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Why Kansas and Not Abergavenny ? To the Editor of the Abergavenny Chronicle. I SIR,-The Rev. Gwilym Davies in last week s issue of the Chronicle dealt with Mr. J. B. Maddocks' recent speech in no half-hearted way. In his criticism of Mr. Maddocks the rev. gentle- man raised a point that touches a spot perhaps farther than he intended. Under heading (5) the Rev. Gwilym Davies accused Mr. Maddocks of a serious offence in holding up Kansas State, U.S.A., to public contempt and ridicule. The rev. gentleman claims that it was not just, at this time of war, to do so, seeing that Kansas men are offering their lives in the trenches of France for us and ours." I quite agree with you, Mr. Davies, we should consider the homes and patriotism of those who sacrifice for us. Taking the same standpoint, I should like to know why Mr. Davies has on so many occasions publicly held up poor little Abergavenny to public contempt and ridicule in his public writings and sayings. Lads of Abergavenny have been in the firing line from practically the first week of the war, many of our bright, happy lads lie buried somewhere in foreign soil. Every week adds to the number. The war has cast a gloom over so many once-contented Aber. homes. Surely, then, the homes of Aberga- venny, the homes of our soldier lads who have given the greatest of sacrifices, deserve as much consideration as Kansas does from Mr. Davies. Why, then, has the Rev. Gwilym Davies made so many contemptuous references in South Wales about Abergavenny's faults. Within the last few weeks I noticed two glaring examples all calculated to give South Wales people very bad impressions of Abergavenny's desirability as a residence. Probably the rev. gentleman was concerned over Kansas because it is a Pro- hibition State. Abergavenny is not—that makes all the difference to him. Yet the rev. gentleman has the effrontery to declare I am no Teetotal fanatic." What is he, then ? For his own sake, I trust he is not an advocate of the Teuton-like trait of condemning others for doing deeds that they do themselves. The controvery between Prohibition ex- tremists and beer adyocates is truly deplorable, from a patriotic point of view, and the arguments used are generally revivals of the old example of the pot calling the kettle black." Extremists of all kinds can certainly find more patriotic openings for their abilities than stirring up dissensions that help to destroy that national unity that alone can bring us through victorious. The lads at the front demand unity at home. Are they likely to get it ? Perhaps Mr. Davies can tell us. Yours faithfully, n I Abergavenny. I' A I' 1'4- I A berga ,"cnllY. HARRY E- JFAJFLI.

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