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The council of the Canterbury Automobile- Association met last evening.

Mr D. Russell, .secretary to the Ashburton Association, wrote forwarding 33 claims for enrolment as members. Corresnondence had token place with the Ashburton Hospital Board relative to the co-operation of motorists in the event of a recrudescence of the epidemic, and suggestions had been made for procuring a motor ambulance. The branch was arranging outings for soldiers in hospital.

A reouest was received from the Ashburton branch that a deputation to the Railway Traffic Manager should be arranged, with a view to lowering/the time limit for waiting cars at the Rakaia bridge from 20 minutes to 10 minutes before the passing of trains. The letter stated that the limit might be reasonable for ordinary traffic, but not for cars.

The secretary (Mr C. W. Hervey) stated that it would be necessary to write direct to tho Minister. This course was agreed to. ,

Mr Freeman was ': appointed the council's delegate to a .roads conference in be held in Dunedin at the instance of the Otago Motor Club on May. 14.

The president reported that, in company with Messrs Clarkson. Hervey, and LochheadUie had-visited Ashburton. where a great deal of enthusiasm was being shown in the matter of irnnroving the country for motoring. The branch had been impressed witb the necessity for sign-posting and bridging water-races in the centre of. the road. The membership was increasing, and the branch would soon be entitled tn a second representative on the council.

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AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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