PRESENT FOR TRIPLETS
Hastings Chamber’s Best Wishes
COLLECTION AT MEETING
“We are all very interested at the present time in the question of increasing the population, and this seems the best individual effort to date” said Mr W. A. Whitlock with smile at the meeting of the Hastings Chamber of Commerce last evening when making reference to the birth of triplets to Mr and Mrs J. C. Anderson, of Kahuranaki.
“Here we have three new potential buyers of our goods,” he added, “so what about a ‘bob in’ so that we can buy them a little present!”
The suggestion was greeted with the greatest enthusiasm, members remarking on the publicity that had been afforded Hastings by the advent of the triplets and also on the appropriate naming of the babes in view of their birth on Coronation Day. It has been decided, as reported by the Herald-Tribune yesterday, that the youngsters should be called Mary, Elizabeth and Rose.
It was noted, however, by the Press representatives at the meeting that there were 13 members present, and the Pressmen hastened to defeat the fears of the superstitious by adding their “mites” to the collection, which was handed over to the secretary by the president, Mr H. W. C. Baird, expressing on behalf of all present “the very best wishes for the future happiness, good health and prosperity of the triplets.”