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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 5. May 24, 1951

Nappicade ?

Nappicade ?

The people who will be responsible for the production of Cappicade next year can look forward to a big loss, for Wellington public is like the proverbial elephant. Indeed, none will ever forget this year's pathetic effort. The sales this year were exceptionally good. On reason for this is of course, that Procesh was banned, and Wellington as a whole was sympathetic; but there is a much more important cause. Cappicade has had a good reputation for some years now—and this has not been an accident, for the standard has been agreeably high, and yet suitably low. But this year's attempt will indubitably delete any previous ideas anyone ever had on the subject of Cappicade. An attempt was made to make the standard "higher" with the result that the finished product is almost uniformly sterile. There are some "toilet-paper" "jokes" of an incredibly infantile level; there is a sprinkling of good humour of absolutely universal appeal (suitable for kindergarten, but funny); if there had been more of them the finished appearance would have been much better.

Thanks to D. Paterson the cartoons were good; but there were not enough of them. Why leave it all to him? But once again, it must be remembered that most of the people who habitually buy this publication arc not doing so only for the good of VUC; it cannot be denied that the previous habit of including a large proportion of censorially dubious items was an important factor in the sales—resulting in the unmerited good response to this year's production.

But whatever the jokes—let them be Funny.