Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


• TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—A. letter signed "M. M'AUeri" in your issue this evening on tho subject of 'Railway Engines' is tho cause of my addressing you. Tho writer of that letter is evidently one with knowledge concerning the matter he writes of, but lie sugget6 no remedy for the folly about which he complains. Parliamentary candidates and electors—even those who pose aft representatives of Labor—are all equally reticent on that point. None of them as 3 r et havo touched tho all-important question of a protective tariff, which is indispensable, to manufacturing progress and tho betterment of our workers. A generation ago there' was founded in Dunedin a Protection League, and to the patriotic energy of that body we aro indebted for biie manufacturing prosperity we have since enjoyed. Our presont tariff is the outcome of that energy, and inadequate though it be, that tariff made possible tho establishment of many industries- that now provide wages for thousands of our workers. Colonial made is?' to-da.y a synonym for quality, am] price* arc lower than under Freelrade.

The present war should open our people's eyes to the pressing necessity for increased protection. It lias shown us that German manufacturers to a great extent have ousted tho British from colonial markets, fhat our money hns provided " tho sinews of war" wherewith to assail us, and that our supineness in permitting the importation of cheap German goods lias handicapped our own manufacturing and commercial progress. Yes, our importers havo fostered and patronised the onemy of our material progress.. Wo have * German goods of every possible kind. A list, of things made in Germany and u.'cd in New Zealand would lie an eye-opener. The question with our people should be : Howis this state of affairs to be- amended? What remedy will our politicians and Labor leaders apply to this evil? This for tho worker is tho vital question, for upon it depends his welfare or impoverishment.—T am, etc., T. Mc. November 1.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

PROTECTION OF LOCAL INDUSTRIES., Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

Word Count

PROTECTION OF LOCAL INDUSTRIES. Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.