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Sir,—ls it parsimony or is it economy, which ? Has the Committee of the Exhibition choir chosen parsimony or economy for its byword? The former, I should say. And why? Simply this: (1) They provided music for each member of the choir ; (2) they keep the said music from Tuesday to Tuesday under lock and key. Now, let us take a retrospect of this No. 6 Rule: " Music provided by the Committee." Quite right; economy would do the same, and a little more, too. It would require each member to cover his or her music with a neat cover, and thus save the wear and tear of handling. No. 6 Rule,"last clause: "Must not be taken from the room;" in other words, left in charge of the Committee, to be stowed away from the scorching rayß of the sun till the following Tuesday—very wrong. Economy would not do that; economy would give them air, and economy would utilise them from Tuesday to Tuesday, and all the year round, and still keep them in good condition. It would allow members access | to their mußic whenever they chose; it would allow study and practice at loisure, i and not Bimply a few hours once per I week, Practioo, it is said, makes perfect; economy would therefore aim at perfectness, I and would not draw in its hom3, but would extend them bo as to onsure success, thus loaing little but gaining much. It would be well for the Committee of the Exhibition Choir to think over this, and devise some plan by which each member can take his or her music home for study ; they can do it, I have no doubt. Already they have seen the need of economy. No. 2 Rule is annihilated, which is the saving of fifteen j minutes per evening. Now lot us see No. C rule Bwept into oblivion. It can be done, and must be done if success is our aim.—l am, etc., Economy.

Dunedin, June 6,

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THE EXHIBITION CHOIR., Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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THE EXHIBITION CHOIR. Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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