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The Postmaster-General (tlie Hon. J. B. Donald), who is at present in Auckland, is expected back in Wei-, lington to-morrow morning. The Minister of Health (the Hon. A. J. Stalhvorthy) is due back from Auckland to-morrow morning. Mr. Stronaeh Paterson goes South' by the Wahine this evening. Mr. C. H. Clinkard, M.P. for Rotorna, is visiting Wellington. , Mr. 11. Holland, M.P., of Christchurch, leaves Wellington this evening for the South. Mr. P. S. K. Macassey'goes South by the Wahine this evening. He returns to Wellington about 12th. January. Lieutenant-Colonel G. Brown, of Lon- ' don, arrived in Wellington yesterday by the Corinthie on a holiday visit to Hew Zealand. One of the best-known anil most popular members of the Police,Force in Wellington, .Detective-Sergeant T. Holmes, has been notified of his transfer1 to. Greymouth, Mr. R. J. Murphy will be a passenger on the Wahino for tho South this evening. He returns to Wellington on! Monday. The Mayor, Mr. G. A. Troup, in a brief message to the Deputy-Mayor, Councillor M. F.- Luokio, states that his health is considerably improved as a result of his stay and treatment at Helensville. Lieutenant-Commander V. Somerset Thomas, who arrived by the Corinthie yesterday to join the New Zealand Air Force, will take the rank of FlightLieutenant here. He was employed as pilot by the Kent Air Services in England, and had a good deal of war service. Mr. David M'Laren, .ex-Mayor of Wellington, and secretary of the Civi« League, is making a stay with his wife's relatives in Australia on his return from, a trip to the Old Country. His health has considerably improved. Mr. H. E. V. .Crawford,..of Wyld Court, Axminster, Devon, arrived.. by the Corinthie yesterday. Mr. Crawford, who has paid several previous visits to the Dominion on sporting trips, is taking a special interest on this occasion' in the Atlantic salmon of the Te Anau district. He is accompanied by Mrs. Crawford. ■ ' The death took plaeo during the present week of Mr. Edward- Charles Hall, of "Volga street, Island' Bay, a prominent Oddfellow, at the age of 37. The Late Mr. Hall was an auditor pf Wildey Lodge, Island Bay. The funeral took place yesterday at Karori, and representatives of the-B.S.A/—he was a gunner in a New Zealand battery dnring the war—fellows-employees, officers and members of his lodge, and friends attended. The services at and the graveside were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Ashworth, of Wesley Church, Island Bay, and the last rite;s of an Oddfellow were carried- out by P.G-. Bro. F. J. Jones, assisted-by lodge officers. A widow and two children' are left. ' i . .-•■•■•. Dr. J. Hosking, son of Lady Hosking, Wadestown, returned to New Zealand yesterday ,by the Cprinthie after five years' research in -organic chemistry in Holland and Switzerland. He was a student of Prof essqr Ruzicka, professor of chemistry at the University of Utrecht, Holland,; and now professor at Zurich, Switzerland. •. fir. Hosking will take up a'position in the Department of Scientific Research, under Dr. Marsden., . . ' . The death occurred at his residence, Austin terrace, on Monday, after a short illness, of Mr. S. Richardson, for many years a well-known resident of Napier. Mr. Richardson was in. his younger days prominent in musical circles in Hawkes Bay, being a member of. St. John's Cathedra] choir, Napier Choral Socioty, Sayago Club, etc., and also took a great interest in oratorio work. " He'is survived by a widow and two sous, Messrs. G. K. and C. V. Richardson, of .Wellington.1 . . ■ .-. . . . • i A Press Association inossage from Gisborne announces tho death of Mr. Cecil Albert Delautour, aged 85, one of Gisborne's earliest citizens. He was for a time Mayor of the-town. He arrived in Auckland in 1863, and went to Central Otago, where he was engaged in pastoral pursuits and journalism, becoming editor and part proprietor of the "Mount Ida Chronicle." Ho was elected to the Provincial Council -in 1874, and sat until the abolition of' the provinces. From 1876 until 1884 he represented Mount Ida in the House of Representatives, subsequently removing to the North Island. He opened & legal practice at Gisborno. For many^years he occupied many public .offices, including the presidency of the North Island Freezing Works Association. Dr. J. R. Hosking, a son of the lata Sir John Hosking, returned .to Wellington yesterday by the Corinthie after four, years', .research work ... iii. organic Europe. Dr. Hosking took the degrees of B.Sc. ~.and Ph.D. in New Zealand, his thesis incorporating tho results of research into kauri resin. When he left New Zealand he went to Holland, and became private assistant to Professor Ruzieka, professor of organic chemistry at Utrecht. Ho accompanied Professor Ruzieka to Zurich in the same capacity, and did a good deal of organic research work on resins and oils. Dr. Hosking's wife is a chemist also, and took, her D.Sc. degree' at Utrecht, , ■'

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PERSONAL ITEMS, Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 145, 17 December 1930

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PERSONAL ITEMS Evening Post, Volume CX, Issue 145, 17 December 1930