| A wry successful enm-'Ti and dance I was held in the Leith Valley School Hall last night. The proreeds are to he divided between the Belgian relief and the school funds. .Mr L. S. Clarke l.Mnvor of Maori Midi presided. The Chairman apologised tor the absence, of Mr -1. L. f’assmoie, who was indisposed. hut. had forwarder! a. donation of It)?, towards the funds. Leery item 'on the programme was enthusiastically l received. Pianoforte selections were given hy Miss Kidde- and Miss Violet Scott. The excellent manner in which the two choruses, ‘ It’s a Long Way to Tipperary ’ and * It's the Navy.’ wejv rendered hy the school children reflected much credit upon the teachers (Mr .Vishel and Miss M.thud. .Miss Kva Ashton and Aliss Hose Harbour pave appropriate recitations, and Miss Quern Harbour evoke.) much applause hy her (plaint singing. Sings were much appreciated as rendered hy Miss Lord and Miss Heekie, and Messrs 1 loppy Bert Stevens, and Syme. the two latter getting hearty encores for their comic, selections. The Chairman stated that, the sad plight of the Belgian people would move a heart' of stone. They were living slantdtt 'red and their properties destroyed through no fault of their own. Men. women, and children wei'o starting, and cieryone must, do his nr most, io help. With regard to school matters, he thought that the city schools were making a mistake in forgoing prizes this year. Tie believed in competition, hut not. between the sexes, and to emphasise, that view he would donate a prize of ds for boys and one of As for girls attending the school, to he won only, however, hy competition. Mr George Binder moved a vote of thanks to the peiTormcrs and to the Mayor for presiding. The dance which followed, under the management of Mr Mastic, was well attended.
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PATRIOTIC ENTERTAINMENT, Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914