Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 5, No. 3 May 28, 1942
Discipline makes an army. No matter how good the raw material is, you cannot make a fighting army without discipline," said Mr. Hislop.
Mr. Hislop does not think, however, that irresponsibility and indiscipline characterise the E.P.S. and military personnel with whom he has had contacts in Now Zealand. Apparently there are also limits to the extent that he would like to discipline the people in time of peace.
"Salient" also drew Mr. Hislop's attention to the undesirable rumours round the town that he had private entrance to a shelter. He stated that he was doing for his family what he wished every, person in Wellington would do," namely, "prepare safe selter for their children and aged. We agreed with Mr. Hislop that this protection of non-combatents should be seriously looked to and trusted that he welcomed an opportunity to quash the rumour that he had gained a shelter otherwise than at private expense. Mr. Hislop said he did not give two-pence for being Mayer and would certainly not use his position which meant hard work and expense other than for the public good, nor did he care what a certain section of malicoius and uniformed public thought of him.