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RESTORATION WORK

RECOGNITION FOR HELPERS

(By Telegraph.—Press Association.) HASTINGS, 9th February. Th'c Hawkcs Bay Education Board's decision that open-air classes will be resumed nt the various schools in. and ibout Hastings on Monday morning has Vind a beneficial effect on the feelings of the womenfolk, and has been gladly welcomed. Major W. A. G. Penlington said that uniformed police would be in power in the residential area until the nerves of the people had settled down. He added

that excellent work had been done by his force. of pickets and impromptu police, the greater part of whom wore ox-service men and ex-Territorials. Some form of recognition of their services should be given, and he suggested that when they disbanded preference should be given them when calling on employees for rebuilding and clearing. As an alternative, he suggested that they be given pay or-some form of gratuity. ■ Mr. L. J. Campbell, of the Public Works Department, reported that he had complete authority to' undertake the clearing of debris from the streets. A start had been made, and 120 men selected locally from the unemployed. He would work in co-operation with the committee and eliminate any possibility of overlapping. A registration committee was formed to see that every man in the borough capable of doing work had offered his services. At the present time the policy of the committee was to give no food unless it was earned by participation in relief works. Such is the spirit among the men'of the town, however, that the need for such a regulation is almost super-

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RESTORATION WORK, Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 34, 10 February 1931

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RESTORATION WORK Evening Post, Volume CXI, Issue 34, 10 February 1931

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