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SALT LA"KES. The Christmas holidays passed off very quietly. ''here were no local fes tivities; consequently. most people turned their attention elsewhere. On Christmas Eve a welcome home social was tendered l'rivate Les. Ilrooksby, who returned home from the ~sir zone a few days previoui.y. Owing to the very short notice given, a number of folk who would' have liked to be present did not. receive w,,rd until too late. Mr. .J. -Ross acted as chairman to the gathering, and on behalf of the residents exten ded a right. royal welcome home to the ?'uest, u hom we were all glad to have with us once more, even if he is minus an arm. Mr. IT. Hobbs also endorsed the chairman's remarks. 3Mr. .\llan Lotty amused the gathering for some time with his comic songs. which he rendered in line style. Miss Pearl !cTlntyre also sang very nicely the song " .loan of Are," and 'Miss Grace HTobbs gave a recitation. A few dan' ces and games also helped to wile away the time until supper was ready, after which folks wended their way huomewards fully satisfied with their evening's enjotiment. I A presentation is to be made at a later date. Mir. William iHobbs received word from headquarters :quite recently to the effect that his son, Private Percy HIobbs, has been repatriated to Eng land. No word has yet been received about Reg., -who was taken. prisoner the "same day as ]Percy. They have been in different camps. however. Reg. was over near the Russian border, while Percy was at Monms.