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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 33, Number 13. 1970


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The terror of the New Zealand middle class is safely behind bars.

Auckland's answer to Abbie Hoffman and Charles Manson, was picked up in the Duke last Friday for non-payment of about $80 worth of fines. Pity his elevation into martyrdom didn't rate a mention in the daily press. Still, he didn't kick up much of a row; just went quietly when the nice policemen told him to. Pity he wasn't so quick to answer the strong arm of the law at the Arts Festival Ballsup.

So Tim now has a crew cut and about three weeks of his term to serve. The word is no sympathy demos, because Tim (one time student, furnace operator, company director, but now a journalist) has writing privileges which he doesn't want to lose.

In the early hours of the Wednesday morning during Arts Festival week, a group of people attending Arts Festival were arrested in the Student Union for a technical breach of the trespass laws.

Police were called by A.F. controller Graeme Nesbitt after the group, down to eight by this time, refused to leave the building. Nesbitt and the Union Managing Secretary Mr. Boyd, argued for 1% hours with the group before Nesbitt made his decision to call the cops. The group, including Tim Shadbolt, appeared in Court next morning, were convicted and discharged, with costs $5 each.

Prof Sidebotham, dean of the Commerce and Administration faculty, died at his home suddenly on 26th August.

Would all photographers who took photo's of either of the professional models at "Throw Up" during Arts Festival, send the proofs to Spencer Digby Studios. The names of the models are Francis Probert and Jill Jackways, and Spencer Digby hangs out in the Prudential Building, Lambton Quay. This is important.