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THE DISLOYALISTS. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
. THE DISLOYALISTS. Ait a Post Office recruiting meeting re cently a number of young men refused to doff ' their hats V when the National Anthem was being sung. The sergeant on the stump immediately noticed this, and called on the hoodlums to remove their hats. The gang shouted, 'You're not game to come - down to us.' Like a flash the soldier and a couple of his col leagues jumped off the steps- and chal lenged the disloyalists to make them selves known. There was no response. Fred R. Brown, 331 Queen-st., Bris.
Referendum on the Abolition Legislative Council. Constitution Defence Fund. CONTRIBUTIONS URGENTLY REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
Referendum on the Abolition of the Legislative Council. Constitution Defence Fund. CONTRIBUTIONS URGENTLY REQUIRED. At a large and representative meeting held in Brisbane on Tuesday, 3rd April, 1917, a strong Committee, consisting of — SIR ROBERT PHILP Hon. P. J. LEAHY, M.L.C. SIR ALFRED COWLEY Mr. W. J. HOOPER . Hon. A. H. WHITTINGHAM, M.L.C. Mr. GEO. STORY ,? Hon. E. W. H. FOWLES, M.L.C. was formed, together with an influential Finance Committee, on which are repre sentatives of the producing and commercial interests generally throughout Queens land, for the purpose of opposing the attempt of the present Government to abolish the Legislative Council. ; A large sum of money will be required to carry, on the campaign between now and Polling Day, the 5th May, and a further large sum will be required for ., legal expenses connected with the action which certain members of the Council have instituted in order that the Constitution may be preserved from what is considered a wanton and u...
The Ghosts of Gallipoli. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
The Ghosts off Gallipoii. The ghosts of Gallipoii \ I don't know exactly how the phrase came to me, but 1 woke up the other morning with it ringing in my ears. I fancied that my last thoughts were about those fifty thou sand men — bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh, blood of our blood — whose eyes are closed in slumber everlasting, sleep ing in the bosom of those grim cliffs by the sea. Go to that home of desolation now, and you shall' see the ghosts of our warrior hosts, all draped in silver grey, keeping ? watch and ward over the ledges that lip the ravines on the face of the Gallipoii cliffs— keeping eternal Tigil, those sentinels of God who died to teach a world that was drifting into gross materialism that noble ideals are worth suffering and death. Peer deep down there, in the shadow-circled fissures of the earth, behold the living spirit by the crumbling dust, standing sentinel until that hour when the Lion flag of Britain shall float in splendid triumph over the spot where...
"A CROWNED REPUBLIC." [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
'A CROWNED REPUBLIC.' Canvassers for Finlayson are busy endeavoring to gloss over the statements of the republican crowd. It is well known that a section of the 'official' Labor party stands for an Australian republic out and out, , and would sever the ties binding Australia to the Empire at the first opportunity. Their canvassers now tell the electors that the constitution of ?the crowned republic of England is the finest in the world, and that they are out to advocate a crowned republic. They never wa,nted to cut, the painter. How innocent the electors must be if they believe this sort of rubbish. Any one who reads knows that the republican crowd are out for an Australian republic, and that this latest attempt to gull the public is based on a letter written by a great English socialist, H. G. Wells, who, by the way, was severely taken to task for writing it. Fred R. Brown, 331 Queen-st., Bris.
Campaign Comments. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
Campaign Comments. Polling Day: May 6. Writs returnable: June 6. * * * » NATIONALIST CANDIDATES. Senate: T. W. CRAWFORD GUNNER H. S. FOLL MAT REID Representatives: ? ' Brisbane.— LIEUT.-COL. A. C. PLANE (R.S.). ; Darling1 Downs. — L. E. GROOM. f' Capricornia. — Duncan. Kennedy. — CORPL. H. E. SIZER. Moreton .— HUGH SINCLAIR. Oxl ey. — J. G. BAYLEY. Lilley. — S. H. MACKAY. Maranoa.— HERBERT YEATES. Wide Bay.— E. B. C. CORSER. v Herbert. — F. W. BAMFORD. * ? ♦ * Gunner H. Spencer Foil killed yet an other Trades Hall bogey' at Gympie re cently. Senator Maughan and other junta champions have been making wild assertions about what the Nationalists ? will do if returned. One of the retro grade steps they will take, says the senator with three son's at the front, is in the direction of reducing the soldiers' high pay, for which the Labor party was | responsible. 'Senator Maughan,' re marked Gunner Foil, 'knows that is not true. When the first 20,000 men were offered and the rates of pay fi...
From Near and Far [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
1 # From Near and Far % Colin Groom, news of whose death in action was cabled last week/ was a son of 'Mr. and Mrs. Fred Groom, and a grandson of the late Hon. W. H. Groom and Mrs. Groom, of Millbrook, Too woomba, early pioneers on the Downs. The laddie was barely 21 years of age, and enlisted as a bugler about a year and a half ago. He was transferred to the A.I.F., and was twice wounded, re turning to the front on one occasion with his wounds still bandaged. It is this spirit in our Australian lads which is up holding our honor on the battlefront, and it is for the same ideals that the political battle is being foug-ht here. The men who stand for the nation, for her freedom and her honor, are standing most surely for the same ideals for which our hoys are fighting and dying. The name of Groom has been associated with poli ties almost since the beginning of things political in Queensland, and Colin Groom was a nephew of Hon. Littleton Groom, ivho has held the Downs electorate un be...
Anzac Day. DEPUTATION TO PREMIER. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
Anzac Day. DEPUTATION TO PREMIER. A deputation from the Returned Sol diers and Patriots' National Political League waited on the State Premier (Mr. T. J. Ryan) on Saturday morning last to ask that Anzac Day, April 25, should be a full holiday for returned soldiers em ployed in the civil service. It was. known that the heads of departments were empowered to grant leave to re turned soldiers to attend the church ser vices and march-past on that day, but it was not made plain that the boys could have the day off. The deputation put the matter plainly before the Premier, and asked that the heads of departments should be notified of the intention tif the authorities that the returned men should have the full day. Mr. Ryan readily fell in with the suggestion, and gave instruc tions accordingly. The deputation was. the outcome of a wire from the Prime Minister in reply to a request from the league that Anzac Day should be proclaimed a public holi day for all returned soldiers in the civil ...
We should like to know: [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
We should like to know : Why the Legislative Council should be abolished? ? What the Ryan Government would do if they got rid of the Upper House? Why so-called Nationalists distribute offensive literature in the hope of raising the sectarian devil? Why, if no business concern, has two boards of directors, as the Trades Hall organs state, there is any necessity for an Australian Senate? Why all returned soldiers should vote for 'Gunner (Foil, Lieut.-Col. Plane, an£ Corpl. Sizer ?— Because they fought for Australia and the Empire, and because they will, if. returned, go to Parliament unfettered by outside influences. Why nineteen unions in. jN.S. Wales threaten to strike if the I.W.W. fanatics are not released? What do the unions mean by supplying the I.W.W. with cash if they are not in sympathy with them? ;;.;? .. What the Nationalists are fighting for? — Constitutional, responsible government in place of mob rule. ? . \ j If the Ryan Government spent hun dreds of thousands in raisin...
TRADES HALL CONTRADICTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
J TRADES HALL CONTRADICTIONS. How these Labor extremists contradict themselves! In 1912 one of Labor's pub licity organs stated that it was useless for the democracy to go to the poll armed solely with the vote. They should go with the vote in one hand and a gun in the other. In the same year another journal of the same kidney remarked that 'The army and navy must go; they are a menace to the democracy.' On the one hand we have the Trades Hall telling the people to arm themselves against their political opponents, and on the other advocating the abolition of the only means of defence against foreign aggression. A clear case of ' 'e dunno where 'e are.' That is exactly the posi tion in which the Trades Hall clique stands to-day. They are claiming credit for the establishment of the army and navy, yet are fighting tooth and nail against any attempt to reinforce them. They are, in one breath, telling the re turned soldiers to go to the devil, and in the next they are yelling loudly abo...
RETURNED'SOLDIERS AND UNIONISTS. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
RETURNED 'SOLDIERS AND' UNIONISTS. From the pen of Mr. J. Lovell, presi dent of the Mt. Morgan branch of the A.W.U.: — 'Believing that the impression current is that the Australian Workers' Union is fighting for preference to union ists to the exclusion of^ returned soldiers, I wish to state the privileges conceded to returned soldiers. In the .first place, any returned soldiers' military discharge is his union ticket during the currency of same, providing he was a member of the union before enlisting, and if he is not employed at full rates his discharge is . still further to be his union ticket.' If that is so, and 75 per cent of the men in khaki are unionists, how i& it that the Federal Government and the Govern ments of the, various States are holding out golden promises of employment to returned . soldiers ? How is it that the average unionist regards the returned ^soldier as a drag on the community ?— and why do union members refuse . point blank to assist, during thei...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
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Lient.-Col. Plane's Meetings. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
Lieut.-Col. Plane's Meetings. FRIDAY, 27th. — Auchenflower, Presby terian Hall. MONDAY, 30th. — Taringa, Masonic Hall. TUESDAY, 1st May. — Ithaca, State' School. ' WEDNESDAY, 2nd— Red Hill, 'Pops' Pictures. - THURSDAY, 3rd— Valley, Brooke-st, State School. FRIDAY, 4th— Rosalie and Milton, Rosalie Hall and Foresters' Hall.
Anzac Day. The Brisbane Celebrations. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
Anzac Day. ? ? ? « The Brisbane Celebrations. Anzac Day! What a host of memories the words conjure up! How many Aus tralians, as they gazed on the ranks of the returned soldiers marching past the platform in Albert-square on Wednesday, realised that those war-worn men were, in the main, comrades of those gallant lads who gave up their lives on that fate ful 25th of April, 1915. The crowd in the square was not over-enthusiastic when the returned men marched past in column of route; nor was much enthu siasm displayed as the troops marched down Queen-street. The procession was not so long as last year, and the com parative paucity of numbers was a seri ous reflection on the attitude of a certain section of the people towards recruiting. The Governor-General (his Excellency Sir Ronald Munro-Ferguson) took the salute as the boys marched past. Among the most conspicuous returned soldiers ?were Lieut-Col.- Ferguson, D.S.O., Cap tain Jackson, and Lieut-Colonels Mer rington and Plane, the la...
Follow On! [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
F^low On! Follow on, follow on, ' . Where the lads have gone — The brave young lads who' have never turned back, The eager iboys who have blazed the track, Grave nineteen and gay. twenty-two — They are looking to you, thiey are looking to you. ? Follow on! Do you still hold fast by the same old lie— ' No fellow-man will you send, to die When you slay the pride of the centuries, While the scum of the earth may take itheir ease, And the shirker and slacker no soft thing lack ' . From the stadium ring to the racing track. ? Follow on! , What can. you give that some dead lad gave ' Whose bones lie lost , in a nameless ' grave? The splendor of youth 'twas his by right, The golden years and warm love's de light, The 'hope of his future sons to: be — He gave that your sons might live and be free. Follow on! The Youth of Australia has brought her fame,. :'\-V But the men of the nation must guard the same, * ' ' ? And, stand as those younger sons have stood In the holy circle of .brotherhood...
Law and Order or Anarchy ? [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
Law and Order or Anarciiy ? In every election the Trades Hall can didates seek, with floods of eloquence, to ?convince- the electors tl^at the cause they espouse is the only cause. And to that end they scruple not to use every vile' method of preventing the other side from being heard. . The people who send them out on their campiaigns of crude , argu ment and personal abuse never fail to organise bands of youths who know noth ing of. 'politics to howl down their' oppo nents, while preventing opposition sup porters, by threats of bodily injury, from handing out a Roland for their Oliver. It is a significant sign of nioral degenera tion that the journalistic supporters of ' Trades Hallism, I.W.W,-ism, and Fihelly ism bust into rapturous spasms when ever an opposition candidate is counted out or is unable, amid the yells of the rabble, to make himself heard, but are discovered weeping with rage when one of their own pet . candidates is 'put through it.' Ours is essentially the British...
DEDICATED TO ANY MEMBER THE CAP WILL FIT. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
DEDICATED TO ANY MEMBER THE CAP WILL FIT. A. is a returned soldier who has been discharged owing . to wounds. B. is a burly young member of Parliament. Scene is within 25 miles of the G.P.O., Brisbane. B. is discovered earnestly reading the racing news in the daily paper. A. ap proaches and says, 'Any war news to day?' B.: 'I'll have a look. Yes, here, we are — 'Splendid work done by tlie Austra lf' lian troops.' ' A.: 'Our men are doing great work in France' and Egypt.' . B.: 'Yes, if the others had done, as t well as we have done the war would be over now. WE are the best of the lot.' A.: 'We are as good as the best, and that's quite good enough. YOU were wounded at Gallipoii, I suppose?' B.: 'ME get wounded! Do you take me for a fool? Australia's good enough for me.' A.: 'You're not a soldier? You look fit enough. What's wrong with you?' B.: 'Nothing's wrong with me, and rm not a soldier because I'm not a fool.' A.: 'I see. You are medically unfit. Heart in the wrong place, liver...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
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RETURNED SOLDIERS' VOTES. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
RETURNED SOLDIERS' VOTES. Returned soldiers who are not on the roll are requested to call on the secre tary of the R.S. and P.N.P. League, 331 Queen-street, for an application form. Returned soldiers who are on the roll must vote in the electorate in which they were enrolled prior to enlistment, but the electorates for those who receive I certificates will be allocated by the Elec toral Registrar. Remember, if you were on the roll before you went to the front you need not bother about a voting cer tificate, but if you were not on the roll you must make application, on the form prescribed, to the Commandant. Appli cation forms may be procured from this League, and from the secretary, Lieut. Col. Plane's General Committee, 332 'Queen-street (opp. Union Bank). Fred R. Brown, 331 Queen-st., Bris.
THE RABBLE. [Newspaper Article] — National Leader — 27 April 1917
, THE RABBLE. The returned soldiers' Senate) candi date, Gunner H. Spencer Foil, had just concluded his speech at a particularly , lively meeting at Woolloongabba last week, when a returned soldier spoke to him. ^ 'Look,' he said, pointing to the howling hoodlums who from the fringe of the crowd were heckling Major Fry, 'that is the rabble I fought for. I've two brothers lying on Gallipoii, and when I think that they fought for such a rabble as that it makes me feel sick.' Little wonder that he felt sick when he realised that those two dead heroes, who faltered not when duty called, sacri ficed their valuable lives for the disloyal, ignorant mob who have tacked on to the Labor cause, whose champions, for the sake of political expediency, encourage them to hoot the British flag and to sneer at the defenders of the nation. Shame on those men whose God is self that they should use such tactics in the sacred naxne' of freedom. In this campaign free dom lies bruised and battered' beneath...