Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 8 June 27, 1945
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A motion was put forward by Mr. Hartley; "That future Executives be recommended to refrain from any ambiguous statements or references likely to give offence, in their annual report, and to ensure that it is ratified at an Executive Committee meeting." After amendment restricting this to "ratification" together with some fierce debate, during which Mr. Daniell referred to Salient's "dirty yellow journalism," the motion was passed.
Minor points in the balance sheet were discussed and thanks forwarded to the Treasurer.
It was moved by Mr. Campbell that members of the Miniature Rifle Club be eligible for blues. Upon request he defined the required standard—steady scoring in the 93 class. Futile discussion ensued. ("What does this club contribute to Imperial defence?"—Mr. Dowrick.) Mr. Campbell pointed out that small-bore rifles were just an deadly for bulls. (Crude interjection.) The meeting concurred. It further agreed that blues be awarded for table tennis. (". . . . this ping-pong . . ."—Mr. Abraham. Tumult.)
The meeting agreed to amendments to the constitution, having the following effects:—First, to establish a Research and Historical Committee to ensure preservation of College records and to maintain continuity in College life during and after major disturbances, such as the present war; second, to extend the scope of Mr. Creed's 1944 amendment concerning the granting of blues to players for outside teams. The situation now:—no student may represent the College in any sport, in drama or debating, if, throughout the year, he has played for an outside club when the College club has desired his services. TC clubs are not considered outside the College; there is right of appeal to the Executive.