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WAR CONTINGENTS.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir.—One would,like to be able to console oneself with your reason for Otngo making such a poor show towards raisin" her quoia to the contingents, but I am afraid that the one given i« not the real leason. (io fo our football matches and see and hear tlv< bu'rackers, or a "williiv---go" punching match. These same voung i'ellotve, in the prime of life, whom vou can count thare by thousands,- are quite agreeable to ".ny form of "sport" with risk attached and requiring skill on. the part of others, so long as they can sit secure in th,v knowledge that whoever has to bear the buffets and hard knocks it is not they, and the more blood that flows the bottar-th«y like it. Well, now there is a "willing go" in which they can take part with as good a chance of success as any others. They have been asked, and, to put it plainly, they have funked it.—l am, etc., A Last Reserve Man. October 20.

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WAR CONTINGENTS., Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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WAR CONTINGENTS. Issue 15628, 20 October 1914

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