The Spike: or, Victoria University College Review, June 1929
Coinciding with the public re-appearance of the professors at the Capping ceremony was their muster at the ungrads.' supper. Professor Rankine Brown was in the chair. Mr. H. H. Cornish told the graduates what a fine lot they were, and they seemed pleased, and Professor Kirk endorsed these remarks with a twinkle in his eye. Mr. A. E. Hurley blushingly returned thanks. The thanks and gratitude of the students for many small mercies was expressed by Mr. R. H. C. Mackenzie in proposing the toast of the Professorial Board. The reply by the chairman told of some of the good things to come without being a policy speech. Mr. W. D. Goodwin, on behalf of the graduates, expressed their appreciation of the page 50 free feed, and Mr. W. P. Rollings, replied, "C'est rien." "If you have tears, prepare to shed them now," so Mr. Mountjoy with the dearly-beloved-brethren touch, when toasting "Absent Friends." Misses M. Davies and E. Purdy, and Messrs. Rothwell and Goodwin gave appreciated items, and the students and their songs were sometimes in unison and frequently in tune.