VERY MUCH TO THE POINT.
TO THE EDITOR.
Sir, —I notice that there is still a largo deficiency of recruits for the Expeditionary Force rcinforcen.ents. Has it ever elruek you that there should "be another fund started? We lirivc the British and Belgian relief funds, but it appears to me that what is wanted oven more urgently than these at pirsent—at least, in Otago—is what might be wiled "The Petticoat Fend," to provide a distinguishing feminino garment for the hundred.' —aye, thousands—of sturdy, unencumbered you.ng (wo)men who mav be seen on our streets, and our cricket fields, bowling greens, etc., anv evening, enjoying life to the full, without a thought or caring a tinker's fo~ tho absent-minded beggars, both soldiers and sailors, in Fro-nee and the North Sea, enduring every hardship and risking life and limb for the sturdy young (wo)men I have- referred to, and who, it eecms to mo, are not worth the sacrifice. .As a start for such a fund I havo pleasure in handing you a sum of _ money that will recoup your charge for inserting n:i announcement that I hope may be the means of shaking up our young men to a sense of their duty to their King .and Countrv.—l am, etc., Too Old Myseu. December 10.
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VERY MUCH TO THE POINT., Evening Star, Issue 15672, 10 December 1914