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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 7. June 25, 1951


Salient aims, as the three authors of the front-page splurge in the last issue state, to supply an "informed comment" rare in the New Zealand press. The negative, laboured assault of Messrs. McIntyre, Cook and Hurley on the World Peace Movement, does nothing to advance Salient's aims.

Having seen the first instalment of the "expose," one could justly ask: "If these gentlemen spurn the movement as being an instrument of Soviet power, then what popular organisation do they see better fitted to do the job of bringing the two sides together, and of focusing the attention of the world on its greatest need—world peace?"

I do not believe any of the holy trinity who wrote this article had my advantage of an Anglican upbringing. They sneer at the very names of the Deans of Canterbury and Waikato. They do not understand that in the C of E there are many mansions—many more than in most churches. The two Deans are far from sharing a single mansion—for though personal friends, they diverge on such important points as transubstantiation and the efficacy of passive resistance. But where they do agree (and 19 other Christian clergymen—Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant—on the World Peace Council agree with them) is on the point that "The fires of hate are raging, and it behoves us all to rally to the only genuine peace movement, meeting across all frontiers, that there is in the world to-day." Dean Chandler's statement, published by the N.Z. Peace Council, April, 1951.)