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

Hume Explains

Hume Explains

The outgoing association treasurer, Mr. Barry Hume, has felt it incumbent on him to explain why he so vigorously demanded an inquiry into the hiring of rental vans. Below we print a statement specially written by him for Salient:

"At the last meeting of the executive on Tuesday, June 16, I reported that an account had been received from Mutual Rental Cars (Wellington) Ltd. for £125, being expenses incurred in hiring five different cars during the period May 5 to May 28.

"The cars were used for Extrav, Cappicade distribution, Procesh, and the Indonesian delegation study tour. After a full discussion had taken place, I informed the meeting that I was Not prepared to approve the account for payment.


"I strongly indicated that an Immediate Inquiry was necessary to ascertain to what extent, if any, these cars had been misused. The executive subsequently directed that the finance committee meet within one week to investigate the account.

"Such things as the number of cars hired, the length of hire, number of excess miles, extent of private use, reasons for franchise, etc., will be discussed."


"I consider this poor administration on the part of those concerned" said Barry Hume "and I am quite concerned about the latitude to use association credit."

"At least I (as association treasurer) could have been contacted."