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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 3. March 16th, 1950

. . . and a sane mind

. . . and a sane mind

A philosophical article—concerning Sartre by H. H. Rex is heavy going. Remember "Arachne" announces itself as "a literary journal." So Hubert Withyford sails in and reviews Pounds "Pisan Cantos." He rather spoils the effect in the introduction where he writes: "A sisely obtuse court has since found him to be insane and he is at present apparently, in a mental hospital." Poor Mr. Pound! Especially when he writes the sanest things. For instance:—

'"and having got 'em (advantages, privilege) there is nothing, (italics nothing) they will not do to retain 'em."

yrs truly Kungfutseu.'

Four pages on the evolution and importance of the South Pacific Commission, by Mary Boyd, are also included in this literary periodical. Then, just to keep the balance square, a series of book reviews and notes.

Much has been heard at VUC in the past about minority groups bringing the college a bad name. I feel that "Arachne" is no credit to VUC, reeking as it does of intellectual snobbery, and perhaps, as at least two members of the editorial committee are no longer members of the Association, and aren't legally entitled (I understand) to be members of clubs this year, the group might well—for the sake of the good name—be discouraged from using "Victoria College" on their cover. I also trust that this review may provoke some comment from those concerned.

Nga Ngath-Fhaceil.