Salient. An organ of student opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 2, No. 5 April 19, 1939
[Comment on the tournament from John Carrad]
Did Messrs. Edgley and Bullock lower the dignity of their office at Tournament athletics?
Despite the Easter Tournament and the ensuing good time, which we are assured was had by all, the cast of "The Dinkum Oil" has put aside all alcoholic memories and has now settled down to try and excel all previous efforts. As the present trend on stage stage and screen is for plays with "the sweet and simple" theme, "The Dinkum Oil" is bowing to popular demand and the ballet this year will be demure and somewhat charming. Even our leading lady is sweet—and who ever heard of an interlude with a sweet leading lady? No pirates infest the stage as in "Port Nick iniquity" and we regret to say we have no villain.
Any way, the cast, the ballet mistress and the producer can promise that 1939 will be bigger and brighter than ever.
No attempt is being made to correct any of the regrettable moral indecencies which we have observed in everyday life in this fair Dominion. We are not going to give you a sermon on Saturday morning [unclear: drin] of the milk bar habit.
All you will get next Saturday night is "The Dinkum Oil" and as the Varsity [unclear: Extravaganza] has brought something very good to the public for years past, you will realize that this is no easy task.
But when it is added that Paul Taylor is singing the lead, Bruce Drummond is once again our heroine, whilst the Hayseed is in Musician Dick Hutchens's hands and old interlude favorites, Arthur Harpur, Alan Gibson and Doug Dean are on deck with the famous "Rushin Ballet" to lend a hand or [unclear: rath] leg—no wonder the producer is rather more than quietly confident.