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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 7, No. 3. May 3, 1944

Author and Producer

Author and Producer

He is not as beautiful as the photograph would have you think. In fact, when we approached him (admittedly at a difficult moment) he was a man of terrifying mien, with a grim pipe and a green jersey.

"No, I am not shy," he answered. "These halls were first graced by my presence in 1934, and my first Extrav. was 'Brave New Zealand' in 1935.

" 'The Plutocrats,' in 1937, came from yonder flowing typewriter, as did a certain script in 1941. This latter was unfortunately banned.

"By 1939 I had completed an L.L.M., together with sundry scholarships. I dwelt in Hamilton, where I was not appreciated, from 1941 to '43 and flaber-gasted the farmers with excerpts from 'Johnalio.'

My hobbles are tramping and swimming, in which I have a blue or two.

And now for God's sake, stop this foolishness and get on stage! Act one, Please!" A difficult man, Mr. Meek!