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A very successful concert and dance was held in the Leith Valley School Hall last night. The proceeds are to be divided between the Helgian relief and the school funds. Mr E. S. Clarke (Mavor of Maori Hill) presided. The Chairman, apologised for the absence of Air J. L. Passmore, who was indisposed, bub had forwarded a donation of 10s towards the funds. Every item on the programme was enthusiastically received, t Pianoforte selections were given by Miss Fiddes and Miss Violet, Scott. The excellent manner in winch flic two dun-uses. ‘ Ft’s a Long AVay to Tipperary’ and ‘lt’s the Navy.’ were rendered by the school children reflected much credit upon the teachers (Mr Xisbet ami Miss Milne). Miss Eva Ashton and Miss Hose Harbour gave appropriate recitations, and Miss Queu Harbour evoked much applause by her quaint singing. Songs were much appreciated as rendered by Miss Ford ami Miss Reekie, and Messrs Hogg, Ik-rt Stevens, and Syme, the two latter getting hearty encores for their comic selections. * The Chairman stated that tho sad plight of the Helgian people would move a heart of stone. Alley were being slaughtered and their properties destroyed through no tault of their own. Men, women, and children were starving, and everyono. must do his utmost to help. M ith regard to school matters, he thought that the city schools were making a mistake in forgoing prizes this year. He believed in competition, but not between the sexes, and to emphasise that view ho would donate a prize of os for boys and one of os for girls attending the school, to he won only, however, by competition. Mr George Hntlor moved a vote of thanks to the performers and to the Mayor for presiding. The dance which followed, under the management of Mr Hnstie, was well attended.

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PATRIOTIC ENTERTAINMENT, Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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PATRIOTIC ENTERTAINMENT Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914