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£iv, —l am sine the appeal made by the Rev. Brvan King to tho young men of Otago will commend itself to all. It is a regrettable fact that we aro lacking in our numbers for the Expeditionary Force. And whv? Perhaps I can help to explain it bv stating that I have definite knowledge of four young men who presented themselves for examination at Dunedin. They were rejected, though they all had a first class life insurance. They travelled Tierth a little and applied at another town. were examined, and immediately accepted as physically fit. These are only four cases, and l" believe there are many others. Another point I would like to raise is lhis_: One man is a clerk in a city office', and id used to having a comfortable bed and wellcooked food, but naturally ho is a little soft as regards his powers of endurance. B is also "a clerk; he has been in the countrv for five years, having intended to take on farming, but ho gave it b?st. He is used to "roughing it," eleeping out, cooking his own "food, and just looking after himself. He is and always was in good health, but has a slight touch of varicocele, which, however, has never troubled him in tho least. At the medical exitmimtion ho is rejected. Now, I a*k, which would make the better soldier? Ac couiing to the theory of the doctors, of tint would, becanee Ins is in perfect health, with no trouble. _ From my experience of roughing it on active service I should say the second ; he knows what to expect, and is able to #o through it I am afraid that as long as the present system of examination exists in Otago -ve will ahvavs be short, of our quota.—l am, etc.. " Ex-Natal Movnted. November 5.

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OTAGO'S REINFORCEMENTS., Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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OTAGO'S REINFORCEMENTS. Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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