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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol. 36, No 11 May 30th, 1973

Another Kick in the Cods for Capping Disrupter

Another Kick in the Cods for Capping Disrupter

Dear Editor,

Terence Williams is a fool. He is also, undoubtedly, not part of the "5% of university students in this country [that come from semiskilled and unskilled worker parentage" (a ridiculous statistic), judging from his infantile bourgeois behaviour in his alleged attempt to I disrupt this year's capping ceremony. If Citizen Williams was a part of this "5% he would perhaps appreciate how this apparently archaic ritual can bring more happiness to a working-class family than his (William's) middle-class background will ever permit him to experience. It is thus more likely that the attempted "kick in the cods" that some father is supposed to have directed at Williams was prompted more by the imminent denial of this happiness than any jargonistic "challenging the values upon which his life was based." Anyhow, should Williams attempt to disrupt my capping ceremony next year in the name of the working-class and the Maori then he will receive, not from my father, but from me, a better aimed, working-class, kick at his "cods".

Yours etc.

David Los.