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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 4. April 27, 1959



Miss Frost was supported by the house, and the unchaste girls, if any, were exempt from stating their opinion in public.

After Mr Roberts concluded his speech, the motion was thrown open to speakers from the floor.

Mr A. MacNeill, a historian of merit, as well as a law student, said that if chastity was outmoded, the inference was that it must have been in fashion once.

This he denied. With great gusto he told the audience of numerous instances of immorality and sexual aberrations, from the early Christian period, right through the Middle Ages.

Young men and fair maidens used to go into the woods, and the great number of defiled maidens was unbelievable.

He was followed by speakers who sided with the negative. They argued along the well-known orthodox lines.