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IS THERE A SHORTAGE? In the House of Representatives yesterday afternoon, Mr Wilford read a telegram from Wavcriey to the effect that flour was being quoted at Wanganui at £ls per ton. and could not be bought at that price. The telegram added that unless something was done they would be short of bread in a few days. Mr Wilford wanted to know what the Prime Minister proposed to do to meet the situation. The Hon. W. F. Massey replied that it was true they were face to face with a shortage, but he was confident they would have enough svhrat and flour to last them until the end of the year, and it was possible then that one would have to pay a little more for flour. One miller toad informed him that he was endeavoring to secure from Amerca 1,000 tons of wheat. Ho was communicating with India and Can-da with a view to getting further supplies to overcome the shortage. Mr Buxton : “ There is not a shortage, but the holders won’t sell.” The Prime Minister said he had sold the Government wheat to the millers at the price fixed by the Commission, and the holders of wheat and flour would have to do the same. - OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELF ' RE ‘ SSOfT A TION. Tlie hon. treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General AVelfare Association acknowledge the receipt of the following donations to tlv fund

Previously acknowledged £12,217 19 9 W. T. M' 5 0 0 Ford family 0 5 0 N,/. Farmer.-:’ Union, Otago Provincial Council 900 0 0 William Shand 15 0 0 T. H. Hammond 3 3 0 “ Town Belt ” 2 2 0 J E. Smith 1 5 0 “O. M. F.” 1 0 0 Miss I. K. M’Gill 1 0 0 C. W. Hay 1 0 0 John C, Short 1 0 0 G. Findlay 1 0 0 Mrs E. Shacklock 100 0 0 Mrs John Ro-s 10 0 0 Cochrane Weir ... 5 0 0 P. Fenwick 2 2 0 M. Henderson 2 0 0 Mrs Basil Hooper 1 0 0 J. D. M'Keeimie 1 0 0 Amounts received on Trafalgar Day and previonslv acknowledged 75 0 0 Rev, iJr Waddell 2 0 0 Reid and Gray's employees (third contribution) 6 15 9 Dunedin City Council, Rodyn Ward employees first contriuulion) 4 10 0 £13,359 2 6

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WHEAT AND FLOUR, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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WHEAT AND FLOUR Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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