A meeting of suppor.tei'3; of National Prohibition -was,'. held in <-St. Andrew's Schoolroom lastieVening.rwdiien Mr John Lane presided; aver a gpoSi attendance 'of representative&...from yafious parts of the district.-ifjilr-;WjiT.>Lill reported regarding tho work'of the Efficiency. League. ■•:■■•:• ■ •:.■•".•;- ■•:«-•« . ■'■■■■
Tho organiser for-the party (Mr Jack) cavo a detailed' account-o"t what had v been done during the last, three months; At the 1914 poll tnere were 7123 names on the roll, and 6132.went-..to*-the poll,, continuance having a majority of :766.; but at the recent, poll there were *36L names on the roll, and; 5614 . voters, continuance securing a majority, of 446.' tievertil expressed appreciation of the good work carried oil under Mr Jack/ and he was unanimously, requested, tat continue- in. view,, of. the next general election. It .was decided toniako a vigorous canvass for financial assistance ... throughout the whole. district, anct several small committees werejset up, to work each locality. .Mention was made of the services rendered by various. • persons in outlying districts, and tho hope was expressed that a stronger effort would be made to secure prohibi"-* tion without compensation-. It was reported that; according to the statements of the party's scrutineers atvthe poll, several false declarations had beeit signed, and the Returning Officer had announced his intention':ot taking proceedings against the parties concerned: The organiser stated that he had made investigations into';whatJ:at first glance at the scrutineers^ rolls appearedl to be cases of dual voting,' but he was satisfied that none J'6f these'persons had 1 recorded their votes: twice. "Considerablel discussion .took- place regarding the work for the next election throughout the electorate, and it was agreed to meat next month ■■■■ to receive progress reDorts from the canvassers'.
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ASHBURTON MEETING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919
ASHBURTON MEETING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919
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