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70 THE EDITOR. Sir,— Since Mr Dodds, the author of the “no midwinter holidays” move, does uot understand his own writings, as I have clearly shown in a previous letter, it is not at all surprising that he misunderstands mine. I thought, however, that I wrote within the grasp of the dullest intellect; and still I venture to say that no man, even the moat illiterate, taking any interest in the matter, would interpret me as Mr Dodds has done in your Thursday’s issue. He was the organiser, in fact the alpha and omega, of the conference on the Fiat, tie it was who convened the meetings aud took jottings of the business transacted at them, and has besides the school record every day in the year under his nose ; consequently it is scarcely credible that he has written in ignorance. And if he wilfully perverts known facts, the only other supposition open to us, we have another and cogent proof of the unfitness of those personally interested to act on school committees. Notwithstanding the fact that the daily papers of June 12 reported of the Conference that “ the chairman stated that resolutions which the committees had passed regarding midwinter holidays would now have to be rescinded,” Mr Dodds barefacedly asserts that “the Conference never gave instructions that the minutes should bo rescinded.” I will not burden your space with any more of his gratuitous assertions, all of which are equally misleading and untrue. But I would ask, sir, what are we to think of the veracity of such a man ? What can wo say of the management of tho school where he poses as agenda Jidclis ? In fine, what regard can that man have for his own character who so directly contradicts the report of tho three Dunedin daily papers, and in the presence of the person reporter!— knowing well, at the same time, that the assembled Conference who saw him sitting there and listening to the instructions given would individually be living witnesses of his falsehood ?—I am, etc., C. Fisher. Dunedin, August 20.

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WINTER HOLIDAYS., Evening Star, Issue 7990, 20 August 1889

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WINTER HOLIDAYS. Evening Star, Issue 7990, 20 August 1889