CHOICE OF CANDIDATE.
AUCKLAND WEST SEAT.
DECISION OF COALITION.
MR. ALLUM ANSWERS CHALLENGE
An answer to the challenge issued by Mr. H. R. Mackenzie was made yesterday by Mr. J. A. C. Allum, the official Coalition candidate for the Auckland West seat at the forthcoming general election. Mr, Mackenzie, who is a United Party candidate for the seat, stated at his meeting on Thursday evening that he would challenge Mr. Allum to prove that he had the official endorsement of both parties to the Coalition pact. , "I have produced to Mr. Mackenzie," said Mr. Allum yesterday, "the letter dated October 24 from the Rt. Hon. J. G. Coates, in which it is stated, inter alia, 'lt has been agreed that in the Auckland West electorate the Reform candidate will be recognised as the official Government nominee.' "I have also produced my letter accepting the position, and Mr. Coates' acknowledgment dated October 30. "I have further drawn Mr. Mackenzie's attention to the advertisement in the press giving a list of official Coalition candidates for the Auckland electorates. " Mr. Mackenzie considers that I have acted in good faith." ASSISTED IMMIGRANTS. EXCESSIVE SPENDING DENIED STATEMENT BY HON. J. A. YOUNG [from our own correspondent.] HAMILTON, Friday. An emphatic denial to the statement made recently by the Labour candidate for Hamilton, Mr. H. Beebe, that "scathing criticism was levelled at the action of the party in power in spending thousands of pounds on assisted immigration at the present time," was given by the Minister of Health, the Hon. J. A. Young, Coalition candidate, in an address at Rukuhia last evening. The Government in power was not spending thousands of pounds on assisted immigration at the present time, said Mr. Young. He spoke with authority, as he was the Minister of Immigration. Referring to Mr. Beebe's assertion that "not only were the fares of the new arrivals paid, but they were guaranteed work in domestic service and other capacities," the speaker replied that it had been freely stated in the campaign that, the Government. was advertising in newspapers in Great Britain inviting immigrants to come to the Dominion. The position was that the last draft of domestics left England on May 22. 1931, under agreements contracted for prior to the end of last March. The matter of advertising had been raised before, continued the Minister. On being referred to the High Commissioner in London it, was learned that prior to March 31 shipping agents arranged forward advertisements and in some cases failed to cancel those advance contracts. Consequently, some of the notices appeared after the cessation of the scheme. For that the United Government was in no sense responsible. All such contracts had since been cancelled and all applications by domestics for free passages received after March 31 had been declined. Mr. Young was accorded a vote" of thanks and confidence. ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. MR, W. P. ENDEAN'S CAMPAIGN. A large and enthusiastic meeting was addressed by Mr. W. P. Endean, the official Coalition candidate for Parnell, at the One Tree Hill fire station, Green Lane East, last evening. Mr. T. J. Goldstine, Mayor of One Tree Hill, presided. A'fter outlining the Coalition policy the candidate cjuofed figures showing how the national revenue had decreased. Mr. Endean said it was essential for the welfare of the country that the farmers be kept on tho land, and referred to thl steps taken by the Coalition Government to aid (he primary producers. He also strongly advocated rationalisation of New Zealand's secondary industries, which, in his opinion, should be extended to many new fields. The candidate criticised the Labour Party's policy and illustrated the plight of New South Wales .under the Lang regime. Mr. Endean said he favoured the establishment of a Board of Trade to frame regulations to keep down the cost of living, and dealt extensively with th© unemployment problem. When asked by a questioner as to whether he favoured the prolongation of the life of Parliament from three to five years, Mr. Endean answered in the affirmative. He stated that a member was just getting into the "run of things" at the end of three years. A vote of thanks and confidence was carried. A belated call for three cheers for Mr. H. E. Holland met with no response..
WAGES CUT AND INTEREST. LABOUR CANDIDATE'S VIEWS. [FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] WHANGAREI. Friday. Mr. J. G. Barclay, official Labour candidate for Marsden, addressed the electors at Onerahi last evening. In connection with the wages cuts, he said the civil servants and other workers on wages were quite prepared to make their share of the sacrifices, but the Labour Party in Parliament had 'pointed out, that the owners of gilt-edged securities were making no sacrifices and the workers were singled out for the attack. The speaker strongly denied that, the interests of the farmers and workers were antagonistic. Mr. Barclay received an excellent hearing from a. good attendance.
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CHOICE OF CANDIDATE., New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVIII, Issue 21036, 21 November 1931
CHOICE OF CANDIDATE. New Zealand Herald, Volume LXVIII, Issue 21036, 21 November 1931
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