Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 3. March 16th, 1950
Sir,—It was with considerable horror that, I observed your completely pussyfooted editorial in the last issue of "Salient," but I must say that I like the polite and refined way you insult people. Moreover, I agree that if would do no harm to have a statement, advanced by the Executive in explanation of their otherwise incomprehensible activities (or alternatively, their comprehensive inactivities).
Nevertheless, to anyone who wishes to complain, the remedy is in their own hands; They can requisition a special general meeting and dispose of the Executive in the time honoured fashion. And I must say that the omens for this purpose are particularly good, as it would appear that an Executive will this year be forcibly removed from office. In fact, it is many years since two consecutive Executives have exercised such security of tenure of office. Using the long established mathematical progression of 6:8, etc., it is to be believed that something Big is to happen this year. If one Executive was nearly expelled in 1946, and one was expelled in 1948, we can only believe that it will happen again this year.
Because of the instability of our Student Society, it is self evident that any, endeavour to halt the march of events will only be postponing the inevitable. Let us then get it over early in the year, so that we can settle down to a sort of five-month plan for study.
Do it now!
(Even if our correspondent is sufficiently nitwitted to mistake the politeness of our, editorial for pussyfooting, our reasonableness for rudeness, and our impartial comments for insults, we will attempt to remain polite just long enough to mistake his incomprehensibilities for irony, and his waverings and weaknesses for wit.—Ed.)