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SUMNER RIPPLES.

[Froii Our Corresfondext,] THE SOLDIERS. Recent advice states that Major Wain is being invalided home, and that Chaplain-Major Powell has arrived at his destination. Cable advice also states that Ser- ■ goaut Jack Halligan, the son of Mrs Halligan, of Rock Villa; is now in England, studying for a commission in England. \ Sergeant Roy Johnson has now sufficiently recovered from appendicitis io be able to perform light dispensing work _at AA'alton-on-Thames, \ ’lt is witii dee)) regret that a record is made of the death of Lieutenant L. Phipps-Black, the only son of Mr and Mrs Black, of Nay land Street. THE TRAMWAY COPPER TRAIL. Tho executive controlling the Sum-ncr-Rcdclitfs effort, met during the week, Air G. AV. C. Smithson presiding over a good attendance. Tickets were distributed for tho coming concert; arrangements wore made to sell “Buffs” at the Friday open air concert in the Square; and a largo number.of coils were distributed amongst members, one of whom reported having disposed <1 over £l6 worth. With 'tho capable assistance of the honorary secretary, Mr G. A. Alexander, the committee Pas made a splendid start, and intend, to put up a sporting effort for a decent position at the finish. Help is expected from Heathcoto at the end of the month, and there is every possibility of Lyttelton also assisting to secure a good record for tho Buff tickets • PATRIOTIC CONCERT. Taking advantage of the, offer made by tlie Central Committee, the Sum-ner-Rcdcliffs Committee is arranging for a concert in aid of tho “Buff Tickets,” an August 21. The programme, which will bo given by “ The Red Tri’l 1 . 1 .?* 05 '" 1 will include dances by Miss R. AAilumg, Scotch impersonations -and songs by “Jock Martin,” and a variety of clever items by the company itself. Tho proceeds, through the Copper Trail medium, will bo forwarded to the Lady Liverpool Fund, and a packed house is expected.. THE BAND OB v HOPE. ' The Town Hall was well filled for tho meeting of tho Band of Hope, Mr J. W. Pate presiding. Once more an excel- 1 lent programme was submitted by the children, each item bearing evidence of painstaking training. In tho course of the evening, an address was delivered by the Rev R. A. Moore, and the “Tramway Copper Trail” song was sung, tho latter bringing in twelve shillings’ worth of pennies. The following contributed to tho evening’s entertainment :—Jack and Donald Wilson, duct; Molly Aburn. recitation; Lyla Veal, song; Little Girls, song; Alice. Peterson, recitation; Boys, song; Kathleen ’Thomas, recitation; Jacky Ycale, song; Edna. Ilislop, Airs AVost and Nora Jones, recitations; Girls, song, “Oh, Ala Babbie ” ; Isabel Bates, Dorothy Alexander and Leila Venle, concerted item; Eileen Thomas, dance; Dora Lawson, recitation; Basil and Irene Sexton, pianoforte duct ; Jeffrey Dawo, recitation; Tyndnl Partridge and Betty Ladd, dialogue; Big Girls, Japanese than Song; Alnx Roberts and Dorothy Alexander, recitations. LADIES’ MINIATURE RIFLE CLUB. In spite of severely wintry weather, only one “ shoot ” has been postponed by the members of tho Ladies’ Miniature Rifle Club. Trophies provided by the club have been won by Airs G. W. 0. Smithson, Airs Bardloy, Airs Marquet and Aliss Al’Ewen, all four ladies putting on good scores. A goldmounted fountain pen. given by Mrs G. White, of Alonck’s Bay, is being competed for, and a special prize has been offered for competition by Air H. C. Jamieson. Altogether, despite the severe weather, and the activities of all the members in tho Rod Cross and Lady Liverpool work, the little club is flourishing under the direction of its able officers, Airs Smithson, Aliss Rutherford, Aliss AVood and Alajor Foster. COUNCIL NOTES. At its last meeting the Alayor stated that the borough was to be congratulated upon the way the first section of the Metric installation had been erected, lb had come through the trying period of the recent sterna exceedingly well. Councillor T. AVhitfielcl drew attention te the growing custom of residents to throw 7 garden refuse on to the streets and vacant areas. The council decided to write to certain offenders. A gift of trees for decorative nurposos, was received from Air Sinclair of .Scarborough, the council recordin o7 its thanks for the same. 0

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SUMNER RIPPLES. Star, Issue 12393, 10 August 1918

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