Cale wins rink champs

Caledonian Bowling Club team, winners of the Dunedin bowling centre rink championship. — Otago...
Caledonian Bowling Club team, winners of the Dunedin bowling centre rink championship. — Otago Witness, 10.6.1924
What proved to be the final game of the four-rink championship was played between the Caledonian and Taieri Clubs on Saturday afternoon, resulting in a win for the former. I say "proved" advisedly, as had Taieri been successful the competition might have gone on for several weeks. Taieri would have had to meet Dunedin, and in the event of a win for the latter the three clubs — Caledonian, Dunedin, and Taieri — would have had to commence all over again to find the winner.  Caledonian probably started favourite, and with the game, which consisted of 25 heads, well on the road to completion, held what looked like a winning lead, but Taieri players came with a wet sail in the concluding stages, and the game provided one of the most exciting finishes ever witnessed in Dunedin. — by ‘Jack’

Smoking causes congestion

The Tramways Committee report read: "Instructions have been issued to the manager that in future the whole of the open part of the bogie cars is to be available for smokers at all times. At present 14 only out of the 20 seats are available for smokers, and this arrangement causes a good deal of congestion in the passage ways, particularly at the rear door." Cr Scott said that he thought this was a retrograde step. He thought the clause should be struck out. Such general smoking in a car would be obnoxious to the women passengers. Cr Shacklock seconded the amendment. He said it seemed to him a selfish proposal. Quite a number of people had made themselves slaves to My Lady Nicotine, but the average ride of a passenger was about 10 minutes, and surely he could forego the pleasure during the 10 minutes. The suggestion of Cr Scott that smoking was objectionable to women did not, however, appeal to him, because he realised that quite a number of women smoked.

Cr Clark said that the most popular seats for women on the cars were those set aside for smokers. (Laughter.) Cr MacManus opposed the amendment. Many men had only a few minutes for a smoke, say, at lunch lime. He wanted to make it clear that he was not now a smoker. Cr MacManus went on to explain that he could not now afford it. He had knocked off smoking a couple of years ago. Cr Douglas said that he remembered the time when Cr Scott was an inveterate smoker — he was worse than a smoker. — (Laughter.) So much so that he was probably compelled to give it up altogether, and that was probably why he had been converted. The amendment was lost, only Crs Scott, Hancock, and Shacklock voting for it.

Hydro lake holding up

With the reduced load the supply of water at Waipori was just about being maintained. The many economies in power and light practised by manufacturers and consumers generally had helped enormously, and the Electric Power and Light Department hoped that consumers would continue to assist, until heavy rain fell in order to lesson the inconvenience and hardship. 

Cenotaph fundraising dial

A clock face has been erected on the Stock Exchange Buildings on a level with the base of the clock tower to indicate the progress of the Mayor’s final campaign appeal, prior to the laying of the foundation stone. The dial makes provision for recording up to £10,000 — the figure it is hoped to reach — and the total amount collected will be indicated daily. — ODT, 10.4.1924

Compiled by Peter Dowden