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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 13 June 18, 1968



Most students are interested in little else outside their pleasures, said Doug. Sport or culture for body or soul provide pleasure. Their interest, if any, in their Association is cursory, usually limited to gripes at the fee.

"Most attend forums for amusement and leave meetings and administration to others.

"Despite the urgings of one curious voice, students at the moment are unlikely to riot over something called 'the present university and educational system'.

"If a riot is wanted, ban rugby or introduce 5 o'clock closing.

"With their broadminded concentration on their degrees many students are probably interested in their courses and lecturers.

"Some may have even tried to express their views on these matters. Few in authority appear to be interested and constructive suggestions for reform receive little publicity, particularly in the existing student news media.

"Is the student newspaper a channel of student communication?" he asked. "How many students want to know what the rank and file member of the Democratic National Party thinks of the rank and file members of the National Party?

"Constructive submissions to the Joint Committee were literally lost in a beautifully laid out inside page, while visitors to Victoria on Open Day learnt that front page news was a curious incitement to riot.