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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 7, No. 5 June 21, 1944

[Introduction]

The meeting of protect against increased examination fees which was held in the Gym. on Wednesday last was a serious affair. Our students are not often aroused; many matters which concern them vitally pass unnoticed; once out of their torpor, however, they mean business. We feel that the campaign, initiated by the Progressive Club, deserves your support; its importance demands our space.

The meeting opened at 8.15, with Mr. Fowler in the chair. A brief report of the meeting on Friday, 9th June (see p. 4) at which the Examination Fee Committee was set up, and of its activity to date, was presented from the chair. Little time had been wasted, it seemed, N.Z.U.S.A. had been contacted, details of their actions so far ascertained and their co-operation assured; publicity had been arranged and a petition circulated—350 signatures had been obtained by the time of the meeting. The Accountancy Students' Society had been approached and were engaged in collecting signatures to a similar petition. Letters had been drafted to University and Training College Executives asking that similar petitions be organised and forwarded to N.Z.U.S.A. Letters salting for resolutions of support had been prepared for despatch to the following organisations: Public Service Association, P. T. Officers' Guild, Bank Officers" Guild, Shipping Officers' Guild, N.Z. Educational Institute, Secondary School Teachers' Association, Federation of Labour, Trades Council, Education Board, and Junior Chamber of Commerce.