Rodney and Otamatea Times, Waitemata and Kaipara Gazette , 4 December 1940, Page 7
This column is open to the free expression of opinion under certain .oStrictions. All letters must be signed with the correct name and address of the sender. The signature is not for publication unless desired —and we shall take it that it is so desired if no nom-de-plume likewise accompanies the letter —but as evidence of bona fides. j Letters should not exceed 300 words in length, and preference of publication will be accorded short letters, provided they are deemed of sufficient interest. To the Editor. SIR, —In a letter I received from one of the boys in Egypt, the following verse was enclosed—it having been posted on the door of the V M.C.A. hut. I think it would be just a reminder for those who put off writing to the boys, so am sending it, trusting you will find spac,e for same in your paper. "The mail man comes, the mail man goes, The postman passes by And"someone only can suppose and sit and wonder why To-day no letter and to-night a silence hard to bear, We wonder if they cannot write Or simply do not care." — I am, etc., Mrs. Harry Andrews.