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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 7 July 26, 1944



The newly appointed Cafeteria Enquiry Committee met the Management Committee and the Manageress last Thursday. Many complaints have been voiced, mainly destructive, for some time past, but when requests are made for assistance in serving meals and washing up these critics are strangely silent.

Help is still urgently needed, especially for Monday and Friday evenings. So far no helpers have volunteered to assist with lunch or afternoon tea. Students always consider themselves impecunious but still refuse to take this easy means of obtaining a free meal.

Few full-timers would suffer from giving up one hour a week, and the difficulties of running the cafeteria would be reduced considerably. Mrs. Shillson informs us that men helpers are at least as useful as women. She will be pleased to receive offers of assistance at any time.

Suggestions were made which will probably decrease costs and improve the standard of meals. Vegetables will be bought direct from markets and during the vacation Mrs. Shillson intends to preserve enough fruit to provide some variety next winter.

In order to decrease the number of meals for which meat coupons are required to two a week, students who do not use all their meat coupons (and we know there requite a number) are requested to hand these In. Any spare tea or sugar coupons would be greatly appreciated.

If a new hotplate can be obtained, soup will be provided for the evening meal.

Students are urgently requested to co-operate by returning plates and cutlery to the counter as quickly as possible—before that smoke and gossip. Another table is to be secured to reduce overcrowding.

Finally, we wish to express our appreciation of all the hard work put into the cafeteria by the staff. Any shortcomings are certainly not due to them.