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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 10. August, 7, 1946

The New Salient

The New Salient

  • Editor: B. Milburn.
  • Assistant Editor: L. A. Paul.
  • News Editor: W. J. Cameron.
  • Literary Editor: K. J. Hollyman.
  • Sports Editor: Miss Priest
  • Business Manager: K. B. O'Brien.

Published fortnightly by the Victoria University College Students' Association and printed for them by The Commercial Printing Co. Ltd., Boulcott Avenue

Born as the brain child of two recalcitrants in 1938, nurtured in the arms of "Bonk" Scotney and Derek Freeman, and educated in the doubtful philosophy of the Debating Club, "Salient" celebrates next year its Tenth Birthday. Originally founded to replace the moribund "Smad," which had been published since 1930, "Salient" has always adopted a strong and progressive policy in student affairs, and on more than one occasion it has been this policy which has been hotly contested, not only by students within the college, but by the government of the country in 1940. There has as yet never been an Annual General Meeting of the Stud. Ass. that has not castigated the editor or his sins, and neither has there been an AGM that has not finally ratified the action of those who have written for the paper.

It is therefore fitting that March, 1947, should herald the inception of a new "Salient," a "Salient" that, having passed the critical stage, becomes a full newspaper. For some time past "Salient" staff have been struggling against an outdated system of production and inadequate format, and those submitting reports to the issue have too often heard the response—"too long—no room."

"Salient" 1947 will appear as an eight-page weekly, size 11in. x 15½in. Staff organisation will allow for twelve contributing editors, an editorial committee, and a daily staff of three reporters and one sub-editor. Policy will not only be to report in full all college activities, but to publish articles of alleged literary merit, making the paper one of much broader interest than it is at present.

Full proposals will be submitted by the editor to the Exec. this forthcoming meeting. Meanwhile a start is being made now on the overcoming of the difficulties of organisation. Any student wishing to occupy one of the forty-two positions on the staff next year should leave their names with the editor as soon as possible.

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