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A meeting cf the Committee of the Banks Peninsula A end P. Association was held at the Coronation Library, Little River, on Tuesday. Present—W. H. Montgomery, Esq. (in the chair), and Messrs T. Thomp» son, W. Cossar; W, E. Bedford, J. Beynish, J. Chapman, H. T. Chapman, Ai V. Hutch , inson, J, O. and F. Coop, T. Feather, F. Btanbury, P. Fahey, J. F. Buchanan, and A. S. Watson (secretary), An apology was received from Mr W. F. Parkinson. MOTION OF CONDOMSNCK, The chairman moved that this Committee has learned with deep regret of the death of one of the judges at their recent Show, Mr \V. T. Wiloox, and wish to express their appreciation of his high oharraoter and services to tbe Association, and to convey to his wife and family their deep sympathy in their bereavement. The motion was carried in silence, the members of the Commtttee standing. Mr A. Stevenson, judge of the cookery classes, suggested that if there was a special prize for most points in the cooking classes exhibitors should only be allowed one entry, as no doubt when there are two entries they are the same mixture. The Prime Minister (Hon. W. F. Massey) wrote as follows ;— " Will you kindly convey to your committee my thanks for the invitation to the annual show to be held at Little Biver on the 25th inst. Owing to the extreme pmuure on Parliamentary and other buslnees I much regret that it will not be possible for me to leave Wellington about the date men< tioned. With all good wishes for a successful show." ' The letter was received.

Mr J. O. Coop said no note had been taken of one exhibitor's purebred Jersey cattle. The fact that they are purebred should have been mentioned in the catalogue.

Mr H. T> Chapman said the judge of tbe draught classes had suggested the aged stock should be judged first.

Mr W. E. Badford said Mr Knight, one of the' cattle judges, suggested the two and three -year.-old store cattle class should be cut out and a class for two year c olds (date stated) substituted, and judged for early maturity. Another suggestion was that in all purebrel clashes a champion ticket should be given.

The chairman said the champion ticket in the North Island excluded the exhibit from entering in any but championship classes again. Anyone entering for championship back class could enter for other classes. The winner of last year's champion class could not enter for other classes once a champion. This was a good rule, and should be a useful suggestion to be considered next year, ac it would increase the interest and competition. Mr J. Beynish said iv the hackney entire cIaES at the sbow the winner was not catalogued, nor could the owner produce a certificate. The other horses bad to pay a veterinary surgeon, and give a certificate. Hβ thought thia should be rectified.

Mr J. Cbapaman said also the horse did not travel, but only stood the Beason. The class was for horses travelling the district The objector did not wish to protest, but only wanted to rectify the alleged mistake. The chairman said the Marshall should have pointed out to the judge tha a certificate was necessary, and the horse should not have been allowed in the ring. ,

It was decided to note the Heveral sugges tions in the suggestion book for conaidera tion of the committee for nest year's show.

Mr J. Chapman said hi 3 dog had won the short-hair dog class and Mr Murrey's name was on the award card, He thought be should get the credit of winning the olase, though be did not desire to take the prize money. He thought the money should not be paid to Mr Murray, but left in the bands of the Association,

The chairman said no cheque would be drawn for the prize, peuding an explanation from the marshal.

It was deoided i£ Mr Feather (the marshal) identified Mr Chapman's dog the prisa be paid to Mr Chapman. The chairman presented his report upon the Show, which is as follows: —

The chairman submits the following report of the Show suramari'ing the main features :—"The fifth annual Show of the

Society was held on the Awa-iti Domain on 25th of November. In spite of the doubti that were expressed with regard to the size of the ground, there proved to be ample accommodation for the public and stoolc. Aβ / was to be expected when the strike was lit its height in Ohrietohurch and l.ytteltoD, the . attendance was hardly as good as laet year, f the gate being £66 15s as against £75 Jaet v year. The comparison of the number ~ of entries for this year and last | yrar will prove interesting to members " Sheep, 64 (89); draught horses, 02(88); light horses 102 (145); cobs and ponies 43 (32); harness horeee, 30 (51); cattle 62 (64); . • pigs, 24 (25); domestic produoe 272 (275); ~ poUtoee aod roots, 45 (46); grain nod seeds, ' ; 24 (28); doge, 17 (22); flowers, 142 (1511; competitions, 33 (49). The ('ailing off in sheep ie probably due to the lateness in the ' date of the Show, bat an effort should be made next year to make this clacs mom representative of a wool-growing district; The entry in draught home was a very fine one, tbere being more than doable the nunv :< ber oMast year. There was the F&rne number of entries in oattle as last year, hot owing to the fact that the yarda were separate from , the rest of the ground, the sheep and OftUle ?| entries did not attraot bo muob attention aa '■. If they deserved. A eignboard is required to direct the public to the exhibition of etook shown in the yards. I suggest that it would || cause additional interest to be taken in the " r cattle section ii the judging of dairy stock were carried on in an open ring, and if the a judges would Rive their reasons lor tbe if decisions to those who are interested. . The domestic classes had the earns number of entries as last yar, and the increased size of ' the tent enabled them to be shown to better /■' advantage. The exhibition of flowers wm quite a remarkable one, and the aooommor dation provided by the extra tent was ft great convenience to the marshalls and stewards. The vaees furnished by the Association were a great improvement. The ~ total amount of prize money received, mv eluding trophies, amounted to no lees th*n £257 159 3d, fts Against £258 15s 3d laet year. The amount distributed in prize > money amounted to £477 83 6d, The thanks . of the committee are due to the Domain Board for the use of the ground, to tht ;| Library Committee for the use of the ; library, to the County Council for the use of ; their buildings, and tor thepermiesion to use,, the stable to elore some of the AeiooUtlon'e >>i plant, to Messrs Mateon & Co. for the use of • their yards, and to the judges, marshals, and stewards, and to the many willing helpers , who made the Show a sucobbb, The committee will have notioed with regret the . death of one of their judges, Mr B. 0. , Willoox." j - The interim balance-sheet wfti read Rβ follows: — Receipts to date,—By oaeh balance 14/7/13, f ■ £26 3s 9d; annual members, £112 18s; special prizes, £144 8s 6d; entry leee, 5s 9d; gates, £60 16s; post entries, £8 17e; . (juesping competitions, £6 16s; Bpaoe, £7 si; catalogues, £1 18s; exchange, Iβ; total, £507 63. , . ''-■"(% Ateets,—Cash in hand and Bank, £481 , 6s 9d; subscriptions outstanding (GBtimiitedJ. - ; 1912, £20; subscriptions outstanding 1918, £127; entries, £58 12s Gd; special prizae outstanding, £92 10s 9d; epaoe,-£l; privi» /;| leges, publicans' and luncheon booths, £10 -.'A 10s; plant (leis 20% depreciation), £66 ]fi ; ;| lid ; total, £866 15s l)d. '•'^'l^ll Disbursements,—Auditor, £5 ss; printing, £1 Is 3d; secretary, prizes, 1912, -ffiMm 11s 6d; catalogue!, £4165; petty cash, £l<Jff||§S refund, £4; cash balance &i Bank, No, '28,ilfPl? £466 16s; cash in band, £14 9i 9d; bihk exchange, 9s; less unpreeented cheques, £6 163 6d; total, £507 6s. .■" Liabilities.—Prizes, £477 83 6dj labour and material, £46 6s 3d; printing and ad' >. vertising, £70 9s 6d ; petty cash, £2 4s 7d; ■ insurance, £3; band, £8; judges' expense!, £1 9s 6d; hire of tents, £16 12s 6d; ribboni >- and sundries, £2 Is Gd ; £4 10l ■, ■ 7d; refunds, £1 11s; rent of library and ball, £2 10s; honorarium secretary, £30 J V luncheon and refreshment, £15 lOs 6£ I ■'■'■ credit balance of aeaots over liabilities, £181 a Iβ 4d; total, £866 15a lid. -~ The balance. Bbeet was adopted. - • Prize money amounting to £417 ss, and • accounts amounting to £113 18s lid ware passed for payment, '-~,- The chairman said he thought that allow- >;■« ing £10 for contingencies there would be * '"IiSB saving of £40. The ground had not re- ■ quired any repairing, but the ground had been put in thorough order after the show. _ ■ Three new members were fe-eleotod. . viijlp The chairman said that the amount in the ,' : ' M bans was £400, and the prize-money £000. •, He moved that arrangements be made with the Bank for an overdraft of £100. •■ ' The motion waa carried.. ■

The president was empowered to p\y any ■ small acoounts or prize money that dame to hand until next meeting of the oommittee.

The obairman brought up the question of disposing of the hurdles, posts, timbers, etc, on the old show ground, j It wai decided on the motion of Mr F.

Coop to Wave the matter in abeyai Oβ for .he meanli c. , . . Mr Henii h * he l>ad let a «00(l many psopie through the gates wna were not entitled to a past*. If all 'he gates bad bean uttenled to properly, he th ajht It would have resulted in the roturn of £10 more t> the g»te receipt The obairman said there was no man at the bp gate early on show day. na erw of the gatekeepers did not in nn appearance, lie gates on the Western Valley road had been wired, up. , , The meeting then terminated.

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BANKS PENINSULA A. & P. ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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BANKS PENINSULA A. & P. ASSOCIATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXI, Issue 4358, 19 December 1913

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