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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 25, No. 4. 1962.

Fire in Common Room — Dustbin in Flanks

Fire in Common Room

Dustbin in Flanks

There was a minor fire in the common room at about 9 p.m. on March 27. A straw dustbin was set alight by a cigarette butt. The tire was extinguished by some nearby students. The only damage was a patch of scorching on the floor.

However, It could have been worse. Usually at this time of night there are no students around the common rooms. The dustbin was adjacent to several armchairs and these could easily have caught fire. A large amount of damage could have been done to the bulding.

Some students have no commonsense. Ashtrays are provided. Using a straw container as an ashtray is last asking for trouble. The union facilities are too valuable to he damaged by carelessness.


From these heretic Laws, the Ancient Inquisition arose. it did not have the organisation and cruelty, the latter would entail, but the ideals and foundations were present. The old laws started to be more rigidly enforced. Confiscation, banishment, and death were the, prices paid for disobedience.

The first acts taken against un authorised Christianity by a tribunal were taken against Aloigenses of Narbonne, who were condemned and led away for trial. Until then, heretics were hunted down and slaughtered, but were not tried by secret judicial courts. Heretics at this time were tried by those in authority over the land; the kings, counts and soldiers under their command.

The thought that Jumps to mind when dealing with this subject, is the burning alive of heretics. The commencement of this custom was about 1183, when many heretics tics were burnt in Flanders. Who gave the original orders is not known, but from then on until the end of the Inquisition, burning became the major form of punishment.