CHRISTCHURCH CEREMONY. ALLUSIONS TO BE GROOT. NO ATTEMPT TO RUSH RIBBON. (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) CHRISTCHURCH, this day. Humorous allusions to the De Groot incident at the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge were made at the official opening of Regent Street last evening. During one of the speeches the crowd was moved to hearty laughter when a man excitedly called out to the Mayor, Mr. D. G. Sullivan, M.P., "Look out for the joker with the sword, Dan." Later, the Mayor again put the crowd in good humour by remarking that he had been looking at the faces of the people, trying to detect Captain De Groot with a Haming sword, but ho had to exonerate everyone from any desire to rush at the ribbon before Mrs. Manson, wife of the chairman, cut it.
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GOOD-HUMOURED CROWD, Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 78, 2 April 1932
GOOD-HUMOURED CROWD Auckland Star, Volume LXIII, Issue 78, 2 April 1932
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