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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 1. March 3 1968

On the grapevine

On the grapevine

President May Not Be Member

It's heard that the Acting President of the Students Association did not fill out a Students' Association form when he enrolled last week. Is a constitutional crisis impending?

Exec. Scared By Cat. Prices

A meeting of the Executive was called for 17 November to consider the proposed cafprice rises. Probably no meeting of the year was more important to the average student.

But of the 14 members of the outgoing Executive only six turned up; Doug White, Kate McKinnon, Murray Radford, Rose Booth. Dan Bradshaw and Owen Gager; and as Rose had soon to leave for a prior appointment, the meeting could not be held for lack of a quorum.

Rod Trots Selectively

Seen at a recent midweek Government House garden party was Ron Trot, the Students' Association Sports Officer. He had got time off from his Wanganui holiday job. Absent from a recent Sports Council meeting and a couple of Executive meetings was—Rod Trot.

Please Don't Tell On Us

Some Very Important People have heard that Salient is publishing a story about nightshirts in this issue. They have suggested somewhat pointedly that it is alright to advertise them—but not to mention a former Executive's monumental blunder in purchasing the 500 "garments". These are somewhat distinctive fin style and price) and made (of all things) from sailcloth. But they look exquisitely ugly.

A Bedtime Story?

The meeting of the Executive of the Student's Association last Tuesday night passed a motion instructing the Publications Officer and noted campus Trotskyist, scholar and gentleman, Owen Gager, to make a speech in a V.U.W. nightshirt at the first Forum of the year. That is today— starting at 1 p.m. Owen indicated his willingness to perform.

Our Muddled Leaders

Apparently nobody on the Executive of the Student's Association has read the new constitution. They held one meeting without a quorum, and they appointed members to a committee which no longer exists—the Finance Committee. This has evidently been replaced by a committee of treasurers from other Executive committees Interested parties can now fight for allocation of funds rather than have their disputes decided by a relatively impartial body.

We Are Not His Sponsors

Apparently Paul Wedder spoon got some printing done at John Milne's for his campaign as an independent in the Paimerston North byelection. The bill was addressed to the Students' Association—and returned.

Representation for Students

Montreal (C.U.P.)—Students at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Canada, have been given four seats on a senate of 22 faculty and administrators.