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TO THE EDITOR. Sir, —This time we find our Prohibition party have lost over 60,000 votes, and nave only about IXOO more than a bare majority, showing that even 55 por cent. (45 per cent.) is absolutely useless to us now. But why? Simply through too many of the leaders in the movement, like too many of our ministers and church office-bearers being connected with reform work because it pays them from a financial point of view. I am not writing through any bitterness, because I am too much of a man not to take a boating, but simply stating what I know to fac au actual fact. Our organisation work has been at fault, and when I and others like-minded offered to give our time and talents absolutely free on different occasions, “ wet blankets ’’ were applied to our suggestions because our sympathies aro wun the working classes. Believing in Prohibition ana other reforms, 1 shall still work on against obstnees. but not as a member of the U.T.R.O. of Dunedin. I shall do so because I am a Cliristian Socialist. —I am. etc., Georg k S. Thomsox. December 15.

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PROHIBITION SET-BACK., Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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PROHIBITION SET-BACK. Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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