SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1935. Volume 6. Number 17.
The headquarters of the New Zealand University Students' Association, the organisation recognised by the Senate as the body controlling New Zealand student affairs, is now situated at Victoria.
The representatives present at the last meeting were Mr. Larkin (in the chair), having recently been appointed president in the place of Mr. Burns who had to retire when he was transferred to Christchurch Miss Hurshthouse, representing Canterbury, Mr. Birks (Auckland), Mr Wild (Massey), Miss McLaren (Victoria), and Mr. McGhie, the secretary.
The Peace Ballot.
A sub-committee submitted a draft questionaire on the Peace or War Ballot to be held throughout the Colleges. There was considerable discussion on whether questions on conscription and opposing war by means of strikes should be excluded on the ground of public policy. It was decided that the former should be included in a modified form while the secretary undertook to obtain legal opinion on the latter, and it was left to him to decide whether that question be included in the ballot.
Australian Tennis Team.
The Executive next considered a proposal from Canterbury for a tennis tour of New Zealand by an Australian University team. The secretary reported that the N.Z. Lawn Tennis Association would most probably assist with finance and he was instructed to communicate with the Australian authorities to ascertain whether they would consider making such a tour.
There has been considerable dissatisfaction with the form of the N.Z.U. blues certificate and much quibbling over the exact wording to be used. It was decided to write to all affiliated Councils and Associations with a view to standardising a satisfactory form.