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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 22, No. 6. Wednesday, June 24, 1959

Rentals Astound

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Rentals Astound

"I am astounded," said president David Wilson when at the Exec. Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, a bill for £125 for rental vehicles was presented for payment.

Salient was astounded that the president didn't suspect anything for he had obviously read Salient.

In a most revealing discussion before the matter was referred to the Finance Committee for urgent consideration it was said that over one weekend there were no fewer than three rental vehicles on hire to the association.

Mr. Davy pointed out the only rental he had any responsibility for was the one hired for the Indonesian study tour. The vehicle did 178 miles and as the duties included transport of the delegation members to and from their billets and the many and various functions he felt the figure was not unreasonable for the two days.


At this juncture president Wilson said "this account disturbs me" and summarised the account as follows
1)Procesh (held 8 May), vehicle rented 7-11
2)Cappicade, 2 vehicles 5-11 & 5-12 May
3)Indonesian Tour—We appear to be satisfied with Mr. Davy's explanation
4)Extrav. Vehicle hired from 12-28 May

He also noted a £5 franchise on one vehicle.

Miss Beck explained that the Procesh van was supposed to be returned by five on the Friday but the work with the collection boxes was not completed until 5.40 p.m. On being questioned she explained that return on the Saturday would still have involved payment for the weekend.

After some further discussion Wilson said "It has not yet been explained why 3 vans were out for the weekend."

After a lot more discussion Mr. Hume said business could be found when a car is available on association funds.

The matter was referred to the Finance Committee for urgent consideration and all controllers were asked to supply a mileage breakdown.