TO BE HELD ON ANNIVER
A meeting of the Committee was held last night. Present-His Wor ship the Mayor in the chair, and Messrs J. D. Bruce, A, Grey. \V. Parian, L. Ditely, W. H. Henning, O. W Leete, and T. Lewitt
The Mayor explained that the meeting had been adjourned for the purpose of considering whether they should hold the Regatta. He hoped to hold it on Anniversary Day, and was pleased to sea such a unanimous feeling on tbe matter.
Mr Leete read a letter from tbe local agent of the U.S.S. Co. to effect that it was uncertain whether the ex cursion boit was coming round on Anniversary Day.
Mr Gray asked what work was now recurring that the s-. cretary had to do. He believed in getting ready, as though the Regatta was being held,
Mr Leete was opposed to holding the Begatta on Anniversary Day, as it would not be a financial success
The Mayor and Messrs Pa'kin and Lewitt all spoke in favour of carrying on the regatta. Iklr Parkin paid it would be a " frost " if tbe regatta «■ ere postponed from the usual date,
Mr Leete spoke of tho difficulty of collec tion of money, etc, and the uphill work of running an unfinaDcial fixture.
Mr Ditely said he heard in Christchurch a month ago that iher.* would be uo regatta at Akaroa this year, He thought it was short notice to give the Chrisichurch clubs.
Messrs Lewitt and Gray said the Christchuroh clubs had picked their crews already
Mr Lewitt said he was speaking to a Christchurch member of the Bowing Associai tion that day, and he took it for granted they were holding tbeir regatta on Anniversary Day. Mr Lewitt added tbat it would, iook unsportsmaniike for them to put off tbe Eegatta when the local club had no crews.
Tho Mayor said he was pleased to see Mr Lewitt, the captain of the Akaroa Boating Club, ready to go on. He, himself, would go on with the collecting, and try to carry the Regatta out.
Mr Bruce said the Regatta should be held on Anniversary Day if possible, and arrangements made to that effect. They might make a trial, and deoide to postpone the day if funds did not oome in.
Mr Gray said he was opposed to such half-hearted measures. That waa just the way to make the affair a failure.
Tha Mayor said he felt confident they would get the usual financial support, and if only the strike trouble lifted all would be well. He thought the strike would be over. They would leave matters as at present, and he hoped they would have a successful Regatta,
The meeting then terminated,
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AKAROA REGATTA., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913
AKAROA REGATTA. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4350, 25 November 1913
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