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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 14, No. 8. July 12, 1951

No Flowers by Request — "The End of an Era"

No Flowers by Request

"The End of an Era"

"It has been very interesting my close association with the affairs of the Association. Perhaps I have carried on longer than some people have thought I should. However, I look back with a feeling of pleasure, in particular, on some aspects. There has been some unfavourable deterioration of relationships at times but I would, If necessary, do the same things again. I thank the officers, and although we haven't always agreed I feel that we have been a happy family—the officers of the Association acted to their lights as they saw them. Thank you."

So replied our Past-President to a motion of thanks moved by Mr. P. C. Cotton at the Exec, meeting on Tuesday night, the 19th of June. A meeting not notable for any excessive "end-of-the-term" spirit. The meeting pursued its usual dry course and for a long period the only bright remark was from Mr. K. B. O'Brien who, when the end of the year was mentioned in connection with some matter, jocularly prophesied that there would probably be four Execs by the end of the year. Towards the end, however, the business-like tone broke down and "Gaudeamus Igitur," led by Mr. M. J. O'Brien, was sung in an alcoholic manner. Overdue Exec. badges were given out, and then the President formally declared the meeting closed, adding "thus endeth an era."