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BEARDS! BEARDS! [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 8 April 1960
BEARDS! BEARDS! A long cherished method of asserting individuality is the .sporting of a heard. For, in deed, it takes a deal of self confidence and composure to undertake the ordeal of walk ing round with your chin look ing rather like a burnt-out field of corn, while the future feature of distinction is in gestation. Of course during the first week or so the excuse that you have no razor blades, etc., will usually suffice to dis pell suspicion. As time passes, however, this sort of evasion of the (ruth will not suffice. Mocking, or horrified fingers, now more than suspicious, point at you from all direc tions. Ah! but bv that time self assurance must surely have come to (he bearded sage's aid. Different Types Of course, there are different types of beards, which indicate. I suppose, that there are dif ferent types of person. Take. 1 for instance, that fellow over there with the great bushy brush on his face. Not only upon his chin, but under it and up the side of his face also. Pe...
Suud Afrika [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 8 April 1960
Suud Aiirika In this the enlightened age of humanity, the free world is shackled with the shame of South Africa. ». .iw wiuuu) uuivnuiy U1 nearly 200 citizens is some thing which cannot be forgot ten. The free world cannot blame the bloodbath of Buda pest on the Hungarians while we tolerate this South African situation. The government and people of South Africa stand con demned. They have no vin dication — murder is not stong enough to describe this their aetrois. Condemnation Discrimination and apartheid are to be condemned. Murder, abhorrent as it is, must be payed for. Revolution and the ultimate destruction of the apartheid system must surely be the outcome. With the United Nations turning a blind eye, civil war is the only solution. May the free world not be perturbed, as South Africa can have little claim to being a member.
Students' Sub-Committee [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 8 April 1960
Students9 Lihwiary Sub-Committee At the suggestion of the Chief Librarian, Miss Camp bell-Smith, the S.R.C. has appointed a committee to voice student opinion on library matters. INAUGURAL MEETING The inaugural meeting was held in Miss Campbell-Smith's flat on Wednesday, 23rd March, and the following recommend ations were framed: — 1. That steps be taken to secure further accommodation to relieve the gross overcrowd ing in the present library. 2. That the library be opened on Saturday afternoons. Silence 3. That signs demanding silence be placed throughout the library. 4. That a list (in alphabetical order) of books for restricted borrowing be placed in a prominent position on the library noticeboard. 5. That the position of the law library in the Australian National University be dis cussed bv the Library Com mittee with a view to obtaining undergraduate access to the library. Recommendation These recommendations will be put at the next meeting of the College Library Committee. At ...
DEBATES [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 8 April 1960
DEBATES On Thursday, March 24, fifteen students met to dis cuss the formation of a debating society at the Col lege. Debating has not flourished at the College for a couple of years _ now, but wide interest is being shown this year. A pro tern committee was elected at the meeting to handle the preliminary arrangements for the society. The members are Pat Hughson, Heather Suther land, Gwilym Davies and Michael Austin. Roll-up If you are interested in the society, or have any sugges tions to make, please see one of the members. They are hoping to arrange a debate some time this week, so roll up and give your support.
VIEWS ON AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 8 April 1960
VIEWS ON AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE By Barry Swenson I was asked to give my views on my reactions to the meeting in Parliament House and Prime Minister Menzies' speech on March 24. The best way to see a change is to compare things with what you are used to; California Legislature in the United States. One Visit Not Enough Although I have had some experience in seeing legislation in action at home, I really don't have the background I would like to have in order to make an accurate comparison. I would also have to make more than one visit to the Parliament House in order to justify the conclusions which I have made. I have spent most of my time studying business administration and economics and now regret somewhat my deliberate avoidance of the field of political science. Startled The most outstanding feature of the session of Parliament was that during Prime Minister Menzies' speech, there seemed to be a lack of reverence on the part of the members, especially the party in o...
'O VOOSS' [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 8 April 1960
0 VOOSS' This is another among the many articles already written on Patrick! White's 'Voss'. Since there has been so irnich controversy over this work, however, further discussion is still worthwhile if it does represent a step forward in Aus tralia's literary development. Superficially the figure of Voss recalls that of Leichhardt. But Voss represents all ex plorers of the unknown and the infinite. Here the theme is self-discovery, or the struggle in the human soul between the strengths and weaknesses of the human character in its attempt to reach the fullest realisation o fits being. This involves a struggle with the powers of darkness, if these are conceiveed as the baser in stincts of human nature. Laura says of Voss after his death: 'I am convinced that Vosss ha din him a little of Christ, like other men. If he was composed of evil along with the good, he struggled with that evil. And failed.' The final judgment, however, is the realisation o f the poet, Le Mesurier. that: 'The...
APARTHEID - DEBATED [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
APARTHEID - DEBATED I The newly resurrected C.U.C. Debating Society staged I its first debate at lunch-time on 5th April. I The topic was Apartheid, which, although it has been done many times, I was felt to be very apt considering the great interest in Sout hAfrica's racial policy I ?following the recent violent unrest in that country. The debates full title was 'The I Policy of Apartheid as Adopted by the Government of South Africa is I Unjustifiable.' I Miss Maher was the first to put forward the case for the Government, standing up in a burst of applause and comment quickly quelled by a stern Gwilym Davies. Miss Maher wandered what qualified the Whites to believe In their 'Aristocracy of skin' before going on to describe, in a rather meandering fashion, the historical background of Negro-White relations. She spoke of the Negroes move from the planations to the cit ies, where they learnt -hat 'all men are equal' and realised that 'Apartheid denied this equality.' 'The Constitutio...
International Student Relief World University Service [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
International Student Relief .« 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 J » 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Itl 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M II M I II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 s, | University | | Service W.U.S. (World University Service) is the responsibility and the concern of every student, and for this reason we should take an active and vital interest in it. The origins of W.U.S. go I back to the days of European Student Relief, established in 1920 to meet urgent needs among University students caused by the First World War, W.U.S. itself was estab lished in 1950 as the successor to International Student Service and World Student Relief, and at present has national commit tees in 41 countries and an International Secretariat in Geneva which administers and co-ordinates the activities of W.U.S. bodies throughout the world. W.U.S. is convened by S.R.C. and has (he support and co-operation of S.C.M., Stud ent Catholic bodies and the World Union of Jewish Stud ents, as well as National Unions of Students and other Universit...
REFRESHER [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
REFRESHER i For some time two small notices announcing the two motions to he put before the General Meeting of the S.A. on Monday night, 11th April, had resided on the notice-boards in the Com mon Room . and on the 'Students' Notice Board' on the outside of the Mall. These discreet notices were noticed by some and even road by a few students. That portion of the latter group who, skilful and patient en ough to read the extremely small scrawl at the bottom of this 'notice' discovered that some tyrannical Sopho mor intended to move that 'Freshers be prohibited from Liquor.' Unaware Until Thursday the 7th, the vast majority of Freshers were unaware of this move to re strict their- freedom. Then at about 2 p.m. on that day no tices appeared on the two main boards and on the door of the library calling the attention of the Freshers to the impending attack. The enemy were not long in striking back. By after noon tea time notices scrawled with S.R.C. equipment and reading 'Ban the Freshers...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
j NEWMAN SOCIETY WINTER CAMP 1 - DATE: MAY 23 - 29 (During the holidays). ? ? PLACE: STURT ISLAND (Transport provided). j ? Subject: - 1 'THE CHARITY TO THINK' 2 ? (Christian Knowledge) | z COST: £5/5/- per head (covers all expenses whilst 2 $ there) - 2 NOTE. — This camp is held under the auspices of 2 | U.C.F.A. (University Catholic Federation ? s of Australia). Delegates from all Aus- S 2 tralian Universities will attend. 2 - PLEASE APPLY BEFORE MAY 8. I - For further information — S I R. de VIANA \ * C. MACKERRAS * 5 M. ECCLES I »
ANGLICAN SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
ANGLICAN SOCIETY An Anglican Society has recently been formed within and around the College. Membership and participation is open to all Anglicans. The Society aims at being , complementary with the Stud ent Christian Movement. It is the intention of the group to promote the needs of Anglicans within the Col lege and it is hoped that ad dresses and gatherings can be held regularly. The first organised activity of the group will be a Com munion and breakfast, which it is hoped will be held at St. Marks on the first Friday of second term. Those who would like to attend but who have transport problems will be assisted.
AT NARELLAN BAD LANGUAGE [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
AT NARELLAN BAD LANGUAGE Dear Sir, Have you ever been called a 'shower'? A certain uncouth hostel manager produced this choice bit of vulgar R.A.F. slang in berating a group of innocent party goers returning home at 1.30 a.m. a few nights ago. No Worse The words preceding and following this pretty piece of invective were, to say the least, FOUL! Never before have I heard worse! From a man in the said gentleman's position, this sort of behaviour cannot be condoned. The fact that the recipients of this abuse were obviously innocent of the charges levelled at them made no difference. Big-Bop just had to sling off j his foul mouth! I In Bed? And what is more, we object ' 5 to having our doors unlocked T$ ' at 3 a.m. and our rooms peered tfcft i j into. What the hell does he expect (or hope) to find? A couple in bed? By the way! What in crea tion is a shower? We arn't sure, but coming from whom it did, it must be an abusive and off -colour bit of villifica tion. 'INCENSED.'
S.R.C. 1960 GWILYM DAVIES [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
S.R.C. 1960 GWILYM DAVIES Gwilym has been a member of the past S.R.C. He has proved his ability — an over keen fresher, he has become a tower of strength. Not Slack He is one of the few stud ents in the College who cannot be branded as apathetic. He is a keen footballer, a Narel lanite, a Labourite, a keen supporter of Woroni and a suc cessful student. He is also Pre sident of the Sports Council. With such a record we should be able to expect ster ling service from him this year. TONY MAY Tony is also an old hand. He is probably the most active part-timer at the College. Tak ing part in most sporting func tions which are held he is very well known. Narellanite Having studied Economics as well as- Arts and being a suc cessful public servant, he should be a help 011 the admin istration of student affairs. Be ing a Narellanite, Tony is also well informed 011 student matters. MARY ECCLES Mary is an old hand around the College. She is also a steady hand — as her activities with the Newma...
World Student News England [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
World Student Hews England Four Cambridge University students have beaten by thirty five minutes the world record for non-stop playing of con tract bridge. The pairs played for 73 hours 45 minutes. Two other records have been re ported From Norwood Techni cal College. Students there not only perched sixteen of their fellows on a postbox; they also beat the long-standing Bristol record of 22 in a 'phone box, by managing to squeeze1 in 24. — (Student News, London). France Student leaders have been af fected by the measure of the French Government against East-Block emigrants who were deported to Corsica in connec tion with the Krushchev visit. Holiday Among those who were forced to take a compulsory 'holiday' on the island were the president of the French Union of Free Hungarian Stud ents and the president of the Ukranian Students' Association in Paris. The organisations of U.F.H.S. and C.E.S.U.S. have protested to the French author orities against the treatment of their members. — (S...
PRESIDENT [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
PRESIDENT 1 ? Peter Ryan is the new S z president of the S.R.C. * z Peter was elected n nop- 1 - posed and is a full-time - 5 student. ? * With a solid back- 2 ? ground of service and Z | University life, Peter 2 ? seems ideally suited for Z 2 the job. He has served on - 2 the S.R.C. and was one I 2 of the members of this s Z year's Orientation Week s t Committee. 5 | Having spen- some 1 s time at the College, Peter - S is known by all and the ? 5 organisation is not new z 5 to him. The College will 2 - no doubt be fortunate in 2 z having such a person at 2 2 the helm during the year | 2 in which the Amalgama- - 2 tion will take place. * Z Peter's experience in- s - eludes a year's study in s - Melbourne University, \ s and driving a dilapidated \ s Singer. He is a bachelor, | S prefers poker, lives in a s S flat and is a good cook. s | Unfortunately he was £ 1 not available when the 5 | Woroni photographer - 2 called. 5
ANZAC FUSS [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
ANZAC FUSS An article printed in 'Honi Soit'' on the second of April, entitled 'The Spirit of Anzac,' has drawn condemnation from ex-servicemen leaders, the Sydney press and Sydney University officials. Brigadier Fewtrell, an exe tive member of the R.S.L., sa!d 'These students need to be taught a lesson.' Some thing will be done about it at ths next meeting of the R.S.L. State Executive.' He felt that University students were not in any position to gauge what the spirit of Anzac meant. Scum Mr. S. R. Lewis, State Secre tary of the R.S.L. said that Sydney University appears to contain 'the scum of our so called Australian intelligent sia.' With 'Truth' The 'Daily Mirror,' which is associated with 'Truth' newspapers in other States, covered half its front page and four columns on another page with an article headed 'Sneer for Anzac Day.' and described the article in 'Honi Soit' as a 'shocking and unjustified at tack' on Anzac Day.' Much of the space taken up by the 'Daily Mirror' arti...
BETWEEN LECTURES [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
3£7 I Sam O'Brien Serpentine add- H ed a touch of colour to the H college for a couple of days H — he did make a few folk ~ H blush ... ? I believe that he can't spell H Australian yet, so you prudes H will have to excuse him. H :fc afe «i? H Noticed the two beautiful 'black'' eyes in the Common Room. Believe she got them when out with a boy friend — some friend! * * * Pardon this column being so gossipy — but it must be the company Bertie keeps or the fact that he spends too much time in the Common Room. * * * I believe the S.R.C. dinner was a great success — I don't ' i know why the 'Woroni' didn't report it. * * * Those in the 'know' were very sorry to see Michael Aus tin evicted from his temporary living quarters a few weeks ago. Most felt sorry for Mike, who had been used to the lux ury of Narellan. * . * * However, some sympathy i must be reserved for our im mediate past president, Colin Mackerras, who arrived back at Narellan after a short va cation to find his room occu pied...
Obituary CARYL CHESSMAN [Newspaper Article] — Woroni — 11 May 1960
I Obituary I CARYL CHESSMAN Convict Chessman died quietly during the night of 3rd May. Having lingered in San Quentin for twelve years his passing will be no doubt marked by many sighs of relief. This man has, however, in his last years, been a beacon to many. Despite the pall of doom hanging over him he has striven unrelentingly to turn the mercy of a Nation, it not the world, to his cause. Despite the fact that he knew that he must die, Chessman came through his twelve years of anxiety with flying colours. His sojourn in San Quentin must, have been more torturous than many spent by others in Belsen under the Nazis. However, he had his reward by becoming the most well-known convict in the world. But . . . even at the age of chivalry is over, crimes against womanhood cannot be condoned. We feel that his execution should have been conducted twelve years ago. The U.S. cannot be proud of him, they can be ieven less proud of the legal system which let him linger in torment so long.