Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6th, 1949.
So the Exec, has raised the price of the evening meal again to 2/-this time. Perhaps they will now rally round and let us know as soon as possible when they are going to raise the evening meal.
This is being written at a table in the Caf. at 6 o'clock, and I am surrounded by mournful and very hungry students who are trying to imagine that eight biscuits and a cup of tea are an evening meal.
These are students who have to Cat in the Caf. as they have lectures from 5 to 6 and from 6 to 7. Empty bellies, Sir, make the most noise.
The situation of the students in this college who have to eat in the Cafeteria and who cannot do so, because of lectures, until six o'clock is no longer a subject for light chatter and jokes.
It is time that the Executive realised that students who have been working and studying until six o'clock and who have more lectures at seven o'clock should be expected to exist on dry biscuits, apples and tea. On many occasions this year the only "dinner" offering for these poor wights has been just that.
"If it must be 2/- then let there be a meal."