Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 11. 1961
Soothsaying: The following little gems have been picked up recently: In the Psych. Department: she to him, "There's not much you can do about a frustration like that" . . . Comment most frequently heard at Little Congress: "We are Just good friends" ..." I'm going to see 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' on Friday afternoon "... In a local coffee bar-" From now on I'm going to be a virgin "... Gossip in the Women's Common Room, says Kinsey's representative there, goes something like this: "Oh no! Beverley's got high principles-well-she did have "... A further report from the W.C.R.: "Necsht week ish Shtudy Week" . . . "Where have you been all Study Week?" "At home-gee, it's good to see some sane faces again "... Said one attractive girl to another, "Dr. X is a very understanding man "...
Big Brother Is Watching You: Mitch speaking about proposed non-smoking areas in the Student Onion Building, "We can't pass the butt"... This raises the question of whether Exec, tobacco chewers pass their butts or spit them out ... No doubt that will remind Peter O'Brien of a certain motion at the A.C M. that the incoming Men's Vice-president should be responsible for supplying the W.C.R. with brass-bound spittoons and chewing tobacco boxes, and that he should be responsible for emptying said spittoons ... A new Exec. member asks, "Parry Report? What's that?" . . . When asked whether she would stand for President next yea Diana Piston said, "I won't stand for anyone" . . . Another new Exec, member: "It's not that I'm power-mad, but I just love those little badges with the lions on" . . .
And Meanwhile . . . One way of arousing confidence-the lackadaisical air of the gentleman repairing wiring on the cable car . . . Did you know-there is an anarchist newspaper in England called" Freedom' . . .
Lest Auld Acquaintance ... It is whispered that Exec's ex-P.R.O. John (Sixpenny-Mountain) Tanna- hill is engaged in assuring the rise of a new and expanding Ming dynasty ... It is further rumored that one-time Exec. Vice-president Julian J. Watts s departing for greener fields ea sly next month- I wonder whether it will be the fields that will be greener (in any case it seems hr will have to learn the language) . . .
A questionnaire circulated by the V.U.W.S.A Education Sub-Committee during enrolment this year missed the first day of the Arts student?, but nevertheless showed that 125 students were desirous of taking religious studies in their degrees. A startling deduction, emanating from the incumbent Women's Vice-president, I believe reveals that as about half the Arts students were missed, it can safely be assumed that about 200 would be interested; if this number is halved for those who change their minds, and then doubled for the 100 per cent, growth in the roll over the next few years ?), the demand is still pretty large, compared with, say, Public Administration, with its solitary student last year-comments on this are invited . . .
Seriously: Why the blazes doesn't the sewage and drainage system Around here work better? . . . The dangers and defects of the preference system of voting were highlighted in the election for one portfolio, where the successful candidate polled less than one third of the total first preference votes . . The Geology Department is so interested in student affairs that it set a prac. exam, on the night of the A.G.M., and a field trip on the day of the Second Test . . . Addressed to all those who attended a certain party at Ngaio- would someone kindly tell Kinsey whether Kinsey had a good time . ., Meha suggests that we should present the so-called statue to the French football team-frankly, I think there have been enough attempts to dispose of that thing already . . .
From Two Underworld: My Weir House correspondent reports: Some gents, there are redecorating the Common Room with a view to having further female entertainment therein-cost so far is about £350, the source of finance being the Weir House canteen, but does the University know that it will cost them something too? . . . Who were the fresher's apprehended by the House Warden escorting female friends off the premises at 1 a.m.? ... I hear that the Weir Ball will be held this year at the Roseland Cabaret, though no one seems to know when . . .
According to the N.Z.P.A. as reported In the "Dominion" of July 5, the British Consul-General in Kuwait said that the Iraqis had as much right to Kuwait as the Red Indians had to North America -we ask you . . .
A brickbat to the irresponsible and vandalistic oaf who destroyed the C.S.G.'s expensive poster-Kinsey's shout, St. George, July 30, 5.30 . . .
A bouquet to the Elections Returning Officer, whose honesty had to be seen to be believed . . .
When discussing about the recent, mysterious disappearance of a certain statue, Mr P. O'Brien said: "... I think that It Is high time the thing was Dropped!
"[Editorial Note: Mr O'Brien had since clarified his statement. He had been quoted out of context. By "thing" he was referring to the efforts of some students to dispose of the statue. The students should abandon their efforts, not the statue. What Mr O'Brien personally thinks about the statue is however undisclosed; nor do we know the official view of the executive members regarding this matter.]