Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 18, No. 12. September 6, 1954
[Note from Ed.]
It is Interesting to observe retrospectively contributions past executive have made to student welfare. Too much attention to N.Z.U.S.A. and International student politics, with V.U.C. administration in second place, the policy of previous executives has now been reversed. Mr. Galvin heads this change and is to be commended for the attitude that he is taking. Among things which need immediate attention within the College are the women's cloakroom, the furniture in the men's common room, the dilapidated state of the gymnasium and of the executive room and Association officer, the men's robing room, Te Aro Park, a thorough investigation into Club grants with drastic cuts if necessary.
The Student Union Building, too, although it will not be started until 1964, cannot be completed with the money which the Council holds in trust (£35,000). A Government subsidy of £70,000 has been promised, but even with that amount a further £35,000 will be needed for the total cost of the building as at 1953 (£140,000). Raising the Stud. Ann. fee by £1 would not cause a great amount of hardship and would permit £2,250 per annum to be placed in the fund to earn interest. Cappicades can earn a thousand pounds a year and their is no reason why extrav. should not make a few hundred pounds. The Public Relations officer of the Executive will probably realise that the time is ripe now to do something about public relations, especially with the city. This is most important, so please do something about it.—ED.