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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 3, No. 4. 1940

God Defend New Zealand

God Defend New Zealand

"Thinking them out"

Sir,—Why aren't we making use of cur powers of psychology? The German Fuehrer and his crow of assassins may not come within the range of Allied guns, but they cannot hide from our powers of thought. By the use of these powers we could send them to their "own place". We could do this, not vengefully, but in the spirit of even-handed justice.

Years ago the famous Dr. Joseph Parker, of the City Temple, London, electrified his great congregation by exclaiming, "God damn the Sultan!" He said this reverently, and used the words as prayer. Cannot we wish similarly with regard to those who are not men but mad dogs?—I am, etc.

S.H.D. Peryman.

Johnsonville, "Dominion"
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"It is 100 years ago since the identical spot (Waitangi) which figured in today's celebrations was the scene of a remarkable gathering, which has been described as rivalling that at Runnymede, when King John Signed the Magna Carta of the British people."

"The Northern Advocate"

"Telegrams from the Governor General, Lord Galway and Lady Galway, the Prime Minister, Mr. Savage and the mayor and borough council of Eketahuna were received by Mrs. Emily Jane Bassett on her ninety-ninth birthday recently. Mrs. Bassett has retained her facilities to an astonishing degree."