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THE CALL FOR MEN.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —One or two letters have appeared in your columns lately—one making excuses for our voting men not offering their services to the Empire, and one, signed “Pro Patlia,” in which the writer endeavors to put one class against another. The, writer's nom de plume is contrary to his letters, and if he had signed “ Pro Germania” it would have been more fitting. Englishmen who write such letters at a time when the British Empire is fighting for its existence aie not worthy of the name. The following quotation is from an article appearing in a. Home journal, and is worthy of note: What this war is proving is that withi out security, without freedom, without national independence everything else j is of little moment. What shall it ! profit a working man to have “made his position” or “ measured his ability : if his doom is to live as the helot of a German conqueror, and to see his earnings taken from him or his womankind put up against a nail and shot by an alien soldiery? What if he gains the whole world and loses Iris soul? To show how the young men at Home are volunteering, the small Scottish Border town of Selkirk, with a total number of inhabitants between 5,000 and 6,000, have sent 460 to the front. This would mean that if Dunedin sent the same percentage the number would be 5,000 at least.—l am, etc., R LA. November 9.

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THE CALL FOR MEN., Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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THE CALL FOR MEN. Issue 15645, 9 November 1914

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