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

Laugh with Salient — Racing Guide

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Laugh with Salient

Racing Guide

For your information Salient publishes pen portraits of those candidates who have to join swords as well as those whose positions are assured.

These portraits have been written by the candidates' nominators and to say the least are in the abstract tradition. When voting, make up your own minds !

Men's Vice-President:

Candidate: Don Brooker

Nominator: Cherry Pointon

Seconders: Whata Winiata and John Laurenson.

Be Prepared

And this is what Miss Pointon has to say about him: "Of undoubted integrity, possessing qualities of leadership and having a sound grounding in administration. (He) is a person of whom members of the association would be proud to have as their vice-president.

"A fourth-year part-time law student, Don has taken an active part in university sport. He has represented Victoria in rowing at Tournament and is this year a Wellington Junior Rugby Rep. Serving on the. Law Faculty Committee this year Don has also taken a healthy interest in other clubs.

"Apart from his participation in university activities he has found time to devote to Boy Scouts and is an exceedingly popular scoutmaster at Khandallah. He has been in the movement for 14 years.

"Don is a person in whom confidence is well placed and who is deserving of the confidence of the students to administer the affairs of the association."

Candidate: Des Deacon

Nominator: illegible

Seconders: R. A. Herron and John Fernyhough.


"Illegible" apparently can't write because Salient received no "blurb." Everyone knows Des anyway.

Candidate: Armour Mitchell.

Nominator: Brian Brooks

Seconders: David Davey and Ross Barnett.

At Ready

David Davey wrote as follows: "Mitch is a fourth-year science student who has always taken an active interest in student affairs. In Extrav. '57 he was Dr. Danie Boy Craven. He has been a member of the Men's Committee '58-59 and was senior delegate to Sports Union at Easter '59. He was Public Relations Officer of the exec, organiser for Extrav and active in many spheres of exec work."

(One to be elected)

Men's Committee

Candidate: Brian Turner

Nominator: Jim Callaghan

Seconders: Brigid Kerr and R. T. Murphy.


His form must be interesting— no blurb supplied.

Candidate: Tony Reid

Nominator: Cherry Pointon

Seconders: Satya Nandan and R. Clifton.


His form guide from Miss Pointon says, "This record speaks for itself. S.C.M. president '58-'59, International Club Committee '59, Historical Society Committee '58-59, Men's Indoor Basketball Club Committee '57-'59, sect-treas, '57-'58, Tournament Controller '57.

"In addition Tony has been appointed a member of the International Affairs committee and was the outgoing executive's nominee as liaison officer to the Indonesian study delegation.

"A third and final year B.A. student who is full time, Tony has the time and ability to make a worthwhile contribution to the administration of the association affairs."

Candidate: Graham Ward

Nominator: Brian Shaw

Seconders: Warwick Dent and Bernice Jenks.


An unsigned "blurb" entitled "material for projected 'blurb' reads as follows: "Third year student, first year studying B.A., LL.B. at V.U.W.

"(1) Previously at Auckland. At Auckland served on men's house committee in 1958, rep. at both Tournaments, Committees of Defence Rifle Club and Small Bore Rifle Club.

"(2) This year V.U.W.—Weir resident—took a very active part in Weir Capping activities (?—Ed.) Committee of Small Bore and Defence Rifle Clubs—delegate from V.U.W. Defence Rifle Club to new V.U.W. Sports Council. Awarded a V.U.W. Blue in Defence Rifles, 1959, Easter Tournament, Active interest in Debating Society.

"Will; encourage expansion of Public Relations "support early implementation of proposed portfolio system for executive.

"Make no rash promises."

Candidate: Don Brooker

Nominator: R. A. Herron

Seconder: Cherry Pointon and John Fernyhough.


His qualifications are apparently the same for this position as for men's vice-president above.

Candidate: Des Deacon

Nominator: Still illegible

Seconders: R. A. Herron and John Fernyhough.


We would like to refer you the remarks under men's vice-president but "illegible" seems determined not to be helpful, but as we said, everyone knows Des.

Candidate: Doug Waite

Nominator: Zain Majeed

Seconders: Jane Fogg and Ahmed Bamadhaj.

"'Old Boy"

Zain has this to say: "Doug Waite is an old boy of Palmerston North Boys' High School; he is an arts student in his third and final year at varsity. He has seven units accredited to his degree and he is sitting Greek III, Philosophy II, Latin I. He has many contacts with the overseas students at the university.

"He has been a resident of the Baptist Hostel and also Weir House. In his first year he played rugby for varsity (third grade) and in his second year he played for junior second grade.

"His ability and his experience will be of advantage to him in a responsible position on the students' exec."

Candidate: John Allen

Nominator: John Hercus

Seconders: Brian Shaw and Armour Mitchell.

Sells Records

President elect Hercus says: "John intended to stand for the Capping Portfolio. He has had several years experience in all aspects of Capping activities, including Extrav for the past four years and distribution manager for Cappicade when record sales were obtained.

"If elected will try to correlate all capping activities, except Extrav under one committee . . . 30 capping chairman can know all that goes on . . . and prevent elementary mistakes. He would like to see a capping treasurer's position created on the committee as well as a treasurer on each subcommittee. In normal events one of these tyro treasurers would be appointed capping treasurer. Ho feels this system all the more necessary as there is about £2000 involved in Cappicade alone, and a treasurer who knows what he is doing, has had experience and has the interest and the time to know what is going on in each branch of capping is an absolute necessity.

"He has been a member of Tournament Organisation, Extrav, Cappicade, Drama Club committees and has gained experience in many branches of executive administration.

John has the knowledge and experience to do a good job."

(Four to be elected).

Women's Vice Unopposed.

Women's Vice Unopposed.