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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 2. March 20, 1946

[Editorial for Salient, Vol. 9, No. 2. March 20, 1946]

With the College roll swollen to a record level, the question of board has become more acute than ever and emergency measures are clearly indicated. In order to gauge the extent and gravity of the problem "Salient" is preparing a questionnaire which will be available shortly in the entrance hall. All students, satisfied or otherwise, male or female or otherwise, are requested to fill one in, on pain of being filled in themselves.

A suggestion has been made as to one possible remedy, that is, the erection of a transit camp adjacent to Weir House. There is a type of Air Force hut partitioned in rooms which would be eminently suitable for this purpose. The huts have showers and conveniences attached and furniture could be obtained from the War Assets Realization Board at negligible cost. The building would more than pay for itself during the short period it would be required.

Priority would certainly be obtainable for erection and there is the further advantage of speed. Spartan living, no doubt, but conducive to high thinking and the economy in living costs should be welcomed. Servicemen, remembering some of the more pleasant features of communal life, may support this project.

Once we get the facts, we can attempt to persuade the College Council and the Rehabilitation Department to get mobile.