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* The managers of the Dunedin Technical College met yesterday afternoon, there be- '.' ing present Mr T. Scott (chairman), Dr ' Colquhoun, Messrs A. Burt, J. liaymes, ' A. Washer, 11. S. Menzies, T. W. Kemp- ' thorne, I). M. Mawscn, J. 11. Wilkinson, . E. F. Duthie, P. M'Kinlav, A. M'Millan, J. A. Wallace, J. MTndoe, and W. H. L. . Christie. Apologies were received for the ' absence of Messrs G. M. Thomson and G. C. Israel. ' It was resolved to forward a letter to ! Mr C. R. Richardson thanking him for his ' services while a member of the board. The Appointments Committee reported y the appointment of Mr Alexander M'Fad- - s yen, of Heriot, Watt College. Edinburgh, ! "to the position of inspector in charge of • : the mechanical engineering department.— > The Chairman said that Mr M'Fadyen was ' • to leave London by the Ruahino this :' month.—The report was adopted. The Finance Committee's report was , ■' adopted.—'the Chairman said they had 5 had a successful year, and there was every ' indication that some ot the earnings would ; 5 bo available for tho liquidation of the • debt on the building. » Several increases were agreed to in tho , salaries of the staff. ; ; Tho next meeting will bo held in Feb- \ ruary. " Tho Director, in his report, stated that " tho institution during the year dealt with '. 1,481 students, of whom 1,304 attended 1 the main school. He recommended that j » tho Callander scholarships available for ' next year be allotted on the following • basis:—Engineering 3, carpentry 3, plumb- , " ing 4, domestic science 5. There was a ' demand for pupils trained in the day ' " school, and ahhough the school would not " close till Wednesday next quite a number ' ' o'f the scholars had left to take up posi- ' ' tions. Thia might bo regarded as a satisfactory indication of the nature of the \ training given in the college, but it seemed ' . to him there was a tendency on the part of parents to withdraw their children beforo 1 ; these had sufficiently mastered the course i - upon wliich they had entered.—The report j [ was adontcd. 11

THE KITCHENER WAY FEARED AT WATI OFFICE.. I RELATIONS WTTH MINISTERS. As a Cabinet Minister Earl Kitchener (writes the London correspondent of a New York niv.-.\spaper) is a constant nouree of wonderment to his colleagues. Ho an.vos at tin* council puiH-hialiy to the minute, and before the general business is opened he savii: " Gentlemen, 1 have some communications to make; perhaps we had better dispose of them first." Then he proceeds to make his conr.nunieaticns, with certain explanatory remarks for the. benefit of thofc who do not profess to understand military technicalities. The Prime Minister lind." it nece.-sary, as a rule, to 1 supplement the War Secretary's communications, and tj put i'leni in a form less like a -cnu-al givimi 'v.-ilc.- to hi. Staff than is t.mwyed by Kail KUehoiKv's manner «:' .Mi..'ech. When "the miliu'vy bu.-in.c-s is finished Earl Kiuhenyr ri-cs. and, nskiu.j: to be | excused, 'naves the t'tuii.eii Chamber. He is r.i.vly ihei-e molt- luan lo m 2J minutes. thuii;;h tl..' Council may sit for an iiour and "a-hall or two hoiuu. He took office or the under.-tanding that his responsibilities should be confined to the conduct of the war. At the War Office Earl Kitchener is very much respected and feared, but he is not | popular. He arriveu there punctually at I 9 in the morning, and except tor a Cabinet I Council, a special cons ill-it ion with the I Pl'i'.l-e Minister or ih.! Ki'lg. he dees :.,t : k-aw it until 7.30 for dinn.'.r. He raiurns | at '.' and works on until 1" rv 1 ;:• Cv« I morning, lie ex-iec'.; hi- rtalf to keep the | same h\;u; s. They do not kick at that, I but tiny d.j lee! "that a litlk' c:'ccur:i.;;c- ---| riient ,;i, tunes \vi.u!il Ik Hvlcomc. l'uiii i Karl Kitchener they get none, but any | shortcoimni ,is severely criticised. Earl '. Kitchen--:- experts every man I.) do bis ( duty—and tlii doing ol" it nuust lie its own j reward. Tiie time is one that demands a j n:.i;i of t!::.' inhuman iron type, and since I he has been ;;t the. War Office everyone in that large buiblii-g :- w..:v:-.l v.-rv !i:ud. | TI:-~ri n'.c. .' ■•:•••»! deal <>•. sy.-.v. ulatiou a> j to h..\v Karl Kitciieiicr at. the. War ( Uiice. would !ii! it i.tV with Mr Wiiif-tini Chuichj all at l!;.: .Vlmir.illy. Mr Churchill in his 'IHv'T W'.ir'--tho Khartoum campaign when lie was out as a war correspondent—severely criticised Earl Kitchener's conduct of that business in every aspect. There had been an impact of two overhearing, self-centred personalities, and the had been unpleasant. At the time Mr Churchill, rtill in the twenties, had no doubt that iic fonJd have conducted tho npeiminus far morv micc-.-;--fully than tho then Colonel Kitchener. Kitc'ncner, on bin side, bail c:;pro.-.:.ed the opinion that Chun hill was a.i unlickcd cub, and cut him off' from oliiciai facilities. No wonder that the contact, of Kitchener and Churchill in the Cabinet, controlling the allied services, wa.s watched with curiosity. Rut nothing happened. They discuss their business together, and Churchill is f(uite as able in the management of his department as Kitchener is in his. There w.ii? one moment when it looked as if there would be trouble. Lord Kitchener wished to consult Mr Churchill on some nracut matter, and sent for him. The I First I."-id cf ihe .Wlin:salt;-.' came aiross to the Yv'ev Cilice, but when leaving he gave the Minister for War to understand thai on the next occasion tho consultation would bo at the Admiralty, and &o on alternately at each cliiec. The usual proI cedure in such cases is for tho Minister desiring a consultation to fix a time when he could fee bis colkaguo at that colleague's canvenience.

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TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914

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