The Municipal Elections.
Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 321, 18 April 1917, Page 3
The Municipal Elections.
A LOYALIST PAPER'S ELEGANT EFFUSION.
A Wellington loyalist paper prints the following. Our Christchurch friends will do well to compare it with tho local "Press's'** outburst: We are glad to hear that a "Citizen Loyalist Ticket" is to bo run for the Municipal Elections, which conies off on tho 25th of this month. The so-called "Labor Ticket" is an insult to the intelligence of tho better educated and more thoughtful of the artisan class. It includes men who are prominently identified with organisations which mako for tho disturbance of industry and the fostering of bad feelings between employees and employers, aud which aro of mischevions character generally. It is not, however, with fho extreme Socialistic views of this socalled "Labor" ticket we are concerned, but with the fact that if these people manage to find a sufficient number of voters foolish enough to elect them they i will forthwith turn the City Conncil into a political bear garden. There BhonH be no room for a parcel of aml-wm—sorption '*Pac__t_* on the body wHcfa haa tho, _otot_—ice of our city affimra. Tbe chief reason why Owe© __■- nhevicra* anmVs sho—_ sot be aJhrwed to get on the Camicil is th«iir determination to use •£"—■_• pontic— as Cotmcillo—i to agitate against the National Military Service Act and to harass and otebTXst the Defence Department in carrying ont Now Zcaland['s share in tbo war loyally and effectively. It is clear that -this latest dodge et the champions of the shirfc—_ and dodgers is not to be merely a Wellington mow. In CTrristchnrch a siarilar agitation is in progress, headed by that political Pa-nl "Pis, Mr. Mc- Combs, who is BtantKag for Mayor, lacked by.a "Labor TjekOT composed of pretty nroch the same elements as those of tne similar ticket here. That there should ba an orga_ised.| Dominion attempt at fire coming mr_ri-pal cfeetiofis to paa*fc fi» Cay Conncils with n»«* wb» •***» pkdged to oppose the carryingr ont of the law of_fte land, a law passed by the peopkfedmy ejected ParKaimmtary repreeesAntrm, is more than deplorable. "& can «fly be regarded as dh*_raoefnl. Koto than this, it comes penkfaafy.marjuSaAl dfetoyalty. It wotM. "to Mxccmn? to _*,» the opMon of tJ*» Cnnra l*** ofßcere as-to w*beflwr-*or not* deelaved intentioß to rat* the iwmbewhjp of* Iced body a» a means to defo**rfm_ «» end «tf a, law which gnarantess "eDO" irrarion*B practical loyalty to «"* Bfag and the Empii© does not can» vuus th_ I-a-dxng of "f j-1_ my ease, it t» «rf tbe Ingest ■_» parlance that tt. Soda-st, and lowed te pack, tho City Council wHh their nominees. _2*"f» J"JJi das* * -*£*£%* ™£ i a stron. and vM .*** ■»»* ***** *»* frl^^JaTLlt aw at tat °£* OT l ™*f !n to the Conndl. Y_4.%Jfwffls flrair a Citizen **« «»*«_» s liall be started- cm its-beltfaiW.
The Lyttelton "Times"—a leading Liberal paper — levelled certain charges at the Christchurcb L.R.C, AND THEN REFUSED TO INSERT 1 A REPLY BY MR. J. McCOMBS, M.P. Whereupon the L.R.C. paid for tho insertion of the Labor member's very effective reply as an advertisement It* ran into the best part of a column, and - its cost was not inconsiderable. What the Liberal paper wouldn't pnblish as a matter of fairness, it was prepared' to publish as a matter o£ ljardcash.