16 Sep 1941, Chronology of Events Related to Stanley Civilian Internment Camp
A typhoon passes close to the Colony - gale force winds, but not much rain and little damage.
Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke chairs the nineteenth meeting of the Equitable Rice Sales Fund Committee at Medical Headquarters. There are four Chinese members and three British clergymen - the Reverends Alton, Brown and Wittenbach. The Committee made its way to Wanchai Market where they formally opened a communal kitchen for the sale of cooked rice. The success of the enterprise was proved by the fact that 500 bowls were sold in the half hour after the 4.30 p.m. opening and the rice was sold out in 2 hours. It was agreed that one of the Chinese members, C. C. Liao, would act as Director of the kitchen.
Selwyn-Clarke informed the Committee that a decision would be made within the current week as to a recommendation he'd made to subsidise unpolished rice.
Hong Kong Telegraph, September 22, 1941, page 3