Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 3 March 28, 1945
Mr. Blakie demanded that we should not limit future Execs, by definite plans. Mr. Connell said that this would only lead to deferring the issue. Pat Macaskill pointed out that here was an opportunity for the students to express their requirements to the building committee.
Several speakers then put in a plea for a raked floor in the theatre. "There is not a single decently equipped theatre in Wellington," said Dennis Hartley. The Cafeteria was generally approved after an assurance by Jack Barr that the best architectural opinion would be consulted. The committee rooms were subject to comment by Dick Jackson on sound-proofing, and by Bernie Swedlund and Jack Williams on the grounds of size.
Mr. Blakie then repeated his earlier plea about committing future generations, to which Dennis Hartley replied strongly, pointing out that such an attitude was a bar to progress. Jim Witten-Hannah moved two amendments, the first of which was ruled out of order, and the second: "That in approving the draft specifications the meeting does not necessarily commit itself to taking immediate action in building," was, after some discussion, lost.