WOMEN IN PRINT.
Sir Charles and Lady Campbell have returned to Christchurcli from Wellington. •■•■•■■ ■•• ' :■■■ : S Miss Rita Craeroft' Wilson - (Christ-, church) is visiting Wellington. Miss A. Candy (Canterbury College) is visiting Wellington^' Mr. and Mrs. W. Rowe and Miss Howe have returned to Eastbourne, from the" North. <■;-.: ;..-• .•••-:■ . Mrs. Owen Baker (Cashmere; Chris'tctmrch).'is .'the guest of Mrs. Currie, Wellington. ■ ...'•': ..' Miss' Bieknell, Director ,o£ Nursing has returned from the ;South. Mr. and Mrs. G. Clarkson, Christc [lurch, ara visiting .Wellington^ Miss Hilda Taylor, at present on the staff of-Queen- Margaret College, has been appointed.physical and sports mistress at the. Of ago -Girls,', High School. Mr. and Mrs. Cunimings and family of Ngaio, have left oil amotor trip to' Taupo and Rotorua. "■" '■ Dr. and Mrs. P. F. .M'Evedy have returned;from a visit to the South. Miss Joyce Taylor, of Mangatainoka, and Miss. Dorothy Dayi'es, of Pongaroa "are at Day's. Bay, ■Wellington, where they are the guests'of Mrs. Rowlands. Mrs. :Shailer;.Weston;and Miss Ward have been'motoring in the North. Miss N. Hawkins, "Wellington, is the guest of Mrs. Collins, New Plymouth. Miss Hunter, Wellington, is visiting Ohakune. - : " Many will be interested, to hear of the progress made by! .the.. Returned Soldiers' Association in connection with the queen competition for the coming Military' Tattoo and Pageant.- The R.S.A." embarked on" a rather ambitious project, to arouse interest in all parts of the city arid suburbs, therefore its plans have taken rather,longer to mature than those-.or" "the other organisations; However,. ; these are going capitally now, and a' very enthusiastic meeting^ was; -held .'recently at the R.S.A. Rooms, BraMon street; when the following candidates for.. the honours of queen and ladies-in-waiting were announeed-rr-Miss'Murael Clarke (Newtown and Melrose)., Sliss Olive Wiffen and Miss Jeanne Norton (Wadestown and Thornddn), Miss'-Blackniore' and Miss Lottie Rastall (Kelburn, Northland, and Karori), Miss ; Edith Lewis (Lyall Bay and Kilbirnie), Miss. East (Seatoun and 'Miramar), -Miss Annie, Rubenstein (Brooklyn), Mrs. ; Eleanor Hempton and Sister V/ M. K. MacLean (City.and Mount Victoria). East-bourne-and PoriruS,: will'also be represented, but:tHe names of the respective candidates ; are not yet available. Several of the candidates have had a number of priv.gje entertainments, with very gratifying results, and ii number of others are planned for the near future, including three concerts to be held at Northland,•Karori, and Kelburn, in the interests of Miss Bastall. It has been announced. T?y the cpminiftee of the Returned Soldiers' Association Pageant Queen.organisation: that all committees have agreed that-tie queen of the group of candidates: will:be the "lady who polls most votes from-the public. ;'■
News hag been received by the Wellington branch' of the Red Cross Society that twenty .students, representing twelve countries,! as well as seven students from' other societies, have entered fpr the internationar nursing' The special qualified -Object wpcourse . course. The ipecial object; of this c mSespread organisation is. to pre« poro qualifisdv' jiuraes for executive and teaching ' positions in con-, nection- with health nursing activities of all kinds' for adults and-"-'children, State and municipal. The course is held at Bedford College, London, and is of ten months' duration. The successful competitors have, a diploma of nursing conferred; -upon them: Since' the inauguration of this fine instructive course the Red Cross has bought a property close to; the college, Manchester House, which has been renovated and furnished comfortably and suitably as a home for the nurses while in London. In 1924,. the New Zealand Health Department sent Miss Moore as a candidate, and since then Sisters A. E. Kirkpatrick aad Nurse ■ Doris - Christian have. taken, advantage .^..tle^traiiiinjg^iid-afe 1 now. embarked -pnMei|J;Cross ; work-in Canterbury and Otago.V; The ;valueof this estra training to nurses who are qualified by former'training to. take !the fullest- advantage of the facilities : for further study;.and> experience is obvious, and; the-.whple effort ; is greatly beneficent to the; peopjes of the countries where... these nurses take up work.
For niiie' years," a girl pupil of !the Hornby,^school, Ina . M'Donald, has' walked ip school and back to her home daily without, a, .break,-the distance being three miles, says the. Christchurch "Press." In. appreciation of the remarkably regular attendance of this pupil the Canterbury Education Board decided" to send' her a framed certificate. .-■" ■--.-.■ --.'.'.;
A Press Association' message from London states ' that forty professional dancing teachers were seated in a West End studio before a telephone, when, with startling .clearness, came the words: "New .-York here, Arthur Murray speaking.' Get ready for lesson." It was a £50 dancing lesson in the new American, ballroom craze over the trans-Atlantic radio telephone, and was so clear.that those! in.-the room overheard the telephone and . gramophone music -with • which the directions wore accompanied. An American voice went on outlining every successive movement, .while a.'pupil. o f Santos Casani, the famous Charleston, .exponent, moved obediently, over the .floor, bending and straightening the knees with rhythmical precision. At the end of six minutes, or £30. worth of the lesson, the pupil had mastered the intricate steps.
An extraordinarily interesting experiment has'ended'in ißussia with the"' passing' of the new marriage laws by the All Eussian/.Executive Committee to come, into operation on Ist January says "Time and Tide." A year ago new laws were proposed, vehemently opposed, and postponed until the country had had time, to consider them. Since then six thousand and more debates have be6n held'in different 1 villages; lectures, meetings, and demonstrations of every kind have occurred,' and the accumulated result has been; reflected m back to the Executive Committee, The spectacle of a country considering through public debates radical changes ln the structure of its social life is always mteresting, but marriage ha S _been for so many years sacrosanct in Western Europe that tlTe possibility of unprejudiced discussion is almost unthinkable Some ,of the results in iC sia are also of curious significance The towns were for the loosening of the marriage tie; the villages for° tightenvifna ' n % Wn r°gaiid°a the indients Thp -tllC Si"S Of thoir : parpeople do not believe so. That, Comrades, to too muchi'. <3oite y .«
Attention" is drawn by advertisement to a meeting to be held at the Brooklyn school this evening at 8 o'clock, when all interested in the candidate of Miss Eubenstein, one of the candidates for the Returned Soldiers' Association queen competition, are asked to attend. The nomination : is, for Brooklyn, Mprnington, and' Vogeltown, and..'.'diggers" are particularly asked to come .along and support their candidate,. as well as ladies and the general public.
The Eeverend Mother, and Sisters of Mercy at the St. Joseph-s Orphanage, Upper Hutt/ desire to ' convey•' sincere thanks to the friends (donors and helpers) who were responsible for such a joyful Yuletide and' Christmas Tree for the hundreds of little orphans. They desire particularly to thank the Commercial Travellers' Club for the -usual generous donation, also "Father and Mother Christmas," the' local town band, and the. Mayor, Sir Joseph and Lady' Ward) • and Mesdanies Macarthy Eeid and Butter, and everyone who assisted in any way to make the fete, such a memorable success. The engagement is announced of Hilda Phyllis, eldest daughter, of Mr.-, and Mrs. H. C. W. Bliek, Hataitai, to Oscar George, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Johnson, Oriental parade.; Hostesses for the week at -the Com--muuity Club -will be as follow: —This evening, Wellington Suburban Nursing Division; Tuesday, Mrs. Mahoney; Wednesday, -Mrs.W. D. James; Thursday, Mrs. E. C. Cooper; Friday, Mrs. Pow; Monday, Miss-Ellison. One of the Wealthiest movements of this year has been the revolt'"expressed by a few .influential thinkers . against authoritarian mothods in education. Education, should be,- as Professor Laski observed'to a recent meeting in the provinces, ''a preparation for intellectual scepticism." .It js. job of ten the. imposition of- an accumulation, .of "facts" upon the human-brain, either directed towards a clear grasp of what it. is considered that the end of national life, ought to be, or directed towards nothing in particular except a general tendency to accept existing conclusions, says a writer in "Time and Tide." The situation was' admirably epitomised by Dr. W. H. Moberly, "ViceChancellor of the University of Manchester; at a meeting of teachers. Dr. Moberly had been struck by the parallel j between Greek education and English education of to-day; and by the-lesson Which we might learn from the" great controversy between tha Sophists on the one hand, and Plato and Aristotle on the other. The Sophists claimed to turn out successful and virtuous peopio. Socrates, in Plato's dialogue "Protagoras," began to question, not only what virtue meant, -but 'what sophism meant. We are in great need of teach-' era .who will challenge conventional definitions, and the authority of "public opinion." Nothing could be more salutary tsan the influence of a Socrates who would make ub reconsider the fundamental bases of our political life, and set us again wondering what we mean by virtue, wisdom, and political justice. ..''.' " As salads are'particularly acceptable at present, the following recipe will be .of interest:—Trimj wash, and slice finely a bunch pf. small turnip radishes;; wash and shred a lettuce'finely;'if eiefv-" ing. tho heart. Peel ana cut half a ! cucumber into, smull '■ c,u.ije.g, Peel a cooked beetroot and cut it into cubes also. Eub a shallow'salad bowl with a cut dove of garlic, and arrange the four kinds of saladings ih wedge-shaped sections in the bowl. The radishes and beetroot- should"!ace, as should the cuxumber ana - lettuce;: Mix, two' tablespoonfuls of salad ■ oil: and; one table-' I spoonful of;.vinegar"-with salt and pepper, and, sprinkle a Httle over each section of vegetables. Divide the sections with a^line of stiff mayonnaiso put through a forcer, garnish the centre with the . heart of the lettuce, and sprinkle a little finely-chopped parsley over each portion of salad. • The "at home" arranged at Fort-. •Dorset for Saturday afternoon went.off very successfully; and the ■■ committee ivas kept exceedingly busy with, afternoon tea, ices, and soft drinks for the many people' who Among those who were assisting in the interest of Miss Eileen. Norwood were Mrs. J. Abel, Mrs. Parton, Mrs. Calder, Mrs. Symon, Mrs. Mainland/ Mrs. J. W. Brown, Mrs. J. Wright, Mrs. M'Lellan, Mrs. M'Vicar, Mrs. Hortpn,-; • Norwood, I. Searle, JF. George, and others, ■■ ... ' •... ... ,-■. .; .A good; notion for preventing a; disagreeable happening is mentioned in an exchange as follows:—"For some people the joy of sleeping with windows flung wide open on summer nights is spoilt by the moths and various stinging insects which fly in and out of -the bedroom and by their continual buzzing' render restful sleep '■ impossible. This annoyance can be easily remedied, however, by fixing each evening over the space .created by the. open window a temporary curtain of coarse net, which permits the free entrance of the sweet, night air, while excluding the disturbing insects. The curtain shouldbe cut slightly wider than the window and' long enough to cover the ■ space 1 left .when it is opened to the desired depth, narrow hems being made ,at the top and the bottom, and elastic run through i them. At night, the completed curtain is stretched across the open space and attached, to the woodwork of the window by means of half a, dozen drawing pins, the elastic ensuring its- being perfectly.-, taut.- ' -.-.., . .. . : ,
A cold-supper ■ delicacy is/ mentioned in an.exchange as f olio ws:—Have you ever tried making tomato jelly? If riot ; be assured that the* experimentis worth while! The ■jelly, is as .appetising as it is pretty for a • cold-supper spread. You will want; two :p6unds"of good tomatoes, two shallots,' and a little red. popper, l"lace in a'stewparij and'boil'until quite soft. Melt about 13 sheets of the best .Trench gelatine, with a little salt. Put into the mixture, then 1 pans all through a very fine sieve, and pour off into moulds. The tomato jelly looks specially attractive with chopped aspic round.
This year the annual conference of the National Council of Women will lie held at Umstchurch, and the Provincial Council Chambers have been secured for the meetings, which will be hold m the first ..week in March (says the "Sun"). Delegates from Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Dunedin, and other centres will be present, and important subjects relating to the wolfaro of women'and children are to be discussed. Mrs. J. Cook, president of the- federated ..councils, will preside. During, their; stay in Christchurch the visitors will be' "entertained' by 'Mrs. C. A. Fraer,.; Christchurch president, and members' of the Christchurch branch.
Medical men are , expressing great concern, at the increase of. eye ailments among office and factory workers. Total 'blindness and lesser eyesight troubles are caused, the',doctors contend, by the hustle of modern life.-and the general use of artificial light. Statistics for last year show • that one out of every Oil people in England and Wales is totally blind, making 42,140 mall, whereas in 1923 the total was only 36,518. But these figures, it is stated, do not give an adequate idea of the danger, and in a few years' time the prevailing bad eyesight will be reflected in a : startling increase in: the statistics of total blindness. ; '■:■ ...
: The lead Paint Bill is occupying the-attention of women, writes a London, correspondent. -If..'- adopted, certain sections of the painting trade.will be entirely closed to women, on the ground of the danger of lead-poisoning. But, argue the women, there is no evidence which shows that women .are any more susceptible to this poison than men, and if, as some say, this is a racial poison and causes abortion, well, abortion is caused whore the father is: the poisoned person equally where it may be the mother. Regulations should be made in this trade to protect both sexe ( s from the danger, but it is an infringement of the subjects-liberty to exclude a whole group "of persons from any trade. This measure is looked upon here by many women as a grave instance of sex tyranny and injustice. The Bill can yet be amended by the House of Lords.
Miss Kathleen Hoahing, aged 23, is the first Chinese woman to pass the •solicitor's final examination in' England.Born in British. Guiana, Miss Hoahing was educated at a convent school there, and finished her education in England. Afterwards she studied for a time at-an agricultural college in ,Kent, and then became articled. Her toother was the first Chinese woman to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. Her younger sister studied.as a barrister, but' was married" before she was "called.''. ' ..'.-.' *
• It is interesting that, simultaneously with the final overthrowing of the barriers which excluded women from serving on the staff of French museums on the same terms as men> a woman has for' the first time been appointed to the permanent staff of one of the great national museums 'in England. Miss A. M. Longhurst, who is' an expert in, ivory carvings, has recently been appointed assistant curator in the department of architecture and sculpture at the Victoria arid Albert Museum, in London. It is stated that women have long held important posts in the great American, Belgian, and Dutch museums.
Miss Hilda Taylof has been appointed to the position of physical and sports mistress in the Otago - Girls-High School. Miss Taylor, who is a recent arrival from England, took her physical training course at the "University College, Beading. She is also a qualified teacher. Before coming to New Zealand she was games mistress for. three years in a girlß' school with over 300 pupils. She is at present on the staff