|Swimming lessons in the Waikato River in the 1930s|
Split infinitives: "Things thought of together, must be mentioned together" a teacher's saying. Started work during war years, thrown in "the deep end". Describes early life in Journalism, much variety - smaller paper staff. Provided a great scope - learning on the job. Chose not to sit for Diploma : Cadet Reporters (completely male) trained as new recruits.
In 1945 recalls a Woman Cadet - a rare sight. Some local body members preferred women cadets eventually.