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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 10. July 15, 1954



This is the first of a series of articles by a man named George. His name will become as familiar to Varsity students, we think, as his trade-mark—a double back-fire from open pipes. George, as a society, has many bright and interesting achievements to his credit, and while this series will necessarily be of a somewhat technical nature, there are a few incidents which may, we hope, enthrall the general reader also.

Note the first: It is a well known fact that women drivers are a menace on the road. Though there could be no argument about this, we relate here a little episode, slight in itself but which is worthy to be added to the immense body of literature on the subject. On Sunday, seventh of February, George, in a moment of weakness decided to teach Gebrgma how to drive, with lamentable results. Georgina immediately attempts to drive in the approved fashion (i.e., 50 m.p.h. in built-up areas. 90 m.p.h. outside of them). Unfortunately, she forgot that at sharp corners it is usually necessary to slow down from those speeds at least five miles an hour. When asked to remove her foot with all possible haste from the accelerator, she asked, in a voice as naive as one could wish for (at normal times): "But where is the accelerator?" This was too much. The two Georges who were travelling with her passed out into merciful oblivion and the car overturned. A passing taxi immediately rang for the lire brigade, the ambulance, the police and the dope-squad, but alas, when these arrived the birds had flown, us the saying goes.

It was only a matter of turning the car on to the plane for which the manufacturers designed it for the most efficient use, and driving off. Needless to say, Georgina did not drive!

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