Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 18. September 20, 1939
A special bouquet should be given to Fred Macken, the coach, who has had a very wearying time this season. His keen and optimistic presence has spurred the team both at practice and on the field. In spite of the great provocation on many occasions, he has not resorted to lamentations. The strain of the usual "Varsity loaf" which was indulged in during most second spells must have aged him greatly during the season.