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King givesMEB to city woman.: Mrs. Phoebe Anderson, of Horsihm, was created a Member of the Order of the British Empire in yesterday's King's Birth day Honors list.
She received this distinction in recognition of her work for. the Wimmera Base Hospital at Horsham over many years. Mrs. Anderson has collected more than £12,000 for the hospital. Mrs. Anderson first heard the news early yesterday morning as she was having breakfast in bed, Her son-in-law, Mr, S. L. An "erson, heard the announcement on the radio aind went up to tell her. Mrs. Anderson yesterday tool the "Times" that she. felt it was a great honor and quite un expected. "I had no idea of the honor that was to hbe conferred on me, and it c?ne as a shock, or' rather, a great surprise," nhIe snid, Huldnirds of telegrams and congratulations poured Into the fCommerelal Hotel ?ll day follow. Ing the annoncement. Mrs. An 'l.rsorn is I k' widlow of tUl frnmlc licensee of thq Commercihl'Hlotel, AMr. James Anderson, From early 'In the morning till late evening, ninny friends visit ed her to extend their congratula. tions onl receiving the honor. 40 YEARS TO CHARITY, Affectionately known to trn vellers from . all parts of the Commonweallli, Mrs. Ainder son rec4ived t ll iward il re cognition of nearly '40 years' charity, work for tii Vlmmlrners Base .Hiospital. Born In Melbourne, she came to florshnnat Inh ]DO5 nd;started h? cbllectlon .for the hosptal by n.?iliting rtild 'rid:d ater"wlhen she did collecting in a horse and buggy, went farther afield to Riverside :ad other Horsham dis tricts.
Now Mrs. Andorson again walkus round on her collections in Firs brace and Wiflaon Streots, tShe has alwayti been ntereuted in charity work. and through i Ilfe time ihn felt that 11, han been worth it. "I would not give it up wVhldl I am still able to Ro it," ithe soad, !'The people havo been really wonderful. It has not been all my work for I rely on the geno rosity of the general public." Mrs. Anderson, who will be 80 next month,.has Just returned from at ten-day lioltday ln Tae mania, From 3920 to 1I25i, when te Hospital Ladles' Auxiliary , was not functioning, Mrs. Anderson collected £3,978 which was hand ed to the hospitaJ. In more recent yearn she ithn cpllected it total of £12,248 up to 1Ast'year. Mrs. Anderson Is the ynother of the famous singer, Victoria Atn dez?on, who ls in England,. The world renowned English duo, Vidtoria Anderson and Viola' M6i'rls gave a concert in lHor liAin snome time ago. SIn a telephone conversation With her daughter Victoria., .in London, yesterday morning, hot - ddughter mentioned, that he con cert tour.of thI Continent ,ian been postponed beanCurs of i.B1C, engragements.. .