Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 2. March 27, 1958
Exec. New Members
Due to the resignation of three members of the Exec several changes have had to be made. Late last year Mr. J. R. Martin left New Zealand and, consequently, left a vacancy on the Men's Committee which was filled by the co-option of Mr. P. V. O'Brien. Shortly following this initial resignation were the resignations of both Vice-Presidents, Mr. H. R. Carver who has taken up residence in Wanganui) and Miss G. M. Jackson, who is now Mrs. Maxwell. This entailed the appointment of a member of the Mens Committee, Mr. D. D. Wilson, to the position of Mens Vice-President and Miss A. C. Duncan, of the Womens Committee, to the position of Womens Vice-President. Two more co-opotions were thus needed to fill the vacancies on Exec. These have been Miss G. H. Meyer and Mr. D. Trow. We extend our congratulations to those involved.
Business attended to at the first meeting of the House Committee established in 1957, was largely routine. Several co-options were made to fill vacancies left by members of last year's Committee who are not available this year. Nev. Dawkins was appointed Gym. Controller and the two Freshers Representatives were welcomed by the Chairman Anna Duncan. They are Jill Ewart and Garry Ross. There is still a vacancy left by the resignation of Margaret Newton but it was decided that as the size of the committee had been increased by the two freshers the vacancy would remain. It was also decided that greater co-operation between clubs and the Kitchen Controller, Leslie Campbell, would be sought and that a more regular delivery of the daily newspapers for the Common Common Room would be desirable.
Congratulations to Exec for their long overdue adoption of the policy of allowing Travelling Subsidies to Tournament members not travelling with the team, and for the purposes of general information the Travelling Subsidy is made from the basis of one quarter of the standard second class return, not third class, fare under Group Travel concessions.
Could it be that the proposer of the motion that boxing be deleted from the list of Winter Tournament Sports be uninformed as to the true condition of the sport in the University. The lack of interest which he claims exists at Victoria may be only apparent because of the lack of facilities at Victoria, forcing participants in this noble sport to resort to training at a local professional gymnasium.
Constituent Universities of N.Z. U.S.A. have been asked to consider the issuing of an invitation to a debating team from Australia for 1958, such a team to consist of two or three speakers. Let's hope this one comes off and doesn't have to wait for the Art's Festival.