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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 17. August 9, 1939

'Salient' Matters

'Salient' Matters

This issue of "Salient" uses a few illustrations. This was in part made possible by borrowing blocks from various sources.

A picture or two adds Interest to any printed page. Up-to-date journalism takes for granted the necessity for illustration.

Those responsible for "Salient" put plenty of hard work into the paper. They aim to make it as attractive as possible for all students. But pictorial reproductions cost money.

An assured income, such as would result from an inclusive subscription from all students, would eradicate the present working loss, and would make possible a really strong paper with resources for improvement. The increased circulation, at a definite figure, would greatly facilitate the approach to advertisers.

Most institutions and organisations which publish journals these days do so on the basin of an all-inclusive fee, the paper reaching every member without extra charge. (Public Service Associations, Lodges, most universities, professional societies of all kinds.) It's more efficient for all parties concerned. Moreover, "Salient" and "Spike" work directly and indirectly for the fostering of an all-round interest in V.U.C. affairs on the part of all students. This aspect is worth everyone's support.

You will be asked later to vote on the question. Don't give too ready an ear to talk of "compulsion." The portion of the student fee which (for example) supports the various sporting clubs falls equally upon all students, who do not loudly protest thereat, although in many cases unable to join such clubs.

Surely it's worth while accepting, and helping in every possible way, an organ of College life which gives all students opportunity to express themselves—a most valuable feature of any attempt towards acquiring education.—W.