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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 2. March 10, 1955

Lack of Union

Lack of Union

Dear Sir,—I wish to bring up once again the one question—vital to all students of Victoria College—what is being done about the Student Union Building? I, along with many others, are sick of the continual haggling, bickering, red tape and procrastination which shrouds any immediate action towards getting the building under way. Both the College Council and the VUCSA executive have much to answer for. From Information I have received, it is unlikely that any more action can be taken until 1910, but the difficulties (put to me) are not convincing. First, the tennis courts must be resited. The proposal to put them by the Geography huts has been turned down until the new science block is constructed. Is this wait necessary?

Why cannot a private Bill authorising the transfer of land from the R.C: authorities to Council be put through Parliament this forthcoming session?

We want a Student Union Building and we want it now—not 1960—Exec., get onto the job! Stop sitting around the table at exec. meetings looking like a pack of stuffed relics from a distant age—loosen your ties, roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a concerted effort.

—Yours, etc.,


(The Secretary of the Association, when approached for a statement, fingered his tie and pointed out that considerable progress has been made over the past year as stated in the first issue of "Salient." Abridged.—Ed.).