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THE GUARDIAN Friday June 20 1975 takes a bow Music's master Retford HOME NEWS Woman judge heads rapel law inquirf Censor attacks legal muddle premises of Ealing Strings, the violin' restorers -and. dealers at Ealing, where Retford played the violin (adequately) in the Ealing Orchestra, shows the master botb in his Hill period' and in his later retirement period. In these later years, he varied his prices according to the person who "was buying, but would sometimes make a bow. not for the hundreds of pounds he could have got, but or the cost of the materials (about 5). He was not a good businessman.

He was purely and simply a craftsman," said Mr Malcolm Sadler, of Ealing Strings, who -worked vcith Retford at Hills. "He started at 16 shillings a week, and he made bows from 1895 to 1956 when he officially retired, though he went on nuking long after. "He could be a difficult man. We -who saw him in the last 20 years of his life found a charming old man, but in his working life he was such a perfectionist that he terrified All Retford's' tools, which he made himself to his own design are now on permanent display at the faculty of music in Oxford, which is a place of pilgrimage for the (few) bowmakers who remain and the (many) musicians who wonder why perfection in the bow is so hard to achieve. Retford, whose wry sense of humour was manifest in his volume of, detached poems.

Through the Window, would have enjoyed that. By DENNIS BARKER He had a considerable sense' of the importance of his craft, frequently electrifying colleagues at W. E. Hill, the violin and bow makers, for whom he worked for' many- years, by snarling: "The' violin What is the violm? Nothing. A damned bod.

Now the bow. The music world is now coming- round to taking him at his own valuation, perhaps feeling there is some moral discrepancy between a topflight violinist living in an on Central Park or Kensington Gore, and the top flight bo'w maker living in Grove Avenue, Hanwell (three up, three An exhibition of 100 selected bows, at the pre- It was' the, planing of the stick, that tapered octagonal going to the 'point, that was his special felicity, and experts say that even in his nineties, he' could manage it better than, the other serious bowmakers in this country (about eight) and even blindfolded, could have made a better job of it than the French, or German mass-made product. Retford, whose bows sell for up to 1,000, made considerable profit for other people, but had little sense of money himself, when, in. his eighties. lie wrote the standard classic, Bows and Bowmakers, he paid for publication with his own money, and took some time to get it back.

IN HIS. YOUTH, they called him a little snarling puppy dog in search of perfection." He was 5ft 2m tall, he never weighed more 'than, eight stone, he. lived in a semidetached house in Hanwell, Middlesex, with a separate' allotment, he was born just 100, year's ago and he was the most perfect maker of violinists' bows anywhere, a -craftsman on a par Stradivarius "Villiam Charles Retford, whose bows are used by many leading violinists Mischa Eltraan used one, made around 1909. with a special fleurs de lis inlay was still making them at the age of 92, shortly before he died, 10 years after his son. By JACKIE LEISHMAN The Home Secretary announced 'yesterday that he By Nicholas' de Jongh THE FILM Industry's' new censor, Mr James Ferman, was seeiung tne aavice ot aa lnaepenaent group ot up to five people on whether a change i'ftthe rape law was His decision follows 'the recent House of Lords ruling that a belief however mistaken, that a takes up his post at a time when the non-statutory Move to beat suspicions Board of Film Censors faces woman had consented to intercourse was a successful defence in rape cases.

Mr Jenkins told the Commons that Mrs Justice Heilbron had agreed to chair the groups He said it thes greatest threat to its continued authority and More fight to stop girl's sterilisation By DENNIS JOHNSON even its existence. The suc cessful prosecution of the mm licensed by.tnc ureater As Miss Rose Heilbron, QC, London Council. More About she was made' a recorder in The Language Of Love, 1956 and became Honorary- remained his intention to ask the Criminal Law Revision Committee to undertake a comprehensive review of the law relating to sexual offences. Mr Jack Ashley, Labour MP earner tnis montn means that decisions by. local Recorder of Burnley in 1972 authorities 'and the Board as well can be challenged in when she was appointed to the Northern Circuit.

From 1973 The idea that employers and union leaders sit-down to negotiate together in combined ignorance" of wishes of the. workers whom they respectively employ and represent sounds, highly improbable. But there is apparently enough of a suspicion of truth in it to encourage the forming of an information-gathering company which will interview workers and report their attitudes on specific questions to both sides of industry. More surprisingly, the enterprise has won the backing of court. until her appointment to the for Stofce-onTTrent, who is, spon- There's a great deal of a private member's Bill High Court in July last year ing ability, and so on.

The replies will be reported to both sides, in confidence. The advisory panel, which will inform the centre on the needs of both sides of industry," will be made up of the Earl of Shannon, Mr Archibald I. Crawford, formerly of United Biscuits, and Dr Richard Buzzard, of the National Institute of Industrial Psychology, as well as the two union leaders. Eventually CIC hopes to build up a computerised data bank with all the worker attitudes it obtains. Companies and unions would then have continuing access to the bank's stockpile of information.

All the data wil be ana'ysed by union membership, sex. age, length of employment, and pay level. By ROSEMARY COLLINS to sit on a five-man panel of advisers. "The lack of information often leads to erroneous preconceptions which harden as talks continue and are a contributory cause of serious disputes involving the loss of millions of working days," claims a handout issued yesterday by the organisers of the Centre for Industrial Communications, as the company is -to be known. In practice, what will happen is that CIC will only approach workers if both the management and the trade unions involved agree.

Then they will ask questions about job satisfaction, pay, the company's efficiency, the union's bargain worry and insecurity about io aeai wun ine situation oh m0c. t.o1ot- n( arising from the L'aw Lords' Northern Circuit. decision, asked whether a operate should not have been taken without full consultation A judge will be asked to decide next month whether the girl, who is now a ward of court, has independent rights as a minor and whether the operation should be allowed. The' first steps in the High Court action will be taken on Tuesday, when the Sheffield Registrar for the Family Division will decide procedural matters and, if necessary, make an interim order to continue the wardship. The National Association of Mental Health has given 100 towards the appeal for funds to meet the cost of High Court proceedings in the case of an 11-year-old Sheffield girl who may be sterilised.

The appeal was launched last week by the National Council for Civil Liberties, which claims that the sterilisation operatiou would be an infringement of the girl's human rights. Others, including an educational psychologist and the headmaster of the special school where she Is a pupil, say that the decision to this among mm makers and local authorities," Mr Ferman It does need to be 'gone into and this whole issue will be top of my list when J. take over in Sept majority of the committee she was called to the Bar in could be women. JJr Jenkins 1939 but practised almost said he thought it was desirable exclusively in Liverpool. One of that women should be well- her best-know cases" was' when represented.

she defended dockers after the Mr Jenkins said he exnected war Drosecuted for going on ember, xiic wiioie imsiness of film censorship is a legal muddle and needs to be straightened out." two leading iraae unionists, ivir Tom Jackson of the Post Office Workers' Union and Mr Ray Buckton of ASLEF, the train drivers' union, who have agreed to have the group's report by strike when it was still illegal the end of September or Octo- to do so under a defence regu-ber. He did not think it would lation. The prosecution was He believes, however, that the Board should continue to exist since it provides oe practicable to legislate in dropped, s. this session. The only other woman High Last August Airs Justice Heil- Court judge.

Dame Elizabeth bron became the second woman Lane, chaired the committee to be 1 appointed a High" which examined the workings advance security (of sorts) for the film industry and an idea of what standards arc acceptable. Mr Ferman's reputation as uourt judge. of me isbY aooriion taws. a film maker and a lecturer in charge of the community Health programme at tne Central London Polytechnic ume says Ulster suggests that he 'will be very far irom ine Festival of Li slit's ideal censor. Hi film and theatre work lias been carefullv catholic, with an intellectual bias a hi.ehly praised adaptation 'of Kafka's America, a Dartiallty must face reality From DEREK BROWN in Belfast continuing debate on devolved for directors like Kurosawa and Bunuel.

He bow-ever, as all censors, do: "I h.a extremely catholic tastes. I like good films of. all kinds." As reeards his censorine 1 government. Mr William Craig, the Loyalist leader, is expected to wind up the debate next Tuesday and his key speech will be carefully sifted for clues to the likely success or failure of duties he stresses that he lias a duty to protect adolescents he has two teenage child the' Convention. So far the devolution debate has included ren and insists that turns dealing with sado-masochism, and the sexual exploitation of children are several unexpectedly concilia' tory speeches from both sides and notably from Mr Hume.

"beyond the pale." sectarian warfare' But what nf a film like the Nteht -Porter, with its integ continues, A Koman Catholic binman was shot' in the neck, and eroin yesterday and ral sadomasochistic theme Well, Mr Ferman said that he would judge every 'film in is seriously ill in hospital after emergency surgery. The gunmen, who fired from a car in Jubilee Avenue, off Antrim An impassioned plea for new thinking within the Loyalist and nationalist communities in Northern Ireland was made yesterday by Mr John Hume, deputy leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party. He told the Northern Ireland Convention that both traditions in Ireland would have to put aside the desire to conquer and dominate if there were to be a lasting solution. Any attempt, to reimpo'se the Loyalist ascendancy, to the exclusion of the minority tradition, would fail as it had failed before. Mr Hume told Loyalist Convention members There is no point seeking security in that approach.

real security that "our tradition -has got rests in your own strength and numbers and in nothing else." Mr Hume also dismissed the minority tradition, of nationalism. The minority community, he said, had been handed flown a political dogma that had served it badly; a romantic notion of Ireland a dreamlike thing which bore little or no reality to modern Mr Hume's speech, received for the most part attentively by all sections of the crowded Convention, dominated the day's Road, Belfast, were chased from the scene by the wounded man's workmates in their dust cart. Later there was a claim of responsibility for the shoot ing irom tne extremist Protest ant Action Group: In fireencastle. North Belfast. its context, ana added ne naa "a very sham nose" for detecting Whether a subject was handled seriously as it was in the case of the Night Porter or for gain.

He was more anxious about brutality and violence" than ahout sexuality. He had' found scenes in the Clockwork Orange, where an -old trami) was beaten up and set on fire while Singing in the Rain -was heard, deeply distrubing. "If I had been' censor then I would have had many sleepless nights over those two sequences," he said. a 2001b. car bomb was defused earlv yesterday morning by army experts.

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Bombs' No' Pity, by TAeuienant-Colonel George Styles, GC, as told to Bob Perrin. Published by William Luscombe, 3.95..' By DEREK. BROWN Yesterday' he launched his memoirs. Bombs have no Pity, in the Europa Hotel, which, he twice saved from destruction. The book deals fascinatingly with two intermingled- subjects the hazards, excitements, and' terror of bomb disposal, arid the frustrations of a professional soldier confronted by what he regards as meddling politicians and incompetant bureaucrats.

Mr Styles, who campaigned strongly for tighter control of war advocates national bomb squad linking the civil police and the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, with which he served. He, believes the Northern''' Irelandtroubles are being orchestrated and led by Communist agitators in1 a worldwide of subversion and: terrorism. Range. GSpecial saloon is E1649.76,the,GSpecial Club and Pallas, Cjub Estate. Semi-automatic option models.

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Mr Walsh said that Mr Chung (21) suffered a long wound which would scar him for streftohdng 'from his forehead, narrowly -missing his left eye, down to his cheek. He had also had a 1 gaping wound on the left' side of his chest and1 stomach which hajd required ari operation. Mr Shi had to his scalp, leg, and' hands which required several stitches. Both men, hachelors frc-m Hong Kong, pleaded "guilty to unlawfully wquriding the other. They had been close friends until an argument, about who should serve, a particular customer.

Chung began the fight When two waiters in a Chinese restaurant fell out over who should serve a' customer' they launched into each other without of formalities of the martialarts, it was stated at York Crown Court yesterday. grabbed nearest' weapons, to hand cutlery, a tin of mushrooms, a kniife, and then- two meat cleavers with which they "hacked and; chopped each other," in a.vbrutal and "bloody scene of violence, Brian Walsh, prosecuting, said. The fight in the South China restaurant at Northway, Scarborough, in the kitchen and became a running fight Into' the dining room where startled customers were having lunch. One man was finishing his coffee as the kitchen door crashed open and Kwok Ping- ment: suspenaea Tor two years. IrV addition, Mr Chung was fined 60 and Mr Siu 50.

Judge Raymond Dean, Qp, said thut it was a serious crime of violence and: added: "I hope you remain friends and never again' indulge in this of thing, We can't have people chopping at each other with meat cleavers. It really won't do." huh, ine rviytoa parage mum Scunthorofi. Turners Berkeley Sen. ires. "6021234 mi Mr Chung was( said to have left the restaurant to work in Leeds..

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