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

Capping Ceremony

Capping Ceremony.

Last year our under-graduates were not officially "capped," but the members of the Council and other prominent men decided that in view of the parlous state of the Government trading accounts, they would post the degrees to the recipients and so increase the P. and T. revenue. However, it is rumoured that an unofficial ceremony was held by the Students' Association, and that our dignitaries were so pleased with the general tone of the proceedings that this year they forgot all about the postage revenue and revived an ancient custom to its full status. No half-measures in the Library for Our professors, but with all the embellishments of academic distinction that made bold array before a large concourse. An old student, Mr. Justice Smith, helped to pass the time away with a few well-chosen remarks. As they came from the Bench, they were appreciated; from anyone else, they might have sounded dull and trite. Several others extolled everything there was to extol, and happily the hall was cleared away in good time for the annual ball, which was also a success, according to the "Post" and the "Dominion," and the balance sheet of the Students' Association.