Maoriland Worker, Volume 4, Issue 114, 23 May 1913, Page 8
The first Annual Conference of the University Socialist Federation was to be held from Friday, March 28, till Friday, April 4, at Barrow House, Reswick. Representatives of the ten University Socialist societies now in existence will arrive on the evening of Friday, 28th, to combine the .business of a conference with the pleasure of a holiday in the Lakes. The Saturday and : Monday after arrival will be devoted to a consideration of the report of the Executive Committee; the remainder of the week will' be occupied in social intercourse and more or less informal discussions. The committee's report contains both a detailed account of what the Executive has done and has tried to do in the last year, andf*recommendation3 for future action. Tho various objects of the Federation to which most attention has been given are those connected with the strengthening of existing Socialist bodies in Universities, and the- founding of such bodies where they do not at present exist. Correspondence has been carried on with Socialists 'n eleven different Universities and Colleges, with the result that two new societies have been formed, <tnd others are likely to be formed in the near future. Besides these two, the chief activity on which the committee are recommending tho focussing of the Conference's attention is the problem of organising ex-University Socialists as members of the Federation. Other objects dealt with are "To keep tho University iSocialst movement in closer touch with national movements," and "To promote an International Student Socialist Committee." The success of the preliminary
Conference held last April, in Manchester, at which the Federation was formed, was to a considerable extent due to the admirable chairmanship of Clifford Allen. As chairman of tho Federation, he -will preside at the forthcoming Conference, and all who were present at the' Manchester Conference regard this as the best of omens.— "Justice."
According to "Justice," of Kngland, E. R. and Mrs. Hartley wore due> to arrive in London from Australia on April 26.