Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943
Mr. W. Rosenburg with his usual gallantry first wished to propose the toast to the ladles who made the very excellent supper. After an anecdote or two and pointing out that women are for ever referring to "these Gothic Halls" and co-ed V.U.C. as bringing beauty and agreeableness, told us that he does not believe in "the weak sex." He told us of a lady friend who learned ju-jitsu—most effectively, it seemed! After saying a woman was superior in moral strength, the speaker ruined the chivalry of this remark by further amendments. "The ladies are the life," he concluded; "we all want a peaceful, better world after the war; we want their co-operation."
Mrs. Mary Boyd regarded the toast as a gesture of co-operation. Women needed it, in everyday life, in their fight for equal pay and as they are in every sphere of life today.
Aeolean Chorus was then sung.