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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 8. May 31, 1939


Have the Tooley Street "Bigshots" got Mr. Nash on the run? That is the question being asked at present by devotees to the political game. It would appear that Sir Harry Batter bee has been having quite a number of "informal" little talks lately with our wizard of finance, What does It all mean? Surely they are not all in the nature of business calls. Our Minister is far too busy a man for that we are told and if he isn't, well, to put it politely, he's been fooling us. No, I don't think it is because Sir Harry particularly enjoys the Minister's company or his charming personality. The Minister for Mines is the man he should go to for entertainment. "Paddy" and his mares are nearly as well known as Paddy and his pig. Besides, West Coasters are known all over the country for their hospitality while their "long handles" have become legendary. Of course. Sir Harry might not like this type of entertainment. Very well then surely it is up to Members of the Opposition to do their share in entertaining our guest. The solitude of the Wallace district embracing as it does the Wonderful Rounds country pictures of which we see plastered over railway walling sheds, would be no ideal spot for entertainment for long periods of say six months to a year.