The Spike or Victoria University College Review June 1926
Now to the banquet we press,
Now for the eggs and the ham,
Now for the mustard and cress,
Now for the strawberry jam.
It is doubtless to the credit of the undergraduates that their peculiar share towards entertaining the graduates at Capping page 18 time takes the form of a reversion to genuine methods of old English hospitality. Messrs. Gamble and Creed, at their new Willis Street quarters, made their annual attempt to cope with the undergraduate appetite on Wednesday, 12th March. Endeavours to distract the attention of the company were made successfully by Miss Gwen Read in two enjoyable violin solos, and by Miss Peggy Watson, and Miss Mary Cooley in recitations. While numerous toasts were proposed, drunk, and replied to, a genial and loud-spoken appreciation of the feast filled the atmosphere. Mr. Rollings was responsible for some remarks about the graduates of the year, to which Miss Cooley replied. Mr. C. James extolled the virtues of the ladies, and Mr. Davidson was heard in reply. The health of the Professors was entrusted momentarily to Mr. Campbell, and subsequently rescued by Professor F. P. Wilson. Mr. R. McCallum, M.P., made the last and most vigorous speech of the evening, and after invoking the favour of a kind Providence on behalf of His Majesty the King, we filed slowly downstairs and up again to Miss Bates's Ballroom, which was kindly placed at our disposal for the remainder of the evening.