Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 11. June 8th, 1950
The main brunt of the controversy settled round two points. One was the need to have an accountant if we were to have a fully qualified—or nearly so—person to act as Treasurer, and the other was the question of restricting the franchise by making only certain people with selective accountancy qualifications able to take on the job.
The first was raised by Mr. Melling. He thought that if we were to have an accountant as Treasurer, then the Exec, could well look into the need for keeping a separate accountant. On this score he was tackled both by Miss Pearce and Mr. K. B. O'Brien, who maintained that the office of Treasurer was necessary in addition to the accountant; there was far too much work for a part time Treasurer to handle, and the proposal need not even be considered. It wasn't.