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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 2. March 26, 1941

Plunket Medal

Plunket Medal.

Another hornets' nest—the Plunket Medal. Mr. Foley wished to extend the scope of the subjects beyond a person in history. Miss Grinlinton waxed eloquent over the wishes of that biological curiosity—Lord Plunket and his four-fathers; but Mr. Foley thought 4Ff or no 4Ff the contest had been a failure. As might have been expected Mr. Chorlton disagreed and produced to support his views a quotation about a girl in Australia who dressed as a dahlia and the petals uncurled—well it was a failure. Mr. Chorlton defined a failure as something which does not cover its object. Loud ribaldry greeted this remark—something lewd no doubt.

From then on the meeting developed into a happy little wrangle between Messrs. F. and C. with occasional interpolations from the audience. A lovely time was had by all who were present, but ask Mr. Foley if he is of sound constitution and see what happens.