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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 5. May 5, 1943

Stop Press — Future of Weir House

Stop Press

Future of Weir House

It is with deep regret that Weir House bids farewell to Professor and Mrs. Gould, whose resignations from the posts of Warden and Matron were announced a short time ago. The Professor, owing to ill-health, feels obliged to give up those duties which he has hitherto performed so well.

Speculation was rife as to what the future of Weir House would be, but all doubts were set at rest when the Chairman of the Council, Mr. H. F. O'Leary, and the Principal, Sir Thomas Hunter, visited Weir on Sunday and addressed the residents. Mr. O'Leary informed the meeting that Mrs. Clausen, previously Manageress of the Cafeteria, had been engaged as Matron, but that no suitable person could be found to act as Warden. He then outlined a scheme whereby the duties of the Warden were to be assumed by a committee of five, to consist of Sir Thomas Hunter, Professor Wood (both of whom live close to Weir), and three senior members of the House. Sir Thomas amplified these remarks in more detail, and the Association were then left to discuss the plan. It was decided unanimously to adopt the scheme, and a ballot will be held to elect two members who with Mr. N. V. Ryder, the House President, will form this committee.

A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. O'Leary for the work and attention which he has given the affairs of the House during the past difficult period. We are sure that all students at Weir will give the Warden's committee their confidence and support, and show that they can organise and discipline themselves until the end of the war, or at least until a suitable Warden can be found.