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Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 3. Monday, April 11, 1960

Love Is A Many Splendid Thing

Love Is A Many Splendid Thing

Sir,—I read with interest your article on the survey of attitudes towards love and marriage among a group of Japanese University students and I would suggest that this survey is a sound and authoritative indication of their opinion. Sir, the letter-head of your publication reads "Salient," "An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University Wellington." "Tadpole's" views on sex and his dissertion on the looseness of his lover's lipstick fails to stimulate my intellectual capacity; in such matters I desire a more widely represented opinion.

However, my intention is not to criticise, my intention is to suggest. My suggestion is a simple one: That As Your Publication Is An Organ Of Student Opinion At Victoria It Should Engage Itself In A Survey Of The Attitudes Of The Students At This University Towards Such Matters As Love Marriage And Pre-Marital "What Dad Said Not To Do." I am confident that such a survey will be of interest to all and the issue in which you publish the "findings" will be purchased eagerly.

Such a survey will have its organisational difficulties and I urge that if it be done at all it should be done well. If it is done well you will gain the co-operation of the students and the results will be of value. No doubt the Department of Psychology would be willing to assist in the decision as to the form and nature of the survey and also in the statistical work. I am sure, sir, that your effort would be rewarded.

And what about a comparison with other New Zealand Universities?

Essensually yours,

Mrs Kinsey,

The Institute of Scientific Research, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

We print this in fear and trembling, hoping that Mr Kinsey's wife, if indeed he has one, will not come across this issue of widely circulating "Salient." But we do like the plan of action. Why doesn't the author make himself known—then we could tell him some of our own ideas on the subject?

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