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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 6. May 9, 1957

Procesh on Friday

Procesh on Friday

Procesh, which taken place on Friday at lunch-time, is the central and most public part of these celebrations. But its tradition is decidedly feeble-kneed. Procesh was banned in 1951 for political reasons, nearly banned in 1954 for semi-political reasons, and cancelled in 1955 for climatic reasons. The proceshes that have actually taken place in recent years have been lacking in either enthusiasm or real wit, and the number of students who took part in proportion to the total sturent population, was a disgrace to the College.

Wellington will never learn to love Victoria until she does her best every time she puts on a public performance.

Extrav. has an excellent record, comparing favourably with the student revues seen at other University centres. There is the right balance of sheer fun, political satire, incisive wit, and suggestiveness.

But our Processes fall well behind those at Auckland, Canty, and Otago. Our floats have an air of having been rigged up in a hurry; there is no unity about the processions as a whole plain smut is often passed off for [unclear: iour;] the general effect is weak, ragged, and a bit pathetic.

For the safe of public relations, let us do better this year.

And if we perform any little preliminary frolics by night this week let them be of such a nature that the public reception will incline to laughter rather than indignation.