THE WEST COAST.
Maoriland Worker, Volume 10, Issue 416, 26 February 1919, Page 4
THE WEST COAST.
Following on the opening meeting aY Runanga (already reported), Mr. H. E. Holland, M.P., addressed a splendid meeting in the GreyniouTk Town Hall on Thursday, February 13. There was a very large attendance and the meeting was most enthusiastic, the speaker being given a magnificent hearing. Hβ stated the case against the Government and detailed the chajlenge of the Labor Party. Mr. Tom Milligan was cbahman, and the meeting closed with i:Jj«ers for the unity of Labor On Sunday afternoon, in the Opera House, Mr. Holland lectured <-n "The Secret Treaties, and the Cnso for Open Diplomacy." The audience* was tl'-e largest that has ever attended .v fcu.iday ■meeting in Greyinouth, and tho spras-er, ;vho was listened to with mil attention and frequently applauded, was accorded an oration on resuming li's seat. The "Grey Uiver Argus'' devoted nearly five cohrmns • to a report of Mr. Holland's speech, "The LaV>r Challenge to the National Government," and pave over two columns to a report iif his lecture on the S«ci«t Treaties. So that tli« is reaching the people through at least one section of the pres?. Immediate fixtures for Holland pve: Ross, Wednesday, February 19; Koicita Thursday; Holcitika (Town Ha)j) Saturday ; Kimu, Sunday ; Euataupu,' Monday; Kumaia, Wednesday. When the lefvea Westlaad. he will travel tb&~&£?&:
GREYMOUTH 'Jihe monthly meeting of the Grey Branch was held in the Lyceum Hall on February 11. In ■ the absence of the' President and Vice-president, iMx. M. Connelly was voted to the chair. A resolution in favour of adopting an annual subscription fee in lieu of the present form was carried unanimously. A report from L.E.C. delegate was received, also, a, report from the social committee. The report showed how very creditably the committee had worked and obtained success at all their socials-. A good sum was netted during the year and the socials bad proved the means of heiping others not in the movement to come in. A very hearty vote of thanks was passed from the Branch to all members of the social committee and to all who so kindly donated prizes and helped otherwise. A number of complaints were made from members who have been unable to buy a "Maoriland "Worker" since the late George Lewin died. The secretary was asked to communicate with "The Maoriland Worker" on the matter. Nomination of officers for the ensuing year were received and a good number were accepted. The annual meeting takes place next month when officers will be appointed. Mr. H. E. Holland, M.P., was present at the meeting and received a hearty welcome from • members. Everyone was delighted to see him again looking well after his recent severe illness. Mr. Holland addressed the t tmeeting and explained the necessity and reason for the National Campaign which opens to-night at Bunanga and to-morrow night here. He urged all members to be prepared in the event of an early genera] election and for one and all 1o work in unison for the success of <he Labor Party.—M. ANDERSON, (secretary.
A meeting of tko Wellington Labor Representation Committee was held at the Trades Hall, Vivian Street, on Wed-: uesday, February 19, Mr. J. Ward, pre-1 siding in the absence ot' Mr. I'arlane. j The following now afiiliatio»s were accepted by the committee : —Stonemason's Union (delegate., Mr. 31. Smith) t and Metal Workers' Union (delegate, Sir- Murray). The ne«- delegates were welcomed;— Mr. O'Connell (Boilermaker:/ Union), Mr. MeArley (Locomotive Engine Drivere, Firemen and Cleaners' Union), Mis. Turnbull (Wellington South Branch cf the N.Z. Labor Party). A letter v&s received from the National Executive stating that March 31, would bo the lost date upon which remits for the annual conference would b» received. The report and balance sheet was adopted and ordered to be circulated among affiliations. The report stated that 5140 members are affiliated to the L.E.C. The Rev. A. K. Archer (a member of the Wellington South branch of the N.Z- Labor Party) wrote stating that he was leaving Wellington for Christohurch, Where he hoped t o be associated with the party. Arrangements are to be made with th& 1 Trades Council for the use of an office, which will be the Central Committee Room for ./the Labor Party in the forthcoming Municipal Elections. Mr, R. Ballantyne (organiser) will be in charge. All members of the Labor Party are notified that the School Committee Elections will take place on April 14. The new Municipal Roll will probably be available on February 2S. The Supplementary Municipal Roll is now open and will close on April 2. The results of the election for officers of the committee are as follows:—President, Mr. G. Ward; Vice-President, Mr. F. Cornwell; Secretary-Treasurer, Mr. R. McKeen; Hon. Organiser, Mr. R. Ballantyne, Executive Committee, Mr. P. Fraser, Mr. A. Parlane, Mr. A. L. Monteith, Mr. R. H. Stickney and Mrs. Beck. «• A letter was received from the Wanganui L.R.C. stating that steady progress was being: ma.de and for warding a donaj tion to the fund?. The inexE ordinary meeting of the ! committee wiil bo held on the third Wednesday of next month.
[By Special Wike.] Labor' 6 National Campaign.—Hon. J. T. Paul, M.L.C., and J. McCombs, M.P., speak at Rangiora, Wednesday; Kaiapoi, Thursday; and Christchurch Colosseum, Friday. They will reply .to Labor's critics at Christchurch.
[By Special Wire..] Mr. H. E. Holland, M.P., addressed a largely-attended, enthusiastic, and unanimous meeting at Ross on Wednesday night. Ross is solid for Labor, and steps are being taken to reorganise th« Labor Party branch there on lines of the party's constitution. Sentiment in favor of the Labor Party is overwhelming at almost every West Coaet cestr-e.
[Bt Special Wiee.] Monday. Feb. 2A. West Coast Campaign.—Successful meetings in Wesiland. Mr. H. E. Holland, M.P., -addTCßsed a large meeting at Kokatahi. a farming centre, on Friday night last, and recen ed an enthusiastic hearing. On Saturday night he held a successful meeting in Hokitika Town Town Hall, and had the unanimous voice of the meeting with him. Last night he addressed a large meeting , at Rjmu, .and met with a splendid reception. ' The meeting closed ■with ringing cheers for the Labor Party. There is an almost universal opposition in these districts to the National Government, and the sentiment is equally ia favor of Labor.—M. Mc- GAVIN, Secretary.