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MEETINGS. PETERSHAM BRANCH, A.L.P. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
MEETINGS. PETERSHAM BRANCH. A.L.P. The Petersham Branch met at the Petersham Town Hall, March 27. There was more than the average attendance present. Mr. Monahan, President, occu pied the. chair. The principal discussion was centred in the report of Mr. R. J. Stuart-Robertson, M.L.A., who had charge of the organisation on behalf of the organising committee. Mr. Kourke moved to strike out a section of the re port, which referred to the fact that some of the old members of the League did not play an active part in the fight until near the conclusion of the campaign. After considerable debate, a lady asked the question: 'Is It true that it was not until nearing the end- of the campaign that -the old members referred to as sisted?' The reply was, 'Yes.' Then she said, 'If true,' .that section of the report should remain in.' On the vote being taken the amendment was lost, only two voting for it. The report was adbpted. f A vote of thanks to all the members of the League who assisted was...
ROUND THE SHOWS WHAT IS A PICTURE? [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
j ROUND THE SHOWS I . (By^JANE SIDDONS.) WHAT IS A PICTURE? ?Infatuation,' the nrst French-made ?dm of importance to come to Australia since peace wasNIeclared, sets one won dering if the American picture people ' have made any advance at all in their ?' Industry during the great struggle. Pathe Freres, who produced 'Infatuation,' star ring Gaby Deslys in France, have some scenes in the picture which we have not seen in any American production to date. It is an attempt to make the moving pic ture more like the stage picture, and the ? producer, instead of paying all his atten - tion to the faces of the people, has worked ' ' at the scenes and made improvements there. It brings about the question, 'What is a picture?' Most of the American productions, by ? the frequency with' which they use close ups, would seem to assert that the thing in a picture is facial expression — that is the picture. But is it? Does a human creature alone make a picture? Do eyes ? alone? Does hair or mouth o...
Books for Students. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
Books for Students. Tyrrell's Ltd., 139 Castlereagh-slireet, Sydney, have at present a most unique collection of works that should *e highly interesting to- students of. Social Science. They recently secured a famous library consisting of 4000 volumes, comprising such subjects as Politicaf Economy, So cialism, Capitalism, Trade Unionism, Co-operation, Municipal Control, . Jlome Rule, Tariff Problems, industrialism, Banking Currency, Accountancy, etc The collection 'is one that is well worth an inspection, as it contains many works on . Political Problems which are difficult to obtain elsewhere. Messrs. Tyrrell's' Limited well be glad to supply informa tion to readers interested in any of the subjects mentioned
Daughter's Letter Dear Mother,— [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
[?] Dear Mother, — The business of living these days is getting down to a very fine science. They used to say that we wasted a great deal of food in Sydney that the starving poor of other countries would have been glad. to have; but, if that was ever- true, it must have been a long time ago. Of cpurse, there is still great waste from the houses of the rich; but working people have to cut things very fine indeed, and make use of what they have to the last small scrap. The profiteer has been at work everywhere, and all the price-fixing has done very little to hold him down. I find that in lots of common things there is a difference of from a ha'penny to two pence a pound between one shop and another. That difference means several shillings a week when, it is all put to gether,; and the worst* of it is that the lower price, which is no doubt nearest to a fair one, is not uniform over all the goods in one shop. Oh, no! Each shop seems to have its -cheaper line or two, and so you must ru...
LABOR CARTOONS OF THE WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
[?] CAUSE AND EFFECT. CRIPPLE: 'If our rulers had not wooden heads, I should not have wooden legs!' - — 'Sondags Nisse,' Stockholm. . THE DAWN. —'Queensland Worker.' BEFORE THE PORTALS. 'What are you doing here, youngster?' 'I am cold standing so long outside.*' 'I also. But I will soon warm you.' — 'Nebelspalter,' Zurich. THE PICTURE NO ARTIST CAN PAINT. — 'Queensland Worker.' POLITICAL ACTION. Last week Mr. Hall was entertained by his ministerial colleagues. The Premier, in the course of a eulogistic address, paid a tribute to Mr. Hall for his 'undying devotion and patriotism to the country's service.' Mr. Hall, he said, had many merits, but what the public was unaware of was that he was an utterly unselfish man. HOLMAN. — 'Our only hope, Davie, is to take turn about and butter each other at advertising rates. No one else seems to have a good word for us!' 'IT'S ALL EXPERIMENTAL!' As the -monkey said when he at tempted to 'mend' the clock. —'Sydney Worker.' : — 'Sydney Worker.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
Printed by H. E. Boots, of Faraday Avenue, Rose Bay/ at 'The Worker' Office, St. Andrew's Place. Sydney, and published by Arthur Bae, of Vlew-3treet» MarrlckviUe, at the _A.UP. Head Office, MacdooeU House, Htt-street, Sydno/. Albury Electorate, A.L.P. rpHE Leagues and Affiliated Unions in X Albury Electorate are cordially invited ' to send Delegates on WEDNESDAY, MAY 14. 1919, at 8 p.m., to a MEETING at HUMULA. SCHOOL OF ARTS. Business: fl) To form an Electorate Council: (2) to fix elate of meeting of same; (3) to call for candidates willing to contest the Albury seat is Selected Labor Candidate.— (Signed) E. F. LOCKE, J.P.. President; C. S. HICKEY, Hon. Sec, Humula Branch, A.L.P. Alexandria State Electorate. XTOMINATIONS are invited from Persons 1A qualified under the Rules of the A.L.P. to contest the Electorate of Alexandria in the interests of Labor at the next State Elec tion. Nominations close on. FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1919, at 6 p.m. J. F. BRADY, Returnins-Officer, 190 Lawrence-st.,...
Searchlights by TRUE THOMAS (The Men Who Made the 'Flu. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
?H fl*he Men Who Made the 'Flu. in the sunlight and the dew ffhere is splendid work to do, Shaping out the path of men iWith a plough or with a pen; (But our work is interfered with, 'And our foemen's hearts are cheered with, - ff'he peculiar, deadly panic that accom j panies the 'flu. itThere. are matters old and new. 'And we want to see them through, JWilling still to bear the brunt . - jOC their charges on our front; But we cannot get a move on, . For our enemies improve on IAD the variegated horrors that accom pany the 'fluT Down the Rocks and round the 'Loo - In the narrow lanes they etew — I itvomen, children, closely pent,. Staying landlords 12 per cent.r I And we want to liberate them; 1 But the microbes there await them [ [Where the S.O.S. is signalled to the ( guardians of the 'flu. I ,They will' come our. votes to woo, ! When the poll is close in view; I But it's little we shall care i For their gusts of heated air. I Oh, we know that influenza I Js the sort of thing that...
MEN OF THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
MEN OF THE PEOPLE. POLITICAL DEMOCRACY, if it is to come into effective being,' must grapple successfully with the situation. MEN FAIRLY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COMMON INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE must be substituted at the focal points for the present guardians of class Interests. ? * K ?' The CIVIL SERVICES, the JUDI CIARY, and the MAGISTRACY, AS WELL AS THE LEGISLATURE, must bo manned by men of the people, if we are to have anything better than the sham self-government which has hitherto prevailed in the so-called liberal nations. ? * * ? i^-. Most rnddern laws are merely rough sketches, leaving the important concrete substance to be filled in by orders in council or departmental flats. The pri vate personal opinions, sentiments, in terests, and attachments of the first-class clerks of the civil service, and their legal advisers are, - ^therefore, of ' determinant importance.
Death of Frank Hyett. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
Death of Frank Hyett. ?§&' Every Laborite who knew Frank Hyett, ;« General Secretary of the Arictorian Rail m ways Union, will feel more than ordi M narily grieved at his untimely death last iifS Friday, April 25, from pneumonic in J8 fluenza. MB Frank was a fine, manly fellow, a mili gBtant to the backbone, and at the same JB time one of the most level-headed, prac j9 tical unionists. H He used his influence with the Vic ^H torian Unions to take an interest in the JH Labor daily to good effect, and was elec rXted as one of the directors of Labor ??Papers Limited. w While the world goes o_n whatever hap H pens, yet in the death ,of Frank Hyett H mankind is the poorer, and the Labor S Movement has lost a man who cannot be H replaced. H The funeral took place last Saturday ^K afternoon at Box Hill Cemetery — a special H train carrying mourners from Melbourne. H It was largely attended by unionists and ? Labor sympathisers, as well as. by many H personal friends of the deceased...
JUSTICE FOR ALL. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
JUSTICE FOR ALL. || Socialism was born of exploitation. I ? ? ? I Keep on thinking Socialism! It won't tbe, long before you will be doing more Ytban thinking— you will act! i; £? ? ? ?' ? ^I.Socialism would have the workers' do things for themselves and because they ?Want* t3aem'i' done/ instead of letting the capitalists Co them because they want a profit for doing them. ? ? ? Socialism will not end private property, but It will end tho making of profit through the ownership ot private pro perty. ? ? ? Socialism does not mean that you will have to surrender your privacy. On the contrary, it means that you will have an opportunity to regain the privacy which you have already surrendered.— John M.- Worft. ' . ? ? t Socialism is a system of national co operation. It Is based upon the principle of co-operation, ae opposed to the prin ciple of competition. It is based upon the principle of collectivism, as opposed to the principle of individualism. It is union as against disunion, order...
Some Needed Reforms. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
^ Some Needed Reforms. HflBy AN OLD LABOR BATTLER.) I- J eee the slogan cry at the next elec ttion Is the -abolition of the Upper House. I 1 admit that is one good reform required, - but 4t, has been on the programme ever I since the inception of the Movement, of I which I am one of the fathers, and noth I Ing has been done. In my opinion the I cry should 3-e that the State pay to E parents the same amount that is allowed I for children boarded out, until the income I of the parents is brought up to £250 or I £300; then the children -would be ensured I to-morrow's dinner, and relieve the par lents of the responsibility of part of their I maintenance, and give 'the children a I chance to be brought up under decent en I vironment. The cry would embrace and | bring to the fold all parents that are I -wondering where the next feed is coming I for their little ones, and it would pre I vent the fear of how to maintain a family. I- Men would then get married, and we 1 would have a virile r...
STITCH! STITCH!! STITCH!!! FOR J.P.C. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
STITCH! STITCHM STITCHH! FOR J.P.C. Item from the financial columns of the Sydney 'Daily Telegraph': 'In the past ten years J. and P. Coats, Limited, have made £30,042,889 net profits after writing off depreciation, thus averaging a trifle over £3.000,000 a year, it has been a great profit to make out of sewing cotton, but then Coats' cotton, is known all the world over. The profits averaged £3,000,000 a year up to the war, but were somewliat lower in 1914 and 1915. In the year to June 30 last they were £3,171,796. The share capital is £10,000,000, and the reserve funds still greater. The ordinary dividend is, as usual, 30 per cent' Thirty million pounds' profit in ten years! Think of it, mothers! when you pay 8d. or 9d. for a reel of cotton that you could once buy for l|d. or 2d. * ? ? Capitalism is the most terrible scourge of humanity. It fattens on the misery of the poor, the degradation of the worker, and th_e brutalising toil of his wife and' children. Just as Capitalism grows...
CLASS BIAS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
CLASS BIAS. Now the drafting, the filling-in, and the administration of Acts of Parliament are performed by men who for the most part are born in well-to-do families and have throughout their life consorted ex clusively with members of the upper classes. * * # . The same is true of the higher and lower grades of the judiciary, .and the anti-popular bias exhibited by highly paid and virtually immovable judges con stitutes a grave scandal to the common cause of justice. ''* ' # ' ? # This wrong is particularly flagrant in cases relating to disputes between work men and employer, where the lack of power to stand the costs and risks of an appeal to a higher and more expensive court virtually extinguishes whole grades of justice. 4b.
CO-OPERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 3 May 1919
CO-OPERATION. Because Co-operation cannot bring the Millennium, Australian workers, particu larly Unionists, have treated it with in difference. Some Socialists have been actively hos tile, because they held that it would divert attention from more vital matters and perpetuate commercialism by mak ing it more tolerable, and thus winning large bodies of workers over to the sup port of a pernicious system. In this I think they were gravely mistaken and allowed unproved doctrinaire theories to prevail over common-sense. The Russian Communa- Government has admittedly found the widespread co operative societies of that country oC enormous advantage in helping to feed the people and establish the new social and political system. In Great Britain, when the Government took over many businesses from the weak and palsied hands of. private enterprise, it was found quite unnecessary to inter fere with the activities of the thousands of co-operative societies which were al ready organised to fee...