WOMEN IN PRINT. (Evening Post, 04 June 1920)

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women in print wellington women who wish to exipress their interest in-the very sore subject the high cost of living are asked to do so by attending the meeting to be held this evening at the town hall under the auspices of the returned soldiers association and the women national council as there is likely to be a large attendance it would be as well to go in good time eich speech given will be informative on the subjects which are of sue immense importance to women at the present juncture and will be botli brief and interesting a particularlyinteresting and success ful occasion was the social and dance arranged by the early settlers association at the masonic hall those who took part in the recent pageant held during the prince of walk visit were present and people had an opportunity during a grand march of seeing the quaint old-world costumes many o f which were excellently carried put pokebonnets and crinolines scarves and sandals recalled the pictures of grandmothers while the men costumes reminded the onlooker of the punchpictures of the 60e and 70sunbeautiful to the ideas of to-day without doubt captain cook major vine and mr wakefjeld mr wilson were the mcs arid carried out their duties well ajnid added much to the pleasure of the occasion messrs d mkayandw a edwards were tlfc join secretaries and are to be congratulatedon the successof their work songs and recitations wra enjoyed as well as dancing among the performers being mrs parsons mr symes and fanner baysh supper was served in the adjoining room and was of excellent quality among the many guests present were the president mr jenkinson and mr jenkinson mrs edwards mrs mkay mrs moore mrs evatt mrs keay-brown mrs liarlij senior mrs wilson mia brown mrs marmont and others the king birthday was kept in extremely happy remembrance at the wellington bowling club pavilion when many members and friends were present at the invitation of the president mr t ballanger and the vice-president mr m carr about twenty euchre tables were set out and the games were very closely contested and interesting prizewinners included mrs bowden first mrs gooder second mr markham consolation mrs gooder first mrs rennie second mrs hamilton consolation mr ballinger presented the prizes which were greatly admired after a delicious supper had been handed round the floor was cleared and damping took place to the music of cowley orchestra the billiard-room was well patronised and every part of the building and balconies were decorated with flags flowers and comfortable furniture mrs carr miss ballinger and mr tasker secretary assisted in looking after the guests and the occasion was a thoroughly successful and enjoyablo one the marriage of miss ethel a m bowden only daughter of mr and mrs a w bowden to mr w j little eldest son of mr and mrs j little both of fetone took pdace at tho baptist church petone the rev e parry performed the ceremony the bride who was given away ty her father wore a dressi of cream orepc-de-chine ah veil arranged in mob-cap fashion she carried a pretty bouquet of maidenhair fern white chrysanthemums and roses the bridesmaid miss esca powell wore pale blue orepe de-chine and hat to match and earned a bouquet of pink roses a-kdi maidenhair fern the service was fully choral mrs piper playing the wed-cfing march a reception was subsequently bold nt-the hproe oi the bride parents many friends and relatives attending later mr and mrs little left by motor for wailcanae the latter travelling in a navy costume and white veloui hat the distinction of being a dame commander of the 08 e has been conferred on madame clara butt for ungrudging patriotic service during the var miss meriel talhot who is known to victoria leaguers in new zealand has been raised fromthe rank of companion tp-jjame her work in organising the women land army is said to have been specially good--asshe not only created a land service but ijt dxiced the women of tha villages to go back to work in the fields a dame commandershjp has alstf been bestowed upon miss sophia gertrude winz of the royal sailors rest at portsmouth miss winz was associated with jjame agues weston for many years before the death of the latter and still carries on in the same spirit as that of tho founder visr countess rhondda is another to receive the honour aiid ladies oliver and codrington the economic independence of wornen is being urged in many directionsand is becoming one of the special jsiibjejcts of the day a writer in the leader quotes a letter she has received from a woman-who is feeling the situation nearly intolerable she had a goodsized family and suffered much in health through motherhood in tier early mar ried days there 1 was a struggle to make ends meet and she seconqed her husband efforts in every way possible now v says the writer the struggle is overfor him but he finds no reason foreasing things for his wife and eventhe children have to work beyond their strength the wife remarks that she has never known since she married what it was to have lto do what she liked with and has corrie to the conchision that the only way to meat such cases which are common enough is to have a law whereby the wifeis paid for the work she does at home she concluded by urging the rational council of women to support such an economic measure with theutmost vigour the fact is that there are both wasteful wives and stingy husbands peyhaps a fail-suggestion would be that a man must allocate so much of his income to his wife but that he cannot be held reaponsible for her personal debts if she is proved to be a selfish extravagant woman the following items of interest are sent by the london correspondent of the post madame kosina buckman is in london again and has appeared at cqveryt garden as nail by isidora de lara the setting and the dresses are very beautiful and there is a delightful dance in a moorish cafe hut somehow theopera has not yet gripped london the rev a t w law curate of rivenhall witham essex has volum teered for work in melanesia and bis offer has been accepted he vvijl leave england about the middle of jung anqther worker for melanesia who is going out very soon js mr george warren he will be accompanied by his wife who is a trained nurse during the greater parf pf thp war mr warren served with tlie australian medical corps he hag spent three terms at st augustines college canterbury the rev p p askew vicar of st marks wellington is still adding to his list of special war trophies which are to be used in the decoration and beautification of the proposed military chapel of st george tlie latest addition to an already valuable collection of flags is the union jack which flew over new zealand headquarters in egyt it has been presented by general bir archibald hurray a reception will be held at thepioneer club on monday afternoon at three three oclock in honour ol lad birdwbod members of the club are asked to accept this notification and attend the reqeption in good numbers mr-and mrs coleridge are leaving tonight for a visit to christchurch miss vogel who has been visiting wellington has returned to sydney en route for a trip to japan mrs a w rutherford and miss j rutherford of mendip hills lea-ve by the sydney steamer this afternoon on atrip to australia t mrs l gorton of feilding who has been visiting her sister mrs edwin has returned home mrs tilly is leaving her house in hobson-street and taking up her residence at the lower hutfc miss fraser daughter of sir william i fraser has booked her return passage by the corinthic which leaves england about the end of this month the hon mrs tahu rhodes and the hon eileen plimket are leaving christ i church shortly for england states an exchange t the engagement is announced of miss kitty dalziel daughter of mr and mrs w dalziel of ryefield masterton to mrwilfred free second son-of mr and mrs s l p free of masterton a brass association cable message from loiidon states that mr lloyd george mr a j balfour the speaker i mr j w lowther and numerous members of parliament of nil parties attended the wedding of mr bonar law daughter to general sir frederick sykes who was chief of the air staff in 1918--19 and 1 is a member of ihe imperial war cabinet the death occurred in wellington on wednesday of mrs mima tisdale pollock a much-respected resident of this city for nearly forty years mrs pollock was a daughter of the late mr henri potto a member of a distinguished frenqh family and came cut to new zealand from england her native country with her parents when she was a child mr and mrs potto landed in wellington and soon after went to wauganui where they lived for spme years and where their daughter was married to mr pollock mr and mrs pollock made their home in wellington and both died here mr pollock predeceasing his tvife by about 18 months jor the last ten years of her life mrs pollock had been an invalid prior to then she took an active part in philanthropic movements she has left two son mr w h pollock secretary of nelson moate and co and mr h p pollock of ye man an garrett wellington a daughter mrs f p morrison of newcastle new south wales and two grandchildren the funeral took place yesterday afternoon the rev a t b page of st mark church officiated at the graveside at karori the chief mourners were the deceased two sons the following from the london correspondent of the post will be special interest to those who are helping in the cause of overburdenpd mothers in wellington isome time ago a house was lent in corn wall gardens as a day nursery for the benefit of professional women who had no one with whom to leave their children the hon ethel plunket who has been superintending the riurserv says that the house is about to be sold and the work will cease at the beginning of next month she says the committee would have faced the new expense if the demand from mothers had been more i urgent of late and shestill thinks that i yomen of the professional classes need this help but the mothers have to be discovered becausethey do not blazon their difficulties abroad as proof of the fact that there still will be use for such an institution a lady who is working at a government office advertises asking i if anyone in the neighbburhood of earl t cqiut would allow her sma-11 boy of two tp share a daytime nursery in that district the plnnket day nursery has been providing meals for young children who havebeen going to school


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