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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 5. May 5, 1943

The Wax that Melted

page 3

The Wax that Melted

This College owes an apology, in fact it owes many—not only to Wing Commander Nichols, not only to Dr. Richardson, but to the entire Air Training Corps for the way in which we spurned the proffered faith in our enthusiasm and interest. The evening was officially advertised, on the notice boards and in lectures, films had been collected and Wing Commander Nichols, a busy man, had given up his evening. Result: an attendance of twelve.

The fault, however, lay not entirely with the students. We are inclined to prefer information and publicity to be conveyed through our own channels. "Salient" was not informed—was the Exec.? To those who regard the apex or our academic pyramid as the froth concealing a good brew, injunctions from above to attend a talk receive a poorer hearing than enthusiasm from below. Had a little more consideration been paid to this, our wings might have been affixed, not with wax, but with webbing.