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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 5 June 21, 1944

[Review of for and against arguments]

These are two opinions on the matter; the conclusion to be gained seems to be this:—

Before an irresponsible vote on the part of freshers may be assumed end condemned, we must ask, "In what way has the Executive approached these students? Has it given them a sense of responsibility towards the College and towards the election of its leaders?" We must also ask the freshers, "Have you ever attempted to learn anything about your Exec.? Have you ever taken the trouble to find the difficulties they are up against, or to get behind and push when they need your help?" Both answers are "No!" Until the gap between the Exec. and individual students is lessened, the question of increased franchise is irrelevant.