Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.
Mr Mitchell brought up the problem of what to do about two unfortunate incidents during Capping. The first was the Weir raid on the Bishop Bennet Girls' Hostel, and three others, for which two 17-year-olds were taken to court. The second was the trouble that occurred when a drunk student tried to walk round the balcony-rail in the Town Hall during the Ball. He fell, severely fracturing his arm. He was taken to hospital, and created a great row—pranging a nurse with a hypodermic needle, accusing the sister of being a virgin, etc. This can be attributed largely to shock and forgiven, but two of the boys who took him there in the middle of the night, made quite inexcusable pests of themselves, and refused to leave till the police were called.
As Mr O'Brien said, a few individuals, behaving so badly, could effect the reputation of three-and-a-half-thousand. Investigations are being made.