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CENTRAL RECRUITiNC OFFICES. OPINION* OF THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE. Tn writing to the committee of the 0t«"O Patriotic and Recruiting Committee "on matters connected with recruiting, the Hon. Jas. Allen stated that the only matter on which the Prime Minister did not give the deputation that waited on him a direct reply was with regard to the idea of constituting the central.recruiting offices. Mr Allen himself did not, at the present moment, we any necessity for these, aa all the defence offices throughout New Zealand were recruiting offi«», and so far there had not been any difficulty in securing a sufficient number of recruits for the purposes required. It was far better that recruiting should be in the hands of the Defence Department, and that applications should go in the first pjaoe to the local defence office. From these offices reports were sent to (headquarter*, and it wae obvious that the local defence officer was likely to know more aboilt the volunteer than anyone else. Probalblv it would be necessary to make more public the fnct that recruiUs were required, from time to time, and that JU» local dftfwuw «fia» vu» isimi* in

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Issue 15661, 27 November 1914

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