Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington Vol. 24, No. 6. 1961.
Having known our Armour Mitchell for many years, it gives me much pride and pleasure to nominate him for the office of President of the Students' Association of the Victoria University of Wellington.
Mr Mitchell has always taken a keen interest in all aspects of student affairs.
|1957||He was the "Dr. Danie Boy" in Extravaganza.|
|1968||Member of the Executive men's committee, procession controller, Winter Tournament, and Weir House capping controller.|
|1959||Wellington City Council Public Relations Advisory Committee. V.U.W. Public Relations Officer, Extravaganza organiser, senior delegate to Easter Tournament (Sports Union).|
|1960||Easter Tournament secretary, stunts controller, men's vice-president.|
|1961||Acting-President, senior delegate to the New Zealand Universities' Students' Association at Easter Tournament, Students' Union building management committee.|
In regard to the fourth aspect— Educational—Mr Mitchell is this year completing his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics. During most of his years of study he has been both a full-time and a part-time student and has a full knowledge and awareness of the difficulties and problems besetting both categories of students.
With sound ideas and a keen reasoning ability to the fore, a "Mitchell presidency" would be a "go-ahead" presidency, offering prudent and efficient administration, backed by wide experience and a keen interest in student welfare. Mr Mitchell is particularly aware of the administrative problems that are likely to arise in the near future with the opening of Victoria's Student Union Building.
Mr Mitchell, therefore, stands on his record, his experience, his innate interest in 'Varsity life. He offers no rash promises, no handouts or ex gratia payments. Neither will he adopt a sitting-on-the-fence attitude, but will ensure the V.U.W. students' affairs are economically and carefully run.
N.B.—He, however, does promise that there will be no need to mention the words "Parkinson's Law" at Exec, meetings again!
—Julian J. Watts.