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The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1926

To the Editor

To the Editor.

Dear Sir,—

Do the Professorial Board expect the long-suffering all-day students to spend all their time between the respective hospitalities of Mrs. Brook and the Rev. B. H. Ward? If they do think that we should have a little respite from our hard work, why not provide the present bare Common Room with a few easy chairs and a billiard table? The new Auckland University College has, so I am informed, three billiard tables and beautifully-furnished students' rooms. When are we going to be favoured with the attention of the powers that be?

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Also, why are the repairs to the memorial window being undertaken at present? Surely this could have been done during the vacation, and the present dust nuisance avoided.

Yours faithfully,

Hard-Working All-Day Student.

[A billiard table has, of course, been maintained in a conspicuous position in the "best room" of the College for some time. But a threatening notice, "For the use of the staff only. Trespassers will, etc.," has seemingly deterred would-be players from making use of it. As to our correspondent's other query, "When are we going to be favoured with the attention of the powers that be?" a member of our staff has been sent to fill a temporary position in the Prime Minister's office, so as to investigate on our behalf any possible channels of influence.—Editor, "Spike."]