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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol 6, No. 6. May 26, 1943

Their Work

Their Work.

The revue had but five minutes to-run, upstairs the floor was ready, downstairs the band was waiting—for the ballet to change, officially. When, tired of pausing on the heels of ballerinas, the saxophone wandered into the sanctum, it was to be engulfed in a white murk of opaquity—visibility about a foot. Flash-powder was the answer, set off by these daughters of iniquity (not the ballet) in the centre of the floor.

Doors and windows were wrenched open, and although, by the law of the cussedness of things, Wellington was blessed with a windless night things soon cleared sufficiently for the band to see their fingers, and therefore to play—stout fellers. Their heroic efforts were soon cut short however, by tear gas this time, and disgruntled, they went home.

Thus the student body has to thank these flap-eared hooligans for the following things:
(a)The loss of the goodwill of our regular orchestra, one of the very few still functioning in the city. By virtue of this. Tournament Ball came within an ace of being either cancelled or being provided with recorded music alone;
(b)Loss of the orchestra's fee;
(c)Disruption of the After-Revue Dance—but for the blood and sweat of a few public-spirited citizens it would have been complete;
(d)Bleary eyes and raw throats—too much tear gas.

Are we grateful? No!

Of the culprits, one woman alone is known. The social committee are considering a full report to Sir Thomas, which would probably lead to expulsion. A bit severe, perhaps, but they have to put the brakes on somehow.