About 40 members and friends of the j St. KiMa Methodist/ Church anil .Sunday | School paid a surprise visit to the hum. j of Mr K. Aslin. St. Clair, last night, for 1 the purpose of nut-king a presentation t< I him. Air Aslin is one of the founders of the church in St. Kilda. and since the in I riigurat-ion of the cause there some 15 : rears ago has heen a most indefatigable wnrlar. during which time, among other activities, he has been the superintendent of the Monday school. It was in this particular sqhern of work that Mr Asli.; was most vaJ./M. and the subscribers 1 the gifts felt that he could not he allowed to sever his conm t'.rn with the srhoowithout somo tangible n ■ ogii’n.t-o boiu ; made. The chief spokesman for Mv donors was the Mayor of the City (Mr -I i B. Shaddock), who was the circuit stew ard of the Cargill Bond Church when th St. Kilda. extension was made, ami wh. has many times since given evidence < his concern for its welfare. Mr Shack lock sn.id that he could speak with authority of the r,oal and energy of Mr Aslin’--work in the St. Kilda Church and Sunday School, add was pleased that he had an oft night from Ids civic duties to bo there to make the presentation. He oongralu hated Mr Aslm on enjoying the esteem of so many friends and well-wishers, and trusted that ho would hud other avenues for his Christian work. Mr W. Kemp ton followed in similar stiain. and added tha* he spoke for all in wishing .Mr and Mrs Aslin many years yet of happiness and usefulness,' mid that they would live to see their children following in their footsteps. The customary chorus was then heartily given, followed with cheers. The gifts consisted of an oak hall seat (with nc. inscribed silver plate! and an oak liower stand, the latter article being specially for Mrs Aslin. Mr Aslin, in replying, spoke modestly vet feelingly, and said he did not need the presents t-o remind him of the happy times spent at Bt. Kihia-. lu his daily walks he met this hoy o:/ girl and that voung man or young woman, and he had the joy of knowing that by his guidance and the help of God he had been instrumental in placing their feel in the righteous track in winch they were then walking. They were his rewards. A pleasant evening was spent around ■he piano, tile while Mr and Mrs Aslin hospitably entertained their visitors, songs were given by Misses Philpotl and Bennett, Messrs Armitage, Cooper, and dole: recitations by Miss Heather Snij/'e ind Stan. Walker; a violin solo hy Mr ; George Black ; a piano duet by Mia: | Aimitage and Mr J. Walker; and last, j nil hy no means least, items by several j alented members of the Aslin family, of whom the eldest daughter played the j iceonipaniiiienls. The happy gathering . dosed with the usual patriotic songs and renewed thanks to the host, and hostess [ur t-haii- lioiauta 1 itj .
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PRESENTATION, Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914
PRESENTATION Evening Star, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914
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