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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 14 July 6, 1938

Other Speakers

Other Speakers.

Mr. Tahiwi said it was not so much a difference of religion in Spain as a schism between Socialist and anti-Socialist sections. Franco might be fighting for his faith but Government forces were fighting for Spain as well; Mr. O'Connor that there had been a Communist rising in 1934 in the Asturias, and Franco was fighting the menace of Communism; and Mr. Bergin that Franco was fighting for his faith, not for personal benefit.

In his replay, Mr. Scotney dealt at some length with the arguments raised [unclear: be] his opponents remarking that it seemed anybody who dared openly to uphold the principles of 19th century liberalism was labeled a Red. The Government had endeavored to institute a humanitarian, progressive regime, and the fight of the Spanish people for humanitarian progressive principles would go down as one of the epics of history.

There was mild Hurry when Mr. Barano in his reply accused his opponents of insulting the Catholie Church. When points of order and privilege had been settled, Mr. Barnao said that the so-called Spanish Government had become progressively the tool of the Communist International. The fact remained that the Government could not and did not govern. Franco had the support of the greater part of the people of Spain. Was it possible for him to govern two-thirds of the country without that support?

When put to the crowed house and to the society Mr. Barnao's proposition was decisively defeated. The judge, Mr. Rollings, gave the honor of best speaker to Mr. Freeman with Mr. Scotney second and Mr. [unclear: Tahiwai] third.