Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 4 April 14, 1943
The Whys and Wherefores
The cafeteria is a branch of the Students' Association. This perhaps is a surprise to many.
A committee of six administer its complexities, while Mrs. Clausen is employed as manageress. The aim of the committee is to give the best service possible within the means; of our limited facilities. The kitchen is too small and labour is hard to obtain, so there has to be a compromise. Also there are the additional complications of Weir and Training College changes.
The committee wants the students to know that any limitations that have been and will be imposed in the near future are absolutely necessary. You see, dear student, you are going to lose "cakes" and maybe hot lunches. You will have hot drinks and soup, rolls and sandwiches in the middle of the day and at afternoon tea. The evening meals will not be curbed in any way. It is suggested that as many students as possible bring their lunches to be eaten in the Caf., supplemented by soup, tea, etc.
Weir House Only
The committee regrets very much in having to support the order that Weir boys do not have their evening meal in the Cafeteria. Differentiation among students is undesirable— especially when some of your needs may be greater than those of some other students—but the Caf., just cannot take everyone, and of all the solutions within reason this seemed the most fair.