THANKS TO LORD BLEDISLOE
(Uy relegroph— l'ress Association.! DUNEDIN, January 24. At the annual meeting of the Institute of Horticulture today Mr.- F. J. Nathan was unanimously, re-elected president of the institute for tho ensuing year, and, with the addition of Mr. J. A. McPherson (Canterbury), the following vice-presidents were re-elected-;—Messrs. T. L. Lancaster (Auckland), F. E. Smith (Hawke's Bay), J. G. MacKenzie '(Wellington), P. Black" (Palmerston North), T. Bigg (Nelson), D. Tannock (Otago), and Sir Bobert Anderson, C.M.G. (Southland). The following executive committee was elected:—Mrs. Knox Gilmer, Professor H. B. Kirk, Messrs. J. A. Campbell, T. Waugh, H/Baillie, Dr. W. B. B. Oliver, Messrs. F. S. Pope, W. C. Hydo, W. T. Goodwin, W. S. Mason, G. A. Green, B. C. Aston, T. C. Brash, A. H. Cockayne, H. J. Poole, and F. J. Shanks. Tho conference passed the following remit unanimously:—"That the institute expresses its appreciation to tho Governor-General, 'Lord Bledisloe, 'for his splendid services towards the advancement of horticulture and forestry during his term of office.'' The executive was instructed to make .every endeavour to havo copies of Lord Bledisloe's address at the Arbour Day commemoration at Wellington College, and also his speech to the Forestry League circulated among members. Mr. J. G. MacKenzie (Wellington) said that if they lived to be 100 they would probably never see a GovernorGeneral who would deliver such an inspiring and informative address. The ballot in connection i with the election of honorary fellows resulted as follows: —Mr. C. S. Longuet (Invercarsrill), Dr. J. G. Willis (London), and Sir Frederick Mooro (Dublin) as overseas fellows. It was decided that the executive should give consideration to the advisability of establishing a prize or scholarship -to be known as the Dr. Leonard Cockayne Memorial Prize, to be competed for annually among N.D.H. (New Zealand') candidates or among trainees in horticulture. Tho executive was also instructed to go into tho question of making available further institute challenge cups for competition at horticultural shows.
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