The demonstration made in Woodville on Monday night in honour of Mr and Mrs H.P. Horne, the retiring Mayor and Mayoress, was a gratifying evidence that the services of men and women who give of their best to the community are not permitted to pass without some tangible recognition. It would be a bad day for New Zealand if public men were treated like one would treat a lemon – squeezed for all that is in them, and then tossed, so to speak, away. There is an inexorable law which ordains that no man shall possess a prescriptive right to any public position. And it is the operation of this law which, for good or ill, has deprived Woodville, in the meantime, of the services of a Mayor who, at considerable personal sacrifice, has rendered conspicuous service to the district. Mr and Mrs Horne should be very proud of the enthusiastic tribute that was paid them on Monday night, not alone by residents of the borough, but by many of the leading residents of the district. It was a tribute as spontaneously tendered as it was richly deserved.
THE success achieved by the Woodville dairy factories at the Manawatu and other winter shows affords emphatic proof, not only of the adaptability of this district for dairying, but of the superiority of the herds, the up-to-date methods employed by dairy farmers, and the efficiency of the staffs employed in the manufacture of butter and cheese.