Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 9. Thursday, August 13, 1959
There have been several independent criticisms of Salient reporters' attitudes to Exec. It has been asked, for instance, whether there was much point or good taste in riding the new Exec from the moment it took office.
Looking back, the general temper of articles on Exec, has been pretty hostile, and it is quite probable that they have given offence. If there is anything any Exec. member feels should be withdrawn or modified we shall be glad to listen. We'll try to be nicer.
As for me, I can't help it. It started, I am told, in 1957 when in frustration at not getting the Salient editorship, I bit Mr Tony Wood. He in turn bit Mr Kelliher who bit Mr Colin Bickler. Mr Bickler bit me, and you know how mad he is.
David Davey: fin a tone of purring menace). Before withdrawing my pro forma seconding, Mr Chairman, I should just like to say this . . .