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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 8 May 5, 1938

I Trouble

I Trouble.

If breakdown were less imminent one could laugh at the sorry dishevelment. As it is the situation grows steadily more serious. Through years of training! university students have contracted a social and cultural myopia. The average university course stands as one of the surest guarantees of a lop-sided approach to non-monastic living that you could hope for.

Realising all this, a glance at the lecture courses of the Workers Educational Association (Victoria Collage District) comes as a [unclear: reassur][gap — reason: illegible] problems of war and peace or money and mortgages of capitalism and socialism and the rest are the real problems of grown-up people. So, too with the arts. We shall not be civilised a any real sense till the mass of ordinary people have learnt the transforming effect of adequate standards in our houses and furniture the music we make and enjoy our cinema programs our speaking and within and broadcasting, and demand these things as a matter of course."