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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 30, No. 5. 1967.

Oh to bastinadoed !

Oh to bastinadoed !

Sirs,—Due only to a mishap did the Hon. T. P. Shand leave the university, after his talk on "Academic Freedom." without being bastinadoed.

Stating that Professor Geering's heresies should not have been taken out of the cloisters, ignores the fact that circa four hundred years ago this was one of the many methods by which Protestantism became an established religion.

Lastly, the argument premissed upon the "taxpayers' sensitivities" does little good. The next time I spot a chauffered Government car waiting outside the pictures for a Minister of the Crown, I shall follow that car to its destination, and I shall put my stout Black Thorn to its best use, and then Cabinet will know what I think of their silly spokesman on academic freedom.

Miles Fairburn