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(Special to "Truth.") Things are getting exciting at both ends and m the middle of the Tauranga electorate. Does the Inter-, vention of Sir Joseph Ward complicate matters ? We wonder! Without doubt, Ward would be a name to conjure with up there. It was openly stated last week that Colonel Steve Allen, of Morrinaville, was the sure thing for the Reform nomination. E. E. Baker was also m the running. ■ Then at the other end of tho electorate they were tossing the name of Bradshaw Dive, cx-M.P. for Eltlmm and nn ex- Mayor of Taurangn, for the Ueform nomination. But It now appears that none of this trio han a hope. The man of the hour and the hope of Rill Mnsscy Is 11. j. Eames, a dark horse m the electorate, but who -is to stand as an Independent reformer, with the Massey brand assured. Who is Earner? He is a newspaper chap, known all over this Island an a man of ideas. Ho stood for tho Napier ueat twenty yours* ago, ami the campaign cost him tho record minimum of lt\ Sd, bettered only by a. L. D. Fraser'n lOd m tho same contest. Eames. who is at present m charge of tho Morrinsville "Star" (Clement CarBill being away through a nervous breakdown), wn» In the public eye In Auckland very prominently as tho promoter of the ureat .scheme lor locking the Upper Harbour mo us to put Rlvorhcad, Albany, and other suburbs beyond the; tricks and vagaries of the highwater stunts. He was President of the Auckland Upper Harbour' Association. A very live wire is the same Mr. knmes, and ho has won the approval of the secret organiser of the Reform Tarty. Of course. Bill the Bosb Is greatly perplexed over the turn affairs haw taken m the Tauranga. and If. In constant touch with hi«i folks Ihore. Ho lx tticlliH'il not to worry so lons as Labor does not put up a candidate to. divide the votes. Hut it Is a horse of n <lilY<Morit color nr>\v tlmt Sir Joseph Is really In tho running. , •VVho said Fusion?

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HOT FROM THE SEAT OF WAR., NZ Truth, Issue 901, 3 March 1923

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HOT FROM THE SEAT OF WAR. NZ Truth, Issue 901, 3 March 1923