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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 1. March 1, 1946

Walls Have Mouths at Training College

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Walls Have Mouths at Training College

At Training College last week the members of the Language in Action Club decided to put language into action by running a wall newspaper. With characteristic TC enthusiasm they began immediately, and next morning an astounded College found that some 200 square feet of wall had been neatly wallpapered and some pseudo-artistic column headings had been dreamed up. The editor was elected at 12.15 p.m. and his first action was to announce that the prime object was to cover as much of the wallpaper as possible. Three days later girls at the lunch-hour dance found themselves short of partners—all the men had retired to the far corner to gaze at the wall.

As well as contributions by students the paper features selected reprints from other publications on topics of general interest. Comment from Time entitled "His Bomb Shelter a Bible." concerning the activities of one General Dob-dob, aroused considerable interest. We have also been introduced to "Doomie," a somewhat gremlin-like character who sticks his nose over brick walls and has an amazing talent for negative discoveries.

Varsity students are probably too blasé for such a radical venture—a stark notice board seems to fill the functions of a topical news sheet—but as an example of the vigour with which TC students adopt a new proposition, the wall newspaper should be an eye-opener to their fellows on this side of the hill.