Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 12. September 25, 1946
Speakers from the floor were fewer thin usual, and the standard set was lower. Still the audience continued to set the pace.
Toby Easterbrook-Smith: "During the depression the training colleges had been closed and teachers' salaries had been cut." A rude remark here broke up proceedings.
Kath Kelly: "Only six knighthoods—think of it! And motoring is such an expensive habby." (Cries of "That's the spirit" and "Dinkum Oil").
"Every privilege has been fought for by the workers," said Harold Gretton. I once worked on a farm . . .er. . .lived. . ."
Kevin O'Brien is ever tantalising. "The slump was the purge to the boom cocktail party of 1929. It Was inevitable, and the Coalition Government was elected without having made a single promise to the people."
"I am a keen judge of human character," said Dick Collins, "and when the National Party refused to send speakers to this meeting I knew that they realised this is the most critical audience they might meet. I know what people mean when they say yes..." (Roars from the pit.) "Now Mr. Holland's secretary . . . (More roars) During this week of frustration..." (Complete relapse.) "Ours is the best Social Democrat Government—we must support it!"