Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 9. 1965.
News of this recommendation somehow reached the news services. On Friday (July 9) the local radio service announced that students intended standing on both tickets.
That evening the Labour Party declared that their ticket was already full. Mr. R. S. Lawrence, the association secretary, was the cause of this leak. Both of the Wellington dailies also commented.
At the last executive meeting a committee of three. Miss Caughley and Messrs, Robertson and McKinnon, was set up to organise the project.
Mr. McKinnon said that time was running short and that action should be taken immediately. He also stated that a campaign controller was necessary to ensure co-ordination. This was left to the committee.
It was revealed that several past prominent students had been approached and had declined. Although exec. members had been requested to bring forward nominations to the exec. meeting it was apparent that only the Public Relations Officer had made any effort in this direction.
It remains to be seen whether students of a sufficiently high calibre will stand in the elections. Executive may be giving the idea support, but its actions so far have been procrastinating ones.