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The Spike or Victoria University College Review, June 1927

To the Editor,


I wish to protest against the scandalous reply received from the manager of Gamble and Creed's regarding our application to hold the Undergraduates Supper in their tea-rooms. Does he indeed only cater for gentlemen! Then it is our bounden duty never again to darken his doorstep. Let us all fall upon our knees and swear that under no circumstances whatever shall we call for a chop beneath his roof. In deference to his wishes it is all we can do. Perhaps the secretary of the Students' Association will pen an epistle to that effect, and let him know that he will no longer be troubled with any person, male or female, from these halls of learning. I close with the following lines from Shakespeare (revised edition).

Starving student slinking by,
Longing for a hot meat pie,
Turn away that rolling eye;
In your slow and hungry amble,
Never glance with greed at Gamble,
But pursue your empty ramble
Unto "Iris" groves or "Barns";
For your socks are full of darns,
And your head is stuffed with yarns,
You are NOT a gentleman!
Gamble henceforth all must ban,
Lap no more from his milk pan!—P.P.