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Who Lets Them Through? [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Who Lets Them Through? From distant scenes through tropic seas they come, «'* But not with much eclat or beat of drum. — Bowdler. They come in (silently, secretly, ille gally, but still they come, answering1 to old names but bearing new faces; and, as' they enter, officialdom, perhaps, looks the other way and pretends to be very busy about some other branch of its busi ness. Under Commonwealth enactment Chinese are prohibited from entry into Australian territory, yet— still they come! Young, plump Chinese, ugly, ill-favored Chinese, industrious' Chinese, and Chinese whose heaviest burden of industry is ex ercise In fan-tan, proprietorship of the Chinese version of the betting-shop, and suction of sweet dreams by way of the opium pipe. Some of them marry ex Magdalenes and plentifully rear half-caste progeny, some of whom, before they have arrived at years o£ discretion, marry full blooded Chineee^-lately and mysteriously arrived — and ensure the perpetuity in Aus tralia of the almost...
An Appeal for Funds for the Labor Fair and Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
An Appeal for Funds for the . Labor. Fair and Carnival. The Women's CO. Committee appeal to friends and sympathisers for funds to assist in making the carnival a success. The whole proceeds are to be used for organising work. All moneys to be forwarded to the lion, treasurer, Mrs. Cecily Mason, Macdonell House, 312 Pitt-street, . Sydney. Contri butions . will be acknowledged in 'The Labor News' and 'The Worker.' Yours in Unity, E. MAINCKE, President, C. MASON, Hon. Treasurer, EVA M. SEERY, Hon. Sec.
War-Debt Pooling. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
- War4-ebt Pooling, ?y ? ?'? 1' ~h Acting Prime Minister Watt has- pro-. pounded a scheme for placing all the War debjte of every part -^ the Empire in one big pool. Well, for one, I agree with Willie ij&eXt, and as - the. Pacific Ocean is the nesest .'vo^i'l \& -)PU-W ?„«*»?% what's ttie teatter with' putting, them; all, in the middle of that 'poor alone with-all the uttieriHto tleWS^r^^wbfla^Jlaeaip marines of all nations, to torpedo *the^ whole blnikjr lot In one act? :i ?''_.. , X lifcitat . mt i*ea to the league 'vi NattottB as * flttinff functton for tfc* opening of their first #e*sfonv -; ??? ? ??--?;? ?? '-?? -:--^#rasaSa*a;^
Railway and Tramway Union. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Railway and Tramway Union. At the annual smoke social of the Esk-i bank 'branch Of 'the Amalgamated Railway! and Tramway Union, held in the Trades Hall on Saturday night, Mr. /R. Corrish (assistant secretary of the union) said that after the big strike the union, was up against one of the; toughest propositions any „ union of its kind had ever faced, and the subsequent action of the Government and the Com missioners had, no. parallel in the history of Unionism. The constitution of their, union was one of the most democratic in the world., But if they wanted to ac complish anything they must be united. They must realise they were part of a whole, and until they did that they would never work effectively. They would, only win when they fought along the lines, arid used the same methods as the Em ployers' Federation. (Applause.) The small unions had been re-registered, but they did not matter. It was widely recog nised that the 'bogus' unions were mak ing no headway. He wanted to urge ...
Servility or Superstition—Which? [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Servility or (jSuperstition— -? =3^5radl#ch? The compulsory1 wearing of masks, like other ridiculous laws, is likely to become as permanent as the wearing of frocks or trousers. Influenza is always with us, and .pneumonia likewise. The cases fluc tuate in number and severity with climatic and other conditions. Obviously when a person has one of these diseases there is a greater likelihood of being attacked by the other, and there fore if we must continue to wear masks, until the disease is entirely stamped out, the millennium will be close at hand. Most people submit to the infliction of the mask because they have during the last 4J years been drilled into habits of submissiveness and servility. They take the orders of any jack-in-office as though it trere a divine command thundered from the Mount of Sinai by another Moses. Havine , Jjacljr.ears ' of .mental muzzling by a tyrannical and senseless censorship they are now prepared to wear on their lips the outward and visible signs of...
Class and Caste. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Class, and Caste. Upper-class prestige, resting always on a more or less visible basis of fortune,, is impaired to the degree that people leave behind them the juvenile or barbarian ad miration, for the money-maker. ... - The upper-class strives ever to propa gate the idea that the rich are the virtu ous, the 'better' people. But critical ob servation endorses the conclusion of the economist and moralist, John Ruskin: ? 'In a community regulated only by the laws of demand and supply,- but protected from open violence, the persons who be come rich are, generally speaking, indus trious, resolute, proud, covetous, prompt, methodical, sensible, unimaginative, un sensitive, and ignorant. The persons who remain poor are the entirely foolish, the entirely wise, the idle, the reckless, the humble, the thoughtful, the dull, the imag inative, the sensitive, the well-informed, the improvident, the clumsy knave, the open thief, and the entirely just, merciful, and' godly person.' To the degree ...
Houses for Returned Soldiers. REPATRIATION MUDDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Houses for Returned Soldiers. REPATRIATION MUDDLE. ~ I went to the Repatriation Department last week for the purpose of obtaining particulars about the much-boomed re port that returned soldiers are now able to obtain grants up to £760 to buy a home with. The only steps taken so far provide for the appointment of a 'gentleman' at £1500 per annum to supervise the schemo. Of course, returned soldiers are not gentle men, and could not be expected to perform the duties assigned to -the housing direc tor. ; ' ; The whole repatriation policy of the present Government Is one of muddle— i from one end of Australia to the other. Returned soldiers are dissatisfied with the so-called Repatriation Department controlled by Millen, which Is .a schema . whereby fat billets are found for 'gentle- men' as a price for their support of the Government, Returned soldiers must 'receive' A' lair ~ deal from Australia, and the only way that the people can guarantee that tho lads will be repatriated is to g...
Than Boer War. COST OF EAST AFRICAN FIGHTING. AN INQUIRY DEMANDED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
rr ? —, — — — — ? '— ?- ; More Than Boer War. v? ? ? ? fcOST OF EAST AFRICAN FIGHTING. l^; - ' ? ; AN INQUIRY DEMANDED. Now that_ the war is over the rtreme lengthiness of the campaign gainst the -Germans in East Africa i becoming the subject of increas igr criticism. A strong article has ppearefl' in the 'Cape Times,' by Mr. wen Letcher, a well-known authority on 'entral Africa, who demands the appoint ment of a Commission of Inquiry, and Asserts that the total strength of the Bnemy at the time of General Northey's leparture scarcely outnumbered the no'toV cars possessed by our mechanical raneport. !|We had an overwhelming superiority it ^umbers,' he says, 'besides an organ isation extending from Cape Town to Nairobi, also two main -headquarters at -ar ejj Salem and Zomba, ' which em ilaty^d isL muclt larger autnber: ol officers ban the whole of the -German ^General, BToo,. Jjettow'* European force.' I' ^tt Is commonly understood,' says Mr. Letcher, 'that the East African campaign ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
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Jensen's Passport, and Other Things. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Jensen's Passport, «nd Other, Tilings. Jensen, ex-Federal Minister, and still member for Bass, Tassieland, - has taken a trip to America per s.s. So noma, which sailed on January 23, and he didn't get his name in the fmssenger list. ' Likewise nobody seems to know how he got a passport, or if they do they won't tell. Jensen is the man who got fired out of the 'Nash' Ministry for buying a wireless plant from the late Father Shaw for more than it was worth, and purchasing a couple of small ships for the Government and getting them inspected afterwards. Now he goes to America before getting his passport, instead of getting it first. All these things show that Jensen has a habit of being a bit previous. Anyway, now the war is over, why shouldn't Jensen go to America without advertising his intention a week. or two beforehand? The only danger this scribe can see in Jensen's departure is that owing to our limited population a man of his tonnage stepping off the rim of the continent may sh...
An Appreciation. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
..''An. Approbation. ?tebkaeoht .dead! What words shall ? , match his .greatness! when Time shall lift the curtain from ? the stage H this mad 'world's' events, no brighter ? _ .star KaU strut the boards than Liebknecht: ?o nobler part shall any mime portray ?ban that of him, Emancipator. ?hrough all the hoary gathered ages*, I iixna all ?he aeons yet to be, can any. mind con I Mr* .'.''. Veil mbre truly holy, love more worthy ?h^n that of a man for all his like and I ildnd? ?know not Liebknecht, if thou wert of IB Christian suasion, Sit thy work was Christ-like in concept A And endi ?0)1 be there Heaven, in Us highest place ?wu wert .fit to sit beside the, very gods*; Mdihot th-,*rinciples sp4ieftr*6 thee ? ?It' prop&aied at the tlnish with ihy; Bfiood,;.1: -. '? ?- v - 1 ?Wi'm t*Tt none shall higher be *han Rfiny^other. . ' n''''1 W-'tJi '??? - . . ? ,:?-? '? - - ? ' ?e&|my Liebknecht, thou weer but; one ?fclmany thousands so, who fashioning ?. itaw the world .»......
The 'Flu Scare. INFORMATION WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Hie 'Flu Scare. INFORMATION WANTED. It is more than passing strange that not one word has been printed in the daylie press of the influenza alleged to have caused the deaths of 300 soldiers on the transport Nestor. The whole waterfront, returned soldiers and indi vidual pressmen seem to be able to give quite freely information which is not printed. The public have a right to know how many men died on the Nestor of pneumonic-influenza, and why has not somebodjr been keelhauled on the matter. In the Sardinia inquiry there seems to have been a desire to suppress all men tion of the dread scourge. It only came our incidentally in a letter to the 'Sun' of the 6th inst, written by Gunner M. S. Cohen, that there were over 50 cases of pneumonic-influenza on the Sardinia shortly after leaving England, and of these 13 died. Credit is then duly given to Major Adams, medical officer, for the installation of an inhalation chamber fitted with a steam atomiser spraying sulphate of zinc. Now that t...
The Evils of Constitutional Monarchy. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
The Evils of Constitutional Monarchy. ? 1*estel, one of the first revolutionaries of modern Russia, who lived in the time of the French Revolution, to which he was at first bitterly opposed,' by study and ob servation became a* convinced and .ardent Republican. He thus compares in his , iwrilinfja absolute and so-called Constitu tional Monarchy; -'I have seen clearly the great advantage of Republicanism over Monarchy. ... I recollected the good times enjoyed by Greece under Repub licanism and its unfortunate state after wards. I compared the greatness of the Roman Republic and then its pitiful con dition under the rule of the Emperors. The history of Great Novgorod also strengthened my Republican ideas. I found now that the Constitutions of ; France (under the restored Bourbon Mon ? archy) and of England were only masks ; ' for the real thing,~ which did not prevent the Ministry of England and the King of France from doing whatever they pleased. 'I therefore preferred to such a syst...
"The Sermon on the Mount." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
'Hie Sermon on the Mount0 When Mr. Pearce (Minister for De fence) received the information in the Senate that 'The Sermon on the Mount' had been censored in N.S.W., he said: 'The Censor who did that would not continue 24 hours in office. I could not credit that anyone would be so stupid.' If the Minister, who was apparently so much shocked at the 'stupidity' of the Censor, had only suspected that that offi cer might even be ignorant of the fact that the matter in question was from the New Testament, he would probably long before now have realised the necessity for removing so incompetent and alto gether unsuitable an officer.Jrom the im portant position which he still occupies, much to the .. disgust of the majority of those who have the bad luck to be sub ject to his whims. L.H.C. The 'Rights of Small Nations' question is another thing that will create some heated arguments if President Wilson does not back down on his past statements. Britain has already intimated ' that she will ...
KNOWLEDGE IS P0WER. PUBLIC LIBRARY OF N.S.W. Corner Bent and Macquarie streets.). CONTROL OF THE PACIFIC. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
WWIIBGE ISWtER. ,.,;..:, . PUBLIC LIBRARY OF N.S.W. .,.'..'? i Corner Bent and Macquarie streets.)' ?...?,-? CONTROL 6IF THE PACIFIC. .„ ? . . -? ...jThe problem of. the hegemony of the ,£acific is. a very old one; it was. with us ..years before the Great War, and now that the war is over, the moment has arrived when a solution must be found. For Aus ' tralians it is not merely a question for capitalists; but is of more vital import .ance to our industrial classes. Three 'possibilities have been outlined and dis cussed by the League of Nations Commis sion—direct control ..by the,. League; over the former German territories, the control' by mandate, and annexation. What ex-' eictly is this Pacific problem? Useless to Reason and argue about solutions if the problem itself is barely understood. ~ * It is not merely a problem of ownership or possession, but a problem' of trade and ''commerce', with their attendant labor in-, terests, industrial activities and develop iheht of great natu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
TJANDWICp: ^TATE ELECTORATE. MX NOMINATIONS are hereby invite* from persons qualified under .the -Rules of the A.L.P. to contest the above Electorate in the interests of the AJLi.P. Nominations close with the undersigned on SATURDAY, MARCH 1, at 6 p.m.— Mr. V. MOLESWORTH, Returning Officer. 'Oringa,' Ansac Parade, South Randwick. --?-??? - -O.frtl.' Official Orgaiof (he Worker** . Xft^vfttriaf Union. First issue now remdy. Prica, Id. Bundle*, M reduced rates. Push it out among the people!
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
HHBr ? I - 1 Canterbury State Electorate. DOMINATIONS are invited by the under i.1 signed up to 8.30 p.m. on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1919, from persons qualified under the Rules of the A.L.P. to CONTEST THE ELECTORATE of Canterbury in the interest of -Labor at the next State election. W. DWYER, Returning Officer, 29 Premier-st.. West Marrickvtlle. THE COMMONWEALTH HOTEL GEORGE AND PARK STREETS WHERE EVERYTHING IS OF THE BEST. J. BARRETT, Proprietor. Jndd's Speech from the Dock' IS NOW IN THE PRESS. Copies will be available in a few days, SEND YOUR ORDERS NOW. PRICE, 6d. per Copy, or 5/- per dozen. Post Free. Send all Orders to— LITERATURE SECRETARY, S.L.P., Room 6, Rawson Chambers, Rawson Place, SYDNGEr. CATCHINQ A COLpf 'CATCHING' AND CURING. There are hundreds of alleged cares, (or a. cold and' just two ways of preventing it; the first is to avoid chill and die second is to destroy the germ that spreads the. complaint, because for one -man who catches cold by chill there are a hund...
Labor's Objective. AN AUSTRALIAN POLICY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
Labor's Objective. AN AUSTRALIAN POLICY FOR AN AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE. By JAMES DOOLEY, M.LA. The article published by Mr. Lloyd is undoubtedly well timed and worthy of serious consideration. We have reached a stage in Labor's history when the road requires careful watching. The enemies of Labor are busily engaged setting traps for us. Our internal differences is music to their ears — it, brings them hope, com-, fort, and joy. Our Movement is neces sarily cosmopolitan. Though the over whelming majority look ahead, we have our ostriches and our cloud gazers. Our dangers are invisible to the buried heads and unnoticed by the astro nomical students. Our Movement could not live without its dreamers. It must have ideals. But the highest ideals can only be reached by practical methods. Cloud gazing is very interesting for leis ure moments, but very dangerous when the inevitable marching order is given, when another step towards our objective is to be taken. Some members of the Movement want to...
PAWNS IN A GAME. [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
PAWNS IN A W$BS& President Wilson, who has had excep tional opportunities for perusing White Books, Blue Books, Red Books, and other documents of like character, sums up the primal cause of the Great War thus: 'The foundations of the present war were laid by a small coterie of civil, rulers and military staffs who .-wielded their will and used mankind as pawns in a game.' This masterly generalisation applies not only to the present war, but to all other wars except, of course, purely revolutionary wars, which were caused by the 'pawns in the game' revolting, against the rule of small coteries . of civil magnates and military despots. No International So cialist, who ever suffered for proclaiming the truth that was in him, ever uttered a more sweeping condemnation of Militar ism and .Imperialism .than the above epi grammatic statement by President Wilson, yet by the very irony of fate the very same class of people who laid the foun dations of the World War, are, now as semble...
The Pharisee Again. To the Editor "Labor News." [Newspaper Article] — Labor News — 15 February 1919
The Pharisee Again. To the Editor 'Labor News.' Sir, — My remarks under the above head ing were not meant to be offensive to you. They were merely designed to bring home to you the despicableness of making vague charges which you apparently have neither facts nor courage to support. That my words effected their purpose is evi denced Dy your anxiety to slink away from the issue. If other members of the Party have not voiced their objections it is probably owing to their contempt for your methods rather than to their approval of them. I am little concerned personally about what you write, but it would not be helping the Labor cause to let you con tinue making cowardly insinuations against unnamed Labor members with impunity. As you are apparently too timid to apply your charges directly, I am prepared to assist you by accepting the labored implication in your shuffling footnote that I am one of the Labor mem bers referred to. If you will now pull your courage together and indicate the...