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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 6. April 24, 1952


Jubilee Tournament was a success as a piece of organisation if not from the trophy point of view. Nevertheless Vic had its unexpected triumphs and a couple of unexpected defeats. This Tournament was not a rout—as it sometimes has been—and none of the functions were a shambles which they sometimes have been. Echoes of any disputes have not reached Salient and we can safely congratulate the organisers who are now the tiredest men and women in Wellington.

The weather did not promise well and the rowing suffered from the wind but apart from the chill at the swimming Wellington did our visitors well in preserving the drought. The only storms raged round the Tournament committee frantically searching for billets (finally allocated at 2 o'clock in the morning), searching for the trophies (with rumours of insurance claims pending), wearing Graham Patchett thin with the essential trivia in addition to the major tasks of Ways and Means.

Owing to the fact that the local Press covered the events very fully and gave us publicity Salient has no need to publish long lists of results. This coverage was certainly better than it has been for some years, particularly in the reporting of preliminary arrangements and for that Victoria can be thankful.

It is worth noting that athletics were our weakest spot this year and tennis our strongest. Even our famed shooting team found that their expectation of higher standards was more than justified.