THE WINTER SHOW.
NEXT MONTH'S EXHIBITION. FURTHER ARRANGEMENTS. A meeting of the committee appointed to carry out details in connection with the winter show, which eventuates on May 24, was held this morning at the office of jthe Auelcland Agricultural Association. The President (Mr Isaac Grey) occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance.
Horticultural Display.—The secretary announced that as the Horticultural Society had abandoned its autumn exhibition, it was considered that a horticultural display at the winter show would be a very successful feature. He had been approached by several hortieultur-. ists, and it seemed to him that provision might be made for such an exhibition. — The matter was referred to a sub-commit-tee.
Display of Needlework.—On Mr Scott's motion, it was agreed to set up a committee to report on the desirability of providing for needlework and fancy work competitions at the winter show.
Goyernment Exhibits.—A letter was received from Mr E. Clifton, director of experimental farms, stating that the question of departmental displays at winter shows was now before the Minister, and he was hopeful that authority would be given for making a display at the Auckland show from the Government agricultural farms. It was decided to communicate at once with Sir Joseph Ward and the Hon. G. Fowlds, urging that authority should be issued for such an exhibit being made. Mr I. Hopkins, chief apiarist, also wrote stating that he hoped that authority would be given for displaying a trophy of interest to beekeepers.
District Exhibits.—Several districts wrote stating that it was intended to compete in the district court section, and in the case of the Franklin district a suggestion was forwarded that the district courts should be judged by judges in the different sections of the show, thereby securing a true judgment of the real value of the exhibits, and, further, that the prizes should be awarded on points. It was decided to give effect to these suggestions as far as is practicable.
Butter and Cheese Judging.—A letterwas received from Mr D. D. Cuddie, chief dairy commissioner, stating that Messrs Johnston, Fulton and Shirley would judge the butte exhibits, and Mr Singleton and himself the cheese. He added that there should be one clear day *or judging the exhibits, owing to the fact that so many entries had been received. Mr Cuddie also stated that he would be willing to deliver an address. A special committep, consisting of Messrs McGowan, D'Esterre, Phillips, Garland and Simpson was set up to make arrangements for the lectures, which were a feature of last winter show.
Fruit Displays.—Tt was agrepd to set up a special stand for a fine fruit display, which it was understood the Waitemata Fruitgrowers' Association would make.
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