Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 8. June 13, 1957
As my contribution towards constructing this particular glass-house was negligible, who am I to throw stones? However for what its worth here is my bouquet of weeds to Mike Cullinane and his crew for their work on "Cappicade" '57.
Korbs cover lacked the subtlty of Brockie's effort last year, but gained immensely in eye-catching appeal. The friendish Beczlebub promised a seething cauldron inside. This promise was not entirely fulfilled. Much was rather tame. Although the Affair Cable Car got nice treatment and the Eden rake's progress was good the whole-Jacked bite.
Where was the topicality. Where was the staire? For theme we might have had something better htan raspberries and lavatory seats which didn't give the haphazard concoction a sense of unity.
Again this year we missed out with our advertisements. Whatever the cost these Must be humorous in a really good capping book. O.U. has funny advertisements (some very good too) why can't we? Let the editors long again at page sixteen and seventeen to see how stolid ads (and bumble-handed layout) can ruin three cartoons.
Quotes at top and bottom of pages would have been worth the extra work.
Having had my moan I must congratulate the editors for the good things the assembled. Generally the "Sports Post" guying was well done especially Brockie's deepsca adventures with Prof. Squidson., the "Lodge" cover, and "In Lighter Viany Korb's hand showed up well—his D.O. Men drooled most lasciviously—but best in a derivative piece—the desert island man. Top marks too to the Cappg Ball belles and the final Droops saga.
I understand "Cappicade" sold out this year. Good work—Altogether a competent job if not a first rate on.—K.W.