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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 11. August 1, 1957

Salient Reporters off to Moscow

Salient Reporters off to Moscow

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Passing comment has already been made in these columns to the "6th World Festival of Youth and Students for Peace" and the concurrent "Friendly Youth Games" which opened in Moscow this week.

Among a sizeable delegation of New Zealanders (over 30), best known is New Zealand's only Gold Medallist from the Melbourne Olympic Games—the walker Norman Read.

Others of interest to V.U.C. students include Tom Garland (male ballet star from 1955 Extrav). Bill McLeod (sometime secretary of V.U.C. Socialist Club). Jill Shadbolt (who has done much good publicity work for V.U.C. recently on the staff of the "Evening Post") and her husband Maurice Shadbolt (ex-A.U.C., well known nationally as a short story writer), and Carrick Lewis (delegate from C.U.C's Radical Club).

Latest to announce his departure was L. B. (Pip) Piper, whose attempt to get endorsement as observer for the V.U.C. Students' Association was mentioned in our last issue. Mr. Piper is a V.U.C. Science graduate with a World War It service record, had two terms on Exec. some years ago and represented V.U.C. and N.Z.U. on several occasions at swimming and indoor basketball. On the staff of Salient for four years, he was in turn assistant sports editor and distribution manager.

Going across to the Festival from London is Gwenda Marlin also a V.U.C. Science graduate, who has been teaching there for the past year. She was on Salient staff for some years, and has continued to contribute items of interest since she graduated.

The Shadbolts are, we understand, under commission to write articles on the Festival and conditions in the U.S.S.R. and other countries they visit for the commercial press here.

Salient has arranged for Gwenda Martin to send us reports on the Festival and any specifically student newspaper functions held in connection with it—at which she has been empowered to represent us.

Mr. Piper has undertaken to write up for us his trip—which involves several days' journey through China and the long traverse of the Trans-Siberian Railway.

We should thus be able to give our readers a fair coverage of an event which can contribute positively to the peace of the world by breaking down barriers between people of different nations at the personal level.

A young dentist and a young doctor who shared the services of a pretty receptionist both fell in love with her. When the time came for the dentist to take his annual holiday he called her into his office.

"I'm going to be gone for ten days" he told her, "and I've left a little present on your desk."

When she went to see what the dentist had put there, she found ten apples.

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