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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 8 July, 3, 1946

[Letter from Dennis Hartley to Salient Vol. 9, No. 8 July, 3, 1946]

Dear "Salient."

A week or two ago I spent several days at Massey College,1 and what do you think I saw on the wall or the common room? I saw the following notice:

Evening Prep. 1946

1.Evening Prep, will be held every evening during term in Room D.4. Monday to Thursday inclusive.
2.Attendance is compulsory for all first year resident male students under 19 years of age at the beginning of the term.
3.Students who attain the age of 19 years during a term will continue to attend Prep, up till the end of that term, after which they are exempt from further attendance.
4.Students must provide themselves with suitable material for study during Prep. Reading novels or writing letters is not permitted.
5.Hours: 6.59 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. each evening. A break of 10 minutes will be given at 7.45. Lateness after this break will be penalised.
6.Penalties will be imposed for
(c)Absence from Prep, without the express permission of Prof. Perrin.2
7.Smoking is not permitted. Any student who wishes to smoke during recess must do so in the Common Room.

The students for whom Prep, is compulsory are:3

I might add that the penalty for talking in Prep. is 1/-.

Don't you think that the above notice might be brought to the attention of Mr. D* I* M*r* as a means of combating sin?

Dennis Hartley.

1 Massey Agricultural College is a constituent College of that well-known organ of Higher Learning, the University of New Zealand.

2 Principal.

3 About 55 names are appended.