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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 4 April 17, 1946

Exec. Report

Exec. Report

The following motion was passed unanimously at the last Executive Meeting:—"That the Executive declares a motion of censure on the President for his inadequate reply in 'Salient' on the de la Mare letter and that Messrs Taylor, Daniell and Campbell be empowered to frame a reply to 'Salient.'"

While this Executive expresses regret to Mr. de la Mare for the lack of acknowledgement of his letter, and accepts the principle that any member of the Association, is entitled to criticise the work and methods of the Association, the Executive feel that the statements made by Mr. de la Mare are not fully justified. While there were portions of the last "Cappicade" which in the opinion of the Executive overstepped the bounds of decency, the Executive accepts full responsibility for their publication, but also state that they cannot in the hustle and bustle of an Extrav. organisation, check every detail as individuals. Steps have however been taken that in future publications a censorship committee will sight all matter of publication and in this way it is hoped that such an occurrence as last year will not happen again.

The Executive cannot agree with Mr. de la Mare's statement of students indulging in drunken orgies, and would inform Mr. de la Mare that members of the professorial Board have attended functions of the Students at the invitation of Sir Thomas Hunter and the Student's Association and up to date have had no complaint on the conduct of student social activities. The Stud. Ass. welcomes the attendance of any member of the staff and have long expressed the wish that Professors and Lecturers attend the social functions of the College in order to meet students away from the lectureroom atmosphere.