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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 7 July 26, 1944

Ex-Editor Rebukes

Ex-Editor Rebukes

Dear Sir,—Salient in the past two years has repeatedly and proudly proclaimed that the cornerstone of its editorial policy is anti-fascism. I was therefore surprised to see Salient—safeguarding itself behind the skirts of a lying jade—immortalise in print the tactless if probably well-meaning behaviour of an official of the Tennis Club towards Professor Wodzicki. member of the teaching faculty of a European university and a refugee from fascism.

There are decencies of hospitality, as well as of fraternity among university men the world over. V.U.C. should be proud to extend to a Polish professor friendship or, at the very least, courtesy. The College authorities have not failed to do so. That our "organ of student opinion" has, is a breach of taste and manners of which I, for one, feel heartily ashamed.

M. Shirley Grinlinton.


In reply to Miss Grinlinton may we state that:

q We reported the incident because it happened.

q We would have reported it had it happened to the Prime Minister, the Mayor of Wellington, or any other local dignitary.

q We hold no brief for Count Wod-zicki's anti-fascism.

q We are aware of the discourtesy shown by the chairman of the tennis club, and deplore it.