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CRAFT is also calling for volunteers to man the boats. Each will have a crew of four, of which at least two will have had seagoing experience. Of the 50 volunteers so far, about half a dozen are experienced. "Anyone who goes will probably do as much for the advancement of the cause of humanity in a few months as most others would have the chance to do in a lifetime," said Northey at the meeting.
At an SGM of the Auckland University Students' Association held on August 5 a motion "that this Association endorse in principle the aim of CRAFT to send ships into the testing zone" was narrowly defeated, while another motion "that the Studass donate the sum of £1000 to CRAFT (Auckland Branch," was overwhelmingly lost. The meeting has been described as "raucous, uncontrollable, and in some cases irresponsible."
The Governments Attitude to the Project has been Expressed by Attorney - General Hanan: "The Government is Most Categorically not Sympathetic." He is Reported as Saying.