Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 7. June 13, 1945
Nominees for 1945 Executive..
Nominees for 1945 Executive...
Standing unopposed for Treasurer is Graham McArley. Mr. McArley has completed his accountancy professional exams, and is continuing with a B.Com. course at VUC. Although he has not yet taken a very active part in College affairs, he is particularly interested in the social committee. He is somewhat surprised to find himself talked into being Treasurer, but intends to tackle the job to the best of his ability.
Margaret Beattie, who is returned unopposed as Women's Vice-President, is a fourth year science student and has taken a very active part in the social life of the College. A double blue in basketball, Miss Beattie plays tennis and hockey and has been on the swimming club committee. She would like to see a full compulsory medical scheme this year. She also thinks that something should be done about the board and hostel position for women.
Now in her fourth part-time year at VUC, Miss Arya hopes to complete her B.A. next year. She is secretary of the now thriving Drama Club, and a keen member of the Music-makers, Gramophone, and Debating Clubs.
Betty thinks that the College should be a much more integral part of the city than at present and will welcome a campaign for the Building Fund in which the Drama Club can assist by performing in the city.
Miss Priest is a third year part-time commerce student She holds the vice-chairmanship of the Miniature Rifle Club, is secretary of the IRC, and a committee member of both the Debating (Society and Tramping Club. She took a part in Extravs. '44 and '45; her sport is hockey, which she plays for Senior B.
Jean would like to see greater attention paid to campaigning for student graduates in Court of Convocation elections and to a Building Fund finance campaign in which College clubs could assist.
Miss Rich is a third year full-time arts student. Her main interest in the College has been the social committee, with which she has worked since 1943, and which she convened this year. She was a member of Tournament committee in this capacity. In 1943 she carried off a hockey blue, was treasurer for the club in '44 and is secretary this year. She is a member of IRC, assisted in Extrav. '44 and '45 with teas, program selling, etc, and was prompt at the Palmerston season.
Viv. is interested in the general furtherance of College affairs, but would particularly like to see, and thinks possible, a large scale revival of College clubs.
In this, her third full-time year, Miss Sim hopes to complete a B.A. She is a co-opted member of the retiring exec., did a good job as cafeteria controller, took part in Extrav. and assisted with Tournament. Joan is a member of the Debating, Dramatic, International Relations and Hockey Clubs, is interested in student affairs generally, and has no particular hobby horse. She would, however, like to see the cafeteria facilities greatly improved.
Mr. Daniell, a part-time law student, was first co-opted into Exec. in January, 1944, and is Men's Vice-President of the retiring Exec. He was senior Tournament Delegate for Winter, 1944, and Easter, 1945, and served on the '44 Social Committee. He is Club Captain for the Harriers, Swimming Vice-Captain, ex-Captain Athletic Club and ex-Secretary of various clubs, including Photographic, Weir House, etc. He has taken part in Extrav. from 1938 on, and was House Manager '44 and '45. He is Secretary of the NZU Cross-Country Council, Chairman NZU Tournament Committee, and has held a number of administrative jobs in connection with Tournament, etc
Dick's main interests in the coming year will be: Extension of club liaison scheme; continuation of social functions in the vacation; tournament; provision of stationery, badges, blazers, etc, for students; improvements in the design of the new building; gymnasium improvements.
Mr. McLeod has been a part-time student since 1939, with a year in the army in 1943. His sport is tramping, he was chief guide for the club in 1941 and vice-chairman 1944-45. He was Assistant Records Officer in 1944 and acted as Tournament Records Controller and Press Steward in 1945. He has been on Salient staff since 1942, and is on this year's Spike committee. The purse for the College Victory Loan campaigns was held by him in 1944 and 1945, and he is this year on the Cafeteria Control Committee. In Extrav., Since 1939, he was Properties Manager '44 and '45.
Alec has no particular hobby horse. He would, however, like to see a concerted effort made by college clubs to raise finance in the city for Building Fund. He is insistent that future executives should attempt to delegate responsibility for routine or special work among a wider circle of students than are at present involved.
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."
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.
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.
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.