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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 4 (July 1, 1939)

A Most Generous Offer

A Most Generous Offer.

Formerly in the service of the N.Z. Railways, but nowadays a leading New Zealand business-man, Mr. Ben Sutherland has made a generous offer to provide the salary and travelling expenses of an English graduate of Physical Education to be engaged for three years in Wellington. He has suggested that the coach be used by the Secondary Schools, each school to have his services for one half-day weekly. page break Further to this scheme, I received a letter from Capt. F. A. M. Webster, head of the Loughborough School of Athletics, offering to send the “pick of the bunch graduating in July.” As yet, the offer from Mr. Sutherland has not been accepted, but hopes are expressed that the difficulties in the way will be overcome.

It is a most generous offer—in terms of money it is worth more than £1200—but the value in physical fitness and health cannot be measured in financial terms.