Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 5. April 15, 1953
Various matters rising from the minutes were then discussed. The N.Z.U.S.A. constitution is to be redrawn with its appropriate schedules. D. B. Horsley of Victoria and D. Stewart of Canterbury were congratulated on their Rhodes' Scholarships, after which the President presented the report from N.Z.U.S.A. resident executive: the most interesting item was that there was a loss of £33 because of the high travelling costs in the past year, costs of M. J. O'Brien's trip to Australia, and P. Cotton's to Europe.
The colleges presented their reports: O.U. reported that finances for the new Student Union building were increased by sixteen and half thousand pounds; they now had £40,000. "Critic" was responsible for a loss of £340; the liquor regulations had been considerably relaxed. A.U.C. noted a surprising increase in law enrolments; a second professor in Law is to be appointed. There had been a general improvement in publications although "Craccum" had lost £314. The Capping Ball was to be honoured by the presence of the Governor-General.
C.A.C. reported that their new hostel, "Hudson Hall." had been started; it had 160 bed-studies, a cafeteria, darkroom, billiards room, lounge and a library. Although its circulation was only 200, "Caclin" made £10 profit over thirteen issues, mainly because of good advertising. M.A.C. had incurred a loss of £219. They had distributed an orientation handbook in a cyclostyled formal. Their liquor regulations were similar to those of Otago but on an unofficial level. C.U.C.'s roll was down 4 per cent Their tearooms lost £70 but they were well satisfied "Canta" lost £120 approximately but it was expected that their loss would be greater this year as they were finding it difficult to obtain advertising. The shifting of the college to the other site would not be considered by Cabinet until money was available after the school-building programme was finished. Their International Club was considering a Board Bureau to place overseas students.
V.U.C. presented a brief plan of the Student Employment Service. Victoria's students were badly boused academically, but the seven-story science building was to be started next year. Although they had not been announced yet the Government had chosen the architect and contractor. Mention was made of the stationery celling service, of Victoria's successful year of sport, and of the successful Overseas Students' Evening recently held. "Salient" lost £270 with the literary issue thrown in.