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BE MEN.

to the rmion. Sir.—Will von allow me space to write a few linos iu answer to those two paltry letters in last night’s paper. One can picture exactly the type of person who wrote them, and both are beneath contempt. What ‘‘career” is greater than that "of serving one’s country y The highest career of any man at tin's time, I should think, would be ia get- ;i shot at those inhuman monsters » ; f infamy who arc responsible for the unspeakable atrocities on women and children, .is the editor or the ' Overseas Daily Mail ’ says, " Zultis n ere gentlemen iu comparison with then;.*’ And after this, the writer of Iho letter in' last night’s paper prefers a " career" rather than go and fight like a man. Xo “man” eouhl sit still end read the horrors without at once wishing to go off to the front and gctiiug ;i chance to meet them face to lace. Instead, this writer would prefer in leave it all to others and the Indians, and sit p.t home and follow his career. 'excuses are made for those with widowed mothers and those who are physically unlit. -No excuse can he tilt'd'.! fer the man who hides his funk behind the excuse of .sisters to look aider. Iu ihose days sisters can earn their mvn living, and would despise themselves tor sitting at ease while their mother works for them. I am glad to say i know many of my friends who urged their mothers on, and girls, toe. v, ho in re urged their 'lovers as well. Can it be that the only explanation to your very able leader, and to the IL'v. Vincent King’s letter, is that all the “ wen " have gone, and only the weaklings are left, with a few exception!—weaklings who are typical iu delink am of th« word “wowser.” Corgi vo :b? for taking up so much space, hut I simply boil with indignation to think we have so many in our midst hiding behind weak excuses. Attend the picture shows to-night, and see them all pouring in.—t am. etc., A SjrrEP ok a “Max.” October Ml.

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BE MEN., Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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BE MEN. Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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