COAL IN GLASS JAR
EXHIBIT IN PARLIAMENT Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. A small glass jar filled with what appeared to be black sand was produced in the House of Representatives - last evening by Mr. G. H. Mackley (Nat., Masterton), who said that that was what an old man who had approached him had paid 4/2 a bag for—pure slack.
Mr. Mackley said the old gentleman told him that because of lack of heating old folk were compelled to wrap themselves in blankets or go to bed, yet to those people the late Mr. Savage had said, "We will not let you down in the evening of your life." He felt, among others, that there was a sinister influence at work in coal mining and it was a serious reflection on the capacity of the Government to handle affairs.
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COAL IN GLASS JAR, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945
COAL IN GLASS JAR Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 169, 19 July 1945
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