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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 22, No. 4. April 27, 1959

[Introduction]

The Drama Club thrust upon Executive a memo requesting £300 for a production to be staged in the Town Hall Concert Chamber this year, on Monday—the day of an Executive meeting.

Apparently, the Drama Club, and perhaps other clubs, think that Executive can make snap decisions on matters which must be referred to the Finance Committee. Once the Finance Committee has considered the question the findings are put before Exec, at the next meeting for final approval.

Salient considers the Drama Club request ill-timed and unfair to Executive.

The Drama Club has, however, a story behind their request for such a large grant. In the past the Drama Club has rarely requested grants for production, and it seems that there is little possibility of a loss on this year's programme.

With the backing of the name of Dick Campion, who is producing "Oedipus Rex" and "Jack Winter's Dream," and sets by Raymond Boyce, Drama Club is confident that a profit will be made.