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\Good wo.-k done by Mrs. Pinfold, of Karori, wife of the Rev. Dr. J. T. Pinfold, on behalf of Belgian refugees during the war has resulted in her being awarded the medal of "Elizabeth, Queen of Belgium." Early in the war Mrs. Pinfold, who was then at Kaikorai, Dmiedin ma-da an appeal throughout New Zealand for clothing.- for the Belgian refugees in England. This appeal met with a prompt response. Mrs Pin fold controlled the work until it ' crew to such proportions that it was taken over by the Overseas Club. . The clothes large shipments of which were sent to England, were found most welcome King Albert of Belgium, through the local Consul, has no.v acknowledged the services of the originator of the- move merit by presenting her with a valuable symbol of good work done on behalf of his subjects. c

The reception given at the Y.W.C.A. yesterday afternoon was a very pleasant and sociable affair. Miss Ella MacNeil, national secretary for China, was the guest of honour, and many members of the association weie glad to have ai. opportunity of meeting her. Mrs. M'Clay and Mrs. Corkill received the guesws, and after tea had be«n servea, Mis= MacNeil gave an interesting account of some of the work which is being carried on in China. Miss Mac Noil urged the necessity for an international outlook upon th<j. difficult questions of tbj> day. To get to know the outlook .'

another country, to learn something of the people, its history, its experience at the hands of other nations, was one step of the way towards internationalism. When she first %vent to China six yeum ago she found herself amongst several other nationalities-'-Americani German, Swedish^ etc.—and she found that slie had to .listen to some very candid crili-ci-sn'. of the British lion, claws and all. These people had lived in China .for years, they had seen the policy of England and FraiK-e in/the East—and, said Misa MacNeil, that policy was not a satisfactory one. Miss MacNeil spoke regretfully of the attitude taken up by many British people towards highly-edu-cated, well-bred Chinese, and said the .Chinese people were trying hard to understand the white races and their Teaeons for wishing to exclude them from their countries, and it was well for us to try and ]ea.m as much as possible of the Chinese. One of the greatest tesis oF their work came to them when the Chinese learnt for the first time that Shantung had beeri given secretry to Japan by the Allies in return for Japanese aid during the war, and when they heard their efforts on the Allies' behalf ridicule!. Regarding themselves as deceived, betray ci, and fooled in the eyes of the whole world, the Chinese were very bitter, and time after time in their work among the people the breaking point of their relations seemed to have been reached. The spirit of Christianity, however, triumphed, and held them together because they faced matters honestly with themselves and-«with the people with whom they wore in contact. The policy of the Y.W.C.A. was to make the association Chinese, and have the work done by Chinese students and gradaally eliminate ttie Europeans. Great things w>-»> hoped for in the future if the work was well supported. Miss MaoNieil 1 was heartily thanked for her address. -

A useful hint to women gardeners is given in i-ha Auckland Star. Glycerine diluted with water, it is stated, not only softens and whitens the hands, but removes the eir'th stains which are so disfiguring.

Yesterday afternoon St. James's Church, Lower Hutt, waa beautifully decorated on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Elizabeth Rathbone, youngest daughter of the late Mrs. Rathbone, of "Charnwood," Lower Hutt, to Mr. Robert T. Macniven, only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Macniven, of Havelock North, Hawkes Bay. The Rev. A. L. Hansell performed the wedding ceremony. Mr. H. W. Rathbone, brother of the bride, gave her away, her handsome gown being of Brussels lace over shell pink georgette, the foundation being white satin. Sprays of orange blossom ornamented the corsage and swathed belt, and a circlet of these mingled with white heather fastened the tulle wedding veil. The bridal bouquet was of pale pink carnations, roses, and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaids, Misses Jessie Rathbone and Ethel Macniven, were in pale pink and lavender taffetas respectively, made with, fitted skirts and crossover bodices, the folds passing through floral rings at the waist. Their black hats were trimmed to match the frocks, and their bouquets harmonised also. Little May Chesney also attended the bride, in a petal-fashion frock of palest blue taffetas, with a wreath of pale pink and blue forget-me-note. Mr. J. Sims, of Christchurch, was the best man, and Mr. Lockhead, also of Ohristchurch, was the groomsman. Miss Muriel Rathbone, sister of the bride, held a reception at "Charnwood" after the ceremony, when many relatives and friends were present. Among these were : Mrs. Arthur Warburton (sister of the bride), Mrs. H. W. Rathbono .(Hawkee Bay), Mr., Mrs., and Miss Macniven, Mrs. ; M. Rathbone, Colonel and Mrs. Ones-'----ney, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mrs. and the Misses Barraud, Mr. and Mrs. Hoggard, Mrs. and Miss Parsons, Mise Shand (Christchurch), Mr. and' Mrs. B. Mowbray, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Broderick, Messrs. A. and E. Warburton, Mitchell (Pahiatua), and many others. The bride's travelling costume was of henna satin-face cloth, braided and finished with fur. Her mole-colour-ed hat had touches of henna, and she also wore a handsome fur coat.

A pleasant social gatheri^'- of teachers and p.upils took place at Hataitai School to bid farewell to one of the staff, Miss Clifford, who was leaving to be married. Mr. Kean (headmaster), on behalf of those present, wished her all future happiness, and one of the pupils. Marjorie, Combs, presented her with two silver and .donltonware cake dishes and silver salad servers. Afternoon tea was then served, and the gathering dispersed with the', singing of "She's a Jolly Good Fellow" and hearty cheers.

A marriage celebrated yesterday at St. John's Presbyterian Church, Willis-street, was that of Miss Eileen M'lnnes, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Hupgins, of Upper Hutt, and Mr. A. J. Edwards, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Edwards, of Ngapuhi Station, Kaikohe, Bay of Islands. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Gibb. The bride, who was -iveri away by her uncle (Mr. R. A. Wright, M.P.), was in blue satin,with an overdress of ninon, trimmed with rosebuds and silver. Her blue Ttet was trimmed with silver leaves. The bridesmaids were Miss Muriel Barnard (cousin of the bride) and Miss Molly Edwards (sister of the bridegroom). The former wore a frock of mauve georgette, trimmed with black silk fringe, while the latter was in pink satin and georgette. Both bridesmaids woro black picture hats, and carried shower bouquets. Mr. A. W. Edwards, fun. (brother of the bridegroom) and Mr. K. L. Usmav (cousin of the bride) were respectively best man and .srroomsmun. A reception was subsequently held at Dustin's tea-rooms, after which, Mr. and Mrs. Edwards left by motor for the North, the lattor's travelling costume being of biwn crepe-de-chine and hat to match. Thjs bride's mother received tho guests, and wore grey crepe-de-chine.

A successful children's concert was recently .given in the Presbyterian. Schoolroom, 'Johnsonville, the object being to supplement the funds for the purpose of equipping a gymnasium for the young people. The items were very ably rendered,-, and well deserved the appreciation they received. Master Mildenhall played the overtures; songs were contributed by Misses Betty Sloane, Katie and Ethel Jones, Tui Cording, Rere Thompson, Elsie Braithwaite, and Masters Monty and Athol Robertson. Recitations were given by Miss Betty Menaxd (of Wellington), Rere Thompson, and Elsie Braithwaite; dances by Miss Mary M'Cristol, Tui Cording, Edna Bramley, I and Helen Watt. The proceedings concluded with a, sketch, entitled "Cousins From Town," in which the following took part: Eda Bramley, Helen Watt, Monty and Athol Bobertson, ' Jack Moore, and Lorimer Thompson. The Rev. Mr. Shaw occupied the chair. Tho proceeds of the entertainment amounted to £6 7s 6d. Lady Rodwell, wife of the Governor of Fiji, arrived in Auckland by the Makura, and is accompanied by her childreii"^ Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Stewart have taken the residence of Mrs. Molyneux, Hobson-street, for a term. Mrs. W. Wynyard and the Misses Wynyard, of Devonport, are visiting Wellington. Mrs. Copping, of Auckland, is visiting her parents, Mr. and j\lrs. Andrews, of Overton-terrace, Hataitai. Mr. and Mrs. C. Elgar (Feathereton) were among the'passengers by the Mamma yesterday. Mrs. Wilfred Williams (Wanganui) has returned from a visit to England. Mrs. Barnicoat (Wellington) is visiting her v daughter, Mrs. Watt, at Wanganui. The Girls' Club of the W.N.R. will be glad of contributions of flowers for the usual decoration of tho soldiers' graves on Saturday. These may be left at the Pioneer Club, Lambton-quay, or at the Returned Soldiers' Club. The marriage of Mrs. R. Baume, widow of the late Mr. F. E. Baume, M.P., to Mr. E. W. Kane, Clerk of the House of Representatives, takes place in Auckland to-day.

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WOMEN IN PRINT, Evening Post, Volume CI, Issue 100, 28 April 1921

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