The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, October 1908
The Official Ceremony
The Official Ceremony.
The official Capping took place on the afternoon of Thursday, 25th June, in the Town Hall, which was filled in the gallery by students, and down stairs by their numerous friend; and admirers. By comparison with previous ceremonies, the proceedings were considerably improved by the absence of senseless noise producers, and from the fact that there were none of those prolonged interruptions which can never be accused of being humorous. The Hon C. C. Bowen who presided, opened the proceedings with a short address and was followed by Mr. J. W. Joynt who read the list of graduates with his accustomed air of impressive dignity. The diplomas, other than one or two which the University authorities had managed to leave at home, were then presented to the graduates. Mr. Fleming spoke on behalf of the College Council and Professor Adamson for the Professorial Board the latter on rising was presented with a bouquet of carrots and other vegetables, a token of esteem from a former chairman of the Board. The proceedings closed with a wail from K. F. O'Leary on his impending bankruptcy due to the extortionate fees charged for his diploma, and on some matters which the students wished to bring under the notice of the authorities.