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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 15. July 29, 1953


In response to a Special General Meeting of the Debuting Society called for Tuesday evening in the lower Gymn., 15 persons heard a motion of "no confidence" in the Committee of the Society moved by Mr. B. Elwood. After some small discussion, this motion was amended by Mr. Pip Piper to read us a motion of censure. The amendment being put and carried, the amended motion was put and carried. 9 votes to 8.

Highlights of the brief and uproarious meeting included the cheers from the multitudes as Mr. McLean eulogised "Just as the O'Brien family has passed away from the exec . . . "and (Frank Curtin's indignant "They Haven't passed away;" ); Frank Curtin speaking of the crux of the matter . . . ("I Beg; your pardon!") of various people sucking tree tomatoes including Marjorie Munro. Meida O'Reilly. Dave Somerset (from whom emanated varied and weird "animal noises" as the chairman. Conrad Bollinger) put it.

A committee was elected to enquire into the position of Plunket Medal Judges, the following being Successful; John McCreary. Mr. Milbura. Messrs. Curtin and Bollinger and Miss Forde.

Representatives at Tournament were announced: Joint Scroll. Messrs. Cruden and J. Whitta (Frank Curtin cannot be at Tournament) Bledisloe Medal. Miss Meida O'Reilly and Mr. Conrad Bollinger.