Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 1. March 4, 1953
Sports and History
Sports and History
The final Saturday was given over to the Congress Olympics, and wonder of wonders. V.U.C. won the competition. But what else could result when even exec, members put their backs into it in the manner portrayed in the photograph.
Dr. Beaglehole had earlier organised a trip one afternoon to mark the anniversay of the discovery by Captain Cook of that essential geographic feature which makes it possible for this part of N.Z. to be the mainland. A party of stalwarts tolled to the top of Arapawa Island whence the naughty navigator is said to have sighted the straits. This even earned press publicity!
Towards the [unclear: end] of Congress two straight discussion sessions are held. One considers matters relating to Congress itself, while at the other, the University forum, motions relat ing to any subject may be brought below (and they are all there except for some machinery ones and one or two light-hearted ones) you will see some of the conclusions the majority of us came to at Congress. The ones calling on N.Z.U.S.A. for action have no effect unless supported by the colleges at N.Z.U.S.A. council meeting at Easter, so if you know your mind on the issues involved, tell your friends on exec, what you think should be done. And there was evidence of good faith at Congress too—130 people together contributed over £31 towards the Wit-watersrand appeal.
I have left many things out of this sketch; the church services, the small and not so small hut parties extending far into the small hours (that's what the small hours are for as the programme put It). the moonlight swimming, the elevation of George Curious to the episocopate. Mr. Whittaker's views on the place of women, all about "wallying up." the continued flourishing of Nebuchadnezzar, and much, much more that you will have to hear from those who were there. But if it has interested you, and if you haven't about £7/10/- next year, well I'll lend it to you to go to Congress on.