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ALIEN IMMIGRANT

TWENACE TO COMMUNITY

UNSCRUPULOUS INTERESTS,

CONTROLLING THE SYSTEM".

(Receded 9.40 a.m.) BRISBANE, . This Day,

The report of .Mr T.'A. . Ferry, Royal . on .alien ,immigration- to .'• Queensland, says . inter , alia:, "The 'Greek rmniigraiVt is a menace'to the. >.«ommuuity in which he settles and it would be of beilelit to the State if hi? .entrance were altogether prohibited."

The Commissioner suggests, stringent

legulations in connection with admission and control of the immigrant. He adds: ''Foreign immigration appears to be largely induced and controlled by selfish and unscrupulous interests entirely outside Australia.' * A- and N.Z.

FOLK DANCING

' T.W.C.A. CONCERT. A very pleasant entertainment was 'that given by the Wliangarei Y.W.C.A. in the Y.M.C.A. Hall on Tuesday night. The hall looked gay with its folk dance sets in the specially arranged arena in , the middle of the gymnasium floor, while girls dressed in early English costumes acted as -ushers and sold programmes.

All the items proved most enjoyable. The two . duets by Mrs. Woolley and Miss Downs, selections from "Henry iVIII" and "Nell Gwynnej" were exactly in keeping with the spirit of the evening, the first selection treating the atmosphere for the song *<To a Miniature," sung very sweetly by Miss McLeod and portrayed Charmingly as a dream picture by Misses Bawden and Graham. During the solo the beautiful portrait could be seen in the background and at its conclusion she came out of her golden frame and danced a minuet with the admirer who had been kneeling at her feet. Miss Flora McKay's recitations and Mr. Burnett's song were greatly appreciated, the latter, "The Floial Danee," being an introduction to -the first folk danee sets, '' Helston Furry" and "The Triumph." These were .succeeded by one of the most popular items of the evening, the Morris jig, "Ladies' Pleasure," by Miss Hilda Taylor. This jig and the fcne danced' later, "Old Mother Oxford," were both strenuous and intricate, and Miss Taylor's excellent interpretation brought forth prolonged applause. As in the programme of May 21, Miss Doris Chalklev sang "May Day at Islington" and the <3ancers a quaint old folk song, '' The Grystai- Spring." All the old English dances were repeated and enjoy.ed, the splendid work of the Sword team making them worthy of special mention.

Much of the evening's success was due to the delightful items of Mr. «nd Mrs. Chas. Burnett. Their humorous sketch "Dick's Sister" was given at special request and kept the audience convulsed with laughter. Mrs. Burnett's song, "In an Old Fashioned Way," was sung in' character and so charmingly executed that it proyoked prolonged applause. Two encores were given, .'"The Lilac Tree" and "The Lass with the Delicate Air," both delightfully renderfed.

The concert resulted in- £7 being tak«en, and the Y.W.C.A. people are grateful to. all who helped to secure this «uecesa.

WHANGAREI FIRE BRIGADE

: The Whangarei Fire Brigade has Tjuilt up a great reputation for itself in regard to the high standard attained at its quarterly soc'al functions, and last evening that high reputation was "srell upheld, when a'dinner was provided in the Fire Station at which the •wives' and lady friend's of members of the brigade attended t - the number of •thirty or so, the total number being •About sixty. The catering was in the "hands of Mrs Griffon-mul was done on a scale that permitted no opportunity of comparing last function in that respect as not having come fully tip to the degree of merit earned by caterers on former occasions. The menu was splendid, and full justice I :was done to it by a 1! Mr Dobson J s orchestra was in attendance, and the leader also played the pianoforte accompaniments for songs contributed by Miss Chalkley arid Messrs W. J. F. Horn, Morgan and S M. Simons A recitation was contributed by Mr C. D. Mfflonev. and a reading ■ iby Mr F. W„ Reed- : : J

Mr ,W\ .Tones proposed the health of the .Fire Brigade,'-to which Mr \V. A. Carruth made a humorous response. He declared that the 1 riirade was said *to be efficient, but Henven only knew "whether it was. However, he thanked "those present, for -drinking the brigade's health "in spirit"—he explained that he meant "in the spirit." "The health of Parliament was proposed by Mr. .T. R. chairman of -the Whangarei Fire Board, who presided, and response w'fs made by Mr. A. J. Murdoch, M.P. j

Mr Dent, presented the following two-year bars for service, the total of which in every case is added: —Superintenent C. H. Chis-soll. 22 years; T. Marvin, 21 years; <T. Tremain, 19 years; ?!. Peed, 17 years; J. Reynolds, 11 years; Deputy-Superintendent F. Reynolds, 11 years; W. Reynolds, 9 years; F. Eyles, 7

years; and E. F. Streeter. 7 years. Fireman F. Anderson received a medal upon ri/»fl

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ALIEN IMMIGRANT Northern Advocate, 4 June 1925

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