October 26: The juvenile and adolescent of today is causing leaders of thought throughout New Zealand no little concern, and many a grey-haired thinker has shaken his head with not altogether unjustified pessimism of late months, and asked of the community at large, "Quo vadis?
September 6: A disastrous fire, which accomplished the complete destruction of the stewards' stand at the Wingatui racecourse, occurred on Saturday.
JAN 6: Remarkably successful results in the treatment of cancer are being obtained at the London Hospital, Whitechapel, by the "Dual Method" of applying X-rays.
APR 22: "There's rosemary for you: that's for remembrance," says Ophelia in "Hamlet". But the returned soldiers have adopted the red poppy of the fields of Flanders, and none can say that it not very appropriate.
FEB 3: The Meat Export Control Bill, making provision for the establishment of the meat pool, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Vice-Regal Message this evening.
June 3: After making over 30 trips yesterday, the Avro aeroplane on the foreshore at South Dunedin was compelled to make a forced descent, the first so far in the history of flying in Dunedin.
WELLINGTON: The Minister of Public Health (the Hon. C. J. Parr) has received an interesting report for the year ended March 31 last regarding the administration of the Division of Dental Hygiene.
May, 30: A few days ago we published - incautiously as it would now seem - some particulars concerning large potatoes and we have since received information from many quarters respecting other large potatoes, together with samples from a few. It is evident that we have very prominently raised the big potato issue.
April 12: Representatives of all the Jewish emigration bureaus in Central Europe met recently on the border between Poland and Czecho-Slovakia, and adopted a programme to provide for the rush of Jews to Palestine.
May, 25: Yesterday afternoon the Prince of Wales attended the first public reception which was held in his honour in Dunedin, the occasion being the civic welcome in the Octagon reserve.
May, 29: The efficacy of flogging as a deterrent of crime has been long discussed. The last word on the subject remains to be said for the reason that absolute proof on one side or the other is impossible.
May, 18: Signor Marconi, the pioneer of wireless communication, has been presenting a marvellous forecast of human triumphs over time and space in the very near future.
January, 15: As the cabled messages now definitely apprise us, the final ratification of the Peace Treaty, or perhaps, to speak more correctly, the formal interchange of ratifications between the Allies and Germany, took place at Paris on January 10.
LONDON: There is no doubt that the Shaw, Savill, and Albion liner Tokomaru, bound to Havre and London from New Zealand, was torpedoed by a submarine in accordance with the German admiral's threat to destroy British mercantile shipping, whether in accordance with the hitherto accepted rules of warfare or not.
LONDON, May 2: The Evening Standard says the fortune of war has at last given the Australians and New Zealanders their turn, and they are making the best use of it.
April, 1: The intimation that a considerable number of volunteers are required to make up the quota of infantry from Otago for the Sixth Reinforcements is one which should make a direct appeal to the young men of the provincial district.
JAN 6: "The fond mother, instead of looking at the coming bride- groom's banking account, should have a look at his insurance policy, which will tell her something of his history, and give her an idea as to whether he is the man to be the father of her daughter's children," said Dr Slaughter, lecturing at the Victoria University on the science of eugenics, which seeks to educate the people to adopt a method of careful selection in marriage, with a view to the improvement of the race.
FEB 11: The announcement that the government had decided, without any apparent reason, to remove the searchlight which forms part of the defence works at Taiaroa Heads to Auckland or Wellington was viewed with a good deal of seriousness locally, and the opinion expressed was that to take away such an important part of the system of harbour defence would practically nullify the utility or effectiveness of the scheme as a whole.
JAN 5: The Union Steam Ship Company received word last evening that the S.S. Waikare had struck a rock in Dusky Sound at noon.
June, 24: The Presbyterian community, and not the Presbyterian community alone, but the entire community as well, is to be congratulated upon the completion, in its present form at least, of Knox College, the dedication of which took place yesterday.