The Age from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on November 13, 1952 · Page 1
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FORECAST FINE, 1 M . POSTAL ADDRESS: 233 COLLINS-STREET. 0.1. PHONES: M D 9 T 3 1 (Ten Lines). CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING: MC 0 8 1 1 (Ten Lines). NO. 30.434 SK'J?aS5J;'MELBOUBNE. THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1952 14 PAGESMjrvrPKlCE 4d. A PENFOUD'S PR03UCTI0N FIGHTING TH EJPREMI ER CP. Resistance to Seats Plan SHEPPARTON, Wednesday. Cheers greeted the statement by the Premier (Mr. McDonald), in a fighting policy speech tonight, that the Country party would resist the two-for-one seats plan "with all the; forces at its command." An enthusiastic attendance of. 750 crowded the Star Theatre-the largest political meeting held in the city, when the Premier opened the CP. campaign. Explaining the determination of the CP.' to fight the two-for-one plan, Mr. McDonald added, "We are fighting it because it will reduce country representation to so few members that they will neither be heeded nor heard in Parliament. Prominently displayed near the stage was a large Illustrated map defining In red the metropolitan area, Bendigo, Ballarat and Geelong in relation to the rest of Victoria. It was used to emphasise Mr. McDonald's assertion that under the Hollway-Labor two-for-one redistribution plan these small areas would return 44 members to Parliament, whereas the vast primary producing districts and towns would be represented by only 22 members. Shouted "No The audience shouted "No" when asked by Mr. McDonald whether this would be justice for, country people, t He said: "Surely no one witf any sense of fairness or understanding of the complexities of rural life or the task of development will suggest there is any political justice in such a scheme." The Premier said Mr. Hollway stood revealed as the champion political disruptionist in Victorian political history. Concessions Refused by Japanese TOKIO. Nov. 12 Japan today still refused concessions requested by United Nations forces using bases here for Korea. The high-level conference today failed, according to high sources, to reconcile opposing points of view about costs and the question of Japanese legal jurisdiction over servicemen In this country. It was expected today's attempt p agreement having failed, that conclusion of the year-old negotiations would still be long delayed. Today's meeting was earlier expected to produce some agreement, but British and Japanese views could not be reconciled. Index to Advertisements AlrWRVB Amusementa . . Auction Sales: 12 Real Estate 9 Furniture. Machinery and Other Mcr- chnnrilRf. a Ballroom Dancing . .. Bprr-iivemcnt Nolicea .. Births Board Vacant Board Wanted Building Materials . ., Businesses, Hotels . ., Caravans and Trailers Country Properties ., Deaths Drive Yourself Cars ., 12 13 13 1.1 12 11 11 Factories, shops, Offices 13 13 j-miH vacant . . Flat Wanted .. Funeral Notice. 13 Furniture Bcmovcra. tie. 13 Garden Supplies .... 8 Holiday Resorta .. .. 13 Houses, Plats and Land . for 8ale B-10 Houses and Land Wanted 10 Houses and Land to Let 13 SATURDA Y ADVERTISEMENTS Lodge with your News Agent ot "The Age" Office TODAY, PLEASE! OR AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY Mr. Hollway set out originally to exterminate the Country party; now he was trying to wreck the Liberal party which he formerly led. The country people's deep Interest In the Government's rural programme was revealed by the applause given to the Premier's statement on agricultural, water and economic progress. Cheers greeted his announcement that the Country party would continue to fight for an Brother of Premier Dies SHEPPARTON, Wednesday. The enthusiastic and crowded meeting addressed by the Premier (Mr. McDonald) ended abruptly on a tragic note shortly before 10 p.m. Mr. McDonald, speaking under obvious stress, asked to be excused. He said that he had just received a telegram .'iyrither; Mr Rodney McDonald, who had been gravely. Ill in Mooroopna Hospital, had died. Mr Rodney McDonald was aged nearly 50, and was the manager of the extensive McDonald brothers' orchards at Shep-parton East and Cobram. He leaves a wife and a son and daughter. The Premier had arranged a series of election meetings during the remainder of this week and next week. He has now been relieved of these duties, and they will be taken over by other Cabinet Ministers. Ode to the Snoot of a Newt NEW YORK, Nov 12. (A.A.P.). The "New York Times" last Friday described arrangements made by the Bronx Zoo for public display of the first tuatara to be shown in the United States. The tuatara Is a small reptile found In New Zealand. It has been nicknamed "The Living Fossil." The report suggested that the name would fit into the title of a poem "Ode Tuatara," but ad- In Memorlam Late Advertisements .. Law Notices Live Stock-Wanted. For Sale .. Lost and Found .. .. Machinery Marriages Medical M'sslng Friends Money .. . , Monument! Masons . Motor Cycles and Bicycles Motor Schools Motor Tours Professional Public Notices Rallwny Time Tables . Rooms Vacant Rooms Wanted Shipping Situations Vacant .. .. Situations Wanted . .. Tenders . . . '. . . Used Cars, Trucks, ito. Vehicles (Horse) .. .. Wanted to Buy Wanted to Rent .. .. Wanted to Sell .. .. Wireless . . . STAND BY eauitable voluntary re. turn to primary producers for their labor, and that it would support wheat growers and dairy men to obtain stabilised marketing. "Too much has been said about the worth of minority Government,' Mr. McDonald said. "I defy any challenge to mv statement that vie toria is not as well governed as, and is mak ing more progress m ae- velopment and primary production than, any other state m the commonwealth. Proud Record "My colleagues and I are proud of our record of service, as the Country party has no fears, what ever the Issue." (Ap plause.) Answering a series of questions, Mr. McDonald outlined Country party policy on liquor, lotteries and hospitals. On liquor, he said the country party would sup port: No change in hotel trading nours. . The licencing Beard kft'jc ' &s&bv & "ourt. Licensing districts tc be abolished and the court to determine the issue of licences. Communities to retain local option. The Country party was opposed to a State lottery for hospitals, because it was not sound family economics. He had been assured by the Hospitals Commission chairman (Mr. Mc-Villy) that no woman-would be without a hospital bed at the time of her confinement. (See "Threat of Rule from Canberra" P. 3.) ded that such a poem probably would never be written about the pigmy dinosaur. The newspaper said today that the statement was wrong. Nine-teem poems had been received up to last night on a reptile that was only a biological curiosity last Thursday. The newspaper publish ed one ode by Mr. Philip Young, an advertising copy writer. It followed the earlier styles ot John Milton and William Wordsworth. Most of the other poems received were irregular in metre or rhyme and did not tollow eltner tne English of Greek forms. No local poet was able to dis cover a rhyme for Tuat ara, although two suggested Theda Bara, and one that the stranger be named O'Hara. The ode by Philip Young: ODE TUATARA. O, Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour To eulogise this pigmy dinosaur; This unsung eft, this splnose newt. So long of tail, so blunt of snoot, Hath need of ode, ot panegyric, Enconium, laud, and vraiseful lyric. Hapless Tuatara in thy conditioned air, Odeless thou must remain tor who's to care ? Thou canst do nauoht but contemplate thy plight, Until some minstrel comes to set things rigni. -rift ""i - WWSymmh1 WHEN THESE SEMI-TRAILERS collided last night on the Hume Highway near Beveridge, one man was killed and five injured. The dead man was the driver of the sheep truck, en route to Melbourne. Man Killed, Five Hurt When Trailers Meet A transport driver was crushed to death in the cabin of his truck and five other men were injured, one seriously, when two semi-trailers crashed head-on near Beveridge on the Hume Highway last night. The dead man is Christopher Tocklan Davis, 55, of Mulwalla, N.S.W. In the glare of car headlights, crash crews worked with acetylene torches to cut his nociy free from his twisted cabin. After two hours of cut-tine with oxy-wt' ling torches, the crash crews told the police the body could not be cut free before dawn. The vehicle, a fully loaded sheep transport, is chartered by McCullock's Stock Transports, of Yar-rawonga. .'.round tne wrecsage lay the bodies of at least a dozen cheep thrown c: b. the impact. From the wreckage of the other vehicle, a 30- foot wine tanker, ambu lance men raced four injured men to Royal Melbourne Hospital. They were: William Oarsman, 49, Yenda-place, Yenda, N.S.W., who was the driver, compound iractured skull, and three brothers, Keith Jones, 27 years, Gill Memorial Home. Melbourne, shock and internal injuries; Robert Jones, 34 years, of Cowper-street, Glebe, N.S.W., severe lacera tions; Reginald Jones, 29 KOREA MEDAL NEXT YEA It LONDON, Nov. 12. The Secretary for War (Mr. A. Head) told the Commons yesterday that a British Korean war medal, bearing the effigy of the Queen, would shortly be put into production and issues would begin early next year. (A.A.P.). Duke Has First Flying Lesson LONDON, Nov. 12. The Duke of Edinburgh had his first flying lesson today. He drove himself from Buckingham Palace to the R.AP station at White Waltham and went up for a short familiarisation flight in a de Havllland Chipmunk. His Instructor was 29-year-old Lieutenant Caryl Ramsay Gordon. If his progress is normal he will flv a Chipmunk himself after about 12 hours' Instruction,, but It will take him about 60 hours' instruction to qualify for a solo take-off and a landing. He should then be able to take his plane, to a set destination and return He will then be ready for a more advanced training machine with which he will be taught navigation instrument flying and formation work. After this last test he will become eligible lor "wings." Wreckage in Fatal Crash years, same address, severe lacerations and head injuries. A fourth brother, Leslie Jones, 25, of Cowper-street, Glebe, was not discovered by police' until an ' hour after the ambulances left. Dazed by shock, he walked down the highway and sat in the darkness unnoticed by either police or first am neipers. He was finally propped up in the truck cabin while the police car rad ioed tor anotner amou-lance to be sent. Police said the sheep transport was coming from Albury and the other vehicle from Mel bourne when the impact occurred. A local farmer who heard the collision about three miles away de scribed the scene of the ;-:m o O i Ifiw If 1 S til WEARING THE COLLAR of the Garter and the Garter Star, the Duke of Edinburgh photographed In the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace after he had returned with his wife, the Queen, from the State opening ot. Parliament. (Air Mail.) smash as one of the "few death-traps this side of tne Border." The spot gradually sloped off to a one in eight incline, he said, and this encouraged the drivers of great transports to pick up a little speed. CmiE HOW!, TO KOOST LONDON, Nov. 12. The exploding fireworks suspended from trees failed to drive away the 20,000 starlings estimated to be roosting in Birmingham Cathedral and surrounding city buildings Earlier attempts to drive them away included the use of stuffed owls and snakes, supersonic sound machines and the installation )f live wires in buildings. (A.A.P ) 1 Deliveries of Beer to End Today Beer production has ceased at Carlton and United Breweries. After this morning no deliveries will be made. This has been biought about by the dismissal yesterday of 1200 employes. The dismissals are the result of a strike by 110 members of the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemen's Association, also employed at the brewery. New Effort This morning representatives from the Trades Hall Council Disputes Committee will try to meet the general manager (Mr. R. F. G. Fogarty) in an effort to settle the dispute. The dispute began 14 days ago, when the F.E.D. and F.A. members went on strike because the general manager refused to reinstate five men dismissed for alleged "dereliction of duty." Week's Notice A week ago Mr. Fogarty gave a week's notice to 1200 men mostly members of the Liquor Trades Union. These were the men dismissed yesterday. This morning brewery employes will meet outside the brewery in Bou verie-street, and will be told the latest developments in the dispute. Israel s Tribute to Dead President ; "The Age" Correspondent t LONDON, November 12. Two minutes sjlence was observed throughout Israel yesterday to mark the burial of Dr. Chaim Weizmann. The nation's first Pre sident was laid in a plot of his own choosing among the olive trees near the house he had built at Rchovoth. Dignitaries ot Jewish, Moslem and Christian fall lis were at the graveside. Members of diplomatic and consular corps attended, including the British Ambassador to Israel, Sir Francis Evans. The Chief Rabbi. Dr. Hcrzog, said a prayer at the catafalque, and tne Allies Retake Lost Ground SEOUL, Nov. 12. United Nations forces today recaptured all ground lost to Chinese Communists last night In the Triangle Hill and the Sniper Ridge area of the central Korean front. The Chinese had thrown U.N. troops off the lower slopes of the Jane Russell peaks last night in rain and mist and gained control of Triangle Hill, the key height of this front. . EXPLOSIVE ISSUE BEFORE U.N. South African Policy "Threat to Peace" NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (A.A.P.) . The United Nations Special Political Committee will today begin debate on one of the most explosive issues in the General Assembly South Africa's policy of racial segregation. J The special committee of sixty nations was' scheduled to take up the complaint of a 13-nation Arab-Asian group that the South African Govern- ment's policy of "apartheid" was a, threat to the peace and a contravention of the Charter. The committee yest r-dt.y adopted a draft resolution to established a three - member United Nations Good Offices Commission to assist in negotiations bet ween South Africa, India and Pakistan to settle the problem of Indians in South Africa. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 42 to 1 (South Africa) with 13 abstentions, including Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Canada and France. Earlier, the committee by 30 to 12 against with Demonstrators to The delegation of Israel was known to be preparing a list of approximately eight "suggestions" which might be used as a basis for further negotiations. An Israeli spokesman said, however, that no formal resolution was contemplated. In Johannesburg- last night a statement by the African National congress and the South African Indian Congress de manded that the Minister of Justice (Mr. Swart) withdraw his orders to police to shoot demonstrators on sight. Inciting Natives Failure to withdraw the order would give further reasons to believe that disturbances were being deliberately incited by the Government to create panic among Europeans and drive them into the arms of the Nationalists, weaken the defiance campaign, and ruthlessly oppress non-Europeans, the statement added. Crack troops of Kenya's northern frontier force brought south to deal with the Mau Mau terrorism have been rushed to the Tanganyika border, where new activity is reported, says a message from Nairobi. Tanganyika police began a widespread sweep earlier this week against Mau Mau suspects on the burial service was con ducted by the chief army chaplain. At the end, a salute of 21 guns was nred from an adjacent pine wood- Afterwards, Dr. Weiz-mann's widow made her annual November 11 visit to the British war ceme tcry at Ramleh to lay a wreath on the grave of Michael Clark, who was killed in Arab riots in 1939. Mr. Clark was a friend of her second son, Michael, who was killed in the Battle of Britain. It is estimated that 250,000 people from all over the country filed past the bier during the lying in state. QUEEN SEES miss It LOOM LONDON, Nov. 12. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh went to London's Old Vic. Theatre last night to see Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, in which Miss Claire Bloom, Charlie Chaplin's leading lady in the film Limelight, plays Juliet. (A.A.P.) 16 absten ,.ons adopted a clause of the resolution calling upon the Government of South Africa to suspend the implementation or enforcement of the provisions of the Group Areas Act pending the conclusion of the negotiations. Australia, New Zealand-Britain, South Africa and France v,ere among the nations voting against the clause. The United States and Canada were among the nations abstaining. In the plenary session of the General Assembly, frontier of Kenya. 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Hi i l : id I ; three Moslem nations were today scheduled to give their views to the United Nations General Assembly on the main problems of Korea and the future of colonially dependent peoples. The countries taking part in the resumed general debate of the Assembly were Egypt, Pakistan, Syria, Ethiopia and the Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, negotiations were continuing In an attempt to find a compromise solution on the deadlock in the Korean armistice talks. be Shot spread of Mau Mau activity to Kikuyu immigrants to Tanganyika. A Kenya Government spokesman said today that 10 Kikuyus were picked up yesterday trying to get round a road block into Kenya. i.i , mj.i.r . irmpw onlyKK I GNS. WONDERFUL, NEW ! Home Laundry i ton

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