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FRESH MEN TO REPLACE WOUNDED AND WAR-WORN. Speaking at a meeting of the National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers in London on Sunday, Sir Auckland Geddes, Minister of National Service, said that within the last few weeks the whole man-power position had been pro- foundly modified, not only by Russia ceasing to count, but by something which they might think would not have much effect on the man-power question—namely, a blizzard and weeks of very intense frost in the United States. It had profoundly modified the general position, because the blizzard and frost upon the railways throughout the length and breadth of America, already seriously congested with war traffic, had had the effect of strangling that traffic for weeks, and as a result of it the ships of the American eastern ports were unable to be loaded with food and materials, and were unable to bring the full measure of men. It was fortunate that we had stocks of munitions, and therefore we need not fear a shortage, although there might be some delay in maintaining the stocks. With our need of maintaining the armies, it was quite clear that the broad general policy should be that men really fit to serve and who had not yet served, and who had been working in munition factories, should now be brought out. We must not only take men from civil life to maintain tOO forces in the field, but wo must see to it—and this was the express and avowed policy of the Government-that the men who had been wounded more than twice, those whose nerves were being worn out by the strain, those who had been out a long time and wore not such good men for fighting because of the fatigue and nerve strain, were replaced by fresh men. They heard of young fit men claiming to be indispeasablo to a trade. There were other men of the same trade at this moment in the Army who were worn and tired, and they were very often much more highly skilled, and we wanted to get these men back.

GERMAN ARTILLERY ACTIVITY…

CUT THE ROPE TOO SOON. I

EXEMPTING GRADE 3 MEN. I

TOOK SON'S PLACE. I

ILLEGAL LEAFLETS. I ILLEGAL…

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I BOUGHT TOO MUCH MEAT.i

I GERMAN'S GOLD HOARD. ]

I POISONED SWEETS MYTH. I

I ' JELLICOE OF SCAPA. I

I MUNITION GIRL'S SUICIDE.…

IKILLED BY TREE ROPE. I

IARCHDEACON WESTCQTT DEAD.…

! PROPAGANDA DIRECTORS. I

TEA CLASSED AS FOOD. I

PROFITEERING IN BEER. I

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I DRESS OF THE DAY. j

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-I TEN MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED…

SUGAR FOR JAM.

AN OFFICER'S SUGAR. I

-WASTE -AN -OFFENCE.-I

SOLDIERS MEAT CARDS.-I

FARMERS'CO-OPERATIVE SLAUGHTER-HOUSES.

DEARER OATMEAL I

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CP.UISE ! 11 SHIPS SUNK…

IEUPHRATES ADVANCE.

IBRITISH APPOINTMENT IN U.S.

WILL CASE SETTLED.

USED TWO REVOLVERS.

MANUFACTURE OF ARMS.

LADY WARWICK'S HOME BURNT.

SAVAGE ATTACK ON DETECTIVE.I

A DUTCH PACIFIST.I

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OUR CHILDREN'S CORNER BY UNOLE…

THEY PRECEDE THE STORM.I

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