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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 9. July 1, 1954

[Letter to Gordon N. Cruden]

The Editor, "Salient."

Dear Sir,—As one who attended the recent A.G.M. of the Students Association I was justifiably shocked at the failure, at one stage, of the meeting to constitute a quorum. But more remarkable than the apathy of so called "enlightened", members of the community, was the absence of many students who had submitted their names for election. It is certainly fortunate for the College that those persons were not elected.

This is not a condemnation of those unsuccessful candidates that were present; it is a condemnation of those who stood for election and yet failed to attend the A.G.M. It is remarkable that students who before the elections were each possessed of a plausible panacea for student problems, were unable to attend the A.G.M. Some students apparently are more interested in proclaiming their personal ability through your special election issue and placing their photograph on public view, than in trying to understand the Association's problems or in finding a solution to them.

Let us hope that in future years students weigh well their motives and their qualifications before standing for election.

Yours faithfully,

Gordon N. Cruden.

(A financial member of the Students Association).