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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 11.

Hockey Dance — Brilliant Success

Hockey Dance

Brilliant Success

Of course "Smad" (equipped with partner) was there; and next in order of importance were the Commissionaire; the visiting representatives; the chaperons; Mr. Bradshaw; the Maori Melody-Makers; and hosts of other fine people whom we all know. Even Mr. Wild (incomplete as to partner, complete as to Badminton racquet) unofficially "appeared" for a few brief moments.

The dance was off the mark bright and early, and the music went round and round with vim; the dancers went round and round with lesser vim, as they jostled one another in their hazardous journey across the super-crowded floor. We gave Mr. G. F. Dixon full measure of applause as that worth Wikitorian received from Prof. Rankine Brown his retrospective Hockey Blue. We listened to Auckland, Canterbury, and Otago giving their hakas, and to our own rather dismal effort in response; and then "Smad" went outside to see the Commissionaire.

The Commissionaire was noncommittal; he had made no coups; he was not prepared to say whether or not he favoured Prohibition; he was opposed to physical violence. "Smad" snorted expressively and returned to find the dance still merry and bright. "Smad" was there at the beginning: "Smad" was in at the death.