ON THE HUSTINGS
VARIETY FOR ELECTORS
(By Telegraph.) (Special to the "Evening Post.") CHRISTCHURCH, This Day. The electors of LyttcHon were provided with plenty of variety last evening, when, in addition to speeches by the three candidates, two United members of the Coalition, Messrs. W. J. Broadfoot (Waitomo) and W. A. Bodkin (Central Otago) appeared on the hustings in support of Mr. F. W. Freeman. The receptions accorded them were by no means encouraging. In the afternoon there were only five present at a women's meeting addressed by Mr. Broadt'oot at Lyttelton, and in the evening, when ho went into the Labour stronghold at Woolston, an audience of about two hundred persons kept him fully occupied with interjections, and after passing him a vote of thanks, gave three cheers for Mrs. McCombs. Mr. Bodkin had an audience of thirtyfive at Cashmere. • He was given an attentive hearing while lie vigorously defended the Government and explained the reasons why the United Party had joined the- Coalition. Two men plied him with questions at the conclusion of his speech, and the proceedings were brought to a close when the chairman proposed a vuto of thanks. Mrs. McCombs was given an.oth.er flattering reception when she spoke at West Lyttelton to an audience of 120 electors, a large proportion of whom were women. She was presented with a bouquet, and a vote of thanks and confidence was carried unanimously. No questions were asked. In (he afternoon she received a bouquet and a remarkably enthusiastic hearing at a meeting of about fifty women at Heathcote. Forty electors assembled at Redc^iffs to listen to Mr. E. L. Hills, the Independent Labour candidate. There were few interjections, and Mr. Hills was accorded a vote of thanks. At question time he was asked why ho was attempting to split the votes of the working people, and if he was receiving money for contesting the election. ' The candidate denied that he was receiving money for contesting the seat, and declared that he could claim that other candidates were splitting his votes. Mr. Freeman delivered a fighting speech at St. Martins, and received a splendid hearing fromvan audience of fifty. He was accorded a vote of,,thanks and confidence, an amendment to delete the word "confidence" being defeated by a large majority. At intervals during his speech he was warmly applauded.
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ON THE HUSTINGS, Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 60, 8 September 1933
ON THE HUSTINGS Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 60, 8 September 1933
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