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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review October, 1920

Rhodes Scholar

Rhodes Scholar

Victoria has added another name to its list of illustrious Rhodes Scholars in the person of Mr. Harold Gladstone Miller. Mr. Miller came to us from Masterton High School, where he had distinguished himself both in the field of sport and the realm of scholastic attainments.

After coming to Victoria he confined himself more to the scholastic side, but continued to take an interest in athletics, more especially in cricket, in which game he attained to a very high standard of perfection.

It was in economics and philosophy that Mr. Miller more particularly excelled, gaining the Senior Scholarship in the former in 1918, and completing his M.A. with first-class honours in the latter in 1919.

There was scarcely a College club in which Mr. Miller did not show the greatest interest—the Christian Union (of which he was president in 1918), the Debating Society and the Free Discussions Club being the objects of his greatest interest and help, not forgetting the Students' Association itself, of which he was secretary in 1918. Mr. Miller led the full College life, and realised as it is given to few to realise the full import of that life. His work in connection with the College magazine the "Spike," and the recent edition of the "Old Clay Patch," was one of great devotion to College and all that College stands for.

Above all it was the high moral qualities of the man that struck one so forcibly. His services always at the disposal of College and his fellow students, he recalled to one the old generation of students when College was an infant and weak, who dedicated themselves to the College they loved and made it what it is at the present time.

Mr. Miller worked quietly. Consequently, few, if any, know of all the good he has done for College. In like manner, few can judge of his influence; but we do know it was a sacred influence, an influence that is always working on the side of good.

To Mr. Miller College conveys its heartiest congratulations. It will watch his career with interest, confident that in the future it will have cause for even greater pride in its Rhodes Scholar of 1920.