Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 33 No. 8. 10 June 1970
Letter to the Editor — Capping Ball
Letter to the Editor
I note in the last issue of Salient a reference to Mr H.M. Fay having been asked to attend the Executive meeting at which the incidents at the Capping Ball were investigated. Your article mentions that Mike Fay was one of five doormen denied wages after the Heart Beat Ball held last year. As you mention, these wages were denied because the doormen, as a group, were totally unsatisfactory. Certain of the doormen were involved in incidents of drunkenness, glass throwing, assault etc. and, because of the large number of people coming in without tickets it was suggested that some of the doormen may have pocketed funds.
However, I feel that I must, in all fairness, point out that Mr Fay was never connected specifically with any of the incidents mentioned, and there was never any suggestion that he was involved in assault, theft or glass throwing. I must also point out that he was requested to attend the Executive meeting mentioned because he is a member of the Social Committee and was present at the Capping Ball, as were the others listed in Salient, I hope that this clears up any imputation that people may have taken from this article.
(Editor's note: The President, in stating that "there was never any suggestion that he (Mr Fay) was involved in assault, theft or glass throwing", substantially clears Mr Fay of association with the drunkenness, assault, vandalism and suspected theft of which the doormen at the Heart Beat Ball were accused. We should make it clear that Miss Bryson's interpretation of the situation which would appear to run counter to that of the Executive of which she was a member—was not known to us at the time of publication of the last issue of Salient. On the basis of Miss Bryson's letter, we apologise for any inference which readers may have drawn to the effect that Mr. Fay was involved in throwing glasses, in assault or in theft at the Heart Beat Ball last year.)