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LYING RUMORS ,
TO INJURE CANDIDATE 'WHISPERS' IN HORNS03Y CAMPAIGN
'WHISPERS,', which he said were being circulated in the Hornsby electorate against his candidature we're assailed this week by Mr. T. Cooper, campaign director for Mr, W. P. Henso'n, endorsed U.A.P. candidate.
*'/~YNE of these rumors,' he said, 'is de signed to bring into prominence that Mr. Henson is not a returned soldier. I should like to point out that# when the war concluded, Mr. Henson was 14 years of age —therefore, any such comment is not only, unfair, but utterly ridiculous. 'The second of these canards implies that Mr. Henson is born of foreign parentage. Such a suggestion is a total fabrication. Both his parents are Australian-born, of English and Scottish stock. His great-grandfather was born in Victoria Barracks, and his grandfather was the late Sir William Hen- ' son, a prominent member of the Parkes Ministry. . 'Those who know Mr. Henson would not be influenced by these lying rumors, but it is necessary to scotch them in order to pre vent those personally unacquainted with him, ** from being misled.' NEED FOR YOUTH Supporters of 'Mr. Henson lay emphasis on the necessity for the fresh vital outlook, of youth in Parliamentary affairs. High-spirited idealism ceases to be a guid ing principle in later years, they claim. It is urged that no Australian politician entering the House over the age of 40 has ^ accomplished anything great and that men ** whose names loom big- in history all achieved fame as young men. 'We feel that we want somebody young and keen, but at the same time with quali fications adequate for the task in front of him. Mr. Henson meets our requirements in both regards,' said a worker this week. CANDIDATE'S RECORD Mr, Henson, who is an accountant, was r educated at Hornsby Public School and Newington College. He has gained useful ' experience as executive member of the Poli tical Research and Service Group of the U.A.P.; vice-president of the U.A.P. Spe- ' prkers' Association and executive member of the Constitutional Association. He pledges himself to represent all sections of the elec torate, in which he was born. Recommend your Friends to Sub scribe to the 'Gazette' — the Haw« ' kesbury District Newspaper. J