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