Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 1 March 28, 1944
The Executive has met and deliberated during the vacation, but without overmuch enthusiasm, we hear. Meetings have dragged and attendances have been poor. Now that Tournament has been canceled, however, we may hope for more interest and enthusiasm in other student activities.
Students have been dissatisfied for some time with the way the Executive has been handling its responsibility of welding the College into a united body. Of course this demands more co-operation from the students, but it Is felt that the Exec, should give a better lead in student activity.
Now, more than at any other time, study must be our first consideration, but it is our duty to assist the war effort wherever possible and to support enthusiastically the world anti-Fascist student movement. With this end in view, we regret that plans to hold a National Student Congress in Wellington this year have fallen through.
The Executive approved the suggestion of the S.C.M. to publish an information booklet for freshers this year and guaranteed financial support. The S.C.M. is also to provide an information bureau for freshers and run the second-hand bookstall.
The New Building Committee is to meet early this year and new plans are to be discussed for the raising of more funds for the Student Union Building. It has been suggested that the building might be a suitable memorial for students of the present war.
Once again it is impossible to hold a full-scale Extravaganza during Capping Week, but the Executive agreed that some form of entertainment such as a nonstop revue or club items might be held instead. Ian MacDowell was appointed Extrav. Organiser and Pam Wilton Undergrad. Supper Controller tentatively. Mr. Starke was appointed Convenor of Capping, and a motion passed requesting the Council to make arrangements for the Capping ceremony to be held in the Town Hall this year.
It was decided to hold a series of lectures sponsored by the Executive again this year, and Mary Boyd and Jim Winchester were appointed to arrange a programme.
Faculty Committees.—Following the recommendation of the annual general meeting the report on Faculty Committees has been forwarded to the Professorial Board and the Executive hopes to be able to arrange for Faculty meetings early in the term.
A Precedent for Sports Clubs.—A request was received from the Tennis Club Committee that they might be permitted to set up a trust fund from their court improvement fund. The Executive ruled that such a trust would have to be set up in the name of the Students' Association and incorporated in a schedule to be included in the Student Association Constitution.
1943 "Salient."—A report on "Salient" 1943 was received from the Editor, Cecil Crompton, and a vote of congratulation to the Editor and staff passed. The increased cost of "Salient" was offset by the increased issue in order that copies might be sent to students overseas, and by the increased cost of printing, the use of blocks, and two double issues for Capping Week and N.Z.U.S.A. Conference. A healthy sign was the increased number of subscriptions and sales.
Resignations.—Robin Oliver's designation from the Executive was received with regret and his place has been filled by Jim Winchester. Max Eichelbaum has been appointed Asst, Secretary and. Dicky Daniell has been asked to fill Martin Te Punga's place till his return.