Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 15, No. 8. May 29, 1952
Crhis, Pottinger in reply was sure that when the graduands went out into the world and looked back with full pockets they would not be backward in coming forward. He had recently been doing some reading during which he had discovered the disturbing points that radicals at college [unclear: actually] turned out ultra-conservatives in later life, and 83 per cent. of the [unclear: graduands] of an American college married—and 90 per cent of those stayed married. Althought graduands had learnt quite a lot they know nothing of marital relations. He appealed on behalf of the 83 per cent. for the Professorial Board to make compulsory Domestic Science I or found a Diploma in Conubial Bliss.
Secretary F. L. Curtin, proposing the toast to the ladies, wondered whether Mr. Pottinger meant mothers-in-law as marital relations. His knowledge on ladies appeared limited. To horn ladies came in three sizes, O.S., X.O.S., and X.X.O.S., and in two kinds, married and single. Which were the worse he said he did not know. Various stories filled out the time until the next speaker.
Mrs. Betty Aiken in reply found "The Ladies" as barren as Mr. Curtin. She did mention that when at school the female sex were called "girls," when they left school they became "women," and it was only at functions such as the Undergrads' Supper that they became "the ladles." Around college they were known as "the talent."
Mr. Dennis Garrett, the seasoned-debater and speachmaker, proposed a toast to the executive. The last tunc he had done so he was complimentary, he sad; this time he would be candid. Some students were part of the dull grey flood that swept up to Vic. and then floated back down to the city with tickets to a better job. The exec. could be defined as the nondescript grey particles of scum surrounding not-very-hot air which sooner or later burnt.
Mr. D. B. Horsley replied that the executive were men of action not words but nevertheless he would say some few words. The exec. did their best to solve the problems that were brought up. He mentioned the con cession about the procession route which was obtained from the City Council as a result of the efforts of the executive, two of its members in particular.