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Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6th, 1949.


The Building Fund appeal committee hopes to raise more money in the next few months, than has been raised so far in the twenty year career of the Appeal.

The big Appeal to end all Appeals kicked off at 12.30 lunch time—last Wednesday March 30th, with an official luncheon for the local 'who's who' ... in the Gym.

This is the answer to what everyone has been wanting to know—what the B.F.A. committee has been doing since the failure of the £5 appeal at the end of last year. The frousy old Gym as the diners saw it, is not what it was forty years ago when a mere two hundred students managed to rake up enough money themselves to build it. As long as 20 years ago it was realised that the Gym as it was could not possibly cope with the demands and numbers of the Stud. Ass., and in 1929. the Gym maintenance fund was made into a Building Fund for a new Gym. The committee which was then set up comprised present and past students, and members of the V.U.C. council and staff. This committee had been a going concern for 10 years when the war suspended operations. In that time a great deal had been done to prepare plans for the new Building—obviously these were obsolete for the post war numbers and since the war, this problem has been tackled afresh. (See last issue of Salient and the article on Plishke. We are assured by a member of the committee that we weren't just in saying that little thought had gone into this.)