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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 9. 1965.

Ho Chi Who?

Ho Chi Who?

Sirs,—I have before me a poster taken from the club notice-board on June 1. It reads (exactly) as follows:

The Minister Of Defence The Hon Dean Eyre Speaking On Defence Commitments In The Men'S Common Room 1 Pm Wednesday 30Th Sponsor: National Club

What have we in the Men's Common Room that needs defending? To my knowledge, there is nothing in that room that would need defending, except from the inhabitants to the East.

Is not the New Zealand Government following USA lines of action too far when it interferes in the defence problems of others? On the very day of this meeting the Chief of Defence Staff said that a defence budget of £50m would be necessary next year. Is this preparation for a Government takeover of the Men's Common Room under the pretence of acting in the defence of our freedom?

To avoid later misunderstandings and the possible escalation of activities a public announcement should be made by the VUWSA President as to whether the New Zealand Government has been approached to come to our defence, and whom we are to be defended against.

D. G. Gale.