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09. Nov 2009 at 15:20
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Good evening.  I have what may seem to be an obscure question.
However, as a Scot, I have been intrigued by reading the statement in the notes of all Sybertooth Bandy Volumes 'about the author', that Donald was briefly evicted from Marr College after "writing an injudicious letter to the editor".  I would really love to know what this is about.  It seems to hint at the very core of a young Donald's respect (?) of & to authority.  (I have looked at the current Marr College webpage - and there does not seem to be any reference to DLJ, - who surely should be acknowldged as one of their greatest former pupils.......!! cub
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Reply #1 - 10. Nov 2009 at 09:26
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Colin - I don't have too much more information about the incident, except that Jack is supposed to have written to the Glasgow Herald and that Marr College was somehow connected with his letter. Whether this means he wrote on paper with the school letterhead, or signed it "Donald Jack, Marr College", or what have you, I don't know exactly.

If anyone cares to do more research, it would certainly be interesting to read the letter. It probably wouldn't be difficult to find an archive with the Glasgow Herald; the trick would be finding out the date of the letter to get the right issue of the paper. The easiest way might be to find out from Marr College the date of the incident, from Jack's school records, but they may not give out such information.
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Reply #2 - 10. Nov 2009 at 15:13
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Thank you again for the prompt response.  I am now even more intrigued to follow this up.  As a Glaswegian, I am a daily reader of 'The Herald', as it is now titled, so it is somewhat close to home, and I will endeavour to research some archives - I think I know where to start.......

kind regards, cub
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Reply #3 - 17. Aug 2013 at 12:30
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I may be able to give you an approximate date of the letter Don wrote to the Glasgow Herald.  Email if interested.
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Reply #4 - 17. Aug 2013 at 14:37
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There's an online archive of the Glasgow Herald at:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC&dat=19140810&b_mode=2
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Reply #5 - 27. Sep 2013 at 15:32
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Hi, I have been notified by the Forum Administrator that there was a reply posted to this discussion thread in the last few days.  

Unfortunately the post has not been able to be accessed and has been lost due to external factors.

If you were the orignator of the reply and would be kind enough to take the time to resend it, I would be very grateful.

Thanks, Regards Colin.
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Reply #6 - 29. Nov 2013 at 18:40
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Thanks to Colin's exceptional research efforts, Donald Jack's letter has been located in the Glasgow Herald, Tuesday December 2nd 1941 issue. A copy of his letter is posted here:

http://www.sybertooth.com/bandy/DonalJackLetter-GlasgowHeraldTuesday02Decembe...

along with the letter by his uncle, WD Lamont, which started the discussion:

http://www.sybertooth.com/bandy/WDLamont.jpg

Unfortunately, the intervening letter, by a Mr Kirk, to which Donald Jack was directly replying, could not be located.
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Reply #7 - 30. Nov 2013 at 21:34
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Correction: Colin has also located the letter by William K Kirk, a copy of which can be found here:
http://sybertooth.com/bandy/kirk.jpg
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