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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 14. July 13, 1950

Historical Parallelysis

Historical Parallelysis


The re-election of K. B. O'Brien to the Presidency of the Association calls to my mind an interesting parallel. It will doubtless be recalled to many students that this is his fourth term. ... I feel sure that many people are of an age to remember that a one-time president of the United States, Mr. F. D. Roosevelt, was also elected for a fourth term. The unfortunate thing about Mr. Roosevelt, was his untimely demise during the afore-mentioned term. What a dreadful and unhappy thing it would be for the Association if our president were to meet the same unhappy fate!

Pro Patria.

(While agreeing that our president should take all reasonable steps to guard his health for the good of the Association we cannot agree that the situation is at all parallel. Is our president like Mr. Roosevelt, who was fully active in his mind, while unfortunately impaired from the waist down?—Ed.)