Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Issue 8. April 1976]
The end of a typically action-packed Student Representative Council meeting. General business. Start asking why there's no one here Start understanding how come 100 of us can claim to make policy for all 6000 students. Start wondering how things could be better.
And don't ask the heavies. Like the captain of the Titanic puzzled where it all went wrong. We didn't plan enough lifeboats either. Not that there's much place to go in Jaws-infested Muldoonland.
So what is wrong with SRC? One idea, much canvassed last year, is that its not advertised enough Fair criticism, particularly of the last meeting. I'd better get onto the job smartly. More posters, leaflets etc will be shortly deluging your isolation in the library. Something to doodle on anyway.
The malaise is far deeper than this however. A high powered advertising campaign (how about Radio Windy?) could succeed in giving us another Edsel. If successful.
There's the rub. Nothing succeeds like success. Quite clearly there's precious little of that around at the moment. Apart from its administrative functions. SRC is not doing much that could be successful. And the old timers seem to have few solutions. In Elridge Cleaverism we're getting to be part of the problem.