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THE AGE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, ; 1960 Fioods Hit N.Z. Coast ;:.;Areas: ' Town -Swaioiped, Bridges Down - : WELLINGTON, February 4. Thirty-six hours , of torrential rain over east coast areas in the middle part of IVorth Island, after weeks of intensive drought, left rivers and streams in raging full flood today. nrfiiirM have been washed j: way and mi roads are i $ortt hit today was ttie coastal town of Opotlki, where the .roaring ptara I: River burst over stop-banks ,y early, this morning. ' Flood-waters swirled Into the town's main street as shopkeepers made fran-tlo effort to save stock. Elsewhere in North Island heavy, rains over the past two days has disrupted air traffic and brought relief to parched farmlands, . ' But nowherf was the rain as heavy, asf On . the . east '"in 24 hours at Opotlki even Inches of rain fell. Otara River flood-waters are still spreading through the town. Houses In low-lying areas have been flooded ; and water has poured into ' opotlki College.. All schools in the area have been closed. Horses Die A 40-foot bridge In Otara River valley has been washed "Nearby Waioeka River .is still heavily in flood also. -f- Coiintry Party to Fight Higher Rail Charges . MORWELL, Thursday. The Country party will fight any proposal by the Government to raise country rail freights, the Country party leader (Sir Herbert Hyland) told the annual meeting of the Morwell branoh. The State Parliamentary Liberal and Country party has - unanimously approved general Increases in fares and freight from March 1. Sir Herbert Hyland said a statement by the Premier (Mr.- Bolte) that country freights had not been increased since 1955 was true because the Country party had not permitted any Increase. "Wherever you live In the country you . pay more for anything transported by rail than residents of the metro-polls," Sir Herbert Hyland said. "If country freights were showing a loss I would agree but when 2 million profit Is shown by the Government from them where is the Jus-. tiflcation for further penalising the rural community to make up losses In Melbourne?. It was intotha eorae nn this river that a motorised float trucking seven - racehorses crashed on Tuesday night. Of the seven horses, two dead animals have been recovered from the river, three are still missing, and only one top-clasi sprinter Fltnah has been positively identified. The seventh horse was rescued, but later shot. Water is now two feet and a haf to three feet deep in Opotikl's business ' area...,.', . Rain is reported to have ceased upstream, but a high tide from the sea is bank ing un water m the town. Inland, five Inches of rain fell in 24 hours at Rotorua thermal resort, and there was extensive minor flooding in surrounding areas. Near Murupara forest headquarters in the giant Kaingaroa State forest, eight inches the heaviest rain ever there was re corded. Down the coast, the Whakatane River is in high flood, and is expected to break its banks any time to threaten the town and neamy areas. - Doctors May Veto New Health Plan ' 1 The British Medical Association may, ' decide soon to oppose changes in the national health scheme which comes into force on March 1. . The B.M.A. council .will meet In Melbourne on February 28 to decide if doctors will co-operate In the proposed changes. . The amendments, which include a 5 charge for "free" medicine and an extended range of pharmaceutical benefits, were announced bv the Treasurer (Mr. Holt) In his budget speech last year. State . branches of the B.M.A. are now considering the new scheme and its effect on the medical orofes-sion. Their views will be submitted to the council meeting. Correspondence Correspondence published in recent issues of the "Medical Journal of Australia" indicate that a number of doctors are opposed to the amendments. Writing in the latest issue of the journal. Dr. J. B. Hughes, of Burbank, South Australia, says there are three main grounds for complaint: ' "The virtual dictation of what we may or may not prescribe If not directly by the Government, at least by . the pressure of the patients' tendency in some cases to patronise doctors who will give them medicine for nothing; "The fact that some prescriptions will in fact cost Sea-sick? No fear I take (WELLS Kwells prevent all formi of travel sickness. Completely . fe for all the family. 39 at Chemish. less than the 5 charged to the patient; "There will be a certain class of patient who, rather than pay, say. 108 ior a Dome oi cough mix. ture. will come to the doc. tor and say: 'Give me a prescription for a cough mixture, Doctor,' which, In tnis state, with the maximum hosDltal - benefits. costs 106 a consultation to the patient (which he may never pay anyway). He . then receives his bottle ot cough mixture for 5," "Ignorance" Dr. M. G. Chapman, of Belfleld, N.S.W.. says the scneme is oeing introduced with the Ignorance of 80 per cent, of the profession. He says a brief questionnaire should be circulated bv the B.MA. to doctors re questing their opinions on tne proposed "new order." Dr. Chapman says it is 'now or never." The council has asked the Federal Minister for Health (Dr. Cameron) to publish tne list of benefits pro. posed. - London to Melbourne by Motor Scooter A 24-vear-old man who travelled about 11,000 miles from London to Melbourne by motor scooter had a cheerful grin on his face when he arrived here yesterday afternoon. The managing director of Lanes Motors Limited (Mr. W. B. Thomas) welcomed Mr. Tim Weigell, a Jackaroo, of -Mangalore, near Seymour, at the end of his round-the-world trek. Mr. Welgell's arrival was a highlight at a ceremony held to celebrate the taking over of the Lambretta motor scooter franchise for Victoria and the southern Rlverina area by Lanes Motors Ltd. Clad in khaki and wearing a full-grown beard, Mr. Weigell said the only trouble he had encountered in his Journey through 13 countries, including several behind the Iron Curtain, had been in Yugoslavia, where a policeman had demanded to see his passport. Jury Pools May Crime Cases The State Government may extend Its Jury pool stystem to criminal court caes. The Attorney-General (Mr. Rylah) said yesterday that this could cut administrative costs and save jurors' time. . The rool system now oner ates in the civil court and is expected to save 16,000 a year in jury fees. Mr. Rylah said that since the pool had been introduced five months ago the number of Jury panels had been out from lis to oniy iw. -This was a saving, of 9224. Under the pool system a large number of jurors are called to serve in any of five courts. When their case ends they return to the pool. Jurors hot empaneuea can .m usea for a .later hearing. Mr. Rvlsfh said a report on the system showed there was almost no aeiay to yreomuns Judges, jurors were less inconvenienced and .lawyers liked the pool. Brick Prices Will Rise x The price of bricks will rise by 15 a 1000 from February 29. The secretary of the Victorian Brick Manufacturers' Association (Mr. I. W. Vincent) said yesterday the new prices were authorised after the recent margins increase and increases in the cost of materials. The new prices are: Red bricks, 19 10 a 1000; cream bricks, 22 10 a 1000. Rise in School Milk Costs Daily free milk supplied to Victorian school children will cost nearlv 100,000 more this year. A spokesman for the Milk Board said last nitrht It was estimated that the cost of the scheme would rise from 829,000 to 925,000. This would be caused by increased enrolments and the supply of pasteurised milk to more country schools. About 345,000 pupils would this year receive a third of a pint of milk a day thrnimnmit. t.ha Qjhnnl vear. Distribution to all primary schools, kindergartens ana creches will resume on Monday. Improvements to Hume Highway The Minister for Public Works (Sir Thomas Maltby) has approved a 27,813 tender for the construction of a three-quarter mile road on the Hume Highway, at Fawkner. The new roadway will create a four-lane divided highway between Jukes Road and Camp Road. It will link up with similar work now nearing completion In the same area. . When the work Is completed, the Hume Highway will have four lanes between Boundary Road and Camp Road a distance of about two miles. Land 6 a re Mile Squai CANBERRA. Thursday. The Department of Territories is offering to lease land at an annual rental of 6 a square mile north-east of Alice Springs. Applications are being invited for three pastoral homestead leases of 940, 787 and 1101 square miles each. Ready for Work on the Beaches THIS SCOOP, to clear away seaweed . and rubbish from Brighton beaches, started the job this week. Left to Right are: Brighton town clerk (Mr. H. C. Ferguson), the chairman of the council foreshore committee (Cr. E. H. Wagstaff), the mayor of Brighton (Cr.. W. V. Lovell) and the city engineer (Mr. C. E. Tuxen). Govt. Spending Ahead of Receipts CANBERRA, Thursday. Expenditure from the Commonwealth revenue fund for the first seven months of the current financial year has exceeded re-' ceipts, according to the monthly statement issued by the Treasurer (Mr. Holt) today. Expenditure amounted to 768,317,000, against income of 616,149,000. The budget estimate for the fund was 1,391,632,000 lor the full 12 months. However, the bulk of taxation is normally received in the second half Funeral of Film Industry Figure Today The funeral will take place today of Mr. Arthur Brougham Jepson, 69, who died on Wednesday night. He was a well-known figure in the film Industry. Mr. Jepson, of Albert Street, East Melbourne, was Victorian manager of 20th Century Fox for 24 years and has been secretary to the Film Renters' Association for seven years. He was particularly interested in the Cinema Industry Benefit Fund. He leaves, a son, Murray, and daughter, Mrs. C. Rodd. The cortege will leave for Spring Vale Crematorium after a service at Sleight's funeral parlors at 3 p.m. of the financial year. Major items of expenditure were: financial assistance ' ti the States, 114,100,000; defence services, 107,006.000; Post Office, 60,751,000; age and Invalid pensions, 84,521,000 and war and repatriation services, 51,668,000. - Income Major receipts were: income, tax, 183,384,000; excise, ' 149,659,000; sales tax, 94,065,000; Post Office, 66,769,000, and customs, 45,714,000. Receipts for January, 1960, totalled 97,356,000 and expenditure- in that month amounted to 98,716,000, Mr. Holt said. Magrin Rises for Oil Clerks SYDNEY, ' Thursday. Commissioner G. A. Findlay, in the Commonwealth Arbi tration' Commission today granted 28 per cent, marginal increases for nearly 10,000 oil Industry clerks in all States. , The rises range from 15 to 3, and are retrospective to the first full pay period last December. Police Told: Clamp Down on Dumpers The Chief Secretary (Mr. Rylah) has instructed police to take "Immediate action" against people dumping rubbish in parklands. The Government would use all means in its power to stamp out the practice, he said yesterday. Mr. Rylah accused rubbish dumpers of "completely ignoring public health." Rubbish was being dumped under cover of darkness, and numerous cases had been re ported at Yarra Bend na. tional Dark. Mr. Rylah, who Is a trustee of the park, said a recent truck load of rubbish had been unloaded bv the Studley Park police station in one pars grounas. He appealed to the publie to report to the nearest police station ' 'When dumners were seen. Police should be told the registration numbers of any cars or ifucks unloading rubbish. Tumut Festival Art Prizes The Tumut Festival prize, consisting of three major awards, will be open to Australian artists in April. The best painting by an artist living In Australia will win 100 guineas; 100 will be paid for a portrait executed in the traditional manner by an Australian artist; and 25 guineas will be paid for a painting of a scene within the Tumut Shire. The competition will be Judged by Mr. William uargie, of Melbourne. Entr" forms should be returned by March 18. CITY ZONING MEASURES Move to Stop Reta i I Traders Being Closed Zoning measures might have to be introduced in the city to stop banks from spreading to the premises of city retail traders, the Lord Mayor (Cr. Bernard Evans) said yesterday. He regretted that the State Savings Bank and other banks were not doing their best to preserve small shoos in the citv. "it seems inevuaoie mi the council building and town planning committee, I will have to consider zoning measures," said Cr. Evans. He was commenting on a move by the State Savings Bank to take over the cake shop of Herbert Adam's Pty. Ltd., in Swanston Street, next door to bank Y.M.C.A Youth Appeal at 72,016 The "Operation Youth Club" appeal, launched recently by the Y.M.C.A., has reached 72,016. Donations to the appeal so far "include: 5000. Government of Victoria. 2900. Anonymous. 2000. Sir Edgar Coles, O. J. Coles and Coy., Victoria Amateur Turf Club. 1000. Bruce Small, Dr. A. H. Rowden White, Stanley Kor-maa, Australia and New Zealand Bank, Commercial Bank of Australia, National Bank of Australasia, 'Sir George Coles, Associated Pulp and Paper Mills, Electrolytic Zinc Co., Broken B1U South Ltd., J. B. Were and Son, Broken Hill Proprietary Co., Myer Emporium, Australian Paper Manufacturers, North Broken Hill, Repco, Sunshine Foundation, New Broken Hill Consolidated, Consolidated Zlno Pty., Ford Motor Co. of Aust., Cyclone Co. of Australia, Percy Baxter Charitable Trust, English. Scottish and Australian Bank. 500. Anonymous, James Hardte and Co., M. B. Moffatt, The Herald and Weekly Times, Custom Credit, Kodak (A'asla) Australian Estates Co., Shell Co. of Australia, I.C.I. of Aust. and N.Z., Patersons Pty., C. N. McKay, H. V. McKay Charitable Trust, Vacuum Oil Co. Pty., Metal Manufactures, Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney, Bank of New South Wales, Austin K 11 patrlck and Co. Pty., International Harvester Co. of Aust., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Lothian. 400. The Victoria Insurance Co., Bradford Cotton Mills, Anonymous, Hardle Trading. 250. Victorian Chamber of Manufactures, Sir Frank and Lady Richardson, Cox Bros.-Foy Groun. . Michael iii Hallensteln and Co., E. G. Redwood, Col lier Charitable Fund. General Credits, H. C. Sleigh, Myttons Ltd., Claude Neon Lights (Vic), canton ana umtea Breweries, Oliver J. Nllsen and Co., H. F. Journeaux, David Syme and Co. 225. T.M.C.A. Central Mothers Club. 210. Royal Insurance Co. 200. K. G. Luke, Mrs. and Mrs. E. G. Wilson, Anonymous, Norman Bros., Kurt Gelger, Geoffrey Grlmwade. W. J. Fal coner, Rogers, Seller and My- nui rty., J. x. romasei;ti, j. s. Coltman. Commercial Union Assurance Co., Standard-Vacuum Refining Co., The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, Ansett Transport Industries, Sir Norman Robinson, Star' Haulage Pty., Estate Sir William Zeal, Estate C. R. E. Ogg, West Footscray Engineering Co. Pty., McPher- sons Jjta. . 157 10. Cox Bros. Foy Group (Art Prize). 125. J. K. Nee son. 105. Wallace H. Smith, Kiddle, ' Brlggs and Willox, Hoyts Theatres, A.R.O. Industries, Geoffrey Armstrong, Kiwi Polish Co., Legal and General Assurance Society, W. L. Buck-land. 100. Theo. H. Levy, Victorian Football League, J. P. Sennltt and Son, Charlesworth Rubber, A. H. Tolley, Colin Mackay, Wm. Noall and Son, Prestige Ltd., W. D. Brookes, M. L. Balllleu, G. S. Colman, McEwans Ltd., British United Shoe Machinery Co. of Aust.. Monsanto Chemicals (Aust.), The Australian Hotel Pty., Ian Potter and Co., Colonial Gas Holdings. Balm Ltd., Anonymous. Holeproof Ltd., H. W. Buckley, C. G. McGrath, Preston Motors, Westminster Carpets, MacRob-ertson (Aust.), R. A. Schu-chard, James Poss, Georges, R. W. McKellar, Dr. Alan G. Parker, Neon Electric Signs, Commonwealth Fertilisers and Chemicals, A. W. Coles, Kraft Foods, Green McCandllsh, Anonymous, Wllke and Co., R. S. Chambers, L. S. Chambers, Hardware Co. of Australia, O. J. Byrne, Sparton Paints, E. W. J. Hansen Clements Langford, Colortone Brick, Cowley Industries, F. A. Hansen, Mayne Nickless, Estate P. E. Dehnert, Thomas Borthwick and Son, Arthur F. Crosby, Australian Motor Industries, The Leviathan, L. R. Robinson, William Crosby and Co. . . 70. "The Pups", end their guests, Miss Rhoda Strachan. 55. Commercial Travellers' Association of Victoria. 52 10. Louis A, Sallmann, Wm. Haughton and Co., Younghusband Ltd., Wm. Drummond and Co., Fred Dennett, Eyelets, Henry Buck. 50 2. J. Goldberg Footwear Agencies. . . 50. Sir Archie Michael Is, G. G. Foletta. "The Blng Boys.'' Office of BokIb and Banfleld. 'John R. Freeman, Danby Giddy ana outnwaite. Balllleu At lard, J. B. Jacobson. J. Herbert Yates Kid Co., Buckley and Nunn, Stanhlll Consolidated Ltia., Aiirea uoomoe, u. j-ina-esay Clark. Wesley A. Ince, Arthur Robinson and Co., Solt Industries, The Victoria, J. and W. Ross Cosmetics, C. L. For rest Trust, New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Acencv Co. . Goldsbrough Mort, Alliance Assurance Co., C. S. Booth, Wun-derllch, Sunray Lingerie, Fede ration insurance. Anonymous. Julius Marlow. J. R. G. McKen- zle, Standard Quarries, Hilton,, Hosiery, uauarat .rroaucts, . C. Grosser and Co. 42. Secretariat Pty. Ltd. 30 10. Herbert Taylor. 30. Anonvmous. 26 5. Sir Frank and Lady senecK, oun insurance umce. 25. Associated Dairies, A. L. Royce, D. York Syme, Rosella Preserving and Manu facturing Co., Yuncken Freeman Brothers Griffiths and uiuijovii. UC1U u. ouuw, 1UC Provident Loan Society of Vic toria, me uuna or furniture Manufacturers. E. T. Bazeley. Norman Robertson, Bedggood and Co. Employes' Charity Fund, H, E. Thonemann, United Distillers, Victorian Automobile Chamber of Com merce Insurance Co., Sir Angus Mitchell, Union Trustee Co. of Aust., Scottish Union National Insurance, industrial Engineer-lne Ltd.. Oo-onerattve Insur ance Co. of Australia, Mr. and Mrs, E. A. Watts, Melbourne Chair Co., W. C. Thomas and sons, Air. ana Airs, norman Carson. Norman G. Clark Ptv.. Western Assurance Co., Har-very Trlnder (Vic), Pearl As surance uo.. Tom imxton Jun.. Co-operative Insurance Co. of Australia, it. u. jvoote. Air. ana Mrs. Clive Falrbum, Yellow Ex press Carriers, L. C. Hyde, W. R, Dougall. A. G, Staley, C.M.L. Charity Fund. 21. R. G. Jenklnson and Son, T P. Clarke and Chapman. 20. Mrs. Jenner, Mrs. Dob-son, Max R. Tomklns, Ray Dooley, Cyril Coffey; Hugh G. Brain, James Mlnlfle and Co., G. W. Green and Son. Heath's Motors, J. D. Johnston, Young's Transport Agency, Swiss Textile Machine Industries, Transport and General Insurance Co., F. G. Menzles, F. E. Lampe, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Duncan, E. L. Morris A. Anderson, W. G. Hall, P. O. Splcer. Bedggood and Co., A. G. Eastwood. premises on the corner of Flinders Lane. The bank also clans to take over 10 shops at the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke streets, next door to tne oan& neaaquarcers. . The bank has told Herbert Adams Ptv. Ltd. by letter that the shop lease will not be renewed when it expires on April 30. No Alternative The managing director of Herbert Adams Pty. Ltd. (Mr. O. L. Downey) said, "It looks as if the bank wants the space. We have no alternative but to get out. "If anything can be done to prevent the bank's move It will be to the betterment of Melbourne and retail trading generally. we movea into me snop 25 years ago and paid a premium for the business, we don't know yet whether we will get any compensation." The property manager of the State Savings Bank (Mr. G. C. Burge) said the banlc urgently needed the shop for bank extensions. The chairman of the City Council building and town planning committee (Cr. Whalley) said the council was opposed to bank extensions at the expense of shops. The bank had refused council requests to replace or retain the 10 shops at the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke streets. The chairman of the general purposes and legislative committee (Or. W. H. Lux-ton) said the committee was considering legislation fo zoning the city. Refugees for 43 Years A short walk down a ship's gangwa this morning will mark the end of 43 years as refugees for four elderly White Russians. Their arrival in Melbourne Is part of the World Refugee Year operation. They are passengers from China on the Eastern Queen, whose arrival is sponsored bv the Russian Welfare Society. The society's vice-president (Mrs. V. T. Trlkojus) will greet them with Miss M. Holmes, resettlement officer of the World Council of Churches. The council's commission on inter-church aid and service to rer fugees will help with maintenance grants. The .refugees are Mrs. Tatiana Maksimova- Fedo-richeva, 73, a' widow, whose medical report says she is suffering from malnutrition; Mr. Daniel Moskalenko, a former farmer, aged 81 ; Mrs. Anastasia Tsaparova-Tiu-kova. 74. a widow, whose people were farmers in pre-revolution Russia; and Mrs. Anna Zmeiva, a widow, 70, whose husband was killed in 1919, fighting with the White Russians. Thev will go to private homes until an old people's home in Healesville is completed. The home is being built with funds from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on. land donated bv a Russian woman. It will eventually accommodate 10 aged refugees from China. The home, similar to one already built in Sydney, is costing 6690. hut further funds for furnishings ar still needed. HANSA BORGWARD y. " .. JBBggggiS j M . ... .. .v. 1 ' iw y ii I '"'''Vsfe- fBiaaMT f0"mlii0' , ' , 38M.P.G. 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