of subsidy:—F. Lacker, Goldsborough: A. M'cEwan, Bruce Bay: .1. T. Davern. Hokitika: J. Rochford; Kumara; W. Hayes, Kumara; F. D Payn, Kumara; A. T. Olsen, Hokitika; A. A'Courl, Kumara: J. Toohey, Hokitika; E. Henman, Kumara; J. Carmody, Wataroa; J. D. Kelly. Woodstock; A. Jacob. South Hokitika; W. Stewart, Blue Spur; J. Mackinnon. Fergusons; J. Tinetti, Goldsborough; Ford and Glen, Kanieri Forks; W. and F. Willoughby, Woodstock; G. E. Casey. Waiho; D. H. Cambridge. Wataroa; E. McMurtrie, Stafford; H. and M. Stephens. Rimu; W. Growcott, Rimu; P. McQuilkin, Blue Spur; L. G. Owen, Hokitika Gorge; R. J. Brandon, Taipo; C. Bergmann, Fergusons. The gold won during the last fortnight was 270z 9dwt 19gr. Hokitika Golf Club A four-ball bogey match for Messrs Kenton and Company's trophy was played by the Hokitika Golf Club and resulted in a win for Gower and Nightingale, 6 up. Other good scores were: Tomlinson and Thompson, 4 up: Brown and Warren, 3 up; Darby and McCabe, 1 up; Wilson and Irwin, 1 up. In the junior championship semifinal, Mclntyre defeated Reese, and in the senior semi-final, Adamson defeated Cox. The finalists for the various championships are:—Seniors: Adamson v. Chesney; intermediate, Tomlinson v. Warren; junior, Childs \. Mclntyre. Hokitika Ladies' Golf Club The Ladies' Golf Union medal mati li, postponed from June, was ployed on Saturday. The following cards were returned;— Gross. Hep. Net. Mrs Ecclesiield .. 102 25 77 Mrs Warren .. 10!) :>2 77 Miss Adamson . . 97 17 CO Mrs Cooke .. 103 17 86 Miss King .. 102 14 88 Mrs Ecclcsfield was declared the winner.

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WEST COAST NOTES, Press, Volume LXX, Issue 21285, 3 October 1934

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