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Salient. An organ of student opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 5 April 19, 1939



"Be careful of catchwords and labels. Pacifists to-day are those people who want war, while those we term militarists want peace," said one of the speakers in the lively and at times amusing discussion which followed the addresses. Among the speakers from the floor was Mrs. Stewart, M.P., who continued for some time in a Parliamentarian strain, and really said nothing. And one of the three gentlemen present rose in favour of capitalism, to be promptly squashed by his wife, who stood up immediately afterwards to explain "What my husband really has at the back of his mind. . . ."

Various intriguing discussions which continued right down over the swastikas again to the door and beyond testified to the interest which had been aroused; and students, particularly women students, can be genuinely recommended to watch the newspapers for announcements of a further meeting. If the same standard is preserved, it will be well worth attending.