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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 9. 9 May 1972

[Letter from Edwin Slack]

Dear Mr President,

I have previously spoken to you regarding the disfigurement of campus buildings by graffiti and slogans. To me these seem so senseless, ineffective and in such bad taste that I find it impossible to believe that they could be perpetrated by the students of this university.

I would imagine that the majority of your members would be disgusted and tired of this senseless disfigurement of the campus environment ant the erosion of educational funds.

May I suggest that your Association organises a Campus Environment Protection Patrol C.E.P.P. to detect and expose those responsible.

During World War II students at my university mounted a voluntary allnight watch on college and university buildings to safeguard their fabric against the incendiaries of the vandals of our generation. May I suggest that you take like action to protect your own university heritage from the vandals of your time.

Photo of graffiti

Yours faithfully,

Edwin Slack.