Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 1, No. 12 June 22, 1938
An interesting, immature, and highly entertaining conversation between four youngsters assisted by irrelevant exclamations from a few onlookers, constituted the New Speakers Debate held last Thursday.
"Salient" was delighted at the ridiculous points of order, the earnestness of some of the speakers, and the benign face of the chairman. We went out singing to ourselves.
—We search for tight
With [unclear: Phrases]
And bad philosophy."
In a debate on the merits and demerits of private enterprise, Russia was mentioned only once. And that in an interjection.
The gulf that separated the debate from the regular Gym, debates seemed bottomless. To think of one and then the other was like passing from Hell to Helicon.
There must be something in a University education if it can bridge that gulf.