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A meeting of the Executive of the Canterbury (National Schools Defence League was held on Wednesday night iin tho V.M.C.A. Arrangements were I made for the annual meeting of members and. friends, to be held in a fortnight's time. . It was agreed, to hold a public meeting subsequent to the annual meeting. Encouraging reports were given regarding the organisers fund, arid the secretary was instructed to advise the General Executive in 'Wellington to proceed at once with the appointment of a national organiser. The opinion was expressed that the present educational system was safe from. all. attack if only the case against the proposal of tho Bible in Schools League were clearly and generally stated. Several members agreed^ to canvass for signatures to the petition against the introduction .of the New South Wales system. It was reported that in some cases electors who had signed the cards of the Bible m Schools League under misapprehension _ had pin co signed the cards of the National Schools League.

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914