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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 7. May 1, 1952

Liquor License For Caf?

Liquor License For Caf?

At a meeting held in a well-known Willis St. establishment last night it is reported that a society to be known as the S.L.C. (Society for the Licensing of the Cafeteria) was formed. Very little is actually known of the meeting itself but several shrewd observers state that they have already formed opinions as to the society's object. One of the more prominent members, when approached by Salient, told the reporter that a patron and a president had already been elected.

Somewhat reluctantly, he stated that Mr. Win Stevens was elected patron unanimously and cumclamatu. The fight for president, he said, was most closely contested, resulting finally in a win for Mr. Dick Siddells from Mr. Lance Robinson. The polling in this election went as follows:


  • 12 hiccups,
  • 1 pint of beer,
  • 1 inebriated barmaid,
  • 2 policemen.


  • 8 belches (pardon!).
  • 3 broken glasses.
  • 1 beer-soaked tobacco packet,
  • 1 magistrate.
  • £1 and costs.

Mr. Con Bollinger, it is understood, declined nomination for this post on the grounds that he considered the responsibility would outweigh the pleasure. As yet, there is no women's president, but we believe that Mrs. Tilly Piper will be offered the job.

Our communicant said that his knowledge of the remainder of the meeting was hazy, but he seemed to recollect the chairman saying some thing about an adjournment, immediate cries of "Beer, beer," and the meeting breaking up in consumption.

When asked to comment on this society Mr. D. B. Horseley said that he was hazy about almost the whole thing, while Mr. L. B. Piper believed that it would subsequently become affiliated to the Peace Movement. Perhaps their slogan could be "Here it is!"

At future meetings, our reporter will endeavour to be present and give our readers a first-hand description of this interesting and praiseworthy society.