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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945

Froth Blower Blows Glass

Froth Blower Blows Glass

On Wednesday, June 6, the Annual General Meeting of the Chemical Society was held. Officers for this year were elected:
  • Chairman: R. M. Dickson.
  • Sec.-Treasurer: J. R. Beck.
  • Committee: P. G. Harris, A. G MacDiarmid, J. S. Saxton.

One of the recommendations to the incoming committee dealt with additions of chemistry books both to the Society's collection and to the College Library where, it was thought, many out-dated books should be replaced.

The first speaker of the evening B. E. Swedlund, discussed "Scientific Method," and showed how narrow a field was covered by science when it was strictly defined. Such things as falling birth rate and flying bombs, the speaker declared, were In the field, not of the scientist, but of the technologist. A lively discussion followed. An excellent demonstration of glass blowing was given by H. D. C. Waters. Some of the audience took advantage of the invitation to try this fascinating art for themselves.

The meeting adjourned for supper, which possibly was better than the usual "spread" of the Maths, and Physics Society.