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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 12 (March 1, 1937)

Rose at Masterton

Rose at Masterton.

The list of thrilling finishes Rose has participated in does not include his best effort—the one mile at Masterton—because I did not see him on that occasion. In conversation with officials and spectators present at Masterton that night, it is quickly learned that Rose reached great heights when he raced away from Lloyd Hahn and was timed to do 4 min. 13£ secs.

New Zealand has produced many great athletes, but it was the advent of Rose, the “thrill giver” that caused a boom in amateur athletics. So popular was he, that when subscription lists were opened to send him, accompanied by a manager-trainer, to compete abroad, a sum of £1000 more than necessary was raised. This fund, “The Rose Trust Fund,” is used to-day to assist other New Zealand athletes abroad.

And Rose has retired to work on his farm, far from the crowds!

“If you ever feel like that again, go and get a feed. No man has ever been known to commit suicide after a meal.” Such was the sensible advice tendered by Mr. Hunt, the well-known Auckland Magistrate, recently to a man charged with atttempting to make away with himelf. Eating, as everybody knows, raises the spirits and induces the despondent to take a more hopeful view of things—especially if followed by a comfortable smoke. But the tobacco must be good if it's to “drive dull care away.” A pipe is best in such cases, and the unhappy one cannot do better than fill up with “toasted.” There are only five brands. Three are for the Pipe: Cut Plug No. 10 (Bullshead), Cavendish and Navy Cut No. 3 (Bulldog). The other two, Riverhead Gold and Desert Gold, make the finest cigarettes you ever smoked. You can roll ten full-sized ones for 4d. loss there no harm in these tobaccos. Toasting sees to that! Sweet, fragrant ard comforting, they are wonderfull dispellers of the blues!*