The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October 1914
We have received a letter from a science student, inquiring as to the College Council's reason for taking Professor Kirk's fine collection of glow-worms and "posting" them at intervals in the Main Hall and corridors. Our correspondent, while sympathising deeply with the natural desire of the Authorities to instil into the hearts of all students a love of natural history, thinks it exceedingly hard that the worthy Professor should be deprived of his specimens—a collection gathered only after years of careful work. He thinks, however, that it is more probably an instance of the base commercial spirit that is permeating our University life at the present day, and hopes that the Council will shortly recover its "lost aesthetic mental balance"! Parts of the letter are hard to read; parts are not printable; so we give our readers merely a résumé.