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PERSONAL ITEMS

VICEREGAL.

Government House, Wellington, July 29. This evening her Excellency Lady Newall visited the Y.W.C.A. Gaiety Club on the occasion of the club's birthday dance. July 30. Their Excellencies the GovernorGeneral arid Lady Newall attended Divine Service at St. Luke's Church, Wadestown, this morning. July 31. This morning his Excellency the Governor-General received the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal L. M. Isitt. Her Excellency Lady Newall opened the meeting of the Dominion' V.A.D. Council of the New Zealand Red-Cross Society. • ■ \

The council' of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry elected Dr. W. P. Evans, professor emeritus of Canterbury University College, as an honorary fellow, the first to receive that distinction. Dr. Evans commenced his university course with an entrance scholarship, later winning a senior scholarship, and completed his M.A. with first-class honours. Further study on the Continent brought him the degree of Ph. D. (Giessen). In 1904 he was appointed to the chair of Chemistry at Canterbury University College, from which position he retired in 1922. He was elected fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1930, awarded the Hector Medal in 1931, and held the post of president of the Royal Society of New Zealand in 1937----38. At present he is on the council of the society and on the University Senate. He was foundation president of the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry, and served on the membership committee till his retirement in May this year.

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PERSONAL ITEMS, Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 26, 31 July 1944

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PERSONAL ITEMS Evening Post, Volume CXXXVIII, Issue 26, 31 July 1944

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