PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION.
A meeting of tbe Committee of tbe above Association was held at Duvau ebelle on Saturday, when there were present Messrs F. W. Williams. Prepi dent in tbe chair; J, Cairns, T. Stewart, J. Brooberie, T Mould, G. Hay ward, R A. Pettigrew, W W. Wiliiams, J. Gaskin, E. W. Bachelor, D. Barwick, B. Barker, D. McKay, and G. H. O'Callagban, Secretary. The N Z Farmers Union wrote urging the Association to encourage tbe exhibition of agricultural implements by tbe manufacturers and tho dominion Conference also urged that tho Government should be approached to allow the Railway authorities to reduce the railway freights by allow ing exhibits to go from one show to another without returning to the manufacturers.
The letter was received
The Board of Agriculture wrote, re children gafcheiing grass and other seeds. The BoaH was approaching the Education Boards to .have this carried out.
The letter was received
The President said he thought the Committee should have a working bee to put tbe ground in order. There were several g..0.. requitjog to be erected and other improvements to be m. de. Mr. W Cossar would erect one gate. Tbe Association would have to purchase tbe timb.r.
MrT. E McKenssie said tbe ladies wished lo have an aft. moon t. a stall on the day of the show. He suggps' ted a lean to should be put on tbe bick of the bait
The president said if tbe procred* were to go towards the Duvauchello Hall as in past yearr, tbe Hall Com pany should cater for themselves and put up the lean to.
Mr McKenzie paid be thought it would be a good thing for tbe Assocfa. tion to have an afternoon tea stall on the ground for those visiting the show.
Mr W. W. Williams moved tbe Association and the Hall Company share tbe expense of erecting the afternoon tea stall, and tbe ladies working the stall decide what the proceeds were to be devoted to.
Seconded by Mr B Barker,
The president said if tbe proceeds went to the Hall Company (he Hall Company .hould erect the buildinr. He wculd support the motion if (be proceeds went to the Patriotic Fund.
Mr D Barwick moved, as an amendment, 'the matter be postponed until it is ascertained to what the proceeds are to be devoted.
Seconded by Mr J. Brocherie
Messrs McKenzie and Barker supported baviDg an afternoon tea booth at the Show.
It was decided to reserve- the top section of tbe hall for afternoon tea, and tbe amendment and motion were withdrawn.
It was decided to hold a working bee on the ground on -Wednesday (tomorrow), ten members agreeing to be present.
The president said the judges committee had arranged for the cattle judges, and would find judges for the horses and dog sections. The secretary reported Mrs H. Bell and Mr Davis would act as judges for the domestic produce and cookery classes
It was decided to appsinfc these judges. Mr Robert Herriot was appointed to judge the cheese exhibits at the ebow and Mr Thompson the butter classes. The president and Mr R. A. Pettigrew were appointed a luncheon committee.
Tbe president proposed the Mayor of Akaroa be asked to declare show day a public holiday at Akaroa. Tbe following new members were elected :- Messrs L. Ware, F. Corngall, W, E. Stanbury, F. Amor, P, Fahey, H. W. Piper (Akaroa), A. Wagborn, 0. Pool, J. Mora, J. H. C. Thacker and H. Cossar.
It was decided to meet again on November 6th.
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PENINSULA HORSE SHOW AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3495, 12 October 1915