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The above committee held a special meeting yesterday, presided over by tho Rev. i. G: Gumming. The Town Clerk forwarded plans prepared by the city engineer of proposed additional sports grounds on the Town Belt, and asked if the association would be prepared to grant a subsidy if the council pat these works in hand. The total cost would be about £715.—1t was decided to reply that the committee could not entertain the proposition) ab the present timet because they stood committed to assist certain other works that had stood over pending finance) being satisfactorily arranged, but that when new undertakings were being considered at a late; date these applications would be considered on their merits. The Chairman explained that 12 men were at present employed on the'corporation reserve at Flagstaff 5 38 at the Ocean Drive; and 64 at the Leith retaining wall; the total disbursement for wages up to date having been £2,348 3s sd. lie was glad to be able to aay. as the result of careful inquiry, that all the married jnen among tho unemployed had now been

proVided -with work. A 8 for tho single men-; they had 'been told with extreme frankness that tlio committee had no work for thorn, but must take themselves out of town in search of it if they needed it; and the hint had evidently been taken by them. On adjourning for a month over the holidays it was agreed by acclamation to record on the minutes the committee'* appreciation of the tactful and successful manner in which the Rev. Mr dimming had discharged the heavy duties that had fallen on him during tho "last three months, not only as tho medium of communication between the committee and applicants for work and for assistance, but as tho executive' officer of tho association in both branches of operations. A similar vote was recorded to Mr J. L. S. Wright for the zeal with which he had discharged his duties as hnn. secretary.

OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION. Tho hon. treasurers of the Otago Patriotic and General Welfare Association acknowledge tho rccoipt of the following donations to the fund : Previously acknowledged £21,653 15 11 Palmerston Patriotic 'Committee Aimdn 12 16 0

A Denotes Great Britain and Ireland Fund, b Denotes Belgian Fund, c Denotes Local Relief, jj Denotes Expeditionary Force Fund. The total of the local patriotic funds to date is £44,055 14s Bd.

John Moss — 0 10 0 0 Mrs J. C. Sinclair ... _. 0 5 5 0 Win. Duke c 5 0 0 1). .K. Tvory ~. i; 5 0 0 .15. S. Irwin ... ... ... c 5 0 0 C .1*. Butterwcrth c 5 0 0 Geo. Todd ... — ••• V, 5 0 0 W. Stevenson ... _ _ 0 3 0 0 B. U. Hooper ... .« ... c 2 0 0 11. ,S. Stokes c 2 0 0 G. H. .Blackwood / c 2 0 0 G. M'Mullan ... -. ». (.: 2 0 0 C. it. Cha-pmau ... ... i: 1 1 0 A. E. Adam u 1 0 0 Klla Stonart and .Molly Crow© B 0 2 6 Employees J. Speight and Co. (18th contribution) c 10 0 0 Collected at service- held by Council of Christian Churches u 4 12 7 City Council employees, Caversham (8th contribution) c 1 5 0 St. Leonards School, surplus prize fund ... c 3 6 6 Cromwell 1'atriotic Committee a and b 81 8 7 Southland Patriotic Committee j> 221 17 9 Street collection. December 19 ... B 97 9 4 Albany Street School ... It 26 1 0 Lillo "flolmes II 2 0 0 Kaikorai schoolboy 11 0 5 0 "Sympathiser" 11 0 5 0 "Anonymous" 15 11 0 0 Mosigief Patriotic- Committee A and i! 220 0 0 "St. Alatthew's" u 5 17 6 " Citizen," monthly contribution n 1 0 0 " Citizen's Wife," monthly contribution n 0 S 0 £22,406 13 8

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UNEMPLOYMENT., Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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UNEMPLOYMENT. Issue 15683, 23 December 1914

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