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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 10. 1965.

Off The Grapevine

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Off The Grapevine

A Small section of the teach-in participants. At times during the day 1000 people were present.—Tony Adams photo.

A Small section of the teach-in participants. At times during the day 1000 people were present.—Tony Adams photo.

City Council

Executive is looking for candidates for the Wellington City Council. Campaign Director Peter Quennell is advertising for candidates or suggestions.


Sitting in the Coffee Bar the other night, nonchalantly chewing on a roll. Publications officer Trevor Crawford bit something hard. It turned out to be a quarter pint cream token. Coffee Bar manager John Pettigrew denies all allegations and says "Mr. Crawford was lucky—cream tokens are worth money."

Sunday's News

Students' Difficulty in obtaining accommodation is due to their general poor behaviour, says a correspondent in the Sunday News. Elderly people refuse to board students saying (the correspondent claims) "Do you think we want to come home after a day out and find our antiques on the roof, or in the street, or painted white with contemporary designs?"

Blind Fund

Blind Foundation funds benefited by £50 following a collection in the cafeteria a week ago. A number of students also volunteered to collect last weekend.

Student Killed

Jack Student is dead. K.L.B., paternal originator of the typical student who is like no student on earth has relinquished his column with the Evening Post.

In his place comes Tony Haas, who in his three years at University has been a Salient editor, a keen observer of student politics, and is currently head of the Student Press Association.


The practically defunct VUW Anarchist Association was confounded to learn lately that it is a member of the newly formed New Zealand Federation of Anarchists. A letter to a recent issue of "Freedom," the British Anarchist newspaper, from a correspondent in Auckland put forward this claim. However, Victoria anarchist Dave Wright categorically denied any knowledge of the Federation when approached by a Salient reporter.

More Needed

National Party Conference in Dunedin congratulated the Government on its 1965 budget assistance to students, but noted that it may yet be necessary for Government to make direct cash grants for halls of residence.