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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 7. 1964.



Sirs.—The following is a transcript of a letter I sent today to Mr. Max Riske after reading Salient Number 6:

Dear Sir. I wish to apologise for any inconvenience you have been caused as a result of a statement I made a few weeks ago. In that connection. I could perhaps make the following comments:—
1.I did not say that I personally thought you were a Communist.
2.The remark I did make was doubly qualified, in each case toning down the statement as printed.
3.I did not state that an article I had seen was (a) published in the PPTA Journal; or (b) "the basis for my assertions" as Salient maintains.
4.The comment as printed is given a false slant by being almost completely removed from its context.
5.I am genuinely delighted to know that you oppose the views some people believed you held.
6.I personally believe that as a Christian and (adopted) New Zealander. I must oppose Communism at every opportunity, but apologise unreservedly for my error in your case.

—Yours sincerely.

David R. J. Baird