Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 15. July 29, 1953
An inspiring attendance of 23 people in the Little Theatre on Friday evening heard a debate on the subject "That V.U.C. adds nothing commendable to the social and cultural life of the community."
The Misses Anne Olsen and Meida O'Reilly spoke for the negative. Messrs. Elwood and Whitta for the affirmative. Mr. Elwood, opening the case for the affirmative, made much of the fact that this College "is divided Into five parts." He said that he had accosted two people by the cable-car and had linked them "What influence has the University?" One a gentleman replied. "What University?" On being told "Victoria." continued Ml. Elwood, the person in question asked. "Victoria who"' This showed "conclusively" that the university did not have the influence that it should have.
He conceded that the Professors did add something to the community, but "they are too silent on matters of importance."