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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 14 July 6, 1938

Reward in Service

Reward in Service.

(4) Who pays the expenses of the Association?

"The expenses of the Association are paid entirely from funds donated by members of the public and from the subscriptions of members living in various parts of the Auckland Provincial District."

(5) Will the Association continue if the National Party gets into power at the next election?

"Yes; in point of fact the real work of the Association will begin after the election. If the National Party is returned to office our Association would criticize its policy as freely as it does that of the Labour Party and would offer constructive suggestions upon the current problems of the day. The Association is not tied to nor is it a part of any political party."

(6) How does the lack of freedom to-day compare with that in depression days?

"This question involves a discussion of the difference between what one might call 'legal' freedom and 'economic' freedom. Our Association submits that the legislation of the Labour Government has made serious and far-reaching inroads upon the legal or institutional freedom of the citizen. Its policy is socialistic and as such is tending toward authoritarianism."

Professor Algie also kindy answered several other less important questions, which we shall print next week. "Salient" wishes to thank Professor Algie sincerely for the trouble he has taken to answer our somewhat pertinent questions fully.

To supplement the answer to question (3), we append hereto our correspondent's report of Professor Algie's answer at the interview. Should this contain any inaccuracies or misrepresentation, we shall be only too glad to correct any false impressions.

"A group of business, professional, and retired men formulated the notion. They provided a certain amount of the money necessary to carry it on, and then stopped out. The business men didn't publish their names because they thought it might injure the interests of the shareholders of their companies. They guarantee Professor Algie the same salary as he received in the Professorial Job."