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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 3. Monday, March 25, 1963

Executive Makes More Co-options

Executive Makes More Co-options

The executive recently co-opted Bruce Middleton as social controller to replace Gerry McKay, who resigned because of personal reasons.

Salient asked in a previous issue why Miss Jill Shand was co-opted before other, older students. It was even more suspect as Mel Stone, who offered himself for election, was nominated but not elected.

Much of what this paper had to say about the Shand affair applies to this most recent co-option.

Not that Middleton's ability is doubted—in his position as International Club president he has shown himself as a competent administrator and good public relations man. Rather, the fault lies with the executive.

Mel Stone, Bill Dwyer. Murray Rowlands, John Broadfoot, all campaigned vigorously when they stood for executive posts. But Middleton did not bother. Why the sudden interest in executive affairs—why, when apparently he did not have this interest in July of last year?

Rowlands. Dwyer and the rest all proved they were interested in student affairs and prepared to make an effort to be elected. Or is it that the entrenched majority in the executive like to keep their club exclusive to "safe" students.

However, the executive is showing itself in its true colours. More and more students are starting to wake up to what their executive is really like. Its strength Is shown by the recent trouble over thousands of missing Cappicades. One person got off with a reprimand, the other is still holding down his position on the executive—a position which is responsible for the 1963 production and management of Cappicade—R.J.B.