Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. V.U.C. Students' Association Annual Elections, 1952
Although he was refused read mission at the end of 1951. John's name is known among residents, both past and present, of Weir House. A fifth-year part-time Law Student and Public Servant. John combines with the courage to take a bold step when necessary that painstaking attending to detail which is so necessary in a candidate for the office of Secretary.
He takes part in the Extravaganza whenever there is one, and was one of the few who remained willing to perform right up to the final decision to abandon this year's show.
If elected he will do his utmost to see that an Extravaganza is held in 1953.
At the last Undergraduate's Supper he proposed the toast to the Professorial Board, and his performances there and in the Debating Society, of which he is Treasurer, justify his reputation as the most brilliant wit in the College. He is an active member of the Mathematical and Physical Society, the Chess Club, and the Drama Club.
John promises that if elected he will always endeavour to promote the interests of students, and will serve the Association faithfully and well to the best of his ability, and that promise he will keep.
Nominator: S. McMurtrie.