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N.S.W. LABOR CONFERENCE. TRIALS OF STRENGTH BETWEEN OPPOSING SECTIONS. PROPOSALS FOR NEW OBJECTIVE AND TO ALTER MODE OF ELECTING EXECUTIVE DEFEATED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
N.S.W. LABOR CONFERENCE. TRIALS OF STRENGTH BETWEEN OPPOSING SECTIONS. PROPOSALS FOR NEW OBJECTIVE AND TO ALTER MODE OF ELECTINQ EXECUTIVE DEFEATED. (Reprinted froiti 'The Australian Worker.') ' Kesrly two hun&red afelegales were pre «e'«t when lht- President of the N.S.w. ?»raM-h Of Ihfe Australian Labor Party, JMtterttiaft W, H. Lambert, opened the An »ua\ Conference at the grades Hall last SSaVura&y attefYiobn (June 1). Gradually, t&B the afternoon Wore on the number of flfele£ales increased. By the time the feYfcfting session Was well in progress the |i$i\ Was crowded beyond comfort. In truded in the gathering were many prom Snenl members of the Movement, along Srith State and Federal Labor politicians. TherO Was an air of expectancy about %he Conference, and it was obvious to all that the great part of the first session 'would be devoted to estimating- the (strength of the various sections bidding ' ¥ov control — the organising of which had fcjeeh taking...
Social Unrest and the New Social Order. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
[?] The above topics, are the subjects -& ^ v.-orld-wide discussion just now, -apd the 1 publication of t\.a Australian books dea! ii.g respectively with Social Unrest and the New Social Order should attract' mucli interest in Labor circles. The work on 'The New Social Order' is from the pen of Professor Meredith , Atkinson, of Melbourne, arid is intended to form a text book for the use of students enrolled in the Workers' Educational As sociation. The Professor is to be con gratulated on having definitely broken away from some of the tenets of 'the dis- - mal science' which have for eo long beeu1 accepted as orthodox economic doctrines. As an example of the Professor's' heiesjr private property in land Is described as 'the most harmful, tyrannical and least necessary- of all forms of property.' This indicates a change of heart, Indeed, for time was when for a University Pror fessor to speak other than reverentially of the sacred British institution of free- - hold would hav...
Clear Thought. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
^?'?' ;':'j: Clear Tb^gfe. ' '.'. '=' ' ' .;-:.: ?!''?'? ?''I' ???-'? 37': -s . ? »? . ????* . .:. This, dissertion on the four 'cracies*- is penned with an aitfi of inducing greater clearness of thought, and more exactness in expression. Forceful writers on political subjects sometimes mar the penetrating power of splendid arguments, and blunt otherwise unanswerable logic to futility by confusing these three terms, 'artistoc- racy,' 'oligarchy,'' 'plutocracy.' Being adapted Greek words, the mean ings do not lie on the surface, as would be the case were they of purely English origin. Therefore, discrimination is neces sary. The simplest and most easily accessible authority is perhaps 'Sullivan's Spelling Book Superceded.' There we find amongst the list of Greek roots: Aristos, the best, the noblest; Oligos, a few; Plutos, wealth; Demos, the people; Cracos, rule, governing pow'er. . Armed with this simple, little, explana tory vocabulary, it is self-evident that: 1. An -Aristocracy (...
LABOR CARTOONS OF THE WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
^^pJF THEJVEEK 'THE CLUTCHI*NG HAND.' What they have taken (i.e., in the, form of increased wages and reduced working hours) with violent hands they have had to surrender in the -form of the inevitable increase in the cost of everything they eat or wear or use. — ? 'Brisbane Courier,' 2/6/19. ? — 'Queensland Worker.' MAKING GOOD. THE POLICE: 'Thank heaven, you're not a mad Chow; an' I want no man from Arizona to teach me anything about THIS job!' _ — 'Sydney Worker.' THE SOLDIERS' REWARD. FAT: 'They'll be pleased to take the job when economic pressure pinches their wives and families.' - RETURNED MEN: 'That's no good to us, and we will have to see that things are changed.' — 'Queensland Worker.' DELIVERING THE GOODS. ' Mr. Beeby returned from his globe trotting on Saturday, and hastened to get off a blast of windy 'advice' to the workers of this country. LABOR: 'YOU offer me advice! Bah! It comes well from the author of your precious Coercion Act!' —'Sydney Worker.' DODGING THE QUES...
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
? m^. ? _ NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Owing to our limited space, and in'order to give everyone a fair deal, letters to the Editor must not, except by special ar rangement, exceed half a column (about 400 words). Those in excess of that length will either be rejected or condensed. — HE* ? -*:/?:??'? ' - ' '-*»«i!*^i:4f ??-»?» '? ''. ♦ i
A.L.P. State Conference. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
A.L.P. State Conference. Mr. P. C. Evans was the only candidate nominated for the General Secretaryship, and was therefore elected unopposed. EXECUTIVE CANDIDATES. '' (Thirty to be elected.) P. Adlei-j S. P. Allen, J. Andrews, T. Arthur, R. Bates, T. S. Bartle, Mrs. M. Benson, A. B. Berry, J. Burns, Mrs. Locke Burns, W. Brotherson, W. Carey, Miss I. Cashman, D. Clyne, J. M. Cullinan, H. L. Denford, D. F. Dwyei\ Mrs. E. Dwyer, J. Fan-ell, J. Jr Fitzgerald, C. Fox, J. S. Gar den, W. A. Gibbs, Mrs. E. Grant,* J. F. Hackett, J. F. Higgins, J. Hood, J. H. Ivey, J. Kearney, G. H. King, Mrs. M. Lalor, 'C. Last, Miss D. Loughran, J. J. Lynch, W. Martin, Miss May Matthews, G. McCarthy, J. McGarry, N. McPhee, A. J. McPherson, H. J. Mitchell, Vol. Moles worth, C. H. Murphy, W. P. O'Connor, Miss E. M. O'Sullivan, A. E. O'Brien, H. J. Potter, J. M. Power, W. Peat, F. Roels, S. A. Rosa, A. Rutherford, D. J. Ryan, Mrs. E. M. Seery, B. W. Sheiles, J. J. Shiels, P. Shirley. Mrs. B./Singleton, G. H. ...
Industrial Reform. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
Industrial Reform. The following is the industrial policy; adopted by the State Labor Party for thei forthcoming campaign: 1. The amendment of the Board of Trade to provide for the election of members by; a democratic vote of the interests repre-; sented.' ? ; ? 2. The immediate abolition of all pro-: fiteering by fixing the maximum amount of interest or profit. . ? 3. Complete control of cold storage by the State to prevent the unnecessary, accumulation of necessary commodities. 4. A more direct connection between pro ducer and consumer by means of Stafa control of distribution. 6. A Right- to -Work Bill. 6. A Workers'' Compensation Act to in clude accidents, sickness, and all genuinely, enforced unemployment to be provided for by State insurance. .7. Amendments of Industrial Disputes and Trade Union Acts to provide: (a) Abolition of penalties for strikes and lockouts. (b) The use of trade union funds for political purposes. (c) The re-registration of all unions de registered in co...
An Aftermath of the Freeman Agitation. VANCE MARSHALL ARRESTED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
An Afttennafh of the Freen^ Agitation.; VANCE MARSHALL ARRESTED. The case' of Paul Freeman has caused ' an outburst of spontaneous Indignation an. ' . the part of the public perhaps previously, unprecedented in this State. So great did the demand become for hie removal from the s.s. Sonoma, on which ship he had been so long marooned, . so unswerving was the popular deter mination to put an end to the hideous stupidity exhibited by a pig-headed mili tary, that the Federal Government was compelled to bend the knee to the in sistency of the demand. But now comes the aftermath. .- On the evening of the 4th instant, at the com pletion of a meeting addressed by Mrs. Adela Pankhurst Walsh, T. J. Smith, M.L.A., and other representative citizens on behalf of the seamen on strike, Vance Marshall, who had acted as chairman, was arrested on a warrant by1 an army of ten detectives and two G.M.P. Despite the lateness of the hour, almost midnight, the well-known Socialist was conveyed to the lock-...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
WHEN YOU SET SAIL FOR SHOPPING Be prepared for a Hough Sea when you journey to Shopping this Winter. RBMKMBER the poet wlio wrote 'Any ojij port in a storm' wasn't thinking of the Shops Qf to-day, -who take your order and fiend tlie work to be made under factory conditions. HE who Plays Safe Steers for the Harbor of Honesty and Good Value English & Co.'s Suifs-to-Measure represent that harbor of safety, because they are made by men in our own work room under true tailoring conditions. SUITS TO MEASURE, FROM £5/5/ NOTE. — We send no work out to any factory. ENGLISH &- CO. TAILORS AND MERCERS 752 George Street, Hay market
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
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QUEENSLAND'S GOLDEN PROSPECTS THE MOST POTENTIAL STATE IN THE COMMONWEALTH. POPULATION WANTED TO DEVELOP HER IMMENSE POSSIBILITIES. No. 19. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
QUEENSLAND'S GOLDEN PROSPECTS THE MOST POTENTIAL STATE IN THE COMMONWEALTH. POPULATION WANTED TO DEVELOP HER IMMENSE POSSIBILITIES.' No. 19. ' Queensland, the great north-eastern State of the Commonwealth of Australia, is an enormous territory, possessing1 a con siderable variety of climate and soil. It is situated in the north-east corner of the island-oontinent of Australia, between1 latitude 28 degrees and 9 degrees south, and longitude 1531 degrees and 138 de erBss east. It has a coast line of over 3000 miles; along which are many splendid natural harbors. The area of Queensland is 429,120,000 acres, or 670,500 square miles. It is five and ar- half times more extensive than Great Britain :md Ireland. It is more than three times the size of France, and ? exceeds the area of any country In Europe, .except Hussia. The combined empires of Germany and Austro-.Hungary could be droppedl into Queensland and leave a. margin. ? According (o the latest figures, the population of Queensland...
EDITORIAL. THE LABOR CAUSE AND THE ELECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
EDITORIAL. THE LABOR CAUSE AND THE ELECTORS. The Capitalist press is persistently at tempting to utilise the differences be tween Laborites on questions of method to show that a Labor Government would be . a very unsafe body for the average elector to entrust with power. Standing as these newspapers do for a policy of financial drift, Jingo Imperial ism, big military and naval expenditure, and Reactionism generally, they endeavor to retain power in their own bands by magnifying Labor differences. The fact that the alleged Nationalists are at sixes and sevens among themselves cannot be concealed, because some men with influence persist in writing to the press to point out the bungling Incom petence and dishonesty of their own lead ers. The fact, however, remains beyond dis pute, that the Nationalist party has no constructive policy which it dare disclose. The piling up of further taxation, the continued support of the profiteers, and the constant rise in the cost of public services, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
DISHONEST DEALINGS IN FOftWEAR In the .evidence given before tlie Boot Commission it was shown that the public jvas 'being exploited, : arid the Commis sioner reported accordingly to the Go vernment, but so far nothing has been., done. Minahan Bros:, Boot Manufacturers and Retailers, gave startling evidence against Hie systems, and were afterwards com plimented on their honest dealings. The Firm lias two City Shops, 150 PITT STREET and 301 PITT STREET, where splendid displays of Ladles' and Gent.'s Boots and Shoes may be seen. The prices are the lowest, for all -mid- dlemen's profits are cut out through sell ing direct to customers. For the latest models, workmanship, . solid wear, and genuine value go to MINAHAN BROS. FOR FOOTWEAR. NOTE. AH reports and literary matter should be addressed to the Editor, 'The Labor News.' Macdonell House, . 321 Pitt-street, Sydney, and business communications and remit tances to The Manager at the same address. All matter intended for publication sho...
SANCTUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 14 June 1919
SANCTUARY. I haunt its peace alone. By pools where quiet rushes swing I lie, and hear the young airs sing In low and tender tone A melody of dreams earth-blown From some cool Heaven-spring. And always He is there. Beneath the olive leaves He turns; And, as my woman-spirit yearns To thoughts His chosen share, A flambeau lights my fallen hair, And through the darkness burns. O mystery of Sleep! About that sanctum of the Blest To which I drift from Love's white breast, The spirit waters creep; And, sinking in them far and deep. Fearless as God, I rest. ZORA CROSS. The Sydney police went to considerable trouble last -week-end~to round-up a num ber of two-up players out in the Bondi sandhills. ~ The A.I.F. played this game everywhere, but no John Hop has pluck enough to attempt the. arrest, of the whole army.- .Presumably the police don't know where the principal clubs in Sydney are, otherwise, of course, they would raid these establishments and save the well-to-do citizen from losing a ...
DALES CREATE SURPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 21 June 1919
'DALES CREATE SURPRISE. Eastern Suburbs and Annandale pro* vided an attractive and solid game. The 'Dales surprised the T,ricolors during 'the second half, scoring- 12 points to Easts* ' 10. The half-time scores, 17 to nil in favor of Easts, were the result, of, clever passing bouts by Easts' speedy back divi sion. The 'Dales made matters very lively in th£ second spell, and it looked as though they would overrun the Tri colors' total. The tit-bit of the match was Hughes's clever try, when he ran trickily through the Tricolors' backs, and crossed over. 'Waly' Messenger brought down the 'house' with six goals. Final scores: Easts 27; Annandale 12.
THE BLUES IMPROVE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 21 June 1919
THE BLUES IMPROVE. Thanks to their star three-quarter, Harold Horder, Souths rnanag-ed to defeat Newtown by 23 points to 10. The Blues led by 10 points to 5 at the interval. 'Boxer' Russell made his reappearance for the Blues, and played a fair game. ?Horder scored 4 tries, and Oxford had a day out, piloting 4 goals. Newtown tried to keep the game close, but Souths, man aging- to open it up, gave Horder every chance, which he availed himself of.
FOOTBALL. TO-DAY'S GAMES. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 21 June 1919
FOOTBALL. TO-DAY'S GAMES. The New South Wales Rugby League selectors — Messrs. H. Flegg, E. Mead, and A. Burdon — have selected the following team to represent New South Wales against the New Zealanders in the third big match of the tour to-day on the Agri cultural Ground: — FULL-BACK WHITE (Western Suburbs) THREE-QUARTERS H. HORDER (South Sydney), P. CONA GHAN (Balmain), H. GILBERT (Western Suburbs), L. CUBITT (Eastern Suburbs). HALVES A. BLAIR (South Sydney), A. HALLA WAY (Balmain). FORWARDS F. RYAN (Newtown), C. PRENTICE (Western Suburbs), W. SCHULTZ (Bal main), A. OXFORD (South Sydney), A. FRASER (Balmain), E. COURTNEY (Western Suburbs). RESERVES Backs: JOHNSTON (Newtown), BOLEWSKI (Glebe). Forwards: PYE (Glebe), G. EAVES (Annandale). The early match will be provided by the; first-grade teams, and occupying 'odd' and 'even' positions in the competitions. : The team is as follows: ; ODDS. Full-back: Proctor (Glebe). Three-quarters: Sheehan (South Syd-j ney), Robinson (Balmain), T...
BALMAIN STILL UNDEFEATED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 21 June 1919
BALMAIN STILL UNDEFEATED. The Rugby League Grade competitions were advanced another stage last Saturr day. Influenza disarranged the forces of several of the teams. Glebe and Norths were the greatest sufferers of the effect of the epidemic. Nine players of the re gular Glebe team were put out of. action. Nevertheless the Reds - put up a good game against the readers, and' had they played ''-with more vim and snap in the closing stages Balmain would have suf fered their first defeat.; It was expected that with a full team, which usually takes the field, Glebe .bad an excellent chance of. bringing the leaders down 2 points in the competition tabled J The ..^lab'^maM^ rather disappointing.' The showing jex-i hiblted i»y the 'Mains was poor. J. Craig, who filled the full-back position in place of Lyie Wall, played . well under the cir cumstances. Followers of ther 'Mains are so used to seeing good work by Wall that any other, player who may be put jn his place is' subjected to strong cr...