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ACTION BY FRANCE Deputy To Be Prosecuted [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
ACTION BY FRANCE Deputy To Be Prosecuted LONDON, March 5 (A.A.P.). - The French National Assembly decided yesterday to lift the Parua mentary immunity of a Com- munist Deputy, M. Roger Guraudy. The Government asked for this step so that it could prosecute Garaudy for defamation. The alleged offences go back lo 1947 and concern tracts bearing Garaudy's name. These attacked the then Premier, M. Robert Schuman, and called him "the gauleiter of the dollar." The Assembly, by 296 votes to 221, refused to lift the immunity of the Communist leader, Marcel | Cachin. A Right-wing Deputy, Andre Mutter, alleged that the Paris Communist paper, "L'Humanité," of which Cachin is nominal direc- tor, published defamatory stories about his conduct during the German occupation of France.
LORD ROWALLAN BELIEVES WAR HAS STRENGTHENED SCOUTS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
LORD ROWALLAN BELIEVES WAR HAS STRENGTHENED SCOUTS Empire Chief Scout, Lord Rowallan, is at present visiting Australia. To-day he is in Brisbane. To-morrow he will pass through Sydney ou his way south to Melbourne. He plans to return to England on April 4. L ORD ROWALLAN has al ready spent eight days in New South Wales Dunn« his stay, he inspected min\ scouts and presented 21 Kins Seouls with certificates sign- ed by king.George The King Scouts were the first boys to pass the tough, revised test in scouting issued' about IS n'onllis igo Aged ">?*, the Empire Chief Smut is Lill ind straight, with keen biown eyes and a booming I limb He wuiis the Cameron clan kilt witlr the universal khaki shirt h ii ami long socks and carnes a M.OU1H1Ü. thumb stick Most pii7ed possession on his pnouil trip is a 35mm movie ciim-ri with which he will take colom films of Austialian scener\ and scouting hie I lu.se he will screen on his projector at Rowallan Castle, his home at Kilmarnock, Ayr- shire ...
WIDE POWERS IN BRITAIN From A Staff Correspondent [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
WIDE POWERS IN BRITAIN From A Staff Correspondent . LONDON, March 5. Complete independence from Parliament and the civil police is the keynote of Brit ain's famous Military Intelli- gence branch No. 5 (popu- larly known as MI5). When prying questions are asked in the House of Commons about its activities, the Prime Minister often refuses to answer them. His refusal is supported by the Speaker's ruling that "A Minister is always entitled to refuse to answer a question which deals with our Secret Service which he considers affects the security of the State." When the Civil Service Com- munist purge became a hotly debated issue at the Trade Union Congress last year, Mr. Attlee staked his personal prestige on defending MI5's immunity from public examination. As a concession to trade-union feeling, Civil servants whose dis- missal has been recommended by M15 are allowed to appeal to a three-man tribunal, but the appel- lants are not allowed to have details of the case laid against them. ...
CONJURING TWO CARD TRICKS TO PRACTISE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
CONJURING TWO CARD TRICKS TO PRACTISE By "MERLIN" A/OU will need the four Kings * from a pack of cards tor these two tricks. HOW IT LOOKS: The four Kings are placed in a line on the table and a group from the audi- ence is asked to examine them. The magician meanwhile says: "These four fellows were called up during the war for military service. One was rejected. Can you pick him and tell me why?" Nobody knows, and the magi- cian points to the King of Dia monds. "That poor chap onl^1 has one eye!" - As this is a very brief trick indeed, it should be followed by this addition. The conjurer turns his back and says: . , "Turn one of the Kings up- side down (head to tail not over on its back) and I will (ry to pick the card you have, moved by the electricity from your fingers." He picks the card unfailingly. THE SECRET: If you care- fully examine a pack of cards you will find thal the white margin above and ' below the "royal" cards is not quite even. When you lay the Kings out be carefu...
Secret Agents Will Guard Australia's Defences U.K. SYSTEM AS MODEL [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
Secret Agents Will Guard Australia's Defences ILK. SYSTEM AS MODEL CANBERRA, Saturday. - Australia's new security service, to be known as SI, will be modelled closely on the MI5 Department of the British War Office-the most famous of all counter-espionage services. Only the Prime Minister, Mr. Chifley, and the newly appointed Commonwealth Director-General of Security, Mr. Justice Reed, will know the Security Service's full activities. Agents will work secretly. In accordance with British practice, reports on their activities will go direct to the Prime Minister.
200,000 New Readers Seek Solid Books They Are Rushing To Public Libraries In Quest For Knowledge By A Staff Correspondent [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
1200,000 New Readers I J y Seek Solid Books They Are Rushing To Public Libraries In Quest For Knowledge By A Staff Correspondent I A USTRALIANS are a book-hungry people. Tliey would read more books if they could afford them - not just "light" or "escape" reading but books that instruct and inform. Latest proof of this conies from the 58 pub- lic libraries opened in country towns and Sydney suburbs since the end of the war. These 58 new libraries, which are financed by municipal and shire councils with subsidies from the State Government, have already attract ed about 200,000 new readers who had never enjoyed a free library before. rpHESE 200,000 readers last year borrowed 2,000,000 books. The nature of these books shows the existence in our com- munity of large groups of edu- cated and intelligent people whose desperate need for good reading has'long been either unsuspected or ignored. There has been an astonishing -de- mand for what might be called infor- mative literature-books th...
Pakerdoo Wins Basin Cup [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
Pakerdoo Wins Basin Cup -*-' Determination and almost perfect crewing enabled the eight-metre yacht Pakerdco to win the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club's Basin Cup yesterday. Owner-skipper of the Pakcr doo is Sydney flour miller. Doug Brockhoff. The big 46-mile coastal cvenl was her first win this season, and was sailed in a moderate north- east wind. Only 16 of the 28 entrants started. Pakerdoo crossed the starting line first, but departed the Heads in fluky airs behind Morna and Norn. At Long Reef, Mavis crossed ahead of Morna. But Morna regained her initial lead at Avalon and from then on was never headed. I Racing towards the finishing line with her giant spinnaker set, Morna collided with an 18-fnotcr as her main boom tangled with the smaller open boat's weather rigging, causing it to capsize. Morna crossed the finishing line and relumed immediately to assist the disabled boat, which was later taken ina tow Remarking on the incident last night Sir Claude Plowman owner skipper of...
Big Build-up For Sands LONDON PLANS RECEPTION ON HUGE SCALE FOR TRIPLE STAR From Our Staff Correspondent [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
Big Build-up For Sands\ --i LONDON PLANS RECEPTION ON HUGE SCALE FOR TRIPLE STAR From Oui- Staff Correspondent LONDON, March 5.-/Yo boxer to visit Britain in recent years has been given even a fraction of the build-up which is being accorded Australian triple chant pion, Dave Sands. Sands and his manager, Tom Maguire, leave for England by air on March Sands is to meet Dick Turpin for ihe Empire middleweight title The stones which are being told about Sands, almost all of them romantic and some surely legendary, have made headlines every« here. Sands is to make his debut m the English ring at Hnrrmgay Stadium, I ondon, on April 4 He can be sure when he lands at London airport that he will gel the sort of reception usually accorded to royalty Only, the reception committee I« Roinf to subject him to a great deal more questioning than rojaltv would accept, or Sands himself expects. 4 Sands has been described here by some writers as an aborigine and given a most fearsome history of pheno...
Bulli Trots [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
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Brilliant Win By Sid Patterson In Big Cycling Race [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
Brilliant Win By t Sid Patterson In Big Cycling Race By Frank Tierney Sid Patterson last night won the senior one-mile amateur cycling championship of Australia at Henson Park, after what he said was the toughest finish he had ever ridden. Patterson had to fight every inch "of the way and did not gain ascendancy until the last 20 yards when, with a mighty kick, he practically lifted his cycle to go across the line with siightly over a length to spare. "Fifty yards from home, I thought for a moment that Bruce Moore might hold me off and win the champion- ship," Patterson said after the race. Al Ihnt stage, Moore, who is the mile title-bolder in New South Wales, was receiving the wildest cheers of 5,000 spectators as he brilliantly led the field towards Ihe line. Moore, who is noted for his tenacity rather than for his sprint- ing ability, finished second, about a length ahead of The title-holder, Keith Reynolds (Victoria). Moore's ride completely sur- prised N.S.W.officials, but he h...
CAPSIZED CRAFT HIT BY PINNACE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
CAPSIZED CRAFT HIT BY PINNACE i -, Coralie, after capsizing in the Sydney Flying Squadron George Rayment Handicap on Sydney Harbour yesterday, had her sails torn when' a naval pinnace ran over her. Coralie capsized at Clark Jsland. The pinnace was trying to tow her when it got out of control and ran over Coralie. H. C. Press won the race in one of the closest finishes seen for some time. Eight seconds covered the first three hoats. Crusader was three seconds away in second place; Myra was another five seconds away in third place. In a race which begun in a medium nor'-cast breeze, last week's unlucky boat, Crusader, was the early leader and led at the Sow and Pigs by lm 4s from Ardath and Culex. On the spinnaker run to Shark island, Culex had moved into second place, and had decreased Crusader's lend to 33 seconds, .with Magic in third place. , Crusader held her lead at Clark Jsland from Culex and Sylvia Chase,, which had moved into third places H. C. Press and Myra had come into 12...
TEN CYCLISTS TO GO IN GAMES TEAM [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
TEN CYCLISTS TO GO IN GAMES TEAM I »The Australian Cycling Association has decided to send 10 riders, a manager, I and a masseur to the Empire Ga,mes at Auckland next I February. , The team will be the biggest ever sent, overseas for interna- tional competition. The manager will be the asso- ciation's president, Mr. J. J. Meagher. of Queensland. , Mr. Meagher beat the N.S.W. nominee, Mr. W. J. Young, by six votes to five for the appoint- ment. His election was recompense for the 25 years of active admini- strative service he has given to the sport. Selection of the team will follow sectional championships. The road riders will be named after the Australian champion- ships in Tasmania in the last week of August. The championship will be over 125 miles, and two other test races, each of 100 kilos., the Em- pire Games distance, will be held.
Last Race Was Vital [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
Last Race Was Vital -9 The last event in the women's inter-club athletics at the Sports Ground yester- day decided the competition for the Angus and Coote . Cup. Western Suburbs regained the cup by defeating the holders, Eastern Suburbs, 34 points to 33. Si. George was third with 27 J points. Results: ANGUS AND COOTE SHIELD (2nd Day).-High jump: J. Baumann (St. George), J: M. McMaster (W.S.). 2; D. Miller (E.S.). 3, 4ft Hin. 440 yardi walk: L. Cabrera (W.S.), 1: J. Hoctor (W.S.), 2; M. Pclerson (W.S.), 3, lm 48.8s. 100 yards: B: Lukins (St. Geo.). 1: M. Malhesvs (W.S.). 2: L. McKenzie (R.K.), 3. 11.3«. Discus: R. Hallett (R.-K.). I: J. Pradburn (E.S.), 2¡ A. Pyrit* CW.S.), 3, 97ÍI. 440 yards: M. Hibbet (Y.W.C.A.).; M. Sloan (E.S.), 2; H. Bourne (S.S.), 3, 65.4s. 80 met- res hurdles: D. Miller (E.S.), 1; M. Mow bray (R.-K.). 2¡ J. Boumann (St. Geo.), 3, 13s. 440yds relay: St. Geo., li E.S.. 2; W.S., 3. 5I.6.S. Final scores NV S 34 E S 33 St Geo 27v4 R K 19 S S 16 Y NV C A 7 Junior - ...
GUNKEL WINS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
GUNKEL WINS George Pcncheff lost a close points decision to-American] Ray Gunkel in the main wrestl- ing -fixture at Leichhardt Stadium last night. The referee's decision was hootçd, many believing that Pcn- cheff held the advantage. 20-mlmile matches: Tod Hardwick, drew wlih George O'Brien! Peler Guion beal Alf Orcer (li minnies). Boxing.-Right rounds: Bill Phillips (11-8) drew wilh Art Duds (12-5).
MELB. NIGHT TROTS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
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Casual Converse. [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
. Casual Converse. By Warwick^ Fairfax' IF the youth of Australia took other things as scçiously as they take cricket, what' a grand country this would be! -If Aus tralia is the world's premier cricketing nation, it is mainly because vast numbers of our young manhood are straining every nerve to achieve what- ever cricket ambition, great or limited, lies within their power. > . Cricket, foremost among sports, is supposed to instill the virtues of team- work, discipline, concentration, and, also, o( cheerful resignation in the face of defeat, ill luck, the decision of a bad umpire, the instructions of a captain one may not agree with, or any other such vicissitudes. It is sup- posed to develop physical vigour, quickness of hand and eye, 'and the determination, even though one is ex- hausted, to go on piving of one's very best. Are all the»e virtues supposed to be confined to the playing field and forgotten when we get into ordinary clothes? People would jeer and barrack a football...
ANIMALS GIVE CLUES TO KEEPER'S NAME [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
ANIMALS GIVE CLUES TO KEEPER'S NAME SOLUTION NAME ADDRESS AGE /^AN you work out the name of this popular zoo keeper?. ^-' It is made up from the first letters of the names of the seven animals drawn in our picture. For example, from APE, you get "A."' Now, go ahead. Write your answer neatly in the space provided, add your name, age and address and post your entry to »he Editor, "Play- time" at the address given above. Neatest correct entries will win prizes of £1/1/ (4 points); 10/6 (3 points); 5/ (2 points); 10 prizes of 2/6; and 250 one- and two-point certificates..'
COMPETITION SOLUTIONS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 March 1949
COMPETITION SOLUTIONS ' These are the solutions to puzzles which were published in "Playtime" . on Februarv 20, 1949: _ CROSSWORD: ACROSS-1. Fro»; 2. Slml; 6. Panther: 9. Tret; II. Ship: 12. Kegs: 13. Lion. DOWN.-2. Orange; 4. Trench; 5. Star; 7 Slack; 8. Apron; 10. VtW, II. Sail. FAMOUS AUSTRMJAN: THe famous Australian's name was Eyre. NURSERY RHYME SILHOUETTE: The nuiseiy rh>me represented in Ibis puzzle was Little Miss MutTet. NOTE: See news pages for competition results.