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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Commerce Society

Commerce Society

The Society is now in its fourth year, and since last publication of Spike members have had the advantage of the following interesting addresses: Prof. Murphy, "The Work of the Tariff Commission"; Mr. B. C. Ashwin, Assistant Secretary to the Treasury, "Practical Problems in Public Finance"; Mr. H. Valentine, Chief Accountant, N.Z. Railways, "Transport Costs"; Prof. Belshaw, "Recent Mortgage Legislation."

It is, however, very disappointing that the attendance of students at these meetings has been very poor, and the Committee feel that they are not justified in inviting prominent public men to prepare and deliver lectures to the Society if better attendances from students cannot be obtained.

The Committee has endeavoured to arrange a few interesting lectures of a diverse character, early in the year, to interfere with studies as little as possible.

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To assist Commerce graduands to secure the use of hoods and gowns for the Capping Ceremony, a list has been made of graduates who have hoods and are willing to lend them. The names of any further graduates who would assist in this matter would be appreciated.

It is pleasing to note that the Commerce Section of the Library is being thoroughly revised and brought up to date, largely through the instrumentality of Mr. Fountain, and it is hoped that the improved facilities will encourage students to take the whole of their Degree course at the College.

This Society has been approached by the Wellington Branch of the Economic Society of Australia and New Zealand, which, though the ordinary subscription is 15/-, offers as a special inducement to bona fide students of V.U.C. to admit them on a subscription of 10/- per annum. This is the bare cost of the "Economic Record," which is published twice a year, and is invaluable to advanced students of economics. It is not a canvass for subscriptions, but for live members, who will profit by their association with the Economic Society—especially post-graduate students.