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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 9. July, 24, 1946

[Letter from DDT to Salient Vol. 9, No. 9. July, 24, 1946]

Dear Sir,—That such an incredible group of people as those described in the nondescript article "Slaves to the Tramp" should exist at all is astonishing enough, but that anyone should consider them worth writing about must be beyond normal comprehension. It seems impossible to believe that any good reason, except lack of copy, could have been found for printing this effusion. As a tramping report it is valueless, as a literary effort it is puerile and as a psychological study it is as much a testimony to the intellectual decadence of its author as to that of its characters. If—incredible thought!—this document was intended to be humorous, then its appeal should have been directed to the mentally deficient, not to the student body.

While affirming liberty of expression. I have the houour to sign myself,