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

The new Sophisticates

The new Sophisticates.

The scene, not only to freshers. but to those who are accustomed to lackadaisical behaviour and casual clothes at 'Varsity affairs, must have been impressive. An unusual number of dancers were formally dressed, the decorations were effective and the crowd set for gaiety.

Because he worked hard for a week trying to sell "Salient" subscriptions to them. Mr. Edgely claims to be well acquainted with the freshers and offers the opinion that they are an incredulous lot. "Salient" agrees. An air of sophistication seemed to be general among the women. Apparently the "lions" of 'Varsity social functions had to change their usual technique, for the expected ga-ga reception of their patronage was lacking.

In fact, to such an extent were these newcomers blase and self-assured, that several complained haughtily of the service at supper. Fortunately there was one redoubtable present who could deal adequately with such impertinence.