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

[introduction]

In our last issue, a correspondent declared that the question of the making of the Union Prize a preliminary hurdle to the Plunket Medal should be considered. Our considered opinion is that this view is right—the present method of selection being by no means correct.

In the event of more orators than the requisite number entering what could be more just than a preliminary trial should be held. Not only would it give those selected a little, perhaps necessary, experience but at the same time it would give the other participants experieence which they place before the prize, and which now does not obtain.

This seems to us to be one of the many matters which a lethargic-growing University should take in hand.