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V WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?" HE question of "Who is my neighbor?" is an old one and one that has been often raised. This story teaches us that the question is not a difficult one to answer. "Who of the three was the neighbor of the man who fell among thieves? And on the other hand who was the Samaritan's neighbor? This is the im portant question. We are often inclined to think that the word neigh bor refers only to those that live about us, to those in our immediate neighborhood, to those with whom we come in contact. But is this the correct interpretation of this word? Should we limit our mean ing in such a way? Should we not rather look for a broader inter pretation? Our neighbors are all mankind. Our neighbor is any one and everyone to whom we can show a kindness, for whom we can do a helpful deed. "When we think of the term in this light we see that it unfolds un counted opportunities for good. There are opportunities in every scene of our lives, whether we be among strangers, among our friends, or among our own relatives, for doing good. How can we show our neighborliness to the world? And I do not mean by this question to intimate that we shonld be neighborly just for show as such a thing is farthest from my thoughts. Any thing that is done for show is done for a selfish reason and I am not sure but that it does more harm than good in the long ran. What I This is the subject matter of an address given by the Principal of the school, in the chapel on Sunday evening, November 19, in the absence of the Rev. Mr. Joyner. The talk was preceeded by the reading of the stcry of the Good Samaritan as found in the tenth chapter of the gospel by St, Luke from the twenty-filth to the thirty-seventh verses. 5.