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Salient. An organ of student opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 5 April 19, 1939



It the success of an organisation is judged by the number taking part in its activities, the Haeremai Club must be in a very flourishing condition indeed. Before Easter the club held a "smoko" which should prove to be a landmark in its history.

There were well over sixty present, and the speeches interspersed with seasonable stories and songs provided amusement and hilarity for everyone. Although proceedings were becoming a little unruly at the start, the timely farewell speech of Roy Scott (R.N.Z.A.F.) directed affairs into a better channel. Speaking chiefly to freshers he said that functions such as these were not occasions for unrestrained horseplay, but were to get the University men together, so that the icy far-away wardens of the College halls would melt into sociable and friendly companionships.

Bruce Orchiston orated in a serious tone and gave an entertaining account of the exploits of the Auckland Hongi Club.

Two "Aussies" came in and in their own typical way gave us some of the works.

President Andy said a number of things but unfortunately the air (or was it I?) was getting rather thick and his remarks seemed lost in the wilderness. However, it was a most enjoyable evening.