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SEARCH FOR WASTE STIRS DEPARTMENTS Committee Faces Test THE WEEK IN POLITICS [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
SEARCH FORWASTE STIRS DEPARTMENTS Committee Faces Test ¡THE WEEK IN POLITICS-; By Our Polillical Correspondent JTEDERAL Parliament's new baby, the Public Accounts Committee --which many politicians expected would find itself groping innocu- ously in the dark, bamboozled by shrewd Public servants who knew all the answers-has already con- founded the sceptics and got itself into the limelight. LAST week it became " the centre of politi- cal controversy which im- mediately raises funda- mental questions as to its usefulness as guardian of the public money against extravagance or ineffi- ciency in Government, OT against the simple, human process of job-building at other people's expense. lt did so not by being innocuous, as the sceptics expected, but by getting down to the heart of the matter, lt also found itself involved in controversy as soon as it possibly could with its very first report on any Gcfernmcnt départ- aient. The committee's report on ' the Department of National Develop...
Baudelaire In Drift [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
Baudelaire In Drift . Baudelaire, comfort- able winner of. the Gill .town Youthful Stakes at Randwick yesterday, drift- ed heavily in price before the race In a hard-fought finish Baudelaire beat ' the 6-4 favourite ^Farquhar. by a half-length;:'with Castiefield' (66-1) ?: a- length away third.' Baudelaire started^at 4-1 after touching 9-2. In the prepost market he Was a hot'favourite at 5-4. Farquhar was the course favourite, and touched 10-9' at one. stage! . Jockey T. Hill iolanthe stewards that, heavily backed second-favourite Finisterre was down on his hocks in the. starting-stalls, arid he: had called to the. starter not: to let the field go.. .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
QÜEENSLA P wß i Notable for Its nacional significance, Its security; and the magnificent support lt receives - the Queensland State Electricity Loan has ur\j challenged distinction. Gilt-edged, offering Interest at peak-level . . , lt ls the most attractive investment of Its kind In all Australia today! REPAYMENT IN FULL AT MATURITY IS GUARANTEED BY THE QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT . Interest mt« li MORE than DOUBLE Bank Interest. Interest ls paid harf-yearty. . You can Invest £50 or any multiple of £50 for either, an S years or 20 years term, O The Loan is a Gilt-edged investment. Subscriptions to the loan are free of exchange. Queensland State Electricity Loan bonds .can be reconverted to 'cash, If desired. APPLY NOW through any branch of the Commonwealth Sank, direct to the office of the Queensland State Electricity Commission in brisbane, or to any member Bf the Stock Exchange. OPEN JW a WEDNESD A Y ! Underwritten by lan Potter 4 Co.. Melbourne. LOAN CLOSES 3rd NOV., 19«
TWO JOCKEYS FAEL IN RACE Gold CUP To Two Bridies After Favourite Topples [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
MO JOCKEYS FAEL IN RACE >;HE RIDERLESS CONNAUGHT leads the winner; Two Birdies; past the post on the-first ¡me round in the City Tattersall's Gold Cup at Randwick yesterday. \ Falls by jockeys R. Selkrig and E. Doon near the start and nish of yesterday's City Tattersall^ Gold Clip made the race one f the most sensational ever seen at Randwick. Selkrig fell from Connaught when the .colt buckled over im lediately the starting gates opened. He was unhurt. , Doon was thrown :r the running rail en he attempted to ve the 5-2 favourite rldom inside the imate winner, Two dies, a furlong from ne. »n escaped with bruises thigh and lacerations to right arm. He. went e after being treated by doctors. ie stewards adjourned nquiry into Doon's fall he is fit to give evi e. )ur other riders, W. li, N. McGrowdie, A. d and R. Faux all told stewards that Doon had.1 1 tried to force his way through where there was in- sufficient., room. ¡ Two Birdies, 16-1 out ' sider in the field of six, . won thé ...
The Sun-Heraald. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1953 SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1953 SOMETHING ROTTEN IN THE STATE T)ECENT people in New South Wales are dis- mayed and disgusted as scandal after scandal comes to light in the public affairs of the State. Hardly a week passes without some fresh disclosure of dishonesty or laxity, and ugly rumours of corruption in other cases are freely circulated. Evidence given before the Liquor Commission re- vealed abuses on the grand scale, and held Sydney up to Australia-wide scorn. While the judge's findings were still awaited, the Doyle-Arthur Commission brought new shocks. It showed that misdoing was not confined ta the city's less reputable resorts, but extended into Parliament House itself. It is disgraceful and damaging to public faith in the Legislature that a rogue like Doyle should have been able to establish his headquarters in Mac- quarie Street, enjoy the facilities of the House, and use it as a "front" for his fraudulent operations. Nor, as another unsav- oury inquiry has since dis- closed, w...
Can We Avoid The Means Test? M.P.s ADMIT IT IS NOT ETHICAL, BUT ARE AFRAID TO END IT [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
Can We Avoid The Means Test? ! M.P.S ADMIT IT IS NOT I ETHICAL, BUT ARE AFRAID TO END IT By A Special Correspondent 1 ABOLITION of the means test is an article of faith with most Federal Parliamentarians. But like so many, dogmas, it is not very scrupulously adhered to. nPHIS payment of lip : service to the moral arid ethical justification for abolition of the means test, while maintaining its operation, may seem, at first sight, hypocrisy. But it becomes explicable in the light of the effect which abandonment of the means test would have upon Govern- ment finance in Australia. The figures speak for them- selves. In Australia there are 906,000 people entitled-by age-to receive pensions from the Commonwealth Govern- ment. Largely because of the means test but partly because so many still believe that the age pension represents a Gov- ernment charity rather than a - taxpayer's right, only 380,000 men and women draw the age pension, at a cost to the rev- enue and taxpayers of £66,100,0...
World Spotlight A Jamaican "Prophet" Holds A Major Role [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
[World Spotlight j A Jamaican "Prophet" Molds A Major Mole ©7 By A London Staff Corresponden! British colonial officials arc hoping.thal ihc Communist plots in British Guiana will he a spur to strengthening of the Caribbean safely chain linking North and South America. A remarkable yet play a vital part of the British West personality may in the unification Indies. BEFORE the legislature of the West Indian Islands is a plan for a nev federation of the Carib bean, á potential Dominioi of the Commonwealth. It could give the Wes Indies new political ani economic strength am thwart a grosving threat o Communism ip the islands where poverty and unem ployment are rife. British guiana had turnei down the plan - \vorkc&lt; out by the West Indian themselves - but othe West Indian countries ar« now considering it with in creasing seriousness. Thc key to approval lie: in Jamaica, the most popu lous, and most politically advanced of the British Wes Indies; and in Jamaica thc key is held...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
WE LAWS OF TM LAND Considerable publicity was given recently : the arrival in Australia oj a copy oj Magna Car -that famous document about which every scho&lt; boy and girl has, perhaps reluctantly, learned sonu thing. This milestone is the^evolution of just dealir between man and man, is a special reminder of tl, great institution which is a very keystone &lt; Progress-the Law. To trace in any detail the extraordinarily con plex development of our present day law systei would naturally require many learned volumes bu by glancing here and there, it is possible to see ho the laws of our land have indeed been exceedingl refined and civilised down the centuries. FIRST WRITTEN CODE / The first official written legal code is said to ha\ been drawn up by thc powerful monarch of an earl Babylonian empire, Hammurabi (2,100 B.C.). The on! ancient law system comparable in scope and principle wit the English was that of thc Roman Empire. English law has evolved uninterruptedly ...
W. R. BUXTON, HCP., 7f [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
W. R. BUXTON, HCP., 7f Btu. Horse. 11-4 Palisade Car. P;p. Fin. 8 7 6 1 4-7 Coon» Roussel 8 4 5.2 Benvaar Jockey. Running. A. Ward-3rd early, last at 6f, 4th passing Vim, 3rd approach- ing home turn. Took slight lead at distance then went on to win well. ? W. Cook-2nd to move, 3rd at 6f, lead from Vim to distance, when challenged and headed by win -. ncr. ». 1 J R. Selbig-4th to 61, last from Vim to straight entrance. Went to the post full of running. 2 4. D. Carmichael-2nd from-Vim to turn. "3 5 C. Podmore-3rd at Vim, 4th turn. ' Dividends: Win. 18/i place, 8/, 6/3. Double (Corral-Palisade), £9/8/. Betting order. 7-4 on Count Roussel, 11-4 v. PALISADE, 11-2 First Row, 40 Willy Willy, 50 Benvaar. Fluctations: Palis- ade, 2, 11-4; Count Roussel.-4-6, 8-11, 4-7; First Row, 6, 5. 6, 11-2; Willy WillyV 33. 50, 40; Benvaar, 20, 50, 40. 50. 2 len., hd. Time-lm 26Vis. Started 4.5. Judge's Numbers: 1, 2, 7. (Photo for 2nd and 3rd). Scratched: Grand Vite, Hunter's. Game, Creation. Allowance:...
The tug-of-war about Trieste FACT'S London News Bureau [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
The tug-of-war about Trieste FACT'S London News Bureau ÇHILDREN whim- pered as parents and grandparents waved their hands despairingly. When they tried to pass through barbed wire marking a 20-yard wide strip of No-Man's Land, Yugoslav troops ordered them back. This was the human crisis this week of people caught up in the international dispute about the Trieste territory, at the head of the Adriatic Sea. Hundreds of Slovenes and Italians were used to moving freely between Trieste Free Territory's two zones - Zone A, under Anglo-American con- trol, and Zone B, run by Yugoslavia. Suddenly the U.S. and British Govern- ments announced that they would with- draw their 10,000 troops from Zone A and let Italy take it over. Immediately Yugoslavia's dictator Premier Marshal Tito threatened that any Italian troops who entered Zone A would be met with bayonets. Trains and trucks moved 4,000 more Yugoslav troops in to reinforce the 5,000 garrison in Zone B and take up positions in Yugoslavia's...
PIPES WOULD STIR MACHLEJD From A Staff Correspondent In New York [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
PIPES WOULD STIR MACHLEJD From A Staff Correspon- dent In New York WHAT Mecca is to Moslems, centu- ries-old Dunvegan Castle, in the Isle of Skye, is to members of the Macleod clan ail over the world. They may spell it Mac- Leod, Maclcoud, M'Lewd, M'GIaud, M'Cloid, or even (as they do in Poland) Machlejd, but to thc heads of the Macleod clan, they are all one family, and the castle should be "borne." In America bagpipes are skirling, tartans are being taken out of moth-balls, and the fiery blood of Olave the Black is stirring in thc veins of some 30,000 Macleods. The cause of the excite- ment is a pink-cheeked, blue eyed, motherly little woman of 75-Dame Flora Mac- leod, first woman chief of the 1,000-ycar-old clan, who has come to the United States to urge clan members to "come home" to Dun- vegan, if only for a visit. 1 She was piped ashore by members of the New York National Guard . bagpipers and then set out on a tour of the United States. In a broadcast over a nationwide networ...
Women in Sport Jumpers In The Limelight [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
ry ^ BY DORIS MAGEEJ Jumpers í In The Limelight A USTRALIAN won high jumpers seem have had "lead ia tb shoes" since 1936. Now, with the Emp Games at Vancouver « year issuing a challenge, i appear to have produced crop of promising junion Title-holder, " 16-year-o Mary Grace, of Murwilliu bah, edged another quart of. an inch on to her An tralian junior record of J - Hin a week ago at Briste« A newcomer to -ty jumping, 15-year-old Caul Bemotb, was only half u inch behind Mary. N.S.W. 14-year-old school girl Jill" Ware cleared 5ft i the schoolgirls' champí» ships ? a week ago, to eqtf the N.S.W. sub-junior remit npHE Women's Crick! A Association believe tbef have a "find" in 14-year-oB Marjory Marvel. ' A pupil of Hornsby Hos». Science School, Marjorf' took .three wickets for tte, runs for Kuring-gai firsts« the first match of the seam A medium-paced left-haii, bowler, Marjory is only ft; 6in tall, but - should not te, long in making the ¡oát interstate side. ¿ Australian and Ni.ïï,': ...
England's Test bowler, [?]ALEC BEDSER, in the last of a series of articles to-day discusses— [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
rEngJ^nd's î' e s t bowler, fttJäC BED^EÄ, in the last f a series of articles to-day iscusses- .. Niles Of A eft-kander ßy ALEC REOSER IEFORE concluding- these articles it would only be ir to give some hints to left ,nd bowlers. low left-handers are ¡reat asset to any ii, especially on a -affected wicket. : ball to concentrate the one which pitches around the off stump ¡pins away from the ap toward the slips, a right-handed bats Ihat's a leg break, it is bowled with the grip that a right-arm r uses for the off-spin hat is, spun with the iger and largely held : first and second fing s sort of bowler should ,p-but use sparingly ball that doesn't turn hich comes into the in; that is, as we say, with the arm." iously no spin is iry. just comes with the from the left-handed tr bowling from 1 the wicket. ig weapon in the ar of a left-hander is is known as unortho - or "Chinaman" - g. "Chinaman" is a very t ball to bowl, stock ball of this iras from the off and i largely with the third oth...
Schoolgirl's Record Jump [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
Schoolgirl's Record Jump Most outstanding perform- ance in women's áthletics yesterday was recorded by 14-year-old school Jill Ware (Western Suburbs). ^ She broke the existing inter-cliib record of 4ft lOin for the high jump,-held by Gwen Wallace, by an inch. . Jill has had no expert training, but has coached herself along and' práctised in her /backyard.
SAILING TO JENNY TOO Threatened By Near Capsize [Newspaper Article] — The Sun-Herald — 18 October 1953
SAILING TO JENNY TOO Threatened By Near Capsize Jenny Too nearly lost all chance of winning the Sydney Flying Squadron Memorial Handicap on the Harbour yesterday, when it went close to cap- sizing half a mile from the finish. ^ It beat scratch boat Apex by 15 seconds, with H. C. Press two minutes five sec- onds away, third. Scratch boat Apex, which was three minutes behind Jennie Too at the . Sow 'n' Pigs, displayed its best form this season. SYDNEY FLYTNG SQUADRON. -Memorial handicap: Jennie Too (G. Solomon), 6m 15s, 1; Apex (L. Heffernan), scr., 2: H. C. Press (G. Press), 6m, 3. Then came Nerang, Margaretta, Diane, and Jan. ? Re- tired: Sylvia Too. The Tiger Jant zen, Capsized, Acc. Won by 15s, 2m 5s. BALMAIN MOTHS, trophy, 1st heat: Joker (R. Herrick), scr., 1; Fireball (J. Stormont), scr., 2; Mis- chief "(E. Grahame), 7'/im, 3. Won by 6m 40s; lm 30s between 2nd and 3rd. Fastest time: Joker. . BALMAIN VJ.-Club cham- pionship: Irene (S. Quinerell), 1; Roslyn CK. Asprcy), 2; Pan To...