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(or it or a !) ot" a to a is MILITARY TRAINING ADOLESCENTS. OF The Case of the O.T.C. To the Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Sir, Mr. G. L. Eandlcs-Joynson Eandlcs-Joynson Eandlcs-Joynson holds rightly that Hoy Scouts are not a militarist militarist organisation. The International Jamboree was proof enough of this, since it encouraged boys from all nations to fraternise and thus create a feeling totally opposed to war. Therefore Therefore it is a thousand pities that a peaceful peaceful youth movement such as this should not receive State assistance, when the Officers' Training Corps, where boys are definitely trained for warfate, is given an annual grant from the Treasury. While attending the lectmcs of the Ninth Unity History School in Danzig this summer I had an opportunity of witnessing the resentment which the O.T.C. has provoked among our German neighbours who have been disarmed, whereas these people had nothing but praise for the Scout movement. In view of this it might be as well to abolish the O.T.C. grant, except to grammar schools and other places wheie it helps the less fortunate boys to gain commissions. The money should be handed over instead to assist Scout headquarters. In an article appearing in the "Forward "Forward View " I have expressed the opinion that the abolition of O.T.C.s would be widely welcomed in our public schools. This statement is made from actual experience as a cadet in one of these. Where the O.T.C. is not an incitement to militarism by making warfare seem attractive, it becomes a mere waste of time which could be spent more usefully .n school games or the healthy recreation which Scouting provides. Yours, &c, Patrick M. Moir, Chairman Harrow Divisional Liberal Association and Foundation Member League of Nations? Union. 10, Sudbury Hill. Harrow, December 2. in of into play men he " of has the loud was used light light and seek city wili facilities, yester-cay It ,

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  1. The Guardian,
  2. 05 Dec 1929, Thu,
  3. Page 24

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