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THE OBSERVER. 17 NOVEMBER 181 APPOINTMENTS SNOOKERCLIVE EVERTON 18 Sport Old pros face the new men ED m Em SCIENTIFIC OFFICER CLASS in((ic fields is-en tul, prei Salary (national J from FISHERIES LABORATORY Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Lowestoft, Suffolk PRINCIPAL SCIENTIFIC OFFICER (mie) to bo reipomibl for a programme cancernad wicri the adaptation and development of OiochernieaJ and genetic technique likely to b of value in work on fiih population anilylil and fnh itock aiseisme-it dual i Heat i on ! Norma Hy I it or 2nd class honoun degree, or iFication. in a relevant branch or irunc. eiearch ex D nonce in the biochemicil and enetic fields ientisl. preferably m relation to fisheries it January l?6 LI O -LJ , lis i minimum Promotion proipectj Non-contributory pennon APPLICATION FORMS from Crvil Service Comnnusion. SavMe flow. London WIX 2AA, or telephone 01-714 6010 . 229 (after 4 30 pm ON734. 646-4 "Aniafone ' Serv.ee PUui quote S7035,'ta Cloin date 6th December 196B. PLANT PATHOLOGY LABORATORY Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Harpenden, Herts. Ei DLOGIST (graded 5 S O 'S O I with background knowledge of agr .cu It ure and or horticulture and an tntereit in the chemical control of peits and diseases. Duties will include acting as Secretary to he Af ncultural Chemicali Approval Organisation and its Scientific Advisory Committee, misting rn the assessment of technical data provided by firms in support of applications for approval of products and the inspection of firms' field triaU on Insecticides and fungicides; usntinr k the compilation of the annual List of Approved Products For Farmers and Grower. No n -contributory pension. Promotion prospects. APPLICATION FORMS from Civil Service Commission. Stv1l Row. London, WIX 2AA, or telephone 01-73-1 6010, ext. 219 letter 4 30 p m. 01-734 6464 "Ansafone" Service) Pleaje quota fclr52-5ir,66r'r1AFr'B. Cloitn date 16th December 1966. NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY East Kilbride, Glasgow MATH E M. ATI CI AN ,rM ATH E M AT1 C AL PHYSICIST (traded l.S.O.S O.) In the Fluids Group to develop curve tnd surface fitting: techniques so that thermodynamic data may be estimated from a computerised information retrieval lystem. Will also be required to assist with related tyi terns software development. Urn vac I 1 08 computer with remote on-line terminal available on site. Housing: avai rafale for married itafT In new town. Prospect e permanent pensionable appointment. APPLICATION FORMS from the Director at the above edd resa. Please q uote HC2D 1 667 j1 S, Clou ng date 2nd December 1968. CENTRAL RECONNAISSANCE ESTABLISHMENT R.A.F. Brampton, Huntingdon COMPUTER SCIENTIST (graded S.S O.JS.O.) for computer Instillation concerned with both scientific computation and data handling applications. Worlc relates to photograminetrr end geodesy but previous experience In these fields it not accessary. He will be responsible lor the operation of the eomputer and the supervision of a team of programmers. He will advua on and develop the mathematical formulation of scientific problems, extend the present data handling cape-bilities and assess future hardware requirements. Qualifications (see below) should be in mathematics or phyilcs but candidates with other relevant experience will be considered. Prospect of permanent pensionable appointment APPLICATION FORMS from Ministry of Defence, CE2(e) (AD). Room 302, Northumberland House, Northumberland Avenue, London. W C.2. BUILDING RESEARCH STATION Ministry of Public Building and Works, Garston, Watford, Herts. PHYSICIST; ENGINEER (graded S.S.O.S O ) to join a team concerned with the effects of motorway noise The work Includes the study of noise propagation, noise reduction resulting from screening and the correlation of traffic noise levels with subjective judgements. Good experimental facilities and an I.C L I905E computer are available. Prospect of permanent pensionable appointment. APPLICATION FORMS from the Director at the above address Please quote EDESOr9 E. Closing date 3 1st December 1968. EXPERIMENTAL OFFICER CLASS FIGHTING VEHICLES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT Chertsey, Surrey ENGINEERS fended I.OJA.E.O.) required to fill fore doses In the Mobility Branch and carry out experimental work mo ciated with research and development programmes aimed at Improving the mobility of off-road vehkles. Both vehicles trials in the field and laboratory work will be Involved. Some exDenence of exoerlmental work, and familiarity with the latest measurement techniques required, knowledge of automobile technology and actual experience witn ve nicies or aircraft desirable. MECHANICAL ENGINEER (graded E.O.A.E.O.) required for the development of wheeled vehicles and ancillary equipment under the supervision of a senior professional engineer. Sound knowledge of current automobile engineering practice essential and experience of mechanical engineering design would be an advantage. Protntcu of oarmanent Densionable BDDOintmenta. APPLICATION FORMS from Ministry of Defence, CElff) (AD), Northumberland House, Northumberland Avenue, London, NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY Ministry of Technology East Kilbride, Glasgow ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS or PHYSICISTS (traded E.O.f A-E.O.) required for the development and application of electronic techniques to measurement, control ana eeta erocusinr nroblems in enilneerlnx research. Qualifications! Degree, H.r.-C or equivalent fn appropriate) subject. Prmntm of ctrmsnent Danslonable BDDoInt merits. APPLICATION FORMS from the Director at the above eddress. Please quota HC2D 1 670 E. December I ye. Closing date 1 1th SALARIES, QUALIFICATIONS AND AGE LIMITS SCIENTIFIC OFFICERSENIOR SCIENTIFIC OFFICER Cili riac r.rtin. .knu rn;ni,r.,Frn'i- O . so? 1 -S I 84 ftf. LOllJ-f 1 .740 from 1st January 19691. Increments and special 120 award for approved post-graduate experience.) S.S.O.: l66-2,306 ( 1 ,925-2,372 from In JMutry ). Meet Scientific Officer Class appointments carry promotion prospects to Principal Scientific Office n 2,408-0,324 2.475-3,4lS from 1st January 16). salaries are supplemented in tne Lonaon area, liu inner i-wnuun, wt uunuum Qualifications : S.O. t 1st or 2nd dm hons. degree or equivalent or higher qualification In appropriate subject. Age under 29. JSO.iAi above plus at least J years post-graouaie researcn. ge normany i-u ASSISTANT EXPERIMENTAL OFFICEREXPERIMENTAL OFFICER SalaHeS: A.E.O.: 625 (age I8-S59 (age 22HI.088 fsge 26 or over-!.5M (650-895- I ,I50-I,3S5 from 1st January 19691. E O : 1 ,46l-l.855 1,5 14-1 ,910 from 1st January IV6f starting salary may peapove minimum j. nose Assistant tx peri men ou Officers become Experimental Officers before reaching A.E O tcale maximum. Promotion prospects to ben or experimental uwcert r-i i Itj") 'iRCi if 110-0.710 from 1st January 1969). Salaries are supplemented In the London area, tlii Inner Lorn London. Qualifications : Degree, H.N.C , or equivalent In appropriate subject. Under 22, minimum qualification Is G.CE. In five sublets, including two ScientificMathematical sublets at A' level or equivalent level, A.E.O.1 eg 18-27, E.O. normally 26-30. ndon, 7S Outer MARKETING RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS Elx Research Officer and Research Assistants re required In the newly formed Marketing Research Department of the Marketing Division. The Department la responsible for providing background for the development and evaluation of the Industry' marketing policies. The work will be concerned with co-ordinating the marketing research activities of Area Boards. In the domestic market this relates to the determination of appliance saturation levels, characteristics of appliance purchasers and users, effectiveness of marketing methods, customer service, opinion and motivation, advertising research, and the assessment of the consequences of marketing policies on the demand for gas and appliances. Commercial and Industrial research will be related to the Identification and quantification of fuels In use by process and industry, of fuel price and premium levels, effects of industrial growth on demand and the estimation of effects of policy on gaa demand. Other research relates to published and contract tariffs for the sale of gee. In all these areas extensive us will be made of mathematical, statistical, economic, and market research methods Including the completion and use of demand models. Persons qualified m the relevant disciplines are Invited to apply. Applicants should have a first or second clasa Upper Honours Degree and preference will be given to those with relevant experience. For the more senior posts, appropriate experience Is essential. Salaries will be oommensurate with experience. The commencing salary will be not less than 2,000 per annum for Research Officers (Vacancy Ref No. MR1 1 8), and not less than 1,280 for Research Assistants (Vacancy Ref. No. MR120). Application forma can be obtained from: The Appointments and Establishments Officer, The Gas Council, 59 Bryanston street, London W.I quoting appropriate Vacancy Ref. No. THE WORLD Professional Snooker championship which begins tomorrow evening epitomises the confrontation between two generations which is now at the heart of the professional game. The first match is a quarter-final between John Pulman, the holder, and John Spencer. After Rex Williams turned professional in 1951, having won tho English Amateur championship, no one left the amateur ranks until Spencer did so after returning from Karachi as runner-up in the world amateur championship in January last year. But in tho last 21 months, eight amateurs have followed Spencer's example. Some of the new recruits. Including David Taylor, tho 25-year-old Manchester hairdresser who won the world amateur tide in Sydney last month, did not change their status in time to enter the professional championship. Nevertheless, all tour quarterfinals of the world tournament havo produced a clash between tho long- established professionals and the New Wave. Pulman, a bespectacled, tf-ft, 44-year-old Devonian, who now lives at Bromley, has made seven world title defences in the last four years under the challenge system. This has now been scrapped m favour of a knockout tournament because of the general upsurge of interest and the increased financial potential of the game. Guaranteed cash Sponsorship by Players, the tobacco company, who havo put up a guaranteed prize fund of 3,500 for tho championship, means that the new champion is certain to receive 1,300 and may receive almost as much again if the matches achieve their expected success at tho gate. Last season and this, Pulman ties been under contract to Players (who have also poured over 30,000 into the British amateur team championship which was started last year) for a winter of one-night stand exhibitions at clubj for what Is believed to be the highest guarantee ever paid to a snooker professional. Pulman also has a long-standing summer contract with Butiin's holiday camps. Rex Williams, who was sponsored by Haig whiskey for his successful attempt on the world professional billiards championship in New Zealand in August, is currently playing former world professional snooker champion, Fred Davis, in tho 3,000 Watneys Challenge series over eight weeks in 40 British clubs. Spencer, a 33-year-old ex-costing clerk from Manchester, beat Pulman 17-14 in a non-title match at CoLne in May. Tho longer distance of 49 frames is in the champion's favour hut nothing less than his best will be good enough to get him through to the semi-final in February, almost certainly against Rex Williams (Birmingham), who should comfortably dispose of Bernard Bennett, a new professional from Southampton, in a quarter-final which starts at Southampton Monday week. In his fifties In the other half, tho odds favour a semi-final between Gary Owen, who turned professional last year, and Fred Davis, a former champion and the only competitor in his fifties. The 38-year-old Owen has an MBB, but nothing in financial terms, to show for an outstanding amateur career in which ho twice won tho world amateur championship. Married, with four children, he is In a sense the hungriest player In the field. Last Monday, he mado the maximum break of 147 (15 reds, 15 blacks and all the colours) in an unofficial game, end ho Should be too good for the Irish champion, Jack Rea, at Stratford-on-Avon Hippodrome, 25-28 November. Tho remaining quarter-final between tho 1964 amateur champion, Ray Reardon (Stoke), said Fred Davis (Lisa, Hampshire) will not be played until January as Reardon is touring South Africa, hut there, is no doubt that Davis sees this championship as a chance to escape from the shadow of his elder brother Joe hi a way which never seemed possible before Joe's retirement None of tho professionals is short of mental toughness but they all affirm, with almost affectionate admiration, that Davis, outwardly the most relaxed of men, is the toughest of them all John Pulman Spencer will stretch him. Lester the diplomat GEORGE BERNARD SHAW began his first lecture to the American people : ' Dear boobs.' Promptly the staid New York Times came back next morning with its leader : ' Mrs George Bernard Shaw arrived in America, Mrs George Bernard Shaw went to the theatre, Mrs George Bernard Shaw went here, Mrs George Bernard Shaw went there, and everywhere Mrs George Bernard Shaw went she was accompanied by her husband, a writer.' The aggressive antagonism of the American sporting Press, almost without exception, to the victory of Lester Piggott in the Washington International reminded mo of this well-deserved reproof to Bernard Shaw. ' Knocking Piggott seems to be the fashion at Laurel' was the masterly understatement of one writer. But Lester Piggott handled tho American Press with the utmost diplomacy, both before and after the race. And the fact that he was entirely successful in what he came out to do was only mentioned once in six articles. English Journalists are rightly attacked for pampering jockeys and for not being sufficiently critical of them. A. factor here is that' news- mm i Assistant Managing Director (Designate) This new appointment within the Women's Manufacturing ft Wholesale Division Is a result of the expansion of the Aqoascutum Group who are adding allied merchandise In certain divisions. The responsibilities will Include general planning and co-ordination of all departments in tho manufacture, wholesale, export and marketing of women's coats, suits, rainwear, dresses and sportswear. Candidates (aged 30 to 45) should have had sound experience of adnimlstratlbh, coupled with a good sense of fashion. They should preferably be from the clothing industry, but those In other trades will be considered. Tins is one of the most important and highly paid appointments in the industry, i : Letters, (which will be treated as strictly confidential) should be addressed- to Mr. Charles Abrahams, Acraascutum Limited, 100 Regent Street, London Wl. .- .ascutum ' - JL 6r LONDON .-.Vi..!.1" Computers in Analytical Chemistry Mutlird HaMarch LaberMortM, m ef A MMtry1! men importM! flvotronlas rawraS MUbitthmanU, raqulra grtdiut to wk with Mm t drnnlMi oa fiuHwM f . hansani hi inslyllMl Aamlnrr, WthDr thU will wriBui sriitMM striae hmrprsettleii hWsnl 'mmt himiii. .Ourrwith wViriiatai to lUlattSOJ- nd a MIom4 m-Um arapner. . h h mMpssseJilM Ms wfll M m Anther werft.wkh'etW snilrtlal rft'tms saalkhr In ' tlmv-tharlng mod. ? l. . - f ' i , Cr '' " ' ' J - ?v' - t -, W oxoact ipslloota'tt huo althor exporMm wh otmputtr fyitRM in4 m hi (Mkliit moro Kthi tioohrinunt la thatr application. r hara an arabtlihaa badcjTwia la analytical Inttrurnantatloa with a'4aiaonatraalaaptlcud'a foe, mithamulca and programmlns. - km writ sMns fullan, aatalli ( your,, aducatloa and najirlinaa u Mr. V. L rana, rwtonnat Oflloar.-Mullard i unormtarlai, nadhlll, swray.ntaf. mOs). an tuai RESEARCH LABORATORIES EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR NUCLEAR RESEARCH GENEVA are seeking SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMERS AND SYSTEMS PROGRAMMERS The Data Handling Division, who offer these positions in tho CERN central computing tervice, is equipped with a CDC 6600, CDC 6400, CDC 3800 and an IBM 1401, as well as various other computers. The centre develops specialised techniques for data handling in the field of high energy physics. The CDC 6000 series computers aro operated in a multiprogramming mode, and have attached to tbem real-ttmo devices for scanning film from bubble and spark chambers and data links to several small on-lino computers. 1. SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMMERS (reference DD-DP) : The candidates should have a University degree in Mathematics or Physics and approximately 5 years of practical experience in programming large scale scientific computers, and a good knowledge of the latest techniques. The functions include solving mathematical, numerical and programming problems involved in the use of a computer for the analysis of photographs or data from nuclear physics experiments and to develop related programme descriptions and documentation. The luccessful candidate may be called on to coordinate tho work of a group of programmers and visitors working on a project. 2 SYSTEMS PROGRAMMERS (reference DD-CO) : The candidates should have a University degree in Mathematics or in Physics, several years of programming experience on large scale scientific computers, both in machine code and higher level languages and a good knowledge of the latest techniques. . The functions include tho preparation, Implementation and modification of programming tvstems on the computers operated by the Data Handling Division. Work assignments are outlined through verbal discussions and earned out under general supervision, although this leaves a wide latitude for personal judgement and iniliauve. All candidates should be fluent in English or French and a good knowledge of the other language is desirable. , . , CERN is a rapidlv expanding International Organisation which offers many social advantages ; health insurance scheme, pension scheme, generous holidays clc The basic sal.irv is lax free and ranges between 1970 and 2700 Swiss Francs per month (depending on qualiliLalionsI , there are also various altowances Please write for an application form, quoting Ihe appropriate reference lo : Head of Personnel, CER.N, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland. CITY OF BIRMINGHAM City Treasurer's Department C1r Tmtnntf I F. FJ.M.T.A., PJl.V.A. SENIOR SYSTEMS ANALYST 1Z,170-U.3H pJ. IT-UM Wl ADDllcadoo aro Invited from ORADU-ATES andcr QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANTS with sood oxperieoea trauma work at aenlor tovcL. Tho outlet of tho pott will tawtfw eo-ordlnatlon of too work of flvo lyatems analysts, enturins maintenance of a proper nandard of rlcutnentaocn, ana ImDlernentins manufacturer's packages, also actios at deputy to lha Computer Manager. Referenco 9111 SYSTEMS ANALYST felary i 12,0052,335 per anniin (SXJJ Applications axe Invited from GRADUATES and or QUALIFIED ACCOUNTANTS wiih at least 2 yean cyneau DcrlcQce preferably in local eovarinient. Tbe dutit of tho post will Involve rcsporofoiHty for iyitems cnalysla ana deslan In Individual .projects, ioformstlon retrieval cy stems and inventory management. Reterenc 91 22 An 1 C.L. 1904 Installation ii operational, with a wWc ranae of work which i constantly beinB extended Incltidlna fully Integrated financial accounts, engineering calculations, bills of quantities, data bank, and use of PERT. New purpose adapted offices, start restaurant contributory pension scheme, removal expense to a maiimum of 100, 4 weeks holld.-iy Commencing salary accord Ina to omUll cations and experience. Applications shoold be received within 14 dnji addre&sed lo t STAFF APPOINTMENTS P O BOX 29. Council House. Birmintjharn 1. PLEASE STATE REFERENCE NUMBER ON LETTER AND ENVELOPE. RACE RELATIONS BOARD Is required urgently by the Rac Relations, .Board at their Headquartera in Westanaster. " , g , ft. . Annual Salary i 798 rising 'by annuanncrements to l,082;.plus 125 for officer, working itf Qui "Inner tendon pay "area,; In addition proficiency allowah.for-ithbrthaiidand typing may be earned. sw1 v.;f" "."..f--! i'...'Z Honrs i 41 hb': 'cludS'tilu . (Monday to Friday); 1 ..J'.'. Holiday t 3 weeis' paid hbliclaja jyeaii. Apply to Tho Secretary, ; lcaReIatidns . Board, St Stephen's House, Victoria Embankment,, London, S.W:1:' Closing date :, 2 November; 1968.".' 'C-3 .' Shelley Furnaces Ltd have a vacancy for an, experienced ' Sales Engineer to sell Kilns and Furnaces to ;the, Ceramic and Engineering Industries. , V- - - . ' - -, ' The : position-is based on the works', which is pleasanUy;sttnated , on the outskirts, of Stoke-on-Trent A Company;-car will be Pr0Apph:cinteishoud,possess",)H. and shouid.have a sound knowledge of process heating in the field. t .us. .- Applications in writing, which wiirbe treated in strict-confidence, . should state present salary ana expeTieTivc jAiYia Tbe Managing Director, SHELLEY FURNACES LTD., Newstead Trading Estate, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent; ST4 8HZ. papers are inclined to give way immediately a libel action is mentioned. You can say what you want in print about a politician, an industrialist a cricketer or a footballer, but a jockey is sacrosanct ' If his lips are moving he is lying,' is okay for a politician, ,but ' il his bottom is in the air he's not trying ' about a jockey must be censored. There must be a subtle difference. The quotes used by some of tho American writers would never have been in English papers because they denote ignorance rather than criticism. ' He (Piggott) rode like a bum,' said ono jockey, reported to have won an International, to a writer on the Evening Sun. A capable American jockey said to 1 Washington Post reporter: "That was the worst ride I've ever seen. He was running up horses' rear ends all the wav round. He should a won by 15 lengths.' A journalist said: ' If u a ; ; i . K l crucified.' Gerald Strine of the Washington Post went back to" tho past ' He came up the hard way, overcoming speech and hearing impediments, etc., etc., and he ended his piece: 'He also nearly got the best horse beaten.' What would they have said if they had seen the finish of the Derby? ' He Sayed Sir Ivor from the eight-rurlong pole to the winning-post,' said another writer. Apparently a waiting race in America is an unpardonable crime for any jockey. One of his best Compare tbe English reading of the race with the American. There would appear tor be two entirely different races. Vincent O'Brien came down strongly on the side of one of Lester's best races because ne la not usea to ridine over such a cramped course. Perhaps Vincent was prejudiced. Then who wasn't one way or another? -At eveiT stage throughout the race. Lester had Sir Ivor in touch with the leaders even when he was last No one realised better than Lester that no horse could go along from the tart and keep it up on that going. He knew half the field would bt flniihed" before'the itniight and if was merelv-a. matter of avoiding them as they dropped back.- Ho know his horse bad be tter nnuning speea man any other member or tne neld. He also knew, hit horse Idles if sent to the front too soon. Lester's final ace. played lce-coouy and executed brilflantty, was .to balance his horse Immediately- he entered the straight and before he asked him forfhis'effort.. Kwk a fewt EnElisK-. auppotters quivered here," but' how many races are lost by starting to ride the. finish before the norso lioaianceor rxone of these things were apparently taken into account by the American writers. - Confident Knmrfne iLester and Sir Ivor was an essential -to enjoying this race. At every stage I was comment mat Lester-was exacuy,.wicie.,i wuwu to be. '"Who' can risk for;more? To be'quito iair to the American Press, they have nad,1ittle chance to size up Lester personally or; professionally. Where they have heard 'rumours they have 'fallen' into the trap of preferring the bad rather, than; the good. ' rln s6;doihgfi'they have missed-the wjidle pdint;of:the triprr-on the right horse Lester-isi-'aimosi. invinciDie uu any course. EngUshmen may yet gain, for the next time Lester goes out to Tirln ntTiaurel iio American journalist .will have the 1 effrontery to tip his mount. By winning the .Washington International, Sir Ivor has added at least another i-efSOO.OOOi.. to s his .-value. Apart .from .the English Derby and the. .IJrix ,de J' Arc , de. Triomphe, no race "jn'the'world run on grass has greater prestige'ivalUe, as far, .as . the international "bloodstock market is concerned. " Possibly Vaguely Noble and. Sir Ivor are among the-best five horses to race since the war. They are both retiring at thet pinnaole.pf their; fame, thanks to circumstances of-'an entirely different! nature. Vaguely Noble is being syndicated at S5 million, a world record for a stallion to date. We are proud that the winner of The Observer Gold Cup should be valued so highly but what would have happened if he had not come for sale a year ago ? Vaguely Noble would have gone into Dick Hern's stable with the other Holliday horses. He would have had the virus like them all and might well have been out for the season, with his ability untapped. Sir Ivor, in most ownerships, would have been retired at one stage or another after one of hii four defeats in a row. It is not generally known that during the summer the famous Irish vet, Mr Griffin, diagnosed his lameness as originating from the Derby at Epsom and this may have been the cause of his defeat in the Irish Sweeps. Derby and the Eclipse Stakes. He was given a long rest after this race, though as Vincent said, the lameness was not serious. Instead Mr Raymond Guest and Vincent O'Brien plodded on, never giving up. They finished with victories in the Champion Stakes and the International at Washington, chiefly because Mr Guest wanted to have some fun with his horse. He also established his horse with an incredible value and a unique place in turf history a winner of top class races in Ireland, England, France and America. In different ownerships the careers of both these great horses would have been vastly different Take the case of Charlottown last year. After his only defeat as a four-year-ofld in the Grand Prix de Saint Cloud (Vaguely Noble was also defeated in this race) Charlottown was promptly retired to John eraser's fully illustrated account of The Observer's third Singlehanded Transatlantic Race was published by Ward, Lock & Co. last week at 30s. It Is available at all booksellers. It will be reviewed In The , Observer next Sunday by Sir Francis Chichester, winner of the first Singlehanded Trans-' atlantic Race in 1960. stud, never able to redeem his repti1 tation. His syndication suffered accordingly and shares became difficult to dispose of towards the end at the expected figure. - Charlottown lost because of the heat and the firm ground. The rains came later and the Oxfordshire Stakes at Newbury would have been at his mercy. Then if he could not have beaten Topyo in the Prix de 1'Arc de Triomphe my reading of the form book is sadly amiss. Even a narrow defeat here would have held his value well above what it had been in the unsaddling enclosure on Derby Day the year before. I bring this up again because the contrasts in the handling of Sir Ivor and of Charlottown should be stamped in large letters on every owner's study wall. Fortune favours the bold, says the proverb, and Raymond Guest will never deny it OTHER APPOINTMENTS : PAGES 15, 16, 17, 22 & 36. PUBLIC . APPOINTMENTS : PAGES 36 & 37. LECTURERS & TEACHERS : PAGE 36 BEST GUESSES ASCOT Friday 2.0 Spanish Steps Saturday 2;(M-Freddie Boy Saturday 2.30 Into View Saturday 3.0-rKing Cutler CRICKET Stackpole to the rescue STACKiPOLE, the Australian all-rounder, hit a fine century for Victoria at Melbourne yesterday as the State struggled against the West Indian touring team on the second day of their four-day match. Stackpole was 109 not out when bad light brought an early close, with Victoria 192 for four wickets. Earlier, the West Indians, resuming at 321 for nine, were all out for 401 after an exciting last-wicket stand of S3 in 87 minutes between Hall and Edwards. Fast bowler Griffith was in his best form of the lour so far when Victoria battered. He dismissed Test openers La wry and Redpath to leave the State on 56 for two. Redpath edged a waist high catch to third slip where Carew accepted the chance well. But Stackpole, who had come in at No. 3, quickly settled down and reached 50 from only 51 deliveries. He and Sheahan shared a promising Edwards removed Sheahan.

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