Lord Jellicoe welcomed

The oil wells at Moturoa, near New Plymouth, which so far have not come up to expectations. -...
The oil wells at Moturoa, near New Plymouth, which so far have not come up to expectations. - Otago Witness, 12.9.1919.
The sun shone forth brightly yesterday morning on a city which was gaily bedecked with flags in honour of the visit of Lord Jellicoe, Admiral of the Fleet.

From every public and commercial building, and from the flagpole in the Triangle, banners and national emblems floated out their welcome on the breeze, conveying their feeling of loyal affection to the illustrious sailor himself and signifying admiration for the arm of the service to which he belongs. In the morning the Admiral had no official business to engage his attention. Along with his party he lunched with Dr and Mrs H. Lindo Ferguson, and at 3 o'clock he attended the civic reception which was held in his honour in the Kensington Drill Hall. An hour later he favoured the junior members of the Navy League with an address in His Majesty's Theatre, and no doubt his visit to this city will form the topic of innumerable historical lectures and essays. At the conclusion of this function the Admiral and his party were guests of Lady Allen at tea at her residence, and, after the dining at Fernhill Club, they attended the boxing tournament in His Majesty's Theatre. The handling of the large crowd and the ushering of the ladies to seats ``where they would be sure to see the Admiral'' was capably carried out by several members of the Peace Celebrations Committee. None of the gatherings held in the Kensington Drill Hall during the progress of the peace celebrations surpassed in enthusiasm the civic reception which was accorded Lord Jellicoe yesterday afternoon. The hall was crowded in all parts with considerably over 6000 persons, and the stage, decorated with palms, greenery, and cinerarias from the Botanic Gardens, presented a most attractive appearance.

Better staffed schools advocated

In the Legislative Council yesterday the Hon. D. T. Fleming had something to say about education. He urged that it was time that school teachers were paid as well as workers in other branches of the public service. How were the schools to be suitably staffed, he asked, unless the present handicaps upon the teachers were removed? Before the schools could be staffed as they ought to be staffed and the classes reduced as they ought to be reduced greater inducements to enter the profession must be offered. There was at present a considerable amount of discontent among teachers on account of the slowness of promotion and the smallness of the salaries. He contended that it was desirable for the inspectors to devote their time chiefly to assisting teachers in the smaller schools instead of visiting schools that were known to be doing excellent work and to be capable of continuing that work without the assistance of the inspectors' visit.

Well-preserved oysters

On opening an unlabelled tin found in his outhouse the other day, a resident of Bluff chanced to come upon oysters preserved nine years ago by Mr T. Crocket (reports the Bluff Press). Notwithstanding their period of confinement, the preserved bivalves smelt fresh and looked healthy. A sample taste was made by the discoverer, and he found them so appetising that he called for bread and butter, and disregarding his wife's expostulations he ate the lot, and now avers that the flavour of the preserved oyster is superior to the fresh product. - ODT, 10.9.1919

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