The inaugural meeting and conference of Pastures Protection Board officials was opened to-day in King's Hall by Mr. Valder, Director of Agriculture, in the absence of the Minister. Of the 60 odd stock inspectors in the State more than 40 were in attendance. Prior to the opening ceremony the inspectors elected Mr. C. R. Brett, of Bathurst, chairman. At the morning session it was resolved, on the motion of Mr. E. A. Lucas (Nyngan), seconded by Mr. H. E. Palmer (Gundagai), that for the better working of the Pastures Protection Act, and in the interests of the officials employed under the Act, an association should be formed.
The conference next adopted a loyalty resolution—"that this institute places on record its unswerving loyalty to the cause of Great Britain and her Allies: its firm belief in the righteousness of that cause, and its determination to assist in upholding the hands of those in authority in prosecuting the war until a victorious peace is assured.