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■^oSsTVourGuesfc Will 1 hoi^S^«l<3«l«rt»»*^<! , « i * e,m . a,wrf ™" ! |,fr; , "o.J / /T | : °/ sociability. Ihcy are quality Pound Cakes : 'J «>ui arc always a crcdit to the hostess who | ;'iv s -' rrcs thcn»» because u-e bake them from the | t// ' teUcr ingredients—Real ' Butter-Real Eggs— j vProper Kiixing — and the Correct liakitig, Tiy s Vjy"7 your »«sw nf'.ei n:;on at i mme » I' ' F. DAVIS I | KOWHAI TEA ROOMS, AKAROA g 'jrTinT;ir»^^^iiiiWTiiil?:iiirmiifiT!imiiTTmriTrimi!iiiiiiltiiitiiliii»tilillllilT^^^ General Election, 1931 F. W. FREEMAN Official Coalition Government Candidate. TO THE ELECTORS OF BANKS PENINSULA. Ladies and Gentlemen, — I am standing for the Lyttelton seat as the Official Coalition Candidate. Although I have .served on various local bodies, I have not sought Parliamentary honours. On this occasion I have been urged to do so. Because of the serious state through which the country is passings I feel that it is the duty of everyone to. take 'his share of responsibility, and, at some inconvenience to my business and private affairs, I have agreed to accept nomination as official Coalition Government Candidate on the assurance that both Liberal and Reform sections of the Electors of Lyttelton will join together for the purpose of supporting my candidature. I believe that, whatever one's party politics might have been in times past, -small differences must be put to one side in order that experienced men of the community can join together and use all their energies for the purpose of solving the problems that face the country. I realise that New Zealand depends mainly for her existence on the produce of the farms, and that, in order to bring 'the country back to a satisfactory condition, in which farmers, business men and workers will be enabled to live and maintain their families free from worry and poverty, it will be necessary to give ilhe farmer that assistance which will enable him to sell his stock and other produce at a reasonable profit. Many adjustments will require to be made, and it is essential that the Government should be returned to office with the intention of making whatever adjustments are necessary and with power to make them. Such power can only be held by a Government with a substantial majority of members of our Parliament. >' The Forbes-Coates Coalition Government realises the needs .of the primary producer, and has shoiwn and expressed its intention of assisting him in reducing costs and increasing production. The Coalition Government will have my full support, and I confidently ask yoUj, as primary producers', to assist in returning me as a supporter of,the Coalition Government. Yours sincerely, ' . F. W. FREEMAN, Official Coalition Government Candidate,, Lyttelton Electorate. CANDIDATE'S CAREER. Mr Freeman was born ir» Christchurch in 1881, and educated-at the Sydenham District School and the Christchurch Boys' High School. After serving- a term in a legal office, he joined the Canterbury Lands and Survey Department for four years, and served a year in the Magnetic Obs.ervatory, Christchurch, under Dr C. C. Farr, at the time when the Discovery was at the South Pole. After three years' survey and engineering training in South Canterbury and North Otago, Mr Freeman commenced practice as a civil en», gineer and land surveyor in Christchurch, and has continuously been in'; practice of his profession for. over 25 years. During this period his work has embraced all phases of survey and engineering practice, including many miles of rural, suburban and urban highway construction, drainage and sewer schemes, bridges and the like. ENGINEERING WORK. Prior to the amalgamation of Spreydon B&rough with Christchurch City in 192(1, Mr Freeman was for many years the Borough Engineer,' and is now acting in a similar capacity for 'Brighton Borough and; - Riccarton Borough Councils. He was at one time also attached to the' Christchurch Drainage Board. As Engineer to the Waimairi County Council, he has been in charge of their progressive street and highway, programme, and, as Consulting Engineer to the Paparua County Council, he laid down the first modern permanent pavement under the Main Highways Act in the South Island —on the Main South Road, iSockburn. For the Heathcote County Council he has done much road construction and sewer reticulation. . ' As a public man, he served a term as Commissioner of the Waimakariri River Trust, representing the Christchurch district. On that; occasion he topped the poll. His activities in Motoring affairs are well - - known, and he was last year's President of the.'Canterbury Automobile . Association. Besides being a member of the Executive of the South Island Motor Union, he is on the Executive of the Canterbury Progress League and on the Council of the Canterbury Chamber of Commerce; Mr Freeman is also a member of the Arthur's Pass National Park Board.! INTEREST IN THE PORT. ' 'Mr. Freeman is Chairman of the Port and City League Executive, which has for its object direct road access for Canterbury Province and Christchurch iCity to the Port of Lyttelton by a broad highway and; road tunnel, to safeguard the trade of the province by complete of access, and consequently the provision of a shorter route to the Bay#', of Banks Peninsula. He is an old and resident of |Cashmere : Hills, an important part of the Lyttelton electorate. :■

THE CRISIS. , , • This General Election takes place at a time of grave! national crisis in New Zealand, associated l with' economic stress; and peril affecting the whole world. In the last two years ournational income—the income of the people of New Zealand as a ; whole—has fallen by £30,000,000. The price realised for exports alone has decreased l from £56,,000,000 two years l ago to; £36,000,000 this year. Talk will not alter hard facts; and th©'< fact is that, as a people, we are now faced with the necessity of living on p. reduced income. If we are to avoid national bankruptcy, the destruction of the people's saving's, a collapse of business, and even more extensive unemployment, then 1 we must meet the situation boldly and without delay. It is to do this that the Coalition Government was formed; and it is to achieve this task that we now ask a mandate from' the people.. The electors of the Motherland have recently shown, by an' 1 ' overwhelming vote,, their determination* to face the crisis with characteristic couraige and: resoluton. The people of New Zealand are now called upon to prove themselves equally? determined to return a strong Government with) authority to. ! take all such measures as may be necessary to restore the country to prosperity. The situation is changing so rapidly; that responsible men cannot commit themselves 1 in advance to' the details of a policy which may need to be modified) continually to meet ever-changing conditions. The Government must be free to meet new conditions as they arise. The Coalition Policy standi for Stability and Renewed Prosperity, ■ but it needs YOUR VQIB

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 4, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LV, Issue 5635, 27 November 1931

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