SHOULD THERE BE A BREAD FAMINE!
TO Tim EDITOE. S\r. —Re your leader under the above title." Certainly not. Providence ha! blessed this land with good seasons lot f.orne years, and as the products of the land rightly belong to all the people dwelling on it, after a. reasonable ratuni to the producers, therefore anyone refusing a fair price for any commodity necessary to the welfare of the people is guilty of a wrong action, whether it be peace time or war. Vour first remedy, in my opinion, is the best, but it would be no use inflicting a £SO penalty when possibly the profits from a transaction might amount to £I,OOO or more. What is wanted is • strong man in tfifs country for this occasion. As this question requires firm treatment, I suggest that something like this be published in all public places and papers :—“ It has come to my knowledgt that certain members of the community are holding supplies of wheat. I hereby demand a declaration of the amount of ell wheat held by any person on or before New Zealand.” A penalty coaid also w included in the declaration. 1 make bold to say that it would not require an army of detectives to find where the wheat was, A very useful measure might also be passed’by Parliament that all transactions in wheat should be registered; then w* A’ould y < 'enow where £b place onr • hands . id at what was a fair price. Jn that the action of etttain. isu i 3( will,go a long way to l -.' wards ti. .Jtur» of atawtl Walker, who TaadjeaHTT-jawd^
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SHOULD THERE BE A BREAD FAMINE!, Evening Star, Issue 15664, 1 December 1914