RETIREMENT FROM BUSINESS.
MR LATTER PENINSULA AUCTIONEER FOR 80 YEAYS
At the monthly stock sale at Duvauchelle on Friday, the auction eers engaged in selling at the Penin snla Saleyards at Duvaueheile, re ferred to Mr Latter's retirement as an auctioneer after having served in tha; capacity on Banks Peninsula for nearly thirty years.
Mr Arthur Cook, representing Messrs H. Matson and Co, of Christchurch, said Mr Latter had been in the auctioneering business for thirty or forty years, and he was, he believed the father of the Canterbury auction eers. He himself bad been personally in active competition in that Capacity for the past 15 years on Banks Peninsula, and as a compsfchor in business there wa3 no whiter man than Mr Latter, nor a more able auctioneer. (Applause). Though they would all miss bis smiling face at yardsin'the capacity of an auction eer, they all hoped he would continue to be among them for many years, A member of his confreres wished to say a few words so he would call upon them all to give three cheers for Mr Latter.
Tbe cheers were given lustily,
Mr T. W. Wilkins, representing Messrs W. D. Wilkins and Son?, endorsed Mr Cook's remarks. He said. Mr Latter bad been the inaugurator of tbe Peninsula Salesyards Coy , had been mainly instrumental in hay? iDg the Duvauchelle yards errected It was due to his interest that the yaui* had been so successful, and be bad been chairman of the company for many years. He referred to Mr Latter as a jovial companion in tbe social side of auctioneering business (cheers)
Mr Woods, of the National Mortgage and Agency Company (Christchurch), said though a comparative stranger he had ahvays got on well with Mr Latter. No one would grudge Mr Latter a rest after so many years' ser vice. He had always helped new comers, and everybody would regret i his retirement,
Mr T. Forest, representing the N.Z Farmer's Oo op. Association (Christ churcb) said be had to apologise for tbe absence of Mr Jo Lynskey, wbo asked bim to express his regret to Mr Latter for not'being able to be present to wish bim good lu.k upon his retire ment. He wished Mr Latter good luck and happiness on behalf of Mr Lynskey and tbe firm. Mr Latter, in responding, said he bad never felt more nervous ia all bis life (laughter). He had been 27 years selling at tbe yards, and he thanked all those present for the hearty cheers they had accorded to him. He wi?hed them all a Happy Xmas and New Year Mr Latter was again cheered, and be invited all present to join him in drinking his health.
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Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3459, 8 December 1914
RETIREMENT FROM BUSINESS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3459, 8 December 1914
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