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Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 28, No. 10. 1965.

Science Ball Tickets Forged

Science Ball Tickets Forged

Ball tickets have been forged by students using the Xerox copying process.

At least three cases occurred at the recent Science Faculty Ball.

It is understood that Science Clubs Committee has asked executive to take disciplinary action in the matter.

The committee is said to have expressed annoyance at the incident, and also another one at the ball involving kegs of beer.

The tickets were manufactured by photocopying a genuine ticket on a Xerox machine and then pasting the resulting copy on to a piece of thin cardboard.

When neatly trimmed, the resultant forgery looks fairly convincing. In the dim light of the ball, it would have a good chance of passing unnoticed.

In the case of Science Ball tickets, it is understood that the forged tickets did not have numbers on the back, and this led to their discovery.

The incident quickly became known at the Ball when one of the tickets did not fool the doorman.

"There must have been some very annoyed girls that night," one student present told Salient. "Imagine how they would feel getting dressed for a ball—and then finding they couldn't get in!"