Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6th, 1949.
As the Secretary of the "Society for the Promotion of Bright and Brilliant Ideas," may I suggest the following?
That the Victoria University College Students' Association purchase an omnibus for the convenience of students.
The bus could be manned by full-time students who are capable of handling such a vehicle. It could leave from a station in town about every 20 minutes, departing in time to arrive for each lecture-hour and leaving University immediately after it, as well as two other round trips each hour. Fares charged would depend on the cost of running, depreciation and manning, but even then they could compare favourably (from the point of view of the student) with fares on the Kelburne Cable Car and City Corporation buses.
The initial cost of the bus could be slowly recovered in fares and advertising space. The unconventional step of renting advertising space on the outside of the bus is I think justified.
With so many full-time rehab, men who drove trucks for the Army at the College, the problem of labour is only one of roping the right people in. Who knows? The Stud. Ass. might even make a profit! I remain, etc.,
Little Sebastian,President. Secretary, SPBBI (Society for the Promotion of Bright and Brilliant Ideas).