Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6th, 1949.
On the upper floor in the Gymnasium is a small lead-floored room known as the men's cloak room. Upon this leaden floor, at odd intervals, stand sweating bodies which, by the use of soap and toil, transfer the grime partly down the plughole. What will not go down said plughole congeals in a gelatinous [unclear: slough] on the aforementioned lead.
To enable those who have struggled daily to extract themselves from this quagmire to live a more normal existence I would suggest that the Executive arrange for the provision of an insulating airspace above the slusb in the form of duckboards.