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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 7 (November 1, 1927)

Of Feminine Interest — Fashion Notes

page 39

Of Feminine Interest

Fashion Notes

A Quickly Made Apron.

With a 27 in. square of cretonne and a few yards of bias tape the little apron illustrated can be made in a few minutes. It could also be made of coloured linen or unbleached calico with a design worked in the corners.

Wellington Railway Ladies' Rifle Club Notes.

The shooting season is now concluded and will re-open sometime in April next, when, it is hoped, the interest displayed this year (combined with that which will no doubt be shown by new members) will result in an even more successful year than the one just ended.

The championship of the Club resulted in a very close finish, so much so, that it was necessary for a shoot-off for the honour. In this final shoot Miss Armstrong won from Miss Carr by a few points. We have to congratulate these two young ladies on their very consistent shooting during the year. It is pleasing to record that they were second and third respectively in the “aggregate” for the year in a competition for ladies in the Wellington district. Taking into consideration that this competition includes all the ladies who have taken up shooting for quite a number of years our two representatives have done remarkably well to finish so near the top of the list.

Miss Minogue should have been further up the list but she left her run of good shoots too late. This young lady can shoot straight when she wants to as is evidenced by her last few shoots with the “A” grade.

The other members are still “triers” and it has not been their fault that the “bull” does move a little.

We are looking forward to next year when we hope to keep some of the “old timers” thinking.

The Rifle Club held their “Wind up” dance on Wednesday, 12th October. The hall was crowded, the orchestra good, and everyone seemed to have had a most enjoyable time.

Merrie Partie Club.

On 15th September, a very pleasant dance was held in the “Old Navals Hall” by the “Merrie Partie Club.” The gathering was the outcome of an endeavour by five boys and five girls to bring about closer social fellowship between the younger members of Head Office.

A gratifying number (about sixty-five couples) attended the dance, and judging by the enthusiasm aroused, they spent a most delightful evening.

Novelty dances (such as confetti, twilight, balloon and chain) were enjoyed by all.

The orchestra was untiring in its efforts to help towards the success of the evening.

Light refreshments were served by the committee. Dancing continued until 12 o'clock at which hour a very enjoyable evening was brought to an end.

Peter Cooper Coffee Cake.


Two-thirds cup sugar.

Two-thirds cup sweet milk.

1 egg.

2 tablespoons melted butter.

2 cups flour.

2 teaspoons baking powder.


Melt butter, add sugar, egg, milk, then flour sifted with a pinch of salt and baking powder. Bake in moderate oven for thirty minutes. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top before baking.