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A Revaluation Of Strachey [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
A Revaluation Of Stracjiey By LORD DAVID CECIL Professor of English Litera- ture at Oxford The Collected Works of Lytton Strachey. 6 vols. (Chatio and Windus.) THE appearance in 1918 of "Eminent Victorians" was a literary event of the first import- ance. The elderly were dazzled and scandalised, the young were dazzled and delighted. A new author had written brilliantly a new kind of book. It was called biography; but previous bio- graphies-with a few distin- guished exceptions-had been very unlike this: solemn, lengthy, ponderous tomes, weighed down with reference and quotation, and in which the subject had been so bedraped with discretion and reverence as to lose all resembl- ance to ordinary humanity. This book was as lively and concen- trated as a good novel; and the characters as human and mobile and undignified as people we knew. It seemed as though art and psychological insight had combined to create a new literary form. . NOW, thirty-one years later, we read it again, and iti...
Romance Of Diamonds [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Romance Of Diamonds "Stone of Destiny," by ¡on L. Idriess; Angus and Robert- son, Sydney. \ IN this racy book about dia- monds-a sort of all-you-need to-know compendium about a romantic gem-Ion Idriess re minds us that we have mined a few in Australia and might have mined more if we had tried harder. It appeafs that in the early tin mining days of northern New South Wales the miners' children used to play with "shinies." The miners, using a test out of Pliny, who was nob exactly an up-to-date scientist, believed that "A genuine diamond, when placed on an anvil, cannot be broken by a blow from a hammer." The miners did, in fact, break these shinies on their anvils and de- cided they were worthless. Afterwards, when the shinies were established as real diamonds,, the Amsterdam and Antwerp merchants were not greatly inter- ested. Australian diamonds were too hard to be worked safely. They came in parcels with a warn- ing to the buyer about their hard- ness. They went under the name ol ...
THE SUNDAY BOOK CLUB Diary Of A Melancholy Genius [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
! THE SUNDAY BOOK CLUB I L^^MSBBg,,,M,,MM,,,M,^,,,M|MBMM,M»M,^MiMMIMIiMMM»a Diary Of A Melancholy Genius By L. V. KEPERT EVERYONE who keeps a diary is not, presumably, queer. Yet, not counting the mégalo maniacs who, for the benefit of themselves or posterity, record their political triumphs, their amorous conquests or their mili- tary strategies, probably thous- ands of diary-scribblers this year, while facing the world outwardly serene and confident, will pour out the most shameful secret thoughts, hates and fears into a little book. If the diary-keeper becomes famous enough, these furtive scribblings-these juicy exhibits of an unhappy soul-are just what his biographer needs to toss to the public. Anyone knowing the lost and baffled character that stalks the novels of Franz Kafka will ex- pect something extra morbid from his diaries. . - T/"AFKA, in the 25 years since **\his death, has spread an in- fluence far beyond his native Prague and far beyond the reach of the few German re...
COUNTRY GREYHOUNDS Moss Vale [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
\[ COUNTRY GilErUOUlVDS Moss Vale MITTAGONG STAKE-SHY ROCK ER (2 I) 1 Bennalla Law (6 I) 2 Louie s Future C5 1), 3 8 len I len Time 29s BOW RAI STAKE-MESA (4 1) I Bou Borough (101) 2 Miss Downbeat (5 4) 3 2 len IVi len Time 29 3s BOWRAL STAKE - YEOMANRY (6 4) 1 Wakciul Sal (5 2) 2 Linda Rocker (5 1) 3 8 len 1 len Time 28 8s Scritched Chid Jumrl Wnilt Goose Linn Liddle BONG BONG STAKE -PROTEGE &lt;5 I) I Lines Jerry (12 I) 2 nash Mint (15 1) 3 Neck 1 len Time i9 6s IIOOHMMCFRS PURSF-SARAH 1 INN (even) I Possession (7 1) 2 Black una (7-1) 3 6 len 8 len Time 28 Ss Scritched Spirtan Hero MVIDFN tLIING STAKE-DOO TEE S PRIDE (IO I) 1 Scout Son (IO 1) Hammcrim Lad (7 2) 3 7 len cn Time 16 8s Scratched Smart Grey ILMNG STAKE-TOORA PETE 6 4) I Freshman (8 1) 2 Diagonal 6 1 3 Head 3 lens Time 16 8s M UDEN r/LYING STAKE -FOR TUNE AERO (6 1) 1 Peggy s Tune 7 2) ?> Accabri (8 1) 3 S len, IVi cn Time 16 7s FLYING STAKE -1st DI» i THE lEVENGE (6 4) 1 Flash Melody (6 1) 1 Moral Prince (2...
Notes On The Beat [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Notes On Tlie Beat ÜENJAMIN BRITTEN'S violin -*-* concerto and Richard Strauss's Sinfonía Domestica will be included in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra's first sub- scription programme for 1949 on March 24, 25, and 26. These will be first Australian gerformances. Thomas Matthews will be the violinist and Eugene Goossens the conductor. Doh nanyi's Suite in F Sharp Minor will complete the programme. Goossens's Phantasy Concerto for Piarfo and Orchestra, scheduled for the first Youth Concerts on March 15 and 16, will also be a first performance here. Maureen Jones will be the pianist. . . . CELLIST Peers Coetmore, the ^ wife of the noted British composer, E. J. Moeran, is in Melbourne en route to New Zea- land. Sydney people are wonder- ing whether she will appear pub- licly in Sydney. The music she has brought with her from Eng- land includes her husband's cello sonata and cello concerto. VIOLINIST Thomas Matthews and pianist Eileen Ralf, who gave 100 recitals in Australia between 1942 ...
W.P. GREYHOUNDS PARRAMATTA STAKE, 550yds. [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
I------ii-i----« I WJP. GREYHOUNDS I L_ PARRAMATTA STAKE, 550yds. FINE GIRL (3) 1 LUCIA BURN (8) 2 MOON rOX (2) 3 Then followed; Ivory Black (5) 4 Miss Silhouette (6) 5 Ruth s Own (4) 6 Tatlock (7) 7 Johnny Fedora (8) 8 Scratched Manvollt replaced b) Ruth s Own BETTING 9 4 I ucl» Burn Moon Tox 4 I INC GIRL S Johnny Fedora 15 Ivory Black 20 Ruth s Own Tatlock 25 Miss Silhouette Divs (for 5/) Win £1/4/ place 7/6 7/9 6/ Head 4 len Time 30 9s Started 7 20 pm Comment! Lucia Burn led clearly on settling down from Fine Girl Ruth s Own Miss Silhouette and Isory Black At halfwav Lucia Burn held an advan tage oser Fine Girl Ruth s Own Johnny Fedora and Moon Fox Turning for home Lucia Burn led I mc Girl Moon Fox lsory Black and Ruth s Own 1 ine Girl finished fast to beat Lucia Burn by a head with Moon Tox four lengths away third WOODSTOCK STAKE, 550yds. DETFNCE MARSHALL (2) 1 SURREY MOA (5) 2 DLANOR (7) 3 Then followed Flying Picture (3) 4 Bronze Charm (6) 5 Mlrbon (1) 5 Earl Matic (4) 6 Alter...
SPOTLIGHT ON WORLD AFFAIRS Greek Rebel Leaders Struck A Blow For Moscow [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
SPOTLIGHT ON WOULD AFFAHS Greek Rebel Leaders Struck A Blow For Moscow Front H. G. KIPPAX, in London fIREEK COMMUNISTS came out of their U* mountain stronghold in the north last week in a determined effort to take the town of Florina. The new drive was connected with the change in Communist leadership. New orders had come from Moscoiv. li. G. Kippax, ioho went to Greece recently lo study political conditions, here sums up the sudden changes. THE Greek Communists launched a tremendous drive last week against Florina, in Macedonia, and observers knew that the new _ Communist commanders were on the job of striking a blow for the Cominform. The old commander, "General" Markos, had looked more inter- red in Greek nationalism than la international Communism, so fioscow had replaced him. One [íto in the Balkans was enough. The new leaders were obeying t order from the Cominform, \t Communist international oily, to get themselves a fair ad town in Greece to serve as jeir "capital"-the "seat...
ATHLETE FAINTS AT TAPE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
ATHLETE FAINTS AT TAPE i Sixteen - year - old run- ner T. Brain collapsed for 20 minutes after a desper- ate, but ill-timed, burst in the final of the N.S.W. 1 sub - junior 880 - yards championship at Univer- sity Oval yesterday. Brain was picked up by officials when he collapsed | after crossing the finishing line third. A short time later he collapsed again when he bent to pick up his track-suit. Professor Cotton. Professor of physiology at Sydney University, attcnSsd to Brain after his sec- ond collapse. Condition Poor Professor Cotton said he had watched Brain run, and although lie had heen impressed by his speed, had noticed the runner uas overweight. , "The boy shows a lot of prom- ise, but he sadly needs training," the added. "He is carrying far too much vight and should never have been allowed to run in such poor condition." Friends of Brain said that he had been training for only a month and had only recently re- covered from a fractured ankle. I Campbell was named as a "ce...
Young Sprinter Wins Double In State Titles [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Young Sprinter Wins Double In State Titles Promising Eastern Suburbs sprinter, 17-year-old Noel Hayes, yesterday completed a fine double when he easily won the N.S.W. 220 yards sub-junior championship in 22.5 seconds. His time was one-tenth of a second faster than John Forsythe who later won the State senior 220-yards title. He also lowered the State record of 22.7, which was set in 1946 by Keith Crow son and equalled last year by G. Eldred, both Botany Club runners. Last week Hayes won the sub junior 100 yards championship. Although he fell and lost 20 yards in the sixth lap, Australian three-mile champion, Neville McDonald, caught up and gained an easy win in the State thrcc mile title race. McDonald slowed down before he crossed the tape and clocked 15 minutes 21.4 seconds for the run. After gaining third place in his heat, middle-distance runner Mervyn Finlay put on a terrific burst lo beat John Plummer in the final of the 880-yard cham- pionship. Finlay paced the field early in...
FINE SPRINT BY SCHOOLBOY [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
FINE SPRINT BY SCHOOLBOY By Jim Carlton Noel Hayes, Associated Schools' 220-yards champion, stole the limelight from the seniors yesterday by a really brilliant display, of sprinting. Hayes was competing in the State Athletic Champion- ships at University Oval. Record Beaten On times, this 16-year-old boy from Waverley College, would have won the senior 220yds. His record run of 22.5 seconds i for the sub-junior title was a tenth of a second faster than the senior event time. Last October, in the Associated Schools' sports. Hayes registered 22.3 seconds for the 220yds on a heavy track. So yesterday's run was no flash-in-the-pan effort. John Forsyth of Northern Sub- urbs, rounded off a consistent season's running by winning the senior 220yds Uitlc. Forsyth has been in training since last May. His excellent form at the end of a long sea- son shows that year-round train- ing does not burn out an athlete. Treloar Again It was good to see John Tre- loar on the track again, even if only i...
Great Riders With Huge Publics [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Great Riders With Huge Publics By BILLY COOK When I retire from race-riding, which I am determined will not be for a long time, I shall be able to look back with satisfaction on the fact that I have competed with the great horsemen of the last 20 years. I CAN call to mind immedi ately the pames of eight, each with a tremendous pub- lic following. They are Jimmy and Darby Munro, Maurice McCarten, Jim Pike, Ted Bartle, Ted McMena min, Harold Badger, and "Scobie" Breaslcy. In latter years, I have ridden for Jim Munro. McCarten, and McMenamin as trainers. These are some of the men who have made race competition as keen as anyone could imagine, The two stars of Victoria in recent years. Badger and Breas- lcy, are as different as chalk and cheese. " Badger, a great all-rounder, is noted for his vigour in a finish. He has a fine pair of hands, is a good judge of pace, and has shown almost uncanny know- ledge of where to make his run. Breasley excels in his patience. He will wait and wait f...
Mr. Eden Leaves By Air For Brisbane [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Mr. Eden Leaves By Air For Brisbane Mr. Anthony Eden, Deputy-Leader of the Oppo- sition in Britain, left Mascot airport for Brisbane yester- day. Mr. Eden arrived in Sydney on Tuesday. He will later visit Melbourne. -He said yesterday: "After I have been to Melbourne, I hope to fly to see some of the migrant children at the Fairbridge school, Molong, and from there I shall go on to Alice Springs." Mr. Eden will visit Malaya, India, and Pakistan before re- turning to England at the end of the month. On Friday night the British Empire Union, the Royal Society of St. George, and the Millions Club of New South Wales spon- sored a dinner to Mr. Eden at &nbsp; the Hotel Wentworth.
Killed In Fall From Lorry [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Killed In Fall &nbsp; From Lorry &nbsp; Herbert William Cunningham, &nbsp; &nbsp; of Rylstone, via Mudgee, was killed, early last night, when he &nbsp; &nbsp; fell from the back of a motor lorry between the twin rear &nbsp; wheels. &nbsp; &nbsp; Cunningham was standing on &nbsp; &nbsp; the back of the lorry when he overbalanced. The driver of the lorry was &nbsp; &nbsp; charged at Rylstone police station with driving under the influence of liquor.
Nurse Hopes To Save Her Life In U.S. [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Nurse Hopes To Save Her Life In U.S. —— &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; A former nurse at Manly Hospital hopes to leave for America soon for treatment of a disease described by Australian doctors as incur- &nbsp; able. &nbsp; &nbsp; The disease is multiple sclerosis &nbsp; and the patient is Joyce Sternbeck, who contracted it four years ago while she was nursing. Miss Sternbeck lives in the Singleton district. Residents have subscribed £1,100 to cover the cost of her trip and treatment. Another £1,000 is needed. &nbsp; She consulted a number of Australian doctors without success and then heard of the Kabat- Kaiser Institute in America, which claims to treat this disease effec- &nbsp; lively. &nbsp; &nbsp;
Sydney Girls To Marry [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
Sydney Girls To Marry MISS ANNE OXENHAM (centre) will be attended by her sister, MRS. BERNARD O'SULLIVAN (left) and her fiance's sister, MISS JULIE BURTON, at her marriage &nbsp; &nbsp; to Mr. Ted Burton at St. Mary's Cathedral on March 12. Miss Oxenham is the younger daughter of Dr. H. B. Oxenham, of Leichhardt and of the late Mrs. Oxenham. and her fiance is the son of the late Mr. A. S. Burton, and of Mrs. M. Burton, of Bellevue Hill. MISS GAY BERN AY S (centre) will be attended by MISS BETTY LAING and MISS NOLA ROSE when she marries Mr. Robert Bradshaw, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Bradshaw, of Dover Heights, at. St. Michael's, Vaucluse, next Thursday. Miss Bernays is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. A. Bernays, of Vaucluse. Below: MISS MAY TOOSE (right) youngest daughter of Act- ing-Judge Toose and Mrs. Toose, of Roseville, will be attended by MISS BETTY BELL and MRS. CLIVE TAY- LOR at her wedding to Dr. John McGlynn, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. R. McGlynn, o...
BEING funny IS NO JOKE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
. BEING funny is NO JOKE. Writing comedy for the radio is just &nbsp; hard work for writers who know there hasn't been a new joke since the cave-dwellers learned to laugh. By JOHN BRENNAN THERE is one thing about a radio - or two things actually; because you can switch it off. It usually has someone putting over a gag that is good &nbsp; enough for a smile, no matter &nbsp; how dull the weather or how irritating the wife's suggestion that you would be better em- ployed drying dishes. That's all right for you, and it's all right for the thousands of other people who find the weather dull and the wife &nbsp; impossible at the same time. But for the people behind the gags-the men who wrote them, and who know that &nbsp; tomorrow they will have to be funny again and write half-a-dozen more - it's a painful business. It is very nearly as &nbsp; bad as a never-ending attack of the 'flu, when it is difficult &nbsp; to decide whether i...
WHAT'S IN THEIR NAME? No. 5 — Bottle And Glass Point [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
WHAT'S IN THEIR NAME? No. 5 — Bottle And Glass Point RUNNING out from the end &nbsp; of Vaucluse Point, at the &nbsp; western end of the bight formed &nbsp; by Watson's Bay, is a short reef. It ends in a large pulpit rock, named Bottle and Glass. Once upon a time, so the story goes, this rock bore the appear- ance of a bottle, complete with neck. A smaller rock formed the glass. It was one of the curious sights of the harbour, until an early man o' war, with its short-range guns, decided to use the bottle for tar- get practice. This had disastrous results for the rock formation. Wind and weather further contributed to its &nbsp; disintegration. Bottle and Glass is now best known to fishermen. A submarine depression running out into the harbour from the reef is a fav- ourite haunt of the large red bream. -E. OAKES
One-second Win In Yacht Race [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 20 February 1949
One-second Win In Yacht Race _,. . - ???? &lt;w Sapphire (Dr. À. O. Davy) yesterday won the third division of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's event by one I second. &nbsp; &nbsp; Sapphire beat Epacris, skip- pered by Robert Tait All races were sailed in a light to moderate south-east breeze &nbsp; The eight-metre yacht Norn, &nbsp; skippered by Alexis Albert, won the first division, with Mavis (A. C. Robertson) second. Both yachts overhauled Janet M (L. H. Martin), which led through- out, within 15 minutes of the finish. In the Middle Harbour Yacht Club's No. 1 division the limit boat, Bimini (R. Marks), worked out a handy lead, only to be beaten by the scratch craft Car- ina (C. Smith) right on the finishing line. Mustang (E. Merrett) lost all chance of a place when she over- shot the Manly buoy with her spinnaker fouled aloft. ROYAL PRINCE ALFRED YACHT CLUB.-No 1 division: Norn (A. F. Albert), 6m, 1; Mavis (A. C. Robertson) 12m, 2; Bran...