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Public telephone at Port Chalmers
Touching the question of a better telephone service between Port Chalmers and the City, the following telegram has been received by Mr J.M. Dickson MP from the Honourable E.P. Lee on behalf of the Postmaster-general:
‘‘In reference to your telegram of the 7th supporting the request of the Mayor of Port Chalmers that a coin in the slot telephone be installed without delay to provide for communication with Dunedin between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., I have the honour to inform you that authority has been given for the installation of a slot telephone as desired.The charge will be 6d per call.’’
Toffee entrepreneur dies
Famous through the toffee which bears his name, Mr John Mackintosh died at Halifax while sitting at the bedside of his sick wife. Originally our factory operative, Mr McIntosh, who was 51, began to manufacture toffee when 21. He made it in a pan on the kitchen fire and his customers were the children of the neighbourhood. By commercial acumen and extensive and clever advertising he built up a business that is known throughout the greater part of the world.
Soldiers’ fiancees depart Britain
The steamer Mahana is taking 1000 girls to New Zealand, most of whom became engaged to New Zealand soldiers during the stay of the men in Britain. The New Zealand office is receiving a great number of applicants for passages for immigrants. The passenger accommodation is fully booked to September.
— ODT, 16.5.20.