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Tuesday, May 24, 1966
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18 THE GUARDIAN Tuesday May 24 1966 Two die in gales: 14 others are missing The gales which continued to batter Britain's coasts yesterday may have claimed 16 lives. Eight people are missing from an overturned yacht; a cabin cruiser is overdue 'with three aboard ; and a dinghy with three young 'men' was! 'last seen on Sunday morning. A bargee was arownea ana .a cyclist Kuiea A Shackletbn aircraft, fishine, vessels abandoned Restrictions urged on reporting of inquiries Restriction on press reporting of major public Inquiries ,wa3, suggested last night by Lord Dilhoine,, a former Lord Chancellor, when he gave evi deuce to, the Royal Commission on Tribunals of Inquiry. Ho - said evidence at the Inquiries should not be reported dally,-but be published with .the report It has been complained that -publicity during therBanft Rate inquiry had caused damage to ' - ." individuals' " reputati&ns that , was not found to be justified .when the tribunal reported. He It Ti t V. 1 11... A Mnwmn ..hnttlH X-JB lljMIi uiai a sjudvu ai.uuiw know what he has to meet, but If esch - day's . proceedings . are .reported In-the press, I do not think that the damage which he may suffer from an adverse onen-ing can be wholly avoided. Similar mnn ' Via eTlCFettart tie fill rciult-.of a .prosecution - Io'rdDllhorne said' It bad been suggested" that counsel for the witness might; be. allowed to make an opening'statement I do not think this difficulty, can be satisfactorily overcome if each day's evidence Is published." When a Select Committee Investigated evidence the press and .public were not admitted. He would like to see the. same procedures inquiries under the Act which the commission was Investigating, and-the widening of the powers of the tribunal to sit in camera where It felt the witness might be prejudiced. Lord Simonds, who gave evidence after Lord Dtlhorne, said " be. was In favour o publicity at every stage. He thought" less harm would come to the "unfortunate person -who was the sub-, Ject - of the rumours, through publication than If the matter was left standing for sis months .or even -more. RAF loses fight for museum By our Architectural Correspondent The signing of the lease today between the , Association of. Societies of Arts and Design and the Crown for 12 Carlton House Terrace marks the' victory, in a prolonged dog-fight with the RA3& who would have liked the property for a museum. A museum it will be, but one looking to the future rather than the past The Institute of Contemporary Arts; senior partner -in. the new association, will. now be able to develop a more dignified image as British equivalent of New .York's Museum of Modern Art, which it was always Intended to be. "The association's new prepiises include the land 'that lies . between No. 12 and the Duke. of York's steps, and ,-the greater part of the podium frontage to The Moll between the. steps and Admiralty Arch. The podium is to be converted as an" art gallery sit or seven times the size of the ICA's present gallery . in Dover Street,- and a lecture theatre to scat 300 is to be built on the free site. Situation Continued from page 1 from factories" and shipyards, cabled an, immediate protest to the Prime Minister. Mr Gordon Norris, a Communist and a leading member of the -NUS disputes committee in. the Victoria and Albert Docks, took the news calmly however , - Mr Hogarth was "not happy" about the proclamation of a state of emergency but he realised that the Government, had a responsibility to the , people, in particular with regard to food , supplies. He again made no objection to the use of the Royal 'l'avy to move foodstuffs and ."medical supplies. The use of the .Navy to clear port congestion was all right too, providing it was not to break the strike but only to let foodstuffs In. Thorough inquiry ; Once again there is no relying on. local strike committees to follow the containment policies spelt out at NUS headquarters. Mr - Hogarth - said yesterday that questions of ship movements within the docks were In the hands of local, disputes committees unless queries were referred to headquarters. Shipowners again reported that strike committees in London were preventing the movement . of . " dead " ships from unloading berths. They contend, this "can be done without using -other workers to do seamen's jobs. The Prime'' Minister's statement to the Commons was vague as ' to whether iminquiry into the dispute " would be' mounted before the strike' was ended. Apparently he '.was deliberately vague, on this point He said : ' "Whatever the outcome 61 the present dispute, it is the .Government's Intention to in a' tan. Campbeltown lifeboat, and five their search yesterday for the eignr. missing irom me motor yacht Quesada. She sank in a bU-Knot eraie at miorennan Sound, Firm of Clyde, during Sunday night, rne lifeboat found only the wooden raft to which, the ten survivors said, four had been clinging. Channel alerts The missing men (all of CamDheltnwnl are John Mae- Lillian, owner of the yacht, Archi bald G'uies, wireless operator; John Paterson; James Wallace, lum; Angus Mctjeacny, agea id; and Kenneth Coping, a 15-year old sea cadet. The survivors were John Barbour, Southepd: Ivor McKin-ven, John Docherty, Hugh Col-vine, Hamish Colville. Archibald Ferguson. Archibald Stewart, Jack Durnan, David Johnston (all of Caaipbelltownl ; and Samuel Coniey, of Carradale. The cabin cruiser Mignon fl left Ie Havre on Sunday with three Guernsey men Peter Bacbmann, Peter Bisson, awl Robin James aboard. ' A Preach warship and a helicopter made a search yesterday, after a yacht had reported seeing her drifting, with no success. The " 'missing dinghy left Southampton on Sunday morning. Police, coastguards, and Channel shipping have been alerted. Bargee dead A man found dead in the river Hull, at Hull, yesterday was Identified later as Robert John James, aged 19, of Thomas Street, Hull, a bargee. It is believed that he was blown from his craft bv 60 m,p.h. winds during the night. " Blown off his cycle durins the gale yesterday, Edward Howden, aged 63, of Windsor Road, Morecambe, was dead "on arrival at hospital. , Three men and a' woman aboard the vacht Valerie. aground eight miles oft Clacton, were rescued eany yesieroay. an RAF helicopter took them off n sandbank" on wMch thev had been stuck all night Because oi tne yacnrs ran mast, iney nan to jump into the sea to be picked up. An air and sea search was called off last niEht when the catamaran Comanche was sighted 30 miles east of Hartlepoois. sne had been overlue. with four aboard. - "Apart from ' the 'probable loss of life, the exceptional winds caused extensive material damage. Trees and power and telephone lines were blown down, roots and ' windows damaged. Vessels battered Two Moreeambe shrimp trawlers were battered against the sea wall there. Four vachts together worth more than 3,000 were torn from their mooruigs and wrecked at uoyiaice. A falling tree sliced off the chimney . stack of' Mrs Jessie Fletcher's house at Springfield Road, Wlgaa The masonry fell on . to Mrs Fletcher's new car, flattening the. roof. A new sea wall, damaged bevond renair. is to be blown up by gelignite experts today at Goadsbarrow, near Ulverston. The entrance to the main dock at Silloth was blocked for 12 hours. High seas and gale' force winds had lifted the hulk of an old minesweeper, Chameleon, 1 from moorings in the outer dock i and thrown it across the main dock entrance. Ten fishing boats, costing up to 3,000 each, were scattered and jammed between the hulk and dock gates. Some were badly damaged. unchanged arrange for a powerful, thorough and Independent-Inquiry Into all the complex issues affecting the terms and conditions of seagoing employment." Opening the inquiry before the end of the. strike an unusual course is not ruled out in this case. The Ministry of Labour is expected to get on with the job of devising terms of reference and appointing a committee with a suitably impressive chairman. The exercise may be similar to the far-ranging Devlin study of the docks. Having announced the inquiry, this' traditional weapon Is no longer available as an Inducement to the strikers to return. But in another sense the Government has given itself room to manoeuvre. In the event of a really long struggle,' rather than climb down itself, the Government could rely on the independent committee to produce -a face-saving back-to-work formula. Calm needed Mr Geddes, however," opposed an inquiry before the conclusion of the strike. To, be of' benefit to the industry, he said, it should take place in a calm atmosphere, removed from strife and bitterness. At. the moment there are no indications whatsoever of any weakening b: the Government. Mr Gunter is reported to have asked the employers how long they thought it would be before NUS members began to 1 drift back .to work. As Mr Gunter must have-known,-this is to, think in terms of weeks, if not months. With plentiful job opportunities ashore the pressures-on the seamen are much less than the pressures on the national economy, and thereby on the Government and the employers. Industrial disputes Rail guards want a pay strike Immediate withdrawal of labour has been called for by railway guards and shunters in the Middlesbrough and Darlington districts because of dissatisfaction over progress in negotiations for productivity payments. About 60 representatives of guards and shunters made this decision at a meeting in Middlesbrough. Their request for cessation of labour has been sent to the National Union of Railway-men's national executive, the national conference of guards and shunters, and NUR district councils throughout' the country. The secretary of the union's Darlington district council, Mr W. Cornforth, said yesterday that no date had been decided for labour to be withdrawn. The men claim that savings in manpower achieved by single manning of diesels could not have been achieved without additional responsibilities being placed upon them. Derby Day threat Five hundred clerks employed by bookmakers in Belfast and district have threatened to strike tomorrow Derby Day unless their demands for a pay increase and a five-day week are met. Sixty welders who went on strike on Friday at the English Electric works, Stafford, claiming that two women were not being pad enough, returned to work yesterdayl pending efforts to resolve the dispute. Dockers at Hull are planning a one-day strike tomorrow in protest against proposed amendments to the dock labour board scheme. Town with scope for development Mr Charles Carter, chairman of the North-west Economic Planning Council, who yesterday toured Bolton, said afterwards: "There is still enough land in the town for Housing and industrial develop ment which will enable Bolton to make a contribution to the growth of the North-west" Remarking., that one thing worth considering was the strong educational tradition in tsoiton, and the lack of industry to employ the brains developed in the town, he added: "We are short of brains in this country. and tne development of indus tries . employing technologists and scientists might be the right development in Bolton." Mr Carter, who was accompanied by Mr Philip Chantler, chairman of the North-west Economic Planning Board, said he had great sympathy with the town council's desire to attract such- industries. Cyclist burned by flying alkali A railway porter had to have Hospital treatment yesteroay after his face was burned by a liquid which splashed him when he was cycling past the ICI factory at Billingham. He is Mr Reginald Cooke, of St David's itoad, urangetown. An ICI snokesman said an alkali from the nylon plant had" leaked into the atmosphere and had been carried by the high wind beyond the area of the works. Repairs had been made. Provisions not yet invoked Continued from page 1 his party's right to examine the regulations, said that the decision to make a proclamation was justifiable in the circumstances. Mr Grimond asked that any Inquiry should find out how far wages fori British seamen lagged behind those for other seamen, how far the owners had honoured the 1965 agreement and how far certain groups of seamen had been left behind. " We cannot," he added, " afford a low - wage shipping industry in this country while others are moving ahead," Mr Wilson said the need for a proclamation arose from more than the maintenance of distribution within the United Kingdom it arose from the need to protect the country's imports and exports. The volume of these, he said, was becoming progressively and very damagingly disrupted. Labour anxiety Several Labour members expressed various anxieties about the" present stato of affairs, including Mr Shmwelt, who said the seamen " have got some justification," ind Mr Eric Heffer (Walton) who warned Mr Wilson that if troops were sent into the docks, or if the Navy were used, very serious crisis might follow as far as the rest of the dock-workers were concerned. The Cabinet is thought to have approved, at its meeting on Thursday, the issue of a proclamation yesterday unless the strike had ended. Air Gunter. the Minister of Labour, certainly knew that a proclamation was to be declared before he asked both sides of the Industry to mee: him yesterday. The proclamation was Issued at a meeting of the Privy Council at 12 30 pm. yesterday, and the Home Secretary, Mr Rov Jenkins, who presides over, the Government's emergency committee by virtue of his office, brought the first news of- the event to the House when he formally presented "a message from the Queen signed in her own hand." Alex Murphy (left) and Len Killcen brandishing the Rugby League Challenge Cup which the St Helens team brought home from Wembley last night New holiday may mean the end of Whit Walks By our own The Manchester Whit Walks have been endangered by the ending of the Whit Monday bank holiday and the substitution next year by the Govern ment of a spring bank holiday. Anxiety has been expressed by spokesmen for both the Anglican and Roman Catholic churches about the future of the events. Mr Horace Sumner, organising secretary for the Anglican walk, which is traditionally held on Whit Monday, said in the procession programme : " Whit Monday will in the future not be available for the holding of our annual procession. Having considered the very few alternatives presented in the new arrangements, we have concluded that we should seek to hold the 1967 procession on the new batik holiday, Monday, May 29." Holding the walk on a Sunday, Air Sumner explained, would disrupt church services. However, to hold the walk on May 29, would need corporation permis Conservative club expels four members By our Correspondent Four members of Milnrow Conservative Club, near Rochdale, have been expelled because they signed the nomination forms of Labour and Liberal candidates in the recent local urban council elections. Mr Dennis Callow, an engineer, and Mr Jack McCormick, a window cleaner, both of Wellington Street, Milnrow, .signed the nomination form for Mr Tom Duffy, a Labour candidate. Mr Sam Ogden, who has an electrical business in Dale Street, Milnrow, signed the nomination form for Mr Arthur Hill, a Liberal candidate, and Mr Harold Brierley, of Willows Lane, Firgrove, signed for another Labour candidate, Mr Fred Duffy, brother of Mr Tom Duffy. Mr Harold Irving, secretary of Milnrow Conservative Club, said : " When a person joins our club, he signs a declaration supporting the Conservative policy and its principles. These four have not stood by their declarations. Therefore, the club committee has expelled them." 125 to lose jobs at steelworks The Park Gate, Iron and Steel Company, Rotherham. which employs 6,500 workers, is to dismiss 125 clerical, engineering, and technical staff employees. They are redundant because of the firm's develop ment programme. Boy dead in canal The body of Terry Evans, ased 7, was recovered by skin divers last night from a. disused section of the Trent and Mersey Canal at Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. He had been missing from his home at isewnela Koau, iunstall, Stoke, since Saturday. STOP PRESS The Guardian Telephones Manchester. BLAckJrUr 3345 Tix C63O0 CJusined Ariw-tls:ar B LA 2353. L&ndon TTJtonnuA 7011. Ttfcx Reporter sion, he said later. Certain objections could be raised. "Of course, I am hopeful that we can continue, but I am no't over-optimistic." In a foreword to the programme for the Roman Catholic procession traditionally held on the Friday following Whit Monday the Bishop of Saiford, the Kisht Rev. T. Holland states: "There is a chance it will have to go. Before it goes, we should tlu'nk what it has meant." He adds : "Apart from the religious significance of the event, the walk is a moving shop-window of local achievement. Lancashire materials and designs are on display." In recent years, Manchester Chamber of Commerce has urged that the two processions should be held on the same day, saying that blocking the. city centre on two days disrupts commercial lite. But religious leaders have not been slow to retort that commercial firms should put their own house in order first many Manchester business houses are closed for a considerable part of Whit week. Father of 15 saved from prison Albert Edward Ellis, a father of 15, was granted freedom yesterday instead of having to serve an 18-month prison sentence thanks to his family. His four eldest sons saved more than 70 from their wages to pay for his appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal. When Lord Parker (the Lord Chief Justice) set aside Ellis's prison sentence and placed him on probation for three years, the Judge said it was worth trying because of his " united " family. Ellis (42), of Derby Road, Tottenham, London, was sentenced at Middlesex Sessions on December 1 on two charges of driving while disqualified. Coroner to 'make way' Mr James Milner Helme, coronet of the City of London, will be retiring in September " to make way for a younger man." He is 77. Yesterday at the resorts Reports for the 24 hours ended 6 p.m. yesterday : Sun- Mm shine R'n tcnip Wfithet WEST COAST hr. in. C Ida") Douzlu 6 3 Jl 1 2 Simmer Morecunbe 8 7 21 13 Surwj- periods B-iickuool 13 t-uno-r ncrlois Soutiiport ...i 7J2 Colwyn Bay 10 XJjjidueJno . .. 9 6 Anglesey li,e Wrton-i-MnTe 11 5 Nwquay 123 lsln of ScUls 13,1 EST COST .M i Sunny jKriwls H Sunoy 14 Sunny periods Sunny H Sunrj 14 Sunny 15 Main if try 8 0 .00 16 Sunny periods OS 13 Sunny In'.frvols 9 7 01 18 Sunny, squally U A 13 Sunnt 14 3 17 Sunny 13 9 IS Sunny BildltTiztorj , SI rtrje-K . , . S-u:ricD0 . .. Wliltstaile . Herat Biij ... SOUTH C04ST Mursite H3 Hating 13 S EiTt bourne.,.. 339 Drlrhton 13 8 17 Sunn 16 Sunny 15 Sunny 15 Sunny 1 16 Sunjiv IS Sunny 17 Suni'y 17 SlUmy H Sunny lC -un-jy 16 Sunn ".6 ur'iT 1G Suatu 14 Maln.T dry 16 Sunny Wp-thliig ..... 11 S Bocnur Reels , 13 6 njav .... 136 n-mmcmoultt.. netTHixith .... , 14 5 . 33 S Teiiun-'Utb Torquny ... ..14 0 ,.. 14 4 Guernify ViO IN LAS D &oss&n-W!re.. 105 SCOTIASV tcrftlcir Wldt Pter-noway tClnloeA. 1TC VVJ Ici'dtars. ..... t) ntaf........ Kenfrf ... FkOnJenriilr... - 1 23 7 Llrtit -Jitn 1 3 10 roL, liftfc1 rain 2 5 12 11 Mainly dry JO U 9 L1ht rtln 93 33 12 So""y p-'L-ids 4 4 05 .4 Mainly (Jr 4 3 1)9 1? S'my inurvall 20 4 tX3 4 iuCDr & 4 43 U Sum pctods NORTHERN IRELAND Se'fuyt. 8 G 00 n Usht Sowni LOSDON REVDIVkS For toe peiM 7pm Suntfo to 7 m , 5iic-diy T-noc'icure: mltiiiuu-TQ. SC. M-F RaJnJaU. none, Sur-h'cr ? 2hr. Spvca i m ii 7 pm. jeste-da?. Tfttpcia-tur? maximum. l'C (U3F i RjInlalT noff. Sunshine' 3 Ehr NEWS IN BRIEF Building firm can carry on trading Although it owes more than half a million pounds, one of Lancashire's largest building firms was given permission to carry on trading by the Lancashire Chancery Court, sitting in Manchester yesterday. Mr Peter Ferns, who appeared for Cubar Construction Co. Ltd., of Manchester, asked for the Court's approval of a scheme to delay payment of the debts for a period not exceeding two years at the discretion of a creditors' committee constituted by the scheme. The petition was' approved. Successful mission An export mission from Burnley which has returned from a successful selling trip to Moscow, invited Mr Nesterov, president of Russia's Chamber of Commerce, to visit Burnley when he comes to Britain later this month. New church post Mr Joseph Stanley Davenport, aged 37, for the past 12 years a member 'of the staff of Liverpool Diocesan Board of Finance, is to be the new secretary of the Manchester diocese. TA to be halved West Lancashire Territorial Army Association announced yesterday that its strength will be halved under Ministry of Defence reorganisation, bringing the establishment down by 1968 from 6,300 men to 3.276. Lord Mayor installed Alderman Herbert M. Allen, aged 57, was installed as Lord Mayor of Liverpool yesterday. He has been a Conservative member of the council since 1939. Seven years for manslaughter Daniel Ryan (39), an Irishman lodging in Rotton Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, was sentenced at Birmingham Assizes yesterday to seven years' imprisonment after being found guilty of the manslaughter of Mr George, Rawlings, aged 67, a night watchman. Kyan was found not guilty of murder. IMS, WI&$11 Brighter later, with showers England, Wales, N. Ireland and S. Scotland will be cloudy with some rain or drizzle, though E. England and S.E. Scotland will be dry at first with some sunshine. Brighter weather with some showers win spread into Wales and W districts of England during the afternoon and evening. N. Scotland will be mainly dry with some sunshine. VW.. Cent S and S IV. Ear'and. VP. Midlands. Chinnr) telulfb, tl.ln : CV'.!-1' sonic rIn Or drlzile brlctiter 'iter w!lti silte-'d Ijwwm aAGd S w ;v moderate or Iresh brcomlBj W; j'.vnml tcinppr.Ui"c njtx"."num 16C. I , Opt rtd .V r. dubnd. Border, : D- and. sjnui at ft-n. LlcvJdy later Willi omc rain or drJrsle vlrjd SW to S.. Hsit op moderate, local.? ircslt normal temperature.. maxiTiiim IX iSPFt. London, S E. Fnetaod. E AnclU. F Midlands Try early lth eome santhlne. c-ud jattr with soaje rain or drizz'c: Mid S'.v to S, HfM or rr.iderate. f'rr.h norma) temperatures, mnlmum l'C tfi3F 1 Lake District Ile of Man. S!t. ScoU.pd. CUsetnr. MssU. N. Ireland: Cloudy, rain or drizzle perfnp criflhter later uud. S to SE . moderate or freih. becomlnc ariahle; near-nomuil lesnperaturej roau-inum 15C. lBF.). Edlutarsh. E. and N.W. Scotland, Aberdeen. Cent. nithJand,. Moray Hrth: MalDty d-v aitfa tome auruhin. vinds between S. (ind E . Ustlt or rroderate: near-normal temperature., maximum I4C IS7F.1. Calumets, Orkney. Shetland: SVwrr ear;j dry arid aunnr later; wlnda rvv . moderate early, becoming, variable or E liter; temperaturea near normal, marlmutn 12C (MFl Outloolc afottlr dry In the s. with some sunshine perhaps .t Umrs In tttc N.: normal trxprraturrs SEA PASSAGES S Nortli Pea, .Strait oi Doter : SUaht, fteronms n.tlen:e English Channrl (E), St George's Channel, insn sea ' MMe-v." Tunnels go on the market By our own Reporter British Railways have a shrewd way of exploiting necessity. The dual threats of Dr Beeching and electrification have been neatly parried into antique and property dealing. Keen eyed collectors of Vic-toriana hang round Tedundant railway stations on dismantling days, and the stations themselves become go-aher...' hotels or youth hostels. .The railway people have now taken their diversification campaign a stage further; selling something that, in a sense, isn't there at all. At the end of June, when the line is diverted and electrified, a couple of tunnels at Harecastle, on the Manchester-Stoke-on-Trent line, will come up for sale. The price' will be open to negotiation, and British Railways are optimistic that someone will find a use for them. Not the first These will not be the first tunnels that British Railways have soldbut a spot-check of regional headquarters indicated that the idea might be pushed further as the number of redundant tunnels Increases. There is a satisfied purchaser in tho Southern region growing mushrooms in one. British Railways might also remember the Central Electricity Generating Board, -and keep its redundant tunnels within the nationalised league. The board took over the Woodhead tunnel through the Pennines last year, and laid electric cables through it Pit winders in merger talks withNUM By Geoffrey Sumner Negotiations for a merger of the 370-strong Yorkshire Winding Enginemen's Association and the National Union of Mineworkers are to be reopened at the Ministry of Labour in London on June 3. The negotiations, conducted at intervals during the past 14 years, will be taking place one month after the collapse of the work-to-rule campaign at about thirty collieries by members of the association, who operate , colliery cages. The association has lost nearly two hundred members in the past two years and the failure of Its latest campaign shows that its former power has declined. Next month the association will probably have little choice but to accept whatever terms the NUM offers. Union post, for Communist Communist Influence in the Yorkshire area of the National Union of Mineworkers has been strengthened by the election of Mr Jock Kane, a member of the Communist Party's - war-time national executive, to one of the area's leading full-time posts. Mr Kane, aged 58, defeated two " moderate " candidates for the post of financial secretary. This means that two of the five senior Yorkshire NUM officials are Communists. Naval deputy to C.-in-C. Rear-Admiral O. H. Krone . ' - vvfutlrj t IMC Commander-lQ-Chief, Allied forces, Northern Europe, in succession to Rear-Admiral R. W. Mayo. Other people's weather Lunch-timo Report, Temps. Temps C. F. C F Amit'dam Athena C 14 57 London r 21 70 F 20 63 Sh 9 4B S 19 6 C 22 72 C 15 59 C 15 59 F 13 55 F 15 59 C 24 75 F 13 55 Wearh C F IS 61 London Atrport F 15 59 Lunmh'rj C 13 55 Madrid C 24 75 MIH S 24 75 Manchester Carcdonj Belfast Berlin Beirut Biarntx Brrrrring'm Srtttol Bluster's Budapest Card ill Chicago c II 52 Miami Montreal Moscow Munich Naples ' Nasuu Nice Nicosia Oslo Ottawa Paris Rome C 23 62 S 23 73 C 18 64. R 10 50 S 21 TO S 27 SO S 20 6S F 26 79 C 10 SO F 24 75 F 16 61 r 27 81 F 16 61 Cerpenh'grl C M 57 Dublin F 13 55 Edinburgh Florence Funehal Geneva Gibraltar Guernsey Helsinki Innsbruck Istanbul jersey L Palmas C 13 55 S 25 77 Of 17 63 R 13 55 C 21 70 S 13 55 C 10 50 C 22 72 F 21 70 S 13 55 F 25 77 S 23 73 S 21 70 Ronaldiway F 10 50 Stockholm F 13 55 Tcl-Ai C 23 73 Toronto ' C 19 55 Venice S 24 75 Vienna F 25 77 Warsaw S 24 75 Zurich R 9 48 lisoen Locarno Th 22 72 C clcajdyi Dr drizzle; P fair; cg fog; H hail; M mist; R rain: S sunnv; Sri showers: SI sleet: Srt enow: Th thunderstorms MAVCSITSTTtt. AIRPORT METEOnOUKilCAL STATION Temperature' Maximum 112.7C): minimum 43.7F rffSCl. Rainfall, trace. Sunshine Shr. CWT GMT nisei Manchester) 3 5s a.m. Seta ft 16 pjsa. MOON GMT G.MT fu?ea ruanchesccrj 6 57 a.m. Sets 12 12 aja. First quarter. May 37, a 50 am. QI0J1-T1OE 1ADLS GMT CMT lACdon Bridge.. 4 12 a m. .... 1 tl o a, Liverpool 123am ...,151pm. Blackpool 1 IS ajn. .. . 1 4.T pjrj. ICopyrtini rtservrdl UOUTLNG-l'P TIMES gmt cm Lherpoal 9 S p m. to 1 29 a jru Mtocheiter ... 9 45 pja. to SE t-m. - Lena Jeger MP Iii large I WAS 1LAD that Ihe Home Secretary said yesterday that nit; avttiu ittiauvuo AVb 1UIU need some amendment ' ,lo include racialist - literature ' among its prohibitions. Wbat, 1 wonder, would happen - to uma uiyion if tne. law were tightened in this direction? I have a brightly coloured ook , on my dest as I write.. It Is called " The Little Black DoU "A Sunshine Picture Stnrtf TtnnV Pllhlishpii hv World Distributors XMan-chester) M., P.O. Box 41i, Manchester 1. .Printed in the Netherlands. -A child X know im recently been.given:lt it a ' present Sambo Is a little black . doll and he belongs to Matty,-. who aoes ..not iove mm. i wins you are ugiy, Mmtio she said "I don't like your black face." All the other toys said the. same and Sambo was, so sad that he ran away,.' The humming bird would not hum for him, and the clockwork mouse ran away, .because it was afraid of his black face." : Of course there was a happy, ending. Sambo met a pixie and she came over poorly and he. . looked after her. As he ran' through the magic rain to fetch the doctor, all the' black ' was washed off him. "Oh," squealed the pWt in delifiht on his return, "you stent black any more Sambo. You've got the dearest, pinJdest. kindest face that ver I .saw." . And when he returned to Mattv all the tovn loved Mb.' No wonder he's happy little-oltik Sambo." writes Miss Blyton. Mr Jenkins may have bad In mind not so much Enid Blyton as the - Racial. -Preservation Society which publishes the " British Independent," recently described in the House of Com-icons by Mr Hunt, t3c Con-. tservative member for Bromley,, as "Racialist filth, designed to' stir up racial hatred." - -But is il easier-, iui . ssuuaui w ucai rationally with their . reidtaJ! matter- than for children 7 A ' . few years ago a great deal of fuss was made about the bad ' effects of horror comics, but stories like "The Uttle Black Doll " can be more insidiously . dangerous Hal. of fame THE GUEST LIST' at the Cetv; tenary Dinner of the. Faucett-Socicty, held at Fishmongers' Hall last Friday, read like a calendar of the saints of feminism. The suffragettes must have come of atough generation, for so many of them are not .only' alive but livelier by far ' than many younger women. There will probably nerer again be such a distinguished gathering of women fa this country. Not all of, them ' are famous, ' but ' each bad played some part in the battle for equal recognition, for equal suffrage, for the - beginning of equal pay. And had done their own jobs with distinction. -At the top table was a pageant of the Muses ilfrs Corbett Ashby, Thelma Cazalet - Keir, Laura Knight, ' Rosamond Lehntann, Vera Brittain.' Mary, Stocks, Dame Kathleen Courtney, and many another Minerva. Sir Colin Anderson, a grandson of , Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and a great nephew of Millicent Fawcett, recalled glimpses of them both. Mrs Fawcett was a strictly organised woman, bhe Had what she called her four speaking months each year . and accepted speaking engagements only in February and March, October and November. And then only on four days of each week, and' once each day.,- WduM that some of the gabby guys and dolls of today were similarly self rationed S -Sir Colin remembered that his great aunt 'was once paid 7 by Macmlllans for a booklet, and she gave it all to John Stuart MilPs election fund. He described her as a. sweet and gentle lady. But there was Dame' " Kathleen Courtnev to sav vividly, .that Mrs Fawcett was not 1 at all Jike that when together they called on Asqulth or Lloyd George to ask for votes for women. Mrs Fawcett did not think much of either of them and made this plain. The right group CENTENARY DINNERS are proper occasions for ' reminiscence. But " Dame . Millicent would haunt the Fawcett Society -If ever the past were to distract from ' .instead of illumining the present. She would be- glad to know that in the spring of next year the Fawcett Society li, initiating an Important -con ference, ' in consultation with other , interested organisations, to survey the changing pattern for the employed women in ' our society. This subject covers a range of questions from income tax and selective employment tax to child minding, equal pay, and shop hours. Of course there is endless talk and discussions about these .problems, but a coordinated study is sorely needed. And no organisation, could do it better. University news CAMBRIDGE King's CaDcje An external studentship in physical sciences has been awarded to A. Azman, of - the University of Ljubljana. Yugoslavia. Lady Dorothy Lady Dorothy MacmiUan died from natural causes. This was' confirmed yesterday during a post-mortem examination at East Grinstead. Pr.ttta aoa irubtuDra n LAURCNCS raESTWICU SCOTT tor Th WUKhorar Guardian oi F.vtoUta .Neva Ltd. al t&4 Gua-ian BulUiot. Crwa Strut. 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