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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 2. March 16, 1938



We dropped the colour question.

It appeared also that there were several other interesting aspects [unclear: of] games which the papers [unclear: —ural] didn't tell us about.

"Was there much gambling on the results of the events?" I asked.

"Plenty: Not only gambling, but the bookies tried to 'get at' some of the 'blokes.' They tried to 'get at' me. They offered me £10 to 'lie down,' but I said 'What's the big idea? What d'you take me for? Anyhow, I can get thirty quid in New Zealand any day.' They were offering five to one against Matthews. Reckoned they had some one else set to win, I guess. Must have come a bit of a flop."