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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 7 (December 15, 1926)

Promotions Recorded During October

page 80

Promotions Recorded During October

Traffic and Stores Branches.


Pringle, J., to Business Agent, Grade 4, Wanganui.


Highet, W., to Goods Foreman, Grade 6, Picton.

Shunters to Guards:

Johnston, T. C., to Frankton Junction.

Scott, A. N., to Frankton Junction.

Fraser, J. P. H., to Ohakune Junction.

Locomotive Branch.

Locomotive Engineer:

Robertson, L. W., to Special Grade 1, Christchurch.


Freeborn, W. G., to Workshop Foreman Boilermaker, Grade 5, Petone.

Leading Boilermaker:

Stewart, D., to Assistant Workshop Foreman, Newmarket.


Lawrie, E. H. R., to Leading Turner, Newmarket.


Williams, A. J., to Leading Boilermaker, Greymouth.


Taylor, W. A., to Woodworking Machinist, Special Grade, Petone.

Barrett, E. J., to Literary Assistant, Grade 6, Head Office.

Fyfe, A. C., to Leading Iron Machinist, Addington.

Newman, W. G., to Special Grade, Iron Machinist, Hillside.

Skilled Labourers:

MacDonald, E. G., to Fireman (Shunting Engine), Hillside.

McArthur, G. L., to Storeman, Grade 1, Wellington.


Cox, W. E., to Skilled Labourer, Whangarei.

Lifters, to Train Examiners:

Whiten, S. F.

McNamara, M. J.


Kirker, C. G., to Shed Enginedriver, Ohakune Junction.

McConnachie, D. C., to Enginedriver, Dunedin.

Maintenance Branch.


Pedlow, H., Grade 1 to Sub-class 10, Dunedin.

Carpenters to Leading Carpenters:

Hart, G. W., to Gisborne.

Macer, J. O., to Dunedin.

Bridgeman to Labour Ganger:

Kchoe, G., to Whangarei.

Surfaceman to Bridgeman:

Lomax, H., to Whangarei.

Surfacemen to Gangers Grade 2:

Belesky, A., to Matawai.

Leineweber, F., to Hunterville.

Collins, T. F., to Putaruru.

From The Bowels Of The Earth.

After spending more than 4,000,000 dollars in exploratory work, the Imperial Oil Company, Ltd., according to its president, Mr. C. O. Stillman, “has at last obtained a supply of crude oil in Canada.” One well in the province of Alberta is now yielding more than 500 barrels daily, and is showing no signs of diminution. This is the famous Royalite No. 4 well, which was “brought in” in October of 1924. In addition to the oil, the well produces daily about 18,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas, 14,000,000 cubic feet of which is distributed for domestic use through the mains of the Calgary Gas Company.

A Toast To Laughter.

Here's to laughter! The sunshine of the soul, the happiness of the heart, the leaven of youth, the privilege of purity, the echo of innocence, the treasure of the humble, the cup of pleasure; it dispels dejection, banishes blues, and mangles melancholy. It is the foe to woe, the destroyer of depression, the enemy of grief. It is what kings envy the peasants, plutocrats envy the poor, the guilty envy the innocent. For laughter is the sheen on the silver of smiles, the ripple on the water of delight, the glint of the gold of gladness; without it humour would be dumb, wit would wither, dimples disappear, and smiles shrivel. It is the glow of a clean conscience, the voice of a pure soul, the birth cry of mirth, the swan song of sadness.—The Log.

The sovereignty of man licth hid in knowledge; wherein many things are reserved that kings with their treasure cannot buy nor with their force command.—Bacon.

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Taranaki's Snow-clad Sentinel, Mt. Egmont (8,260 feet)

Taranaki's Snow-clad Sentinel, Mt. Egmont (8,260 feet)