Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 7. 1965.
On returning from the May vacation users of the cafeteria were faced with a xeroxed sheet containing information on the management of the dining room. It would seem that even by the end of the first week of this second term even many regular patrons of the cafe had not seen this sheet. In broad outline, patrons of the dining room were asked to vacate their seats after finishing then meals to enable a greater number of persons to use the dining room facilities. Students were also requested not to reserve places while they stand in the queue by leaving bags on the seats; not to leave lunch wrappings on the tables; and to retrain from mixing the salt and pepper.
Mr. Levenbach has also resorted to putting up large notices concerning salt and pepper, and rubbish on the tables. He admits that he does not like resorting to these methods, but he is very concerned about the present situation and is at a loss to know what other methods he can employ.
Members of the staff of the cafeteria have been lodging complaints; they feel that they would not have to put up with such conditions in any other eating-house in the city and therefore are considering leaving to work in some cleaner institution.
Mr. Boyd stated that the fact that students leave bags on chairs to reserve them while they wait in the queue is causing embarrassment to members of the teaching staff, who do not like to remove bags but have been forced to do this to secure a chair at peak hours.