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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 7. 1965.

On the Grapevine

On the Grapevine


Who Did Win the Presidential elections? First home was former Publications Officer Chris Robertson. He is a science student employed by the Dominion Museum. Tailing him by a couple of hundred votes was Malcolm Buchanan, and House Committee Chairman Nick Bullock was third. About 1300 students voted.


Staggering Out into the sunshine like moles they came—trapped in Rankine Brown by a power failure. In the blacked-out, unventilated rooms, students blundered about, lectures and even a terms exam were abandoned, and the air quickly became foul. Reason—an overload on electrical wiring. Result—hundreds of manhours wasted.


Eugene Ionesco may be making an appearance at August Arts Festival. Roger Strang, NZSPA delegate just returned from Australia, revealed that Australian students were attempting to persuade the famous playwright to visit Australia, and there were strong hopes that he would come on to New Zealand.


American Ed. Garvey is ISC's new Secretary-General. He is 25 years old and a graduate of the university of Wisconsin. He replaces J. Gwyn Morgan, who has resigned to take up a post with the British Labour Party.


A New Magazine, the "Iconoclast," is to appear shortly. Edited by Roger Chapman and Jonathan Cloud, it will sell at 6d a copy and be devoted to social science and allied fields.


Just back from Leiden in Holland are Alister Taylor and Mike Moriarty, incoming and outgoing NZUSA Presidents. Reason for the trip was the election of Ed Garvey, and finance was found by an overseas foundation. No part of the trip was paid for from local student funds.


Cappicade is not dead, nor is the copy going to be printed in a Students' Association publication later in the year as was hoped by some Exec, members. In spite of difficulty in obtaining a printer a new satirical magazine, The Bent Penny, will be soon on sale, and the first issue will incorporate material banned from Cappicade '65. Editors Dave Wright and Jonty Markham believe that they have established the only periodical of its kind in the country. Contributors include such notables as Warrington Minge, Barry Goldwater, Morry Man Clapper, Cecil J Sodom, I. Plagiarize and C. P. Snurd. With such authorities how could The Bent Penny fail to succeed? When approached by a Salient reporter the editors denied the rumour that the magazine was being published under the joint sponsorship of T. T. Robbins and C. J. Robertson.


Sorting Out just what happened to the 1963 A-frame House project is still troubling Executive. Quite what the trouble is, we can't tell you, but the take for charity (Corso) will be lower than was hoped.

Cable Car

Creaking On, the Cable Car continues to reap a financial harvest for the City Council. The Students Associations's fares appeal is still in the works. Guess you'll go on paying the same old fares though.


Radio Station proposals are more advanced than some people think, but just where they really are is obscure. The NZBC is definitely interested in the scheme, and may make considerable time available if its conditions can be met. Massey, meanwhile, has its own half-hour each week on their local station 2ZA.


Special General Meeting just past was distinguished mainly for childish mouthing (opinion of H.B.R.). What did they do? Well, they introduced an Education Officer, an Accommodation Committee Chairman, and an International Affairs Officer to Executive. And they chucked out the posts of Social Controller and Women's Rep. And they put the elections off for a few days. And they decided not to send troops to Vietnam. And this took four hours.


Mr. Kinsella Thinks that students don't know enough about his building programme. So he has written to us a letter about it. 2500 words approx. We wish we had the room to print it—but that's about a page and more of Salient.

I.D. Cards

Hundreds Of I.D. Cards have not been collected. Presumably students want to see first what concessions have been obtained. Executive has appointed a Concessions Manager, Roger Lawrence. A booklet detailing concessions is to be published. It is all organised. (So was the boycott.)