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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 1. Friday, March, 2, 1945

Easter Tournament!

Easter Tournament!

"As yet a possibility, a certainty if transport permits." reports Dicky Daniells, men's vice-president on the Executive. Other things being equal, it becomes evident that Easter 1945 will see a mass crusade of sportsmen to the New Zealand University Tournament, centred this year at Auckland.

Typically enthusiastic, using Eastbourne's grass courts to best advantage, the Tennis Club has already provided more prospective entrants than vacancies. Similarly, but nearer the metropolis, Kelburn Park presents an encouraging spectacle these Monday evenings as lightly-clad fleet-footed athletes assemble for training.

Hibernation, resuscitation, inspiration—thus the life cycle of the swimming and rowing clubs. What is lacking in proficiency is certainly counterbalanced by enthusiasm.

Interviewed, slick-haired, Benny O'Connor pointed out that of all clubs its boxers alone were short of competitors. Those interested in the trip would be advised..; training is at Koolman's Gym.

To be or not to be—the merits of basketball as an autumn sport were debated by many fervent, often foaming critics. Basketball as a winter sport is unchallenged, but the socially minded all agree that, were it omitted from the Tournament, the female percentage of the party would be dangerously reduced. Sex ruled over logic—and basketball is definitely on the courts for 1945.

War bans 303 shooting so miniature rifles plan a revival. Exec. have it that their vacation was spent filling in pink forms and hacking red tape. However, to the net result of their efforts, Victoria will soon owe the staccato tune of 22 fire in the gym.

This is the situation to date. Further information will be unravelled with the approach of Easter.