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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 8. June 13, 1957

Equal Rights

Equal Rights

Notable innovation at recent Exce. meetings has been that the two Vice-Presidents have started to [unclear: enjoy] equal dignity. Until now it had apparently been the practice that the order in the hierarchy was: President. Men's Vice-President. Womens Vice-President. Now when the President vacates the chair, the two Vices take it in turn's to chair in his stead. This is another example of the gradual evolution of equal rights for women. It is to be expected that mens Vice-Presidents will cease standing up, or opening the door, when the Women's Vice. appears—or has this right of equal treatment already been gained by women on Exec. "Salient" vouches that at least some Exec. members waive archaic courtesy.

Custom Made

The French Customs men soon got to know us and waved us through without glancing into the car, but their Italian opposite numbers became increasingly surly. They charged us ridiculously high duty even on a Camembert or a loaf of bread, so it soon became a point of honour to smuggle at least one item every time we crossed the border. Betty the highest score with two small melons tucked inside her blouse—which gained murmurs of quel beau balcon!" from the kindly French . . .