MR. C. GOODE'S PLEA AS INDEPENDENT
Member Of War Cabinet On Need For Changes
Mr. Clarence Goode, the Indepen- dent candid ate for the Central' Dis- trict No. 2 Legislative council by- election tomorrow, served as Commis-
sioner of Crown Lands and Minister of Agriculture in tbe SA Labor Govern- ment from 1915 to 1917. He entered Parliament 30 years ago as Labor mem- ber for Stanley, and held the seat for 10 years. When the electoral boun- daries were rearranged, Mr. Goode was returned for the District of Victoria for a further term of three years. In 1917 be severed bis connection with politics, and he has not been a mem- ber of any political party for more than 18 years. Mr. Goode claims to have been largely instrumental in establishing the war time wheat scheme, which saved the farmers of Australia at tbat time from financial ruin. The initiation of tbe wheat scheme and the Australian Shipping Board brought him Into dose associa- tion for nearly two years with some of the most able business men ln Aus- tralia. Mr. Goode is a son of the late Thomas Goode, pioneer pastoralist of Canowie station. Policies Advocated Some of the policies advocated by Mr. Goode are:— Placing of all able-bodied men to useful work at full rates or pay. More liberal pensions for those unable to work and tbe widowed and fatherless. Proportional representation to give substantial minorities representation in Parliament. Initiative, referendum and recall. MT. Goode supports "the people's ver- dict on six o'clock closing of hotel bars." Instancing the present shipping strike as an indication of undercur- rents, which might at any time threaten the social structure, Mr. Goode advocates radical alterations In the existing system by constitutional methods, quoting Henry George's re- mark that a country could not go on permitting men to vote and forcing them to tramp, nor educating boys and girls and refusing them the right to earn an honest living.