Frma Our t) ten Correspondent
If any English people resent or misunderstand Ireland's desire "not to become involved in the conflict," as Mr Lamass said, I would urge. them to reflect that Ireland's friendly neutrality is a strength.
By fighting, Ireland could contribute no more than some infantry, ill a war in which infantry will not he the decisive arm; but by friendly neutrality she can do something far greater.She can offer a refuge to hundreds of thousands of child.
There are nearly a million country homes in Ireland in which children would be safe both from the danger from the air and from hunger.
Would It not be a happy thing if the Irish food surplus, which it may be difficult to transport safely, were consumed where it is produced, thus also relieving shipping tonnage?
What a bond of Christian friendship would be forged if half a million children from the British cities were housed and fed in the homes of rural Ireland: