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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
DEBATING SOCIETY Entries in the forthcoming A.N.U. Public Oratory Championships to be held in Garema Place, Friday night, 10th April commencing at 7.30 Entries are invited from the student bodies of both the School of General Studies and the Institute of Advanced Studies. All you have to do is to be able to orate to a crowd on any. topic for a maximum of ten minutes (any shorter period is entirely satisfactory) ; and avoid prosecution. A magnificent trophy will be presented. Enter now by contacting Don Beattie or Ross Howard at Bruce Hall, or by sending a written entry to them. SECRETARIAL ASSISTANT The A.N.U. Students' As sociation require a TYPIST-STENOGRAPHER to act as secretarial assis tant to the Association. ' The successful applicant should be a competent typist-stenographer with an interest in student life. The position is guaranteed to be unusual. Salary £833 p.a. . Applications should be made in writing to the Secretary, Students Repre sentative Council, Box 197 Canberra C...
PESTILENCE OR PROHIBITION? [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
PESTILENCE OR PROHIBITION? On the evening of Thursday March 5 both the Law and Economics Faculties held functions to welcome their new members. As a result of these functions the S.R.C., under pressure from the Administration, was obliged to fine these faculties £7.10.0 and £5 respectively. Why were these fines im posed? Was it because of justi fiable indignation at the state of the Common Rooms by the cleaners or was it a pre-planned policy move by the Administra tion? This question must arise in the light of the various statements of the parties con cerned. 'Bloody Insult' says Head Cleaner! - When interviewed recently the Head Cleaner said that it had taken his men twice as long as normal to restore the Senior Common Room to its normal state after the Law Faculty function. He claimed that there were about three dozen empties strewn about the room along with broken glass and bottle tops as well as about ten dozen empties left stacked in cartons. The kitchen, he claimed, was left i...
ACADEMIC FREEDOM JEOPARDISED [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
ACADEMIC FREEDOM JEOPARDISED The question of censorship and academic freedom has been raised again by the listing of LOLITA as a prescribed text for the American Literature course at the National University. Protests in the press, questions in Parliament .and complaints by various women's organizations -followed the discovery that Dr. Brissenden, Senior Lecturer in English, had placed it on the list of prescribed books. Mr. Killen (Lib., Qld.) de scribed the novel as 'coarse, drab and smutty' and added that the Universities Commis sion should investigate the staff ing of the English Department at the National University. Mr. Maloney described the book as 'written by degenerates for blackguards'. Equally hysterical attacks were made in the press, in the main by people who had obviously not read the book. Although these protests indicate the efficiency of the censorship and customs they can hardly be regarded as serious objections to the setting of Lolita as a text. The book Lolita ha...
ABSCHOL INTRODUCED [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
ABSCHOL INTRODUCED ABSCHOL is the name for the committees of the N.U.A.U.S. Aboriginal Scholarship Scheme. There are Abschol Commit tees in almost every university in Australia, and one is to be formed in the A.N.U. this term. Local committees are headed by a National Commit tee formed by all local directors. The National President, until recently, was Miss Margaret Valadian of Queensland Uni versity, who is herself a part aboriginal. The main aim of ABSCHOL is to raise money to provide University Scholarships for Abo riginals. At present, Melbourne University is trustee to a fund of about £10,000. The income from this provides three stu dents with scholarships — two in Sydney and one in Brisbane. There is a selection committee which h.indles applications arid decides the amount of the scholarship according to the cir cumstances of the applicant. ABSCHOL is also concerned with Aboriginal education in general. The following state ment on problems of aboriginal education was written a...
CARS TO BE BANNED ON CAMPUS [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
CARS TO BE BANNED ON CAMPUS It has been reported that the University Council will ban cars of students on the Univer sity Campus in the near future. ? It was considered that the number owned by the Academic and other staff in the next few years would be such that the presence of student cars would create a serious traffic hazard. lhis would mean tnat stu dents at Bruce Hall will be un able to keep their cars there and unless a suitable car-park was found near the Hall, most students not having their home in Canberra would be unable to bring cars with them. The possibility of having a car-park opening out of the campus seems the only solution. However, the Universities Com mission has refused to allocate money for such car-parks.
REVISED THOUGHT ON CHRISTIANITY NEEDED IN UNIVERSITY [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
REVISED THOUGHT ON CHRISTIANITY NEEDED IN UNIVERSITY At the yearly University Commencement Service Professor Sharwood said that students would only fulfill the intellectual vocation as University Students if they were prepared to subject their Christian beliefs to the same kind of rigorous examination they used in their secular studies. Professor Sharwood directed his address especially to the students of the University. Working from Cardinal New man's understanding of the es sence of the university life as the training of the mind, he asked the question, 'What then is its meeting point with Chris tianity?' 'If that, then, is the essence of the University life — the training and sharpening of minds, the burnishing of a dis criminating intellect — what is its meeting point with Chris tianity? There is a meeting point. But it is one of en counter. It would fly in the face of all experience to argue that the well-educated man is led naturally, by his reading and his reasoning, to the C...
RIFLE CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
RIFLE CLUB At the A.G.M. of the A.N.U. Rifle Club held on Thursday night Doug Flinn was re-elected as Captain/President of the Rifle Club. Jim Fingleton was elected Vice President, Nigel Statham and Brian Reader being returned as Treasurer and Secre hirv The Rifle Club was active last year, shooting regularly at the Queanbey an range each weekend. The highlight was a weekend in Sydney as the guests of the Ken sington University Rifle Club. This years activities commen ced with a shoot against the Marulan Club (over the Orien tation Week weekend). Notices will be posted ? con cerning this weekends shoot. All interested persons wel come. (J. Brilliant.)
Press hits at Hasluck The Headline Makers [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
Press hits at Hasluck The Headline Makers Using the old and tried method of making headlines from selected phrases, the Melbourne 'Age' managed to change the Orientation Week talk to the Liberal Club by Mr. Paul Hasluck, the Minister for Defence, from a presenta tion of the elements of an argu ment to a statement of Mr. Hasluck's personal views (and a false statement at that). Australia or Asia Speaking on the question 'Is Australia part of Asia?' Mr. Hasluck asked if those who in sist that Australians are Asians hope, by so saying, to escape the consequences of being a white people in the midst of a coloured area. Worse still, is there a false element of patron age? Are people saying 'We are just inferior people like you Asians'? Mr. Hasluck was sure that this attitude would be found offensive, if not comical, by the people of Asia. ' Controversy The 'Age' seized upon this small section of Mr. Hasluck's talk and placed a large head line on the front page stating that Mr. Hasluck ha...
Lolita Reviewed [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
Lolita Reviewed When a book eligible for censorship has some pretence to literary merit it generally arouses some degree of controversy, but few books can equal the clash of opinion attendant on the publication of Lolita. Those seeking a balanced estimation of the novel must plot a careful course between two extremes: the critics whose condemnation is based on the theme alone and the advocates whose praise is more concerned with the issue of censorship than with the merits of the novel. Lolita is the story of the love of a middle-aged man for a girl of twelve. It is written in the first person by the man in ques tion, Humbert Humbert. As a child Humbert fell passionately in love with a girl who died soon afterwards, and years later he transfers his love to another girl. In order to maintain con tact with the girl, Dolores Haze, he marries her widowed mother after she proposed to him. The: mother is later killed by a car on running distractedly from the house after discovering Humber...
W.U.S. Invades Uni. This Week [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
W.U.S. Invades Uni. This Week In Canberra this week is Mary Gill, the new General Secretary of World University Service, Australia. Her aim in visiting the A.N.U. is to speak to students about the work of the World University Service in an attempt to rouse more students in support of W.U.S. Students may remember visits of the previous General Secretary, Miss Adrienne Richard in 1962 and 1963. Miss Gill is an able successor to Miss Richard and in this questionnajre put forward topi ..-?.I questions which, although some seem in light mind, are basic to every student as he considers his own attitude to the value of education. World University Service is an organisation aimed at fur thering the cause of . education in areas where the need is , greater but the means less. These questions will give stu dents some idea of the relative luxury of conditions at the A.N.U. They should also indi cate some of the work that has been done by W.U.S. through out the world. They, also, chal lenge the...
STATE AID [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
STATE AID Dear Sir, In thearticle 'State Aid by Stealth' (The Crucible Vol. 3 No. 1), the author states that 'Menzies has started a vicious circle' by using state aid as an election 'red herring' to win a large section of Roman Catholic voters. The 'vicious circle' was rather started by Mr. Calwell, with his election promise of secondary school scholarships to students of both public and private schools. Mr. Whitlam admits this, but tries to imply that this was no election 'red-herring' but purely a policy decision of the Labour Party. i If one admits that this policy decision was made independent of the oncoming November elections, then one is forced to confer an inexplicable lack of insight upon Labour's leaders. Such a policy change, so Close to the federal elections must inevitably effect the posi tion of the Labour Party with a large section of the Roman Catholic voters. I agree with Mr. Whitlam that this section is vital in determining the outcome of an election - — so did Sir...
ORIENTATION WEEK DEFENDED The Editor, Woroni [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
ORIENTATION WEEK DEFENDED The Editor, Woroni, A.N.U. Sir, I feel that the letter signed 'ABC' in your edition of March 6 regarding Orientation Week has not only misrepresented the facts but has also mistaken my own feelings, on Orientation Week. On the basis of these may I be permitted a reply? Firstly, the facts. The writer only quoted two 'facts' in his letter (as opposed to 'impres sions') and of these one was completely wrong and the other half wrong. He states as a 'fact' that five out of the seven nights of Orientation Week '. . . may be termed grog shows.' This is completely false representation. In three flights out of the seven (the Official Welcome on Monday night, the Orien tation revue on Saturday night and the Arts Society films on Sunday night) not one ounce of alcohol was consumed as part of the official Orientation Week pro gram. On a fourth, the Sports Union 'Stomp-Twist', only pine apple juice was provided and it seems hardly fair to say because people brought thei...
PACKARD SUPPORTS DENOMINATIONAL COLLEGES [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
PACKARD SUPPORTS DENOMINATIONAL COLLEGES Mr. Packard said that Bruce Hall was functioning well as a non - denominational college and that religion was becoming an increasing issue in the University but not in the Hall. He did not think that Bruce Hall lacked anything in being a non-denominational college and that religious issues continued to be discussed among the residents. Mr. Packard said that he . would like to see one or two denominational colleges about Canberra because it would 'widen intellectual horizons'. However, he would not commit himself to the burning issue of. whether these denominational colleges should be on the Cam pus, since he was on the Board of Management of Halls of Resident. . He explained that 'about Canberra' meant in the vicinity of 1-| miles from the Campus. He further pointed out that the Australian University Commission had recommended affiliated colleges about the University (l£ miles). When asked whether future colleges should be mixed he re plied t...
DENOMINATIONAL COLLEGES To the Editor of Woroni. [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 20 March 1964
DENOMINATIONAL COLLEGES To the Editor of Woroni. Dear Sir, In the last issue of Woroni, I read of the existence in the A.N.U. of the perrenial hostil ity between contemporary uni versities and religious denomi nations. From reading the aforesaid article, it seems that certain members of the A.N.U. Staff are unwilling that residential colleges run by religious groups should appear on the A.N.U. campus. The main grounds for this view seems to be that free thought (considered the pre serve of the University) cannot be reconciled with dogma (con sidered the preserve of religious groups). Using the definition of dog ma, 'a point of view which someone seeks to impose on another', it will be seen that the A.N.U. is continually urg ing its own views (e.g. that religious denominations should not have residential colleges on the campus; that religious de nominations are dogmatic in the above sense; that religions are incompatible with free-thought; etc. etc. etc.) on the general body of stude...
RUGBY UNION COACH CRACKS THE WHIP [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 April 1964
[?] The first grade Rugby Union coach, Major Newman, has shown that he does not in tend to allow a laxity in attitude to train ing to interfere with Uni's Premiership chanecs. Last week several regular first-graders were dropped for the next trial for not attend ing training without submit ting a reason. Such disciplin ary action has been long over due in Uni. teams and the benefits arising from such action is likely to be realised before this season is half I completed.
EARLY R.U. SUCCESSES [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 April 1964
EARLY R.IT. SUCCESSES One of the outstanding features of the early season trials has been the overall strength of Uni's forwards in all teams. After the first trials of the | season were an inter-club - affair. This was followed by I up on the following Saturday with trial matches against Ainslie in three grades while the Under 19 players held an inter-club trial. Against Ainslie, Uni's for wards were clearly dominant and outclassed the Ainslie pack with many fine passing movements, although a weakened Ainslie pack pro bably made Uni's forwards, look better than they actually were. Jennings and Maurer excelled in the forwards. The backs were slow to move up in defence, although Bower, Kevans and Chris Manning (ex-King's School) played well in attack. Uni. won the match by 5 tries (Kevans, Maurer, Whitlam, Jennings, Cummings) to three. In the second grade match Uni's forwards showed that they would be a match for any first grade pack. Although lacking a little in condition, they over...
SQUASH COMP. RESULTS ROUND 5 MEN [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 April 1964
SQUASH COMP. RESULTS ROUND 5 MEN A Grade: A.N.U. 1/4/75 lost to .Queanbeyan 3/10/ 108, B Grade: A.N.U. 1/5/76 lost to Canberra 3/10/ 117: CI Grade: A.N.U. 2/8/ 99 lost to -Manuka- 2/8/114. C2 Grade: A.N.U. 0/0/ 53 lost to Trade 4/12/111. D1 Grade: A.N.U. .0/5/ 91 lost to Manuka 4/12/ .133. D2 Grade: A.N.U. I ? 0/0/58 lost to Navy 4/12/' 131; A.N.U. II 4/12/122 ? defeated Health 0/3/80. D3 Grade: A.N.U. I 0/3/77 lost to B.M.R. 4/12/131; A.N.U. II 3/11/ 121 defeated Treasury 1/4/ 69. WOMEN B Grade: A.N.U. 3/10/ .110 .defeated Easts 1/4/66; ROUND 6 , MEN A Grade: A.N.U. 2/8/ 121 lost to Manuka III 2/9/126. B Grade: A.N.U. 4/12/ 117 defeated Army 0/3/70. CI Grade: A.N.U. . 3/11/ 126 defeated A.G.s 1/7/ 100. C2 Grade: A.N.U. de feated Canberra on forfeit. D1 Grade: A.N.U. 2/6/ 92- lost, to Trade 2/8/103. - -D2 Grade: A.N.U. 4/12/ 116 defeated A.N.U. I 0/2/51. D3 Grade: A.N;U/ 1/7/ 114 lost to Trade . II 3/9/ 112; A.N.U. . II 2/6/82 defeated -Navy 2/6/72. WOMEN B Grade: A.N.U. 4/12/ 108 d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 April 1964
1964 SPORTS COUNCIL ELECTIONS I hereby call for Nominations for the positions of : PRESIDENT ?? VICE-PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER AND SIX (6) COMMITTEE MEMBERS for Hie Sports Council Nominations must be signed by at least two (2) persons entitled to vote at the elections and must also contain a written statement of the nominee's willingness to act in the position if elected. (Members of the Sports Council must be members of the A.N.U. Sports Union.) Nominations will be received during the period 2.4.64 to 10.4.64 and the election will be held from 20.4.64 to 22.4.64. W. Dent (Retiring Officer), Bruce Hall!