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OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION.

EMPLOYMENT AND RELIEF COMMITTEE. The Rev. F. G. Gumming presided over a meeting of the .Employment and Relief Committee of the Patriotic anti Welfare Assoriation this afternoon. The, report, submitted was the same as that' dealt with at, the executive meeting on Monday, except with respect to a;i application by tito men engaged on the Ocean Drive, for similar treatment to that accorded the, men engaged on the Leith wall work—viz.. a, grant of two days’ pay in connection with the. Christmas recess. —Mr -L •!. Clark moved that the executive he rernnnnended that the request bo granted, and this was carried unanimously. Mr R. (filkison wrote asking lor nine months’ leave of absence as a, member of the. committee,, as he had gone to Samoa, with the relief contingent.—Mr T. Somerville moved that the, committee's high appreciation of Mr Gilkiton's devotion to King ami country bo placed on record.--Nine months’ leave was granted, An application for assistance for his wife was received from a man now with the reinforcements.—The Chairman raid this case had already been dealt with. In reply to Mr Loudon. Mr Kellftt said that,, so far as carpenters and joiners wore concerned, there was no unemployment,. Tho activity at i'orl Chalmers was responsible for this. It was decided to hold the next meeting of the committee on February 19.

The following X.C.O.s left for Trentham this morning : Fainveather, Greig, Haro.x, .\[.'Donald, and I’inei, Tim employees of tin,' Corporation Gasworks assembled in strength Ja.-fc night to bid good-bye to Mr F. Horrid;* (assistant on the engineering Half), who is leaving to join the reinforcements. Mr [I linger ford referred to tho os teem in which Mr ITorricks was held by his fellows, and their appreciation of his action in volunteering. The Chairman of the Gas Committer, (t'r •I. J. Clark) presented Mr UornVks, on behalf of the employees at- the. gasworks, with a safety razor, a wristlet watch, and n money belt. The recipient suitably responded. The gathering was a m-cs;. .enthusiastic one.

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OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION., Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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OTAGO PATRIOTIC AND GENERAL WELFARE ASSOCIATION. Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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