21 NOVEMBER 1914, Page 33

In an able and earnest pamphlet, Wanted ! a Citizen

Army end Navy (Longman and Co., 3d. net), Mr. Francis H. Skrine urges that a short Act of Parliament should be passed, com- pelling every male between twenty and forty to record his Dame, address, age, and occupation at the nearest post office. Classified lists might then be prepared from which the military authorities would select by ballot the number of recruits required for each Territorial unit. Sailors, fishermen, and engineers would be similarly utilized for the Navy. Men over forty should be obliged to join a Rifle Club, and acquire some degree of proficiency. We thoroughly approve of Mr. Skrine's recommendation that the authorities should provide many more rifle ranges than at present exist.