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RAGLAN WINTER SHOW

OPENED BY MR R. F. BOLLARD, M.P.

SPLENDID DISPLAY OF HOOTS. Hie annual Y\ inter Show of the Raglan A. and P. Association was opened <u Raglan yesterday afternoon, and will conclude to-day. Th e show this j ear has brought iorth a surprisingly excellent display in all the departments which it caters tor <*:nd n despite the dry natuie of the season, the district can still justifiably lay claim to a prominent place for the quality of its root crops. Iho entries for the 1916 show are of i ccoi d dimensions, totalling 750, and an advancemnt oi 90 on the number received at the corresponding show of 12 months ago. THE OPENING CERE ATONY. The show was ipened by the member for the district, Mr R. F. Pollard, M.P., who was introduced to the show visitors by the president of the Association, Mr G. B. lay lor. llr Bollard, at the out"set, apologised for the absence of his colleague, Mr J. A. Young, M.P., who was unable to attend owing to pressure of business. The speaker said that after reviewing the exhibits he was of the opinion that they could not be excelled for quality in the whole of the AY aikato. There was one drawback, however, in that their hall was not largo enough, and the best advantage could not be obtained from a displaying point of view. He was pleased to know that it was the intention to send the exhibits forward to the Waikato Show, and he laid stress on the advantage, from an advertising point of view, that would accrue to ihe district if its products were exhibited at the leading winter show exhibitions each year. Passing through in the coach he had noticed a big improvement in the country on the Raglan side of the ranges, and it was welcome to view the advancement in agricultural pursuits in the district. Mr Bollard, continuing, said that he considered it the duty of the Government to send men round to consult the farmers in regard to the manures they were using on their laryls, as he was of the opinion that farmers were throwing away pounds every year by utilising unsuitable manures. He ieferred to the good prices that were being realised for the country's products, and thought it a pity that Raglan had had more land -than there was capital to work it. His advice to those 1 olding more than they could work profitably was to subdivide and sell. For years the district had not moved or progressed, but now that they had the ball at their feet and their shoulder to the wheel they should do well. The land was of the right quality, and it only required developing. The lack of a metal load was a great bar to the district's progress at the present time. This and the*provision of a light railway would be a fitting climax to the efforts of the old residents. To the fioneers of the district Mr Bollard paid a high tribute to their persevering efforts in the face of great odds. The people of the Dominion, lie said, had every right to shake hands with themselves that everything was going on so well. Of course it was only natural to hear many grumblers who seemed to forget the big crisis which was in progress. In regard to shipping facilities for produce, it must not be overlooked that with the German 14 per cent, laid asrle and the 11 per cent, of our own shipping which had been diverted to transport duties we must sv.iler to so to ent. Up to March 31 a million carcases more had left the country than for the same period of the preceding year. He trusted that the gi-eit «ar, with its dislocation of trade and sacrifice of Me, would soon be at an end. In declaring the show open he wished a;l sii'cess to the Association. THE JUDGE'S REAIARKS. Interviewed after he had completed his rounds, the judge, Mr C. Hesketh, of Auckland, gave it as his opinion that the show was a splendid one, and from a quality point of view he had seen nothing to beat the roots in any part of the province. "I have never seen such swedes in my life as are here today," he remarked. "The soft turnips, too, I have never seen the of, and the mangels are particularly good." The judge »went on to eulogise the quality of the field carrots, potatoes, and onions in manner which redounded to the growing qualities of the soil of the district. In the fruit section of the show, apples were the chief line, as it was evident that the dry nature of the season had had an effect upon the other varieties of fruit usually forward at the show. Mr Hesketh was also particularly struck with an exhibit of lemons j which he described as "really tip-top."-Discussing the show further, he said that he had never seen a better display of potatoes in the Auckland Province, and the pumpkins were very good indeed. The exhibits in the other classes of the show were up to the standard, and the exhibits of flowers, chrysanthemums and dahlias, were deserving of praise.

With this show, as with all others, the lion's share of the work falls upon the shoulders of the secretary and, in this position, as a culmination to the hard work of several weeks past, Mr F. Harvey Wright was a husy official. Associated with him an enthusiastic hand of officials with the president, Mr G. B. Taylor, at the head of affairs. To-day, ''People's Day," should see the show attended hy large number of people. The following is the PRIZE LIST. FIELD. 6 table potatoes, white: L. Richards 1, A. L. Pegler 2. 0 table potatoes, coloured: S. Armstrong 1. Mrs J. Phillips 2. 0 heaviest potatoes: W. A. Wilson (171b) 1. 6 Northern Star: F. E. Trolove 1, A. L. Pegler 2. G Gamekeeper: W. A. Wilson 1 and 2. 6 Up-to-Date: L. Richards 1, A. L. Pegler 2. 6 Scot: W. A. Wilson 1 and 2. G table potatoes, any other variety: C. Gilmour 1. 5 swedes, Crimson King: V. Pegler 1 and 2. 5 swedes, Superlative: A. L. Pegler 1. 5 swedes, Magnum Bonum: W. A. Wilson 1.

5 .swedes, any other variety: A. L. Pegler 1, Y r . E. Pegler 2. o heaviest swedes: A. L. Pegler (113glb) 1. - Heaviest swede: A. L. Pegler (321!) I 1. 3 mangolds, long, red: F. Green 1. D. H. Bates 2. 3 mangolds, Globe: Y. E. .Pegler 1. F. Green 2. 3 mangolds, Tankard: Y". E. Pegler ], A. L. Pegler 2. 3 mangolds, Jersev Queen • V E Pegler !. Heaviest mangold: A. f, Pegler (21£lb) 1. ~> field .'.oft turnips: A. L. Pe-o-kM' 1 and 2. 5 heaviest soft turnips: YV. A. Wilson (103ilb) I. •5 field carrots, Y\nite Belgian: D. H. Bates 1, R. F. Vernon 2. ■j field carrots, any other varietv: H. Osborne 1, R. F. Vernon 2. Best soft turnips in Show: A L Peeler 1. Sack oaten chaff: ('. YV. McDonald 1. 2 sheaves oats: Mclnnis and Higham h.c. G cobs maize: P. L. Hill 1. slbs shelled maize, white: McTnnis and Higham h.c. Field pumpkin : G. Page 1. Best sample lucerne grown in district, with as much root and top as possible: A. B. Hill 1, E. M. Harsant 2.

GARDEN. Table pumpkin:'F. Green 1, S. Ai mstrong .2 Squash: S. Armstrong 1 and 2. Vegetable marrow: V. E. Pegler 1. A. L. Pegler 2. 4 vegetable marrows, 4 varieties. 1 <?aeh: V. E. Pegler 1, G. Page 2. G kumaras: Mrs YY\ Phillips 1. G Brown Spanish onions: F. E. Trolove i, F. Rastrick 2. 0 onions, any other variety > F. Rastrick 1, F. Foss 2. 12 eschalots: A. B. Hill 1, Mrs .T. Phillips 2. 12 pickling onions: Mrs F. Green 1. <> parsnips: J. T. Bregman 1, F. E. Trolove 2. Table cabbage: J. T. Bregman 1. V. E. Pegler 2. 0 table carrots: R. Gower 1, Mrs W. Phillips 2. G carrots, Shorthorn: J. O'Sullivan 1, Mrs J. Phillips 2. 5 beetroot: C. Swann 1. « G stalks rhubarb: C. Swann 1. G tomatoes: J. N. Pegler 1. Best collection vegetables: M. Harsant 1, Miss E. Vernon 2. ORCHARD. 6 Northern Spy spples: R. F. Vernon 1, Jas. Belcher 2, S. Armstrong 3. 6 Russets: S. Armstrong 1, Miss B. Husband 2. 6 Reinette du Canada: S. Armstrong 1, F. Rastrick 2. 6 Rome Beauty: F. Green 1, Mrs YY Gibbison 2. G another variety dessert apple: .T. Latrobe 1, St Armstrong 2. 6 Ohinemufi: F. Rastrick 1. 6 Winter Majetin: Miss B. Husband 1, F. Rastrick 2. I 6 any other variety cooking apples: J. N. Pegler 1, R. F. Vernon 2. Best collection of apples, not less than G nor more than 12: S. Armstrong 1, Miss B. Husband 2. 6 pears, dessert: R. F. Vernon 1 and 2. G pears, cooking: T. Richards 1, Miss McCracken 2. 12 passion fruit: C. Swann 1, Miss Ada Ward 2. G quinces: McTnnis and Higham 1. Preserving citron melon: Miss Eva Vernon 1. 12 English walnuts: J. F. Jackson 1, Mrs T. B. Hill 2. 3 oranges: Mclnnis and Higham 1. 3 Lisbon lemons: McTnnis and Higham 1. 3 lemons, any other variety: J. N. Pegler 1. G medlars: Miss I. M. McDonald lib dried apples: Miss E. M. Harsant 1. lib dried fruit, any other varietv: Miss B. Cogswell 1. HORTICULTURAL. 6 chrysanthemums : Mrs E. 0. Weill's 1, Mrs Husband 2. Collection cut flowers, 18 varieties • Mrs E. 0. Wall is 1. Pot plant, foliage: Mrs Husband 1. Pot plant, in bloom : Mrs Husband 1. Table decorations, table 4ft x 3ft : Miss L. Husband 1. Hand bouquet: Mrs E. 0. Wallis 1. Lady's spray, and buttonhole to match: Miss L. Husband 1. Children's spray: Miss Z. Husband. DAIRY PRODUCE. Separator butter, lib plain, in paper: Mrs F. Green 1, Mrs C. W\ Ralfe 2. Exhibit fanev butter: Mrs J. Slunro - 2 lib sections honey, in comb: J. X. Pegler 1. Heaviest fowl, dead, unplucked: F. Bray 1. COOKERY. Loaf white bread, any shape, not less than 21b: Mrs R. Latrobe 1, Mr W. A. YY'ilson 2. Loaf brown bread, any shape, not less than 21b: Mrs W. Stanton 1. Mrs W. A. vvilson 2. Loaf fancy bread: Mrs W. A. Wilson 1. Best 21b loaf made from "Champion ', flour, by settler's wife or daughter:Mrs W. A. Wilson 1, Mrs R. Nicholson 2. Best 2tb loaf made from "Silverdust" flour: Mrs Blackett h.c. Bread, any flour, open class: Mrs G. H. Stanton 1, Mrs O'Sullivan 2. G sponge cakes: Miss McCracken 1. Plum cake: Mrs R. Gilmour 1, Mrs YY*. Phillips 2. Seed cake: Mrs Blackett 1. Mrs W. A. Wilson h.c. Gingerbread cake: Mrs W. G. Vernon 1, Miss Eva Vernon 2. Jam roll: Mrs R. Gilmour 1, Mrs YV. G. Vernon 2. Jam sandwich: Mrs F. Green 1, Mrs R. Gilmour h.c. 6 jam tarts, puff pastry: Mrs Blackett 1, Mrs R. Gilmour 2. 6 shortbread: Mrs R. Gilmour 1, Mrs Blackett 2. Best plain scones made from "Champion" flour, by settler's wife or daughter: Miss Eva Vernon 1, Mrs Blackett 2. Best plain scones, made by gentleman: J. O'Sullivan 1. J. R. Rawlinson 2. Oven scones, any flour: Mrs Blackett I, Mrs R. Gilmour 2. 6 Cream puffs: Mrs Blackett 1. Mrs R. Gilmour 2. 6 Pikelets: Mrs E. M. Harsant 1, Miss McCracken 2.

(i Fav-v scorn s: Mrs Blackett 1. li Bread Currant bun*: -Mrs T. R. Brown I. -Mrs \V. Stanton 2. Plum pudding: .Mrs V.. Phillips 1. sWKKTS; .1 A.MS, .JELLIES, ETC. Bottle plums: Mrs (J.. B. Taylor 1, .Mrs R. Gilmour 2. Bottle peaches: Mrs R. Gilmour 1 and ») Mot; !<• gooseberries : Miss A. Bernard L Bottle pears: .Mrs F. Rastriek 1. Boll!e, any other iruit : Mrs Middlemiss 1 and 2. Jar ('ape goo.-ebe! rv jam, not less than HI.: Mrs G. Vile 1, Mrs W. Phillips 2. .far |»' .ch jam, i.c.t less than lib: Mrs R. (.ill:, n:r 1, MrsC'.fJiiinour 2. Jar plum jam, not le.ss than lib: Airs W. Pliillii's 1, Mrs C. (iilmour 2. Jar marmalade, not less than lib: Mrs R. (iilmour 1, X *iss Bernard 2. Jar apple jelly, not less than lib: Mis C. W. Ralfe 1, Mrs C. Gilmour 2. J '.rs jelly, 3 \aiieties, 1 each variety, not less than Mb each : Miss B. Husband 1. Bottle home-made wine: Miss Middlemiss 1. Bottle apple sauce: Mrs W. Phillips 1. Bottle plum sauce: Mrs AY. S. Cowley 1. Bottle tomato <-auce: Airs T. F. Bray 1, Airs R. (iilmour 2. Bottle quince ginger: Mrs AY. Phillips 1. Pwchutney: Airs AY. Phillips 1, .Mrs"'!. F. Bray 2. Bottle pickled cabbage: Airs P. Gilmour 1. Bottle mixed pickles: Airs T. F. Bray 1, Miss B. Husband 2. CHILDREN'S SECTION. Open only to children attending school. Writing exhibit, Standard I.: C. Stedman 1, AY. Pairama 2. Writing exhibit, Standard II.: D. Hudson 1. Al. Rastriek 2. Writing exhibit, Standard ITL : AVainga.ro School child 1, Ivy Nicholson 2. Writing exhibit, Standard I\". : J. Galvan 1. Writing exhibit, Standard A*.: Florl ie AValmsley 1. Writing exhibit , Standard VI. : Maida Brown 1. Specimen freehand, Standard I.: J. White 1. C. Stedman 2. Specimen freehand, Standard 11. : D. Hudson 1, AL Rasrick 2, Specimen freehand, Standard V.: Kathleen Page 1. Specimen freehand, Standard VI.: Isabella Ralfe 1, Mary LaTrobe 2. Drawing of an animal: I). Grayling 1. Map of New Zealand, showing counties, principal towns and rivers: AA'aingaro School child 1, H. Moon 2. POULTRY. White Leghorn rooster: D. Cameron "I. White Leghorn hen: D. Cameron 2. White Leghorn pair, cockerel and pullet: S. Yereoe 1. Rooster, any other Mediterranean breed: Airs AY. Gibbison 1, T. B. Hill 2. Hen, any other Afediterraneon breed: .Mis AY. Gibbison 1, T. B. Hill 2. Pair (cockerel and pullet) any other Mediterranean breed: T, Parker 1. Orpington rooster: F. Bray 1. Orpington pair, cockerel and pullet: I". Parker 1. Best bird in show (open to birds exhibited in other classes) : Airs AA~. Gibbison 1. I). Cameron 2. Pair ducks, Indian Runner: Mrs S. J. Armstrong 1. Turkey gobbler: Miss AL AVilson 1. Turkey hen: Ali ss AL AVilson 1. Best table fowl: T. Parker 1, F. Bray -) .MISCELLANEOUS. Collection (i amateur photographs, 2 figure, I sea or landscape, local views: Miss Ada Ward 1, Miss B. Husband 2. olour work: .Miss 1). Taylor 1, A. J. Raulinson 2. Monochrome, in brush, pencil, or pen: .Miss L. Husband. Collection named timbers, from Ragland County, pieces not larger than 6 x 3 x : G. Page 1, J. La Trobe 2. 3 x Jsin: G. Page 1, J. Latrobe 2. Rough-coated sheep or cattle dog: AV. Phillips 1, J. Ferryman 2. Smooth-coated sheep or cattle dog: I). H. Bates 1, AY. A. AVilson 2. G Varieties grasses, named, each exhibited in sods Jin square: S. Armstrong 1, Milda AVilson 2.

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RAGLAN WINTER SHOW, Waikato Times, Volume 84, Issue 13181, 22 May 1915

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