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The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1929

The Procession

The Procession.

Allusions—topical, semi-topical and pointless, undergraduates showing Spartan fortitude to the elements, an effort to out-Sidey Sidey with the town clock, and the patronage of the College authorities were the features of the Capping profession this year. We give the prize to "Major Neargrave and his Golden Barrow" for the best caption to a "stunt" with "Scramble and Feed, Unlimited," next. There were a lot of also starteds, and not a few took short cuts in order to be in at the finish. The speech at the Post Office Square was a masterpiece—at least, we have the speaker's word for that, because no one else heard it—but it was left to those two intrepid alpinists who gave a daring demonstration on the P.O. tower to give the folks of the city a treat. Altogether, the procession was one of the feeblest for many years, and it is a pity that a more auspicous start had not been made under professional patronage.