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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 20, No. 2. March 29, 1956

Salient Policy [letter from G. A. Wood to Salient Vol. 20, No. 2. March 29, 1956]

Dear Sir,

A student newspaper should concern itself with all affairs of relevance to the student body.

Your amazing editorial policy would muzzle students on such political issues as the shocking salaries of University teachers, such general issues as the present campaign against capital punishment, and such international issues as the position of Cyprus—a more remote topic, but probably the most important because Cyprus is the key point in the Middle East—vital for its oil—and very important to us as Suez is still our main means of transporting goods from New Zealand to Europe.

Congratulations. Sir, on the improved appearance of "Salient" but if you intend to exclude politics, international commentaries and general articles, why not change the name to "Caf Chat"? Or else give us a real "news" paper which is a vehicle of student opinion on All important issues of today.

I am, etc.,

G. A. Wood.