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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 2. March 23, 1959



Referring to what he described as "tyrannous chairing" by the president, Mr Hampton said he had attended a recent meeting of the executive and heard the president order his group to keep quiet 13 times. There was insincerity at the meetings, with a cold-blooded feeling on one side and facetiousness on the other. There had been 15 cases of lateness at five meetings.

The university, he felt, should have been represented with a float in the recent Wellington Festival but it was not because of the executive's failure in checking its delegated authority.

He thought the visiting Australian debating team last year was not well treated. It should have been the executive's responsibility to make sure the team was fully conversant with the Victoria rules.

He claimed there was little liaison with the various student clubs and little knowledge of the names of the club officers.

Alleging irregularities in the selling of last year's "Cappicade" books, he believed several of the sellers had got "grog money" that way, and he understood no records had been kept.