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TO TUB EDITOR. Sir,—lt is really about time that pomething was done to liven up matters patriotic in Dunedin. The greatest war in history is being waged, and recruits are haillv wanted. Were the late Robert Chisholm alive a-ud the chief citizen today, Otago would still be leading as the most patriotic province in New Zealand. Men who occupy public positions must expect criticism, and it should be made quite plain vo His Worship the Mayor that the people of Dunedin are very much liieappointwl with tho attitude adopted by him m t\ve pTes»mt crisis. It is a reflection both (o the military and civic authorities that Lord Roberts's funeral was not celebrated by a military parade. It anv life demanded proper recognition, Earl Roberts's did. We should a'.=o be hearing mo>e martial music, and it'is strange indeed that our recruits, when going away, can only be provided with an escort of 'cchoolbove playing the fifo and drum—excellent though this" be. What is the we of the National Reserve Band if it i« not to come cut and stir up the patriotic wntinient of the people? Dunedin has never exhibited such a sorry spectacle of indifference, ami 't is a lamentablo fact that at the present juncture Dunedin has not- taken her wonted lead This is not an occasion for and we might as well stato plainly what' the sentiments of tho Duicdm people are.—l am, etc., Pnruc Opinion'. November 19.

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ENTHUSIASM WANTED., Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

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ENTHUSIASM WANTED. Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914