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PERSONAL MATTERS

The Prime Minister (Mr. Massey) will visit Levin on Thursday to open the annual show of the Horowhenua A. and P. Society. Archbishop Redwood was a passenger on the Tofua, which left Wellington early this morning for San Francisco. His Grace is proceeding to England and Europe. Miss ThUrston, who was the matron-mi-i chief of the N.Z.E.F. Nursing Service ! in England, returned by the Kigoma yesi terday. [ Mr. E. T. Taylor, Moxham-avenue, | Kilbirnie, is lying seriously ill at his i home, the result of a fall last Tuesday ! evening. j Mrs, L. Clark (ne« Morris/ laet evening tendered her resignation as librarian ,to the Petone Municipal Library. The resignation was accepted with regret.Mr. J. I. Fox, .organiser and secreI t&ry of the British Section of the New Zealand Returned Soldiers' Association, will return to New Zealand by the Rnapehu at the end of this month. Mr. E. A. Hicks, the Hawkes Bay chess champion, who was a competitor ill the recent New Zealand Chess Championship at Wellington, will leave for Wairoa to-morrow morning. Dr. B. E. Wright, who was associated with the R.A.M.C. in France and Belgium, and has had considerable experience in several English hospitals, is returning to New Zealand by s.s. Bremen. Mr. M. S. Woodward, M.A., honours, Senior House-master at Scot's College, has been appointed first assistant-master at the Wellington Diocesan Boys' School. Croydon, Day's Bay. Captain Eric Porritt, M.C., returned from the front by the Kigoma, accompanied by his wife. He was detained on demobilising and embarking the [ troops for New Zealand. He is a grandson of the Rev. James Paterson. Mr. D. R. Caldwell, of Cambridge, formerly of Wellington, accompanied by his son, Major K. L. Caldwell, R.F.C., has returned by the Makura, after having spent three months in a holiday tour of Southern California.

Mr. G. E. Bunting, special representative of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine, Limited, and' the Canadian National Railway, is a through passenger on the Makura for Australia. He will retunr shortly to New Zealand. Among th« passengers who were on the Kigoma, which arrived from Home yesterday afternoon, were the > following : Captain W. Bell, Otago Mounted Rifles, who lost a leg in the European fighting; Lieutenant A. Byrne, of the Otago Regiment; Major D. M'Curdy, of Lower Hutt, who was Assistant Director of Postal Services; Lieutenant H. J. Manning, late Assistant Embarkation Officer for the New Zealand troops in London; Major Brooker, M.C., Canterbury Regiment, A.M.P. at Sling Camp.

The dull red of the massed blooms of the pohutakawa tree forms a pleasing contrast to the dark green of neighbouring trees in many gardens of Wellington at the present time. This year these trees appear to be blooming very pro; fusely, and it is the opinion of many that more of the species could be planted to advantage in the public gardens, brightening the surroundings as they do in the summer, besides retaining their heavy foliage during the winter, when bare sticks and trunks are usual.

Mr. F. C. .Millward, secretary of the Wanganui Harbour Board (brother of Mr. W. H. Millward, late managing-director of the Gear Meat Company) intimated to his board on Friday last that he intended resigning on account -of theXstate .of his health. He would, however,'carry on his duties until the new secretary became familiar with the work. The chairman and other members of the board spoke in appreciative terms of the excellent service rendered by Mr. Millward since his appointment, and deep regret was expressed, that he -had to sever his connection with the board. It was decided to place on record the board's appreciation of the services rendered by the secretary, and it was also resolved to appoint him to the position of consulting secretary. :

The many friends of Mr. John Rod, a Wellington district business man for many years, will be sorry to hear that he died this morning. Mr. Rod, who was born in Surrey, England, about. 59 years ago, arrived in Wellington from the Old Country in the 70's, and soon afterwards started in business at Porirua as a butcher. He founded the firm of .1. Rod and Co., and later on was joined by his brother James, who has been the active partner of the concern for some time past. Deceased was a man of progressive ideas, and was respected by all who knew him. Ho resided at johnsonville for a number, of years, and it was at his home in that township that he passed away at an early hour 'to-day, after a long illness. Lust year he underwent an operation. He took a keen interest in local affairs, and was chairman of the Johnsonvillp Town Board for several terms. He was a great supporter of the turf, and was the first secretary of the Porirua Jockey Club (now defunct). The first building' of any importance to go up in Cour-tenay-place was erected by him. He' has left a widow and family of fiveMr. Charles Rod, Mesdames Angeil and Wackrow, of Johnsonville; Mrs. Harrop, nf Berhampore, and Mrs. Len. Hughes, of Masterton. The interment of tho body will be made at Porirua on Thursday.

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PERSONAL MATTERS, Evening Post, Volume XCIX, Issue 11, 13 January 1920

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PERSONAL MATTERS Evening Post, Volume XCIX, Issue 11, 13 January 1920

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