Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 2. March 16, 1938

Cookery — Classicist

Cookery — Classicist

"Good afternoon. 2ZB speaking."

"Could you put me through to Aunt Daisy, please?"

"Just a moment please." Muted voice, "Do you think Aunt Daisy can speak?" Very long pause.


"This is 'Salient.' the victoria university paper, speaking."

Doubtful voice. "This is Aunt Daisy speaking—do you want to speak to me?"

"Yes, Aunt Daisy. We are collecting the views of various eminent people, on the University—"

Hearty laughter. "Do you think I am an eminent person?"


"Well, I don't know much about the University at all, I took lectures in journalism at Auckland under Mr. Alan Mulgan some years ago, but a part from that I haven't had any connection with the University."

"What do you think of the University girl. Aunt Daisy?"

"I haven't met many of them—I really haven't got time—but I've met a lot of teachers, but they're mostly Training Collage, aren't they?"

"Do you think it's worth while for a girl to have a University education?"

"Oh, certainly! Absolutely!

(We have used the blackest type possible).

Wanted a Brain.

"I always think that you should get as much education as possible, and n University education is delightful, isn't it? It helps to improve your brain If you've got one, and helps you to get a brain If you haven't got one. I think It's beautiful. You learn to take the rough with the smooth. and it's so nice—the social side. I mean—laughing and playing together. It must help a girl to become a good housewife."

"Thank you very much, Aunt Daisy. I know our 'Varsity girls will be very interested to hear your opinion."

"I say, do let me see this before you put it in will you? Some of the newspapers print the most awful nonsense—I'm sure I didn't say half of it."

"Certainly, Aunt Daisy. Goodbye,"


—R. L. M.