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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 6. Wednesday, June 24, 1959



It is not too late to cancel the tour.

No decision is irrevocable. Right till the day a team arrives In South Africa (if it ever leaves these shores) the decision can and should be fought.

Even if the battle is lost it will be an honourable defeat and may counter ill-affects the tour may bring.

The white South Africans have made their bed. It is not our bed. It is not a comfortable bed. And it is not one we could possibly share and remain chaste.

There can be no apologies for the emotional appeal of this article for the subject is essentially an emotional one; either we feel the call of human suffering or we ourselves are degraded. Let not anyone pretend that this is not a vital issue. However trivial its basic cause the issue has generated "a white" heat.

The whole world is watching how New Zealand respects its dignity.