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THEFT OF TOOLS

YOUNG MAN FINED

For the theft of tools valued at £3 4s 6d, the property of Mr. C. D. M. Upton, Francis Rui Gay, aged 18, was ■ fined £5 by Mr. A. M. Goulding, S.M., in the Lower Hutt Court yesterday. Sergeant J. W. McHolm stated that ; Gay stole the tools from Mr. Upton's : workroom and. sold them in Welling- '. ton for £1. At first he denied the theft, but later admitted it. All the tools hacl been recovered and only an ' apron was missing. Gay, who was one of a family of ten, has been in trouble ■ before. Mr. C, R. Barrett stated that Gay ; had lived an hpnest life for two and a half years. This offence would not .have been committed had he been in permanent work. He had previously had permission to go to Mr. Upton's yard for wood. . Some of the money had gone *to his mother. He had a position on a farm to go to. Gay was ordered to refund £ 1 to the second-hand dealer to whom he sold ; the tools and pay 4s 6d to Mr- Upton. On two charges of theft Gay was convicted and discharged, one charge being of the theft of an iron plane valued at 15s and the other.the theft of carpenter's tools of a total value of £1 1213 6d. COUNCIL ADJOURNS THEATRE WORKERS' DISPUTE After disagreement on wages and annual holidays the front of the house (theatre) workers' dispute in Conciliation Council was adjourned until October 18. Following the refusal of the employers to consider the inclusion of sporting bodies in the parties, a special sitting of the council will probably be arranged to make a separate award for these. Though the wages of workers on performance rates were not agreed to, assessors representing both parties decided upon a minimum weekly wage of £4 10s for, adult males employed as attendants in picture theatres, and £2 6s for youths and females. The Canterbury, Marlborough, Wellington, and Taranaki industrial districts were agreed upon as the scope of the award. LOWER HUTT COURT Cases in the Lower Hutt Court yesterday were dealt with by Mr. A. M. Goulding, S.M. Raymond Keith O'Riley was fined £2 and costs for driving a motor-car without due care and attention. Thomas William Bognuda was fined £1 and costs for not having a driver's licence. Failure to give way to a vehicle approaching from the right at an intersection cost Robert Fort Sisson 30s and costs. FOLK DANCE AND SONG . ♦ . Something of English village gaiety was captured during the last evening of the British Music Society Song Group, when a team of dancers reproduced Morris and other folk dances. Miss Hilda Taylor, herself one of the Sheffield team of dancers, entertained with a very interesting talk on these old dances and their music. Assisting her was a group of students from the Teachers' Training College, Kelburn. who gave a series of folk dances from handkerchief to intricate sword dancing. Prior to Miss Taylor's talk, the following members of the song group provided a programme of British folk songs: Mrs. Nicholls. Misses Gilpin, Lewis, Perry, Potter, Brooks, Hitchings, and Mr. Bonifant. The accompanists were Mrs. Gibson j Foster and Mr. Clement Howe.

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THEFT OF TOOLS Evening Post, Volume CXXVI, Issue 79, 30 September 1938

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