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



Other sections of the report, which was adopted, with some amendments, unanimously, concerned the evil effects of comics and other cheapjack literature such as the New Zealand edition of the Reader's Digest, the growth of racialism in New Zealand, the puppet role of New Zealand's foreign policy, and events in Korea, Germany, America and Japan.

The organisational report, upon which unanimity was also reached, outlined how the socialist policy of the clubs would be put into effect in 1952. It was apparent that the Federation was in a healthier state that it had been in for some, years—for the first time in two years all four colleges were represented at the congress. Although the national executive will be stationed at Victoria College again this year, the Auckland club will be undertaking some of the work formerly handled by the executive.

The S.L.F.'s weekly Newsletters will be continuing to appear this year, giving up-to-date news on the activities of other clubs, of overseas bodies, and local and international politics; and giving a lead on day-to-day activities and policy. For congress there appeared the first issue of what is to be a quarterly organ of the Federation. "The Varsity Socialist." This contains valuable articles on the history of the Federation, on Gordon Watson, an interview with Sir John Pratt on the question of relations with China, a report on N.Z.S.L.F.'s activities against the Police Offences Amendmetn Act, a section from the report of the N.Z.S.L.F. delegate to the Warsaw Conference of the International Union of Students, and a statement by a leading Wellington scientist on the subject of biological research in the Soviet Union. The next issue of "The Varsity Socialist" will be appearing at Easter.