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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - May 16, 1936, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia the postage rate i _ i on this paper i a i c = within the com i h i i ? a i Mon wealth new ill a i a i zealand. Fiji i United kingdom 1 a. Jsi1 is c i a r0te� United kingdom via i Yvo f _ _ j. I France or America i Kalcl so 1 or to British pos i f sessions is two s a Atli a a i Pence posted w in by . Or foreign a Tui Iii Iurii _. Clipper Miru ileum Tobacc Imti ill no 1 Large Flap or pipe smoker Irum Takii Light and dare Cui i Lun Price and Quality suite everybody v or sole agents in _ Cornell limited. Adelaide Duchess sister weds the wedding of lady an Gela Montagu Douglas Scott sister of the Duchess of Gloucester and Peter Daw nay r.n., was celebrated at St Margaret a Westminster London on Apro 28. The Bride and bridegroom Are seen leaving the Church. They will live in new zealand. By air mail today end of the exhibition i record broken South Australia s great Centen Nial exhibition closed tonight after eight weeks of record break ing attendances. An orderly crowd thronged the Halls taking full advantage of their last Opportunity to see the exhibits. Shortly after 9 o clock the president of the chamber of manufactures or. Kin Derand the Secretary or. Winter Bottom addressed the crowd in the main Hall. When the chamber opened the exhibition said or. Hinder he thanked the governor the Premier or. Butler and exhibitors Tor their support in assisting to launch such a wonder a display. Now he had the privilege of thanking his audience and the other 700,000 visitors for having made the exhibition such a financial Success. It is Only by your appreciation and support that this was possible said or. Rinder. The Happy result has compensated our exhibitors for their Energy and expenditure he added that during two months of regular attendance he had noticed the co operation of the attendants then Good Fellowship and their keenness to please. He wished on behalf of the chamber to thank them. Police thanked the police under the direction and guidance of inspector t. Mattin. Had carried out their duties efficiently and to the inspector and his men he extended grateful thanks. He also thanked the tramways and railways authorities for the excellent services they had supplied. From the publicity Point of View our thanks Are due to the press for having made every Effort to keep citizens fully advised of All happenings of any interest in the exhibition or. Rinder went on. Much credit is due to or. Winterbottom s untiring efforts and his ability As an organiser is reflected in the smooth working for the past eight weeks. The staff is also de serving of great Praise or. Rinder also commended or. Gus Caw Orne for the excellent concert entertainments he had arranged. Or. Winterbottom said he had never worked for a More Loyal chief. Or. Rinder had never interfered but had always been at hand to help. Festive occasion it was with sighs of Relief that Many attendants at the stalls made their last sales after the Hustle and Bustle of the past two months. Large crowds patronised the Side shows. Many people Felt that the night was a festive occasion. A few minutes before 10 o clock attendants and officials began to usher the crowd out of the buildings and grounds and shortly after the hour the curtain was Down As far As the general Public was concerned. Stall attendants and others connected wit the exhibition remained for a dance total attendances at the Centen Nial exhibition were 727,855, break ing the 1925 previous record total by 90,162. Today s attendances were afternoon 9,922 night 11.320. Tributes from All Australia All through Australia tributes to the Centennial exhibition were being paid said the Secretary of the associated Chambers of manufactures or. F. R. Lee who arrived from Melbourne to Day to attend the closing of the exhibition. He said that the attendances which aggregated one and a half times the population of South Australia were scarcely believed in Melbourne and Sydney where the people s attention was More widely spread than in South Australia. Or. Lee described the exhibition As the most successful and outstanding organised demonstration of Australia s Industrial Progress Ever held. Winch Falls and kills labourer Sydney. Saturday. Benjamin by land wharf labourer of Brisbane Street City was crushed to death in the hold of the Steamer Macara at the . Wharf Darling Harbor today. Hyland was working in the hold when a part of the Winch fell 18 it. On to him breaking both his legs and arms and crushing his body. He was killed instantly. Plan makes . Uneasy six to eight seats in parliament May be abolished govt. Favors one member electoral District by the mail special investigator if the scheme of electoral Reform now favored by Cabinet is carried into effect the House of Assembly which now has 46 members will be reduced to 40, 39, or possibly 38 members each representing a single electorate. This would mean the introduction of one member electorates for the first time in the history of the South australian Assembly. The 46 members now represent 19 districts eight with three members and 11 with two. The revolutionary nature of the government s proposals has had an unsettling effect on ., because the redistribution would throw All seats into the melting pot. Referring to the ministerial policy towards electoral Reform the Leader of the opposition or. Lacey said today that the government was not concerned so much with the interests of the state As with trying to escape de feat at the next elections by creating new Liberal strongholds. The political intrigue associated with the suggested alteration of electoral districts is to say the least revolting de dared the state president of the . Or. Richards . It is proposes to introduce a Constitution ? act amendment Bill in the forthcoming session to provide for the reduction and the altered electoral boundaries. To carry the measure the government will require a constitutional majority a minimum of 20 affirmative votes in the Assembly and 11 in the Legisla Tive Council. Explained to party with uneasy minds country Fol Lowers of the government have re turned to their districts after having heard a full explanation of the govern ment s electoral Reform policy at a precessional meeting of the Liberal and country party in Adelaide on thurs Day. The precise number of seats to be abolished to give effect Jovern nent election pledge has Jot yet been determined although Cabinet s intentions Are that it shall be six seven or ight reducing the total number from 16 to at least 40 and possibly 39 or 38. It is largely a question of Mathe Matics. The government is deter mined to maintain an approximate ratio of two to one As Between metro Politan and country seats. With a total of 39 members it would be pos sible to strike an even ratio 26 to 13 but with 40 or 38 either country or the metropolitan area would have to be Given a slight advantage. If there is to be any advantage the Odds Are that it will go to the country which has the Odd member under the present distribution. Farther advice u being sought from the electoral authorities on this Point and it is hoped to reach finality before parliament opens so that the new Biu can be introduced Early in the session. Alternative plan two Concrete schemes for giving effect to the reduction were discussed at the party meeting two member electorates having been suggested As an alternative to one member constituencies. Cabinet is More favourable to the single electorate idea still retaining the preferential system of voting acid it is Felt in official circles that this will ultimately be adopted. Even if party pressure were to re sult in the two member plan being accepted it would not merely be a Case of dropping a member from the eight districts that at present Are represented by three members and leaving the remaining eleven As they Are except for the possible creation of an extra District. There would have to be a re arrangement of boundaries to provide something approaching equal representation on the basis of Seti Arate quotas for the metropolitan area and the coun try. Thus under either scheme the interests of individual members would be affected irrespective of whether they happen to find them selves among the unlucky few who will have to scramble for seats As a result of the redaction in the total membership of the House. Drastic changes there is no doubt that Cabinet is displaying a marked preference for single electorates and whether the number is fixed at 38, 39, or 40, the effects will be the same involving drastic alteration of boundaries throughout the state and a scramble for seats among sitting members under the plan of distribution that it has in mind it is proposed to isolate Large country towns As separate electorates. This would create a number of Safe seats for labor in Normal times with a Good Chance for a non labor candidate when the tide is against labor and at the same time provide almost assured prospects for non labor candidates in adjacent electorates com prising the outer areas and containing no Large centres of Industrial Popula Tion. Among the towns that would form the nucleus of compact probable labor constituencies or Uncertain Liberal seats Are port Pirie now in port Pirie electorate two members Wal Laroo Moonta Kadina Wallaroo two Peterborough Burra Burra three port Augusta Newcastle two Gaw i Ler Barossa three Murray Bridge Murray three and mount Gambier Victoria two. City reduction in the metropolitan area Adelaide now represented by three labor Mem Bers would become a one member electorate with Little reduction of area. It is the government s aim to achieve equal representation As far As practicable although the quota of electors for each electorate would naturally be higher in the metropolitan area than in the country because of the two seats to one ratio As Between country and City. It considers that the fact that Adelaide with 14,525 electors and Sturt with 57,153, each Send three members to parliament is one of the most glaring anomalies of the present distribution of seats. Other references in Mirror of poli tics Page 9. Race goers Admire trophy presented by King th1- Secretary of the . Or. R. J. Hynes showing the magnificent fold cup the gift of King j Edward Viii to interested race goers at Morphet Tville this afternoon. From left or. Hynes or. R. E. H. J Hope a Well known owner missed a. Weaver r. M. Hughes and e. Weaver. The cup was won by Doneater. J another Fine Day tomorrow tomorrow should another ple3nt, mild Day the govern ment meteorologist i. Brinley said tonight. He added that the Fine weather should continue although there was a slight de pression passing to the South. There was not much Energy in this and it was probably too far South to affect Adelaide weather. Airmail to London biweekly in future Brisbane saturday. Beginning today the Brisbane to Singapore air mails will be Des patched twice a week instead of j once weekly. As Imperial airways has already inaugurated a biweekly service Between. Singapore and London he duplication1 of the australian controlled Section of. The route Means that there will now. Be two air mails weekly Between Australia and Britain. The minister of defence or. Park Hill today inaugurated the duplicated Brisbane Singapore service by sending the Rutila. Canberra from arc Herfield aerodrome with mails and three Pas . L. J. Brain flight superintendent of Qantas Empire airways was in charge of the plane. Mails from Brisbane weighed 42 lb., approximately half of the weekly consignment sent under the previous once a week ser vice but the Quantity to be picked up at Charleville from Melbourne Syd Ney and Adelaide will be Only 164 lb., compared with about 750 la. Or. Parkhill said that while the mail. Loads alone were not yet actually beyond the capacity of the dh86 air Craft used on the route from austra Lia to Singapore they admittedly encroached on the accommodation origin ally intended for passengers and freight space for passengers _ the government therefore had approved the duplication to ensure that the service would provide reasonably full facilities for the transport of Over seas and local passengers and goods in addition to mails. Also the government had been influenced by the knowledge that a biweekly service Between the Commonwealth and great Britain would be welcomed by the Busi Ness communities and the general Public although the duplicated service required an additional subsidy the expenditure would involve the common wealth Only in a total net Cost considerably below the estimates made when the government first approved -. The establishment of the services on a bnce5a week basis. Empire plan delayed or. Parkhill stated tonight that the delay in a decision Over the Empire air mails scheme had held up seriously All major developments in australian Aerial services. He hoped that an agreement would be reached Between the Imperial authorities and the australian government within a few weeks. Until then nothing was Likely to be done in cutting the Brisbane to Singa pore flying time by a Day. Or in inaugurating a flying boat service be tween Australia and new zealand or in night flying facilities for still further speeding up the australian Section of the route. Consideration of a land plane weekly service Between Brisbane and new Guinea by Way of Cooktown. Was also being delayed. When the government knew whether the Empire flying boat service or its alternative a fast land plane scheme would be adopted it could to ahead with some of these other developments. Crash victim Falls on child Sydney saturday. A child was severely injured tonight when the Vic Tim of a collision fell on top of him. Ernest o Connor. 4, of Hugo Street Redfern was sitting on the kerb in Vine Street Redfern when a car and a bicycle collided. Robert Moody 13. Of Cleveland Street Darlington the cyclist was thrown into the air and fell on the child who sustained a fractured Skull. Moody received a Cut Over the left Eye. Riding club s Outing to Hope Valley a 1 equestrian study of misses Ruth Mummery on Cleo Patra and Helen peek on Black Prince taken during the Adelaide rid ing club s Outing to Hope Valley Reservoir this afternoon. On Cleo and Elen on Delaide id this state record to Doncaster in cup hot favorite Defeated by Trafalgar although Hall Mark was backed to even Money favouritism for the King s cup at Morphet Tville today he was Only sixth Efren Doncaster passed the Post five lengths ahead of Petit fils with Cape York and the Riff following. The great Star three year old broke the state record for the mile and a half and his time today was three seconds faster than that recorded by the Champion phar Lap when he won the race in 1930. Doncaster s time was 2 my. 31 sec., and he was third favorite at 13 to 2 asst Petit fils was quoted at 14 to 1, Cape York at 12 to 1, and the Riff at 25 to 1. Alinur second favorite at 6 to 1, finished eighth. Doncaster won a race just before he left Melbourne and then scored in the St Leger a week ago. He followed this Victory by taking the Baker Handicap on wednesday and showed that he was i not tired by those events by the Way in which he away from the Good Field today. W. Cox rider of Doncaster Learned his i Riding in South Australia where he was associated with a. R. Jamieson j. Cum mings and c. A. Northway. Then he went to Melbourne and has an Excel Lent record there. In Adelaide he won the Alderman cup on Yarraba and the port cup on Silvado. It was a last minute engagement for Cox. Great Galloper discussing the King s cup. Cox said that Doncaster got away Well and he was about seventh Early in the race. I called on him for a about four furlongs from Home and he made a wonderful response said Cox. Actually from that Point i was never in doubt about the ultimate result. Don Aster did everything right and did not fail to answer any question i asked him. He is a great Galloper w. Elliot May consider himself unlucky at this meeting in Adelaide. The owners of Doncaster were without a rider for the Chestnut in the King s cup. And an Effort was made to secure Elliot for him but he had been engaged to ride the Riff in the same race. K. Voiture who was astride the favo rite. Hall Mark had no excuse to offer. He said my mount just could t go with them the gratitude of the australian Rac ing Community to the late King George for establishing the King s cup and to King Edward for carrying on this important race was expressed at the off ? ? ? ? Cial luncheon on the course by the act ing chairman of the . Or. S. J. Jacobs. He said that like his father. King Edward sympathised with the activities of his people and this interest was reflected in the activities of the governor general and the state governor sir Winston Dugan. Because of court mourning they were unable to be pre sent but the governor had sent the following letter this letter carries my Best wishes to you and your committee for a very successful and enjoyable meeting on saturday. As the court is in mourning i regret that neither the governor general nor i can be present and will be honoured if you will make such arrangements As you May in the Circum stances consider appropriate for the presentation of the King s cup. Will you also kindly convey my congratulations to the owner Trainer and rider of the winning horse racing details on Page 4. Theft of costly engagement Brisbane saturday. Two of Bris a Bane s younger set or. Eric Hancock and miss Sheilah Logan Are to be mar ried on tuesday and for some time the Bride to be had been the proud possessor of a magnificent engagement valued at �100. J last night however thieves entered her parents Home and stole the and �14 in notes from her dressing table. ? ? two Accident victims in Adelaide Hospital Herbert Thompson 14, of Lawrence Street South Plympton who was struck by a motor Cycle on Anzac Highway was admitted to Adelaide Hospital late this afternoon with a leg injury. J John Meredith 21, of Gray Terrace Rose Ater was admitted to the Ade Laide Hospital this evening with a pro Bable spinal injury said to be due to a kick in the Back received while he was playing football for semaphore Central team at railway Oval today. He was taken to the Hospital by Sti Fohn ambulance officers. I owners agree to Divide trophies Katner an interesting position was created Over the disposition of the King s cup trophy. Messes. J. A. Macleod and c. F. Taylor owners of the Winner. Doncaster Are close friends and they agreed on Friday that if the horse should win the cup or. Macleod would keep the trophy while As a memento or. Taylor would have the ribbon and buckle that went with the St. Leger Sac Cess of Doncaster. As Doncaster has made remark Able improvement since his sojourn in Adelaide the owners intend to allow him to remain Here for a few weeks to it the Benefit of the autumn. Stop press four killed in mine Brisbane saturday. Four men were killed As the result of an explosion in Aberdare Colliery no. 2 mine at Din Inore near Ipswich. Tonight. They were j. Christopher 55, of boo Val Edward Turner 45, Robert Binnie sen., 52, and Albert Perry 50, of Silkstone. All were married men. Their bodies were recovered after two hours work by Rescue parties. Big swindle at Casino Monte Carlo. The Casino has been victimised to the extent of about �130,000 by International swindlers who flooded the town with counterfeit gaming chips. Parents see boy flier Burnt to death after crash in plane tried to save him but heat too great Melbourne. Saturday. A moment after flying Low. Over his parents Home at South Waverley late today on his first Solo flight since obtaining his a class licence Norman Keith Field 20, a member of the victorian Aero club crashed in a Moth plane in a be ignoring Field and was incinerated in the wreckage. V the youth s Mother and father or. Sid Field a Market Gardener who saw their son s crash made a desperate attempt to pull him from the plane but were driven Back by the heat. Neighbors brought a Long Market Gardener s Hose to Dlay on the blazing fabric but in a few seconds the entire plane was destroyed. Field s body was found doubled up in the wreckage one Arm Flung across Bis face. Mrs. Field who refused to leave the wreckage until her son s body had been removed by an ambulance Crew remained amazingly Calm and was Able to describe the crash. Norman had arranged to Fly Low enough Over our place to wave to is As he passed on his first flight she said. Just before he passed Over the Home of our neighbor Jim Norris some part of the plane seemed to catch on our Telephone wires. He had just waved to us. The next second the plane struck a Brick Chimney of the Norris House. Then it continued on for a few More Yards and dived Down into the Garden of Humphrey Buckland. I Over Straightway but the plane was already in names. I to it but was beaten Back. I almost touched his head and shoulders and bad i been Able to get a grip i might have saved him Field bad turned 20 last month. Eyewitness Story Field has one brother 21and two Sisters 19 and 17but none of them Pas at Home at the time. Although the youth s parents were the nearest spectators the crash was seen from a Dis Ance by Many residents of the District where the Young airman was widely known. One was Reginald Marriott who went to school with Field. He had been keen on aviation for 12 months said Marriott. I met him in air kit Stettn eff for Essendon Only two hours before the crash. He remarked then that it was perfect flying weather. I saw the plane begin a Long Grace Ful downward Droop to his Home but tie did not seem to be Able to Start the engine again. He appeared to pas6 be tween two Telegraph poles then the undercarriage grazed the roof of a High Heda and he went straight on to the roof of the Norris House. The undercarriage struck the Iron roof making Large dents and the nose f the machine struck the Chimney with i terrific crash. However this scarcely i effected the plane from its course. It 2ontinued in a straight line to the sloughed paddock where it crashed and immediately burst into flames which Rose to a height of 75 it. All i could see from 300 Yards Iway was a mass of flames which enveloped the plane the flier s father is Well known in trotting circles in Melbourne and Syd sey. The dead lad himself some years ago was one of the youngest trotting Drivers in Victoria. 3j5.se i k i visitors i in w � v vitors to the City for the cup meetings and q Centennial exhibition Are assured of a Hearty Wei y in come and the finest tailoring service in the z state. ? / Al the Range of new season s fabrics d and highly skilled crafts t Manship is a revelation to those who have not paid us a t j visit we have a Type of 2 _ material and Price for every Man our Success is entirely a due to being in the position to give incomparable d u value. I t a prices f Sac suits �4/4/ to �9/9/ longer son Iipp x. 52 King William St w c 2787. Inside Story Fredlock Case on Page 6 the first of a Short series of articles by Charles Prince on the Redlock Erble in Case is published. On other pages Are pan Cable news ? s racing ? 4,6,7 talk of town ?11 radio and motoring 12 better totes advocated. 13 gardening ? 14 football ? 16 women s Section ? is 24-26 colleges ? 82-21 Melrose Back from Melbourne c. J. Melrose landed at Paraf Leld in his Heston Phoenix monoplane shortly after 4 pan. Today after a leisurely flight from Melbourne. Although he wanted passenger la Melbourne none offered to accompany him Back to Adelaide. Melrose will attempt no More record flights for a time. I will stay in Australia for two years he said in Mel Bourne. Melrose left Melbourne at noon. He flew Over Hamilton Victoria and dropped Centenary publicity pamphlets before Landing. The aviator spent about an hour at Hamilton before flying on to Paraf Leld

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