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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939


To speak of "pricked ears" is to use a delicate expression, to have, for any extreme reason, to enunciate "stretched ears" is too painful, but to be able to say that the Phoenix Club [unclear: ws] "all ears" is to be, we Imagine, utterly satisfactory. Last Wednesday evening a discussion was held by the Phoenix Club on War and Culture, in which four people took part to their own immense and their listeners gratification.

A speaker's power undoubtedly is contained in his capacity for believing in himself. He gets Impetus from the strength of his personal convictions. And once he ceases to be convinced of what he is saying, he's sunk. Once sunk he'll not so much as blow the tiniest bubble to the surface.