Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 11., No. 9. 28th July 1948
At the recent AGM. the ISS committee sought an opportunity to arouse interest in the work of International Student Service, by outlining its aims and programme. This was prevented by the temerity of one child, who, apparently wearied by the late hour, rather than concerned with student problems, moved a closure motion.
Well, the AGM has passed our motion "that this Association, individually and collectively, support the work of ISS." Is this going to make students feel that having agreed with the principle, they have done their part and can so resume their lethargy? Are students going to fulfill the obligations to which they have pledged themselves?
We appeal to the whole student body for its promised active support; in membership of further individuals or club representatives on our committees; in the coming book drive for Chinese students; in the September appeal for funds; next year in the work days; and in any other project which we may launch. Remember that while we lapse into apathy, with few privations and ample opportunities, thousands of other students throughout the world are perishing in body and soul; with inadequate accommodation and clothing, insufficient food and warmth, and a dearth of text books and study material. They lack not only the luxuries, but indeed the bare necessities of life. It's up to us to do something about it.
J. R. Battersby,Chairman, ISS Committee.