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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 19, No. 2. March 10, 1955

Lack of Amenities

Lack of Amenities

Dear Sir,—I wish to [unclear: draw attention] to the deplorable [unclear: lack] of facilities for students in the Men's Common Room. The reading desk would [unclear: perhaps] serve a more useful purpose if there were [unclear: something] to read. Copies of the student papers from other colleges in New Zealand and overseas were available at the beginning of last year but faded away to the shredded "Dominion" by the end of May.

The seating has to be sat upon to be appreciated and apparently was constructed without any reference to anatomy . . . The (cuspidors) which also serve as ash trays, depositories for newspaper, lunch wraps, apple cores .... are inadequate for the students at (peak) hours .... As the Union will not eventuate for some time could the executive possibly consider improving the conditions of leisure for male students.

The women's common room is also in need of renovation and the common common room could also do with existence.

—Yours, etc.,

Jones and Son and Daughter, Wreckers And/Or Renovators.

(We suggest that students (male) refrain from chewing tobacco, reading newspapers, eating lunches, apples . ... at peak hours. Abridged.—Ed.)