Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 4. April 26, 1951
Peace Week at Vuc
Peace Week at Vuc
The first activity of Peace Week at the College was held on Monday, 9th April, in the Common Common Room (Lower Gym). The night's entertainment consisted of two parts: 1st, the formation of a Peace Committee or Club, and the showing of an American produced technicolour film "Where Will You Hide?"
The film was shown to a crowded audience of about 60 students—it was a vivid statement of the fact that you won't and can't hide when the next atom bomb arrives. An appeal was made to sign the Stockholm Appeal to Ban the Atom Bomb and other weapons of mass destruction and a number of signatures were collected.
Then the assembly proceeded to constitute itself a meeting under the chairmanship of Lance Robinson, Maurice Pagan spoke briefly on the devastation which he saw at first hand at Hiroshima. A fraternal visitor from the Wellington Peace Council, Rona Bailey, detailed very briefly the coming activities of her organisation—these included the visit of Dean Chandler to Wellington, who spoke in the Town Hall on Tuesday, April 17th—and the New Zealand National Peace Congress to be held on May 8th-12th at the Auckland Town Hall. International figures expected to be present will include Mme. Sun Yat Sen, Paul Robeson, the Dean of Canterbury and Mrs. Jesse Street.
The meeting proceeded to discuss the formation of a Peace Committee in the College. The following interim committee was elected and instructed to prepare a draft constitution to be submitted to a meeting to be held not later them the first week of the 2nd term, and subsequently to the Students' Exec. for its ratification.
- Convener: Frank Curtin.
- Secretary: John Patterson.
- Committee: Gwenda Martin, Conrad Bollinger, Jim Milburn and Lance Robinson.
—L.B.P. & D.M.