Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 11. June 21, 1939
Full Timers' Protests
Full Timers' Protests
May I congratulate F.E.M. and E.H.J. on the brilliance of their article "Full Timers." a literary masterpiece, complete with quotation from Cicero, sparkling with feminine wit devoid of the truth. What can I offer in return? My studies of English ceased in the darkness of Via; all I remember of Latin is "varium et mutabile semper remina." All an ignorant Science Student can offer is Truth.
For some time, many have felt Full Timers should share in the work attached to student activities. A few have done so, most have been disinterested. "Varsity education is supposed to fit students for later life. Those who only brood over Roman Antiquities and Halogenation are useless.
What need for Full Timers on the Exec.? Part Timers, who see Victoria only in the hours of darkness, cannot he expected to run things conveniently for the day inhabitants. Law and Commerce cannot know the needs and Interests of Arts and Science. An Executive of Part Time, Law and Commerce Students will always inflict inconveniences, even Injustices on their Full Time fellow students of Arts and Science. Any argument against adequate Full Time representation is an argument against proportional representation, a suggestion that Awarua have seventy-nine M.P.'s. Wellington, one.
Regarding the meeting, several things need explaining, (a) Mr, Cardale called for nominations for chairman; he was the only nominee, (b) discussion was not cut short. Mr. Cardale suggested, since Science Labs, opened at 1.30 p.m. irrelevant discussion be curtailed. He did not leave until 2.0 p.m. (c) Nominations were unhurried. If only science students were nominated is that any reflection? (d) The average age of the fossilized nominees is 21 years. (e) Voting on the motion was 36 to 4, (Freshers ineligible).
May I state? (a) We are not seeking limelight—we were asked to stand by a representative meeting of Full Timers, (b) We are not criticizing members of the present Executive.
—P. A. Ongley