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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, October 1918

The Supper

The Supper

After the Presentation Ceremony, over two hundred students assembled in the Stafford Tea Rooms, where the undergraduates' supper was held. If last year's supper was of a rather riotous nature this year's was marked by a peculiar orderliness and gravity. Early in the proceedings the Presidents announced that he had received a letter from the tournament delegates, Messrs. A. E. Caddick and G. G. G. Watson, advocating the revival of the Inter-University Tournaments, and suggesting that an expression of opinion be taken at this gathering. The occasion was a particularly opportune one as there was present at the supper one who had been intimately connected with the tournaments in the past, Mr. F. I. De la Mare.

Mr. De la Mare then spoke briefly on the subject. He said that personally he felt there was only one task that mattered at the present, and that was the successful termination of the war. Though he recognised the importance of cultivating inter-university spirit, in his opinion the time had not come for reviving the tournaments. Apart from purely sentimental reasons, he considered that if the students did so, they would not be in a positions of the community.