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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 12. June 28, 1939

Mr. Freeman's Reply

Mr. Freeman's Reply.

The points made by Mr. Freeman, the editor of "Salient." In his replies, and by several other speakers supporting the motion, were as follows—
(1)That "Salient's" policy represents the opinions of the majority of active students, that is, students who voiced their opinions at debates, free discussions meetings, and in "Spike" and "Salient" itself.
(2)That contributions were constantly being called for from students, but the response was so poor that a large part of the work had to be done by the editorial staff.
(3)That often opinions opposed to "Salient's" policy were personally solicited by the staff, as in the case of the report of Dr. Sutch's lecture on Spain last year.
(4)That the statement that contributions were withheld deliberately was untrue and unsupported by fact.
(5)That every political article received this year had been published.
(6)That Mr. Mitchell's letter was not published because (a) it was irrelevant to the point at issue and (b) two other letters in opposition to the article in question were published.
(7)That every item of college news had been carefully covered in "Salient."
(8)That the subscriptions to "Salient" were much higher than the subscriptions to "Smad."
(9)That If a person objected to statements in "Salient." the remedy was in the own hands, because
(a)If the statements to which he objected were untrue, he must know why they were untrue.
(b)He could therefore write down the reasons for their untruth.
(c)He could send them in to "Salient" and they would be published.

Mr. Freeman then issued an invitation to Mr. Mitchell to take sole and entire control of one issue of "Salient." Mr. Mitchell accepted the invitation.

The motion, on being put to the meeting, was carried by 69 votes to 20.