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Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960

Graduands' Swimming Party

Graduands' Swimming Party

Undignified is the adjective that best describes the graduands' supper. It may be the case that the gate-crashers to this function accounted for the grossly rude behaviour exhibited there. but more likely the graduands themselves should be held responsible for it.

The behaviour objected to: the continual interruption of speakers by a group of louts from the floor. Incidentally they were well hidden from view at the back of the Little Theatre, thanks to the inadequate seating arrangements. Their remarks were followed by loud clapping, and the kicking and rolling of empty beer bottles about the floor.

Cartoon of a car with a boot tied to the exhaust pipe

Proletarian-Minded Oafs

The only time these proletarianminded oafs seemed to enjoy the evening was when a speaker referred to "grog" or "pubs" or "booze". Evidently the mentioning of the word "booze" is some kind of criterion of virility which demands their acknowledgment. Is this the kind of graduate our University should be turning out?

More Soft Drink

A further fault was that the programme for the evening included a far too lengthy (1½ hours) unfilled period, at its beginning, which should surely have been filled with some kind of entertainment—Male Ballet preview, for example. After all one can small-talk in the Caf. at any time. Finally, for future suppers, could we have a little more soft-drink please, for those who just don't like " grog."