THE RECRUITING MOVEMENT
TO THE KDITOIt.
Sir, —Of late there have been many letters appearing about the lack of recruits in Otago, and a lot of them have been full or" opinions that are ridiculous from start to finish. It is all very weil for those who sit at home and are iu no danger of being called to arms to give vent to their feelings by calling our young men covraids, shirkers, etc. This abuse is no argument, and it would be far Better if some of these writers would put their talent to better use, for abusing those who do not enli.-it in the way they dtr is not going ty help the causa of tho recruiting office. Every man has his own way ot thinking, and has tho right to der as be thinks fit, and -borause some men do not think as some of thesu "arm chair" generals think they are called names. On behalf of many others, I feci I am right in protesting against their crude opinions and sentimental trash. If there are shirkers and cowards, they arc those who have resorted to that objectionable practice of sending white feathers out to our young lads. I liopo Fomaono gets wise as to who the instigators of that action are, and will deal with them as they deservo. There is no need for fanatics to rush into print and condemn our ladi for not going to the from. Every man ha.i his own reason, and 'those who intend going will go, and perhaps more would havo gono it they had been helped instead of hindered. Extremists always judge the other fellow harshly, and are r.ot desirable people at any time. If they want to air their opinions in tho way they do let them sign their names, and then wo can see and know who they are, and what they are doing towards helping to get our lads to go out and fight and perhaps dio for us.—l am, etc., Jvstice. December 17.
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THE RECRUITING MOVEMENT, Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914