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TENSE EXCITEMENT IN FRENCH CHAMBER Fate of Franc and Government BUDGET DEFICIT Speculators' Dossiers Sent to Minister of Justice Paris, Thursday. There was a packed house and an atmosphere of tense excitement when the Chamber met this afternoon to decide on the fate of the franc and the Government. The Rapporteur of the Finance Commission said it was estimated that the budgetary deficit this year is seven milliard francs, and the Treasury had only got six milliards at its disposal until the end of 1935. Replying to a Socialist, If. Jermaine Martin, Finance Minister, said that he had sent the dossiers of certain speculators to the Minister of Justice.

SURPRISES- The were shouts from the Extreme Left of "Names." The Minister: If you want me to give you names you will perhaps have some surprises. M. Flandin said: Speculation will never beat the franc, which is guaranteed so long as the Frenchman does not run away from his The Government asked for power to throttle speculation and coercive measures against franc defeatists. Today, M. Flandin declared, was the time to act rather than talk.

The Chamber adjourned to enable the various groups to consult, and during this interval the Radical- Socialists, who hold the fate of the Government in thedr hands, decided by a majority to vote against the Government. MINISTER TAKEN ILL. M. Flandin announced in the Chamber this evening that the Finance Minister had resigned, and that he had assumed the Ministry himself. Immediately aiter the sitting adjourned for dinner M.

Flandin was taken ill. He is being attended by lieuter. IDDESLEIGH'S NEW RECTOR REV. SYDNEY VALENTINE ALLEN, former Vicar of Marstonwith-Whitgreave, Stafford, who on Tuesday was instituted and inducted Rector of Iddesleigh, Winkleigh. Rev.

Allen was educated at King's College, London University, and St. David's College, Lampeter. CRICKET. Close of Play. South Africa, 443 and 168 for Derby 236.

Lancashire, 122 and 195 for Sussex, 216. Oxford, 149 and 108; Leicester, 109 and 23 for 4. Surrey, 344 and 63 for Gloucester, 265. Kent, 339 and 280 for 4, declared; Glamorgan, 207. Notts, 499 for 9, declared; Hampshire, 221 and 8 for 1.

FIRE AT GOODLEIGH. Barnstaple Rural Fire Brigade was called last evening to a fire at Dean Head Farm, Goodleigh, in the occupation of Mr. J. Rae, where an outbreak had been discovered in a barn. The brigade attended under Capt.

F. Parker, but before their arrival the fire bad been got under and the damage was not considerable. P.S. Newberry and P.C.s Kingdon, Stevens and Salter were also on the scene. DEVON YOUNG FARMERS' BID for STOCK JUDGING HONOURS Bath and West Results Due TVDay CROWDS IMPRESSED BY THEIR WORK Sjdbury Dairymaid Commended SHEBBEAR MAN SECOND IN HAND-SHEARING CONTEST It was Young Farmers' Club day at the Bath and West Show, which was held at Taunton, yesterday, members from Devon displaying their skill in the judging of live stock against competitors from Somerset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Monmouthshire and Buckinghamshire.

Interchange of Ideas. The largest gathering of young farmers ever held in the country, it afforded an excellent opportunity for interchange of ideas among young, progressive farmers over a wide area. Judging took place with as little delay possible in five rings simultaneously, the animals selected being Guernseys, Jerseys, Friesians, Ayrshires and Shorthorns, the competitors moving from one ring to another. The wide differences in the points of the various breeds were a great test of the skill of the competitors, who were course handicapped by having to judge animals with which they were not familiar. That the Devon competitors overcame these difficulties with ease is a tribute to their enthusiasm.

The judges were Capt. Walter Burrell (West Grimstead), Capt. W. S. G.

Mousley (Newark) and Professor G. A. Scott, of Oxford. Results To-Day. The judging occupied the whole of the day and it was decided not to announce the results until to-day (Friday).

Crowds thronged the ringside and generally agreed that the standard of the work was yery high, and there seemed to be an impression that Devon were strongly in the running for honours, not only in the judging by the competitors, but in the delivery of their judgments. At the conclusion of the judgiDg Lord Portman congratulated the competitors on their work. H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, realising the importance ot educating the young farmers, has given perpetual challenge cup for the best team in the Young Farmers' Clubs in Somerset. Devon Young Farmers' Club team enjoys the distinction of having won on Wednesday the cup given by Messrs.

E. A. Lister and Co. for sheep shearing by machinery. Devon is also well to the fore individually in ihe class, R.

F. Ayre, of the Black Dog and District Y.F.C., being placed first, John Pearcey, Cullompton Y.F.C., second, and C. Dustin, Withleigh, third. Interest in this section yesterday centred in the sheep shearing by hand competition for men 50 years and over. Mr.

A. S. David (Langport), who is 63 years of age. was awarded first prize, Mr. W.

Ford (Shebbear), second and Mr. J. E. Merriott (Somerton) third prize. It is a sign of the times that while it took Mr.

R. T. Ayre, of the Black Dog Y.F.C., 17 minutes to shear two sheep by machinery, it took Mr. David 80 minutes to shear two by hand. Former Champion Commended.

Devon competitors did not figure very prominently in the butter-making competitions for students who had not previously won a first or second prize at the London Dairy, Royal or Bath and West Shows. George D. Winter, of Salcombe, was third, Miss M. A. Headon, Dulverton, highly commended, and Miss Joyce M.

Bickley, of Sidbury, a former junket-making champion of Devon, was commended. In the. junket-making class for students who have been through a course of instruction at county dairy school, Miss Headon was third. All Devon seemed to be at the show. The attendance at four o'clock, 19,161, against 6,006 at Oxford last year, was the highest since the war.

Wednesday's survey of the show will be found on Page 9. RAILWAYMAN KILLED in ATTEMPT TO SAVE A KITTEN Electrocuted at Exmouth Junction 400 VOLTS SHOCK Inquest Opened and Adjourned A Southern Railway employee, who in the last eight years had superintended the electric turn-table at Exmouth Junction for over 100,000 locomotives, was killed there on Wednesday when trying to rescue a kitten. The inquest on deceased yesterday was opened and adjourned. He was Mr. John Stone, of 02.

Prioryroad, Exeter (which overlooks the Junction), 64 years old, and due to retire from the railway's service next after 37 years Mr. Stone was very fond of animals, especially cats, and before leaving a house which he had visited would always have a romp with the family cat. He was on duty at the turn-table at 7.30 last night when he saw kitten behind the guard. He put liis hand down to rescue it, but received a 400 volts shock. For over two hours members of the Railway Ambulance Corps, at least one of whom rushed back from his home on hearing of the accident after leaving duty, the St.

John Ambulance, and P.C.s Strawbridge and Bishop rendered first-aid. Dr. Richard Gray, police surgeon, was also summoned, but soon after ten o'clock it was evident that all efforts were useless. About this time Mrs. Stone was preparing supper, and neighbours, hearing her about the task, thought it time to inform ber of the tragedy.

They had refrained from doing so before in case of a recovery. Mr. Stone and his wife had only returned from a holiday at the beginning of the week, when Mr. Stone had gone on the 2 to 10 p.m. shift.

An official at Exmouth Junction said that in the fifty odd years that the Junction had been in existence there had only been one other fatal accident, about 15 years ago, when a man was knocked down and killed while going home from duty. Evidence of identification only was given when the inquest was opened before Mr. H. Linford Brown (Deputy Coroner), at the Court House yesterday afternoon, and the inquiry was adjourned until next Tuesday. Miss Caroline Mary Stone, 42, Mount Pleasant-road, said her father was 62 years of age.

The widow wae represented by Mr. M. J. McGahey and the Southern Railway by- Detective P. A.

Langlands, DEAN'S ASCENSION DAY ADDRESS TO CHILDREN Hundreds of Scholars Hear a Striking Lesson Several hundred school children attended service at Exeter Cathedral yesterday in celebration of the Ascension. By invitation of the Dean and Chapter pupils of Hele's School, Bishop Blackall School, and the Maynard School were present together with members of the teaching staffs. Church schools in the city were closed during the day. The service was of an impressive nature and an address was given by the Dean oi Exeter (Dr. S.

C. Carpenter). DEMOCRACY OF ATHENS. The Dean, in the course of his sermon, said the idea of representation, with which we were very familiar, was unknown to the ancient world. In ancient Athens, which was a democracy, the citizens were so few in number that they could all sit in their Parliament.

Our own country, thanks to Simon de Montfort and King Edward took the lead in developing Parliamentary institutions, with knights of the shire and burgesses to represent the people. We could therei'ore understand what was meant when it was said that Christ was the Representative of the human race, pleading our cause in Heaven. Not that we chose Him or appointed Him. He was given to us from God. But once given, He went through the whole experience of our human life and in the end he made the final, complete offering of it on the Cross, exhibiting there the perfect obedience which mankind was incapable of giving, but did give in Him, their Representative.

Easter crowned that offering with the seal of the approval of the Father. That was the true way in which life should be lived. OUR REPRESENTATIVE, OUR CHAMPION. The Ascension was the translation of the life of the Lord from the one place and that one date to the eternal world, in which He could be available for all places and all dates. He was our Representative, our Champion, one oi ourselves at the right hand of God.

In politics they gave their vote and it did not matter whether they were old or young, wise or foolish, good or bad. They had one vote each. But in the work in the Body of Christ it did matter. A meanspirited or selfish person was a bad disciple, and his badness spoilt the work of that Body. The Dean concluded by referring to the well-known story of the acrobat illustrated in the corbel over the nave pulpit.

"If you do what you can," he told the children, and do it with all your might, it will be to the glory of God." COUNTESS WEAR ESTATE SOLD. We learn that the Countess Wear Estate. Exeter, advertised to be offered by auction yesterday has been disposed of privately. It comprises the 16th centuiy country house, in grounds, including the old cottage and about 40 acres of land, with frontage from Countess Wear bridge to tie new Countess Wear Hotel. Only recently it was found, when excavating road, that there were the remains of a subter ranean passage, which probably in the pas; reached from the river to some portion oi the house.

The sale been effected the auctioneers, Messrs. Rippon. Boswel! and of 8, Queen-street, Exeter, and the solicitors concerned on behalf of the vendor vvere Messrs. Ford, Harris, Ford and Simey, 25, Southernhay We6t, Exeter. Printed and published by James George Owen for the Western Times" at their offices, 226.

High-street. Exeter. Friday, May 31st, 1935. FARMERS TO BE ASKED TO BUY LYNTON RAILWAY LAND" Suggestions to Company "Completely Answered DEFINITE DECISION TO CLOSE Make Highway Sufficient to Take Extra Traffic Appeal to County Council. Lynton Urban Council yesterday decided to send letters of thanks to Sir Basil Peto, M.P., the Mayor of Barnstaple (Mr.

C. F. Dart) and Mr. W. H.

Tall for the part they had taken, with representatives of Lynton Council, in endeavouring to retain the Lynton to Barnstapla railway, which the Company had announced they intend to close at the end of the summer. INTERVIEW REPORT. The Clerk (Mr. G. F.

Lefroy) detailed the interview the deputation had in London with the Railay Company's traffic manager. He said the Company did not give any indication even regarding through tickets being issued in future to Lynton as to keep it on the map." "We were told," he said, anybody could buy the land, and I understand that adjoining farmers will be asked to buy the land and that the Company is also going to sell the buildings." EVERY SUGGESTION ANSWERED. The Chairman (Mr. S. C.

Wiltshire) said he was disappointed to find that every suggestion the deputation put forward was completely answered. The Company had evidently definitely decided to close the railway because it was involving such a loss in money. Sir Basil Peto had done all ho could. On the motion of the Chairman it was decided to call the attention of the Devon County Council at once to the necessity of making the highway between Barnstaple and Lynton, both via Zig Zag and Bratton Fleming, sufficient to take the extra traffic that would fall upon it by the closing of the railway. He did not know which would be deemed to be the maim road, but whichever one was decided upon a vast improvement would be necessary.

Miles of road were not fit for heavy traffic and 'buses that would have to pass it THE COMPANY'S INTEREST. Mr. W. B. Polkinghorne said he did not like the idea, difficult as the question seemed, of turning the matter down entirely.

The Railway Company's interest was only that of their shareholders, but they were throwing up what cost "them £39,000, or whatever the figure was, for a mere nothing because the land sold to the farmers would not realise very much. He thought that someone might be ready to buy up this little railway. The When everyone goes by car? Mrs. Hume, J.P., said that it was stated that 'the whole thhig had already been bought and was going down to sleepers, rolling stock and everything. She suggested that the Council might consider the question of the establishment of an aerodrome.

The Chairman said there was a gentleman in South Devon interested in the question of the railway, but he knew nothing definite about the matter. DEVON WORTHY'S DIAMOND JUBILEE AS A CHORISTER. Loyal Church Service of a Village Smithy a proud day for Mr. Charles Smith, of Halberton, for he reached his diamond jubilee of service as church chorister, a record upon which many friends congratulated him. Born at the smithy in Morchard Bishop, his father, the late Mr.

Thomas Smith, had succeeded several generations in the business, and Charles was the youngest of five sons, all of whom followed in the trade of their forebears and gained distinction, especially as shoeing smiths. MUSIC HIS HOBBY. Mr. Charles Smith was eight years of age when, on Ascension Day 60 years ago, tie joined the church choir at Morchard Bishop. Music was his chief hobby and he very soon joined the band, which is still in existence aud of which he was conductor for fifteen years.

He also became a linger. At the age of 37 years he purchased the business at Templeton, near Tiverton, aud in 1913 he came to Halberton. CAPTAIN OF RINGERS. Wherever he went he was merged into the church, taking active part in choir and ringing. He was appointed captain of the band of ringers twelve years ago and choirmaster just over three years ago.

He is also sexton of the Parish Church. Mr. Smith takes his hobbies very seriously, and is it a thing to be proud of that he has gained the superior position in each of the departments. His mellow tenor voice is the admiration of all who hear him, and is heard to its best in some of the old favourites, The Old Rustic Bridge Kathleen," etc. FORMER MAYOR AND CLERGYMEN IN CAR FIRE THRILL Exciting Experience at Parkham WILLING HELPERS QUELL OUTBREAK The Deputy-Mayor of Bideford, Mr.

W. Harris, C.C., and three passengers in his H. C. A. S.

Muller (Vicar of Appledore), Revs. E. J. Cosson and E. Jenkins (Methodist Ministers) had an exciting experience when returning to Bideford from a funeral at Parkham yesterday.

They had only travelled 200 yards from Parkham when it was found that the car was on fire. The Vicar of Appledore suggested to the two ministers that they should get out as quickly as possible while he assisted Mr Harris to deal with the fire. From a cottage nearby Mr. Harris got a bucket of water and Mr. Muller a pail of sand.

A lad was sent to the village for help. With the assistance of Mr. Braddick of Ilfracombe, who was driving a passing car, and others, the fire was extinguished Mr. Alec Tucker, of Xorthani, took on the Rev. Muller and Rev.

Cosson, who had im portant engagements elsewhere, JOIN OUR YOUNG FOLKS' LEAGUE NOW Happy Family with High Ideals AN OLD MEMBER'S LETTER A Big and Progressive Concern The Western Times Young Folks' League boasts a vast 4,000 in there are still many little boys and girls who are outside its ranks. That is a pity, for them, because they do not know what they are missing. Uncle Fred, whom you see here, started the Young Folks' League with a small band of members and a hopeful outlook. Gradually that little band grew until to-day his nieces and nephews constitute a big, happy family, drawn from all corners of Devon. HIGH IDEALS.

The League is run with the idea of helping to develop the child-mind; to give pleasure to the young by means of weekly competitions; to give helpful advice on how they may grow into worthy citizens; to encourage the helping-hand spirit, kindness to birds and animals, and obedience. Those are but a few of the League's idea's which Uncle Fred expounds each week in an interesting way. Parents whose children are members speak highly of the League and its work. Members who have passed the age at which they are actively associated with it still retain their interest. Frequently they write to Uncle Fred.

The children's corner is on Page 3 each week. Those who desire to enrol should turn to the page at once and fill in the coupon of application. TWO COUPONS TO FILL. When acceptance comes through, new members are entitled to a badge by using the second coupon. Be sure to till in the right coupons.

The following is a letter to Uncle Fred by an old member, Edith Heal, who became one of the League's most useful members. She writes Dear Uncle Fred, am writing to tell you how much I still appreciate your half page in the Western Times." It is, as it always has been for me, the most interesting part of the whole paper. It is three years since I stopped taking an active interest in the League, as Edith Heal, No. 127. My sister, Capt.

Ruby Heal, was Ne 95. I see the League membership still climbs on. I never thought it would get to such a big total, did you? I think that the present members may well be proud of to such a big and progressive concern, only that, but of belonging to such a sincere aud true League, with such a wise Uncle at its head who gives just enough good advice each week as can be easily understood and tollowed by almost the youngest child. sUII remember some of the stories you told us in your letters years ago and it is surprising how they lit in with my daily me. One in particular I remember, and I have srmled a good nianv times lately when 1 should have got a bit togry if it had not beeu for that letter.

DO NOT BE ANGRY. It was about a woman who never allowed nerself to get angry about anything. Some people living close by declared that they would get her angry, but her husband said he didn't think they could, but they could try jf they cared to. So they went to a wood nearby and cut down some of the most crooked' wood they could find. This they took back for the woman to burn, fully expecting her to grumble about it.

Slowly the pile of wood diminished, but not a word did they hear; the woman smiled continually. When it was all gone she asked her husband if he could get her some more exactly like the last batcn." But," he said, surely you would like straight wood in preference to crooked." No.l* she said, straight wood is all right, but the crooked curled up around the sides of the kettles and boiler and it got hot in no I myself have had terribly crooked wood to burn, but because that woman was thankful for it I tried to be. Unlike her, though, I was glad when it was all gone aud I had some ftftaighter wood to burn. Still, because she didn't grumble about it I didn't, so even if the story is only a made-up one it has had a bit of influence on me, and I have been happier because I have read it With very many thanks for the good work you have done, and are still doing, or the children Southwest LonS may it last. VI ith loy from your niece EDITH (Heal).

£800 FOR FALSE IMPRISONMENT On a claim lor false imprisonment slander and assault, £800 damages were awarded at Oxfordshire Assizes to Mrs. Gwendoline Humfrey against Woolworth'sj Ltd. The claim was a sequel to a charge of shoplifting. WESTERN BAPTISTS 1 NEW PRESIDENT. AMERICA IN CONFUSION Visions of Strike Turmoil" -Former oT WARNING TO U.S.

Where Do We Here Washington, Decent living standards fo, gfoetf running out like sand in ao py This is the warning IV th 0 1 Hugh Johnson, iormer head to the people ot the United ft In an impassioned speecn few hours after Ins coni'er IIC dent Roosevelt jast night, administrator pleaded with communicate to Congress )t everything left by the SoP decision be saved." jofl Gains achieved under the i said, been lost "through on thunder from the Court. PRICE SLASHING. Price has already declared, "i spite of the gestures which have been th nt'f'jj Chambers of Commerce a facturers' Associations, l0 de 31 A to industry to live up to the jO Unfortunately, he added, impossible, on account 01 1 a ii cent, of the people. N.h"> direct benelicianee ot tv jjo the workers and small bu 3 their 80,000,000 odd 1 jjjn mediate action." he said, worst oigy of wage y. and job losing of this "STRIKES AND TURMOU-' There will be strikes an one end of the country to something is done to stop iJX co.

"To-night our world 1 6 The question in a million gl)j do we go from ed General Johnson oUC 011 a more optimistic note, eD the present situation but wreckagu of the New temporary Keuter. WILD STRAWBERRIES A WHIMPLE. Two little girls, a dU c( a 1 Wood, of bunch of wild btrawbeirits e. on Wednesday. The tr coloured an loi good ie DEVON SPORTSMAN'S DEATH.

The death occurred at Teigmnouth Hospital on luesday, following an operation, 01 Air. H. Abbott, eon of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, of 5, Cooinbe Vale Avenue, leignmouth.

Deceased was a motor engineer engaged by the Devon County Council at Newton Abbot. He was a keen lootballer and cricketer, and in previous seasons had assisted the Dawlish clubs. A member of the Methodist Church, Somersetplace, choir, he was engaged in many activities acouciated with the church. Joining the army at the age of years, he served in the Ypres sector in France during the war, and marched into Germany at the conclusion of hostilities. THE WESTERN TIMES, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1935.

16 Fresh Gooseberries All the Year Bottle You? own Fruit the! I British' made 11 Kilner Every Bottle Fully Brao de lib. 21b. 31b. 41P PER DOZEN. Special prices for large Any broken rts can be re-pto cC Devon Somef sel ski Stores 2638 LTD.

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