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LABOUR LEADER.

DAIRY CONTROL AGAIN. MEETING AT WELLINGTON. (fbbss association tblbobah.) "WELLINGTON, October 25. Mr H. E. Holland, Leader of the Labour Party, addressed an enthusiastic meeting in the Town Hall to'night. Supporting the charge that Mr Coates and the Government had been responsible for wrecking tlio co-opera-tive marketing effort of the primary producers, Mr Holland referred to a statement made by Mr Grounds at the annual meeting or the National Dairy Association at Palmerston North to the effect that in May of 1927 Mr Goodfellow had written an article for the "Exporter," in the original draft of which it was set forth that the scheme of absolute control had been wrecked by the propaganda of vested interests, and that if it had. not been for the Government's action and the action of its appointees, the producers in New Zealand would have been saved the disaster of the 1927 season. The article was altered before it appeared in print, and in its altered form it set forth that the scheme of absolute control had been wrecked by dissensions within the industry, end by the farmers themselves, and, furthermore, that breaking down of control was largely due to the action of the Labour Party. This change, said Mr Holland, had apparently been made after Mr Coates had been interviewed by oertain persons, and it was round about this time that the Radio Broadcasting Co. (of which Mr Goodfellow was one of tne heads) secured a loan from the Postal Department of £15,000, which loan was made without the authority of Parliament. Apparently there was somewhere a connecting link between the "Exporter" article and the loan to the Radio Broadcasting Co. It was an interesting coincidence that the same gentleman edited the "Exporter" and the "Radio. Record," ana that both these papers were supporters and defenders of the policy of the Government. Mr Holland spoke at length m reply to "denunciations," which, he said, had been made by Mr' Coates and Sir Joseph Ward against State Socialism. In general he defended State activities and invited his two opponents to state specifically which of the present enterprises of the State in New Zealand they would abolish. Called on by the chairman, the secretary of the Alliance of Labour (Mr J. Roberts) moved the following resolution: "That this meeting of Wellington citizens tenders its hearty thanks to Mr Holland for his address, expresses confidence in the Labour Party, and Mr Holland', as Leader, and pledges itself to work for the triumph of the Labour Party candidates on election day." The president of the Trades and Labour Council (Mr P. D. Cornwell), who was also called on by the . chairman, seconded the motion. The chairman put the resolution to a show of hands and declared it carried, "practically unanimously, with only two dissentients." / No questions were invited. At -the call of Mr Roberts, three cheers were given for the Labour Party and Mr Holland.

SOUTHERN MAORI. SIX CANDIDATES IN FIELD. Party lines are seldom clearly drawn in Maori ©lections, is usually a multiplicity of aspirants for each seat. Six candidates decided r to sta,nd for the Southern Maori Beat, there being a Government supporter, one Independent Reformer, a labour nominee, • two Independents, and a Ratanaite. The sitting member, Mr H. W. Uru, who is a Heform supporter, is said to have the strongest challenge from the_ last-named. The Rg.tn.nn movement is said to be fairly strong in the South Island, and Mr Tirikatene is given a chance against Mr Uru. Maori electors in Christchurch ;will register their votes at th 6 Art Gallery, the election being jset down for November ISth, the day preceding the European election. The candidates announced so far are as follows: . ' l . P. H. MacDjonald (Labour). J. C. T. Tikao (Independent Reform). Tuiti Makitanaxa (McDonald), (Independent). ' W. T. Pitama (Independent). E. T. Tirikatene (Ratanaite). H. W. Uru (Reform). At the last election fhe voting was as follows:—Henare Whakatau Uru (R.), 211; Tuiti Mac Donald (R.), 195; Teone Matapura Erihana (I.), 157; Wereta Tainui Pitama (I.), 114; John Topi Patuki (R.), 28. Majority for Uru, 16. CHRISTCHURCH NOMINATIONS. I ' ■ i I'. • The Returning Officers for the five Christchurch seats Christchurch North, Christchurch Souths Christ-, ohurch East, Riccarton, and Avonhave received nominations from several candidates in the last few days. ' Mr H. L Wiggins; Returning Officer for Christchurch North, has received the nomination of Mr Henry Holland, Reform candidate, his nominators being' Messrs W. E.. Simes, G. JE. Franklin, T. D. Kendall, A .A. Penfold, and Kenneth Matheson. Mr Denis Frariklyri Dennehy, th 4 United Park's candidate, was nominate ed , for Christchurch East yesterday morning by Mr J. A. Russell and Harriet Hewertson^ Mr A. Freeman, Returning Officer for Riccarton, has received the nomination of Mr Archibald Albany McLachlan, the United candidate, the names attached to his nomination paper being Messrs G. J. Lancaster ana Mr H. 0. Jefcoate. Mf George Hartley Thompson, Labour candidate, has been nominated by Messrs G. W. Rylatt, W. J. McCullough, B. Wilson, H. Patton, and H. W. Laraman. Mr C. 8. McCully, United candidate, has been nominated for Christcburch South by Messrs F. -B. Britton and A.~ G. Cockroft. Messrs J. S. Barnett, E. Parlane, E. C. Sutcliffe, and W. J. Green were the nominators of Mr E. J. Howard, .Labour candidate. MID-CANTERBURY. He Labour candidate, Mr C. Morgan Williams, addressed a very large apdienoe at Southbridge on Wednesday evening. Mr J. Griffin presided. The candidate received an attentive hearing. He was accorded a vote of thanks on the motion of Mr E. J„ Cowan, seoonded by Mr 'H. Hubbard. CHRISTCHURCH SOUTH. Mr R. W. Manhire (Reform) Christchurch South, addressed a fairly well attended meeting in the Spreydon Baptist Schoolroom, Lincoln road. Mr R. Nairn presided. The candidate answered a number of questions to the satisfaction of thfr

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LABOUR LEADER., Press, Volume LXIV, Issue 19451, 26 October 1928

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