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VIRTUES OF DAMN.

If laughter of many delegates and lack of protest by any when the Rev. H. Worrall declared at the Methodist Conference in Victoria recently that '' the word ' damn ' is a g:ood word when used properly " reflected its views, the use of the word has now the tacit approval of that body—under proper provocation (says the Melbourne "Ace").

Mr Worrall had been protesting against the circulation of articles he regarded as conducing to immorality, and related that when a deputation From the Council of Churches "placed the articles on Mr Watt's table, looked him right in the eye, and asked him what he was eoinp: to do about it," Mr Watt thumped the table and said. "Damn it. I will have this stopped,;!" It was then that Mr Worrall contributed has defence, with a modification of the use of the word Mr Watt had employed in the stress of his indignation. Delegates were amused and sympathetic till Mr Worrall complained that Mr Watt had not yet stopped the practice that the deputation had complained of. Then they, in turn, became indignant. Mr Worrall appeared to have delegates still with him in his statement that if they "could lock up 75 per cent, of the politicians in a room where they would breathe only their own ga,s it would bring the mifennium much more quickly." There was, he added, too many politicians and too few stntesmen.' *

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919

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VIRTUES OF DAMN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9594, 25 April 1919

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