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LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENGINEERS ADMONISHED

ADVICE ON CORRECT ATTIRE.

Local Government engineers were admonished at their annual dinner on Monday night for not wearing evening dress.

The critic was the Mayor of Manly (Alderman P. Nolan), who replied to the toast of local government. Engineers from nearly every suburb and shire in the State were present. Some were in dinner jackets, but the majority wore lounge suits. "I am your guest to-night," began Alderman Nolan, "and the only cri ticism I wish to offer is that I think it would be fitting to come out in a boiled shirt on occasions like this." "GLAD RAGS." A voice: We can't afford it. Alderman Nolan: If you earned the salary the engineer of Manly earns, you could afford it. Alderman Nolan said he was seri ous in suggesting that the engineers get into "glad rags" if they wished to improve their status. "After all," he added, "clothes have a wonderful influence on people. "I went so far as to suggest that as Mayor of Manly I should make my self a little more ornamental." A voice: Why not a little lipstick? Alderman Nolan: I don't think that would improve me.'

CASCADE OF FOAMING LACE. He then told his audience that he had had a "cascade of foaming lace" sewn at the neck of his mayoral robes. "And, believe mc, I looked fine in this magnificent cluster of lace. "I am serious when I advise you to attend these functions in evening dress." A voice: Whacko!

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