What the Papers Say
Observer, Volume XXVIII, Issue 23, 22 February 1908, Page 3
What the Papers Say
OF the fifteen hundred little babies which die annually in New Zealand in their first year, fully a thousand, we should say, ought not to die if they were given half a chance to live. Think of it, a thousand preventable deaths of babies every year in this Dominion. — New Plymouth Herald.
Nowadays, members of Parliament seem to think their mission is to crowd as much legislation as possible on the Statute Book, and, as they have a good lead from the Government in this respect, it is not surprising that so many crude and ill-considered measures are passed by Parliament. — Palmerston Standard.
The working man, if he would only leave exploded fallacies alone, might do much good for his class politically. But Socialism will not help him ; it will hurt him. — Oamaru Times.
There will probably be some difference of opinion regarding the proposal to put prisoners to work at market gardening, but the idea is certainly a taking one at first thought, and we are more inclined to applaud the Prime Minister's confident zeal than to suggest difficulties. — Dunedin Star.
Instead of, as at present, bringing immigrants out " on spec," as it were, we are convinced that by extending the functions 6f the Labour Department to supply labour where it is unobtainable, the usefulness of that Department would be greatly enhanced, to the immediate benefit of the Dominion. — New Plymouth News.
The people of this country (though there are a few chronic growlers) have become fully alive to the benefits of State-owned railways, and the voice of the capitalists who would like to buy our lines is not heard, because they know the country would never sanction their sale. — Dargaville Bell.
Why should prisoners be kept wasting time while they are maintained at the public expense, when profitable gaol industries could be run in such a way as to relieve the taxpayer and the honest working man, who, as a consumer of such artices, haß to pay the piper ? — Palmerston Times.
If double-event bettinc is bad with the totalisator, it is no better with the " books." But what is to be done about it till Parliament re-assembles ? — Whangarei Advocate.
There can be no manner of doubt that Ministers rush about the country, feast, and speak, far more than the exigencies of legitimate administrative duties require. From the termination of one session to the commencement of the next, they are confirmed peripatetics — Masfcerton Age.
Most people, except ..the Canterbury Trades Council, perhaps, will agree that the present system of assisting in a moderate, way to bring immigrants of the right class here from the Old Country is a good one to continue — Carterbon News.