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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 3 March 28, 1945

Freshers' Ball — Gym Groans Under Strain

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Freshers' Ball

Gym Groans Under Strain

Not Even Einstein Could have packed 800 palpitating bodies into VUC's wooden gymnasium that Friday night, but the Social Committee managed it. When the prelude to battle began down below, mustered by Stan Campbell and his assistants, students found themselves each an integral part of the solid mass of swaying flesh and blood. Later arrivals draped themselves over the window-sills, on coat hangers and lamp brackets, anything that would support weight. A general welcome was extended to the freshers by Jack Barr, after which the troops moved upstairs. Then the band played. The many-headed monster slowly gyrated. Nevertheless all seemed to enjoy the crush. By midnight the floor had cleared sufficiently to allow Win Smiler and team to do several hakas. Two a.m. saw proceedings brought to a close. Victoria hopes for more like this, but, perhaps, in a new gym.