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companies. ■ ' ■ ~"\ ; A breezy passage-at-arms occurred this afternoon at the "meeting of. the general committee of the Agricultural and Pas*r toral Association between Mr. C. Rhodes : and Mr. J. K. Walters. The president* (Mr. J. Gray) said nominations for executive committee. had been and' ballot papers ■would ibe distributed.' Mr. C. Rhodes said luT'thought; they]'; might nominate whom they pleased. H.a. did not know who was -responsible ioTi; [these "cut "and dried methods." Mr. J, IK. Walters indignantly rose to a of order, and said Mr. Rhodes should ba, : compelled to withdraw those words, which were highly offensive. There waainothing cut and dried about the pro*, ceedings. They were in open and could nominate whom they pleased. It was not the first time Mr. Khodeai had oast unmerited slurs upon the execui tive, and he should know better than to speak as he had done. Mr. Rhodes, said he only acted in the best interests of the association. Mr. Walters said Mr. Rhodes should be more careful im making such statements. The President said there was nothing cut and dried; aibout the business of the association, and so long as he was president he would take good care that there was nothing of the sort.

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Auckland Star Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

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