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LORD FISHER'S APPEAL.

LONDON, May 5. Mr J. Daniels, Secretary of the United States Navy, at a luncheon at the Savoy Hotel, said that America's day of isolation was over. The war had resulted in a new horizon and a new map. When America entered the war, she assumed new responsibilities for world peace and world conditions from which she could not escape if she would, arid from which she would not if she could.

Lord Fisher said the British Navy dominated not domineered the • world. When he first went to the Admiralty he was asked what his politics were, and he replied. "I have.none." He voted consistently with, both sides and supported the party which gave the most money *to the Navy. He added: "You can play the fool with anything else and probably ruin the country, but you cannot play the fool with the Navy. The greatest Englishman who ever lived was George Washington, because he taught us how to rule the colonies. But for Washington, America to-day might have been another Ireland." "■

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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LORD FISHER'S APPEAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9607, 12 May 1919

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