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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 3 March 31th, 1943

(To the Editor.)

(To the Editor.)

Dear Madam—For some time past there has been a steady deterioration in the quality of "Salient" For this we believe there are two reasons. Firstly, the inability of the editor of "Salient" to co-operate with the staff.

Secondly that original material has been excluded from "Salient" by the publication of much crudely presented overseas propaganda, which has the effect of damaging those causes which it purports to further.

At a meeting of "Salient" consider able criticism was expressed on these grounds; and the editor agreed to meet this by the formation of an editorial committee elected by the staff. While this would have been neither strictly constitutional, nor entirely satisfactory, it provided some hope of reform. However at the last meeting of "Salient" the Editor withdrew this proposal and gave members of the staff no option but to continue under the former conditions or resign.

Under the circumstances, we feel that it would be better to withdraw from a publication, whose policy and style it seems to us, unworthy of a University.

Patrick Hayman.

Hubert Witherford.

P.S.—We should be glad if you would publish this letter in the coming issue of "Salient"

—P.H. and H.W.

P.S.—We should be glad if you would refrain from publishing any other material of ours in your possession.

—P.H. and H.W.