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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 8. August 3, 1959



We had a letter from the All Blacks Tour Committee, asking Exec to give publicity to the meeting in the Town Hall on August 12, and help draft a petition to Parliament.

This time, the revisionist, reactionary voices were more muted but Sharon Thompson led off briskly, saying:

"I don't see why we should be associated with another pressure group. After all we are quite capable of giving our own views in a little more intelligent way than they are."

Not helpful.

Don Brooker, whom we may consider speaks for the University Rugby Club (not yet committed), made quite a legitimate point when he said:

"No matter what anyone does, says or thinks, the matter will remain the decision of the R.N.Z.F.U., which is a law unto itself . . . we shouldn't think that 500,000 signatures to a petition will move the earth."

Fortunately, though, the idea did move Exec a little.