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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 8 May 5, 1938

Hire Mathematics

Hire Mathematics.

An Actuary, who took the oath on a book of logarithm tables, gave evidence as to the amount of the Defendant's liabilities. He showed that the Defendant's grandparents and other dependents were becoming of multiplication was obtusely declining. Some seventeen million pounds would be necessary to pay 20/- in the £ to his various creditors. Cross-examined as to whether the Defendant might expect a legacy from a rich uncle in about ten years time, the witness replied that this was beyond the sphere of an actuary and fell rather within the radius of a fortuneteller. (The Court declined to receive astrological predictions from the Aspro year book.)

The spiritual and financial godfather of the Defendant endeavored to get the witness to compare production over the last 40 years with future prospects, and suggested that increasing national resources might be produced to infinity. The Actuary, however, maintained that nevertheless the periods were not [unclear: parellel]