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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia • Page 3

Sydney, New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed, July 1976 Calls for highway Chalk retires tension over Treasurer's job Milium die as .10 WOFKS Road smashes on a stretch of the as party leader is likely to be the Attorney-General, Mr Bill Sir Cordon's announcement yesterday took the Cabinet including the Premier by surprise. Mr Bjelke-Petersen said: "Of course. Sir Cordon did not necessarily have to, tell Any disagree in 1947, representing the Queensland People's Party. The seat was abolished under redistribution in 1949, but he won the hew scat of Lockyer in 195Qas the joint Liberal-Country Party Sir Gordon was appoint-. ed Transport Minister when the National Party-Liberal Coalition came to ber. 1965. He became Premier in 1968. after the death of Mr Frank Pizzey but held the post for only seven days until Mr Bjelke-Petersen took over. Sir Gordon, 63. was awarded a knighthood in 1971. There will be a three-way contest for his seat of Lockyer, If the National Party wins, it could rule in its own right with the help of independents. The Liberals would have only 30 to the National Party's 40 The 80-km stretch from Picton to Goulburn, where the fatal accidents occurred, is two-lane. The highway has only 81 km of four-lane dual-carriageway highway and 3.39 km of two-lane, the NRMA says. Goulburn Police Highway Patrol claims that many drivers arc travelling too fast on the section of road which is a temporary bypass while the highway is under reconstruction. Police investigations were continuing last night into the four separate traffic accidents that have occurred on the stretch since Saturday. The latest accident occurred early yesterday morning. Three people were killed when their Hume Highway that have taken. 10 lives since Saturday have brought calls from police, the NRMA and the State Government for urgent improvements to the highway, i The NSW Minister for Transport and Highways, Mr Cox, said yesterday he would ask the Federal Minister, Mr Nixon, for increased funds to improve the highway. It has been a Federal responsibility since 1974. The NRMA wants the whole highway improved to four-lane freeway standards by power in 1957. He held that portfolio until succeeded Sir Thomas Hilcy, as the Stale Liberal Parliamentary Leader Deputy Premier, and Treasurer in Decem 350 pay $20 each to toast Langlands BRISBANE. Tuesday. Queensland's Deputy Premier and Treasurer, and Liberal Party leader, Sir Gordon 'Chalk, is retiring from politics August '12. -Tension over who will succeed him as Treasurer has developed almost im- the Ticmicr, Mr BJolke-Pctcrsen, is a likelv contender and a Liberal Party source has warned that his "intrusion" into the post could jeopardise the 19-year-old National-Liberal coalition, Mr Bjelke-Petersen said laBt night that a decision would be made in talks between the coalition partners. The Liberals' nominee for Treasurer an.i choice Sir Gordon Chalk aaiii.MiatiMi) mi) i mmm piium station waggon collided head-on with a semitrailer at Uringalla Creek, about 40 km north of Cioulburn. Killed were Harold John Lucas, 39, of De Burgh Street, Lyficham, a Canberra suburb; his brother Eric James Lucas, 50, of Campbell Street, Ainslic. also a Canberra suburb; and Thomas Riley, 32, of Atkinson Street, Qucanbeyan. The driver of the semi-trailer, Marvin Wolter, is in Canberra Base Hospital with leg injuries. Seven survivors, including a thrce-ycar-old Yugoslav girl, arc in hospital, some in a serious condition, as a result of the other three accidents. The first of these occurred on Saturday. Mr Peter Mladenovic and his wife, Joka, both 29, and their four-year-old son, Zoran, died when their car was involved in a head-on collision with a tip truck near Bcrrima. Slagana Mladenovic, 3. is recovering in Bowral and District Hospital with a broken leg. The family were on their way from their home in Adelaide to visit relatives in Sydney when the accident happened. On Sunday night, Mrs Maggie Makeig, 40, her son. Camron, 16, and a passenger in her car, David Woods, aged 17, were killed in a head-on collision near Mittagong. Five people are recovering in hospital as a result of that smash. On Monday night, Mrs Patricia Harriet Hutchison, a 54-year-old housewife from Glcnview Street, St Marys, died when she was thrown from a station waggon which overturned north of Picton. Sergeant Don Hollicr, of the Goulburn Highway Patrol Division, said the reconstruction work on the highway was not expected to be completed before Christmas and it was important that the by-pass be improved in the meantime. "Although there are plenty of signs warning motorists to drive slowly, many drivers still travel too fast for the road's poor condition," he said. Investigators from the NSW Traffic Accident Research Unit at present conducting on-the-spot investigations of accidents involving semitrailers arc studying the latest fatalities on the Hume Highway. Mr Cox said yesterday: "The Hume Highway falls far short of what could be called a national highway." He said the Federal Government had allocated $59 million plus a provision to cover inflation for maintaining the Hume, Pacific and New England Highways in NSW during the 1976-77 financial year. Mr Cox said he had called for a report of the road from his department and the Police Departs mcnt. following the recent smashes. Editorial, Page 6. ments they might have had "were nothino new or startling in politics. We both have our views but we have worked very well together in the interests of Sir Cordon's retirement follows a major row last month within the Coalition over death duties. Sir Cordon threatened to resign and the Premier said he would accept a resignation in writing. Last night Sir Gordon said he was leaving without He had told Cabinet that his decision had been timed to cause the least "It is in a spirit, of harmony. 1 hope to maintain the good fellowship of colleagues." His decision had nothing to do with any disagree ments.he had had with Mr Bjelke-Petersen, he said. Sir Gordon, 63, entered State Parliament in 1947. the same year as Mr Bjelke-Petersen. Sir Gordon had 15 years' experience in management of a foundry before entering Parliament. He was elected to the seat of East Toowoomba Robinson to deliver yes terday to a convention in Surfers Paradise, in Mr Robinson electorate. The offending sen tence, which Mr Robin son omitted from the speech he delivered said, "For the private sector there will be taxation re ductions." apparently deleted the' reference because he realised that it was dan gerous. But copies of the speech issued to reporters contained the reference which appeared in news paper reports No'attenipti-was made to wimdraw the speiich. NIn his calls to Mr Anthony and Mr Lynch; Mr Robinson is believed to have accepted responsibility for the statement because the speech was issued to reporters in his name. Minister gives explanation of Budget leak From PETER BOWERS, Political Correspondent CANBERRA, Tuesday. The Acting Prime Minister, Mr Anthony, is believed to have Minister's explanation for disclosing that the Budget would provide taxation reductions for the private sector. The disclosure, by the Minister for Posts and Telecommunications and Minister assisting the Treasurer, Mr Robinson, has embarrassed the, Government. Neither Robinson, Mr Anthony, nor the Federali Treasurer, Mr Lynch) would comment Mr Anthony, the Deputy Prime Minister, is acting as. Prime Minister while Mr Fraser is overseas. The disclosure was in a speech for Mr Mart KffiJLfiis Aust to lose archery tourney CANBERRA, Tuesday. The world archery championships, due to be held in Australia next year, -have been withdrawn because- of the Federal Government's ban on certain overseas' teams. The decision made today by the International Congress of Archery at meeting in Montreal. It cited Australia's refusal to allow teams from South Africa, Taiwan and Rhodesia to take part. The championships, which have been planned for five years, were scheduled for Canberra from February 6 to 13. The move by the" 45-nation congress to remove the event from Australia was proposed by Norway and seconded by Canada. Russia was among countries opposed to the motion. The chairman of the organising committee of the championships, Mr Merv Bodkin, said tonight the decision would cost the committee about $10,000 which had already been committed to the project. exciting, rommllo Vila, FROM $986 FROM $622 vavau. FROM $898 Auck FROM $998 FROM $629 Suva, Port UNIONS TO GIVE LABOR DAY MARCH K1PM1TIIIG By ROD HUMPHRIES The golden era of the St George Rugby League Club was revived last night when players and supporters paid tribute to Graeme Langlands at a testimonial dinner at St George Leagues Club. Most of the greats from St George's 1 1-year premiership record run in the 1950s and 60s were among the 3 SO guests who packed the club auditorium. The guest list read like a Who's Who of Rugby League for the past 20 years. Players, club, members and supporters paid $20 each for the dinner, which is expected to provide about $4,000 for Langlands. Langlands retired this year after 14 years with St George and a record 13 consecutive years of representative football for Australia. The banner across the centre of the dining room read: "Congratulations Graeme on the wonderful contribution to Rugby.League in general." Former St George greats at the function included Norm Provan, Reg Gasnier, Ken Kearney, Eddie l.umsdcn, Billly Wilson. Monty Porter, Robin Ciour-lay. Elton Rasmussen and Inn Walsh. John Saltier, former Australian Test captain, had come from Brisbane with two other internationals, Peter Gallagher and Bob Hagan. Eulogies flowed throughout the night. The Australian Rugby League president, Mr Kevin Humphreys, declared Langlands "the best player I have ever seen." The club secretary, Mr Frank Facer, was moved by the function for Langlands whom he helped to gain for the club in 1963. He said that Langlands' recent MBE in the Queen's honours list meant something different to many other people. "In the vernacular of the people on the hill, whom you have thrilled so much, it means Mighty Bloody "Effort." CSIRO scientist wins CANBERRA, Tues day. Dismissal proceed ings against a CSIRO scientist who claimed he was being victimised have failed. An internal appeals commjttee -dismissed the proceedings against 1 Dr Peter Springell today because his transfer, out of which the proceedings arose, had not been approved by the Minister lor Science. Dr Springell, a biochemist, said the CSIRO had subjected him to harassment for his strong views on the environment. Last September the CSIRO ordered his trans fer from Rockhampton to Melbourne. He refused to move, saying ihc transfer was for political rathcrj than scientific reasons. Dismissal proceedings then began. Truck kills boy! Gary Alan Dunstcr, 16. of Cambridge Park, died yesterday afternoon after being hit by a truck at the corner of Berry Street and Parramattta Road, Gran ville. book your oassaoe with us. on an mi to BLUE RIBBON SPECIAL Graeme Langlands proved too great a weight for Ken Kearney (right) when he tried to help Reg Gasnier carry him up the stairs at St George Leagues Club last night. Changa was being chaired to the dining room for the testimonial dinner. OFFER coat Dulux patnt, basic preparation. Up 12'x10'-9' ceiling). Free quote on any lriida or outside painting all 24 Hour Service. Minimum order $55. WALLPAPER SAVINGS Ring today. We'll show you In your own home the very latest In wallpapers at special prices Phone now for OF N.S.W. ROOMS EXTERIOR SPECIALS! Includes normal preparation, undercoat and top coat for as low as these basic prices. Fascias and Gutters $95 iron Roofs $105. Timber and Painted Day march there were fewer than 900 marchers with onlv nbout 3.000 peo. pie watching, according to Mr Challenccr. For 121 years, the march had been led by marshal ridiiu: a horse selected from the ranks of prominent trade-unionists and Labor politicians with a trade-union background. On several occasions marshals had to be given quick courses in horse-rid ing to enable them to lead the procession. For the pisl two years the marshal has been Mr les McMahon. former as sistant Stale secretary of the Plumbcers' Union and now Federal MP for Syd ney. Now Is the time to Brick Homes $295, Timber Homes $455 service throughout PRICES VALID 7 DAYS. PHONE TODAY. COURTNEY WISE ALL SUBURBS CW450.0S Meat workers to meet THFHOUSINfV By KEITH MARTIN -The Labor Day holi day initially called Eight-hour Day and later Six-hour Day began in 1855 to celebrate the gaining of an working week by stonemasons working on the Garrison Church at The Rocks. Later, all unions received an eight-hour working day and the trade-union movement then changed the name to Six-hour Day in the 1940s to indicate the goal at which they were aiming. But a six-hour working day has not been achieved and about seven years ago the trade-union movement again changed the name to Labor Day. At its peak in the 1920s and 1930s, the march attracted about 4,000 marchers and tens of thousands of spectators. Horse-drawn and later motor floats had tradesmen demonstrating their trades such as horse-shoeing, bread-baking and carpentry. At last year's Labor 3LACK30AKP NO DUST WHY ONLY WYTEBOARD? DRY ERASURE STAYS WHITE LIGHT, PORTABLE EASY HANGING RAPID DELIVERY TRY BEFORE YOU BUY A 121-year-old trade-union will die this year with the abandonment of the annual Labor Day march through City streets. ThcSrnarch is a victim of new methods of union activism under which the formalism of a march has been abandoned in favour of quick strikes, demonstrations and, ultimately, the cold, legal atmosphere of the arbitration courts. The president of the Labor Day Committee, Mr Keith Challenger, said last night that dwindling support from trade-unions and the public had forced the abandonment of the march. It would be replaced by activities more suited to the recreational habits of today's workers a children's day at Luna Park and a trade-union dinner on Saturday, and a bowls tournament at Victoria Park on Monday, October 4 the Labor Day holiday. WHITE WHITE NO CHALK WHY WHITE? CLEANER BRIGHTER VISUAL POWER NO DU5T MAGNETIC PICTURES PROJECTION SCREEN I r. laaaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaawa ittrflitf COMMISSION Employees at retail butchers shops will hold a stopwork meeting at 10 am today to discuss Thursday night trading. The Meat Employees' Union has called the meeting for 10 am at the Paddington Town Hall. Under a recent agreement, the union allows its members in supermarkets to work on Thursday nights. This agreement gave employees in supermarkets a substantial wage rise. 'The union is trying to get a similar rise for em ployee butchers in the retail shops. Pacllic or world cruise; enjoying the sunny days, the starry nights and the thrill of discovery among the tropic South Pacilic Islands; or major world ports. Choose your cruise, come and see us and we'll handle everything tor you without tuss and at no cost. And remember, a selection of FlyCruise holidays to and from capital cities also available. September 7 20 day. FAIRSTAR. Brisbane, Whitsunday Passage, Cairns, Vila, Suva, Auckland FHOM $462 October 29 51 days. MARCO POLO. Brisbane, Cairns, Bali, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Zam-boanga, Port Moresby, Brisbane $1608 Tilatavai and liiranga '1 -3 PHILLIP WATERLOO OPEN FDR 32 days. 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Tauranga, The Housing Commission's new 30 storey Elderly People's apartment blocks are now open for public viewing. land, Vavsu, Suva, February 1 17 days. FAIRSTAR. Vila, Lautoka, POST COUPON TO: CARINGBAH SHEET METAL Vavau, Nukualofa, March 23 46 days. FAIRSTAR. (Easter Cruise), (AUST.) PTY. 42 CAWARRA CARINGBAH 2229 NSW. MoresDy, Ban, Djakarta, Singapore, Hong Kong, Nagasaki, Kagoshima, Kobe, Yokohama, Guam, Brisbane Kieiung, Rabaul, FROM $1664 COMPUTER INDUSTRY STORAGE EQUIPMENT Please send me details of WYTEBOARD Name Company Address Telephone 438 1133. for appointment HOURS OF INSPECTION Sunday 25th July to Sunday 1st August, 1976 ,9 am to 5 pm Daily Closes Sunday 1st August 1976 AIL RATES OUOTIO AeOVt ARE SUSJECT TO AVMIAMUTY Of BERTH AT TIME OF BOOKING. Far til your Pacllic, world eruliing and FJyCrulu holidays, com and St tha apocialialt In Irani arrangamanla: NSW GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CENTRE 16 Spring Street, Sydney 2000. Phone 231 4444 Postcode 3

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