Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 27, No. 14. 1964.
News in Brief
News in Brief
• Prospects for improvement in accommodation next year are brighter, says accommodation subcommittee Chairman T. Crawford.
A guarantor system for student Hats is being investigated to overcome the increased rents which some landlords charge to cover damage which they think may result to student occupied flats. Also being investigated is a tentative offer of a building suitable for a hostel for 24 students.
• Three Former presidents of the National Union of South African Students have been arrested within the last month. NZUSA Resident Executive and VUWSA have delivered protests to the South African Government.
• Congress Application forms can be obtained from the Students Association office. Applications close November 27th. Remember, only a certain limited number of Victoria Students can be accepted. This years Concress is acain at Curious Cove, from January 22-30th, and the Controller is Victoria History Honours Student Graham Butterworth.
Canterbury Lecturer in Political Science. Dr. Flynn, who gave the recent talk on the USA civil rights bill, in the Little Theatre is among Congress speakers.
His subject—"American Politics a radical analysis."
• The Following Victoria University athletes have been awarded NZU blues, subject to ratification and the rest of the red tape:
Fencing. Helen Schwarz; indoor basketball. Graeme Hellbcrg: hockey. Dennis Paget; badminton. Lim Ec Chiat; golf. Peter Rankin; cricket. Wilt Haskell (held over from Easter).
• Critic Otago's Student Newspaper has published the "Hunting Of A Queer" in their last issue. Salient's printers "Truth refused to print it for them recently, even after it had been published once in the Canterbury student paper.
A number of copies of Critic sold out in the Students association office last week. Critic editor has been telegraphed for more copies. If they have some for us, they will be placed in the office again lor sale at 6d a copy,
• February Special examinations should be instituted in 1965 for students who need only a language requirement to complete their degree. This is the substance of a recent recommendation by Executive to the University Council.
• Maori Studies and anthropology will probably not be taught at Victoria next year, as indicated in the annual report of the Students' Association. Association secretary Taylor, informing the executive of this, said the information had come from the registrar.
Executive members were disappointed about this. They discussed the desirability of issuing a protest, but decided against it.
Dr. Margaret Rae, the report had said, had been appointed to the chair, but it appeared that she had since resigned. Suzanne Madgwick, women's representative, commented that she felt the difficulty in starting, the course was due to stan shortage.
The executive resolved to write to the University Council asking for clarification of whether or not the course would be available.
• "The Expense incurred in flying people to Auckland was not warranted, and should not be incurred again." said Murray Boldt, sports officer, at the recent executive meeting.
Men's vice-president Bertram agreed with Boldt and expressed regret that he had wavered in the face of the NZUSA secretary Perham's comments at the last executive meeting. Mr. Perham had argued the necessity of air fares.
The executive passed a motion "that at future tournaments observers get the same reimbursements as sports and arts participants and that delegates get full minimum travel expenses."
At the time when Salient went to press, there had been no application for the post of Salient editor for 1955. If there is no editor, there can be no Salient.
• As a Preview of the new library and some indication of it's future development a display has been arranged by the Library stair. This will be held in the activities room of the Student Union building from Monday September 21, to Friday September 25; 11am—4pm, and 7pm and 9pm daily.
• Planning for the additions to the SUB are eight months behind schedule. After student criticism of the proposed plan last term, Management committee sent them back to the architect for redrafting.
The rapid rise in estimated cost over the past three vears trom £50.000 to possibly £120.000 for the extensions mav bring an increase in Students Association fees.
So Salient was informed by former House Committee Chairman Richard Smith.
• The Purpose of the August work camp at Pukepoto was the conversion of an unused school building into a pre-school play centre for the Maori community, at a settlement some 5 miles from Kaitaia.
Another work camp is planned for these holidays, probably in the Bay of Plenty or Wanganui district, and Victoria will hold its own work camp during the May holidays next year.
• NZCSA Have expressed their full support, for the introduction of Asian languages into the New Zealand educational system. This comment refers to a request made by the MP for Hawkes Bay to the Minister of Education for "immediate steps to be taken to introduce Asian languages into the educational system so New Zea-landers would be better equipped for commercial discussions and understanding of the thinking of Asian neighbours."
• NZCSA ARE sponsoring four specialist seminars in the next six months. There is one on school-University transition (for a week late in February 1965 in Wellington). one on the South Pacific (in May 1965 in Auckland), one on a scientific topic (in May 1965 at Victoria) and the fourth is the International commission during Queen's Birthday weekend.
• NZUSA INTEND distributing a pamphlet on the South African boycott, as proposed recently by Winter Council. The pamphlet will contain the motion passed by the council, and show some of the South African goods obtainable in New Zealand.
• Both Chess Club and Joynt Scroll Debating team were very successful at tournament.
• Students Can import their own books from abroad, notes student Gilbert Boyd in a memo to Salient and the President of the Association. Tom Robins.
Gilbert Boyd suggests that students should be advised as to how they may individually or collectively import them.
• The Intake of 150 students at the new Waikato University in 1965. is expected to increase to about 5000 in 1980. says the new Waikato Registrar Norman Kingsbury. He was registrar (academic) here until the end of last term when his appointment was announced several months ago. It received attention in all main papers throughout the country, save for Wellingtons.
• The National Union of Angolan Students and the Angolan revolutionary movement in exile have vigorously denounced the recent arrests of Angolan students by the new regime of Mr Cestelo Bianco in Brazil.
• The "1964 ARTS Festival Yearbook" caused a little trouble recently. NZUSA president Mori-arty inlormed the resident executive that he had received a toll call from Auckland president Kata-vich, who had suggested that the yearbook was indecent in the eyes of some Aucklanders and mieht need to be withdrawn. Moriarty said that he had decided, after consultation with NZUSA officers, that I here was no need for such measures.
• The Administrative structure of the Students Association is being overhauled A committee of present and immediate past association presidents, and of present and immediate past secretaries, are cousitierinu possible schemes.
• The Whole of the French Club Play produced for tournament was incoherent and would have been boring but for the amusement of watching the actors floundering through their parts, comments Virginia Gieson in a review written for Salient.
The play was "Le Troisieme Arbre, by Gide.
• "Right or Wrong. I think you need some action groups around here." said Lecturer Raffell to a Political Science Class recently.
He had received no affirmative replies to a query as to whether any of the students belonged to a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Group. Civil Liberties or the United Nations organisation.
Raftell commented "Citizens are responsible for the world about them. So when they Ret put in the world they ought not be concerned only with their own careers, but in political and social matters."