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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943

[Letter from T.H.B. to Salient Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943]

Dear Sir,—Never in my four years at Victoria have I witnessed such an outrageous display of crude and misplaced vilification presented under the guise of innocent fun as in this year's Extrav. It is rather alarming to learn that a small unrepresentative coterie of irresponsible and politically backward students can obtain the sanction of the Executive to level odious attacks on an Administration which la effectively mobilising the people for a wholehearted and sustained onslaught on Fascism, and to neglect at the same time a marvellous opportunity for exposing our internal enemies—incipient Fascists, political strikers, and the like.

Those who travel with the Lees, Hollands and Doidges would undoubtedly enjoy "Deep in the Heart of Cactus"—responsible students who viewed this travesty of previous Extravs. considered it execrable and pernicious.