Newspaper Article 1931 – Mr HP Horne retires

Mr H. P. Horne Retires

After Many Years of Public Service

With his decision not to accept re-nomination for the position of Mayor owing to health reasons, Mr. H. P. Horne retires from the high office of Woodville’s chief magistrate with the satisfaction of having filled the position with dignity and credit over a number of years. Mr. Horne was first elected a councillor in 1903 and served in that capacity till 1909. He was elected again in 1912 and in 1914 became Mayor, holding office continuously until 1931. In 1935 he was again elected to that position and now retires feeling that he must take things a little easier. Mr. Horne has given his time and attention to other public activities outside the Borough Council. He has been chairman of the Woodville Fire Board since its inception in 1930  and is a member of the Dannevirke Power Board since its inception. He is also a member of the Pahiatua Licensing Committee which embraces Woodville, and a member of the Manawatu Gorge Domain Board. A Justice of the Peace, Mr. Horne was recently the recipient of the King’s Coronation Medal. When municipal and business affairs are not pressing upon his time, Mr. Horne may be found on the bowling green, being a keen enthusiast of the game. The Manawatu Bowling Centre has honoured him by electing him patron. The Woodville A. and P. Association has him on its honours board as a vice-president.

Nobody will doubt that Mr. Horne has played his part in the welfare of the town.

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