ABOUT MEN AND WOMEN
After a holiday in the Hawkesbury dis- trict, the Minister for Health (Mr. Cann) returned to Sydney on Wednesday. t ? ♦ % We are sorry to learn of the serious ill- ness of Mr. Harry Rogers, of Forbes -street, Windsor. He had a paralytic seizure re- cently. t ?'??'* * ♦.
Mr Alf Stubbs who holds the position Of Government Inspector at Vickers' Common- wealth Steel Works, has removed to Wara- tah to reside near his work. t ?'' ??'??'? ???:.'..% Mrs. F. J. Mortley is spending a holiday in Windsor with her son. Mr. W. J. Mort- ley. She visited the recent Hawkesbury show and met many old friends.. i ? - t Rev. M. Walker, of. Windsor, has resumed duty after, a few weeks sick leave. The friends of the rev gentleman will be pleas- ed to know that he is much improved in health, X ? ' ' '? X ? ? ' ' Sergeant Mitchell, of Trangie, has been promoted from the rank of Sergeant Third Class to Sergeant Second Class. He is a native of Kurrajong, and a son of Mr. Rob- ert Mitchell, of "the beautiful hills." % * * ? X The many Windsor friends of Miss Jessie Macintosh, formerly of the teaching staff of Windsor Public School, will sympathise with her in her bereavement by the death of her mother. She passed away last week at her home in Stanmore, aged 84 years. t ' ? * t ?«* . ? .'.,?»? Rev. F.R.Todd, one time in charge of the Windsor Methodist Circuit, and who has had charge of the Methodist Church at Du- ral for the past two years, has been ap- pointed to the Kiama Circuit. Mr. and Mrs. Todd were tendered a farewell social at the Dural Church prior to their departure. . * . ? ? ? ? . % ; We received a post card, on Monday from Mr. J. C. L. Fitzpatrick, M.L.A., written from Colombo. He writes: 'Just a line to let you know that I am getting along to- wards the hub of the universe — the village of London Visiting Cairo next week.' Mr. R. Bruce Walker M.L.A., had a letter from Fitz. on Monday. . t ???;. ' *' '/?? . : t ?-?? ; ? Ald. W. J. Ross, of 'Mountain View,' Newtown, Windsor, is having a holiday at Springwood. He is staying with his bro- ther, Councillor F. G. Ross, at 'Kia,' Bat- hurst-road, who is a member of Blue Moun- tains Shire Council. Ald. Ross has been granted leave of absence by the Windsor Council until 18th May. ? x ?' '?'?'?-* ' '-' ? '?? ? t .: ?' ' ????.. We hear that Mr. E. T. Cheeseman is leaving Windsor at an early date, and his beautiful home 'Claremont' and the farm is to be sold. He is going to Bowral to re- side. Mr. Chepseman is manager of the Ho- tel Sydney, and several other hotels in the same interests, including the Palatial Ho- tel Robertson. He finds it difficult to work his various interests from Windsor. .* * ' . . ? ? X Mr. Norman J. Artis, second son of the late Alexander S. Artis and Mrs. Artis, of 'Iona,' Park-road, Bulli, who was in the Commercial Bank, Windsor, some few years ago, was married at St. Stephen's Church, Phillip-street, Sydney, on Friday afternoon, to Miss Gwendoline May Woolcott, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Woolcott, of Shire Chambers, Ballina. Mr. Artis, who has been on the relieving staff for some time past, has been appointed accountant in the Commercial Bank at Lockhart, where his future home will be. Congratulations! *# * * * Private advices from New Zealand con- vey the interesting information that Ran- dolph A. Rose, of Masterton, with J. W. M'Holm, of Lyttleton, left Wellington on Sunday, April 11, 1956, for Auckland, where they joined the Aorangi en route to Ame- rica, They were farewelled by different bodies and if good wishes will help Rose to beat Paavo Nurmi, the wonderful Finn, his task would be an easy one. It is Rose's present intention to compete in the Eng- lish championships on July 3. A proof of the enthusiasm of the New Zealand pub- lic to see that Rose and his mentor, M'Holm, should be adequately provided is the fact that £1700 was raised by shilling subscrip- tions in two or three weeks.
Messrs Joseph Hicks (President) and J. McMurtrie (Secretary) of the Blacktown Ag- ricultural Association were visitors to Haw- kesbury Show on Friday. t ?? ? ? ? * Mr. Jock Alsop, son of Mrs. Alsop, of George-street, Windsor, was in Windsor on Monday and spent the night at his mother's home. Jock is now leading a free and heal- thy life on the rolling waves. X ? . ? ' t Hearty congratulations to Sergeant Loomes, who has just been promoted from the rank of Second Class Sergeant to that of First Class, as from 1st April last. This is equivalent to the rank formerly known as Senior Sergeant. :? * ' ??? * * - Died at Meranburn, near Molong, recently, an old identity of the Hawkesbury district, . in the person of Mrs. James Gosper, aged 89 years. She was a sister of the late Reuben Greentree, of Wilberforce, and the last re- maining link of that family. x * ' ????'. t ? . Mr. J. B. Chifley, who contested the Macquarie seat against Mr A. G. Manning, M.P., at the last Federal elections, was one of a party of five who was injured in a head on collision between two motor cars while returning from a race meeting at Bathurst last week. x ? ?-???? **? x The death took place this week of Mrs. J. D. Simon, wife of the headmaster of the South Goulburn Public School. , The deceased was the only sister of Mrs. Walk- er, wife of the Rev. M. Walker, Methodist, Minister at Windsor Mrs. Walker pro- ceeded to Goulburn on receipt of the sad news. x -'v / ?*;;? : X ., . Says 'Labor Daily':— Few families can claim the unique record of that of which Rev. Chas. Dunstan, rector of Bondi, is a member. Of pioneer- stock, the great grand- father of the present generation arrived in the Hawkesbury district early in last cen- tury, and was one of those responsible for the erection of the oldest church in Austra- lia, at Ebenezer, in 1809 — the family has lived in the Hawkesbury district since. Of the present family of Dunstan, the four sons took holy orders, the wife of Archdeacon Howell, at Bathurst, is a sister, Miss Jane Dunstan is a deaconess, while the other two members of the family, Mrs. Stephenson and Miss Rachael Dunstan, are both well known workers for both foreign and home mission work, and have been church work- ers and Sunday school superintendents in the Hawkesbury district for nearly 40 years. Incidentally the grandfather of this family, Mr David Dunstan is known, to have walk- ed the forty miles from the Hawkesbury to Sydney every week-end for two years when he was courting. .?;????? ?????'?'?.it' ? V ? ?'? . ?- ; ' X - : The picturesque appearance of the garden plots, at the Hawkesbury Agricultural Col- lege came in for many comments by visit- ors to the Diploma Day celebrations re- cently. The recent beneficial rains, were mainly responsible, but the finishing touches were applied by Mr E. S. Caton, the gar- dening instructor at the College. Mr. Caton, who spent three years at the Woburn Ag- ricultural Experiment Farm, England, has a distinguished war record. In August, 1914, he was mobilised with the Imperial Yeo- manry and proceeded to France. After two months' service he was mentioned in des- patches, and in December was awarded a commission on the field and posted to the Bedfordshire Regiment. Early in 1915 he was wounded, and in June, after convalesc- ing, proceeded to Gallipoli, where he was again wounded four months later, and went to Egypt. In January, 1916, he rejoined his unit, first in the Suez Canal zone and later went through Allenby's campaign in Pales- tine. In 1920, on returning to England, he was appointed to command an Agricultural Labor Batallion for the training of men un- der the Land Settlement Scheme. After holding this position for three years, he re- signed his commission, being awarded the permanent rank of captain (Regular Forces) for services rendered, and went to Canada to take up fruit culture; but the climate proving too severe, he was obliged to leave. He arrived in this country in March, 1925, and took up duty at the College the fol- lowing July. The magnificent decorations at the Diploma Dance recently were also car- ried out under the supervision of Mr. Caton.