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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 9.


The graduands, graduates, College Council, Professorial Board, the Chancellor of the University, the Attorney-General, and the Chairman, entered the hall in traditional procession some half-half-hour late, and were welcomed with "Gaudeamus" sung half-heartedly by the Glee Club and students. At the last moment. Mr. P. Levi, Chairman of the College Council, was unable to preside and his place was taken by Mr. H. A. Parkinson. The address of the evening was delivered by the Hon. H. R. G. Mason, Attorney-General, and a graduate of the College; but we were not greatly impressed. However, the conventional advice was given to the graduands and the usual good wished expressed. After "Absent Friends" had been honoured in very apathetic fashion the Chancellor of the University, the Hon. J. Hanan, performed the actual capping ceremony by taping each graduand on the head with his mortar-board. This very simple ritual seems fraught with deep meaning-those 44 masters, 116 bachelors, and 14 holders of diplomas are pushed out into the world equipped for anything, was pointed out by the Chancellor in his brief address following the ceremony. With memories of last year's ceremony we found the Chancellor's remarks refreshingly brief.

The College song set to a new tune-but not yet the tune for which it was written-was rendered unenthusiastically.