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No. 495! The Gauleiter wants you. No. 495 was christened John Winston Smith (known to his mother as the precious lamb). His home was small but filled with all those things that money buy love, happiness, and laughter off the chest.

His daddy much money but he had a lot of fine dreams about young J. W. and was going to struggle to make them come true. But one thing Daddy forgot security. got to have a free England for free men to grow up m.

Money is wanted for winning the war. Then lend all you can every penny. nothing else you can spend it on worth while compared to our future. Otherwise it will be The Gauleiter wants And what qfrout his future then you! Put every penny you can scrape together into War Savings! Issued by the National Savings Committee British workers are far too healthy Hitler would give his right arm to see our war output upset by epidemic sickness, but his famous patience is doomed once more to exhaustion Helping to guard the health of the workers in our factories is the Izal System of Industrial Hygiene, based on a simple routine for keeping crowded factories healthy. The season of coughs, colds, influenza, and a score of ailments is still with us, but there need be no factory epidemic, no sickness absenteeism, if precautions are taken by the management, and the Izal System of Industrial Hygiene can help.

Write to Newton Chambers Co. Sheffield, for a descriptive leaflet explaining the Izal System of Industrial Hygiene. If a visit from a technical service representative is desired this will gladly be arranged. PREVENT AVOIDABLE SICKNESS WITH THE NEWTON CHAMBERS CO. LIMITED SHEFFIELD THE BIRMINGHAM POST, Cite firminghrnn Post AND JOURNAL Founded by John Frederick Feeney, 1857 THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1942 Advertisements and all Business Communications should be addressed to The Manager, and letters dealing with Editorial Matters should be addressed to The Editor.

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region, on the other it is now able to count upon more mobile and more highly trained assistance from outside in circumstances such as have arisen in the past, and may arise again. Must it, however, be acknowledged that the efficiency of the city service has been impaired by these and by associated changes Mr. F. H. Normansell (who used to be chairman of the Fire Brigade Subcommittee) declared yesterday that efficiency had been dangerously sacrificed and, in support of that disquieting assertion, referred to the of practically every former district and of station officers.

But these figures are wholly at variance with the official account of the matter, according to which no more than two station officers (out of twentyeight) have in fact been moved; while of four district officers who no longer hold their old positions two have received higher rank and two have been succeeded by men of the same on the face of it, ought to be able to find a couple, or more, of persons eligible for promotion. If, then, the facts on record are as the official statement represents them, they are pretty clearly insufficient in and by themselves to justify Mr. lamentations, which seem also to be associated with, if not exactly inspired by, regret for the loss of independence and dislike of a regional organisation regarded as somehow derogatory to Birmingham. We are prepared to take it from Alderman Crump that local firemen in these days are not the happy family one would like to see; and we should think it very likely that the deputation from the Fire Brigade Committee which is shortly to wait upon the Eegional Commissioner will be able to tell Lord Dudley a number of things which he ought to know. But nothing is to be gained by mere kicking against the pricks.

If the deputation is really to be useful, it must begin by accepting the general principle of regional organisation, the advantages of which have been already proved. Air Policy In winding up the debate on the R.A.F., Sir Archibald Sinclair declared that the issue of dismemberment had been killed by the House of Commons. The Air Minister, as critics have often pointed out, has a bias towards optimism, but it is greatly to be hoped that in this instance he was not too sanguine in his reading of mind. There have been some fantastic projects for mincing up the R.A.F., even to the extent of allocating to each Army division its fixed quota of fighters and bombers. The Air Minister, however, made a point of paramount importance when he maintained that one of our chief assets is our Air flexibility.

should throw away that asset by dismembering the R.A.F., and any gain would be slight compared with the loss. There can be no pretence that cooperation between the three Services has achieved perfection, or ever will. Nor has such perfection been attained in the forces; one recalls, for instance, the astonishing omission, at the time of Dunkirk, to bomb the crowded rescue ships on this side of the Straits of Dover. Perfection is unattainable in this or any other human sphere; but the best way to approach it is by promoting mutual understanding and a cordial spirit of helpfulness between the Services. Such a spirit is not to be developed among the men of the R.A.F, by demands for the dismemberment of the Force which they are serving magnificently and of which they have abundant cause to be immensely proud.

Their pride is shared by the nation and by most of the world. The Air protest against disparagement and mischievous agitation was none too strong; it seems to have made a deep impression on the House. The R.A.F. would claim no immunity from criticism, but there has been all too much justification for the representations of the Commander-in-Chief Middle East and of officers at home that cooperation between R.A.F. and Army must suffer and relations become less cordial unless this criticism is moderated and brought into some relation to the Another and cognate issue which has lately been the subject of much controversy is the iR.A.F.’s bombing policy.

It was unfortunate for Mr. dissertation on air strategy that it should be delivered in a House which had just learnt of the smashing effect of Bomber night attack on the Renault works. There is no need to accept figures of casualties, but it is inevitable that so effectual a raid should take heavy toll of life among those employed at the factory. Such a loss of French lives is a grievous thing, and there will be no callousness about it in this country. But the Renault works are making tanks and aero engines for the enemy; it is our duty to ourselves and our allies to.

stop this'production to the best of our ability, and no other consideration counts in war. In the event, we seem to have been signally successful, and much that was said yesterday in the Commons about the material ineffectiveness of night bombing is answered by this raid. True, Paris is not far away, and critics of our bombing strategy contend that it cannot achieve adequate results against the more distant targets in the heart of Germany. The policy of building heavy bombers has been animated by determination to overcome this handicap. Owing partly to Bomber work for the Navy, but mainly to the exceptionally adverse weather of the autumn and winter, there has not been oppor- Itunity to put this policy to the proof, but Sir Archibald Sinclair jmade the important disclosure ithat our heaviest bombers, in (addition to their ability to carry ia greater load for longer 'distances, have proved less vulj aerable than their lighter predecessors.

It is commonly argued that vulnerability increases with weight. Too much has been claimed, no doubt, for some of our raids, but current talk about the futility of bombing is extravagant and, as Sir Archibald said, dangerous. Bomber Command must be and will be the spear- Ihead of our attack upon Gerjrnany this year and the chief weapon which we have to aid Russia. With the eager support of the other R.A.F. Commands it can be trusted to make its blows deadly, for, in the Air words, these men are conquerors.

Birmingham Fire Fighters The Birmingham Fire Service is not what it was in the days when it was controlled by a subcommittee of the local Watch Committee. Instead of being isolated and independent, it takes its place at the head regional organisation; and if, on the one hand, it has been called upon to surrender certain men of knowledge and experience to cooperating forces within the same Waste of Paper On and after Monday, it will be a punishable offence to burn or destroy or throw away to mix it with refuse or put it in a refuse bin. There is no information yet about maximum penalties; still less about the attitude magistrates will adopt to offenders. On the whole, the new Order is probably a good thingprovided its enforcement is strict. Despite all manner of exhortations, much paper is still wasted.

(It is not waste, by the way, to use it to kindle a fire.) Recently, too, opportunities for the patriotic (and now the only legal) disposal of paper have improved. All the same, we see no reason to change the view we have expressed collection methods, or lack of methods, are responsible for at least as much waste as the carelessness or laziness of the ordinary citizen. Waste paper is a bulky commodity and a commodity that spoils easily. It is not reasonable to expect the tenant of a small house to store it in bulk, cleanly and for an indefinite period. Nor is the same sort of citizen likely to be encouraged to keep his paper out of the refuse bin when he sees it, after all his care, mixed with refuse by the he still can see it in Birmingham.

In all these salvage efforts, if they are to be of any use, collection must march hand in hand with saving. That applies to paper perhaps even more than to bones and metal refuse, which take no great harm from delay and even ill-treatment. We should like to see greater effort by collectors to deliver paper in as good condition as they have received itand, as a beginning, we suggest that it might be wise to give paper an extra bin in the trinity to be seen in so many suburban front gardens. Nor, it will be noted, does the Order touch one grave of paper before it becomes waste paper. On that, if it were not inconsistent with the whole idea of saving paper, reams could be written.

PRICE CONTROL OF CLOTHING BOARD OF TRADE STATEMENT The Board of Trade issued a statement yesterday clarifying the position of price control of clothing. With reference to statements to the effect that non-utility clothing is not price controlled and that all articles of apparel are price regulated, it is desirable to state precisely what is the position as to price control of articles of clothing. All clothing is price controlled under the Goods and Services (Price Control) Acts. In the case of utility clothing the control takes the strict form of maximum prices and maximum margins under Orders made under Section 1 of the Act of 1941. Other clothing is subject to the control of the general provision of the Acts, but orders may, in addition, be made fixing maximum prices or margins for categories of clothing which are outside the utility scheme.

INJURED WORKMAN WHO REFUSED OPERATION LORDS SAY HE MUST BE PAID COMPENSATION An injured workman who had refused to undergo an operation won an appeal to the House of Lords yesterday. The appeal was against an order of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal setting aside a compensation award in his favour by the Belfast Recorder Two surgeons called by his employers advised the man to undergo an operation to his ankle. Another surgeon to whom he was sent by his trade union advised against it. The Lord Chancellor said the Recorder decided that the workman could not be held to be unreasonable in following the advice of a competent surgeon. There was evidence to support that conclusion of fact and it could not be upset on appeal.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1942 LONDON LETTER 88, Fi.eet Street, E.C. 4 Wednesday Night More New Ministers The Prime Minister has several places to fill to complete the reconstruction of the Government. The most important of these is the appointment of a succcessor to Captain Oliver Lyttelton as direct representative of the Cabinet in the Middle East. For this part a Minister of Cabinet rank has to be chosen, and it is necessary he should be a man of ability and understanding. Other vacancies in the office are consequential on recent changes.

Of the appointments announced to-day the chief is that of Sir William Jowitt, whoy leaving the office of Solicitor-General to become Paymaster-General, will take up the study of post-war reconstruction begun by Mr. Greenwood. To strengthen the team responsible for examining reconstruction problems an additional office has been created, and Mr. H. Strauss becomes Joint Parliamentary Secretory to the Ministry of Works and Buildings.

Mr. Strauss has long been a sturdy advocate of the preservation gf things beautiful. He will be mainly responsible for planning, leaving Mr. George Hicks to deal with buildings. Six members of the Government relinquish office; seven back-benchers are promoted to Ministerial rank.

Nazi Propagandist Tricks The renewed! Nazi whispering campaign about peace will delude nobody. has no thought of peace except on her own unthinkable terms, and these propagandist tricks are a deliberate attempt to create doubt and mistrust among the united nations, and especially between Britain and Russia. There appeared recently in the Frankfurter Zeitung a passage which naively suggested that Germany had nothing against the British Empire, which might play a useful role in world affairs by its hatred of Bolshevism. The purpose of this was, of course, to poison Russian minds. Almost simultaneously, mouthpieces tried to make Order of the Day imply that Russia is prepared to make a separate peace with Germany.

The firm joint declaration of last July by the Soviet and British Governments, and the repeatedly expressed determination of Russia to smash Hitlerite Germany once and for all, provide a sufficient answer to these insidious distortions. Woman-power When woman-power is debated in the Commons, the Ministry of Labour and National Service will be challenged to explain why women have not been more freely and rapidly drafted into industrial and other work of national importance. One reply probably will be that employers private. State and not shown much readiness to arrange working hours to meet the case of married women with homes to maintain. An illustration of this is that at a time when the Ministry of Health is seeking thousands more trained nurses, labour exchanges are telling married women who are Qualified nurses how difficult it is to find work for them! Short staffed as they are, hospitals tenaciously stick to the working hours of long-established custom and refuse to alter them so that married women can be fitted in.

A. little readjustment would secure the enrolment of many married women and make available the services of many single women in at present inadequately staffed mobile work. English Stained Glass Examples of English stained glass from all but its earliest period will be sold at on Friday. Most of the examples are armorial panels and roundels. One dating from the sixteenth century shows the arms of Wace of Rotherby, Leicestershire.

Another, with five of the small diamond-shaped panes known as from the French carre, has a monogram (Thomas Wolsey), a head crest, the date and inscription lohrt Bourne Secritary to Queene A panel with a fleur-de-lis motif in orange is a reminder that the art of staining glass came from France. It dates from the fourteenth century, when the discovery was made that white glass, painted with oxide or chloride of silver a(nd fired in the same way as enamel painting, was stained an indelible yellow ranging from pale lemon to deep orange, according to the strength of the painting. War on the House-sparrow House-sparrows, it is estimated, make short work of a sack of corn in every acre. That is, of course, chiefly in the harvest months, when they deliver mass attacks on cornlands and thresh the standing grain and the stocked sheaves till they are gorged with grain. I have heard it said that even the London sparrow instinctively knows when the season has arrived for him most profitably to take holiday in the country.

Probably that is true of sparrows in other large urban centres. The Ministry of Agriculture is advising a spring offensive against the house-sparrow solely as a measure to conserve grain needed for human nourishment. Rather a pity there was no urge for a winter offensive, too! Sparrow pie would have eked out many meagre meat rations; half a dozen sparrows in hand would have been worth more to most people than pheasant at twentyseven-and-sixpence apiece. Destroy nests and says the Whitehall injunction. Those whd know the house-sparrow and his wavs will comment; easily said than All the same, the hint that in the conditions of to-day interference with sparrow nests will be counted a credit and in no way reprehensible deserves to be generally known.

One word of caution is necessary: this advice concerns only the bird that (like a German) fights for corn not bis It does not apply to the unfortunately named hedges sparrow dunnock insecteating bird which befriends the farmer and takes no toll of grain. CHURCHGOERS AND NAZI PRISONERS German prisoners of war in Britain are surprised at the large number of people who attend church. The Rev. Dr. John told the Commission of the Assembly of the Church of Scotland in Edinburgh that when the sergeant in charge of a party of prisoners explained that people went to church every Sunday and were actually encouraged to do so by the State, one of the Germans said: How can rny country hope to win when such faith exists in England The sergeant added: that is why Hitler classes churches as military FIFTY YEARS AGO A case heard at Birmingham Quarter Sessions yesterday revealed the existence in our midst of a technical training school, hitherto unsuspected, for which no grant or subsidy, we believe, has ever been asked.

We refer to the thief-training academy conducted by Mr. Henry Farmer in Great Brook Street. This modern Fagin was in the habit of bringing young boys to his house, instructing them in different branches of the predatory art and, when properly qualified, despatching them with the needful appliances to raid neighbouring shops and warehouses for the benefit of their enterprising master. March 5, 1892.) LETTERS TO EDITOR GROUND RENT PROBLEMS Sir, grading of the Fourth Schedule to the War Damage Act has given much concern to those who have to administer its provisions. The question of all mortgagees being liable to bear some portion of the War Damage Contribution has been taken up all over the country.

The Government is pledged to introduce a Bill to amend the Act, but I doubt the possibility of the necessary amendments becoming law before July 1, as suggested by Mr. Maberly, The council of my association has put forward a number of amendments with a view to a better and more just working of the Act, and we are acting in conjunction with the National Federation of Property Owners. Until the amending Bill appears nothing operative can be effected, but everyone concerned can register his dissatisfaction with the existing Act by stressing need for the earliest possible amendment of the existing law. Albert J. Wilson, Secretary, Birmingham and District Property Owners Association.

Birmingham. March 4. letters of complaint about war risk insurance on improved leasehold properties offer no explanation of how the improved leasehold came into existence in regard to dwellinghouses, In London and other districts such properties are virtually unknown. For some years there has been a practice of purchasing vacant leasehold houses, selling them at a profit, and at the same time creating an improved ground rent, thereby creating an extra profit for the remainder of the lease. In many cases this now results in the having to allow 40 per cent, and only receiving 10 per cent, from the freeholder.

If the house had been sold at the original ground rent, the deductions would be the same to each party. There is a complaint respecting freehold ground rents created during the last few years whereby the freeholder has to pay 40 per cent, contribution. That is often due to the fact that the ground rent is excessive. and this is borne out by the fact that the amount of ground rent paid is more than one-quarter of the Schedule assessment. Otherwise, the contribution due from the freeholder would be 10 per cent.

It would be interesting to know the number of houses sold within a ten-mile limit of the city centre within the last twenty years, and how many were obtainable freehold. Neville Purden. Olton, Warwickshire, March 4. Yarwood unnecessarily complicates the case by introducing income-tax, which has nothing whatever to do with War Damage Contribution. The plain statement of the case he demonstrates is House-owner pays 48s.

(less proportion payable by the improved ground landlord, 19s. 2d.) 810 Improved ground landlord pays 19s. 2d. (less of 4Ss. proportion paid by the freeholder.

4s. 9d.) 14 5 Freeholder pays 4 £2 8 0 There is no question of unfairness about it. The War Damage Act is a marvellously comprehensive work, and the only thing that seems to be missing from it is a section indicating the method of recovering money due to direct contributors hy their ground landlords who are slow in paying up in cases where the proportion recoverable exceeds the amount of ground rent due. T. W.

H. Wylde Green, March 3. ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS W. (Aston), Deduct 7s. 2d.

from ground rent. Quest The landlord can only increase rent for any increase in rates. to enquiries are given only tfiroiign this column. In no circumstances will replies be sent bp FILMS IN BIRMINGHAM AND LYDIA Two truths are emphasised at the Gauinout this Week-first, that the plot of a fijm story is not so important as the manner of its telling; second, that the unknown player is as effective as the star so long as he can act. Citizen Kane demonstrates both these points.

The facts of the story are commonplaces of the film world. Charles Foster Kane bought a small newspaper in 1890 and used an inherited fortune to expand his influence until he became the most powerful man in America. His drive for power takes toll of his private life, bringing domestic problems, a scandal that shatters his political career, and, finally, the alienation of his friends. hen he dies in his fantastic pleasure-dome in Florida, his last word is A newsreel representative, attempting to discover the story behind friends and acquaintances, and their divergent views about the man himself make the story of These bare narrative bones have been dressed many times to serve a film occasion. From obscurity to fame has been the itinerary of dozens of pictures; but seldom, if ever, have the vanity of riches, the boast of heraldry and the pomp of power been shown as a snare and a delusion with such dramatic 'power.

Orson Welles, who plays-Kane, produces and directs, has driven to the heart of his subject with a fierce, thrusting energy that is rare and refreshing. He has discarded conventional camera angles in favour of a more revealing stance. Light plays a dramatic part, and music boldly proclaims the mood of the passing moment instead of muffling still further an improbable situation. The supporting roles are played by the members of own Mercury Theatre company, hew, if any, of the names known to English film audiences; but the performances will be remembered. The samg nostalgic romance that marked Carnet de Bal distinguishes his recent to be seen at the Scala and the Paramount.

This director favours the backward glance. The recollection of far-off things of long ago is tinged with that enchantment which distance lends to youth in the eyes of age. Lydia had four lovers, none of whom she married. Forty years on, the party forgathers and long recollections back the half-fodgotten years. As Lydia, the venerable benefactress of blind children, Merle Oberon is not so effective as when assuming the vivacity of Lydia of the four lovers.

When seen in the first flush of youth she is entirely convincing. discerning hand is evident in the delicately-placed touches of drama. The blind pianist playing to blind children achieves a beautifully-poised moment of pathos T. C. K.

TWO NEW SUFFRAGAN BISHOPS The appointment of the Right Rev. Henry Colville Montgomery-Campbell, "formerly Bishop Suffragan of Willesden, to the Suffragan Bishopric of Kensington is announced. The Rev. E. M.

G. Jones, vicar of Hunslet, is to be Suffragan Bishop of Willesden. BROADCASTING IDENTIFICATION TUNES FROM THE CONTINENT Radio roaming was a favourite pastime of many listeners before the war, and the collection of call signs was a large part of the pleasure. 'The 8.8.C. used to issue a little booklet of station-identification panels, and with this ethereal road map in hand it was interesting and instructive to tune round the broadcasting bands and pick up and pick out the transmissions of the various nations and identify their distinctive signals.

Where are they now, these devices of radio heraldry? A few remain, free and uninterrupted; some still sound, but they merely mask the voices of enemies and traitors; most have disappeared entirely from the ether; their channels usurped by signals of the German brand. Sweden still has its slow chime of bells, and Switzerland its carillon and musical-box tunes, but traditional national signs from the rest of the Continental stations are elusive or, perhaps, nonexistent. The French stations still sign off with the but I often wonder what are tne emotions of Frenchmen in France when they hear that stirring call to action. Several of the distinctive signals of Continental stations now call to their own people from British transmitters. The 8.8.C.

Greek bulletin, for example, opens with the sounds of the pipe and sheep bells that in days gone by marked intervals in the Athens transmissions. Recently the 8.8.C. Polish transmissions have adopted the well-known herald call that used to be relayed from Cracow each day at noon. Until the Germans overran Poland, this trumpet call had sounded regularly from the Mariacki (St. Mary) Tower in Cracow since the thirteenth century.

It commemorated a Polish sentry who sounded the alarm of a Tartar invasion. Before he could finish the fanfare, an arrow pierced his throat, and in the commemorative ceremony the phrase was repeated incomplete. The trumpet call no longer sounds from Cracow, but the noontime ceremony has been revived by the Polish community in Scotland, and the call now sounds each day from a Scottish belfry. It has bebn recorded by the B.B:C. and wdll be used frequently in the Polish service.

Forthcoming Productions The guest artist with the 8.8.C. Repertory Drama Company for this month is Leon M. Lion, and he will play the leading part, that of Henry VIII, in the adaptation of Clifford play Rose Without a to be broadcast on March 8. Another Mr. story, by Edgar Wallace, has been adapted for radio and will be broadcast on March 11 undter the title An ambitious series of feature programmes written by Alistair Cooke, who is well known for his American commentaries, has been recorded in America and will be over here under the general title of Uncle Sam at There will be eight programmes in the series, and the titles include Swibelius Comes I Hear America Indiana Food for the Cowboys and and Golden Gate on The first programme will be broadcast on March 22, and the rest will follow at fortnightly intervals.

F. B. PUNISHABLE OFFENCE TO WASTE PAPER NEW ORDER IN FORCE ON MONDAY A new Salvage of Waste Materials Order made by the Ministry of Supply comes into force on Monday. Under the Order it is a punishable offence to burn or destroy paper or cardboard, throw it away, dispose of it otherwise than, to a collector or buyer, put it in a refuse bin, or mix it with refuse. Waste paper means any waste, scrap, worn-out, or disused material or article, being paper or cardboard, or an article made therefrom, but does not include any secret or confidential Mr.

Kalph Assheton, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply, said: From now on we must no longer throw our cigarette cartons or envelopes or other scraps of paper on the fire. It is permissible to light fires with paper, tliough more housewives are finding ingenious ways of managing without even It is estimated that, since the start of the war, 500,000 tons of paper that might have been used for munitions have been lost through being burnt, thrown away, or mixed with refuse. COURT AND PERSONAL The King of the Hellenes visited the King at Buckingham Palace yesterday afternoon. The Earl of Selborne had an audience of the King upon his appointment as Minister of Economic Warfare and also delivered up the insignia of the Order of the Garter worn by his late father. Viscount Gran borne (Secretary for the Colonies) and Mr.

Hugh Dalton, M.P. (upon his appointment as President of the Board of Trade) had audiences of the King yesterday morning. The Queen, attended by Lady Delia Peel, visited the Child Welfare section of the Battersea Central Mission yesterday afternoon. Mr. L.

S. Amery (Secretary for India) had an audience of the King at Buckingham Palace last night. CROSSWORD PUZZLE, 19 Break silence. (7) 22 The Derby and the Oaks bear this title. (7) 24 Those crossword birds again) (4) 25 An awful one is not necessarily in the U.S.A.

(5) 26 no good asking this important Oriental to carry for you. (4) 29 occ every afternoon. (3-4) 30 12 Across may be looking forward tt) it, but Belfast isn't. (7) 31 It may describe the brave in America, but the fool anywhere. (7-Q) DOWN 2 Hung about and apparently painted a Sussex town ted (7) 3 15 Down loses an article to start with.

ACROSS 1 The great dririk question. (4, 2, 3, 10 In Italy Anne returns to the artist about 29. Across. (7) 11 May require your numbering the mansions to make them level. (7) 12 See 30 Across.

(4) 13 Comp os in double harness. (5) 14 This city betrays a need of something. (4) 17 I send it in writing. 17) 18 A glass may bo, but surely it would not contain the sort of liquid the clue suggests. ,17) THE PLOUGHING GRASSLAND WHY THE POLICY CONTINUE (By Our Agricultural Con There is a limit to the which it is possible to caS fertility of grassland.

That set, on the one hand, by the retaining enough pasture tain grazing herds, and, other, by the fact that three successive corn props no fertility left to cash; must be given recuperative ment and clovered Minister of Agriculture that for acre so I not less than an acre of shall be ploughed somewhere the farm. With this pla, entire agreement, but it i sS that the closest supervision given to the job by men Cultivation Committees both the land and the great danger, in these labour shortage, is that ell cf clover with a third land that has not been cleaned. Farmers will obey a readily if they are reasons why procedure sarily ideal on the necessary in the national i nt fi may be well to repeat tb a the plough-up policy li es that an acre of wheat saves shipping space as seven a cf very best grassland and not twice that area of rough that one sentence is the of the plough policy and to that minority of fare 1 first tendency is to appear to them to be reasons why they should more arable in 1942. To get a plain policy for 1942)' for saving shipping spa increase in ploughland balanced with the need more milk and of fertility when certain in short supply. That dairy herds must be present level, that there more rather than especially of the hillside certainly not less pigs than in 1941.

It is 1 but it can be done and ll done. As I go round ar i that one of the main platform has eI unnoticed or ignored farmers. Constantly I certain field must not be because is my Mr. Hudson has said hll 1 hay meadows, far from el must provide in the arable required. -His fifSv that higher yields are got and temporary leys, and a that hay can be very without if there is proper straw.

Farmers must official decision clearly i will save a lot of time ana, when final decisions are between them and the A tion Committees. Add tf fashioned feeding farm on for a heavier contribui arable than a dairy has a fairly inclusive pi position. The question of the far 1 more complicated than farm and may well pro 1 searchings in 1942. to-day works under the the Government; so must Owners and managers b' many things which may to their ultimate advan the farmer. The stanC spirit on the land is high) minority of farmers apl determined on business I have met one such even to discuss alteration procedure.

The nati does not permit us to with men like that. change or go PRICES OF COMMODITY N.F.U. MEMBERS SOME REVISE The council of Farmers Union yesterday to consider increases in farm cornW 0 Two resolutions were ad 0 The first endorsed the president in his statement ject to the milk set Government has fulfilled 1 reimburse the industry 0 rise in labour and other 0 total amount allocate 0 industry. a The second expressed that the prices commodities were maintain production at output and urged that be revised. LORD Mr.

Hicks 11 tary, Ministry of Works ings) told Mr. Morrison 0 of Commons yesterday exception of the pair of entrance to the main were presented to Lord his retirement by the all railing had now been taken and Captain Graham: Is aware that it is Lord Baldwin these gf oB protect him from thfe 1 of the mob? There was no reply. No 3,893 4 fver-' 5 So" 1 sp.i 8l A at ll i ri 16 I 20 ik lrf3 A 1 21 22 tP i 23 27 28 (4) SOLUTION TO 0 ACROSS 1. American; 5, Alpm Amuses; 11, Nightcap Tar; 16, Acorns; 19, Ca-- i 21, Lie; 26, Origin; n(). Esteem; 29.

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