Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 8 May 5, 1938
Witnesses A, B and C, who had recently been papering rooms, mowing lawns, and driving aeroplanes at a local school, were unfortunately unable to give evidence. It was hoped to obtain interesting data from these varied types of citizen—A being a slow worker with one child. B a medium worker with three children, and C a fast worker with nine children. At present they were all away on P.W.D. Jobs.
Counsel for the defence, without calling evidence asked that the charges be dismissed. "The remarks of my learned friend are elliptical.'' he stated, "and completely ignore the rising parabola of national production. This will enable the Defendant to maintain budgetary equation. There is also this angle: the Defendant's projected exactions are in strict conformity with the law of arithmeticcal progression. His proposals, though acutely criticized, are upright, and do not call for any period in the first division."
The Defendant was bound over until the next election.