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THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS

Citizens’ “Ticket” Announced

DR. GUTHRIE FOR MAYORALTY

Mr Beanland to Stand For Council

Dr. John Guthrie is the nominee of the Christchurch Citizens’ Association for the Mayoralty, now held by Mr J. W. Beanland, who was the association’s nominee at the last election. The selection of Dr. Guthrie, who is a member of the City Council, was made last night at a special meeting of the association. Fourteen nominations for the City Coqncil were also decided, and two more will be made within a few days. A full “ticket” has been chosen for the Lyttelton Harbour Board, and nominations have been endorsed for six of the nine seats on the North Canterbury Hospital Board. The remaining three nominations will also be made soon. Mr Beanland has agreed to accept nomination for the City Council. The president of the association (Mr W; S. Mac Gibbon) said last night that Mr Beanland had warmly congratulated Dr. Guthrie on his selection. All the sitting councillors representing the association have been renominated, except Mr A. G. Jamieson, who did not seek re-election. The nominations are as follows, sitting members being denoted by an asterisk; — „ City Council

•Sir Hugh Acland. •Mr E. H. Andrews. •Mr T. Andrews. •Mr J. W. Beanland. Mr W. S. Grigg. ~T - •The Hon. W. Hayward, M.L.L. Mr H. F. Herbert. •Mr M. E. Lyons. •Mr T. MilUken. •Mr W. S. Mac Gibbon. •Dr A. C. Sandston. •Mr F. D. Sargent

Mr G. D. Simpson. Mr F. S. Wilding.

North Canterbury Hospital Board •Sir Hugh Acland. •Mrs J. A. Bean. Mr E. Edridge. •Mr P. Stanley Foster. •Mrs Jessie Macxay. Mr Frank Thompson.

Lyttelton Harbour Board

*Mr H. M. Chrystall. ‘Mr H. Holland. •Mr C. Ogilvie. Mr F. D. Sargent. nr cftS* w» A SuS 1 5K Cathedral IS 'ZF&SSS, B uSvS? College before he left for Glasgow, SI & H^ n ass »l to""* Lyttelton Borough Council and on the T vitelton Licensing Committee. In 1“ he was appointed an honorary surgeon at The Christchurch Public Hospital, an office he resigned about a year ago. He was then appointed a consulting surgeon. Dr. Guthrie gave up general practice 15 years ago and since then has been a consulting .surgeon He served for 18 months during the Great W He has been a member of the City Council for the last three years, and has served on three committees, having been acting-chairman for about six months of the reserves and abattoir committee. He has been prominent for his interest in traffic control, the milk industry, and the museum and public library. His interest in education was shown during his membership of six years of the Canterbury University College Council; he is a member of the council of the Canterbury Society of Arts, and he has taken an active part in the work of the Royal Christchurch Musical Society and the Christchurch Orchestral Society. His chief sporting interests are tennis and golf. He is a pastpresident of the United Tennis Club and is now vice-president. =

New Candidates

New candidates for the City Council are Messrs Grigg, Herbert, Simpson, and Wilding. Mr Grigg is a wellknown builder who has taken a keen interest in civic administration in North Lin wood. He unsuccessfully contested the by-election for the Christchurch Drainage Board about a year ago. Mr Herbert is a prominent boot and shoe retailer. He is a former member of the council. Mr Simpson, a retired builder, has contested the couiicil elections previously. Local body experience has been gained by Mr Wilding on the Riccarton Borough Council, of which he is at present a member. He is a well-known solicitor and a member of the firm of Wilding and Acland. The only nominees for the Hospital Board who are not sitting members are Messrs Edridge and Thompson. Mr Edridge is a - farmer, and he is well known mainly because of his keen work during the Queen Carnival and during the King George V Memorial appeal. Mr Thompson was formerly general manager of the Christchurch Tramway Board. Mr Sargent is the only nominee for the Harbour Board who does not hold a seat. He has been nominated also for the City Council, of which he is a member.

CANDIDATE FOR THREE LOCAL BODIES

Mr W. J. Walter has decided to contest the elections for the Lyttelton Harbour Board, the North Canterbury Hospital Board, and the Wairtjairi County Council. Mr Walter has been a member of the County Council for 25 years and of the Harbour Board and the Hospital Bodrd for 21 years. He is an Independent. Mr Walter met a very large number of friends and supporters recently in the Mairehau Hall. Mr J. L. Parish, who presided, said that on these bodies Mr Walter had given valuable service.

It was decided, on the motion of Mr J. Crozier, seconded by Mr W. Curtis, to express appreciation of the work done by Mr Walter. The meeting also expressed full confidence in ■Mr Walter as its representative, and those present decided to form themselves into a committee to secure his return at the elections in May. Mr Parish was appointed chairman of the committee, and Mr A. W. Moore secretary.

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THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, Press, Volume LXXIV, Issue 22355, 19 March 1938

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