Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 9 July 14, 1943
The motion: "That swing and jazz music has no place in the cultural life of this College," was well and truly defeated on the vote of members present at the Debating Club's meet on Friday night, 25th June. Mr. Rosenberg led off on behalf of the Classists, putting up quite an effective smoke screen of sex and classical music, but Mr. Fowler soon blew this screen away with a neat analysis and dissertation on "Swing."
The Judge, Mr. Scott of Training College, in his summing up and criticism, stated that he had been dazed by the arguments put forward by both sides. In his opinion neither side had really tackled the subject, in the correct manner, and the debate had developed, wrongly, into a Jazz v. Classics argument. Mr. Scott's placing were as follows; 1st, Mr. Rosenberg; 2nd, Mr. Campbell; 3rd, Mr. Fowler; and Mr. B. O'Connor (equal); 4th Miss O'Flynn .
The next debate is scheduled for Friday, 16th July, when V.U.C. debating club will hold the floor against Hutt Valley team. This debate is held under the auspices of the Wellington Debating Union, and we hope that students will on this occasion fill the Gymnasium to capacity and give the visiting speakers a hearty welcome. The subject: "That the workers of New Zealand have not pulled their weight in the war effort"—our motion.