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Important Meeting at Hereford._______I

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Important Meeting at Hereford. I There was considerable discussion over a resolution urging procedure with the Hop Sub- stitutes Bill by the Herefordshire and Worces- tershire Hop Growers' Association at Hereford on Wednesday. Mr Myer urged caution in the matter, because there was a feeling among the brewers t'niit it was from the association that various proposals emanated which were designed against the interests of the trade. (No, no.) He was afraid this feeling would reflect itself in unwillingness to purchase hops from members of the association, and it behoved them to be very careful as to the acceptance of reports and alii to the description of how arsenic originated in beer. He knew of one case in which the hops of a member of that association hae been refused. Mr J M Parry remarked that brewers who used the propir ingrefii-iuts had nothing to fear from the Hop Substitutes Bill. From the returns given it was not possible to tell how much preser- vative a brewer used, and it was not incumbent upon the brewer to record the quantity. He pointed to the fact that a smaller acreage of hops would place the brewer more at the mercy of the foreign competitor, and found general agreement with his declaration that the interests of grower and brewer were one. He could not imagine an honest brewer seeking to retaliate on any mem- ber simply because he supported the bill, because it was in his own interests, and on Mr Myer's own showing, there was only ft small percentage of firms which used aub-tfitntes. At the same time he was glad that Mr Myer had made the growers acquainted with the feeling of the brewers, because they, as an association, could declare that they had no animosity against them, but only wished to work in harmony. Mr J A Thompson supported the bill, in which- he urged that it was only right that the use of deleterious ingredients should, as in the case of other foods, be made illegal. This, he claimed, was in the interests of the honest brewer, as well as in the interests of the public and the grower. Aa regards the refusal of hops, there was some ill-feeling between a brewer and hiuiself, but they were accepted, though he could have dis- posed of them elsewhere. Mr Shew agreed, and quoted the" nice attitude of the Bishop of Hereford in the House of Lords that beer should be the traditional beer of malt and hops, an.i not some concoction bear- ing the same relation as margarine did to butter. Other speakers agreed that Mr Myer had done a service in bringing the brewers' view forward, but the association were unanimous in stating that they had no animus whatever against the brewers, while Mr Shew reminded the meeting that a few years ago the association arranged meetings all over the two counties on behalf of the trade.

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