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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, Annual Extravaganva July 1923

Merriment : : Destitution

Merriment : : Destitution.

The New Zealand "Varsity student's lot is not a happy one. But What of the plight of students on the other side of the globe? Thousands of these men and women, innocent victims of a war which they were helpless to prevent and of a peace in the making of which they were equally helpless, are in destitution and want. Students and professors are working against immense odds in an endeavour to maintain the intellectual life of their country. If they fail, the last fragment of hope for a better Europe in this age Will have gone.

The S.O.S. cry for help has reached New Zealand. Under authority of the University Senate, a committee has been set up at Victoria College. Contributions forwarded to the Treasurer (Mr. S. E. Baume) at Victoria College will be quickly transmitted to the districts most in need. Gifts of clothing in good or repairable condition may be sent to the Red Cross Depot, Dixon Street.

An Opportunity to contribute will be given at the conclusion of each performance of the Extravaganza.

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