Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 10. August, 7, 1946
The Swords Club has this year been small owing to the shortage of equipment, but with weapons and masks on the way we hope to have a larger club next year.
Prospects for Tournament are somewhat better than last year, when we came last with 22 bouts to Otago's win with 27. The team for this year consists of two of last year's team and two club members who were not available last year. The personnel is Stuart Cathie, Peter Hampton, Roy Sutherland and Pix Hurrell (captain) with Peg Moor as emergency. All these have improved considerably since last year and we should be able to improve our position somewhat this Tournament.
Though small, the club has been very active and the antics of some members are a constant source of interest. Such cries in a certain well-known female voice as "Don't stick that thing in me." "Go 'way. you." "Stop it." and "Ah's not scared but Ah's awful frightened" periodically resound through the hall, though it must be admitted the owner of the voice has a sound parry when she stops talking and uses it.
The club has met once a week since March and a fair amount was done over the long vac. During the session some of the club have met for further practice on Saturday afternoons and the resultant improvement bodes well for the future.