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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review, June 1928

Of Interest

Of Interest

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
To talk of many things,
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing wax—
Of cabbages—and kings"

Lewis Carroll.

We extend our congratulations to Mr. D. O. Williams, M.A., F.E.S., who has resigned his position as Lecturer in Economics in order to take up the Lecturership of Agricultural Economics and Book-keeping at the Massey Agricultural College in Palmerston North.

The new Lecturer in Economics is Dr. H. G, Heine, M.A., a former student of Victoria College and Senior Scholar in 1922. She also gained the Jacob Joseph Scholarship in 1923, and a Post-Graduate Scholarship in 1924. We gladly welcome her back to V.U.C and hope that she will be as successful in her future association with the College as she has been in the past.

Another appointment of interest at the Massey Agricultural College is that of Dr. J. S. Yeates, M.Sc, Ph.D., as Lecturer in botany and Field Husbandry. Dr. Yeates won a Post-Graduate Scholarship at this College in 1925 and has since been studying at Cambridge, whence he returned last year, and was engaged by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research to investigate the breeding of flax. We welcome him back to New Zealand and congratulate him upon his success.

Miss E. M. Duggan M.A., Lecturer in History, has retired this year and has been succeeded by Miss Maskell. M.A.. a Graduate of Auckland University. We extend a warm welcome to her and hope that she will enjoy her stay at V.U.C.

A distinguished visitor to Wellington at the beginning of March this year was Dean Russell, who is the Dean of Teachers' College, Columbia University, New York.

He is making a tour of the British Empire as a representative of the Rockefeller Foundation, the funds from which are devoted to the promotion of education in British Dominions. The first claim on these funds was made by Canada and the committments to that country were very large. For this reason, Dean Russell is now travelling through the other Dominions to investigate in what direction the remaining committments may be most profitably used.