stit,-I am horrified to see over a, hundred yeats after the abolition of child-slavery that there is talk of reintroducing it into this land of freedom. Children of sixteen are in danger of being conscripted for the mines. By the sweat of their undeveloped brows and the toil and labour of their child's bodies. they arc unwittingly -for they have no choice, their minds being naturally too immature to examine the motives of what they are doing-sacrificing the well-being of their whole future life to add fuel and yet more fuel to the great hell of destruction that surrounds us.
The argument will be brought forth that this is a state of emergency. Are we then to accept, and indeed to allow, a state of emergency that can and does so criminally treat our childrefl, warping their minds along with their bodies?
A Parents' Association to defend our educational rights is to be launched with much ado of meetings 'and great fervour. Is there not an equally urgent need for a Parents' Association denouncing this latest danger of tyranny, one which will actively demand for once a proof of the justice for which we fight, the freedom for our children to he allowed to attain their maturity of mind and body?
Jose-nine M. Warr&