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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 9. 1965.

Off The Grapevine

Off The Grapevine


Words—the new literary magazine published by the Wal-te-ata Press whose first issue appeared last week—will not be getting a grant from the Students' Association. Executive has explained that it is not Association policy to support non-Association publications.

Zoo Chair

Professor J. T. Salmon has been appointed Professor of Zoology. He takes over the position left vacant by the departure of Prof. L. Richardson at the end of last year.


Wellington City Council has donated a gavel to the university, in the interests of improved town-gown relations. The University Council at a recent meeting decided not to purchase a ceremonial mace, but to purchase a gavel for use at meetings.

The Choir

University Choir, conducted by Anthony Jennings, is to give a concert from the works of Britten, Purcell, J. S. Bach, and Buxtehude, in St Peters Church on Wednesday, July 28th. The choir will be supported by members of the NZBC Symphony and a number of soloists.

My Oath

"One can even find among New Zealanders some of the petty attitudes towards Australia that one finds in Britain towards Americans."—Mr. Whitlam, MP, in the Australian Federal Parliament on the subject of Tasman free trade.

I.D. Cards

"Identity cards were introduced in 1965, the primary purpose being to provide a means of identification for the City Corporation's Transport Committee . . ." (Tom Robins in his Annual Report). At last! The real reason why we got them!


If Public Relations Officer, Ian McKinnon, looked a bit sour the last time you saw him, there's a good reason. Tours for Schools— when student representatives visit secondary schools—are still tied up at University Council level. Ian is still wondering how to telescope six weeks of planning work into four (or three).


We Understand that a certain Science lecturer had a problem on his hands recently. He locked some students out of his lecture (sorry, prac.) because they were late. But at least one brave soul complained to the registrar, and now life is back to normal.

Moral: Tip-toe if you're late.


In Adelaide, a 21-year-old dental student has admitted setting off Adelaide's biggest mystery explosion for many years.

He told police he placed 801b of ammonium nitrate in a plastic bag, then in a tree stump, and set it off with an electric detonator.

Two of the student's friends said that he did not go out with girls, but blew things up instead.