The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1917
"It is an ill wind that blows nobody good"; and we can congratulate ourselves and you on the fact that the increased cost of printing, which entails curtailment of our magazine consequently forbids us to write an Editorial dissertation. They were never necessities, and how few students used to read those dissertations, unless they were violently aggressive, and then they became a source of woe to subsequent editors who had to cope with a large and controversial correspondence thereon.
Heretofore editorial writing was regarded by many editors as a solemn duty, by some as a glorious opportunity, and by others as something to be ultimately faced, and to be achieved during the "wee sma' oors" of the day on which the last copy was due at he printers. Among these last we find our place; and so, after thoughts of strife and peace, of post-war reforms, and of present-day problems, have gyrated in our minds for the past few weeks, it is with a feeling of relief that we lay down our pen, know page 12 ing it our duty to do so. And a further glow of virtue irradiates us, when we peer into the future and imagine some editor of days to come looking back at his defection, (as some may deem it) and then, perhaps, "It will be recorded as a precedent" and many an error by the same example will be saved the "Spike."