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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 2. March 13, 1952

A Ghost Clanks Chains — You Can Afford Salient

A Ghost Clanks Chains

You Can Afford Salient

For two years the staff of Salient have been attempting to edit Salient in the interests of most students. Judging by the comments of various students Salient is run by Communists. Our Business Manager faced similar criticism.

This was not suspicion of the sort which is provoked by a bawdy procesh, a pinkish Extrav or criticism in Salient of accepted social shibboleths. Students particularly quoted chapter and verse incidents we thought were forgotten.

We had the usual crop of apathetics, vegetators, ivory towerists and students who were sorry "can't afford it"—even one copy. On the whole our sellers found that Salient's ghosts still clank their chains and lower circulation. Salient's "tradition" went astray somewhere and students have long memories. As a staff member put it—with his finger on the obituary of the King—"this would have been bigger if it had been Stalin I suppose." You see our difficulties?