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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 10. June 14, 1939

God Defend New Zealand

God Defend New Zealand

Professor R. M. [unclear: Algie], the moving spirit in this Association, seeks to organise and educate a body of younger people fired by the ideals of truth, service and integrity, to enter our public life. It is not too much to say that the very safety of our democracy may rest upon his success.


Defence League.

On the motion of Mr. W. H. [unclear: Barard] (Wellington) it was resolved:—

That the League approach the Government and request the teaching of patriotism in the public schools, and that the ceremony of saluting the flag be carried out weekly in the schools.

—"Evening Post,'

Dear Sir,—I desire to congratulate those young men who gave to the pro-letariat that breath-taking display of manliness. On yet another occasion the educated youth of God's Own Country have proved to the world as a whole that we In New Zealand, are the alpha and omega of manliness, refinement and culture. New Zealand is indeed a country to be reckoned with. We are a population of spartans and Amazons. Twenty-four educated young men have put themselves to the supreme test and unfolded to the nations that the men of New Zealand can drink a glass of beer in anything from twenty to twenty-five seconds. New Zealanders should be proud of their heritage. Not one hundred years old, progress, our watchword, has carried us to the highest stage. Youth has ever led us onward, enlightenment its guiding star. in education, spirituality, political and industrial development, and in its crowning glory—ability to drink one pint of beer in 20 3-5 seconds.—I am, etc.,

Douglas Ayers.

(Christchurch "Star-Sun,"