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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 7. 30th May, 1957

God Defend New Zealand

God Defend New Zealand

For Fear of Little Men . . .

". . . in all British communities Party members are deceptively small. What must be taken into the reckoning is the behind-the-scenes plotting and scheming under foreign orders."

—Editorial in "Dominion," 29/4/57.

Fancy That!

"Q.C.s on Opposing Sides in Big Mining Case Differ."

—Headline in "Dominion," 1/5/57.


"The dropping of the first British hydrogen bomb in the Christmas Island tests yesterday came as a 'complete bombshell' to the Prime Minister, Mr. Holland. ...

"'Of course, I'm not complaining,' said Mr. Holland. . . .

"The suddenness of the tests even spoiled a nation-wide broadcast Mr. Holland was to have made to the people of New Zealand to discuss the tests.

"'I had prepared at very considerable effort to talk to the people about these tests, said the Prime Minister. . . .

"'Now the need for the broadcast no longer exists. I had gone to a great deal of pains over the broadcast'."

—"Dominion," 17/5/57.

Single ?

Single furn, room, convs., telephone, lady.

—Ad. in "Evening Post," 18/5/57.

Worth Preserving

"One of these evenings, when you've got a bit of time on your hands, take a took round the house. We don't doubt you'll find all the essentials, most of the comforts and some of the luxuries which really make life worth while . . . Almost everything which contributes to your present comfort adn standard of living had to be imported . . . New Zealand Must have ships. And not just Ships . . . There must a regular and dependable Service or ships . . That is the service which is yours today. It did not come by chance . . . Co-operation between Shippers and Shipowners alike . . . is the foundation of New Zealand's link with the outside world . . . You have . . . the direct result . . . your standard of living, among the highest in the world . . . and that indeed, is worth preserving.—Issued in the interests of mutual understanding by N.Z. Overseas Shipping Lines, Shaw. Savill & Albion Co. Ltd., The N.Z. Shipping Co. Ltd. Port Line Ltd., Blue Star Line Ltd."—Advert in "N.Z. Listener", 3rd May, 1957.


"Lost: Hedge clippers, sentimenta value, 28 Delhi Crescent. Finder, Please return."

"Lost: Earirng, marcosite, on No 11 tram last Friday, Also lemon flower earring between Island Bay and Thorndon same day. Tel. 84-191"

Ads. in "Evening Post", 30 April 1957.