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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 6. Wednesday, June 24, 1959

Nominations for Exec a Shambles — Hercus Unopposed

Nominations for Exec a Shambles

Hercus Unopposed

When nominations closed for the various executive offices on Saturday it was clear that this election was going to be the biggest farce for years.

All the offices except that of men's vice-president were filled by unopposed candidates, the four women's seats were only just filled and there was not a great deal of competition left for the other seats.

Considering all the criticism that has been levelled at exec's work this year, it was thought that more people would have taken their courage in their hands and gone forward to the hustings—there are many around the university who should now feel downright ashamed at letting others do the work.

Nonetheless the ones who will have to fight for a place are entitled to expect a large turnout of the vote and Salient hopes students will be sufficiently conscious to do something.

The following were elected unopposed:

President: J. D. A. Hercus

Secretary: Ted Swanney

Treasurer: David Davy.

Women's Vice President: Elizabeth Beck.

Women's commmittee places: Deidre Meadows, Mary Kitching, Sharon Thompson, Jane Fogg.

The following will fight it out for Men's Vice President.

Armour Mitchell, Des Deacon and Don Brooker.

The following incumbent members did not present themselves for re-election :

David Wilson (president), Cherry Pointon (Women's vice), Margaret Williams, Bernice Jenks, Barry Hume (treasurer), Brian Shaw, Satya Nandan and Brian Brooks (only co-opted this term).

It was such a wholesale resignation that it almost seemed they were thumbing their noses at the electorate.

And all this in spite of inspired posters? The whole lot should get . . . nominated!