Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 13 June 18, 1968
Sir—Being of the opinion, as are many others, that students are not given enough information about the various and sundry goings-on of Exec, I was pleased to see in Salient No. 11, an informative looking column entitled "What Exec Did".
However, closer scrutiny revealed that it read more like a cross between Hedda Hopper's page and a naughty schoolboy's report than a seriously meant column in a publication of high standing such as Salient.
While I am aware that this column is not intended to be purely factual, impartial, or even fair, such blatant victimisation and pointlessly catty personal references will, I feel, promote distrust and contempt of Salient's honourable intentions rather than stimulate healthy controversy.
The criticisms levelled against Rhys Harrison were, in this particular context, totally out of place and in extremely bad taste.
Will the column continue in this petty whimsical vein, or will it become a constructive and worthwhile part of the newspaper?
[Denis Phelps replies: Sadly this correspondent will now never be able to judge for herself the Exec performance of the former Pro. However I hope she will come to future meetings. —ed.]