Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 4. March 23rd, 1950
We arts obtaining good co-operation from several clubs and better still, two Clubs—the Tramping and Football Clubs, passed motions at their A.G.M.'s appointing a person to be responsible for sending Club notes to us. How about the other Clubs following suit now that two reputable Clubs have shown the way.
Tournament is looming large on the horizon again. All prospective reps should now be in strict training. If you have not already given up the odd luxury which may be detrimental to complete physical efficiency do so now. Too can't do Justice to yourself or V.U.C. if you don't.
The Club has now settled down to training for the Easter tournament and there la soma very solid rowing going on now. Whenever possible the crews are up and in at Star sheds by 6 (yes six) a.m. and are thus able to get a good row in while conditions are at their beat. As well as this there are training rows in the evening and it is rumoured that fairly soon some P.T. classes will be starting. The crews for the eight, four and double scull for tournament have not yet been chosen but will probably be anounced soon after this issue goes to print. Then it will be over to coach Stan Gillen to beat the crew into shape. Among new-comers to the club is Ivan Vodanovitch who has twice gained a New Zealand University Blue for rowing and previously rowed for Canterbury and Auckland. He is attending lectures at Victoria in the School of Social Science this year and we are full of hopes that his experience and skill will be able to inspire the crews to victory at Easter Tournament. More news when the crews are chosen. . . .
Anybody interested should see Bal Reddy or contact him through the letter rack in the Men's Common Room.
Can All Clubs Please Let Us Have Their Tournament Teams As Soon As Possible
Thanks to grand job done by Ben O'Connor and Anne Walker the Tournament team has been chosen.
We are lucky this year in having Anne Walker. Anne is, of course, well known in Nunnely Casket circles, but this is the first year she has been eligible for Tournament.
The team also includes Bill Young, Janet Young, Juliet Burrell, Nancy Hodder (from Otago), Gill Foden (emergency), the two Massey players. John Hutton and Terry Eady. Bill Pritchard and Bal Reddy (who incidentally won the Wellington B grade doubles championships), Harold Titter and Trevor Bacon (from Canterbury). Our strength this year will lie in the doubles games, and practice for the team has already begun.
The Tennis Club has had an invitation to go up to Palmerston North and play Massey on their own ground (Massey having come down here for Tournament trials). A team of eight will go up on Saturday, March 25. at some primitive early hour, and will return on Sunday night.
The Club is also active in other directions trying to raise money for the Central Park Courts. It has run a Beginning-of-the-Year dance and a picture evening on March 21.
Freshers' Welcome Tournament, a Knockout championship (for either Freshers or the Committee) will probably be held on Saturday, March 25, so watch the notice board for-details.
Tramping Club AGM
On Tuesday, March 14, the Tramping Club held its A.G.M. The meeting was well attended by old and new members. The annual report was adopted rapidly and then the officers were elected: Prof. Boyd-Wilson leads the field with A. H. Scotney, B. Butchers and G. McDonald as his vices. Chairman: Trud-geon with Ross Martin as his vice-president (poor bloke he only got one). Secretary: Jeanette Murray. Treasurer: Casey. Chief Guide: R. Knotts. (If you want to know what sleeping bags are for, ask him). Committee: N. Pearce, P. Cotton and T. Qualter. For information contact any of the above via letter racks.
|(1)||That a member of the committee be appointed to supply club notices to Salient and that the sports editor be notified of such an appointment. Moved Jennings.|
|(2)||That the incoming committee be recommended to investigate the possibility of a club badge or cap or shirt Moved Jenkins.|
|(3)||That the incoming committee be recommended to limit the size of Christmas trips this year to groups of 10 (ten). Moved Piper. The wording of this last motion was the source of a good deal of repartee between the mover and the chairman, We hope this wording is correct.|
After this, "Prelude to Aspiring" was shown. We can recommend all to see this if there is a chance. It was a really excellent production.
Last came a film of a party of V.U.C. bods on the Merle Gwyrme search. Very informal and highly enjoyed by all.
The Harrier Club needs freshers and others who have until now been running for outside clubs to swell its ranks this year. You do not have to be a first class runner to spend your Saturday afternoon with us. You need not be afraid that an over enthusiastic secretary will push" any work on your shoulders. The club's standing is second in the province and those who will want to run seriously shall have every encouragement and training. The Winter Tournament in Dunedin is our goal and training will be done on lines worked out by Bob Hunt an ex-O.U. captain who was with the club last year. To those whose tastes are social and convivial we can offer our invitation runs and further social enjoyment to be had in the lower grades of football. Watch the notice board for the date of our first run—probably shortly after Easter.
Congratulations to Vance for his fine effort recently. After a near miss early in his innings he played flawless cricket to score over a century, showing the command of the game we expect from a top class VUC cricketer.