Maoriland Worker, Volume 7, Issue 282, 12 July 1916, Page 3
"Wahine" will bo pleased to receive short letters on subjects of interest to women. All letters must bo accompanied by the namo and address of sender (not necessarily for publication).
Reports of women's societies will be gladly received by "Wahine." Much reports should bo condensed as far as possible. .
Dear Wahinc,— May a woman reader of "Notes to Henry" voice her disapproval of Vag.'s conclusion that a baby bonus of £5 is not enough. Liko all men writers since Adam ho advocates moro children for the State, yet admits women "go closo to tho Valley" every tinio sho bearg one. Yes, while the wedding bells peal forth as a token of tho bride's foretokl happiness, her affianced renews his vow to love and cherish her till death. But long .ere the death angel came this devoted protector proved content to allow his beloved to go closo to tho Valley, often. And the liberty-loving men of England placed a law on the statute book empowering them to place their betrothed behind the iron bars if she refused to submit, that law being eiiforcablc as lato as 1883.
Well, States got their demand at woman's expense, but with her voico and influence suppressed. The result we find tho Kaiser and .such men as he proudly waving tho sword over millions of men, addressing them as "my soldiers," and sending them forth to tho field of battle to be mown down as corn before the sickle. Here in God's Own Country women daro not protest against the bloody holocaust now proceeding, though they alone have paid the prico of men's existence. Yet Mr. Massey assures tho woman that "civilisation is trembling in tho balance." Did it ever exist? Our jingo parsons arc backing up the war, and as it has ever been man's presumption to teach woman, he is calling her to duty today, to go through untold agony and raise moro sons for war-fodder. Tho present population of the world being raised without a baby bonus, God help tho woman's suffering if a substantial bonus is granted. When woman decides the family number there will not bo masses of unemployed scrambling to earn a crust, nor millions of conscript soldiers for tho military authorities to decide their fate. When men' learn that woman's rights mean men's rights, the devil will cease that laugh ho laughs today—l am. etc., L.A.0., Auckland. INFANTILE PARALYSIS. To sterilize malignant germs located in the throat or nasal cavity nargic, eactt moraim,' <>n rising, a. tcaspoontiil of Fluijiizol (i:« mid 'J (!) while lyini; down, with head held well back. *o that the throat ami noso may he irrigated aim thereby djaiufecleil.