Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 12. September 19, 1945
The Motion Moved . .
The Motion Moved . . .
The mover of the motion, Mr. Poole, now rose and began His rigorously rounded arguments. The duty of the Exec, is service which is cheap and of the best. If it can not carry out this ideal, then the finance situation must be inadequate, so that there would either have to be a diminution in services rendered or an increase in the fee charged. "I'm not trying to [unclear: rain] this down your throats," he said, "but the finances have to go a long way. Clubs, cafeteria, newspaper and magazines, building fund, badges, stationery, are all provided for by this 25/-."
For this service to be fully protective and in the interest of the student body, it was imperative to employ a full-time office assistant. Next year, in addition to Extrav and its encumbrances, it is intended to stage a drive for the building fund, and it is really impossible for part-timers to manage events such as these, in addition to routine Exec, affairs, truly efficiently.
Mr. Poole now dealt briefly with the cost of the various college publications. The loss on Salient has steadily increased, from £7 in 1938-39 to £128 in 1944-45. This is, however, no reflection on the staff of Salient (both editors here blush) but is due solely to the increased cost of printing. The loss on Spike last year was exceptional, and nothing of this sort was expected this year.
What then would happen if the fee was not raised? The increased Stud. Ass. fee would go towards: (1) An office assistant on a good salary. (2) Extra grants to clubs. (3) Making up the loss on Salient and other publications. (4) Renovation of the Gym. (5) Medical scheme.