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Friday, December 3, 1971
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r LATH EDITION I rlilay, Drrrmbrr 3, 1971 I OUTCASTS (for tod)): CI IT: Warm anil humid. Becoming nn-willed. Ma, lemps: (iiy 7S, L'pool 12. NSW; Some showers nd thunderstorms S and L. V Piitft I S. SUN: Today n 5.37, sets 7.SJ. MOOS Rises 9.07 ptn, sett S SI am. 1IDLS (Ton Dcniton): High 9 32 am (6M 2m), 10.15 pm (4(t lint, low. 2.59 am (Oft 10m), 4 18 pm (Of I lin). No. 41,798 Telephone 20944 T int published 1831 26 PACES & Ract Guide SEVEN CENTS' Double COLUMN Boost for country jobs iQueen Sewage in i A L GOVT TO GRANT $2M A MONTH TO EMPLOY 8,000 From JOHN STUMIS in Canberra Senior Commonwealth Government officials expect nearly 3,000 unemployed in rural areas of NSW to ct jobs under an emergency grant program announced yesterday. swimming Narrabeen Lakes have become dangerously polluted just as the annual holiday rush of campers and caravanners is beginning. Ycstcrd.iy signs warningi "This water is polluted and unsuitable for bathing" had been erected at the seaward end of the lakes at North Narrabeen beach. 'mm f - -" - - BUILDER The polluiion has been caused bv sewage seeping into the lakes Irom residential areas and Throughout Australia the Rrantj provisionally estimated at $2 million a month arc expected to create more than 8.000 jobs in areas outside the capital cities. The Prime Minister, Mr Mc-Mahon, announced the scheme in the House of Representatives yesterday, but said full details had yet to be worked out with the States. Later the NSW Premier, Mr Askin, said he would still like to sec a Premiers' conference before Christmas to discuss the economic situation, but conceded this was unlikely. (See page 10). Senior Commonwealth ministers last night were critical of Mr Askin for having given the first official notice of the scheme in the NSW Parliament yesterday. Narrabcri Ijikc a dusk yesterday. A woman ftshi.ig in water loo polluted lor swimming. Held back Federal Cabinet agreed in principle to the scheme early this week. But senior minister later decided to delay the announcement partly because ihe Premiers not been consulted and also because it may have appeared as a panic reaction to Labor's no-confidencc motion on the economy on Wednesday. Sir Rotxrl Mrnlrs I .Sidney on hi return from I ngland lal month. Menzies has stroke m n L 13 o u r s n. Thursday. Sir Robert Mcnzicv ihe fo'mcr Prime Minister, suffered a mild stroke lodav. He was admitted to the Mercy Prisatc Hospital. Last Melbourne. Dame Paine Mcnics said tonight thai Sir Robert was in a satisfactory condition. He would remain in hospital lor ai least a week. I Doctors who examined Sir Rohcrt lon ght dc serine d ine stroke as "slight." It has not afleclcd his speech, but it has induced slight paralysis in one side the opposite side to that affected when he had a stroke in Britain in September. IV6K. Sir Robert, who will be 77 on December 20. was taken to the hospital by ambulance Irom h s home in Malvern shorlls before 6 pm. His pcrvmal phssician Sir CIivc Fins, examined Sir Robert soon after his admission. Dame Paltie said Sir Robert had felt unwell for more lhan a week. "I think the pressure of the trip overseas caught tip with him a little." she said, "but I am not unduly worried " Sir Robert returned to Ausiralia last month after visiting Lngland to attend his duties as Lord Warden of the Cinque J'orts. Senate shorts out CANBERRA. Thurs day. Three Labor scna tors have failed to have shorts and long socks approved as suitable 'Jress in the Senate Chamber. A house committee report on dress read by the President of the Senate, Senator Sir Mag nus Cormack, tonight said: 'The committee be licves that rules relating to dress in the chamber should not be necessary and that the choice of appropriate clothing should be left to senators discretion. "The committee is of the opinion, however, that the wearing of shorts is not appropriate where normal business is being transacted and that it does not accord with the dignity of the Senate Chamber." TODAY tt Iht fourth ity of tha but strlkt and 12th day of Iht tatasl round of conflict over oaa-naa doublr-drekfn. II aUo feappfM lo t Oit MW Matt Transport Salaried OrrkffV Annual Ptcnk Day. Ma nndff. stand It) "re rrnamlng list rci'Ond-poo ract Iht Atlantraa Makr. HOW tan ttptmivt hum tin Jen ul w"Pu'0-Hith ihtop t hit km In bJnry undwtthtt M uiktd ytutrday. "Simplt," uyt m tity lufjettt. "You'it U"tm Itn thit Is llit Highly TeihnUol Spue At, one of Iht grtaieil at hltvtmtntt of which it a mat hint that ilktt ham half iht ihlclntu of faptt." SYDNEY streets and buildings are breeding Christmas decorations apace, and some quaint ones. loo. The Sydney County Council boasts a row of "firs" of a lime green hue that no self-respecting fir would acknowledge. They help screen four ear-old roof tenants real palm trees that are drab, despondent creatures but somehow more in unison with the building's "Mack .ump" architecture. SYDNEY policemen with an issue of three new shirts a year are lucky, sass a fireman's wife. (Col 8. Nov 27.) firemen, she explains, get two shirts, "plus a heavyweight, buttoned-lo-the-neck uniform that no man should have to tolerate in Sydney's semi-tropical climate. RATHER startling to notice in iht staid "Economic Rtvlew's" book section, "Passion", by C.W, Bern. (Fret' man, San Francisco. SUS4.73). But it turns out to be a treatist on that other passion Program for Algebraic Sequences Specifically of Input-Output Nature. OTTO LILIENTHAL, the German glider pioneer (Col 8. Dec 1) gets a prominent mention in a Qantas history of flight exhibition at the ANZ Bank, Pitt and Hunter Streets. The exhibition traces flight from Leonardo da Vinci's experiments around 1500 to man's first space probe in 1961. Two Sydney brothers, Bruce and Ross Usher, made the models of gliders and aeroplanes which depict various stages of one of mankind's most remarkable achievements. PROBABLY the most emotive public issue in semi-rural St Ives today is the proposed development of its small shopping area. Ku-ring-gai Council has ' called a special meeting at 10 am tomorrow to discuss the topic but stipulates "Press and public to be excluded." INSIDE Arts 12 Boating 16 Comics 15 Crossword 15 Exams 19 Finance 17-19 Law Notices . . 19 Lotteries (2108, 6548) .... . . 22 Mails 11 Radio 20 Shipping 20 Sport 13-15 Television . . 1 1 Weather 15 Women 12 Wool Sales .. .. 19 CLASSIFIED ADVKTISINO INDEX, Fog 20 fOR TELEPHONE ADVEITS. DIAl 2 0944 frintad ond publish) by Jo J and Son Limited, of ion Strwt, Breed- . way, at Jonas Straat, ftfeodwoy. Pent el eddfon. Box 50a, GfO, Sydney. 2001. taajfttrtd for petting at a newspaper- Category B- Recommended and mmd mum price only. OF BMP I'sslnflcMl I fail ai a lltflr-liaowa fljur brraiwa to bm la lw. Tin man hi euiH Blir Into a giant twit! la tort mark ao4 tbunart auMtrM. Now ito alddra lif of foklnclo lmi bat bttB. rfak4 la a Mnerapht, Tto Mtrt MaUcr." bv titoBrtt Rlalitry Mar. milUa iS.SOk. "I to Xydnty Morning llrrald" tot acquired alUalioa Hshft la "Ito Slwl Mcr." and will publish lb Am of la institmrnti la Iht Wetkend Masaint tomorrow. Sobers: old injury returns Garry Sober, Ito World XI mplaln. bat bad a rt-nrrrcnr of aa old ka ftntnry bet ti boprful to ill play aealntl M ttlrra Australia lomnrrow la Perth. Report, P I J, Sc lina 2. David Jones raises bid David Jaw Ltd last nifhi stepped up in bid for McDowell Holding Ltd to S2.6A in cash and thare with a all cash alternative of $2 f0 per share. Wal-ton l.ilct bid i worth $2.52. based on last nighl'i closing stock exchange price. Details. P 17, Section Big prizes for power boats Prir worth $950 will so In the winner of the "Herald'' Family Boal Trials on January 9 at (Jos-ford. Anyone owning a powerboat capable of 25 mph ran enter. Detail are in Boating, Pane 16, Section 2. P.O. chief CANBERRA, Thurs day. Mr Eber Frederick Lane, 60, NSW Director of Posts and Telegraphs since August last, has been appointed Director-General of Posts and Telegraphs. See report and picture, Page 2. LATE NEWS pay, Parlt urged LONDON. Ihurv day. A House of Commons select committee has recommended that the Ouccn's allowance for ihe Royal Household be more than doubled from JL 475.000 (SAI milium) lo 980.(KK) (SA2.I million) a year. A minority report, from a Labour MP. recommends that it be reduced lo f 1 00.000. Ihe committee was established to inquire into ihe Queen's "gracious message" asking for an increase in her Civil List. Ihe 475.000 was set by Parliament in 1952. Ihe committee has also recommended big increases in the allowances paid lo other members ol the Roval f amily including i25.000 extra to the Queen Mother, who at present receives 175.000 and to Prince Philip. at present The select committee whose chairman was the Chancellor of the Ex chequer Mr Anthony turner, said in its report lhat Civil List expendi ture exceeded 475,000 in 1962 and in every sub scqucn year. Inflation "By 1972. total Civil List expenditure had reached 745.000 and only 30.000 remained in the reserve to add lo the annual payment ol 475.000," the report said. "The resulting deficit or tj4u.mxi was met by ine frivy furse." The Privy Purse finances the Queen's private expenditure. "The deficit is expected to increase by $100,000 during the current year so that by the end of 1971 the total call on the Privy Purse will reach 600,000. The report said that "her Majesty has made considerable contribu tions from her private re sources, in addition to contributions from the Privy Purse, to meet the increasing cost due to inflation of official expenses of other members oi mc Koyai ramiiy. The committee was satisfied there "was little Contd on Page 5. The Queen is better LONDON, Monday The Queen had recov. ered from a mild attack of chickenpox and would conduct an investiture at Buckingham Palace to day, the "Daily Tele graph" reported. The announcement that she was sick was made 10 days ago. in a key breakthrough in the talks. The breakthrough has increased hopes that important elements of the international trade and currency crisis will be resolved by Christmas. Editorial Page details Page 17. 6; ABROAD lia paid overseas $560-million in dividends and profits .during 1969-70, out ot a total company income of $1,699 million after tax. The Federal Treasurer, Mr Snedden, gave the figures today in a written reply to the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Whit lam. Fo" ! utm. v. w - "ATHiNrf J j . . i. Charles Anderson, 6, of put up by Warringah '-Ml k- . -sji . . .... c A lew sards awav a huge camping area had started to Ml up with holiday-maker. w ' i trol of the bus dispute. He called for a secret ballot of bus drivers on the matter and for the union to heed a decision of a Full Bench of the Arbitration Commission that the buses be driven as one-man units. He said he was disappointed with the official report given by council's acting-secretary, Mr J. P. Ducker. Mr Ducker had said that rail union officials believed that their members would not favour a general stoppage at present. He then had called for the fullest co-opera- , lack ol rain. The president of War ringah Shire Council. Councillor R. J. lege, said eslcrdav: "This is serious pollution. Hepatitis could be spread it people ignore the warning not to bathe." Dec Why Lagoon, a few miles away, has also been declared dangerously polluted. Signs warning against swimming have been put up there, too. I ar fewer people bathe in the lagoon than in the lakes. tests bv the Depart-meni of Health have revealed ihe polluron. So far tnerc has been no warning again"! taking fish Irom the waters. As dusk fell cslcrdav. the mullet were jumping in the lakes near Ocean Bridge. Narrabeen. one of the most highly polluted areas. People fish ed and children paddled around in canoes. One fisherman said: "These lakes are good for whiting and flalhead. I know the water is dirtv. but I don't cat much fish. I just come for the sport. "The trouble is when the holidavs begin you won't be able to keep the kids out of the water." Narrabeen I akes have been closed off from the ocean by a high sandbar for many weeks. And lack of rain has lowered the water level. Councillor Lcgg said: "We need concentrated rain three or four inches to build up the amount of water in the lakes. Then we could open the sandbar and let the pollution flush away. "I know that we would put the muck on the beach, but we would hope that the tides would soon remove it. "If we don't get rain, conditions will be very bad in the lakes over Christmas." Council engineers say the provision of sewerage is the only long-term ans wer to pollution in the lakes and Dee Why lagoon. Councillor Legg said: "If pollution goes on at this level, the council must consider stopping all development in areas that are still unsewered." tion of all unions irf raising finance to support the striking bus drivers and conductors. Mr P. Ryan said he "viewed with utter contempt" Mr J. Ryan's proposals. He was not "delirious with delight" at council's resolution but "I am a realist and must get what I can for my members." He said he did not want a general stoppage but he would have liked to have seen a short rail stoppage. Throughout his report, Mr Ducker stressed that the State Labor Council did not have control of the dispute. It was negotiating only Continued Page 10, After Mr Askin's reference lo ihe scheme Mr McMahon had little choice but to announce il immediately. Mr McMahon said: "The Government is determined to meet and overcome the problems facing rural industries that are in difficuliy. "tint that will take time, and we believe that meanwhile there is a need to take temporary measure for Ihe alleviation of unemployment in non-metropolitan areas, with ihe social problems associated with that." Mr McMahon said he had written to each of the State Premiers seeking agreement "as soon as possible" to the scheme. The Commonwealth believes the money should be distributed among the States according to need, rather than population. The distribution favoured by the Commonwealth would be likely to benefit NSW. At present about 28,-000 are unemployed in Australian rural areas, with about 12,000 of those, or more than 40 per cent, in NSW. NSW gets about one-third of normal grants to the States. Under the basic wage in primary industry of about $47 a week for men in NSW, the Commonwealth expects the scheme to give employment to between 8,000 and 10,000 people in Australia after their equipment and materials have been paid for. Mr McMahon said yesterday: "The Treasury will be moving speedily to arrange the necessary ' ' r, r discussions between Commonwealth and State ofli.-l ll. "The chief costs involved arc. however, likely to be wage costs, plus some lesser amount, perhaps up in j per cent of the ion's hi respect of ihe purchase of materials and, perhaps, equipment. "A figure of $2 million a month or thereabouts might approximate the kind of broad order of cost we have in mind, but having said that. I must add that there are numc rous uncertainties about such a figure at this stage." John O'llara, State Political Correspondent, writes: Ihe State Gov crnmcnt expects NSW to get about $800,(XX) or 40 per cent a month from the scheme. If 25 per cent of this is spent on material and equipment the rest will provide jobs for 3,750 people at $40 a week. it a nigner wage is paid the number of jobs will be proportionately lewer. Mr Askin yesterday welcomed Mr Mc- Mahon's announcement. He said Mr McMahon had telephoned him about the scheme yesterday morning. The State Opposition Leader, Mr Hills, described the grant as totally inadequate. He estimated it would provide employment for about 2,500 people in NSW. "The decision is a real slap in the face for Mr Askin, who staked his political reputation on being able to obtain meaningful assistance from the McMahon Government," he said. I green seat in Chifley and from Mr Hatghs car had been examined by the pollution control branch of his department. Microscopic examination had shown the samples were the excreta of bees, with undigested pollen forming the bulk of them. Mr Jago said the fallout was called "golden rain" in a part of Sydney where the problem was severe. f 41 ' Narrabeen, looks at one of the warning signs Shire Council beside the Narrabeen Lakes. Labor Council row AMERICA READY TO DEVALUE ONE-MAN BUS MOVE HOWLED DOWN Helicopters Bees blamed for golden rain collide SAIGON. Thursday. Four Americans were killed" and four injured today when two helicopters collided over the U Minh '"Forest of Darkness" 150 miles south-west of Saigon. They were two of four "Huey" utility helicopters that had landed a force of South Vietnamese soldieri in-the Great Swamp in tha Mekong Delta. The major industrial nations of the Western world have moved significantly closer to agreement on new international exchange rates in Rome. America has indicated a willingness to devalue the US dollar by more than 5 per cent PROFITS GO CANBERRA, Thursday. One-third of all net company income earned in Australia during 1969-70 was paid overseas. This compares with slightly less than one-quarter six years previously. Companies in Austra By FRED WELLS, Industrial Reporter Delegates howled down a proposal at last night's State Labor Council meeting that bus drivers man At-lantean buses as one-man vehicles.' And the State secretary of the bus drivers' union, Mr P. Ryan, spoke of his disappointment that the transport unions had not supported his members industrially. The meeting produced no new proposals for a settlement of the strike. But delegates agreed unanimously to raise the maximum possible finance to support the strikers. The move to have drivers man Atlanteans 5' : was made by a delegate from the Australian Workers' Union, Mr J. Ryan. The union's president, Mr S. Barnes, and an organiser, Mr V. Richards, dissociated the AWU from Mr J. Ryan's statement. Mr Barnes said Mr J. Ryan now faced the prospect of having his credentials as a council delegate revoked. Mr Ryan's attempted resolution, which was ruled out of order, called for the council to withhold all support from the bus drivers' union until it gave the council full con An examination of recent fallout of yellow-coloured globules over three Sydney suburbs showed they were the excreta of bees. The Minister for Health, Mr Jago, gave this written answer to Mr W. Haigh (Lab, Marou-bra) who had asked about fallout over Chif-ley, Matraville and Mala, bar. Mr Jago said samples taken from a bowling fafi i''Winn llhaie iwlWil maWH ' n

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