Anzac Day whole holiday wanted

Messrs C. Capell (Balclutha), D. Sinclair (Waitati), W. Chisnell (Christchurch) and F. Truscott ...
Messrs C. Capell (Balclutha), D. Sinclair (Waitati), W. Chisnell (Christchurch) and F. Truscott (Christchurch), who divided the stakes, each with the possible number of points, at the Dunedin Gun Club’s Carnival live pigeon-shooting competition. — Otago Witness, 17.2.1920.
The question of the perpetual fitting observance of April 25 as Anzac Day was raised at the meeting of the Returned Soldiers’ Association Committee last night by Mr C. M’Lean. 

Mr M’Lean moved: "That we reaffirm our demand to have Anzac Day, April 25, declared a whole holiday, and that the Prime Minister be communicated with and asked to do his utmost to have this done, a copy of this resolution to be sent to Headquarters and their co-operation urged."  Mr Calvert, who seconded the motion, said this was the only day the soldiers claimed.  It was the day when the New Zealand Forces first came into real action.   If it fell on a Sunday, as it did this year, that would, of course, be a close holiday in any case.  The day should be observed as an absolutely close holiday like Christmas Day or Good Friday.  They did not want a holiday that could be made a sort of carnival day, but a day in which we could commemorate each in his own way the men who fell at Anzac.  It would be a travesty of the idea to divert it to the nearest Monday and make it part of an extended week-end.  Mr M’Crae said he was very glad the matter had been brought up, and agreed that the demand to make it merely an extra week-end holiday should be resisted.  It should be the 25th that should be celebrated apart from the day of the week on which it fell.  Mr Calvert said that the Law Society had already decided to hold Anzac Day as a holiday on April 26. The association wished to make it clear that they did not wish any other day than the 25th to be observed.  No doubt the Law Society had chosen the 26th in this case to avoid the Sunday.  The motion was unanimously carried.

Home appliance display

Labour-saving devices make for comfort and happiness in a home. This is recognised by the officers and committee of the Otago Women’s Club, who have organised for this week a display of labour-saving appliances.  Leading firms in the city, alive to the fact that in making a display before over 500 members they are appealing to many potential buyers, have freely responded to the invitation to forward suitable articles from their stocks. Amongst the articles which have attracted general attention, as being simple and effective, are a vacuum washer, a bucket and mop with strainer, a moveable handle capable of being attached to any saucepan or pot, a vegetable strainer similarly usable, a dish-washer, a milk boiler, and a jar-wrench.  It was remarked that most of the articles are reasonable in price.  On Friday the George Street Ironmongery Co. will give a practical display of fruit preserving, and Messrs Turnbull and Jones a display of electrical appliances at work.

Live pigeon shoot held

Under the auspices of the Dunedin Gun Club, gunmen from all the principal centres of New Zealand assembled at Forbury Park yesterday to compete in a 17-round  live pigeon match handicap for a prize of 200sovs.  A feature of the contests was the fine shooting by such men as C. Capell, A. L. Byrne, and D. Sinclair, all Otago men, against men of the calibre of Duncan Fraser, J. P. Hughes, Woolven E. P. Graham, and W. King.  Some of the shooters missed their first bird and took advantage of the conditions governing the contest and ‘‘starred’’, which means that they paid an extra fee of 32s 6d, and thus were enabled to have a second shot if they missed their first bird. — ODT, 11.2.1920

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