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NORTHERN RECREATION GROUND.

TO THB EDITOB. Sib,—"North EnderV letter is quite characteristic of him. E[e declines to see what is meant, and delights to pjace his .own construction upon the meaning of everything that is said or written concerning the North Ground. From the way in which his letter is couched one would imagine I had declared that it was the intention of the promoters to'shut out the children from the ground. I said nothing of the kind. What I did aay was: "The promoters of the movement, however, have no desire to Bhut out the children altogether; but even if they did "—and then I expressed my own indi. vidual opinion that I believed it would be a step in the right direction, giving my reasons for thinking so. As for my saying that there

are plenty of sites available, "North Ender" again misstates what I said. . I stated that thereare plenty of vacant pieces of ground about which would suffice for the boys, but not for the men, a remark which can be readily understood by any fair-minded person. " .V * --.->••.. I think anyone who read Mr Joel's letter will admit that the movement is entirely free from anything selfish or grasping, "North Ender" notwithstanding.—l am, etc., Albion. Dunedin, September 29. TO THB EDITOR. Sib,—l strongly support " North Ender " in appealing against the Northern Recreation Ground being wholly taken up by the three clubs mentioned in his letter, and am glad to see that someone intends looking after the interest of the children of the north end, who, if " Albion " haoVhis way, would be compelled to play on the streets at the imminent risk of being hunted off by the police.. If the oricket clubs playing_ on the ground had ever done anything to improve the reserve I would 'bo one of the last to complain. For-instance,-one only requires to look at the Albion Cricket Club's pavilion to see the pride this club take in improving the ground, and you can imagine in what state the reserve would be if these clubs had the management thereof. Mr Joel's letter, although very courteous, rather begs the question. What I and others complain about is that the boys are now virtually excluded from the reserve on account of the three clubs taking up. all the ground.—l am, etc., North Ender No. 2. Dunedin, September 29.

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NORTHERN RECREATION GROUND., Evening Star, Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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NORTHERN RECREATION GROUND. Evening Star, Issue 10434, 1 October 1897

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