News For Women
HOSPITAL LADY VISITORS' ASSOCIATION Mrs E. G. Hogg presided at a committee meeting of the Hospital Lady Visitors' Association, held at the Public Hospital. Others present were Mesdames Ward, Fleming, Beals, WynnWilliams, Collins, and Meredith-Kaye, Misses Cardale, Lee, and Bowen. Mrs Bartram reported that 16 patients were at present doing occupational work, and the sum of £2 10s was granted for new materials. Miss Bowen reported that during December and January, 22 patients had been granted one week at the Rhodes Memorial Home, 30 garments had been given out, and £6 had been spent in giving relief. A letter offering help with the library was received from Toe H, and the committee decided to ask a representative of Toe H to be present at the next monthly meeting, to be held on March 4. The committee welcomed back Mrs Guy Pascoe, who has taken charge of the library again after an absence of a year. The library subcommittee expressed gratitude to Miss Sorensen, Mrs Thompson, and Miss Elliot for large donations of books for the library. Accounts amounting to £79 14s 4d were passed for payment. A vote of thanks was passed to Miss L. Strange for a parcel of sewing materials for the patients' occupational work. DANCE AT NORTH BEACH i A dance will be held in the Memorial Hall. North Beach, to-morrow in aid of the funds of the North Beach Surf Club and New Brighton Fire Brigade. Arrangements have been made for a late bus to the city. Butler's Serenaders will play the music
Mrs A. D. Ritchie has returned to Auckland after spending a holiday in CanterburyMrs H. C. Hurst and family (Fendalton) have returned home after spending a month's holiday at Sumner. Mrs J. G. Clark, who has been spending a holiday in Christchurch, has returned to the West Coast. Mrs John Gray (Paparoa street) has returned fom a holiday spent at Lake Wanaka and the Eglinton Valley. Mrs H. N. Dalley (Oxford) has been spending a short holiday in Christchurch. Miss Isobel Wilson ("Ngapara," Oamaru), who has been spending a holiday with friends in Timaru, has returned to her home. Miss Ngaio Marsh is the guest of Mrs Drummond-Sharp. Woodbury. Miss Kaara Trent (Linwood) is spending a short holiday in Timaru and is the guest of Mrs C. Haseldcn (Bank of New South Wales). Mrs Robert Camm left Christchurch last evening for Wellington to connect with the boat for South Australia, where she will join her husband, Mr R. H. J. Camm, who was transferred recently from Christchurch to take charge of the Adelaide branch of the Commercial Bank. Miss Nancy Monck (Gisborne) is the guest of Mrs E. L. Cordery, Tomes road. Mrs Alex Duncan (Dunedin) is the guest of Mr J. Duncan, Park terrace. Mr and Mrs J. M. Wilkie (Auckland) will be visitors to Christchurch for the Roberton-Morris wedding. Mr and Mrs Harry Menzies (Menzies Bay) arrived in Christchurch last night, and are guests at Warwick House. Mr and Mrs Dereck Leslie (England) will arrive in Christchurch to-morrow, and will stay at War wick House. Other guests at Warwick House include Miss Cooper (Wellington), Miss E. Mountford (Nelson), Professor Collie (Scotland), and Mr Collie (Masterton). The engagement is annc.nced of Kit, third daughter of Mr and Mrs J. D. Ormond, of "Wallingford," Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, and Hugh John Dyke, eldest son of Sir Hugh and Lady Acland, "Chippenham," St. Albans.
At the next meeting of the Business and Professional Women's Round Table Club to be 'held at Ballantynes on February 22, the speaker will be Miss DiakofT, a teacher from New South Wales. During the last few weeks heavy demands have been made on Nurse Maude's - little stock of children s clothing, with the result that those who have attended the weekly saies with the intention of buying their children's clothes for the beginning of the school term, have been sadly disappointed. Nurse Maude would be grateful for any donations of clothing which may be sent to her at the association's headquarters in Madras street, or will be collected at any time. (Telephone 30-230.) Recent callers at the High Commissioner's Office, London, have included:—Miss B. Innes-Jones (Wellington), Miss R. E. Lowe (Dunedin), Mr C. Stanton Hicks (Dunedin, now of Adelaide}, Mr E. A. Bell (Auckland), Mr v C. W. S. Parker (Wellington), Mr H. M. McNeill (Auckland), Mr J. F. Ross (Dunedin), Miss M. Mackenzie (Canterbury), Mr C. T. Wells (Auckland), Miss N. G. Welch (Wellington), Mr C. J. Crofts (New Plymouth), Miss G. E. Pratt (Invercargill), Mr and Mrs G. Muntz (Wellington), Dr. Murray A. Falconer (Dunedin), Miss T. M. Milk (Auckland), Mr J. L. Noakes (Thames), Mr J. E. Close (Takapuna), Rear-Admiral H. D. Hamilton, Mr and Mrs Owen T. Wilson (Wellington), Mrs Mary J. H. Russell (Wellington), Mrs Pennethorne (Napier), Mr and Mrs Claude Chettleburgh (Dunedin and Oamaru), Mrs de Venny McGarrigle (Hamilton), Mr T. A. Brown (Nelson), Miss E. G. Lawry (Geraldine), and Mrs S. G. Perrin (Auckland).
NEEDED IN HOMES! A miraculous new discovery that should be in every home is lODOSKIN, which forms a healing, flexible, artificial, antiseptic skin over cuts, burns, abrasions, wounds, etc., thus requiring no bandaging. A cut? Just apply lODOSKIN. It sterilises and heals and prevents dirt and germs from entering. Obtainable 1/6 and 2/6. -1 TOILET HINTS. Taveners (Vincents) double-strength hair restorer (guaranteed not a dye) restores white, grey, and faded streaky hair to natural colour. Certain dandruff remedy, 2/6, posted 3/6, from Toilet Salons, and Tavener, Chemist, 183 High street. Christchurch. —3 ECONOMICAL KNITTING. The* only real way to economise in knitting is to use none but the best wool; lor the better the quality the longer the length. Patons and Baldwins' the world's best wools, have greater length, unequalled softness and elasticity. Nicest to work with. Best in wear and washing. Send for Free Catalogues of latest booklets to Patons and Baldwins. Ltd-.. Box 1441R, Wei-, lington. —4 Foot Specialist.—Miss B. Wilson, N.Z. Trained Nurse, Late British Institute of Chiropody, London, 699 Colombo street (near Hereford street). 'Phone 41-644 for appointments. —6 VISITORS TO CHRISTCHURCH Stonehurst Private Hotel:. ilr and Mrs Di.\ou (Ureyumuth), Mr U. 11. Niglitingul (Wellington), Mr and Mrs Hasting!,, Mr and Mrs Cameron (North Auckland), Mr and Mrs A. C. Strettoa (Hertfordshire), -Miss Jossilvn (California) 1 , Mr George Lorimer, and Mr F. C. Cuff. (South Canterbury). Warner's Hotel: Miss Flora Macdonald and Mrs Vogel (Wellington) and Miss M. Kyan (Manly, Sydney). United Service Hotel: Dr. find Mrs Hope Robertson, Dr. W. Morton and Mrs \V. 11. Morton (Wellington), Mrs E. B. Millton (Birch Hill, Rangiora), and Miss 8.. M. Horton (Blenheim). Clarendon Hotel: Dr. and' Mrs Hudson (Nelson). New City Hotel: Mr and Mrs A. T. Buckland (Nelson), Mr and Mrs H. A, Pearce (Sanson), and Miss A. Gregory (Auckland). Hotel Federal: Mr and Mrs J. W. Arbury (Thames), Mrs Gee and Mrs Gull-ins (Auckland). Miss L. N. Dent (New South Wales). Mr and Mrs C. H. Child (Eastbourne), and Mr and Mrs Jack Tudehope (Wangarei).
The Lady Editor will be pleased to receive for publication in "News for Women" items of social or personal news. Such Items should be fully authenticated, and engagement notices most bear the signatures of both parties. Correspondence is invited on any matters affecting, or of Interest to, women.
MISS H. FRYER HONOURED
Miss Hilary Fryer, whose, marriage to Mr Helyar Bishop will take place next week, has been the guest of honour at several parties arranged by her friends this week, one of the most enjoyable being the musical party at which Mrs L. L.' Cordery (Papanui road) was hostess yesterday afternoon. The guests were received in the large music room, which was bright with blue hydrangeas, pink roses, white geraniums, and-greenery. Mrs Cordery was wearing a black satm frock figured in white and a handsome black silk net bridge coat with steelcoloured trimmings. Miss Fryers frock of white silk marocain was patterned in blue sprigged design,' and her small black silk hat was trimmed with a large black button at the side. During the afternoon pianoforte solos were played by Mrs T. D. Kendall and Miss Vivienne Kendall, songs were sung by Mrs T. J. D. Willcox, and a reading given by Mrs M. McLeod was also greatly appreciated. Miss Fryer received many beautiful gifts for the pantry, bathroom, and linen chest of her future home Amongst those present were Mrs L. L Cordery, Miss Hilary • Fryer, Mrs E L Cordery, Mrs J. Condell, Miss Margaret Fryer, Mrs Percy Fryer Mrs L H Corderv. Mrs Russell Cordery, Mrs E A. Bishop, Miss. Noeleen Bishop, Miss Mildred Trent, Mrs Maurice Russell. Miss Noreen Russell, Mrs Osmond-Smith. Miss Joyce OsmondSmith, Mrs Sedgley Wells. Miss Oldbury Mrs John Bates, sen.. Mrs Jack Bates Miss Joan Bates, Mrs Harold Prescoit Mrs W. F. Blackwell, Miss Kathleen Blackwell, Mrs Peter Kennedy Mrs Manhire. Mrs Charles Myhre Mrs Shepherd,. Miss Aubrey Shcnhord Mrs Robert Malcolm, Miss J Musker, Mrs Vernon Mathews. Mrs John Duncan, Mrs Herbert Gardiner, Mrs Alex. Duncan (Dunedin), Mrs Ferguson, Miss A. Orr, Mrs Davis Hunt Mrs Mark Armstrong, Mrs Tom Armstrong. Mrs G. W. Drayton. Miss Drayton, Mrs T. J. D. Willcox. Mrs M. McLeod, Miss Barbara Bruce, Mrs Roy Twvneham. Miss Celia Twyneham, Mrs Geoffrey Pidgeon, Mrs E W. Pidgeon, Mrs W. J. Minty, Miss Natalie Lough, Mrs Seymour Miss Janet Seymour, Mrs D. E. Wood, Mrs David Dick, Mrs T. D. Kendall, Miss Vivienne Kendall, Miss Nancy Monck (Gisborne), Mrs C. T. Aschman, and Mrs James Catherwood.
KITCHEN GIFT PARTY
Mrs E. G. Pidgeon (Knowles street) was also hostess at an enjoyable party given in honour of Miss Fryer. Mrs Pidgeon received the guests wearing a black, satin frock with a green lace yoke, and the guest of honour wore a smart floral frock ot crepe de chine. Bowls of hvdrangeas and fuchsias were effectively arranged throughout the rooms. •« <■„ The guests, who brought gilts loi the kitchen of Miss Fryer's future home, played trump whist, Mrs E. A. Bishop being the prize-winner. Amongst those present were Mesdames E. W. Pidgeon. E A. Bishop. E. 1,. Cordery, F. J. Needham, F. P. Osmond-Smith, Russell Cordery. L. L. Cordery, Misses Celia Twyneham, Barbara Bruce, Noreen Russell, Joan Buchanan, Janet Seymour, Pat Needham Joyce Osmond-Smith. and Nancy Monck (Gisborne).
WOMEN'S DIVISION OF FARMERS' UNION
GOVERNOR'S BAY-ALLANIMLE BRANCH i Members of the Governor's Bay-Al-l£.ndale branch of the Women's Division of the Farmers' Union welcomed many friends at an evening social held in the Allandale Hall. The children of the district entertained the guests with a programme of items arranged by two members, and a well-stocked "bring and buy" stall realised £2 ss. As a result of the entertainment more than £5 will be added to the branch funds. Music for dancing was supplied by Mrs A. Harris. Miss J. Tcmpleton and Mr A. Miller (Motukarara) won both the lucky spot and Monte Carlo dances. Members hope to arrange a group garden parly in March. .MOTI'KARARA BRANCH Mrs L. Coop presided over a large attendance of members at the monthly meeting of the Motukarara branch of the Women's Division of the Farmers' Union. A motion of sympathy was extended to Mrs W. F. Parkinson in her recent bereavement. The president accepted a traycloth from Miss M. K. Gebbie, who "was accorded a vote of thanks for her gift. It was reported that arrangements were well in hand for the forthcoming flower show to be held in conjunction with the tennis club. Dr. H. T. J. Thacker gave an interesting lecture on "Diet." Competitions resulted: Vegetable salad: Miss M. Anderson 1, Mrs J. Miller 2. Vase of flowers: Mrs W. F. Parkinson 1. Mrs T. Simmons 2. At the next meeting the competition will be for the best queen cakes. WAIMATE BRANCH The monthly meeting of the Waimate branch of the Women's Division of the New Zealand Farmers' Union was not as well attended as usual because of harvesting work. A motion of sympathy with the relatives of the late Mrs R. Bagrie was passed. It was agreed to send a letter of congratulation to Mrs Sinclair on the birth of a daughter. The next meeting, it was decided, should take the form of a social afternoon. Mrs Bundell, of New Plymouth, gave a very much appreciated talk entitled "A Homely Talk by a Homely Woman." A competition for a best hand-worked handkerchief resulted: Miss E. Bitchener 1, Mrs Blakie 2, Miss B. Bitchener 3.
MRS J. W. MCMILLAN MAYORESS OF STRATFORD The death of Mrs J. W. McMillan, wife of Mr J. W. McMillan (Mayor of Stratford), occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the New Plymouth Hospital from a sudden illness contracted 10 days previously while holidaying at New Plymouth. Mrs McMillan was a daughter of the late Walter A. Fastier of Dunedin, and was married in 1902, shortly after Mr McMillan became established in business in Stratford. She was Mayoress for 14 years—first from 1917 to 1930, when Mr McMillan retired, and then since 1933. She was held in the highest esteem by all in Stratford, and apart from her duties as Mayoress she took an active part and direct interest in the welfare of the community. At the time of her death Mrs McMillan was chairwoman of the Ladies' Central Relief Committee and a member of the Stratford High School Board of Managers. Four sons and one daughter survive her. MRS A. M. DIX * lai-icui. to TBI paiss.) BLENHEIM, February 14. The death occurred this morning, after a long illness, of Mrs Alice Mildred Dix, wife of Mr H. R. Dix, Maxwell road. Mrs Dix, who was born in Auckland 64 years ago, was the eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs L. Coupland. Mrs Dix took up nursing as a profession, training at Wellington Hospital, and later becoming actingmatron at Otaki. Thirty-four years ago she married Mr Dix in Auckland, and they resided in Wellington, Blenheim, Napier, Rangiora, and Christchurch before finally returning to Blenheim 12 years ago, when Mr Dix established a motor garage business there. Mrs Dix assisted many worthy causes in the district, her kindness and charity being well known. She had been secretary of the Plunket Society, a vice-president of the Blenheim branch of the Trained Nurses' Association, and had been a valued member of the congregation of St. Mary's Church, willingly assisting in church activities, and being particularly interested in the convent. Mrs Dix is survived by her husband and two sons. Messrs C. C. Dix and F. R. Dix, and by her two sisters, Mother Claude, of the Guildford Terrace Convent. Wellington, and Miss Coupland, of Epsom. Auckland.
MISS VIOLET PAGET (nITITKD PRESS ASSOCIATION — BT BLECTBIO TOIOHPH- OOPT»IOHT > j LONDON, February 13. The death has occurred of Miss Violet Paget. IMiss Paget, who wrote under the name of Vernon Lee, was born in 1856. I Her first work, "Studies -of Eighteenth;. Centurv in Italy," was published- ill' 1880. and between then and 1932 she published a considerable number of stories, plays, and collections of essays. She was an honorary Doctor of Letters of Durban University.] (iIFT PARTY In honour of Miss Mavis Gibbs. whose wedding will take place this month, a pleasant gathering was held at the home of Mr and Mrs W. Gibson. Opuwa. The guest of honour received many useful gifts for the kitchen of her future home. Those present were Misses Mavis Gibbs, Rhona Gibbs, Jean Burgess, Daphne Partridge, Rona Weston, Nancy . Gibbs, Ngaio Gibbs, Dora Lawson. Olive Sutclifl'e. Roma Ward, Ena Ward, Jean Hurd, Nancy Miller, Laurie Coard, and Joan, Hilda, and Peggy Gibson.
VISITORS TO HOLIDAY RESORTS Amilviun Homestead, .Marlborough: Or. and .Mrs i.andreth, Mr and Mrs Reynolds, Mr and Mrs McLood. Mr and Mrs Harrow. Mr.-, and Mr D. Slyfiold, Miss Martin, Mr HaUer, Misses Mcl.eod ("J). Mr and Mrs Bailey. Mr nml Mrs Hustrirk (Christchurch), Mr and Mrs Thompson (Ceylon), Mr Broadbont (England), .Mr Frew, Mr and Mrs Hnrold Edwards. Mr and .Mrs McFumt, - Miss Kilpatrick (Wellington), Miss Bond, Mrs and Miss Clear, Mr and Mrs Kerr (Nelson), Mrs Lambert (Masterton), Messrs Bleakley, Brower (2), Mr and Mrs S. Lawrenson (Palmerston North). White Star Hotel, Queenstown —England: Miss M, C. Gleed, Miss A. Blake, Mr J. Chambers, Miss S. StacDonald, Mr A. S. Fenton, Mrs W. Latham, Mr. Mrs, and Miss Tilt, Mr. und Mrs A. E. Greaves, Mr and Mrs Arbnry. Scotland: Miss H. Nimmo, Mr G. U. Nimmo. Johannesburg: Dr. and Mrs Ewart JDutuie. Amsterdam: Mr W. Von Ridder. Wellesley, U.S.A.: Miss 1.. Kunnewell. Mr I''. W. Hunnewell. .Sydney: Mrs K. J. Kershaw, Misses M. and A. Payne. Mrs P. and Miss E. Thompson, Mr J. B. Youiik, Mr and Mrs Dorwood. Mr K. J. Mallet. Mr R. K. McMillan, Mr D. Jones. Perth: Mrs S. Woods. Melbourne: Mr D. A. Schulze. Queensland: Miss B. K. Gibson, Miss N. J. Gibson, Miss C. M. Gibson, Miss M. Buss. Newcastle: Mr H. Fry. Rockliaiiipton, Australia: Mr and Mrs J. Houlihan, New South Wales: Dr. Grace Boulke, Messrs S. and C. Roberts. Mr R. Carman. Mr H. G. Miller. Mr A. Taylor. Auckland: Mrs J. M. Chambers, Misses A. and C. Rus. sell, Mr and Mrs Russell. Mr J. Neale. Miss N. Abbott, Mr F. Trewby. Napier: Mr- D. T. Bevau. Hastings: Mr and Mrs R. N. Bell. To Kuiti: Mr J. K. Roberts. Wellington: Mr K. T. Robinson. Mr A. W. Wellestead. Mr J. Sowers, Mr S. C. Doyle, Mr H. Valentine. Mr A. Tyn'dall. Miss M. E. Herv'ey, Mr and Mrs W. Gregory, Master W. H. Gregory. Christchurch: Mr R. Lund, Mr F. Munns, Mr S. Money, Mrs and Miss Ormondy, Mr P. 0. Laver, Miss M. Greig, Miss M. McLaehlan. Timaru: Mr C. Haberfleld, Mr and Mrs F. W. Aitken. Mr W. Allport. Kaikourn: Mr K. Workman. Waikouaiti: Mr A. Nimmo; Jli S. Nimmo. Kurow: Mr and Mrs 11. W. .Barclay, Miss Barclay, Mr J. H. Barclay. Dunedhi: Mr J. W. Bain. Mr A. Sage, Mr H. L. Gibson. Mr T. s ßall, Mrs J. C. Hervcy, Mr 11. W. Scott, Mr and Mrs ,T. Simpson. Invercargill: Miss T. C. iichardson. Dr. K. Abbott, Mr A. J. Bradshaw, Mr S. Wilkinson, Mr ,T. A. Lindsav, and Mr J. Dow.
FREE KINDERGARTEN ASSOCIATION CHRISTCHURCH BRANCH The February meeting of the Christchurch Free Kindergarten Association was held in the Young Men's Christian Association building with Mrs H. T. J. Thacker presiding. . Members present were Mesdames Reeby, Peverill, Powell, Grigg. Williamson, Evans, Hadfield, Hitchcock, Aitken, Lester, Drayton, Dunbier, Manchester, Stuart, Wyatt. Powell, Retallick, Bishop, and the secretary. A challenge from the Wellington Free Kindergarten Council was accepted. The challenge was: The members of the Wellington Association challenge the members of the Christchurch Free Kindergarten Association to race them with a penny trail across Cook Strait, between Wellington and Christchurch, 87 miles from each centre every penny collected to equal two yards of the journey. The race to commence on February 13 and definitely close on March 31. Each association will retain the amount it raises." ' Mrs Thacker congratulated the members of the various committees on what they had already accomplished, and said that, although the assistance of the public would be required it was evident that nothing was going to be lacking on the part of the association's members. It was announced that a jumble sale would be held in the Hibernian Hall to-day. when those in charge would be glad to receive articles suitable for sale. For many years Mr and Mrs Keith Hadfield have entertained members of the association at a garden party. This year it will be a fund-raising event, and will take place on March 2, in their own grounds. There will be a small charge for admission. The Selwyn committee will be in charge of a shilling stall, Sydenham and Linwood will attend to the refreshments, and Phillipstown and New Brighton will supervise a cake stall. Miss Whitcombe's offer to bake for the stall was gratefully accepted. The teachers and students are making articles for a lavender stalJi Simbeam committee will be in charge of the ice-cveam stall, •■ Richmond will sell soft drinks and sweets; Mrs Cyril Stringer will arrange a tennis match, and there will also be a putting competition. Mr Throp has offered his services for the side-shows, and Mr Hadfield has presented seven pictures, one to each school.' to be disposed of for the benefit of the race fund. After the garden party there will be a number of entertainments at the various schools to as- ! sist the race fund. It was announced that at the end of May, the directors of' the kindergartens would go to Auckland to attend a refresher course. Miss Hull reported that she had visited all the kindergartens and had been very satisfied with the number of children attending. One new student. Miss Betty Andrews, had been appointed. A very acceptable parcel of remnants from Hays, Ltd., was gratefully acknowledged. MEETING AT NEW BRIGHTON A combined meeting of the committee and mothers of the New.Brighton sub-branch of the Free Kindergarten Association was held in the Methodist Schoolroom on Tuesday. The convener, Mrs H. A. Bishop, was in the chair and there was a good attendance. Mrs Bishop explained the working of the "copper trail" competition between the Christchlrch and Wel.lington kindergartens, and penny rolls were distributed among thosei present
for sale. Mrs Bishop also mentioned the jumble sale to be held in the Hibernian Hall to-cUtfsgk'&nd thp garden party to be March 2. at the residence 'dt Mr and Mrs K. Hadfield, Shirley; at which New Brighton would share the cake stall with the Phillipstown branch. Other plans for raising ttwds for the "copper trail" were discussed, and it was decided to hold a coin evening on Monday, February 25. PHILUPSTOWN At the annual meeting of the Phillipstown Kindergarten the following officers were elected:—President, Mrs J. W. Manchester; vice-president, Miss Gordon; honorary secretary. Mrs G. W. Drayton; honorary treasurer, Mrs R. E. Dunbier; committee, Mesdames Sullivan, Woodham, Wyatt, Stuart, and Francis. Mrs A. W. Stuart, past-president for many years, stated she would shortly be leaving for Australia. Regret was expressed by all members and it was stated that her departure would be a distinct loss to the committee. Mrs Empson, honorary secretary for a considerable time, tendered her resignation, and the committee expressed thanks for her very effective work. . | The sum of £SB was given by the committee to the copper trail campaign. The, committee wishes to thank all friends who have so ably assisted the Phillipstown" Kindergarten during the year. »
WEDDING OF CANTERBURY AND NEW ZEALAND CRICKETER
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL Mr and Mrs W. H. Orbell (Levels) have returned from a visit to Mrs R. Hunter-Weston (Mount John, Tekapo). Miss J. Turnbull (Beverley road) has returned from a visit to Mrs W. Bond (Dunrobin, Southland). Miss Moira Knight (Auckland) has returned home after a visit to her aunts, the Misses Knight (Dee street). Dr. and Mrs A. M. Hartnell have returned from Christchurch and are staying with Mrs H. W. Hall (Te Weka street). Mrs R. B. Bannerman (Gore), who was the guest of Mrs E. Bowler (Waiiti road), has returned home. Mrs Edmond Cross has returned to Christchurch after a holiday at Tekapo. Mrs J. Ross-Brown (Waipukurau) is the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs Bryden Lane (Gloucester Flats). Mrs J. F. Montague (Auckland) is visiting her daughter, Mrs W. J. Bellingham (Argyle street).
the skirt being composed of tiny georgette frills. Her long tulle veil was attached to a lace cap" held in place by a coronet of orange blossom, and she carried a sheaf of regal lilies. Miss Thelma Gifkins, the bride's sister, and her cousin, Miss Mollie Dunn, who attended the bride wore frocks of pink and blue lace respectively, finished with sashes caught at the back with lurge silver roses. Their shallow-crowned hats were trimmed with ribbon velvet to tone, and they carried shower bouquets of carnations and sweet peas. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr Jago Syme, as best man, and the bride's brother, Mr Pendle Gifkins, as groomsman. After the ceremony a reception was held at "Harpenden," the home of the bride's parents, where Mr and Mrs F. W. Gifkins received the guests. The bride's mother wore a wedgwood-blue waffle crepe- ensemble, and a hat of honey-coloured stra"w. The bridegroom's mother wore a nigger-brown figured crepe frock, a coatee to match, and a nigger-brown straw hat. For travelling, the bride wore a saxe blue suit and hat to match. GILBERT—TODD The wedding took place recently at Greymouth of Miss Olwyn Todd, daughter of the late M*s Todd and of Mr J. Todd, of Westport, to Mr Graham (Mike) Gilbert of Greymouth, son of Mr and Mrs Gilbert, of Ohai, Southland, and formerly of Greymouth. Archdeacon J. A. Jermyn performed the ceremony. LINSSEN—AIREY The wedding took place recently at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Greymouth, of Enid Lillian, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs E. Airey (Greymouth), to Robert Edward, son of Mr and Mrs R. Linssen, of Wanganui. The Rev. A. O. Harris officiated and Mr J. Paterson was organist for the service, which was fully choral. The church had been decorated by members of the choir. Mr Airey escorted his daughter, who was attended by her two sisters, Misses Agnes and Amy Airey. Mr H. Merson was best man and Mr W. J. Teague acted as groomsman. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, where Mrs Airey and Mrs Linssen, sen., received the guests. Mr and Mrs R. E. Linssen left later by car for Nelson, Picton, and Christchurch.
1 MORGAN—CARTER A recent wedding at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Timaru, was that of Dorothy Isabel, only daughter of Mr and Mrs R. P. Carter (Timarui and Francis, youngest son of the late Mr W. Morgan, and of Mrs Morgan (Timaru). Because of a bereavement in the bridegroom's family, only relatives were present. The Rev. E. L. Williams officiated, and Mr J. Fraser was the organist. The bride was given away by her father. Her frock of white needlerun lace, made on close-fitting lines, was slightly flared at the back. The long tight-fitting sleeves had tiny shoulder puffs, and the cowl neckline of the bodice was finished with a diamante clasp. Her tulle veil was arranged with a bandeau of orange blossom, and she carried a bouquet of white begonias, gladioli and maidenhair fern.
Two bridesmaids, Misses Ngaire Huston and Gladys Irving (Christchurch), a cousin of the bridegroom, were the attendants. Their frocks, made alike, were of ice-blue lace mounted on satin, and they wore bandeaux of pink and blue flowers, and carried Victorian posies to tone. Mr R. W. Taylor was best man. and Mr R. P. Carter, jun., was groomsman. A reception was held at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs Carter, who received the guests, wore a navy and white ensemble, and a hat to match, and carried a bouquet of scarlet begonias. A black and white frock with a black swagger coat, and a black hat were worn by the bridegroom's mother. Her bouquet was of red roses. When Mr and Mrs F. Morgan left for their wedding tour, the bride was wearing a sage green ensemble, a beige blouse, and a hat to match. ST. JOSEPH'S FETE To assist the flower stall in the forthcoming fete for St. Joseph's parish, Mr A. Moran entertained a number of men friends at a euchre party held at his home at Northcote. Prize winners were Messrs F. Douglas, W. Pope, and E. Drake. Musical items were enjoyed. Those present were Messrs E. Fielding, T. Small, J. Shaskey, E. Anderson, F. Moroney, F. Murray, sen., E. Drake, M. Percasky, G. Isle, J. Lawlor, W. Pope, F. Douglas, and J. Johnstone. Donations were sent by Messrs M. Condon, F. Douglas, F. Moroney, J. Percasky, O. Anderson, and S. Ashby.
CLARIDGE—ANDERSON Last night at the Rugby Street Methodist Church, the wedding was celebrated of Vida Amanda, youngest daughter of the late Mrs Anderson, and of Mr E. G. Anderson, Christchurch, to Gordon Alan, second son of the late Mrs Claridge, and of Mr G. Claridge, St. Albans. The Rev. W. Rowe performed the ceremony, and Mr H. Williams played the wedding music. Summer flowers arranged in the church made an effective setting for the bride's trained frock of ivory satin. The frock was made on closefitting lines and had a cowl neckline, the cowl folds of the sleeves being caught into long cuffs at the elbows. Her silk net veil, which formed a long train, was caught at the side of the head with clusters of orange blossom, and she carried a sheaf of Madonna lilies. A frock of daffodil yellow windswept crepe made with a dropped shoulder line and puffed sleeves, was worn by the bridesmaid, Miss Merle Davey. Her wide-brimmed hat matched her frock, and she carried hothouse flowers to tone. Two little flower girls, Koa Jones, niece of the bride, and Lorna Cowles, the bridegroom's niece, wore Victorian frocks of green georgette, and carried posies of yellow flowers to tone with the floral wreaths on their hair. Mr R. Claridge attended his brother as best man. , After the ceremony the guests were entertained at Dixieland. Mrs Harold Jones, the bride's sister, who acted as hostess, wore a blue ensemble and a hat to tone, and carried a bouquet of hothouse flowers. The bridegroom's sister, Mrs Harold Cowles, wore a blue silk frock patterned in floral design, a blue hat, and a bouquet of pastel-shaded flowers. For travelling, the bride wore a brown frock, a beige coat, and a brown felt hat.
FREEMAN—SMITH The wedding was celebrated recently at St. Andrew's Church of Gladys Eileen, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs W. T. Smith (Hornby), to Albert Richard, fourth son of the late Mr W. Freeman, and of Mrs Freeman (Hornby). The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. Miller (Christchurch). Friends of the bride had decorated the church with belladonna liiles and ferns. A trained frock of delustred marocain was worn by the bride, who was escorted by her father. The bodice of the frock had a cowled yoke of guipere lace finished with a spray of orange blossom buds, and her embroidered veil of ivory tulle was held in place by a circlet of orange blossom. She carried a bouquet of white roses and hothouse flowers relieved with touches of pink. Two bridesmaids attended the bride. They were Miss E. Smith (Ashburton) and Miss Norma Smith, the bride's sister. The former wore a japonica pink frock of moss crepe, the draped V neckline being caught with diamante clips. Miss Norma Smith's frock of similar material was trimmed with pleating at the neckline and at the hem. Both attendants were pink leghorn hats, and carried bouquets of pink roses and fern. Little Rachel Ashley, as flower-girl, wore a delphinium-blue frock of georgette made on Victorian lines and trimmed wtih frilling. Her head bandeau was composed of blue velvet flowers, and she carried pink rose-' buds. As the bride left the church she was presented with a silver horseshoe by Shirley Still, the bridegroom's niece. Mr Edward Freeman, the bridegroom's brother, was best man, and Mr D. Smith was groomsman. The bride's mother received the guests at Dixieland. Her frock of brown silk crepe was trimmed with beige georgette, and she wore also a brown hat, and carried tangerine hothouse flowers. The bridegroom's mother wore a black and white ensemble and a hat to match, and carried mauve flowers. When Mr and Mrs A. R. Freeman left for their wedding tour the bride was wearing a blue silk crepe frock, a grey tweed coat, and a blue felt hat.
SYME—GIFKINS The wedding was celebrated recently, at St. Aidan's Church, Mount Somers. of Miss Aileen Fanny (Molly), eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs F. W. Gifkins, "Harpenden," Mount Somers, to David Carleton. eldest son of Mr and Mrs L. B. Syme, of Mount Somers. A large number of friends from Canterbury and the North Island gathered to witness the ceremony, which was performed by the Rev. W. T. Williams (vicar of Mount Somers), assisted by the Rev. E. A. Osmers (Methven). Mrs L. M. Goodrich was organist. The bride, who was escorted by her father, wore a frock of Spanish lace,
SYDENHAM-CASHMERE-SPREYDON The monthly meeting of the Syden-ham-Cashmere-Spreydon sub-branch of the Plunket Society was held in Si David's Schoolroom, Sydenham. Mrs P. G. Greenwood presided, and others present were Mesdames P. Delargey, J. E. Blackmore, H. A. Mazey, H. A. Young, E. D. Mosley, A. Hazeltoh, A. J. Derbidge, J. S. Inwood, S. Wilkinson, C. Thornton, J. K. Archer, R. W. Anderson, C. Ogilvie, A. W. Hale, G. van Asch, and M. K. Gray. Mrs A. W. Hale presented a mirror to the committee, to be used for a guessing competition. It was announced that as the committee had been unable to obtain Suitable tennis courts for a proposed tournament, it had been decided to hold two jumble sales instead. The nurse reported that the St. David schoolroom had been broken into and £l.los had been stolen from the Plunket box. Mrs P. G. Greenwood welcomed Mrs E. D. Mosley to the committee. Donations were received from Mrs J. D. K. Wood and Mrs N. J. Orr. LYTTELTON BRANCH At the monthly meeting of the Lyttelton branch of the Plunket Society Mrs Gilmour presided over the following members: Mesdames Sutton, Shepherd, Mahar, Rhind, Preston, Tylee, and Chrisp. A * vote of sympathy with Mrs Buchanan in her illness was passed. Nurse Twentyman's report for work done during December and January was as follows:—December—Lyttelton: Adults 75, babies 70,* children 16, one new case. Heathcote: Adults 15, babies 10. three children, one new case, four telephone calls, and three visits to outstations. Akaroa: Adults 18, babies 17, five children, one new case, six telephone calls, and four, visits to outstations. Duvauchelle: Adults 11, nine babies, one new case, four telephone calls, and two visits to out-stations. Visits to homes in Lyttelton had included 30 old and-20 new cases. January—Lyttelton: Adults 90, babies 76, children 27, three new cases, and 56 home visits. Heathcote: Adults 17, babies 14, three children, four telephone calls, eight home visits and four visits to out-stations. Akaroa: Adults 32, babies 31, hve children, two new cases, eight telephone calls, and four visits io out-stations. Duvauchelle: Six adults, seven babies, three children, six telephone calls, and two visits to out-stations.
PRESENTATION TO BRIDEELECT __—— * In honour of the approaching marriage of Miss Mavis Wright and Mr Stan Winder, the members of the Opawa Baptist Church arranged a pleasant function in the primary hall last evening. Games under the leadership of Mr Eric Voice were enjoyed. Items were given by Miss M. McTavish and Mr George Macann. The Rev. L. A. Day referred to the work of Miss Wright as a junior Bible class leader and choir member, and of Mr Winder as leader of the senior young men's Bible class. On behalf of the church and choir members, he presented Miss Wright and Mr Winder with an oak tea waggon and, with a copper kerb and a salad set on behalf of the young people's organisations in the church..
ARUNDEL At the monthly meeting of the Arundel Women's Institute, held in the Howard Hall, Arundel. Mrs J. Charles presided.'*A motion" of sympathy was passed with Mr Thew and family in their recent bereavement. Members were notified that nominations for the new committee should be forwarded to the secretary a fortnight before the annual meeting, which will be held next month. A demonstration on bouquet making was given by Mrs Charles. A competition for the best bouquet made in a limited time resulted: Miss H. Pratt 1, Miss E. Edwards 2. The judges were Mesdames T. Roberts and G. Upritchard. The hostesses were Mesdames G. Upritchard, S. Roberts, and Miss J. McDonald. MOUNT NESSING Mrs R. W. Irving presided at the February meeting of the Mount Nessing Women's Institute The resignations of Mrs Dunnet. and Mrs" Ward, who have both left the district, were received with regret. It was decided to send a gift to each of these members. A letter of thanks;for practical assistance was received from the secretary of the Disabled Soldiers* Committee.. As the annual meeting will be held in March, nominations for the committee were received. On ! the invitation of Mrs H. Fisher it was decided that the next meeting be held at "Shenley." The hostesses were Mrs and Miss Brown. Results of competitions were as follows:—Sweet peas (judges, Mrs Fisher and Miss Ferguson): Mrs Hanmer 1, Miss N. Dale 2, Miss Austin 3. Shortbread (judged by Mesdames W. Stevenson and H. Hanmer): Mrs Brown 1, Mrs Austin and Mrs Glass (equal) 2, Mrs Waters 4. Collection of vegetables (judge, Mrs Dick): Miss Irving 1, Mrs J. C. Macaulay 2. Mrs A. Irving and Miss Ferguson had charge of the table Miss N. Dale was pianist. WILLOWBRIDGE . There was a good attendance- at the hall for the monthly meeting of the Willowbridge Women's Institute The president of the Waimate Institute group (Mrs P. Grant) was present, and addressed the institute members on federation business and on the holding of an annual meeting. Mrs Grant passed round for inspection a cushion done in Italian quilting. Afternoon tea was served by the hostesses, Mesdames Colville, Cox, and Fletcher. The competitions resulted as follows: Specimen bloom, Miss Faulkner 1, Mrs Colville 2, Miss Richmond 3; pot of raspberry jam, Mrs Forsyth 1, Mrs H. Richmond 2, Miss M. Hollamby 3; something new from something old. Miss Faulkner 1, Miss Richmond 2 anrt--3; coloured embroidery sideboard runner, Miss Curtis 1, Mrs Forsyth 2. The remainder of the afternoon was spent in competitions and games. Miss MHollamby played pianoforte items.
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News For Women, Press, Volume LXXI, Issue 21399, 15 February 1935
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