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WOMEN IN PRINT

,TJie first meeting for the year of the Wellington South Nui-sing Division took place on Tnesday evening, with a good attendance. Mrs. Preston welcomed members, and the business necessary for a start wasl gone on with. Final arrangements were made for the opening dny of the cake and pie stall at the Citizeri-Soldi-ers' Carnival, the division being responsible for the opening day and evening, under the leadership of-- Mre. Osboni and Mrs. Ramsay. Parcels and donations for the stall will be received at FergTMOrt and Osborn's, Lambton-auay, at Miss Conrick's, 4, ftiddiford-street, or at No.' 9 stall. .

The newly-appointed general secretary of the Wellington Y.W.C.A., Mins R A Eosevear (Diplomatist Homo Science), was recently accorded an official welcome. Mrs. D. 0." M'Clay, president of the association, occupied the chair, and associated with her on the platform were Mrs. Luke, Mts. Pearson," Mrs. Webster (vice-presidents), .awl Mirb X.awsoA (treasurer). In h'er^ opening speech, Mrs. M'Clay warmly welcomed Miss Rosevear as general secretary, on behalf of ■ the board of directors. Speeches of welcome followed from Mrs. Luke on behalf of the citizens, Mts. Pearson (chairman, Finance Committee), Mrs. Webster (Hostel Committee), Mrs. Adams (Cafeteria Committee), Mrs. Jolly (Immigration Committee), Mrs. Bennie (Membership Committee), Mrs. Corkiil (Education Committee), Miss Doris Tolley (Girls' Council), Mass Lawson and Mifjs EMa Pair (staff)". Wo«to of appreciation of Mies Laweoii's cheerful and willing^ service as honorary secretary ivers expressed, and Miss La-weon suitably implied. Mias Rosevear'received an excellent reception when she made her reply to the cordial welcome given her. Bier remak'ks were brief and hopeful for what' the future would hold for the Wellington Association, as there was ft large field of girls yet untouched who ftould use the association, for their social, spiritual, physical, and mental development. Musical item* w«re given by Miss Clachan, Miss Fair, and Miss Martin, and a cheerj supper party terminated a very pleasant gathering.

Miss Massey and' Miss I. Clarke-John-son are visiting Mr§. Gilray at Napier.

Miss Hayes (Wellington-terrace) is leaving for a visit to Australia.

Mrs., Allen Strang (Pahnerston) is b town, and is staying at the Midland.

Miss Constance Grant, who has just arrived front Switzerland, is on a visit to Wellington, and is staying at the Royal Oaft.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarke, aflff Miss Marjorie Clarke, of Brougham-street, have left on a visit to Waitomo, Rotorua, and Auckland. *

Mrs. Patrick Maclntyre is leaving for Carterton to be present at tjje marriage of lier niece, Miss Cormack.

Miss M. Bakombe Brown is visiting friends in Auckland. >

Miss P. Kendall and Mias M. George, of Wellington, are visiting Hamilton at present. They intend t«take up V.A.D. work later at- St. George's Hospital. %Ir. and Mrs. C. A. Griffiths and their little son have returned from an extended visit to Australia. With them ca-me Mrs. Grierson, who had been to visit her daughter, Mrs. H. P. Tuckey, Africa, and who returned via Australia.

Mr. asd Mrs. W. H. Nelson (Woodville) ft-re staying at the Royal Oak. They.have oooie to town to see their daughAe. 1, Miss Constance Nelson, off to America, She is travelling with Mr. and Mrs. Lion-si Nelson, of Karori, and they expect to. be in America for some time before going on to Burop«.

Misses Shand and Bristed, of Christchurch" who are to take part in the swimming carnival here, are accompanied by -Mesdames Shand and Bristed. Th» latter will be the guest of Mrs, C. Earie during her visit; the rest of the party will stay at Barrett's Hotel. ' '

Among3t the passengers' who aTrived by the Tof ua are Mrs. A. I. Grant and 1 her daughters. Mrs. Grant was a resident of Wellington for many years..She left Nov Zealand about sixteen years ago, and has been living abroad, most of the lime in Switzerland. When war broke out, Miss Marion Grant went to France to nurse, as France was iifcsuch need of nursea. Mrs. Grant was helping the Geneva Red Cross in its work of tracing the men reported missing. Later she and her daughters were helping with the prisoners of war sent from Germany to Switzerland.

Farewell parties axe f being ,giv«n forMr. and Mrs. Carey Hill in Christchurch, the former being a very popular secretary of the Victoria League.

Mrs. Gleeson. of tie Catholic Ladies' Stall (Citizen Soldier Carnival) wishes to ask "all those who have promised dominations to the stall, to kindly leave them, addressed to her, at the office of the organiser, Mr. R. Hill, 68, Willisstreet, or at theJßoyal Tiger Hotel. Mrs. Gleeson has not been able to collect the goods, and will be obliged if they can be sent along. ,

0. A largely-attended dance took place in the Concert Chamber, Town Hall, last night, which the Civic Group of th© W.N.C. had arranged ifr aid of the Community Club for Senior Cadets and Territorials. All the arrangements ' were excellently carried ont, and Mi». D. C. Bater (president) and her. committee are to be congratulated on the success of their efforts. Hydrangeas were used with excellent effect in the decorations, and every provision was made for the comfort and pleasure of both dancers and the older folk who attended the party. Supper was set in the corridor, and decorated tastefully with vases of flowers. The music was a feature of, the dance, being particularly tuneful and good. Mrts. Bates wag the hbn. secret tary of the dance, and Mrs. J. C. Anderson the hon. treasurer. The committee included Mesdamcs" Morice, A. Seed, Spear, Middleton, M'Gowan, Dormer, Bevin, Brown, Campbell, and Wheeler. Handsome donations toward the supper w«re received from several firms and from, many friends of the promoters. Tile dance wa* Under the patronage of the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr. and Msr». J. P. Luke, and the former, in a brief and cheery speech, declared the dance open. Among those present were : • Sir Robert and Lady • Stout, Colonel Hunter, Mr. and Mrs Len Mackenzie, Mrs. and Miss Preston, Mrs. and Miss Bates,, Mrs. and Miss Matthews, also Mr. Lin (Chinese Consul), wio generously left a donation for thegood o! the cause.

The wedding of Miss Edith May Meyers, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Meyere, oi Drake-street, "Hataitai, and Captain Charles Theodore Gillespie, M.C., youngest'son of Mrs. Gillespio, ot Chapel-street, Masterton, took place at St. Peter's Church, the. Rev. T. FieldenTaylor officiating. The bvide, who was given away, by her father, wore a. charming gown of white satin veiled with georgette, and with trimming of pearl and silvei embroidery. A Court train of brocaded satin was lined with sliellpink georgette, and had true lovers' knots embroidered on the corners. The bride also wore a veil and orange blossom, and carried a shbweribou'quet of beautiful flowers. Miss Hettie Gillespie was the bridesmaid, ahd was in a pretty gown of pink georgette trimmed with hailstone ribbon, her hat and bouquet being of shades to match. Mr. Walter Meyers (N.Z.K.F.), was the best man. The bridegroom served with' the New Zealand Forces overseas,' being a Main Body man.

The wedding 'of Miss Julia Cecilia Higgins, youngest daughter of Mrs: John Biggins, Marine Parade, Niapier, I and Mr,. Charles Cockburu Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Miles, .Hobsonstreet, Wellington, took place at St. Patrick's Church, Napier, when the Rev. Father Clancy officiated. Miss Scott played the Wodding March and other aippro-priai-e music. The church was decorated with masses of lovely flowers, and presented a, charming" ap)>earanc.;, being the work of, many friends of the bride. Mr. Lawrence Miggins, of "Moteo," Puketapu, gave away' the" bride, who wore a lovely wedding robs of white georgette, with an overdress ol: old Brussels lace, interwoven with silver tissue true lovers'* knote. From her shoulder's fell a long train of embossed silver tissue. The veil of ailk net, embrodered with true lov«ra' knot* in silver, was formed into a mob cap at the head, and finished with a coronet of orange blossoms. A beautiful sheaf of white liliums took the place of the usual bouquet. The bridesmaids were Miss Madge Higgins, sister of the bride, and Miss None Martin, of Auckland. Mr. Frank Elelly was best man, and Mt. yon Tempsky K-etWe groomsman. Miss Hig•gins's frock of eu-de-rui belding taffeta-, made with a bouffant effect and finished with French posies, was worn with, a large hat of silver' straw trimmed with silver tissue ribbon and: posies. Miss 'Martin wore a delicate lavender frock of the same material with bouffant sides and posr trimming, with the front panel of the skirt a cascade of lavender tulle frills. 'Her hat to match that worn by Miss Higgins. Both bridesmaids carried a sheaf of pink tiger lilies. A large reception was given by Mrs. Biggins after- tho ceremony, among those present being Mts. Miles (Wellington) and Mrs. L'Bstrange Edwards (sister of the bride). Lst^r in the afternoon Mr. and Mns. C. Miles left for a motor tour, Mis. Miles travelling in a French grey suiting coat and skirt, faced with siavy cloth andi ornamented with n&vy stitching,*and a ravy beiver toque.

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WOMEN IN PRINT, Evening Post, Volume CI, Issue 53, 3 March 1921

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