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§ j From Rongotea comes an account of a I thoroughly patriotic family, the mother § of whom, Mrs. A. Williams, of Makoiig hai, has a record seldom, if ever, sur- | passed. She has eleven sons; and one I! daughter, and five sons and her son-in- | i law have gone to the front, while the 3 | youngest son is only waiting to reach I the required age, when he, also, will go S forth to fight. The remaining sons of I the family are ineligible. The soldier V sons are : Privates E. G. (Edgar), and 3 E. R. W. (Ted) Williams, who left with | the 3rd Reinforcements N.Z.E.F. They y are now returned invalided. Gunner L. | F. (Len) Williams, 3rd Brigade, | N.Z.F.A.; Lance-Corporal H. E. Wil- | Hams, 23rd Reinforcements, admitted to | hospital March last; Private G. R. 9 Williams, 35th Reinforcements; and I Private H. N. M'Leod (son-in-law), 36th | Reinforcements. ■ . I ", The death is announced of Miss Nina | Henrietta Gresson, eldest daughter of I the late Judge Gresson, : formerly of | Woodend, Rangiora. Miss Gresson died | at her residence, Fendalton, Christi church. She arrived in Chirstchurch | with her father in 1854, and resided in § Christ-church until Judge Gresson reV signed his position. Then the family 8 removed to Judge Gresson's' farm at i[ Waiora, Woodend, where they remained I for about 18 years. On the death -of | the late Judge Gresson, the parishioners I of Woodend erected a, lych-gate to his I memory at the Woodend Cemetery. In ») 1893 tlie family removed to Fendalton, I where the lato Miss Gresson continued i her activities in church work. A sister, 8 Miss Clarissa Gresson, and several I nephews and nieces survive her. | The-death is announced of Mrs. Alex- | ander Inglis, sen., an old and highly | 'respected resident of Riwaka, Nelson, | aged 60. One of her sons (James) ison I active service, and another (Lewis) was | killed on the Western front. I A pretty compliment was paid to the I Press Baby recently,. ae some of the 8 membere of the English Pierrots Com--i pany wore the dainty yellow, red, and f black rosettes at their performance!!, | which are the official badges of the I committee. These had been, presented I to the ladies and to Mr. Leslie Austin I as a small token of appreciation of the j kindly help given at the matinee on | Wednesday last. I Miss Wheeler, of Wellington, has been " visiting Hanmer. Miss E. has spent the holidays visiting in'the Wairarapa,. Mie. Douglae Mackersey (recently arrived from England) is staying with Mrs. Mackersey at KhandalJah. Miss K. Mowell returned to Blenheim to-day, after a visit to Wellington. Mrs. G. Waddy, of Blenheim, is visiting Wellington at present.. Very special items are promised in the ■ programme presented by the Tramway. Entertainers to-morrow evening at 8 o'clock at St. Thomas'- Hall. Mr. Liardet, in his conjuring and legerdemain act, is excellent; Miss Chapman a.nd Mr. Ramsay will present "Impressions of Daily Life," while Mr. and Mrs. Dunn will give a duet from "Maritana," with scenic effects. 'The rest of the programme is also full of interesting and artistic iteme, and a.thoroughly good entertainment may be expected. The proceeds will bo given in aid of No. 8 Baby (W.N.R.), and all - interested in the candidature should not. fail to attend. The matron of the Wellington Hospital wishes acknowledge with thanks the receipt of garments from the Two Garments Society. At the Hon.'T. M. Wilford's lecture to-night, the sweets stall, provided by S Mrs. T. Martin, will be open from 4.30' p.m. 4 The demonstration of gas cookery by * Miss Una Carter at the company's rooms this week proved very interesting to the. I large number of ladies present. The I menu planned for next week will include sultana cake, apple jam, . scones, also luncheon and cold meat dishes. A very pleasant afternoon entertainment was given at The Oaks, Karori, on Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. H. Cook for the members of the Karori Croquet' Club andi their friends. The Mayor of" Karori (Mr. Burn) and Mrs. Bum were present ako. Mrs. Cook was assisted s by iaer nieces, Mrs. Staples, Miss Cook, - Miss James, and Miss Newcombe in en--3 tertaining her guests. Competitions were held, organised by Mrs. HutchingSi ! which, were won by Mrs. Dawson and Mrs/ Redgrave (consolation prize). The tea tables were decorated' with' many beautiful flowers. Pale green hangings formed a contrast for the gayer line of the ilowers. Altogether a very enjoyable 8 time was spent, after which Mrs. Cook was thanked by her fellow-players for the pleasant afternoon she had given them, and for the opportunity .whereby all members of the Karori Club had once more been brought together. It was fur- . tlior stated that the season recently concluded was a very successful one, and the coming season gave promises to be \ evon a greater success in several- ways. 5 The proceeds of the . afternoon, which | were to go towards the Karori Baby' in '; the voting competition, totalled £2 12s \ (A. •■...-. f. The engagement is announced of Miss f W. Walker, youngest daughter of Mr. \ and Mrs. T. 'Walker, to Mr. L. Miller, | youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Mil- | ler, of Wellington. f At the quarterly meeting of the Auck j land Women's Patriptic Society it was 1 stated that nine ships liad been met, n carrying between 3000 and 4000, and reSfresbments had been provided to the returned men. i A correspondent writes suggesting-that | to avoid extravagance during war- time, 5 women should wear a. uniform—the one | suggested being "knee-breeches, leg- ! gings, and a long sac coat." , This seems f rather an expensive idea. A great many girls and women can "rah up" a charming iittle one-piece cotton frock, or several of them, which would cost much less than the costume suggested. This would need to be well cut and of good material, and leggings are more than ever expensive since war was declared. Another point of view is the necessity of keeping industries of all. kinds going, so that there will not be quite such a terrible scarcity of work for the hundreds of thousands of women employed in war work of all kinds, when the war is finally over. It is, doubtless, very regrettablo that so many women and girls who aro. earning "good money" are manifestly spending most of it in extravagant unsuitable clothing. However, there are many sensibly-dressed girls, and a y>luntary movement is on foot in a'large office in Wellington to establish a plain and suitable office-uniform. It is, to be hoped that this movement will grow and become thoroughly "fashionable."

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WOMEN IN PRINT., Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 123, 24 May 1918

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WOMEN IN PRINT. Evening Post, Volume XCV, Issue 123, 24 May 1918