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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 1. March 2, 1955

Active Mandate

Active Mandate

The Editor,


Dear Sir,—It is with regret that I observe that the men's Common Room la again resembling a Siberian railway carriage. The leather bound cushioning provided little more than eighteen months ago is slashed and torn; the chairs are torn, springs are broken and there are no student newspapers provided. Possibly this is the normal state of affairs around this College; if the Student Executive paid less attention to gallivanting around to conferences and more time in its own constituent, students might get some facilities.

It is an acknowledged fact that Victoria's student facilities are the worst in the University of New Zealand; even Dr. Currie, I believe, was dismayed at the state of the existing gymnasium budding. We have no drinking water available; no common-common room; the cafeteria is far too small; in short we have no campus, and until we have there is no point in erecting a Student Union building on top of the red tape and procrastination that has grown around it.

You have a job, executive; Go to it and prove to the students who voted you into office that you can face up to your responsibilities of your mandate.

—Yours, etc.,

"Pro Bono Publico."