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



Toby Easterbrook-Smith

Mr. Easterbrook-Smith started his arts course in 1939, was in the army from 1941 to the end of last year, and is now completing his degree part-time. He was a member of the Drama Club committee '39 to '40; his sport was swimming. He has featured in Extrava. '39, '40, and '45, and is now taking an interest in debating, drama and the IRC.

Toby has definite ideas on college rehabilitation problems. He would like to see a committee formed from a general meeting of returned soldiers, with the addition of two exec. members, to formulate a comprehensive report and series of recommendations addressed to the Department of Rehabilitation. "It is not enough to be passively assisted," he said, "we must make known to the Department the effectiveness of their assistance."

Nigel Taylor

Mr. Taylor started his LL.B. in 1938, spent three years in the Army, and returned to VUC in July, 1944. Since then he has played in Extrav. (lady companion), is a member of the rugby first fifteen, on the committee of the Debating Society and the Law Faculty Club.

Nig. feels strongly that every effort must be made to bring returned men back into the club and social life of the College—their greater age and experience will make them invaluable. In connection with the new building, he would like to see more details of the design, and discussion on the choice of architect, brought before the students as a whole. He thinks that the interest displayed by students in their own affairs has waned considerably, and urges strenuous attempts to revitalise it.

Ivor Ting

Mr. Ting is a fourth year student at present doing honours in arts. He has been on the executive of the Wellington Hockey Association for three years, is now club captain of a College team, and has previously held the positions of committee member and secretary. He was programmer controlled for Winter Tournament, and is delegate tor Winter Tournament. Ivor would particularly like to see. Winter Tournament become a regular fixture. He would like a raised standard for blues through stricter nomination methods, and feels that College sports provide one of our best means of publicity.

Jack Williams

Mr. Williams, a B.Sc, is now in his 5th part-time year at arts. He is a keen debater (a Plunket medallist) and on the IRC committee. In sport, he holds both the secretaryship and a blue in soccer, is a member of the tennis club and has at times played hockey and cricket He is an odd Job man of long standing in Extrav, and on properties staff in '44 and '45.

Jack would like to see clubs brought into a financial drive for Building Fund. Is in favour of a more universal health scheme but not convinced that it need be compulsory. He feels that the town could be made far more University conscious, asks that something be done about the common rooms and favours any and all attempts to reduce the cost of university education.