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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 8 May 5, 1938

N.Z.U.S.A. Meets — Much Work Done

N.Z.U.S.A. Meets

Much Work Done

The Executive of the New Zealand University Student. Association met at Auckland before, during and after, the Easter Tournament. So much was done that it is quite impossible in give a full report of their activities.

Le Moyne Debaters.

Arrangements are in hand to cover the tour of New Zealand of the negro students from Le Moyne College. Memphis, Tennessee. They are expected early in July. They will give a radio talk and a talk to secondary school pupils. A debate against V.U.C. will be held on July 21st.

Award of Blues

Two separate points were raised. In the past, the Football and other Councils have picked members of a New Zealand team, some of whom were not eligible For N.Z.U. Blues. This was held to be unfair and a statement to rectify this was prepared in order to place it before the bodies concerned.

The other point involved the rule which makes it impossible for man to compete in more than five Tournaments, but yet to be awarded a Blue in some extra Tournament sport, without making provision for changing from one Tournament sport to another at the expiration of five years. A sub-committee has been appointed to bring a report before the Tournament Committee.

Chinese Relief Fund

The N.Z.U.S.A. has taken up the question of raising money for (his fund, and students will hear more of it ere long. The four colleges are combining to launch it simultaneous appeal.

Student Opinion.

It was held that the Peace Ballot of 1984 had not been of much practical use the idea being expressed that the opinions expressed were block votes by those interested. An adverse opinion of such [unclear: ventures was] passed.

This seems deplorable, for in at least two of the Colleges. Victoria and Massey, the ballot was made quite representative, and it seems that a little more energy would have brought similar results elsewhere.

N.Z.U. Magazine.

The Press Bureau approached the N.Z.U.S.A. with a proposal to arrange for the publication of a New Zealand University magazine but the opinion was expressed that it was at present too risky a venture. It is intended to reconsider the position next year.

Examination Results.

A.U.C. raised the question of delay in the receipt of examination results, O.U. and Massey also had complaints. After a discussion it was decided to enquire further into the matter, and the chairman and secretary were deputed to approach the authorities with a view to expediting results.

Travel Facilities.

Mr. Simpson reported hopefully on enquiries he had made or the Railway Department with a view to obtaining concessions for students. Other avenueuse were being explored. It was desided to approach the U.S.S. Co. [unclear: last]. when weight would be lent to the request by the agreement or other travel bodies. The reply will be interesting.


It was decided to write to the N.Z. Amateur Athletic Association asking them if they would be willing to run a tour of New Zealand by Australian University athletes.

V.U.C. suggested that the question of calling a New Zealand Student Congresses be discussed at the next annual general meeting. This was approved by all Colleges.

Preparations are being made for the entry of Lincoln College. Canterbury into the N.Z.U.S. A. in the near future.

Mr. A. P. Blair of Auckland has been doing some good work in connection with the Joynt Scroll Debating Contest rules.

On the agitation of C.U.C.'s representative. I. O. Stace, the meeting was talked into reducing the grant made to Joynt Scroll Teams. A pity that! It would be better from the N.Z.U.S.A.'s point of view on general principle, too increased the levy from each College and enlarge their activities rather than engage in a policy of retrenchment and withdrawal from Inter-University activities.

Mr. Simpson (V.U.C.) was elected a life-member. He served it.

The meeting, in its closing stages passed numerous congratulatory motions to each of its various sections. "Him." said Bruce Orbison, who was there. "Mirror gazing" Self- preservation society"

Still, after all the world they did, they were entitled to it.