The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 3 (July 1, 1933)
Maning as Judge
Maning as Judge.
Railwayman: “Wonderful smoke this National Tobacco. I believe it is the healthiest tobacco on the market.”
Man behind the Counter: “Yes, I smoke it myself. Apart from the fact that the tobacco is one hundred per cent. in quality, it is produced by a company that is one hundred per cent. New Zealand. I believe that company pays hundreds of thousands to the Government in freight and taxes and employs over a thousand workers. Why, dash it all, the more we smoke the better for the country; and the loyal way the company sticks to the Railways in fares and freight, helps to keep the railwaymen in their jobs.”
“No human flesh and blood, however hardened, could endure much longer the excitement, privations, danger and unrest which the equally balanced forces and ferocious courage of the contending parties had now  protracted to several years' duration on that small spot of the earth's surface and between two petty divisions of the human race. War had attained its most terrible and forbidding aspect; neither age nor sex was spared; agriculture was neglected; the highest duty of man was to slay and devour his neighbour. Whilst the combatants fought in front, the ovens were heating in the rear. The vigorous warrior one moment fighting hopefully in the foremost rank, exulting in his strength, laying enemy after enemy low, thinking only of his war-boasts when the victory should be won; stunned by a sudden blow, instantly dragged away, hastily quartered alive, next moment in the glowing oven; his place is vacant in the ranks; his very body can scarcely be said to exist. While his flesh is roasting the battle rages on, and at night his remains furnish forth a banquet for the victors, and there is much boasting, and great glory.”
The Dunedin Railway Cadet Football Team, 1900.
Back row: Left to right—Messrs. H. Millar, J. L. Jacobson, W. Sinclair, J. Stewart, L. H. Campbell, L. Aikin, E. Scanlon, E. Wright, J. Davie-Parson, J. Short, G. Livingston, and R. M. Isaac. Front row—H. L. Gibson, T. Bateman, H. W. Franklin, C. L. Hope, E. J. Paton, W. P. Miller, R. A. P. Francis, and A. Urquart.