Clay target champs in city

Competitors at the clay pigeon shooting championship at Dunedin. — Otago Witness, 8.8.1922
Competitors at the clay pigeon shooting championship at Dunedin. — Otago Witness, 8.8.1922
The New Zealand Gun Club Association continued its clay pigeon shooting competitions at Tahuna Park yesterday in perfect  weather. 

The shooting was well up to the average, but, in a general way, the local men did not make a good showing. Sport was started with a £1 sweepstake match of 15 birds, and Messrs B. Clinch, A. King, and W. Peck brought down all their birds. With 15 kills they divided  the stake. The championship event produced 21 competitors, and 21 birds were sent up at a distance of 18 yards from the shooters.  Mr A. Dobson, of Auckland, only made one miss, and annexed the medal, being closely followed by Messrs G. Turner, and W. Peck,  with 19 birds each. Then came Messrs Hughes, Orlowski, and Frampton with 18 birds each. At the conclusion of the championship match the president of the New Zealand Gun Club Association, Mr T. Parker, presented Mr Dobson with the championship medal,  remarking that it was the third time he had performed the same office. They had, he said, enjoyed the shooting very much, and he  thought the Dunedin Gun Club would be satisfied that its members had shot very well. There had been about 23 competitors taking  part in the matches during the past two days.


Broadcasting body founded

A meeting of those interested in the formation of the Otago Radio Association was held in the Social Hall of the Octagon Theatre last night. Mr J. Loudon presided over an attendance which betokened the extraordinary interest that the advent of a practical measure  of wireless telephony and the prospect of broadcasting by that means has aroused. Touching on the useful service which the society might render, Professor Jack said he knew from offers which he had received that the musical societies were willing to give their  services so that people in the backblocks might enjoy their concerts. Broadcasting stations, he suggested, might send out music, lectures, time signals, and market and weather reports. He referred to the scientific work which might be accomplished, suggesting  the establishment of a library and a workshop, and expressed the opinion that the association would lead to wider interests in life for  all its members. He was heartily thanked for his attendance and address. 


Columba College progresses

The annual report of Columba College was submitted by the Rev Professor Davies to Dunedin Presbytery yesterday morning. From its foundation in 1916 the college has steadily progressed. This is evident in the following extract from the principal’s report to the  board:

"Throughout the year the work of the college has been proceeding steadily. For the first term there were 70 pupils in the primary  department, 86 in the secondary department. It is gratifying to know that our examination results for 1921 were very good indeed.  Our girls are receiving a sound religious instruction, and at the same time their intellectual and physical requirements are most  carefully considered. In the college home each girl is trained in housecraft, for we realise the importance of educating girls so they  they may know how to live. During the year many seniors joined the membership of their various churches. Dux girls willingly lend  their aid to the many deserving causes that are brought under their notice."  

ODT, 2.8.1922