Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 9. July 1, 1954
Our yearly photographic display scarcely comes up to expectations. Only a few of the exhibits have that aloof semi-divine expression required of an Exec. member in fact the faces are disappointingly human. After all we do hope for that intensity. that politeness in the photographs, which we are accustomed to find in the blurbs. . . .
Chivatry has departed from its last stronghold in Wellington. Once it was an inspiring sight—the young knights keeping vigil in the darkness of the main steps, each maintaining a light a cigarette or a pipe as a beacon. But now, alas, Authority has seen fit to eradicate the necessity. Electric light has been installed. This invasion of modernity is tragic; no longe; services the beautiful romance of the stars above and the sparks beneath, and tobacco smoke in between; no longer can the gallant swain rescue charming maidens from injuring their limbs or their nylons. ...
"There has passed away a glory from this world."
Students of Tomsk in Siberia are producing their own television programme after having built a television transmitter themselves. Fifty students at the Tomsk Polytechnical Institute worked for about 18 months on the project. Experimental transmissions took place last year and the regular programme now includes news, documentaries, and entertainment. (I.U.S. News Service, Prague.)