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PERSONAL ITEMS

VICE-REGAL,

A Press Association message fiom Dunedin states that the GdveTnorGenenil (Lord Bledisloe) loft this morning for Palmcrston and Waimati1, where lie is spending the. week-end. Lady Bledisloe's chill is. somewhat improved, but she will be unable to travel till Tuesday or Wednesday.

Messrs. G-. O. Gatehouse •(Diinciiin.)' and J. A. Walsh (Pahiatua) arc striving at the Empire Hotel.

Mr. G. S. Troup, M.A.,'who has been filling a temporary vacancy at tht> Cathedral Grammar School, Christchurch, since his return.-from France, has been appointed to the permanent, staff. f ..:'.''.'

Visitors to Wellington staying at, the Hotel St. George include. Mr. and Mrs. W. Windus (Christchurch)j Messrs. K. Hudson (Dunedin), J. Smith (Invercargill), G. Pezaro, J. _S. Emanucl, I\ Chapman, C. L. Smith (Auckland), J. M. Allan (Melbourne), and J. E. M'Kenzie (Cliriatch'ui'oh). -...

Among the guests at^ho'Grand'Hotel are Messrs. L. J. Speechlcy (Palmers,ton North), G. G. West, E. H. Andrews,. A. D. 'Patci-son :,(Christchurch), -':.V'. White (Auckland), W. O. Clayton (Canterbury), and il. ,T. Marehant. (Stratford). "•. ..'■.':'■'■'■ :':'

Mr. A. R. Cillespie, who! wm attached to the -engineering and the survey start of the Whangarei.County Council, was, according to.a northern paper, to have, left Whangarei early this, week.- lor "Wellington to enter into'private Vbusi--. ness. Mr. Gillespie was prominent iti sporting circles in Whangarei.

A pleasant gathering took place at the Dominion Laboratory, Sydney street, last week, on tlio occasion of a presentation .to Mr. W, L. Little, who has retired after 15 years' service on the staff. Mrs. Little was also present, and afternoon tea was.served. Mr, W. Donovan, Dominion Analyst, onade appreciative reference to Mr..• Little's services and to his relations with, the other workers in the laboratory, .and on behalf of the staff presented hini with a travelling rug,' and Mrs. Little with a handbag. Mr. Little, in reply-; ing, gave some reminiscences,' and thanked all present for their gifts.- ,''■

Dr. Herbert Chcsson, medical office,^, of health for the North Auckland, .district, lias retired, a-nd has been .sue: eeeded by Dr. T. J. Hughes;-officer.f of the Central Auckland'area. Dr.' Chesson was born in England "and: in 1894 took the- degrees of MBJC.S. and L.R.C.P. at St. Marys-Hospital, London. Ho then took'charge of the Bar^ row-in-Furnoss Hospital until 189 G. He accepted a position in the mental host pitals branch of the Queensland Health' Department and later came to New Zea* land. Ho was in practice •at ./Rakaia, Subsequently returning to England, where he took the public health-.course and gained the D.P.IT, degree, Dr. Chesson proceeded to Brisbane and was.ru? lieving health officer for a year. He was later medical officer in Tonga. His next appointment was with the New Zealand Government as medical superintendent at Hanmer Springs, and, following this; he went to Barotonga as health officer. His next appointment was district health officer for Wellington, and, about 1913, he was transferred to- a similar position in Canterbury. . In .1920 he was appointed health officer in Western Samoa and later came to Auckland.

News has been received that the Key. Creed-Meredith, will not be ' returning to Wanganui, having accepted the Parish of Chesunt, St. Albans, England' It is understood that tlie archdeacon, was advised by his ■doctors/that ha, should not undertake strenuous work for some time to' conic- Owing io\'thfc poor state of his health. The-parish of Chesunt was offered -to the archdeacon by Lord Salisbury.. The Rev* Creed-Meredith went to England in April to undergo an operation. On his way Home it was found" that it was necessary to operate at Port Said. It is understood that his recovery will be slow. Archdeacon Creed-Meredith was the prime mover in the formation of the New Zealand Badminton Association, and was president for two years. He won the singles and doubles titles at the first tournament, and has been runner-up on several occasions. He is president of the New Zealand Croquet Association, and has also been president of the Manawatu -Association. The archdeacon was one of the six chosen to represent New Zealand when a croquet team was sent to Australiaabout two years ago. '

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PERSONAL ITEMS Evening Post, Volume CXII, Issue 106, 31 October 1931

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