Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 10, No. 12. August 20, 1947
Of the four university colleges of New Zealand . . . least public respect ... a poor record . . . academic dignity . . . pranks of the students . . . vulgar without being funny . . . football team comprised mainly of ex-students . . . inept and eccentric behaviour, some sense of pride and dignity . . . slouched untidily . . communistic tramwaymen and riff-raff or the wharves.
Thoughtful observers . . . large sums expended by the general taxpayer . . . large extent wasted . . . divert . . . part-time students into night classes . . . serious attention to the colleges staffing.—(Condensed from the "N.Z. Observer.)