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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 12. August 15, 1957

Behave Yourself

Behave Yourself

There are three classes of student who go to Tournament. Firstly there are those whose intention is to slaughter the opposition and win a Blue (they are black, incidentally); secondly, there are those who go for the night life or drinking only, and regard the sports as a nuisance to be got out of the way as quickly as possible; and thirdly, there are those who go to Tournament to thoroughly enjoy themselves both on and off the field of play. The third group is the one which gets most satisfaction out of Tournament and it is hoped that most of this year's V.U.C. team belong to that category.

It was most disturbing to read that after this year's Easter Tournament the president of the Otago University Students' Association found it necessary to write to the other colleges' Students' Association presidents complaining about Tournament misbehavior ("S'alient," Vol. 20, No. 8). The sort of behaviour mentioned brings discredit on the University in the eyes of the community and makes it all the harder for the host college to find billets for the visitors next time. The few who cause this trouble spoil things for the many. A repetition of that kind of behaviour in Auckland could mean that Tournament be abolished.

—Sports Editor.