The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 6 (September 1, 1934)
Writing to the Publicity Manager of Railways, a Timaru gentleman expresses appreciation of the kindly action of members of the railway staff at Christchurch in the following terms:—
“On Saturday, 21st July, I arrived at the Christchurch railway station from Wellington with a brother who was seriously ill, having contracted an illness whilst in Wellington. His condition was very bad, and he found the greatest difficulty in moving about. His condition was at once noticed by one of the station staff, I think he was a porter, who took his arm and conveyed him to one of the station rooms where there was a good fire—the morning was intensely cold. He set him by the fire whilst I got into communication with the doctor and the hospital where I proposed to place him. Another officer very kindly gave me the use of the station telephone, and in a few minutes everything was arranged. Your officer then secured a taxi, whilst the man who had taken my brother to the fire assisted him into the taxi, and then away to the hospital, which was reached within fifteen minutes of arrival at the station, thanks entirely to the facilities placed at my disposal. I do not know the names of those whose kindness I deeply appreciate, but I hope they will see this note and thus become aware that such kindness and thoughtfulness was not unnoticed.”page break
“While here at home, in shining day,
We round the sunny garden play…”—R. L. Stevenson.
Our Children s Gallery.—(1) (2) Sons of Mr. W. J. W. Munro (Wellington); (3) son of Mr. W. W. Stewart (Auckland); (4) Betty Kidman (Tauranga); (5) Joan and Alec Bailey (Taumarunui); (6) Errol Washer and Elsa Turley (Cobden); (7) Ivy and Bob Mathewson (Dunedin); (8) Donald Hazlett (Tauranga); (9) Kathleen Young, Margaret and George Temperton (Kaikarangi); (10) Marjorie Kidman (Tauranga); (11) Ivy Lees (Tauranga); (12) Heather Youngman (Tauranga).