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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 14. July 12, 1939

The Students' Association

The Students' Association

Editor, "Salient."

Dear Sir,—"A life unexamined, uncriticised, is not worthy of man." says the philosopher. Let us therefore "see ourselves as others see us." We are cautioned not to make our discussion too weighty in case the absorbing mental capacity of students who have not been through the class in logic is exceeded, even though a little more weight in the feet may help some people who are inclined to be light-headed to keep on the earth. Seeing that "writing maketh an exact man." it is best to state pungently and perfunctorily what is exercising the minds of some of the students, so that the complex matter [unclear: ry] be examined.

The whole crux of the matter is this, that the duly constituted Students' Association at its last meeting by a minority vote—given, it is admitted, strictly in accordance with its rules—acted in a manner that is not worthy of man by imposing an exorbitant charge of five shillings per annum on members whose financial resources are already strained to breaking point. It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back. The College motto, "Wisdom is more to be desired than gold," is clearly infringed, and those students who burk at the extra heavy burden are fully justified. The imposition largely arose as the result of a deficit on "Salient," which has since been very ably reorganised with great profit to all concerned. "Freshers" now want the Students' Association itself reorganised so as to give them a right to vote, and have the various club meetings more conveniently arranged in a manner becoming to intelligent persons.

T. F. Simpson.

Remark made by Professor Lipson in a recent Political Science lecture: "The Socialist is a person who lets his bleeding heart run away with his bloody head."