Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 11 June 15, 1938
All students of the New Zealand Universities are earnestly requested to assist in our appeal to alleviate some of the loss and suffering of the Universities in China. The desperate and unhappy plight of Universities and students in this country makes our appeal a Christian duty and privilege.
Money is urgently needed, at first for the evacuation of students from the war area, and for the provision of temporary hostels and maintenance or partial maintenance for those students who need it. Next, warm clothes will be needed for the winter, and books and equipment to enable study to continue. "Temporary District Universities" are being opened and here professors and students are beginning to congregate. Each District University should have its student relief centre, fully equipped and staffed and providing, in addition to financial aid where necessary, medical service, baths, cheap meats, libraries, and reading rooms, and at least some of the facilities for recreations and community life which the Universities gallantly struggling along in scattered, hastily converted buildings will otherwise lack.
How We can Help.
The Student Christian Movement, which is affiliated to the World Student Christian Federation, has requested the New Zealand University Students' Association to organise an appeal to help our sister University. No more worthy cause could be sponsored by N.Z.U.S.A., and every possible effort must be made in its support.
A sub-committee has been set up in this College to organise the collection of donations. We earnestly request all students to acquaint themselves with the circumstances of this appeal. We feel that, if they do, the cry of these stricken Universities will not go unheeded. Donations, large or small, will be gratefully received at the Executive Room.
T. A. Hunter, Principal. V.U.C.
A. P. Blair, President, N.Z.U.S.A.
R. W. Edqley, President, V.U.C.S.A.