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• , St. 'Francis's Hall never' looked -Better than it:, did last night when the'third annual ball of .the Shipping- Officers' iTUild was; held.'.-.The' committee outdid jlself in v the decorative scheme, and the iinal result was extremely charming ' From the sides of the Hall, to a white ' Iramework in the .centre were suspended long streamers of purple, orange, and:: champagne,: which predominated in, the' colour scheme.. Around the central chan- • deher were set numbers of rainbow-lmfed • globes and inside the' framework paper hats and balloons 'were hidden and re-' leased during one of the dances; The rautica^ finish appropriate to the occasion was ' furnished hy port and' starboard lights on the end wall and underneath the house flags •of the various shipping companies. ■ • Str earners '.were m" evidence, on-all tHe .walk, and the orchestra- >yas^well. enclosed in a s'iipilar' manner. Alcoves were arranged in tlie corners, and lycopdoium entwined"in the _ wofk, the whole extending an invitation'which few could resist between • the;,dances..... .The lounge, with spftlyshadecL' lights, thick' carpets, ' and "easy chairs, was-equally ,'popular'; Down in .the' supper-room it was ', evident that much, care had also been lavished' on; tho ' decoration; and- the tables looked wery pretty jwitH' greenery' arid\spring' flowers., The floor was excellent; the music extraordinarily . good, the night not- too warm, and the ballroom- was well-filled all tho evening by over 150 couples, who' seemed to. be enjoying themselves thoroughly. ; There was, claret-cup served during ,the ; .eveningy ■ and later a wellserved supper,, and altogether there "was" not "'a' "hitch, in the arrangements. Last evening's function was • certainly 'one of the mast successful balls ■ held in Wellington for some time. T,he chaperoris\were: Mrs. .D. A. Aiken, in black iace over heliotrope satin;' Mrs. A. D.' Bayf eildj 'black taffetas' with blue embroideries ; Mrs; .W. A.'. Kennedy, black /satin. with;xoya'-i .blue- beaded'embrpidery; Mrs.: J-H.'O: Bond- black, with, -touches of royal blue; Mrs. C. M. Tur-i-eli, brown, marocain . draped, with gold iace arid sash'-of gold 7 tissue; Mrs." W. Wallis, black,-: Mrs. E.-V.-Bevanand. Mrs.. deGruchy. .The.'committs'/who carried out the arrangements comprised Mrs. Campbell, who \was' wearing ■ silver tissue'piped'with royal blue and finished v.ith ai' swathe and -ends of royal blue tulle; J.Miss. Carroll, /blue and silver' .-frock-;.. Miss O'Connell,, green,frock with rainbow sash; Miss Arcus, vieux rose georgette, with silver trimming; Miss ;Hill,, .Messrs. A. D. -BayfeikL: Gj*R, : Booth, ;.E.; :Chatlton,;:Jl:;:S..; Crawiord','A. H.: Etching, J. r A.; >-Laing^:G.-! H.: Normari, and the honorary secretory, Mr.' W. A. Smith.: Those present included:' Miss,Cracroft, rose pink android frbek;' Miss M. Griffin, rust velvet;. Miss Simp- ■ son, black satin .with r lace overdress • Miss, Douglas, mauve taffeta; Miss. B. Emerson, helitrope sa;tin; Mr. and Mrs. C. Smallborie, the latter iii cerise eatin - -Miss 'Stewart," black''and-"gold-"'Mrs. Keith, Ki'rkcaJdie,",black with beaded embroideries; -Mrs. Bush, blue and silver frock.; Mrs. E: Kenendy, primrose tissue with overdress of sjlk gauze; Mrs.'* Longuet, ajlricbfriiarocain;- Mrs. "Neal, I,ale. pink draped, with lace.;; Miss. Gas- - goii:ge, , and- silvev frock ■-'Mrs. Bowen, pink taffetas; Miss "Pownall vrlyat frock'in contrasting brawns; Miss Wearier,-gold tissue aud lace, and hcv sister in heliotrope.; Miss.;Lawson, bluo .taffeta, sliot with silver;. Miss Boyle pink'- georgette beaded with silver: Miss Buckeridge, . white marocain ' trimmed -with fur: Mrs. West, black and silver fiock; Mrs. Chndley, black satin 'and| lace; ...Miss.. Mackenzie, Vblack, marocain I and lace frock; Miss 'E.1-.Simpson., black satin with lace overdress;. Mrs. B. Brown black with steel embroideries;'; Mrs.' Ay! A. Smith, Miss .Ward,.. Miss AitkenvlMr* and.Mrs..Horton, Messrs. D.' A.-Aitken' Bond, Bevan, de Gruchy, Captain Ohudley, C..M^Turrell'i;\Y;.;Wallis, Longuet, Wheeler,, Nealej , Barnett, ', Captain Mac-; fiido'e, and .many, others. •""""■

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SHIPPING OFFICERS' BALL, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 41, 16 August 1924

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SHIPPING OFFICERS' BALL Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 41, 16 August 1924