Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 7. June 25, 1951
Salient only records this incident to preserve what must be one of the most peculiar explanations ever made municipally.
The Mayor, it seems, does not approve of open fruit markets which may do something to lower the price of foodstuffs and just incidentally shorten their age. The Mayor thinks that they would be in competition with retail shops which pay rates. This he tentatively advances as an argument against fruit barrows.
Those who know that Sydney has no retail fruit shops and those who remember those incredible prices we paid when greengroceries could be sold in our streets—incredibly cheap prices and very good produce, will stand in awe at this civic pronouncement.