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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1915

Olla Podrida

page 55

Olla Podrida.

The Gisborne High School Board has issued an invitation to the Hon. James Allen, Minister of Defence, to lay the foundation stone of the girls' hotel, at present in course of construction.—"Dominion."

One can be surprised at nothing nowadays, and, after all this is the logical end of Feminism.

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Turkish attacks in Gallipoli Peninsula repulsed. . . .

Our howitzers demolished the Turkish trenches, also a gun emplacement at Dunkirk.—Post."

Evidently our ordnance experts have risen to the occasion, and have produced a weapon that will knock spots into the 42 cm. howitzers. The range of this new weapon will, we fancy, prove a surprise Packet even for Krupps.

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According to the Junior English Form, "Edith Plantagenet was in many ways a model woman. She never did anything wrong or rash, and always thought before she did or said anything. She was altogether an imaginary character."

Truth—even from the mouths of babes and sucklings.

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Respectable young lady wants cleaning daily Address 327, "Evening Post," Leeds.

Well, really! Candour may be a good thing, but this is beyond the limit.

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It is clear that the Germans have the supper hand of the Turks, and are leading them to sacrifice.— "Dominion."

This is a bit too thick. We thought even the Huns drew the line at cannibalism,

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King of France: His first appearance in New Zealand.—Theatre Programme.

Nevertheless we trust this land of sturdy democrats will give him a warm reception.

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Must be sold. First Church—Rev. G. H. Balfour, M.A., B.D., 11 a.m.—"Dunedin Star."

This seems a regrettable sacrifice; but no doubt the proceeds will be devoted to some worthy object.