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Monday, December 4, 1961
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rrAT- Daytelth Gusty Worth Wind,. fOBEtAS l . change Approaching. Temp, near 109. Classified Index Page 12 BE WISEI SKIN & SCALP DISEASES ' maud by At uuxurful Cu-Ex-Ma melM at At modern Wn clinic cflht NATIONAL SKIN INSTITUTE lit COLLINS ST., ME1S. (Htjrt u Httro Theatre) Hf 1171 Con.ullnliorw Ff Country Enauiritt Intifd ECZEMA ! BABY ECZEMA: ACNE DERMATITIS : SEBORRHOEA DANDRUFF i ALOPECIA PSORIASIS : FALLING HAIR I VARICOSE ULCERS where -space rOLDIN is DOORS limited 7 : install POSTAL ADDRESS: 233 COLLINS STREET,- 0.1. . TELEPHONES:- 63 0341; - CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING; .' 63 0301 UNIQUE HOUSE m Hnimdrv Rd-. N. Mlbourn. 38-1381 . qq nrj JResUKred It O.P.O., Melbourne.' tor) ' AlUe UOat ITranimiulan Dr Post u Newipaper) MELBOURNE, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1961 20 PAGES PRICE 4d. ... .. U U.N. MEN TAKEN PRISONER BY CONGOLESE Civilians Move as Tension Mounts ' From A. A. P. -Reuters ELISABETHVILLE, December 3. Eleven United Nations personnel are missing after a new flare-up in the Katanga capital of Elisabethville last night. , The Katangese Foreign Minister (Mr. Evariate Kiniba) told the United Nations the men v. ere being held prisoner and that he vas trying to secure their release. The situation is tense in Elisabethville. ' All civilian personnel have moved from their residences and are now living in United Nations military camps. The missing men are seven Swedish soldiers, one Argentine airman, two Norwegian technicians and an Italian Red Cross driver. A 30-minute battle took place between Katanga gendarmes and Indian United Nations troops at Elisabethville airport last night as tension between the Katanga Government and the United Nations mounted. A fist fight developed when an Indian guard tried to stop the gendarmes from molesting an African woman. . , Road Blocks The Katangans then blazed away for 30 minutes, surrendering when their , ammunition ran out. Meanwhile,, both ; fides. set up , road, blocks between the airport and the city. The only casualities were two Katangans injured. Thirty-two captured gendarmes were - later handed back to the Ka 15 Die in Two Days: 4 Killings . Fifteen people lost their lives in Victoria in a week end of violence and tragedy. . Four people were murdered, three drowned, seven died in road accidents and one man was electrocuted. Two youths were wounded in accident shootings and four army men escaped serious In-Jury when a Cessna aircraft on a reconnaissance flight crashed into a hillside near Jamieson on Saturday morning. The plane was wrecked. The murders all on Saturday , brought the total- this year to .55 almost double the yearly average. A Sunshine couple fere shot dead and their 14 - year - old In Other Pages NEWS : Sydney Plane Crash " Aftermath ...... 3 Foreign News .'. ... ,. 4 Russian Defeat In U.N. 4 Sunshine Murders . . 6 Big Township Blaze . . 1 Sport .. ., .. ... 16-20 FEATURES r Comics, Crossword Editorials .. .. .. Films In fh. ri.,...i , 11 letters . . . , . . .. . , . Magazine .. .. .'. .'. .. 11 News of the Day .. .. 2 Small Homes .. .. ... 8 Property Sales i. . . . . . 9 JVeek In Canberra .... 2 Women's Page .. .. ... 10 SERVICES t taw List ...... e Television .. .. .' " u Weather, Malls, ships 8 Classified Advertisements Index Page 12 tanga authorities at a ceremony outside the residence of President Tshombe. Today, Australian Mr. George Ivan Smith, acting united Nations chief in Katanga, told officials to whom the prisoners were handed over: "I am very happy to meet you and glad the battle of Simba is over." Simba is the local beer on which, according to an Indian officer's account, Katanga guards at the airport got drunk. United Nations aircraft landing at Elisabethville airport today were fired on by Katanga troops and one was reported hit. At the same time heavy y merjar nV5 was iieara ir me -. axa annuugu dumi the United Nations ' and the Katanga authorities denied they were responsible. - A United Nations Otter reconnaissance aircraft was fired on by Katang adopted daughter was wounded in a bedroom of their home in King Edward Avenue on Saturday morning. Police have charged an 18 - year - old process worker from Sunshine. At Mordlalloc. a man, 40, collapsed and died from a stab wound on a nature strip in McDonald Street, on Saturday night. A Mordlalloc man, 52,' was charged with murder early yesterday morning. A man, 71, died from stab wounds in a car rushing him to Foots-cray Hospital on Saturday night. Late last night no arrest had been made in this case. - See Pages 3 and 5. ' Car Snapped in THIS is all that was left of a car in : which one man was killed and another critically injured at Moonee Ponds early yesterday morning. The' dead man was Brian Frederick Le Gas-sick, 22, of Albert Street, Brunswick. ) His body was rot found until 15 minutes after the accident on the Victoria Street Bridge across Moonee Ponds creek. The injured man. Ken Parker, 19, of Rose-bury Street, Pascoe " Vale, was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with head, leg and Internal Injuries. Tow truck drivers used hack saws to free him from the twisted wreckage. Police believe the car struck a gutter as it descended steep Victoria Street on to the narrow bridge. Thrown 30 Feet ; A following motorist said the car bounced to the other side of the road, careered right across the 60-yard ese gendarmerie from the ground near Albertville yesterday, and an occupant, Irish Captain Roger McCorley, 32. was slightly injured In the knee. Plane Missing Meanwhile Swedish Transair headquarters is investigating an unsigned cable reporting that a United Nations plane which had been missing in Congo, landed - at Dundo, Angola. The cable, written in poor English, ..said that the crew was safe and that the United Nations would not need to launch rescue operations. Continued on Page 4. Oil Strike Raisesl Hope of Big Find SYDNEY, Sunday. Reports of a promising oil find at Moonie, in southern Queensland, today increased hopes for a major oil strike. A heavy flow of high-grade crude oil and gas was found early today in the Union - Kern - A.O.G. Moonie No. 1 well, about 200 miles west of Brisbane. - The new well is 20 miles south of the Cabawln wells in which Union Oil Development Corporation first discovered oil earlier this year. A drill stem test showed a flow of 250 barrels of oil and 250 barrels of water a day. The Prime Minister (Mr. Menzles) said in Sydney tonight that the find was "very good news." "I hope future developments turn out to be on the grand scale," he added. T'This, of course, will have a tremendous effect on the economic position of Australia." The new well is being sunk by a Joint venture comprising Union Oil Development Corporation, another United States bridge footpath, and smashed Into a ,'ight post, . The Impact snapped off the post, split the car In halves and threw Death of Mr. Pat O'Hara Wood Mr. Pat O'Hara Wood (above) , former Davis Cup tennis star, died yesterday. He was 70. In his day, Mr. O'Hara Wood was regarded as one of the best doubles players in he world. He played Davis Cup ior Australia in lzu 1922 and 1924. Big titles he won in eluded the Wimbledon doubles; the Wimbledon mixed doubles, the Australian singles cham pionship (in 1920 and 1923). and the Austra lian doubles championship four times. He was formerly offi cial coach to the L.T.A.A and L.T.A.V. Mr. O Hara Wood was educated at Melbourne Grammar School and the University of Melbourne. He is survived by his wife and a stepson. Funeral arrangements win De announcea-tqmor-rT' f ' company, Kern County Land Company and the Australian Oil and Oas Corporation Ltd. . The chairman of A.O.G. (Sir Kenneth Coles) said today that the discovery: of crude oil in the Surat basin, Queensland, marked the beginning of a new era in Australia's development. The results of drilling so far were most encouraging. "I am of the opinion that we can look forward to the future of this field with optimism," he added. The resident . manager of Union Oil Development (Mr. D. T. Graves) said the results of yesterday's test were encouraging. ... In the drill stem test a section of the well, between 5816 feet and 5925 feet below the surface, was isolated and oil allowed to flow to the surface. Halves Le Gasslck 30 . feet across the road. v He landed In grass under a wire fence. Mr Jack Hussey, the proprietor of the All-nyte Towing Service,' Heat Sends Thousands to Bay Beaches and Century Today s i A r r Duke Happy He Let Fortune Slip Away LONDON, December 3. The Duke of Northumberland learned yesterday that a fortune had slipped through his fingers. '; . "Jolly good. I'm so glad." he 'said at his 12th century- seat, . Alnwick Castle. - . .. . : ., The Duke sold a collec-, tion of rare . Egyptian treasures to Durham University, County Durham,' for 10,000. -.. Last night he was told the collection was in Fatal said It was the worst suburban . accident he had seen. He had attended three fatal accidents on the bridge during the past few months. He w ' I ,'' r - ' . worth several hundred thousand pounds sterling. The Duke, aged 47, commented: "I have no regrets at parting with the collection for 10,000. 1 did not 'want to make a profit I just wanted the university to . ftae the pieces." A.A.P. Crash understood that at least another three people had been killed there during this period. . . Details of Other Accidents, Page . tit NEAR-CENTURY temperatures are expected in Melbourne after yesterday's 98-deg. heat which sent thousands to the beaches. Little Dale Carpenter (pictured), of Reservoir, was one of the many who found relief at Elwood beach, -Bayside beaches were crowded from South Melbourne to Portsea and the Nepean Highway was choked with bumper - to - bumper traffic moving back to the city from about 4.30 p.m. The temperature In Melbourne reached the maximum of 98.2 deg. at 5.10 p.m. and did not fall below 90 until after 5.30 p.m. It was the hottest day in the city since February 22, when the temperature reached 98.8 deg. The highest temperatures reported to the Weather Bureau were 102 deg. at Nhill, 101 at Serviceton, 100 at Mil-dura and Echuca, and 99 at Kerang. , : The bureau expects hot northerly winds to keep temperatures at about the same level or slightly higher throughout the State today, but a change is likely on Tuesday. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade was kept busy yesterday fighting about 70 small grass fires in the suburbs. Officials of the Forests Commission and the Country Fire Authority said late yes-terday that no serious fires had been reported in the State. However, the deputy chief officer of the Country Fire Authority (Mr. A. W. Larkins) warned that today would be a day of serious fire danger. He said that the spring had been the driest in Victoria since 1938 when disastrous fires followed in the summer, and called for extra care to prevent similar outbreaks. Party Leaders in Final Stages of Election Fight By "The W ITH polling pared at the week end tor the last days or tne ioi Federal election campaign. Trip Prime Minister tKf Morwiosi la to con centrate his campaign tnis wees on whs afoa nf Queensland. where several House of Representatives seara may cnange nanus. ThH Federal Labor lea der (Mr. Calwell) will wind up nis campaign oy addressing meetings in thru Western Australia, New South Wales ana vicroria. Mr. Menzles, who spent tvin nrAAlr inri In Svdnev. is to fly to Brisbane to day lor a meeting m Brisbane city hall. Tomorrow he will fly to TnnmaiHUff for n. meetinc in Townsville Wlntergar- den. On Wednesday, he will fly back to Melbourne and on the following day rive to warragiu lur uie last meeting of his campaign. Tn . . Rrtalmne . and Townsville Mr. Menzles is expectea to urge a strong vote for Govern- Full-time Melbourne Elected The Venerable Tom W. Thomas has been elected Dean of Melbourne. He will be the first full-time, dean for eight years. Archdeacon Thomas suc ceeds Very Rev. Dr. S. Barton Rabbase. who combined the post with the duties of prtnftfpal.ot-.RIdley College..- -Arcbdeacon Tnomas-(pic- tured here) has been vicar of St. John's, Camberwell, since 1949. He Is also Arch deacon of Kew. and a canon of St. Paul's Cathedral. Durlns his ministry at Camberwell the new St. John's cnurch was built and furnished to replace the church destroyed by Are in 1955. The new church, costing 135,000, was consecrated free of debt in 1959. Archdeacon Thomas is in terested In Christian education, and is chairman of the Council for Christian Educa tion In State schools, as well as a member of the council of the Melbourne Grammar schools. He was trained for the ministry at Ridley College and Is a B.A. of the University of Melbourne. He served as a chaplain with the 2nd A.I.F. for four years, and before moving to Camberwell was vicar of Doncaster. s Aired 47. he Is married and has three children. Archdeacon Thomas will be Installed as Dean in mid- February, 1962. Announcing the appoint ment, the Vicar-General (Rt. Rev. Donald Redding) said yesterday that the Chapter of St. Paul's, in unanimously electing Arch deacon Thomas to the post, recorded Its deeD aDDrecia- Scots Want Plebiscite on Home Rule GLASGOW, Dec. 3. An appeal for 100,000 to enable a plebiscite on home rule to be carried out in Scotland has been launched by 15 distinguished Scots, Including the Earl of Airlie and Lord Boyd Orr. The signatories state that the proposed plebiscite will be carried out, If the appeal is successful, by a postal vote, supervised by a distinguished, impartial British and Commonwealth board. Some Scots, said the statement, favored Dominion status (like New Zealand). otners wanted only limited home rule within the framework of the United Kingdom (like Ulster), and others would prefer to remain as at present. A.A.r, Age" Canberra Correspondent day a week away, ment Senate candidates to give the Government three of the five Senate seats being contested in Queensland. The Prime Minister's proposed visit to Townsville is seen as a bid to save the Herbert seat, which Mr. J. Murray narrowly won for the Liberal party at the 1958 election. In Queensland, the Labor party hopes to win the Liberal-held seats of Herbert, Griffith, Bowman, and possibly Oxley, and the Country party seat of Wide Bay. The Liberal party hopes to win the Brisbane seat, which the Labor party has held with steadily diminishing majorities at recent elections. Mr. Calwell, who addressed a meeting in Brisbane on Saturday, is to campaign in Victoria today. Tomorrow he will fly to Perth for a lunch-time meeting in Forrest Place, where the Prime Minister Dean of tion of the), distinguished services to ths cathedral by Dr. Babbagfc y , i BELAIRE Easy Terms from 176 weekly "As Old wet Am J f RANKSTON ! SCHADSTONE S6-?Z2 FOOTSCRAY 68-S226 I. Official agents all major transportation companies. SEA, AIR AND RAIL THROUGHOUT THE WORLD To ond from Europe via Conodian Rockies, United States, Japon, South Africa, Mediterranean Ports or'. Panomo Canal. Cruises to Norwegian Fiords and Mediterranean from London. Pacific Cruises. European ond Scandinavian tours. New Zealand tours. We relieve you of the trouble and worry In obtaining passports, visas, tickets, taxation clearances. Insurance on-travel and hotel bookings. ' 59 WILLIAM ST., MELBOURNE TELEPHONE 62 2331 political leaders pre last Monday attracted record crowd of 3500. On Thursday, after an overnight flight across the continent, Mr. Calwell is to address meetings in Sydney, and will finish his campaign in Melbourne next Friday. Election News, Pages 3 and 5. STOP PRESS Russia Will Give Policy This Week MOSCOW, Dec. 3. Russia's budget and plan for 1962 will be the main item on the agenda of the Supreme Soviet, which meets next Wednesday for its first session since the recent Communist party congress. If precedent is followed, there should be an important foreign policy statement possibly from Mr. Khrushchev. This is the first meeting of the Supreme Soviet for nearly a year, and only the seventh since the Soviet public went to the polls in 1958 to elect delegates fnr a four-year term. A.A.P. XMAS SALE PIANO Student's Model Brand new full metal frame best check . repeating action. 6-octave keyboard. Amazing tonal qualities and the finest student's model you can buy. Written guarantee. PRICED AT ONLY 149 gns. as the State." 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