Maoriland Worker, Volume 10, Issue 441, 20 August 1919, Page 3
Operations on Industrial Front Most of tho space, in the Peace Day issues oi' tho daily papers «'«ro taken up v. iti> descriptions of pcac© procession.;, speeches and all the rest of it. Turning over the leaves one is struck by tho mockery of all this flim-tlam, and the headlines of the very papers that extol peace f n grievously supply !in' adequaie, if uneonschju-, le-:.m in irony, lien, arc a J'oiv j sample*. Can it be wondered at thai Bob Son)pli' i-oi'ii-o- lo celebrate! MELBOURNE RIOTS VIOI.LV'L AND LUSOIMJCn prkmikt; wounded i*.v .missile TiMtosi i; v <toti< i;s wpkcxld RIOTS IN MELEOURNt .ATTKMPT TO SEIZE Ah.MS EX-SOLDI LI; KILLED HY SENTRY RACE RIOTS !N WASHINGTON NUIL KO r S AS V A LTIL S j TTTL MILITARY CALLED OUT UNREST IN SOUTH AFRICA TRAM MEN ST I? IKE IX CAPETOWN PORT STRIKE IN NEW YORK OVKK 4iH) SHU'S HELD UP GENERAL STRIKE IN NORWEGIAN CAPITAL STRIKES IN GERMANY AC..UICULTUIIAL VXKEST MOROCCAN REBELS I T U h ON M'ANI-Tt l Ol t I COLOSSAL STRIKE r lTtr <)l PLK I KJsis 1R (Mi iliil P Ol Mil LION MINJ Ks Ol I A ii I. n lj. i ("1 A citrto a i puiii'-iaslß nioctin of huMiKbs and null 1 ion.il mm nml tati'iei I bib nnimn, im «1 o solution cmphtJticalU pious in; j-,ain l. the action of Ihe Government m refusing to carry dairy machinery and plant urgently required for the coming season. A large gathering of sawmillcrs met lat Taihapc recently to discuss the dis- I location of the railway services and the stoppage of the timber traffic. It was stated that millers are carrying on under most adverse circumstances, in the hope of some immediate prospect of relief. If there is no definite prospect of this within the next week or two they will be compelled to give notice lo all employees of their intention to close down, as they cannot go on stacking up timber indefinitely. And lastly, at a meeting of the Auckland Provincial Farmers' Union the president said that he had not met a single thinking man who could reasonably justify the action taken by the Government. Never in the course of, 30 years' experience had he heard such an absolutely universal expression of disgust Avith the Government of to-day, £!a Lie was forced to the conclusion that if the Government had deliberately set out to embarrass the country it could not have gone a better way about it. Mr. Herries, the Ml.-ister of Railways, stated that the Government had not brought the restrictions into operation with a view to discrediting Labor. That "would be suicidal." Well, if he had anyother object, he has hidden it well. He blames everything except the real cause, which is the culpable neglect of his Department to foresee the position and remedy it whilst it had the opportunity.