BANKS PENINSULA A. and P. ASSOCIATION.
COMMITTEE MEETING. A committee meeting was held on Friday in the Library. The president (Mr W. F. Parkinson) presided over a good attendance of members. Apologies for absence were received from Messrs F, and A. E. Birdling, F, Coop and J. Parkinson. Correspondence was received from a number of donators of special prizes. Most of the prize-givers of fered the same prizes again, only a few refusing on account of thß bad financial condition. The treasurer (Mr T. Quealy) presented the following balance-sheet: — INTERIM BALANCE SHEET. Receipts — Annual subscriptions, £15; special prizes, £1 Is; total, £16 Is. Expenditure—Secretary, £10; auditor's fee, £5 ss; stationery, 103 6d , rent of hall, 10s ; goods, sundries, 4s 3d; total, £16 9s 9d.
Dr. balance, £1 43; extra dr. 8i 9d ; unpresented cheques, £2 16s fid , total, £4 9s 3d.
Mr H. Chapman moved authority be given to the president, secretary and treasurer to sign cheques. Beconded by !Vlr bheen, and carried,
The secretary reported that] up to the present special prizes amounting to £122 had been actually received. Mr B. Mora offered his usual £2 2s.
Mr J. Beynish raised the point as to whether id would be wise to go on with the show, considering the situa tion owing to the war.
The president said that he had been thinking over this matter. It was his opinion that it would be wise to go on at the present time, and before next meeting they would know how things were shaping. It would be well to go on till the next meeting.
Some discussion ensued re date of show.
The president moved that the show be held* on November 24. Seconded by Mr J. Reynish, and carried. . The programme was revised. Mr D. F. Buchanan moved that in class 33 the words " any breed " be •f;ruck out Seconded by the president, and carried.
Classes 1 to 40 were all adopted, with the exception of the amendment of class 33.
With regard to the classes for horses, Mr H. Chapman suggested the stallions be judged first. He said it would be much better to get them out of the way.
The president agreed that this ought to be done. It was done at every show.
It was resolved that the stallions be judged first.
With regard to class 56 (pair of bill side horsee), the'point was raised with regard to clause that these horses beXnofc in classes 54 and 55. The president said this clause was put in to give local people a chance. The Plains horses would probal y win, as they were so well got up.
Mr H. Chapman said he though; that the judges would always prtter light horses fco heavy one 3, Mr White suggested that this class should be a district one.
The president thought it better to keep all the classes open. Mr Lewthwaite moved the clause, " horse entered in this class, etc.," be deleted. Seconded by Mr Cant, and carried, Mr T. Thompson moved that a limited height, 15 3 bunds, be specified for class 59 (pack horse). Seconded by Mr White. Mr Cant moved, as an amendment, the height limit be> 16 bands.
Seconded by Mr Lewtbwaite, and lost.
Mr Thompson's motion was carried' limiting the height to 15 3 bands.
A suggestion re height of pony entire was discussed. It wa* resolved the limit of height be 13 2 hands-
Mr Cunningham said in the sheep classes the various breeds were kept together, but in the cuttle class the breeds were all lumped'together.
Mr H Chapman suggested fcbafc. in class 86 (pen of five calves) the date be altered from August 20 to August 1. He moved to that effect.
Seconded by Mr Fabey, and carried
A suggestion waa discussed to cut' out class 109 (three crossbred store steers, two or three year old, suitable for fattening), and make it two classes, two and three year old. The suggestion was made by the judge. The suggestion was adopted to have the two classes.
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BANKS PENINSULA A. and P. ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4423, 21 August 1914
BANKS PENINSULA A. and P. ASSOCIATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4423, 21 August 1914
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