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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 19 September 6, 1938

Giving the Show Away — Someone has Blundered

Giving the Show Away

Someone has Blundered

In a recent issue of the Dominion, under the heading of "25 Years Ago," "Water Sold as Milk," there appeared the following paragraph:—

It appears from the annual report or Dr. Maclaurin, the Dominion Analyst, that about enough water to float the girt battleship—or at any rate a fair-sized craft—was sold in Wellington during the year in the guise of milk at fourpence a quart. Dr. Maclaurin states:—"Taking the annual consumption or milk in Wellington and the suburbs as approximately 2,000,000 gallons (5,500 gallons per day) and the proportion of adulterated samples as fairly representative, then 31,230 gallons or water were sold as milk during the year. This, at 4d. per quart, represents over £2,000 paid by the public for water. As only a small fraction of the sum was recovered in fines and costs, there is still a wide margin of profit for the vendors of adulterated milk." [The article states that this deduction was based on the analysis or 166 samples of milk. At that time no attempt had been made by the City Council to control milk supply.] (The bold type is ours—"Salient.")

Well! . . . Well! . . . Well!

Mr. Editor—you've let us down.

After all your manly talk about "the Glory of Private Enterprise"—here out of your own mouth—its dismal failure.

And in its place a superior socialised system—and out of your own mouth!

Mr. Editor—you've let us down! And all these years we've believed you.

Really, you mus'nt let it happen again.