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DEMOCRACY [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 23 July 1964
DEMOCRACY I was surprised to read in 'Scott Speaks,' Mr. Ben nett's defence of the police raid on the Nazi . Party ;in Sydney justified in the name of. democracy. From -the out set I want to make it quite clear that. I ? abhor.; the poli cies and aims of the Nazi Party, especially . its hate ful doctrine of antisemi tism. If. my interpretation of democracy is correct, it is a system of government,- the basis of which is the free passage of ideas and free dom of discussion. In other words freedom to dissent- is guaranteed to individuals and. groups alike. Opinions in disagreement with the policy of the cur rent ruling group and those dissenting ' from the funda mentals of the political system itself should equally be allowed unrestricted ex pression. Dissenting groups have every right to chal lenge the present system of government if they believe a system based on other principles would be more beneficial to society. As long- as- this battle is fought within the realm of ideas and a ...
INTOLERANCE [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 23 July 1964
INTOLERANCE Dear Sir, In a way there is only one. crime, the crime of intoler ance, intolerance that re fuses to allow that another may differ in opinion from itself and still be intellec tually sincere, that is hos tile to' all views of life but its 'own, that cannot imag ine that another may look with love and respect upon something that means noth ing' to itself, that wishes to ban or censor what it does riot agree with, that consid ers stupid and ignorant wliat it does not understand, that does riot try to under stand what it does not know about; that cynically .ridi cules what it is unable to to love, that/ in the long run destroys the possibility of objective discussions and ul timately ''./of learning, and finally dessicates air liuman relations. Though- it germinates in individual persons, it .is I think the root cause of. the larger world troubles of rac ial hate and,'war and perse cution and social injustice. These were the thoughts that came to me as. I read 'God with Mar...
COURT JESTER [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 23 July 1964
COURT 'JESTER ] Dear Sir, I Although the larger and 3 longer established Universi- j ties can support one or more \ 'Court Jester' on their j S.R.C.'s, it is quite appar- ? ent that the A.N.U. cannot j afford such a luxury, obvi- j' ously Mr.. George Martin has - not realised this. ' I must admit that at first ' . Mr. Martin amused me and |; I voted -for him. But my vote ] was not meant as an endorse- | ment of irresponsible rep resentation. I believed genu inely that he would do some thing constructive. Then I pitied him. It seemed to me that anybody who could make an - exhibition of him- | self, for no apparent cause, ' so consistently had no self respect : nor any respect for I others. Lastly I was disgusted. It appears that Mr. Martin has gathered about him a cot erie of 'intellectual' admir ers. I hope that their only motive is not, 'amusement' for that would. be disastrous, both for - Mr. Martin and j themselves. I appeal to the first year students' to nominate as v many well-...
"FOOTPATHS" [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 23 July 1964
'FOOTPATHS' Dear Sir, ij I wish to assert rage, in- j dignation- and -indescribable j fury at the disgusting (sic) state of the 'footpaths' j along University. Avenue. [I No /student's should be) ob liged to get to ? lectures 'f through such , disgusting ' filth. I'm sure many feel as -t I do that - it. is high time ? 'j something, was done. k Just what the hell is Ad min. up to anyway? Are ft thej- apathetic oiv something? ., v . Yours etc., i|' ENRAGED- FRESHER ? L ' I
Award of Personal Professorship [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
Award of Personal Professorship - .The Australian National University has appointed Dr. S. C. B. Gascoigne, Reader in Astronomy and Assistant Director (Re i-esu'C.h) at Mount Stromlo .. jVjOIisoi-vatory, to a Personal ; Pri!?'c»S«-rship in Astron omy. personal r-r. are reserved for aos-i 9f the j highest distinction in i-e- J search. An astronomer of interna tional repute, Professor Gas coigne was the first chair man of the International Sub Committee on the Magellanic Clouds established by the In ternational Astronomical Union in 1958. In 1961 he was reappoint ed to this position which he still holds. Professor Gascoigne has made notable contributions in a. wide range of 'astronomical problems, working mostly , on problems of evolution and the galactic distance scale,' with special reference to the Magellanic Clouds. He has developed methods for the photometry of very faint stars and has shown ?great skill in bringing tele scopes to their maximum effectiveness. He has taken a promi...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Bruce Hall, A.N.U. July 24, 1964. [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Bruce Hall, A.N.U. i Julv 24, 1964. The Editor 'Woroni,' A.N.U. ~ Sir, — In his article in, this issue of 'Woroni,' Mr. Scott Bennett seems tn bn repeating uncritically a number of old bromides about Australia and Aust ralian nationalism. I quote from his - article: 'The Union Jack in the cor ner of the flag is quite un necessary today ; — its place is as the British emblem, not part of ours.' Let us examine this highly specious statement. Firstly, Mr. Bennett seems to imply that a country should review its flag, to keep up ,to date. I suggest that this is ab surd, for such an act vitiates the vei'y purpose of having a national flag. Surely a country desires its flag to be something to evoke the atavistic emotion of pat riotism, something to sym bolise a great past as well as a present and a future. Of course the Bi'itish peor pie revere their Union Jack ljecause of the great past it represents; and I, suggest that Australians would de sire of their flag the' sy...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
TONIGHT Bush Week MONSTROUS LENNOX PARTY DATE: Thursday, 6th August, 1964 TIME: 8 p.m. after the Bar-B-Q PLACE: Lennox House Common Room ^ FOLK SINGING BY SUE FALK (Noted local artiste — Femme Fatale) HELP SUPPORT — World University Service and Aboriginal Scholarship Scheme — (W.U.S./Abschol) Admission 3/ Bush Ball SEE THE CORONATION OF 'MR. UNIVERSITY' AT THE BOSH BALL FRIDAY, 8 p.m. CHILDERS STREET HALL Continuous Music ★ Hot Dogs ★ Grog Admission 51
Letters from a Fresher [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
ff /' * Letters irMag I; '- 1 T'1 ' 1? If | a rresJMR*^ Dear Mum and Popsy, ^ As holidays ai'e approaching all, is well and pleasant. Jenny and I are studying hard ai?d there's little time left for anything else. Thank you mummy for the £5 which I did put in the church box as. requested. This week there were many festivities for it is Bush Week. It is called so because during this week students go collecting firewood for the #oor and needy. As I thought, you would (approve, I went along with Jenny but there wasn't much to be f ou u'd except for a few wet and sticky ones. It has been raining very heavily. In fact it was a very unsatisfying experience. Bllt. \VP trifirl --tn maVp n -n fov this Tvir pflnvflccino1 fnr» charities. We roamed all through Canberra with intent to make the old and crippled happy. Daddy dear, it'll make you very pleaded to know that your daughters did raise £100 and many others. As there was dance on Saturday and as Father Hast ings did encourage us to go, Jen...
[?]ality' [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
[?] Kiich have occurred over ken the A.N.U. and Dunt there is need for future relations be ^^^Btions. Since the first. ^^^Rmtroon when several ^?s occurred, there have fn priahlp formalised ?K during Bush Week be Hid Duntroon. ^Wioped that formalised ^Hkut in the future, the on both the A.N.U. ^Hppe understate^.. Stud H|Fuhe incidents at Dunt ail must take joint respon sibility with the cadets for the damage in curred. It is consequently reassuring to see that the University administration have also taken this view and allowed payment for damages to be obtained through consulta tion between the students and cadets. This the skilful way this matter has been - ' v-'iV.r the University and Duntroon in-' i-ii'i; rnatk-r s?.V-uM oe dealt with snterori'v to all parties concerned and ihe publicity. It. remains to be. said that it seems that, jnany students have a very naive conception of the press. Many students delighted in ring ing up the press and telling them wild tales of devastating ...
MANIACS ON THE MARCH [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
MANIACS ON THE MARCH I have come to a conclu-' sion, myself and all those who went on the forty mile hike must be certifiable lunatics. There is no other word for it — who else would toast sandwiches on a primus and put lime juice in the water, so that we would have oyster soup a la lime juice. We started out from some place like Devil's Peak (it certainly looked liko the other end of the worJ-j; and split into informal groups ac cording to speed. Ten miles later Ve all headed down towards Picca dilly Circus .(some more sober than others) and then headed in sundry ways back towards . Canberra. The writer only reached Uriarra before succumbing to the hitch-hiking cr;i£e. As far as -is known, every one has returned to the fold by now! — W. KITCHEN.
Chit [?] [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
Chit^H After discussions betwe^^^^^^^^f (Head Cadet) at Duntroon College, J. W. Redward, and the president Association, Mr. A. was releasc^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H 'We feel that while th^M should always remain a tr^^J tional rivalry between A.N.U. and R.M.C. , should at no stage d^^^H a feud. The events of last we]^^^| involving both attacks^^^H university students tBH Duntroon Cadets on II-;' V. v' Hall and Kokoda Co; ?-.oa:,i quarters respectively' '-v- ---o i both groups an hlea ' of th.fi extent of ihe damage Hiat ; can be ci--.:-aed to both n-pu - j tation anci pror-erty by j ex tin;,- j rivalry bfesorae a feud. ' 'I Both parties accept eq-.iai ; responsibility ror everything that developed -jver the weekend and sincerely hope I than in future these inev'\- ? able activities may be chav : nelled into some i'omi oi' org anised competition and rival- i ry. For instance, we hope ! that a joint R.M.C. - A.N.U. sports day could be organis ed, involving many types of competitions, possibly for...
Hostilities Over! DAMAGE PAYMENTS AGREED ON [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
Hostilities Over! DAMAGE PAYMENTS AGREED ON Last Tuesday night representatives of R.M.C., Bruce Hall and S.R.C. met to discuss financing the damage caused to Bruce Hall over the weekend. The committee worked on an estimate of £540 damage after an inspection of Bruce Hall. After discussion both par ties accepted equal respon sibility for the damage caus ed and agreed to shai'e the costs evenly between the A.N.U. students and the Duntroon cadets. Each R.M.C. cadet will be levied one pound to cover their ' part of the costs. Any costs incurred over the estimated costs of £540 will be shared equally betweien Duntroon and the A.N.U. Representatives of the S.R.C. and the Bruce Hall J.C.R.C. have not yet met to discuss the allocation of the A.N.U. funds between the two bodies and some lively discussion will result before a decision is reached. It is expected at the mo ment that these two bodies will meet before the end of second term. FUTURE CONTACT Following both discussions by the Vice-C...
Garnaut elected [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
Garnaut elected The S.R.C. By-election just held placed Koss Garnaut on the Council as a general representative and Jim Fingle ton as a Law representative. This followed the recent resignation of George Martin and John O'Kane. The voting: was close in the election for general rep resentative, Garnaut winning in the end by 11 votes from Roger Mackay. This makes the third time this year Mackay has lost in a very close tussle for S.R.C. representation. He is at present the S.R.C. Social Director. Jim Pingleton was elected unopposed.
Mother Economist [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
Another Economist The Australian National University has appointed Professor R. L. Mathews, of Ade laide, to the Chair of Accounting and Public Finance in the Faculty of Economics. Professor Mathews will also ne Head of si. new De partment 'of Accounting and Public Finance to be estab within the T^anulty of ^^^Hnomics from 1st January ^Kt year. ^ new De the ^^^^^^^^^HRconomics. Mathews was the ViceChan ^ Australian Na from gradu of Com merce from the University of Melbourne, which he attend ed after having served with the A.I.F. in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands during World War II. ' JiVom 1003 to 1957 he was Pleader in Commercial Studies in the University of Adelaide, where he was ap pointed Professor of Com merce ia :t95S and Dean of the Fa- jJty of Economics in 1963. The. author ? of many, art icles and papers, Professor Mathews has also written a number of books including 'Accounting for Economists' and 'Militia Battalion at War' and has contributed to 'Taxation in Australi...
[?] [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
[?] ''???? Fee ? nwm.-.irts; new; year vil? S he C;t for i'ui! tiiuc stud- j , ents. C4 for part lime j [ Tuesday 3-v the ' Union Board of \fanagt-- 5 most}.. ! fhl« i«. f.l»~ «*.«.?+ 5 ?-»?. wsiieh is com- ) .miuoi ? in ? thf. t'snver- f ? v-'-Vre. ,&te i»?»- -for | cull -time sftstl elite and j part time students has j differed. j Pari; (isne students are defined as those stud ents as having a work load of under 75 per cent of the work load defined by the faculty for full time students. , Entrance Fee An entrance fee of wflB also decided ona^H This means that a fult^^^H time student next have reereationa^^^^^^^^^^^H There is lower groun^^^^^^^^^^H and tennis tables. the Students^^^^^^^^^^H their
Duntroon - University Damage Raids on Bruce Hall — Kokoda Quarters [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 6 August 1964
Duntroon - University Damage Raids on Bruce Hall - Kokoda Quarters On Saturday night a group of Univer sity students raided Kokoda Quarters, Dunt roon and burnt an old car belonging to a student on the Duntroon parade ground. Shortly afterwards 150 cadets retaliated and raided Bruce Hall. Damage to buildings and personal property was sustained in both raids. The raid at Kokoda Quar ters took place at 6.30 p.m. while cadets were at tea. About 35 students entered Duntroon unnoticed despite the careful watch kept by cadets throughout Bush Week. The students placed flour in rooms of Kokoda Quarters and also upturned beds in rooms. No damage was done to the buildings, but some lec ture notes and personal be longings were marked and dis-arrayed. The total estimated dam age was not high. This was mainly the cost of having the uniforms which were marked with flour dry-cleaned. At the same time several students drove an old car onto the parade ground and set flre to it. The whole party then ...