BIBLE IN SCHOOLS
[Per United Press Association.]
WELLINGTON, October 22
Canon Garland yesterday gave evidence for two hours before the Education Committee, who then decided to take the remainder of the 236 pages as read. Objection was raised to a portion of the evidence, which consisted of a collection of the evidence of other people. It was ultimately decided that it could be put in as an appendix. Bishop Cleary objected to Canon Garland lumping together the opponents of the Bill as one party. Professor Hunter and tho Rev. D. C. Bates supported this objection. This morning the committee continued taking evidence. The committee decided that all Canon Garland’s evidence should be accepted, but that the portions dealing with the correspondence should be taken as read. In cross-examination, Canon Garland said he was paid £6OO a year as secretary, but had sustained a loss of £1,700 hv taking up the work. There were three other paid officials of the league. He was absolutely sure that the teachers in New South Wales were not afraid to express (heir opinions against the system. There were about 5,000 teachers in New South Wales. Replies had been received from 98 in the whole of Australia, but no attempt to reach all the teachers had been made. The Presbyterian Assembly of Australia had passed a resolution urging the ministers and people of Queensland to work for the adoption of religious instruction. The league had not decided to put the Bible-in-schools before any and all other issues. He was not aware that misrepresentations had been made to get signatures to petitions praying for a retelendiuii. There had been no examination of the league’s membership, but they always offered facilities for investigation.
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BIBLE IN SCHOOLS, Evening Star, Issue 15630, 22 October 1914
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