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A social was held at Mertoii iael night in the schoolroom to celebrate the conversion of the butter factory into that, of ohecscmaking. premises belong to the Taieri and Peninsula Milk Supply Company. The following represented the company : —Messrs W. Nicolson (director), AE. Jioisscl (general manager), and C. C. C-apell (factory manager). Mr Allan was in. tho chair, and in opening the proceedings congratulated tho Taieri and l'eoiiirttifii. (.'ompany on their enter[> in converting their factory to the production of cheese, this paying tho farmer better than any other, and ho wa« sure that everything in connection with the factory would bo a success. He thought, from the farmers' point of view, everyone would do their share, and at the end of tho year they wouldsliow a good result. Mr Nicolson, speaking in response to the chairman's invitation, apologised for the absence of Mr A. MTarlane (chairman of directors). He was euro that if Mx MTarlane had received the invitation before he had gone away he would have been present. He congratulated tho Merton people on their enterprise, as it would greatly enhance their monthly cherjucs. He was, sorry to hear of Mr Scotfs illness, and trusteed that he would bo able to get about again. Messrs Oapell and Beissel also gave short, crisp speeches. Mr E. P. M.P., also addressed tho meeting, closing with a stirring appeal on behalf of the Belgian fund, which will benefit by about £lO. Mr Herd then gave a good outline of the history of tho company. Musical items were contributed by Mesdames Morv\f-. Kermavd, M'Leod, and Harwood Sla-svs- Ifcakrr, Eager, 3/oore, and Morton.

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MERTON DAIRY FACTORY, Evening Star, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914

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MERTON DAIRY FACTORY Evening Star, Issue 15665, 2 December 1914