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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 1. 4th March, 1957

To Lose One Spoon

To Lose One Spoon

Within six weeks of the opening of the new term, Easter Tournament 1957 will be opening in Dunedin. As usual, teams will fare forth from Wellington to do combat in crocket, tennis, swimming, rowing, shooting, athletics, women's outdoor basketball. This year they go with the Wooden Spoon in their baggage, and a determination to lose it while they are in Dunedin.

Clubs are already getting their star performers into trim. Freshers and others who have distinguished themselves in any summer sport, but maybe are unknown to the college's sporting hierarchy, should contact club secretaries as soon as possible,—their names are in the Fresher's Handbook or available from Mrs. Yaldwyn, at the Students Association Office (at the end of the veranda in the Gymn.)

It is probably time that Vic agitated for an alteration in the rules proscribing the participation in Tournament of students who have played for outside (i.e. non-college) clubs in the immediate past. Without such an alteration it is doubtful whether Vic can ever field the best possible teams from among its students. With it, there would be the added strength of many who have developed other loyalties prior to coming to the College but could still do their bit on important occasions.

At the moment we have to accept this rule as it stands. Even so, we can still bestow this honorific spoon (it's not as useful as it sounds, being big, carved, and clumsy) upon some other deserving college.—Stand-in.