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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 10 June 8, 1938

Spanish Struggle

Spanish Struggle

Elsewhere In this issue of "Salient" appears an article based on an interview with a member of the Spanish International Brigade.

"Salient" has tried its hardest to present to its readers the views or the side opposed to the duly elected, constitutional Spanish Government, but Franco's qualified apologists have shyly refused to present us with their apologia.

Hearing that a gentleman who had served in Franco's tank corps was in Wellington. "Salient" wrote him a letter (to which he referred in a lecture as "a very nice letter") enclosing a copy or "Salient" and asking him if he would care to give us his views on the Spanish war, either in an article or in an interview. Some time later he replied, stating baldly that he was unable to comply with any of our requests. He returned the copy of "Salient." having annotated a line in a poem and a sentence in the leading article, and corrected two spelling mistakes. Subsequently this gentleman has been interviewed by and contributed an article to a well-known weekly paper.

"Salient" is willing at all times to publish conservative views on any problem, local or international, but If this moribund element passively acquiesces, it must expect an unfavourable construction to be placed upon its silence.