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Age (Melbourne, VIC)
Publication:Feb 7 1948
 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Age (Melbourne, VIC) - Feb 7 1948
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CITY DELIVERY BAN TO OPERATE Talks Fail Attempts to avert the Transport Work ers' Union ban on deliveries within the city area, bounded by Flinders, Russell, Lonsdale and Queen streets, being imple mented from Monday, failed yesterday. The conference was attended by representatives of the City Council, Victorian Road Transport Association, and the Transport Workers.' Union. The union, .which is sup ported by the Road Transport Association (the ' employers' organisation) is determined to continue the ban until the City Council gives an assur ance that the parking of pri vate vehicles in the city will be abolished during daylight hours. , The union s and employers' case was presented to the chairman of the City Council traffic committee (Cr. T. Kerr), Town Clerk (Mr. H. S.' Wootton) and deputy Town Clerk (Mr. G. J. Dean) dur ing ft two-hours' conference. The deputation emphasised the Impracticability of comply ing with the council's decision to prohibit the parking of pri vate cars in the centre of the city before noon, and to' limit commercial deliveries to the morning. The council representatives were told the ban would ope rate unless the union and em ployers were given an under taking that parking of private cars in the area would be com pletely banned. To this they replied that It 1/tnra lli? imnrtcclVila hfi crlva any such undertaking, . but a report would be submitted to the quarterly meeting of the council at noon on Monday. The secretary of the Trans port Workers' Union (Mr. W. H. Cheney) said afterwards that the deputation had also been. Informed that a move probably would be made at that meeting to have the "staggered parking" decision reconsidered on the following Monday. The committee of manage ment of the union would meet on Monday night to consider the council's decision. Picketing Plan No goods will be picked up or delivered in the heart of the city on Monday. Mr. Cheney said union offi cials would be in the streets on Monday to picket the city's "golden square." He stressed that the picket ing would be "peaceful." Any one evading the ban would be spoken to and asked not to deliver In the banned area. He said that as the Victorian Road Transport Association had decided to support the union in its campaign to se cure the total abolition of day-time parking of private vehicles in the city proper, it was unlikely that any drivers would attempt to break the ban. Milk bars and shops may find it impossible to have ice cream or milk delivered, and hotels may be unable to get any deliveries of beer after to day. Cf!fes will also be affected by the ban, but willbe able to gel deliveries of meat and bread, as these foodstuffs are riot de livered by members of the Transport Workers' Union, Department stores in the area will be isolated except where non-unionists are em ployed as drivers. "Lot of Nonsense" h,%scl'ibing trie proposal to build up a parking area by ,?ver the Flinders- street railway yards as a "lot of nonsense." the chairmari of the Melbourne Tramwavs f»d (Mr.. H. H. Bell) said that . his plan to use nearby panes was the only one of anv practical value. Mr. Bell said that millions oi feet of timber would b» necessary to carry out the Flinders-street plan. It would cost a large sum of money and divert trades men from the more essential nome-buildlng programme. Mr. Bell said he had not been approached by city coun cillors since the board agreed to construct a branch line In Joiimont-road for. car drivers and passengers provided the park lands near the Melbourne cricket ground were used as a parking area. The secretary of the Tram way Employes' Association (Mr. C. L. O'Shea) said shop keepers were Insisting on re tention of private car parking within the city. He said that this allowed "their wealthy clients to park at the kerb to the detriment of the general public." Plain Flour to be Dearer Approval has been given by the Prices Commission for the following new retail prices for plain flour, to operate in . Mel bourne metropolitan area next Monday:— 1-lb. lots, 3d. per lb.; 1 lb. up to and including 24 lb., 3d. the first lb. and thereafter iifcd. per lb.; 25-lb. bag, 5/2; 50-lb, bag, .10/; 150-lb. bag, 27/. , Retailers in all other Vic torian areas are; permitted to add freight costs to these prices. The deputy commissioner, Mr. Waldron, said the in creases granted were necessary following the advance in wheat price some weeks ago. It was considered sufficient time lag had elapsed for clearance of retailers' stocks of flour pur chased at the lower- wheat price. Building Sold for £100,000 Broken Hill-chambers, at the louth-west corner of Queen- ! street and Flinders-larie, has : been sold for about £100.000 as ' 1/1 Investment. Agents were Anderson and Hickling. The 9-storled brick and ce ment building was erected In 1893 lor the late Mr. F. W Prell. It has a frontage of 76 ft. 9 In. to Queen-street and a depth of 124 ft. along Flinders- lane. ICE CABINETS Of similar construction and appearance to high-priced re frigerators that keep food better and cost a lot less, are produced by Metro Ice and Fresh Food Co. Call at or write to 67 Roden-street, West Mel bourne, for particulars. Tel. 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Already many tons of fish from this little-known fishing ground are reaching the Melbourne mar ket. Corroboree at Bcndigo BENDIGO. Friday. — Taking advantage of the entries of several . aborigines for the Commonwealth Athletic Club's carnival, the Hargreaves-street girls' committee intends stag ing a corroboree this year. Mr. W. Onns, president of the - Australian Aborigines' League, will visit Bendigo next week to make arrangements for this event and other novelties. Agreements on Wheat CANBERRA, Ftlday. — The Minister for Commerce' and Agriculture (Mr. Pollard) an nounced to-day that new wheat agreements were expected to be concluded shortly with five overseas countries, and a num ber of Pacific Islands, includ ing New Guinea. Mr. Pollard said that the countries Involved were Switzerland, France, Norway, Irak and Sweden. It Is believed that Switzer land, France, Irak and the Pacific islands will pay 17/ a bushel for the wheat; as nego tiations for the contracts were commenced before the present overseas rate of 20/ a bushel was reached. Norway and Sweden will pay the present world rate- of 20/ a bushel. Mr. Pollard added that In re turn for the wheat to be sent to Norway and Sweden, Aus tralia would probably receive timber and hardware. C.I.B. Expands to Country Sixteen ' centres outside the metropolitan area will have their own detective force Shortly,, when members of the C.I.B. take up new posts. This was announced yester day by Russell-street police head quarters. A member of the C.I.B. will now be attached to the local police force at Frank- slon,. Hamilton, IVarragul, Swan Hill, Wangaratta, Lillydalc and Horsham. Strengthenmg of country centres is one of the points in cluded in the reorganisation of the force. When the positions are manned, more men will be trained for C.I.B. work to make up the slight deficiency at Russell-strcet caused by the new appointments. Shortage of trained men has prevented detectives being sent earlier to the country. The de lay in getting men "on the spot" when needed in the coun try will now be reduced to a minimum. Two-up School Raided Gaming police, under Ser geants A. Blddington and R. Thomson, raided a two-up school at the rear of an hotel In Bridge-rd., Richmond, yes terday evening; Later, at; Richmond , watch house, . 20 men were charged with gaming offences. Loud Speaker Needed at M.C.G. Complaints about the state of complete Ignorance In which the public was left yesterday following the retirement of Bradman, after making 57, stressed the great need of a public address system at the Melbourne cricket ground. Spectators could then have been informed immediately of .the. reason of Bradman 's re- tirement, the extent of his in- : jury and the possibility of him being able to resume batting during the day. As it was yesterday, although many naturaly. concluded he had in some manner injured himself, they were unaware how or in what way. Others were ignorant of what his retirement exactly meant, and whether Bradman had forfeited his innings or could resume his batting when he recovered. The address system is in stalled at the Adelaide cricket ground with much success and satisfaction to the public. All announcements of importance are made over the system, proving Informative to all parts of the ground. Manager of Cycling Team Appointed ADELAIDE, Friday. — The council of the South Australian Amateur Cyclists' Union to day annolnted the union sec- retary (Mr. H. Hale), manager of the South Australian cycling team. The team will leave for Mel bourne on February 17 to com pete in the Australian ama teur cycling championships beginning on February 19. Government Firm on Arbitration BRISBANE, Friday. — "The Government is committed to the arbitration system for settlement of Industrial dis- putes, and we will not alter awards, except ;. through the Court." The Premier of Queensland (Mr. Hanlon) made this an nouncement to-day on the railway strike. He. said the sooner the railwaymen agreed to let their claims go before the Court the better, and the sooner would the people have their full transport services again. For the Government to de part from its policy on arbi tration In this instance, he said, would bring about the unstable industrial conditions that existed in other parts of the Commonwealth. The Premier said the Go vernment would see that es sential transport needs of the people were met. Railway Commissioner Mr. Wills said he regretted that 19,000 railwaymen would be stood down to-morrow because of the strike. The men would lose more than £23,000 daily. The strikers' disputes com mittee spokesman (Mr. M. O'Brien) said the men were adamant. Funeral of Crash Victim COLERAINE, Friday.-— A very large gathering attended the funeral this afternoon of Brian Plunkett, 5 years who was killed when the chimney icii at i/uieraine ouaie scnooi on Wednesday. School children marched at the head of the funeral "for part of . the distance, and Mothers' Club members lined both sides at: the entrance to the cemetery. Mr. G. Osborne, chief in spector of primary schools, re presented the Education de triment, and Rev. L. G. Phil lips, Methodist minister, con ducted the service. There were beautiful wreaths, and among many telegrams of sympathy was one from the Governor (Sir Winston Dugan) reading: — "My wife and I are ex tremely sorry to learn of the tragedy which has befallen Coleraine school, and send our sincere sympathy to the rela tives." The Education department will meet all costs In making available cars 'twice a week for parents to visit their children in Hamilton Hospital. It will also pay the medical and hos pital expenses of all the chil dren. concerned, and Is pre pared to pay funeral expenses. Easily Caught RUSHWORTH, Friday. — A Murray cod weighing 103 lb. was captured when it became trapped by the gills in a flood gate of an . irrigation channel at Waranga Basin. VARIATION OF HANDICAPS By Raider At its meeting last night the Control Board decided to ex tend the slowest front In the country for trotters from 2.38 to 2.41, with three-second penalties to 2.29, arid two seconds thereafter. The programme for Easter includes the £500 Derby and qualifying heats of the £1000 Easter Cup, for which the dis tance and scratch mark are to be fixed, A consolation race of £300 for trotters (2.30 or better) is to be run in March. Horses which have started four times at the show grounds without winning will be eligible. Extra stand space has been provided for patrons of the paddock enclosure for next Sat urday by making portion of the Leger stand near the horse pavilion available. Appeals of J. W. Brock (six months) and W. Richmond (one month) against their sus pension will be heard on Feb ruary 19 by the board. Women Found Drowned in Bav The bodies of two women were washed up on the beach at Elwood early yesterday morning. They were Mrs. . Hedwlge John, 73 years, and her daugh ter, Miss Frieda John, 50 years, of Barkly-street, St. Kilda. Both women, had only re cently arrived in Australia from Europe. They had .been missing since Thursday morn ing. Police found a note in their flat. Baby Suffocates Returning home after an ab sence of about 20 minutes yes terday afternoon Mrs. Myrtle Elizabeth Pertzel. Welllncton- street, Clifton Hill, found her Infant son. Paul William Pert zel, aged 10 months, uncon scious at the foot of a bed In which it had been asleep. The child, which was lying face downwards on top of the bed, was found to be dead op arrival at the Children's Hos pital. KEY MEN BEHIND THE PRESENT CITY PARKING DISPUTE met yesterday to discuss the crisis. Delegates from the Victorian Road Trans port Association and the Transport Workers' Union gather round the presi dent of the V.R.T.A. (Mr. W.-.H. Wansley) — left, sitting — and the secre tary of the TiW.U. (Mr. W.H.Cheney)— centre — to hear the latest news. Cricketers Mourn Gandhi INDIAN AND AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS stood in silent mourning for Mahatma Gandhi for one minute be fore the start of the fifth Test match at the M.C.G. . yesterday. Teachers' Tribunal Refuses Equal Pay for Sexes While agreeing with a view that "there is no significant difference in the abilities of man and womarf teachers," the Teachers' Tribunal has refused the cjaim of the Victorian Teach ers' Union for equal pay. Reasons for this decision were given in a- comprehensive finding announced yesterday. The most important are: — In detenrilnation of salaries account had to be taken-, not only of the actual work per formed, but also the family needs of the persons perform ing that work— a principle that had been adopted by the Ar bitration Court. A "representative male" teacher in the Education de partment is a married man with a family. Result. of equal nominal pay for the sexes would mean, in effect, unequal real pay for married male teachers, who constituted a majority of the male teachers hi the service. A differential rate of pay should nqt.be regarded as in dicative of woman's inferiority, but as an' "inevitable result of inexorable economic arid social realities," chief of which' was the existence of the family as the most important basic unit of society. An alternative to a differen tial salary scheme as a means of .preserving something ap proaching equality of condi tions as between man and woman teachers would be to determine a common salary scale and then grant family al lowances to married teachers at least equivalent to the basic wage for women. , If a policy of family allow ances were adopted it would not necessarily mean the re tention of the present male salary scale as the common salary scale. If positions were interchangeable, there would be no obligation to fix salaries at the level required for male teachers. Recruitment figures for the Education department for the period 1937-47 indicated that the department attracted al most, twice as many women as men. Indications were that the tribunal's salary award of. 1946 would probably be effective in inducing an adequate number of suitably qualified applicants of both sexes. The finding quotes' a British departmental committee in stating: "We are satisfied that a scale of salary, which is ade quate for women is not adequate for men." Classification Anomalies in most of the larger prim ary, schools, the , finding adds, there is a first class male head teacher, with a first class woman In charge of the In fant department, says the finding. If a common roll were adopted, It would be im possible to have teachers carrying out subordinate duties on the same classification as the head teacher. A downward classification of many women's positions .would become necessary. On the other hand, man and woman teachers would compete against each other for all posi tions except those of a specialised nature. The inference from recruit ment figures of the past was that conditions in the service had been regarded as more satisfactory for women than men. 'The tribunal also expresses a doubt as to whether, a body dealing with , a relatively small section of employes should be responsible for framing policy on a question having "far- reaching national fynd social implications." The British royal commission had regarded the Jssue of equal pay aft one of "high policy affecting many spheres besides that of educa tion." Though refusing the claim for the reasons stated, the tri bunal concedes — "Putting aside the debat able claims made from time to time for the superior effi ciency of men teachers, the tribunal Is prepared to agree that over a wide field of ser vice the work of teachers of each sex is of equal merit, and that in this field the two arc interchangeable, subject to the fact that there will be certain types of teaching more suited to one or other." Memorial Service to Gandhi Mr. K. R. Damle, Acting Commissioner for India, flew from Canberra last night to attend the civic memorial ser- vice to Mahatma Gandhi In the Assembly Hall to-morrow afternoon. Professor Deodhar, who is accompanying the Indian cricket team, will speak on the life of Gandhi. Members of the Indian team will attend the service. Swimming Records Broken in Sydney , SYDNEY. Friday.— Records were broken in the heats of the Australian swimming championships at North Syd- ney .pool to-night when seve ral Olympic Games aspirants competed. The national sprint cham pion, Frank O'Neill, broke the Australian record for 110 yards unpaced. O'Neill was timed at 1 min. 13.4 sec, which broke the record held by Ralph Wright of America by 2 9-10 sec. A few minutes earlier Mar garet McQuade, swimming in the 220 yards junior freestyle, had smashed the Australian record set by Margaret Pines of N.S.W. in January of 2 min. 49.2 sec. Miss McQuade, who comes from Victoria, won her heat very easily in 2 min. 39.6 sec. John Marshall (Vic.) seems almost certain to break the Australian record in the 220 yards freestyle final to-morrow night. Marshall- won his heat by 12 yards to-night in 2 min 16 sec. Marshall demoralised the field and swam the first 110 yards in 65 sec. The Victorian champion, Miss Judy Joy Davies, will not swim in the 440 yards free style final to-morrow She in tends to concentrate on the backstroke and medley events during the championship. Qualifiers for the 440 yards women's freestyle champion ship are Misses D. Spencer (Qld.), E. Allen (Vie.), J. Lackie (N.S.W.), P. McHugh (N.S.W.), J. Young (Qld.), L. Owens (N.S.W.) and N. Farrar (Vic.). Results: — 220 Yards Junior Free Style, Women. — Heat 1: M. McQuade (Vic.). 2 m 39.6 s (Australian record), 1; Janet Johnson (N.S.W.), 2 m 45.5 s. 2; T. Wheal (Qld.), 2 m 51.0 s, 3. Heat 2: D. Norton (S.A.), 2 m 47.8 s, 1; J. Speed (Qld.), 2 m 51.4 s, M. Pines (N.S.W.), 2 m 51.4 s, dead heat, 2. 440 Yards Junior Free Style, Men —Heat 1: M. Rlddlngton (N.S.W.), 5 m 26 s. 1: K. Ridley (W.A.), 5 m 32.1 s, 2; B. Withers (Vic.), 5 m 32.7 s, 3. Heat 2: R. Allen (N.S.W.), 5 m 16.6 s. 1; T. John son (N.S.W.), 5 m 42.4 s. 2; N. Haupt (Qld.), 5 m 43.8 s, 3. 220 Yards Free Style, Men. — Heat 1: G. A Knew (W.A.), 2 m 26.2 s. 1; B. Plcone (N.8.W.), 2 m 28 s, 2; W. Orchard (Vie.), 2 m 29 s, 3. Heat 3: J. Marshall (Vic.), 2 m IB s, 1; W. Boyd (N.S.W.). 2 m 22.1 s, 2: P. Blomfleld (N.Z.). 2 m 25.4 s. 3. Salary Rise in Railways Senior railways administra tive officers were granted a salary, increase of £40 a year by Mr. M. M. Stewart, Con ciliation Commissioner, in the Arbitration Court yesterday. This brings their maximum salary to £840 a year, the same maximum received by special class officers under the salaried officers' award. Chief Judge Drake-Brockman previously granted the £40 in crease to salaried officers. It was stated on behalf of the Railway Commissioners yester day that having regard to the Increases granted In other grades, the Commissioners felt the present application could not be opposed. Bishop Answers MChurch Critics BALLARAT, Friday. — The Labor Movement and the Church's Work is the subject of special comment in to-day's issue of the "Bailarat Church Chronicle," edited by Bishop Johnson. I The article challenges the view of some men that, in striving to promote the welfare of the masses, the Labor movement is doing more solid work than is the church. "If we are to have a better and a new world," Bishop Johnson states, "we must first have better and new men. "Can there then be any question as to which is doing the more Important work. "All that is good in the Labor movement comes from Christianity, but the work of the Labor movement or any other political movement will, because of the flaw In human nature, end In discontent, dis ruption and disaster, unless men rely upon Him who says 'Behold I make all things new.' " Baby Taken From Pram An urgent message was re ceived at police head quarters early yesterday evening that a baby was missing from a pram at its home in Malvern-road, East Malvern, and patrol police were rushed to that ad dress. After a brief search by the police and its parents, the baby, Wendy Hanna, aged 7 months, was found in some bushes in Winton-place, near a, railway, line,, pnd about 60 yards from its home. The infant was taken to the Children's Hospital, where it was treated for bruises and lacerations and detained for observation. The baby had been asleep In its pram at the front of the parents' home, and was missed about 5.45 p.m. by its father. Police later questioned a boy aged 7 years, who is alleged to have admitted taking the child from the pram and throwing It Into the bushes where it was found. New Industries From Britain SYDNEY, Friday. — The Premier (Mr. McGirr) said to night that scores of industries would be transferred from Bri- tain to Australia in the next few Years. Mr. McGirr to-day received several representatives of Bri tish ihanufacturing firms who have come to survey oppor tunities offered here for estab lishing factories. He said that more than 30 representatives of British manufacturing firms were in Australia at present. Representatives of a large British carpet manufacturing firm were now looking for a suitable area to establish a factory in N.S.W. At Goul- burn a British firm manufac turing electrical appliances was building an Important in dustry for local manufacture of domestic electrical appli ances. The firm was bringing some of its key men from England and hoped to be in production later this year. Car Overturns In Avoiding Dog Trying to avoid a dog on Yan Yean road, Whlttlesea, last night, Mr. Albert Carey, Delaware-street. Reservoir. overturned his car. He re ceived a fractured pelvis, and was admitted to Royal Mel bourne Hospital. Mrs.' Carey and their two- year-old child, who also were in the car, received minor abrasions. OEATH. r|TRAILL.— On Feb. a. at the Glpps L land Hospital, Sale. Thomas, dearly loved nuaband of Elisabeth, and lovliis father of Eddie. Flo (Mrs. Kin ley >. Tom, Hilton (deceased), Sandy, Bill, Otyde (deceased), Ronnie and James (deceased), ned 7S jean. | Railway Will Increase Shortage of Dwellings Unless the State Government provides suitable living ac commodation for the occupants of 37 houses on the eastern . side of Richmond-Caulfield railway line, they will be homeless when the Railway Department begins soon to lay down another line. The 15 members of Rich-, inond city council— all .strong Labor supporters— have been negotiating witih the Railway Commissioners on the subject for many months, but without success. Cr. J. L. Cremean, M.L.A., a member of Richmond coun cil, is arranging a deputation to the Minister for Transport (Mr. Kent Hughes). The council engineer (Mr. C. Lowernstern) , in a report submitted to the council on Monday night, said the Rail way Commissioners had not answered his letter seeking more information on the pro- , ject and possible date of starting. Cr. J. A. Loughnan, former mayor of Richmond, and pro minent member of Richmond branch of the A.L.P., said last night the council was most in dignant at the off-handed at titude of the Railway Commis sioners." The council, he. said, had a duty to protect the people whose homes were threatened. Most of them were long-estab- ljshed families who had lived in the district for more than 50 years. They had no alterna tive accommodation. It was the Government's duty to pro vide houses equivalent to those takeri from them. The council was not object ing to the railway programme. It only needed an assurance from the Government that these people would be suitably housed when the work com menced, added ,Cr. Loughnan. The- area to be acquired in cludes 35 houses in - Green- street, two In White-street, and - a malt , factory. Some of the houses are owned by the Rail way department. Last night the commission ers said they had reported their proposed scheme to the Housing Commission, and re- . quested that suitable accom modation be provided for those who would lose their homes. Although the work was urg ent they could not say when it would start. , "It all depends on avail- ability of men and materials," added the commissioners. More Judges Proposed for Courts Victoria's judges in the pres ent legal year are faced with a forbidding list of liti gation, and the Attorney- General (Mr. Oldham) is con- sidering the appointment of more judges. The official Supreme Court list for February suggests that some months will elapse be fore many of the litigants have their legal problems settled. This month's civil jury list contains 129 cases, and the cause' list 80 cases, while de fended divorces number 52 and undefended divorces 405. There are also 26 criminal trials and pleas set down for the Criminal sittings on Feb ruary 16. There was hopeful news yes terday, when the Attorney- General after consultation with the Chief Justice of the Su preme Court. (Sir Edmund Her ring) and the secretary of the Crown Law department (Mr. C. F. Knight) announced that the appointment of more judges, temporary or perma nent, was being considered. Mr. Oldham added the various means to overcome the congestion in the courts were discussed, and arrangements for additional court space were expected to be completed al most immediately, and a defi nite announcement would probably be made next week. Accident Victim Dies Mr. Edwin Ault, 23 years, Glenola-rd., Chelsea, who was found severely injured oh the railway line near Hawksburn on Thursday night, died at Prince Henry's Hospital yes terday afternoon. He Is believed to have fallen from a train. AGED 19, AND EARNING £7 10/ P.W. Junior Clerks, Junior Porters (aged 19) on stations get adult basic wage rate; may earn over £7 10/ per week. Security, early promotion. Apply NOW at Room 225, Railway Offices, Spencer-street, "City.— Advt.j Baptists Plan Church Crusade The Baptist Union of Australia will start a two years and a half evangelistic campaign on Whit- Sunday, May 16. The campaign, known as the Christian Commonwealth Cru sade, is designed to develop concern for Christian living in all members of the church and application of Christianity to every phase of life. An Australia-wide council of the Baptist Union met in Mel bourne this week to decide the policy and programme for the crusade. Each of the 110,000 Baptists in Australia will be asked to attend a covenant service on the first Sunday in June and to sign a pledge of co-opera tion in the evangelistic cam paign. All Baptist churches will re ceive a questionnaire and min isters and church officers will be asked to supply infdrmation on the condition of church life and activity. .Each State will finance ahd support the crusade through local churches. Crusaders will work from present congrega- tions through non-attending Baptists to the whole com munity. .. Leaflets outlining evangelistic methods will be compiled by the council for distribution' to ministers and leaders. " The council is considering the possi bility of making a crusade film. The campaign is designed es pecially to combat materialistic philosophies and social evils. City nerve centre for the Baptist Evangelistic Crusade, Collins-street Baptist Church will play its part in the cam paign. To-morrow's Services WELSH CHURCH, Latrobe- street. — Rev. R. Caradoc Hughes: IX, Happen It Does; 3, Murder the Boss; 7, The Lamp Still Lights (War Nurses' Memorial). INDEPENDENT CHURCH. Col lins-street. — Rev, Norman Cocks . 11, A Family Without God; 7, The Art of Shutting Up. UNITARIAN CHURCH. Cathe- dral-place. — 1, What Do You Know 7 Rev. W. Bottomley; 7.30, What's In a Name ? Rev. Victor James. COLLINS-STREET BAPTIST CHURCH. — 11. India at the Cross roads, Rev. E. E. Watson: 7. When LUe Gets Us Down, Rev. J. Ar thur Lewis. ST. PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL.— 7, 8 and 9.30 a.m., Masses: 11. Solemn High Mass; 7, Devotions. BROADCAST SERVICES.— 3LO : 11, St. Paul's Cathedral, Arch- hlaVion Rnnth 7 1 TDIoIrt nVioln.. tlanlty, Rev. Alan Watson. 3AR- 9.30, Dulwlch Hill Methodist Church, Rev. Bruce Gentle. WESLEY CHURCH.— 11. Rev. A. G. Day; 3, P.S.A.. The Truth About Germany, Mrs. Margaret Watts; 7, Make the Most of Your self, Rev. C. Irving Benson. SCOTS CHURCH.— 11 and 7. Rev. A. Crlchton Barr. Evg. Sub ject; Gehazl or the Poison of Covetousness. AUSTRALIAN CHURCH, Rus- sell-street. — 7.15, The Christian Extra, Rev. C. Mervyn Plumb. SALVATION ARMY, City Temple. — Adjutant Hedley Pres ton; 11, A Great Prayer; 3, The Secret of Happiness; 7, Resisting the Holy Spirit. CHURCH OF CHRIST, Swan- ston-street.— Mr. A. W. Stephen son: 11, The Triumph of Faith; 7, Love's Conquest. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. First Church, St. KUda-road. — 11 and 7;15, Lesson Sermon. Spirit. HOLY TRINITY CHURCH; East Melbourne. — 8. Archbishop Booth. ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.— 8. H.C.; 11. Mstlns (choral), Arch bishop Booth; 4.45, Wayside ser vice, Mr. G. J. Allen; 7, Evensong, Canon F. E. Thornton. Personal Rev. S. Thompson, oi Don ald, has accepted a call from Tottenham Presbyterian Church and will be inducted on March 11. Rev. Prof.-J. D. A. Macnicol will be inducted to the Chair or New Testament Studies at Or- mond College on February 19 at 8 p.m. Very Rev. G. Wooler, dele gate of the Minister General at Rome, is making a visitation of the Franciscan houses in Aus tralia and New Zealand. There are four friaries in Victoria. Doctors See Cancer Film Medical men who were among the 30 people who saw the film Can .John Braund Cure Cancer ? at the State Theatre yesterday said the facts upon : which judgment must be based were not dis closed on the screen. In the film Braund claims to have removed 318 malig nant growths. Shots of suf ferers from cancer are shown at his1 suburban home in Syd ney, and they "testify." The president of the Medi cal Board, Sir Newman Mor ris, who was present, said afterwards that he wished to keep an open triind on the matter until the .diagnosis and treatment had been investi gated. But he considered the film, as propaganda, "most unfortunate." Major-General Burston, for merly Director-Genera) of Medical Services with the Aus tralian military forces, agreed with this view. Brothers Injured in Collision Two brothers were Injured when a motor cycle on which they were riding collided with a -tram at the- corner of Bell- : street -and Gilbert-road, Pres- ' ton, yesterday afternoon. They were Mr. Eric John Fennell, 25 years, Kane-street, West Preston, and Mr. Alan George Fennell, 19 years, Bruce-street, West Preston. At St. Vincent's Hospital Mr. Eric Fennell was admitted , with a fractured leg and hegjj injuries. His condition, is criti cal. His brother was admitted , with a fractured' thigh and head injuries.. . . . Varied Notes . . . Archbishop' J: J. Booth will preach at St. Paul's' Cathedral on Sunday morning and - at Holy Trinity. -East Melbourne. on Sunday evening. Parishion ers will have ari opportunity to farewell Archbishop and Mrs. Booth after the evening 'ser vice. Catholic schools in the arch diocese have contributed £5606 to the Holy Childhood Mis sionary Society for the year. It is a record contribution. Lady Dixon will address Co- burg Holy Trinity Church Plea sant Sunday Afternoon session to-morrow Mr. David Allen will be among the guest artists and the whole programme will be broadcast. Proceeds are in aid of the St. Hubert Training Farm Appeal. Mr. Basil Henrlques, English youthwork leader, who is tour ing Australia, will lecture on Young People's Clubs at As sembly hall on February 10. The lecture has been arranged by the National Fitness Council Associated Youth Committee. The Very Rev. Dr. John Bail- lie, Professor of Divinity at Edinburgh University, will lec ture at Scots Church, Russell- street, on February 11 and 13. A Votive Mass to .mark the opening qf the. new school year wlll.be celebrated In St. Pat rick's Cathedral next Saturday, when Rev. Father Halpin will preach. . Salvation Army tent meet- ings will be held at Williams- town from February 7 to 16. - Services will be held at 8 p.m. each week night. The Sunday service will be conducted by Col. Wilfred Hitching. Aquatic displays by the Sal vation Army Youth Group will ' be held at Melbourne City Baths on February 14 and 21. State finalists will compete for territorial championships on March 20. Young people from the Churches of Christ in rural areas will go into camp at Hall's Gap on Februrtv 11 for a week. First meeting of the C.E.M.S. inter-branch group of St. James and St. Oswald's will be held at St. James' Church, East Malvern, to-morrow at 3 p.m. : An anonymous gift of £500 ' has been received by the exten sion and development depart ment of the Presbyterian . church for evangelistic work. Kelvington Baptist Girls' Grammar School will be opened officially this afternoon by Mrs. H. D. Downing. The new Wattle Park Pres byterian Church will be opened officially at 3 p.m. to-day Sun day services will be conducted by Rev. D. McLean SHugg. The" church is at the corner of Lyn- doch-street and Riversdalc- road, South Box HUL ' i Campaign on Prices Urged The Building Trades' Fede ration last night recom- - mended that all affiliated unions should join with . other unions in a planned campaign against increased - commodity prices. The secretary of the Federa tion (Mr. D. Thomson) said1 the campaign against rising prices would consist of boy cotts, demonstrations, stop- work meetings, and any other action considered necessary. The federation is demanding that no price increases be granted unless sanctioned by an open court of inquiry on which the unions directly con cerned are represented. Federal M.P.'s In W.A. Wedding PERTH, " Friday.— Mr. T. Burke, M, will be best man at the marriage of his fellow, parliamentarian, Mr. -Kim Beazlev. to 'Miss Bettv .Tndee. at Christ Church, Claremont, Where Mr. Beasley is a vestry man. Miss Judge is a National Fit ness leader and gained her diploma of Physical Educa tion at the University of Mel-, bourne. She was iormerly a. State athletic title holder. The bride will accompany; her husband to Canberra for the Federal session beginning on February 18. . Sydney Show Wine Awards SYDNEY, Friday.— Awards'; for the wines, brandy, whisky; rum, gin, liqueurs and cider.' classes in the Royal Easter show were announced by the ' Royal Agricultural Society to day. Special prize for the most ' successful exhibitor in the' wine section was won by Lin-.- deman Ltd. , Champion prizes for open wine classes were won by Lin-, deman Ltd. (hock and full- bodied sherry), L. Buring Pty '. Ltd; (chablis and claret) Rhine Castle Wines Pty. Ltd. (burgundy) , ST. Hardy and Sons Ltd. (Flor type sherry and port), arid. S. Smith and- r- Son Ltd. (dessert wines). , World Prayer Christian women throughout the world will join in a world day of prayer on Friday. Febru- ary 13. The Lord's Prayer will be offered in 10G8 different languages as the day dawns over each con tinent. Prayer services in Mel bourne will be centred at Church of Christ, Swan- ston-streel, in morning, noon and afternoon ses sions. Services have been arranged in 21 suburbs. A special young people's session will be held at the - chapter house of St. Paul's Cathedral at 7.45 p.m.
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