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A "WAR DAY" SUGGESTED.

XO THE EUITOU. Sir, —I write to suggest a novel kind of patriotic: demonstration for the .stirring up of possible recruits. Let us have a march through tho City of bands of people one Saturday afternoon. First let come marching along (with the bagpipes ahead) the women, wives, and mothers and children who have sant or will send their men to the war; .second, the fathers who have or will send sons; third, the men who are offering or will offer to go; fourth, women, sisters, and sweethearts who rejoice in the going of the third lot and of those already yone. Let us have this with bands and bagpipes and all the flags we can get hold of, and, properly done, our example would be copied in other cent-res. We might end up with public speecheis in the Oval or somewhere ; or, better still, in the Gardens . T also .suggest- that at all future patriotic meetings front seats be reserved for the fathers, mothers, and wives of men at tho war, and that someone devise, a little badge to be constantly worn by such. At the civic farowell to our men at Tahuna Park I was one of the mothers of soils going who stood outside the enclosure round the grand stand while friends, etc., of officers streamed in to the grand stand with their passes! We all felt wo ought to have been in the -grand stand ! We had not been told passes were nc-d-d. And when one lady (without a pass) w.?9 being let in by the sentry because she knew Lieutenant So-and-So, we all raised a cry of protest, and she, liL-ing a lady, kindly retited. Hoping someone will cive effect, to the above suggestion, or that there wih be a " war

tiny'' of tin's sort at- the various churches I am, etc., Mollis Mkn. November 19.

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A "WAR DAY" SUGGESTED., Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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A "WAR DAY" SUGGESTED. Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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