Dunedin’s metal goods on sale

Exhibit for the Dominion Industrial Exhibition to be held in Auckland of metalwork for home, farm...
Exhibit for the Dominion Industrial Exhibition to be held in Auckland of metalwork for home, farm and church use made at the Methven's Works in Dunedin. — Otago Witness, 3.6.1924
Those who are building new homes, or refitting for the winter, should visit Methven’s showrooms, George street, while the big sale is in progress.

Since the opening day, many people have effected huge savings in electrical appliances, gas requisites, bathroom fittings, paints, varnishes etc. Bathrooms can be modernised at very small cost. For example, bath seats are reduced to 15 shillings; cork mats are now obtainable from 6s each; a beautiful cast iron enamelled bath, 6 feet long, that in the ordinary way would be £15, is now marked at £12 10s. Methven’s seamless copper boilers, 12 gallon size, are reduced from 36s to 27s. Other sizes similarly reduced. Methven's cast-iron boiler frame, 12 gallons, complete with cast-iron chimney, ash pan and copper boiler is a real bargain at 130s. No householder should miss this wonderful opportunity of saving money.

— Advt.

All hairdos can be alluring

When woman cuts off her hair she deliberately flouts all man’s preconceived notions as to the charm upon which he places the highest value. To flout a man’s opinions by apparent indifference to them is, of course, the quickest and surest way of arousing his interest. The natural consequence is that when he again sees woman, shorn and dewy eyed, but more alluring than ever, with a head like a graceful flower, he falls in love anew. Woman knows all these things, and a lot more besides. She knows she can keep her husband in terror and subjection by threatening at intervals to bob her hair. As a matter of fact, man only comes again into his natural birthright of a serene mind when the scissors have done the deed. From experience nothing will dissuade a woman from being shorn, once her mind has begun to toy with the subject.

She’s a hard road . . . 

The object of installing all over New Zealand Girl Guides taught on one principle, with the same ambitions and aims that their English sisters hold, is a splendid one. A girl is given three personal ideals to make her own: honour, self-respect and reliability. She learns to demand the best from herself and expects everybody else to do likewise; she learns that her body is a sacred possession, whose health she must guard jealously, and, further, she learns to be ready for any emergency. These aims in themselves are sufficient to cause an evolution if properly imbued in her. But besides these she aspires to other heights less ideal but more practical. Through a series of games she learns various lessons of usefulness. The rewards for virtue are highly prized badges: to win these she applies the knowledge learnt so easily from games to something worthwhile. After she has proved her efficiency is she rewarded for her diligence. The result is that by indirect ways and imperceptible means the girl prepares herself to be a home-maker of the first order, and learns the highest lessons of womanhood without realising that they are lessons at all.

The Girl Guide movement seems to be so splendid a system and withal so co-operative a one that it can spell nothing but good for the community. When it is firmly established here in Now Zealand, and the girls of rich and poor are included in its ranks, look for a race of perfect women!

ODT, 15.4.1924  (Compiled by Peter Dowden)