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Our correspondents' opinions are theirwon: the responsibility of tutorial ileitis makes luffi' dent ballast Jot the editor's shoulders', It w necessary that all letters for publication should bear the name of the tenter—not necessarily for publication, kt m evidence of good faith. (To the Editor.) ? Sir, —It is too pitiful and at the same time almost heart-breaking to think that there is such a man as "Fair Play" in our midst who is guilty of writing such a letter as appeared in your issue of De« cember 3, He trys to defend Ireland's manhood in the glorious part they have played (I don't think) in the great war for liberty and justice just ended. Imagine the ignorance of a writer drawing a comparison of loyalty between Ireland and NewZea* land! We sent over ten men out of every hundred of our pop,u. lation, while Ireland sent six out of her every hundred. I quite understand "Fair Play's" inability to quote figures in connection with Ireland's manhood contribution-they would make the most optimistic Irishman feel ashamed and guilty.. -America, who has always befriended Ireland in her cry for Home Rule, has quite a different -opinion of them now-read Current History published in New York-and in future no support will be fortficoming from that quarter. Think of Casement (thank Heavens he was hanged) and the other Sinn Feinners who caused no end of trouble since the war began. No one disputes the fact that the Irish are great fighters, but it is' altogether another question when you speak of Ireland's loyalty as a whole. There is one thing I will admit and that is that the great per cent, of the Catholics in New Zealand have 1 done.their duty nobly and well and helped to build up'the imperishable fame of this fair laud of ours.-I am, etc.,, v Honor to Whom Honor is Due

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CORRESPONDENCE., Te Puke Times, 6 December 1918

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CORRESPONDENCE. Te Puke Times, 6 December 1918

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