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No title [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
In this issue I wanted to say what I think of a certain Sunday newspaper, a certain publisher, and the S.R.C., but the editor would not let me. In future, 'Woroni' articles are (o be based on (opics of general and s(imula(ing inter est and apparently sex is not one of them. * * * I'd like to congratulate the intellectual mammoth who im mortalised himself by plonk ing both hooves into an area of freshly laid concrete out side the library. My only regret is that he didn't think to dip his head in it as well. Despite the removal of a notice in the Common Room, the S.R.C. hasn't completely abandoned hope of locating a student having an I.Q. of 70 or even higher, and is still fairly confident that it will be able to refute the widely held belief that its policy has been responsible for the extinction of these people to the C.U.C. * * * The deficiency of benevolent humour in this column is now (o be rec(ified in a eulogy of (he life and soul of (he com mon room — 1 'Mr. X.' When the telep...
Spirited Stand [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
Spirited Stand Many people heaved a sigh of relief when the recent basic wage rise was announced. However, the sigh turned into a rumble and a grumble amongst an important sector of our community. The sector referred to is the body of Teachers' College Scholarship holders, many of whom live at Narellan and thus became victims of the tra ditional result of the basic wage increase, a rise of tariff. Many Narellanites will not be unduly affected by the tariff increase. Part-timers and those full-timers who hold cadetships in Statistics can bear it fairly comfortably. But to the trainee teachers who are expected to live on £2/10/- a week the increase means disaster. Quickly sizing up the situa tion, energetic Bob Reece took the initiative and wrote to the Department of Education. Upon the receipt of this let ter the Department sent an of ficer, Mr. Orkney, to Canber j^^Qrkney did three things ? abo'uf /tp^matter : ? ? Examined the situation; ? Addressed the trainees; and ? Issued a repo...
TRIAL BY ORRDEAL [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
TRIAL BY ORRDEAL The urge to pun is as old as language. There are puns in Homer (in the Greek versions). Shake speare was obsessed by them, and so, alas, is the student journalistic pro fession of Australia. When, therefore, an individ ual with a name like Orr hit the headlines, the result was a foregone conclusion. NEUCLEUS opined: 'Orr was treated Orrfully.' HONI SOIT asked whether it was 'Awe or Orr Aura?' 'A G-Orr-y Story' declared another journal, in what was pperhaps the worst pun of the whole sad affair. In a story announcing the appointment of patrons, in cluding Professor Orr, to var ious societies, WORONI head ed it, 'Patrons Galoor.' Christians asked whether Orr had 'orred' from the straight and narrow. Some people consider that the Presbyterian Church stuck its orr in. Others would like a special enquiry orrdered. L'afTaire Orr is wrapped in confusion, but one thing is sure. PUNSTERS HAVE CER TAINLY STRUCK THE GOOD ORR.
THE BUDGET [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
THE BUDGET In presenting the estimates for 1959-60 the Treasurer (Mr. Holt) pre faced his speech by enlarging upon the healthy state of the Australian eco nomy. Wage Rise The estimates gave taxation concessions to all. It also gave additional allowances to pen sioners (both civil and mili tary). Following upon the re cent basic wage rise of 15/ THIS MEANS . . . that the average Australian is receiving £1 per week more than he was before The increased P.O. charges of Id. on postage and 'phone calls will only slightly offset the concessions. However, the inevitable re sult of this increased purchas ing power will be increased demand and 'adjusted' (high er) prices. How then' does THE STUD ENT fare? Very poorly! This 'im- provement' in the 'average' man's position has placed the student in a situation where his money will buy less than before. Not being a taxpayer nor a wage earner the student will fail to gain from either of the concessions. His real income has dropped, a fact manifes...
The Winter Moon [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
The Winter Moon Long ere the last leaf fell, a torn and tattered remnant of the winter wind, And long since the mournful cry of soaring lark Drifted far across the ravaged sky, From the blackness of a starry night appeared the winter moon. Cxone, the sumptuous gold of an autumn evening, The russet hedge, the warmth and shelter of a leafy copse From whose repose, and tangled thicket Poured forth the tuneful strains of speckled thrush. . As weariness descends, a prelude of night's approach. And intermingling shadows slowly fade, Dim from the twilight water's shaggy edge, Arose a glimmer of the winter moon. — T. May.
JAM... [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
JAM . . . One of the most immediate and tangible results of Mr. Khrushchev's visit to America has been the fact that for the first time since 1948 the Rus sians have stopped their 'jam- ming' of the Voice of Am erica broadcasts to the Soviet Union. Jamming transmitters v/ere gradually taken off the air air throughout Tuesday and by evening when the Voice of America broacasts were at maximum strength, there was no jamming and it was pos sible to hear the broadcasts all over Russia. Jamming of B.B.C. programmes continued at maximum strength. It is of course too early to know if the cessation is (o be permanent or whether it is merely a piece of opportunism «- a (ime when (he Voice of America might reasonably be expected (o carry material em phasising the more positive and friendly aspects of Mr. Khrushchev's visit. It will be recalled that the Russians called a similar 'truce on the jamming of B.B.C. broadcasts' during the visit to Britain in 1956 of Mr. Khrushchev and Mr. Bulgan in. ...
OUR FUTURE Some Student Opinions: Brett Odgers: [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
OUR FUTURE Some Student Opinions: Brett Odqers: The situation is now that of Canberra having an under graduate University without appearing to have one. Over recent yeears the people of Canberra and the south and south-east regions of N.S.W.. as well as Melbourne Univer sity. have called in vain for the conferring of full status on the College. There should be no doubt that the future of 'the College lies in the partial association, on a lecturing level, with cer tain sections of the A.N.U. Yet the undergraduate body cannot but have its own aegis. 'University of Canberra.' The Prime Minister's decis ion on this question is long overdue, for upon it surely depend answers to current pro blems of progress. Buildings are being erected for us at the rear of the A.N.U. area, yet hardly at the rate foreshadow ed by the Murray Committee: and we've not yet been toid how the institution is to fit in with the concept of the national capital, Canberra. The approaches of one or two considerate b...
STUDENTS WILL DIG [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
STUDENTS WILL DIG Stu. M.) — In mid-July, four hundred students of the United Arab Republic gathered for two weeks at a youth camp on the Suez Canal to help with the work of widening the canal. Further groups of stud ents will later relieve them in fortnightly shifts. According to press an nouncements fro mthe United Arab Republic, the students have set themselves the goal of removing 100,000 cubic metres of earth in two months.
WORK BEGINS [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
WORK BEGINS The new Arts Building, of which the foundation stone is being laid to-day, will be built at a cost of a quarter of a million pounds. The contract of the successful tenderers, S. R. Kennedy and Bird, was for £246,677. COPPER ROOF This magnificent edifice, which will grace the corner of University Avenue and Kings ley Street, will have a copper roof. With the completion of the Academy of Science. Cop per rooves appear in vogue. Not only will the main build ing have a chopper roof, but the adjoining lecture theatre will also have a domed cop per roof. The three-storey building will form the first side of the university courtyard. This courtyard should ultimately become a cross-roads of stud ent activity and it is expected that by the time the Arts building nears completion the 'courtyard' will be enclosed by the rising walls of further permanent buildings. The spandrels between the columns of the building facing the courtyard will be filled with exposed aggregate panels. Th...
EDITORIAL [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
-EDITORIAL^ Many may be surprised to see this issue of Woroni. Some may even ask why. 'Why?' However, this modest news sheet does aim at several things. Firstly, it is to commemorate a milestone in rhe history of the University. Indeed, to-day is an occasion for optimism, for the foundation stone is to be laid for our first permanent building. Howevecr, there are other reasons for this reduced issue. Chiefly to blame is the proximity of the annual examinations. Without them this could have been a monster edition. With a permanent building the University also requires a permanent and stable mouthpiece. Woroni aims to be that. It is not an ignoble and short-lived rag. May it survive to become a mature and virile organ of news and opinion. j To that end Woroni appeals to the College for a ?new' staff for 1960. An editor and a large team of assistants are required. Mav thev be forthcoming so that Woroni can record student days to posterity.
TENNIS [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
TENNIS The C.U.C. Tennis Club ex pects a greatly increased vol ume of business now that the football and hockey clubs have ceased operations for the year. The Club already has twenty-five members, and is in a good financial position. The surface of the courts has been restored, and the clubhouse has been cleaned out. Cost of subscription is £1.
Staunch Adelaide Liberal In Labour [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
Staunch Adelaide Liberal In Labour A staunch Liberal Party supporter was elected to the Committee of the University of Adelaide Labour Group at its annual general meeting the last week of last term. Although not a publicly pro fessed Liberal, Mr. I. G. Col yer, former S.R.C. treasurer, has strongly professed his political learnings in private. Mr. Colyer intends to stand for the Liberal Union Com mittee at its annual general meeting.
WHAT LIES AHEAD... AUTONOMY? [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 12 October 1959
WHAT LIES AHEAD . . . AUTONOMY? With the end of lectures for 1959 in sight students are appalled to see no definite arrangements yet made for 1960. At this stage if appears that C.U.C. will continue to muddle along next year. Every student is aware that to-day is the oceason for the laying of the foundation stone of the new Arts building. However, this ceremony not only sees the laying of a foun dation stone but also the commencement of the build ing of a new university. When the Prime Minister lays the foundation stone this afternoon he will be carrying out an important but super ficial ceremony. For regardless of any stone laying ritual the buildings will grow. Announcement? Students see the occasion as more than a stone-laying cere mony. They see it as an op portunity for the Prime Min ister to make an announce ment regarding the future of the College. Those who will be' continu ing next year to face a future veiled by the procrastinations of Parliament. (Before he left for his t...
A WORKER'S ODYSSEY Part the first "In Search of Employment" [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 18 March 1960
A WORKER'S ODYSSEY Part the first 'In Search of Employment11 My magnificent teachers' scholarship having petered out in December, I was forced to support myself financially for three months. With two years of Arts Honours up my sleeve I scanned the 'Positions Vacant' column with bursting confidence. Soon I found what the Commonwealth Employment Service calls 'the required situation.' Now I could reap the benefits of my academic yakka : LABOURERS WANTED JONSON HILL The foreman was a beeroot-faced Irishman wearing a dirty white canvas hat and a canary yellow shirt. He eyed me with suspicion as I climbed the third-floor ladder. I assumed my healthy-but-out-of-work expression and spat with leisurely accuracy at the floor below. 'Haveyousedonethiskindaworkbefore?' he bellowed down at me. Coolly I summed up my experience in the building trade — three fowlhouses, a dog kennel and a do-it-yourself bookcase. Clearly I was the man for the job. After all, hadn't 1 lived among buildings all my ...
JAZZ [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 18 March 1960
JAZZ The 'Glimpses of Jazz' session held in the Com mon Room during lunch time on Wednesday, was attended by fifty jaz fiends. A brief introduction to each of the dozen tracks was given taw liroff Hrlnorc f~Ir\rrlrvri McCarthy operated the stereo gram. First heard was Louis Armstrong playing from his musical autobiography 'Gulley Town Blues'. 'Caravan' by Duke Ellington, with trumpet playing by Cootie Williams, followed. Ella Fitzgerald joined by Louis Armsortng, then sang 'Stompin' at the Savoy'. An illustration of the old forty's style jazz was given by Henry '''Red' Allan's playing of the Louis Armstrong and Jelly-Roll Morton composition 'Wild Man Blues'. The next track, 'Robin's Nest', by Buck Clayton, contrastingly reflected the development of larger jazz bands since the Second World War. DIVERSION A lighter diversion was sup plied by Ken Nordeen telling us why he liked bubblegum. Then came more music, this time of Count Basey and the Modern Jazz Quartet, and a Dave Rubeck comp...
RAG [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 18 March 1960
RAG Sir, — You may know that a few years ago Melbourne Uni versity students, complete with 'gangsters' moll'' etc., staged a mock hold-up of a Collins Street Bank. I hesitate to sug gest this as a possible rag for C.U.C., because this sort of thing requires a lot of innocent bystanders to give it its full effect, even with newspaper men present. There is usually not much danger of the perpertrators being shot (by bullets), bank officials being so chary of in juring customers — unless, of course, they have been warned of the rag, when they are quite likely to stack the bank with plain clothes offiecrs and deci mate Ihe student population. Perhaps we could interest Gordon McCarthy in taking a leading part, and tip-off the Bank? 'PRO BONO C.U.C.'
BIKE RIDE [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 18 March 1960
BIKE RIDE Sir, — I write this as a protest against the general inertia of certain C.U.C. sluggards and also in answer to the long winded cynics who claimed that we (Col McCalister, Geoff 'Elvis' Roberts, Bob Mc Cauley and myself) would not ride from Canberra to Wagga in three days. Just for their information : WE did reach our destination! We did not die doing so; WE did enjoy the ride! The total distance (180 miles approximately) was covered in eleven hours riding time. Our experiences included : Sitting in a creek at Murrum burrah for four-and-a-half hours in an attempt to cool off (the temperature being 102 in the shade) and sitting under a bridge three miles south of Coota withstanding heavy rain and a mass invasion of 'red- backs' and maggots for three and-a-half hours. So I say faddle on all you apathetic mopers and LONG LIVE ALL BIKE RIDERS! BOB SMITH.