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Ashburton A. & P. Association.

A meeting of the General Committee of the Ashburton A. and P. Association was held m the Association's rooms this afternoon. Present—Mr James Small, (President) and 19 members. Apologies for absence were received from Messrs John Small and J. S. Bland. CORRE SPONDENCE, Correspondence waß dealt with as under: — Prom Mr A. Roberts, late auditor ot: the Association, wrote stating that he thought the Commit tee should have given him an opportunity to explain certain matters before deciding not to re-elect him as auditor. —Received. From Mr W. Pickles, accepting the position of auditor to the Association.—Received. From theHawke'sßay A. & P. Association, forwarding resolution re prvention of spread of anthrax.—Eeceived. A letter signed '•' Former Exhibitor " was read, objecting to more than one entry being received from any exhibitor m acer- j tain produce clas?, and mokinrr a suggestion ' for an additional class m bread. Ifc was decided that the Committee regretted that they could not deal with any letter unless the writer's name was appended. From the Auckland A. & P. Association, asking this .Association's opinion re the holding ©f an Agricultural Conference at Wellington daring the nexb Parliamentary session, and asking if this Association would send delegates to such Conference.— Received. , • . It was decided to reply approving of the Conference, and promising to send delegates, i sub-committee's report. The Winter Show sub-Committee reported, recommending the adoption of certain arrangements m regard to admitting members to the Winter Show. The report was adopted. The sub-Committee set up to consider the question of increasing the secretary's salary recommended an increase of .£lO per annum. The report was adopted. Sub-Committeea were appointed m the following departments:— Horses, sheep, and sheep dogs 5 cattle and pigs; produce and poultry; implements, finance, grounds, and reception, the President and Yioe-Pre-sident to be ex-offioio members of all committees. The President recommended the Committee to make an early start with their work, so aa to prepare the prize Schedule m good time. The question of holding a Ram Fair under the Association's auspices was referred to the Sheep Sub-Comtmttee for consideration, , . , Mr C Eeid gave notice to move at next mflntine that the Association's Committee Tee nlsbeheldon Saturdays,at 1.30 pm The following were elected■ memben, othe Asßociation:-Proposed by the President--Mr W Campbell and Mr C. BenDett ; propped by Mr C. Wood-Mr K.Renmson; proposed by the Secretary-Mr T. Doherty and Mr H. J. Haydook. The meeting then adjourned.

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Ashburton A. & P. Association., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905

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Ashburton A. & P. Association. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905