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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 4. March 23rd, 1950



Sir,—The following is taken from your leading article in "Salient" dated March 2, 1950: ". . .with a return ... to weekly issue. . . ."

The following, however, was taken from "Salient" dated March 9, 1950: "... 'Salient' should appear 24 times per year. ..."

To settle an argument, please tell me which is correct. I find that consistency is appreciated by the majority of people.


(Both of the quotes you give are right. We do come out once a week: we do come out 24 times per year. For five months in the year, there are no types round the place, and we would find it a bit hard to sell if we did print. And there is not much on to write up. So we leave out that time. Twice in the year, the place is shut for two weeks at a stretch; once, too, for a week in mid-term break. It would be hard to print when all firms close down at Easter, so we leave out that time as well. Take off all those weeks, and you should find that you have near to 24 weeks, which was what we said.

We hope that this will quell the fight you were in.

We did not want to make this too hard for you to see, so we have not used big words: there are but two with more than one syllable—Easter and syllable.—Ed.)