Maoriland Worker, Volume 5, Issue 164, 25 March 1914, Page 8
; _« . The Organiser is in tho National office. If you do not hear from him. write to him any way. Tell him you have organised or axe just in the act of organising a local branch of the S.D.P. * •* * The July Congress is coming all the time nearer. We must have one hundred chartered bodies represented. Will you got one in, your place right away ? * * * Mrs. Donaldson is speaking this week in Levin, Foxton, Tokomaru, and Palmerston North. Sho is one of the very best workers now in thfe field. She is working her way to the north, wlien she and Savage will join hands for a, strong fight in tlio Auckland district. * 4fr * The flaxmillers' picnic was a winner. Parry has done splendid tvork in the organiser's place in that district. The jiicnic is hi?'eoming a fixed yearly affair, and it is suggested tbfat it shall be extended to include all workers and all the territory from Wellington north to the King Country. * * # The Saturday night S.D.P. meeting iv Palmerston was a record breaker. Hickey, Mills, Holland and Semple were the speakers, and the goods were delivered in large packages to more than 2000 people in an outdoor meeting in which there was the best of order. * # * Mr. Paul is still pushing the United Labour Party. He has pushed it clean out of Dunedin. He is now the champion of a local Labour Party. Both its headquarters and its hindquarters are to be in Dunedin. It is to have only a local existence. It is to deal with national questions. Striange Tibw this man still works for unity. That will fix it. Tlio old "provincial Organisation over again dealing with matters of national concern. The obly thing new about this is the doing of it id the name of unity. * * f Webb is still on the West Coast. Payne is building fences in Hawke's Bay. Savage is making things lively iv Auckland. Campbell bringing in the sheaves of members in Wellington. Thorn is building an organisation in Christehurch that will give us four seats in tlio next Parliament; Mi's. Donaldson is making a red streak all tho why to Auckland, aiid McCarthy is holding forth in Dunedin. Robert- Son is explaining the situation in Otaki, and McCombs is getting ready to meet the Social Democrats in any portion of the Dominion. * * * You should have heard Semple Sunday night hi Wellington. He Was in good trim, arid life did soitte trimming. ** • * His report from Australia was of overwhelming interest. His successful mission for the Social Democratic party and for the United Federation of Labour filled everybody with an expectation of good things from the platform. Hs trip to Broken Hill and his outline of the evolution of the Labour Party of Australia and of the cordial relations between that party and the Social Democrats of New Zealand was a precursor of good things to v follow. •' » . * # The Social Democratic campaign, for Mayor in Wellington promises to be the liveliest fight yet seen in New Zealand. The programme involves a hbuse-to-houae canvass of the whole city, literature in every house over and over again, public meetings everywhere, arid) a forcing of public measures for the city, not a personal scramble for a public job—as has been the case in all elections heretofore.