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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 12 June 11, 1968

On the Grapevine

On the Grapevine

On the plonk

Those perspective souls who fell something was amiss in the continuity of the Rhys Harrison story last week were right.

At 1 a.m. on the morning of publication, our little-e-ed learnt (once again) of the resignation of the subject of the story. A hurried toll call to Wanganui resulted in the arbitrary insertion of the news, plonk on top of the odd paragraph or two. In case it wasn't noticed, the quote after the insertion belonged to Rhys.

Nice guy

To insert copy in Salient 8 hours before arrival in Wellington is something of a record.

Thanks to a great berk of a President who could have told us 7 hours earlier; and didn't.

Cut off his nose

Notice how the NZBC kept us well-informed on the night of the Kennedy asassination.

All those luvverly. up-to-the-minute reports.

Well, the little man in the overseas newsroom at Broadcasting House was monitoring about 10 US programmes. Said he couldn't take time out to write a report because he might have missed something.

Baby booth

The Student's Association has turned the Activities Rooms into a Baby Bureau! It's only for Open Day though. Any members of the public with children, or student mothers can leave their children at the Bureau white they look around the University. And any Students who would like help, come along too.

Nothing is wrong

The British Board of Film censors on the banning of "The Seashell and the Clergyman" (France 1928): "It is so obscure as to have no apparent meaning. If there is a meaning, it is doubtless objectionable."

Double demolition

Prof. Munz has a pleasant habit of orally demolishing students who talk in his lectures. He did this last week, regurgatating a splendid array of epithets.

The Prof, then found the object of his ire. scuffling feet in the back row, was a red-faced History staff member.