Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 2. March 23, 1959
Summing up his case, Mr Hampton said he used the word corruption and he had apologised for it.
"I also said our student body s not properly alive, because of the part-timers who are not much interested in student affairs. It is only a glorified night school. It is not a university."
He claimed the editor of Salient had misquoted him and that he had not termed the executive "rotten."
"Why have these people come along tonight? Is it to hear gossip or because they think [unclear: it] worthwhile. I hope it is the latter reason because those who have come for other reasons have not the right spirit of the university. If you don't think that student life is dead and apathetic at least think about it.
"Lots of clubs try like mad but I don't think that as a student body we contribute anything to the city or to the country that we should be doing. I don't think we are interested enough in what is going on.
"I don't really care whether this vote passes or not but I do care about the student life."
Salient does not accept Mr Hampton's version of being misquoted. The reference to "rotten" in the context of the supplement article was printed direct from signed notes given to the Editor by Mr Hampton and unfortunately returned to him after the article had been written.