Support enlivens in good ways

 The Grants Braes Home for orphan children, in which there are 40 children who 
The Grants Braes Home for orphan children, in which there are 40 children who attend the Andersons Bay public school. — Otago Witness, 23.8.1921
The fifteenth annual report of the Presbyterian Social Service Association was presented to the Dunedin Presbytery yesterday morning by the association’s superintendent, the Rev E.A. Axelsen. "Fifteen years ago men of vision and of faith, such as Dr Cameron, Professor Hewitson, Dr Nisbet, Rev James Chisholm, and others realised the Church’s duty to social service, and as a result we have our Presbyterian Social Service Association with its four homes for young people and the Ross Home for the Aged in Dunedin, as well as our social service activities in the Juvenile Court, and throughout the province generally. Thus the vision of fifteen years ago has materialised, and to-day proclaims aloud that our church is both able and willing to do her share in the field of practical philanthropy. Over at Grant’s Braes, in their substantial and comfortable home, our girls and younger boys, 42 of them, live under the loving care of Sister Mary. During the 15 years scores of girls have left us who have been trained by Sister Mary. I donot know of a single girl who has fallen into evil ways."

Daffodils In abundance

Yesterday a party of Dunedin citizens visited Lawrence and the famous hillside at Wetherstones, overlooking the brewery of Messrs Simpson and Hart. The daffodils on the hillside are just now at their very best, presenting a sight certainly not to be equalled anywhere south of the line. In the past two years vast numbers of bulbs have been planted, with the result that the view is almost bewildering. In order to place all this beauty at the disposal of associations raising money for various charitable objects, the people of Lawrence have organised everything so perfectly that the lovely flowers are conveyed safely from the hillside directly into the hands of the volunteer vendors in Dunedin. Mr Darton, of the Lawrence School, has trained the children to gather the blooms carefully and methodically, and a great sight was presented to the visitors when the large clothes baskets were being loaded on to the lorries for conveyance to Lawrence railway station.  The kindness and generosity of Messrs Simpson and Hart, and of the Lawrence people generally, will surely bear fruit when the committee of the Karitane-Harris Hospital and Plunket Society and theirnumerous willing helpers are offering these lovely flowers to the public, and it is hoped that a considerable sum will be realised.

Army surplus auction

The auction sale of surplus military supplies was concluded yesterday, the ordnance store in St Andrew street being cleared out at the finish. The second day of the sale was not so interesting from the average man's point of view as the first, as the bulk of the articles for sale consisted of cookhouse utensils and such ware, but the possible chance of a bargain was sufficient to attract a large attendance, and most of the goods realised very fair prices. A line of handy hatchets wentfor a shilling or two each, but more was paid by the successful bidders for two or three useful-looking grindstones. There were also some basins and ladles
in aluminium, which naturally realised higher prices than the enamel. Bakers’ baskets, a few ship’s lamps, and a collection of meat and vegetable dishes and tea cans from the cookhouses filled the rest of the bill. All the articles to be sold were disposed of in quick time, and there remains now only some office equipment and stationery, which will be sold at a later date. — ODT, 5.10.1921.



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