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WOMEN IN PRINT.

Tha Marine Institute Building was the scene of a very successful dance last night, when .the senior boys of Banks's College entertained their friends. The building had been prettily decorated for the occasion, and the supper tables were charming. There was a big assemblage, partners being evenly distributed, and with a good floor and excellent music, all enjoyed the parity. The chaperones were: Mrs. H. Amos, Mrs. A. M. Johnson, Mrs. Cornish, Mrs. Biussell. The secretarial work had- been carried out efficiently by Mr. Yaldivyn, who had made complete arrangements. Mr. Amos, director, was present, also the headmaster, Mr. W. Foster, and other members of the staff. The supper was a feature, and the. whole evening passed off successfully.

Mrs. Hadfield, who 'has 'been visiting Wellington, returned to Paraparauniu on Thursday.

Mis. Mitford and her son left last evening for Christchureh on, «. short visit.

The Miramar Bed Cross Guild has begun its work for "Our Day." On Saturday last the members had_ a .plain and fancy dress evening, consisting of progressive games and dancing. During the evening a pretty umbrella dance was given -by Miss Nellie Bobertshaw, in a dainty»dress. The fancy dresses worn by Mr. Hicks and Miss Buth James were auctioned by the Mayor (Mr. Townsend), and brought a substantial sum. A large cake and lollie stall did good business, and, altogether, the evening -was a great success.

The Thomdon girls who taadi such a successful day at the Bed Cross shop this week are holding a dance to-morrow evening to further add to their funds. It is a young people's <in,nce, and is being held, in Goring-street Hall.

On Tuesday last Mass Biley, head of the Bickmond Free Kindergarten Schools, talked to tlhe members of the St. Peter's Young' Women's Club about some aspects of kindergarten work. She told how the kindergartens teach the child to work for work's sake, how they direct and tr?in the child's instinct and cultivate the love of the best and the highest. She also outlined the project that "the council has in view of building a new school, which shall be as perfect as possible, on a site which it has already procured in Upper Taranaki-street. The members gave Miss Biley a very hearty vote of thanks ■for her most entertaining address.

A recent wedding of interest to New Zeala-nders was that celebrated at Home between 2nd Lieutenant H. Goodman, E.E., son of Mrs. A. Walker, of Nelson, New Zealand, and Miss E. D. Colley. Lieutenant L. Lewin, N.Z.F.A., of Canterbury, has married a daughter of late Commandant Evan-Thomas, 8.N., of Badnorshire Still another wedding was that of Captain J. de Courcy, 8.F.C., M.C., Croix de Guerre, only son of Hon. B. C. S. and Mrs. de Courcy, of Waipukurau (N.Z.), and Exeter, to Miss A. Wright, of Bray, County Wicklow.

Mrs. Eames, an energetic worker in patriotic movements in Waverley, is in Wellington to meet her brother, who is returning from the front.

The Mayoress, Mrs. Luke, ia going to Wanganui on Monday next in connection with ,Bed Cross work.

Tho schools' patriotic needlework exhibition is to bo held at the Education Board's office, Wellington, on Friday next, and the following Saturday and Monday. Teachers are asked to make the display known, so that parents may have an opportunity of visiting the rooms. The exhibition will be of a varied nature, and will embrace all kinds of needlework, soldiers' comforts, hospital requirements, infants' clothing, Navy League goods, thrift work, etc., and contributions are to be in not later than Tuesday next. The ladies' committee of the Educational Institute is" taking an active part in the proposal, and is working hard to make the exhibition a success. The children of the schools have had their interest stimulated, and have been working with a will.

At Napier Cathedral last week, Miss May Loosemore Williams, of Hastings, was married to Mr. Thurston Sherwood Buddock, of Napier. Canon Mayne officiated. ' Gunner Keith Thorburn, of Napier, was best man, and Misses D. Williams and B. Loudoun were bridesmaids.

Entries are coming in for the dolldressing competition on the Mercerstreet Workers' Day at the Wellington Bed Cross Shop, on 7th December. Schoolgirls are being invited to take part, and a. prize will be given for the best dressed doll, the work of a girl under 17, in addition to the prize for adults. Dolls may be of any size or description. It is expected that there will be quit© an attractive staJl of dolls suitable for Christmas presents. Entries are to be sent to Mrs. SaJmond, hon. secretary, at the Bed Cross Depot, Mercer-street, Wellington.

On, Wednesday night St. Peter's Hall was filled when 'the Scottish Society held the second of a series of plain and fancy dress socials. As prizes were awarded to the lady and gentleman who were wearing dresses of the most original designs, the large assemblage found it no easy task to determine their votes where tthere woreeo many evidences not only of originality but also of taste in the matter of dress. After the ballot was counted the Chief announced that Miss Grant as "Maori Girl" took premier position amongst tho ladies, Mrs. Muir as "Ruination." second place,,, and Miss M'Lellan as ."Butterfly" third. Amongst the gentlemen Mr. Hill as "Golliwog" came first, Mr. Shaw as "Charlie Chaplin" second, and Mr. E.. A. Campbell as "Spanish Dancer" third.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark, of Wellington, are visiting Christclmrch.

The Napier Bed Cross Carnival realised- £700.

Many old residents of Wellington, more especially those connected with St. Peter's Church and Sunday-school m .the ; early 'eighties, will regret to leai-n of the death of Miss. C. Stock, youngest sister of the late Archdeacon Stock, which took place a,t Uandridrad, Wales, where, after leaving New Zealand, she had resided.

The Wellington Methodist Central Mission Silver Band 'held its annual "social" in the Webb-street Hall last night, and incidentally welcomed home from active service after 2^ year's absence, Bandsman A. C. Beaumont, wounded. The Rev. G. Knowles Smith presided. Games and musical items whiled away a pleasant evening, among those contributing being Misses "Dorothy Atkinson, Irene and Phyllis Cray, who sang; Miss Elsie Klin, who recited ; and Mis? Ivy 151 m, who gave a. gymnastic display.' A vote of thanks to the committee"' responsible for the social was passed, Md the evenliijt concluded with tit aiasing of "Auld Laag Sy»s."

The many Wellington friends of Miss Olive Crump, of Springston, will bo interested to learn of her marriage, recently celebrated at Springston, to Mr. Norman L. Archbold, of Linwood.

It was a happy coincidence that Miss Georgina Webster, of Dunedin, should have visited New Plymouth last week and been able to be present at tho exhibition and sate of basketry (says the Tai-anaki Herald). For the past six months Miss Webster has been engaged by the Government to teach raffia-, cane, and macrame twine work to our returned disabled soldiers in the different hospitals throughout the Dominion. Prior to her engagement with the Government Miss Webster taught a number of returned soldiers in the Dunedin Hospital, and the result* were so satisfactory that she was asked to take up this work in other parts of New Zealand. A year's leave of absence was granted to her by the Dunedin College, where she was engaged in teaching various ai-ts and crafts, and, having found understudies to carry en the work she had begun in the Duuedin Hospital, she came to tho North Island to organise similar work at Eotorua, Lowry Bay, and Victoria Hospitals, in Wellington.

The engagement is announced in the Home papers of Lady Dorothie Feilding, daughter of the Earl and Countess of Denbigh, to Capt. Charles Moore, of the Irish Guards. Lady Dorothie is an honoured war worker, being the first woman to receive the Military Medal for bravery in the field, and has also had Belgium's highest military' decoration—the Order of Leopold—bestowed ■upon her.

A novel method of collecting funds was adopted by the Solway College girls at Masterton this week. ''They armed themselves with ropes, and whenever they saw people in Queen-street they manoeuvred the rope, round them and produced the patriotic collection box. The men seemed rather, to enjoy the "bull-in-the-ring" game played on them by the fair collectors, and parted with their contributions in good spirit.

The Auckland Education Board has appointed Mrs. F. Baume a governor of the Auckland Grammar School, vice Mr. A. R. Harris, who is retiring. Mrs: Baume is the first ■woman ever appointed to tha Grammaf Sohocl Board of Governors.

The annual meeting of the Victoria League, which is usually a largely-at-tended function at the Guildhall, took place this year at a smaller hall in the West End (states The Post's London correspondent). During the year the soldiers' clubs have done excellent work, their rapid expansion and popularity being a most conspicuous feature. The league has also offered hospitality to nurses, and Miss Thurston, Matron in Chief, N.Z.E.F., writes: . "The New Zealand sisters who have had the pleasure of being entertained by memebra of the league have one and all been most fortunate." Various large sums of money have been received from New Zealand, notable ones being £4188 from Auckland for the Russian Prisoners' Fund, £2550 from Poverty Bay for Bed Cross Funds, and £970 from certain New Zealand branches for motor ambulances. Miss Talbot resigns the secretaryship after 15 years' invaluable service, and new branches have been started at Oamaru and Manuwera.

The War Office is asking for laundresses to join the W.A.A.C. to proceed to France at once (writes our London correspondent). They will wear a similar uniform to that of the girl clerks, with a distinguishing red strap on the shoulders. They will be provided with caps, overalls, and white aprons. The wages are £26 per annum, with rations and quarters,. and all travelling expenses. A limited number of cooks and housemaids are also wanted immediately for. service in France. In their cases the wages are: . Head cooks, £40 per annum, cooks and housemaids £26 per annum, with similar uniforms, rations, quarters, and travelling conditions as for laundresses. The entire 6taff will work under the supervision ,of women superintendents. An agreement, must be signed for service for a period of twelve rnonfclis or the duration of the war, whichever is tho greater period.

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WOMEN IN PRINT., Evening Post, Volume XCIV, Issue 47, 24 August 1917

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