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Now that the General Election campaign has been, actively entered on, our collin'ns are dosed till after polling day for enrresponden-co on the. Liquor and Biblcreadiug questions. Both subjects have been freely debated in the Press at intervals over a period of many years, nnrl we have given the free use of our columns. But at the present juncture, when the demands on our space are abnormal, wo are m-npellod, as has been our custom in the past, to insist that correspondence on the controversial "ulir-re in inesiio;i -hail 'he continued by av;\'u;;e'.neut with mtv commer-nil

BE MKN. to a nit EDITOR. Mr, —I read with inter,si- Mr Hvyan King's letter in this e\ening's u«u<: of die ‘Star.’ I aerree with him that there aio to.> few of the street-corner type who have responded (o the- cull, but su-cly he ca.-U ralli-r a rctkelim upon the young rteii in nur streets, nicrurc show.-:, and sports fields. It is hardly possible for on individual to judge of the circun.slanco.-i of ail nee,. I led sure that all persons worthy of the name "man” would r«,u.ldy spring t> arms if the, "Hag of freedom” were i’l any real danger, but is it- neersfary at this stage for our young men with a future and a career h-fnre them to blast their hojvs ami lake the place of others with no career and no future? —1 am, etc.. Briton. October 29. TO THE EDITOR; Sir,—ln answer to Mr King z Idler. 1 would like to say that his remarks relate solely to material welfare. It is another glaring instance of the \n-mr.d.;t-jney ..f the clergy. If to have -uv-N f.-' from the stain of blood means dishonor, then onr boys must bear the st-muia; hut they will have that spiritual .security which in the present crisis is endowing them with tho moral courage to resist the. impulse of the beast within. They will still have a clean soul, -which '‘n-> nation or nations can part them from."—! am. etc., Is It Relioion ? Od-her 30.

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TO CORRESPONDENTS., Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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TO CORRESPONDENTS. Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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