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Adelaide News (Newspaper) - August 10, 1937, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia 10 it. 6 in. X 4 it. 6 in. Axminster Hall rugs 5 Gas. For. 5 5/ at ? a c55sss9o Al aus0 m/40o7 m the ints5 a lose t i these Are the phenomenal records established by the Here Are the reasons. It is a car that you see on every Road Boulevard and rough track throughout. Australia a car that will take you anywhere cheaper a or than any car you have Ever driven. A car that will give you More than 50 ., and 40 r More a car built on big car principles which gives you Small car Cost. ? a car everybody can afford. Roadster. A �60 Deposit and terms up to 2 year. Var Cid car Complete traded i f Yor. W1i Pipus sales taxi scorer Flinders St & Gawler place Adelaide phone c.2534 metropolitan dealer Len Roc limited 123 Flinders Street �1 cleans grease Marks from clothes hats gloves. Zanic will not catch fire South australian distributor g. R. Munro 95 Flinders Street deter mined to project Public Polce Cef not swayed by traps objections Cit does not interest me a scrap what objections Are raised. My duty is to protect the travel Ling Public and try to prevent the present loss of lives and injuries on the Road said the commissioner o1 police . R. L. Leane today commenting on the police Check on the Speed of vehicles at intersections. He made it Clear that he did not intend the checks to be mad e at other than dangerous intersections where accidents were constantly occurring. He had Given instructions to this effect. Already members of parliament Are showing greater interest in traffic matters and that is attributed to the police Campaign against speeding motorists. There is some agitation to bring before parliament without delay further amendments to the Road traffic act. Gen. Leane said that the latest move by police did not mean that motorists speeding Over intersections where no Check was being made would not be prosecuted if they were detected the commissioner regarded the Road toll As the authorities would an Epi Demic of disease. Yet immediately the police tried to protect Road users from the dangers caused by High Speed he said objections were raised. Anything that he and the police department could do to improve the position would be done irrespective of whom it might concern every Effort had been made to educate the Public but there was a Section of irresponsible who evidently could not be educated by the Ordinary Means and had to be prosecuted for neglect of the Road rules. No police Force could function satisfactorily without the Confidence and Goodwill of the Public said the com missioner. It was his aim to secure that and he Felt that every self respecting and Law abiding citizen would support the police in the pre sent move. Gen. Leane said that although it would be advantageous for the detection of traffic offences to Nave the men on motor traffic duty in Plain clothes he had no desire to resort to that prac Tice unless it were forced on him. If the wilful disregard of the traffic Laws continued it might be necessary to adopt this Means. It had always been the practice the commissioner added for plainclothes officers to be used where checks were being made by stopwatches on the speeds of vehicles at intersections near schools and past stationary trams. The commissioner said that if All Drivers and riders of motor vehicles did not exceed the 10 Miles an hour under the act when turning from one Street to another there would be no need to increase their running costs by com Pelling them to Stop when about to enter a main Road. Many motorists were still lax in the use of hand signals particularly in indicating intention to slow Down or Stop. This signal was Seldom used and did not appear to be understood by motorists following behind. A Orwood Dasger spots referring to checks being made at intersections in his District since about the Middle of july sgt. Bourke offi cer in charge of the Norwood police station said today that As a result 12 people had been prosecuted and about six More cases were pending. The highest Speed detected to Date had been 42 Miles an hour. Most ranged Between 30 and 37 Miles an hour. In nearly every instance the Motorist was courteous when stopped and said that he realised he had been exceeding the limit of 25 Miles an hour allow a under the new Road traffic act. Sgt. Bourke said that checks were being made at present at two very dangerous intersections George Street and Sydenham and Magill roads and Kensington Terrace and Wellington and Slagill roads. For several delays he had had officers stationed at the intersections warning motorists but As the offences had continued checks by Stop watches had Ben resorted to and prosecutions launched. Of the accidents that occurred in Nis District. 99 per cent took place at intersections added sgt. Bourke. And there had been Many serious accidents at the two intersections now under observation. Sgt. Mcpherson officer in charge of the North Adelaide police station. Said that since last wednesday. When a Check by plainclothes men had been in operation at the Kermode Street crossing near the children s Hospital. The names of eight motorists had been taken with a View to prosecutions. The highest Speed checked was 37 Miles an hour. It had been most noticeable that Many motorists had heeded the warn ing to slow Down painted on the Road Way. Arousing More n Terest one effect of the police Campaign against speeding motorists at Busy intersections and other danger Points will be to arouse greater interest among members of parliament in traffic matters during the present ses Sion. This was indicated today by the readiness of members to discuss Vari Ous aspects o traffic control. It was Shon. Too that there is some opposition to the Contention of the Premier or. Butler that the new Road traffic act should be Given a fair trial before introducing amendments. Or. J. A. Lyons. . L.c.p., Stan Ely who was abroad last year when the Amr Ding Bill was going through parliament said today that he saw no reason Why there should be any delay in bringing before parliament any further amendments that were Consi dered desirable. The Stato traffic committee whose personnel almost identical with that of the committee which drafted the Bill on which the present act was framed had already suggested a num Ber of amendments. Why wait then until next year before bringing those amendments before Par lament or. Lyons asked. Any parliament he said should have the right and the Opportunity to revise and improve existing legislation. The saving of human life is surely justification for any Cost or trouble involved in making amendments to the Road traffic Imp. Lyons said that he was in entire agreement with the present policy of the commissioner of police in using plainclothes men to detect cases of speeding at danger spots in the metro Politan area. Such a policy however should not be carried too far. The chief object of the police should be to try to prevent accidents not to harass or persecute motorists. Glaring headlights Width of loads. Regulation of the use of trailers and caravans on the roads level Crossings and Width of roads were All questions that urgently called for consideration in the interests of safety. Or. Lyons said. Overhanging loads on lorries had be come a menace. The Width of such loads should be definitely prescribed. Lay loads were a problem but Al though a Farmer himself. He objected to Hay lorries being loaded in such a Way that their overhanging loads in Dain bred the lives of motorists. Caravans and trailers became particularly dangerous when they were wider than the motor vehicles to which they were attached. There might come a time when the use of trailers on the roads at night would have to be prohibited. Or. Lyons added that his observations in Continental countries showed that level Crossings were avoided wherever possible. This state should go thoroughly into the question of substituting overlays for level Crossings. It was not fair to throw the responsibility for the changeover on to the railways department. The Cost should be borne from motor taxation. Am Lee a pig Iven u or. Playford Murray said that he did not think the police com missioner had any option but to take the step he was now taking. Motorists had been Given ample warning that they must slow Down at intersections to the prescribed limit of 25 there was evidence that the new Road traffic act had not yet become fully operative. It was naturally the police commissioners duty to see that parliament s wishes were observed. He thought that the Speed limit Prin Ciple might have to be extended later to certain congested thoroughfares with a View to reducing the present heavy Accident toll. The police commissioner s reports pointed out the danger spots. And traffic must be rigidly controlled at those spots to reduce accidents. It might be found that a strictly enforced Speed limit. Irrespective of whether there was an intersection or not. Would be the most effective form of control in these congested areas. Or Playford is another member who believes that there is no justification for delaying the introduction of Amend ments to the present act. If the state traffic committee has made recommendations for alterations to the act he said i think that its recommendations should be dealt with by parliament at the first Opportunity. If this is not done. What is the advantage of having a special standing authority to investigate these matters of the government or. Playford indicated that he him self would Welcome discussion in the present session on traffic Laws because there were one or two amendments which he would like to see made. He said that he did not think it was necessary to Force motorists to Stop before turning from a Side Street into a main thoroughfare. The act at present provided that within a o10-mile radius of the a Motorist when turning from one Road into another must reduce his Speed to 10 That he considered was quite sufficient provided that it was strictly observed and that the Motorist did not regard 15 Or 20 As near enough to the act limit. Here was another Case where it was necessary for the Nolice to enforce the Law strictly in the interests of safety and to teach motorists that 10 Meant 10 and no Oreater Speed traffic questions in parliament on Page 7 radio Call to be bigger paper so popular has Adelaide s new paper radio Call become that this week it will be increased in size from 32 to 36 pages All crammed with brighten pertaining Reading and All the pro grammes for a week. To its already Long list of features it will add two More on thursday a Page of interest for women and a crossword Puzzle. I or the racing experts too there will be selections for the Caulfield and Kadina races. Articles of general Appeal to readers will cover a wide scope. They will in clude such subjects As a radio Musi Cian with a Price on his head romances that have begun in Adelaide studios the state s Only girl operator Campaign to Check unlicensed listeners making the radio phone voice secret and the possibilities of television. All the usual features will be Given including gossip about personalities in the wireless world the spotlight on programmes serials Short stories film chatter with special reference to stars who have graduated from radio tech Nical advice on How to build a three valve set band notes movie makers Corner the doings of members of radio station clubs and special reference to the work of the listeners league and the Aero club. Be sure not to forget to order your copy this week from your newsagent. Radio Call claims that it is a paper without which no radio Home is com plete and the fact that so Many thous ands of people Are regularly buying it makes this apparent. Seven licences suspended traffic court action a 22-year-old Motorist who was convicted yesterday in the Adelaide traffic court for dangerous driving was the seventh person to have his licence suspended by the City court under the new Road traffic act which came into operation on april 1. He was the first person. However to have his licence suspended indefinitely. The maximum period in the other six cases was three months. Licence suspensions were ordered against three motorists and a motor cyclist convicted of having been drunk while in charge of their vehicle. Two of the motorists lost their licences for three months the third for two months and the motor cyclist for one month. All incurred the minimum Fine of �20. Two other motorists convicted of dangerous driving were deprived of the right to drive for three months As Well As being heavily fined. War nerves As cases for doctor not shooting Outh australian army officers spoken to today said that they could not recall any Case among australian troops in which it was thought necessary. For disciplinary reasons to shoot men whose nerve had failed them in the great War. They were disinclined to comment on the confession of . Crozier who was in command of the 119th in Fantry brigade in 1916. That he had killed a subaltern among the numbers of British soldiers he had i am glad to know that 1 Neve had a similar experience said . S Price Weir. Although i met with s me nervous cases. I sympathise with the Yonne officer who was shot. He apparently got the wind up. This should not be called cowardice. Any Young Man of immature age might weaken under the stress of War. But to me it is extraordinary that . Crozier in his Book the men i killed should make such confessions so Many years after the the president of the state Branch of the returned sailors and soldiers i Imperial league of Australia or. Hoskin who was a major with the 27th battalion. Was sceptical about the statements. He said that he had seen some pitiful cases of men who had collapsed under the Strain but they were cases for medical treatment not hooting. The police commissioner . Leane who saw serv be from the Landing at Gallipoli to the armistice said that he had never seen or heard of any shootings among australians similar to those quoted by . Crozier. Kadina sonic Tor struck off Pratti i toners re lost his grip says judge found guilty of conduct which or. Justice Angas Parsons described As disgraceful and Dishon Rable Charles Mason Pearson solicitor of Kadina was struck off the Roll of practitioners by the full court today. Or. Justice Parsons in his judgment. Quoted extensively from a 50.000 word report by the master of the supreme court or. F. B. Mcbryde. He read or Mcbryde s summary of the report and said that it was justified in every respect. Or. Justice Napier and or. Justice Cleland concurred with his Honor s opinion. Pearson was ordered to pay costs. Action was taken by the Law society under the Legal practitioners Trust accounts act 1926, which said that after 1931 every practitioner should have his Trust accounts audited each year. The report of the master of the supreme court showed that Pearson had failed to observe the pro visions of this act. Or. H. G. Alderman who appeared with or. O. C. Isaachsen for the Law society moved on the report of the master of the supreme court that Pearson s name should be struck off the Roll of practitioners. It was not the first time that Pearson had been brought before the court in an Endeavor to make him behave As a practitioner should. He had first appeared before the court on december 20, 1932, and at Long last the master had been Able to make a report. The evidence justifies every word of the master s said or. Alderman. Without going into questions of dishonesty the evidence shows. If i May say so that the practitioner s vertebrae has turned to Jelly and that he has lost his grip on everything. Cheques have been allowed to lie in his office uncashed for two years and documents have turned up in the most unexpected or. J. R. Kearnan for Pearson said the court was not faced with the Melan Choly spectacle As it sometimes was of a number of people being rendered penniless by the conduct of a practitioner. Pearson had not had the advantages of training which would fit him to control a practice As Large As the one he had. He attempted More work than he could handle in fact the volume of work coming into his office incredibly Large. He had attempted to do too much rather than too Little and he appeared to have a temperamental incapacity to control his office. Or. Kearnan concluded his address by suggesting that the court should hold out some Hook to Pearson that he might be re admitted in the future to practise under the supervision of another practitioner and eventually achieve rehabilitation. Extracts quoted from summary extracts from or. Mcbryde s sum Mary quoted by or. Justice Parsons were there is nothing standing to Pear son s credit but there Are a great Many things to his discredit. He has been guilty of breaches of duty and of culpable and Gross neg Lect in matters of business in which he acted As solicitor or trustee. He failed to adjust succession and estate duties. Owing to his breach of duty As a solicitor and trustee two beneficiaries have not been paid. Re j. L. Farrell he allowed self in Terest to override his duty to a client. The overcharges of �700 for costs and �800 for trustee s commission for which Farrell was not liable were so Gross As to amount to fraud. In Sharman s estate some beneficiaries have not been paid. Pearson swore an affidavit on his application for commission. Which was untrue to his knowledge. He helped himself to trustees com Mission in estates without the authority of the court. He failed to keep proper books after october 1930. He has hopelessly mismanaged his business affairs. There is scarcely an estate in which there has not been confusion neglect and delay. That and his conduct Dur ing the inquiry leads to the irresistible conclusion that he is incompetent to carry on business As a solicitor. At least on his own account. Pearson s finances Are also in such a precarious condition that it is doubt Ful whether he should be continued to be held out As a person fit to be trusted with the affairs of clients. Having regard to Pearson s whole conduct i do not think that he is a fit and proper person to be entrusted any longer with the duties and responsibilities which belong to a practitioner and i accordingly respectfully report that in my opinion he is not a fit and proper person to remain on the Roll of practitioners. Almond Grove lunch room for schoolchildren luncheon under a canopy of Beautiful Almond Blossom is enjoyed these Spring like Days by the infant schoolchildren at the Black Forest school. The picturesque Grove is one of the eights of the District. Report Likely on govt. Office scheme further consideration was Given to Day by the Public works committee to the �254,000 scheme for the provi Sion of new government offices. Estimates were discussed and further evidence from the architect in chief s department will be considered on thursday. The chairman or. Black Well . Said that the committee hoped to Complete its inquiry in time to present a report and recommendations during the present session of parliament. Latest plans provide for a nine Story building on an a shaped site at the Corner of Victoria Square and Flinders Street to House government depart ments. This is an alternative to a previous proposal for the erection of a six Story Structure to Cost �200,000. Government officials believe that the larger building would better meet requirements. Today s temperatures maximum minimum up to noon Adelaide. 64.5 46.8 Melbourne. 61.3 53.1 Sydney. 63.7 45.6 Perth. 61 46 Brisbane. 67 54 Hobart. 57 41 striking swim by danish girl., 19 Copenhagen August 9. Jenny Kammersgaard a Farmer s daughter made a world record when she swam 88 Kilometres 54.68 Miles across the Kattegat the Pas Sage separating zealand Island from Jutland. For 30 hours this 19-year-old girl who weighs 15 st., struggled with the Waves and the currents. She wore stockings a Waterproof watch and a bathing Cap and was greased All Over before she started. During the swim she ate hot potatoes soup Pigeon tomatoes and bread and butter. Thousands of people cheered when she landed also when the news was broken in the streets and cinemas. But miss Kammersgaard took it calmly. She ate a smoked eel Sandwich and went to bed. Miss Hughes sudden death m Inister s daughter Melbourne Helen Hughes daughter of the Federal minis Ter of health or. Hughes and Dame Mary Hughes. Died suddenly in .Ondon yesterday. A Cable from the High commissioner or. Bruce to the prime minister or. Lyons today stated that miss Hughes who was 19, died during an abdominal operation. Apparently miss Hughes had been ill Only a few Days As she was in Good health when she spoke to her Mother Over the wireless Telephone last week. Federal ministers in Melbourne were deeply affected by the news and sent messages of condolence to or. Hughes. Miss Hughes a Beautiful fair haired girl was very popular at All social gatherings held in Canberra and else where in association with the official of the government. She left for .Ondon Early this year to attend the Coronation ceremonies. The postmaster general senator Mclachlan performed the unveiling ceremony of the King George v. Memorial at Kenny Park Serbein this afternoon in place of or. Hughes. Who cancelled the engagement when he received news of the bereavement while at Midura. Stop press miners again Idle Sydney having resumed work yesterday follow ing the recent stay in strike Bur Wood miners were again Idle today. Wheelers claimed that a Road needed repairing. Geelong races Novice purse second division lady s Man 33/11 Cigar 7/4, fax2 Happy Pilgrim 8/ l3. Forecast unsettled with some isolated showers. End seen of Plebs Tes labor leaders viewpoint with the annual conference of the state . Still five weeks off leaders of the party Are so convinced that the pre sent method of pre selection of parliamentary candidates is doomed that they Are carefully studying alternative proposals. As there will be a full discus Sloan of pre selection at the conference opening on september 13. The views of the leaders have not been made Public although it is known that practically without exception they favor the abolition of the present practice. In support of any argument to Abo Lish pre selections they Point to the 20 affiliated organisations which have submitted resolutions for the conference Agenda on the subject. These bodies include several important unions the liquor trades Union Tramway employees association government workers association Lustra Lian railways Union. Australian workers Union a number of smaller unions and a widely representative group of committees. Represent 80 votes in All these 20 affiliated bodies represent about 80 votes at the conference which approximately 200 delegates attend. In addition there Are several important unions commanding More than 40 votes who have so far definitely declared their opposition to pre selections while others who Are known to be against the present methods have yet to instruct their delegates. Labor leaders said unofficially today that they were firmly convinced that the present method would be abolished As an overwhelm in majority was Al ready indicated. The manipulations and unscrupulous practices introduced in the recent state seat ballots had provided the Climax to a growing feel ing against the present methods. They pointed out also that among Strong opponents of the present system were Many prominent Mem Bers of parliament who had indicated that they would attend the conference to oppose the continuance of pre selections. Biggest. Problem party leaders said that while con Ference delegates were sometimes swayed by the oratory of some speakers there seemed Little Chance of the pre sent opposition to plebiscites being broken Down. The biggest problem was to find a suitable scheme which would ensure the finances of the party and eliminate the undesirable practices associated with labor ballots today. Love drove this Man to Paris August 9.-"love, love love. Look what it did to me ran an old song that a lovelorn Young Man of Bourges might Well sing today. His name is Chauss pied. Hop ing to commit suicide he Swol Lowed 60 tablets but he Only acquired a voracious appetite the chemist noting his distracted appearance had sold him tonic Tab lets. So he ought a revolver and went to a cafe to end his life. But a Friend grabbed the revolver and took it away. Chauss pied Tler jumped into the River but was dragged out by a policeman and charged with bathing in a prohibited area. Undaunted by these setbacks he started to climb a Church spire but was stopped and taken to a mental Hospital. Numumannounnumsmununsnumannmmononmenannon1annunon chinese f on car officer killed ?.ondon, August 9. Chinese sentries at Sungjoo aerodrome Shanghai today fired on a car containing japanese offi cers who refused to Stop when challenged. One officer was killed. Serious repercussions Are expected. Already 60.000 terror stricken chinese refugees Are cowering in the streets of the International settlement fearing a repetition of the japanese bombing of their Homes As in 1932, when thousands were slain. In spite of the apparent imminence of open warfare however chinese officials in banking and Shanghai Are heartened by the japanese withdrawal from the Central and upper valleys of Yangtze Kiang the largest River and chief commercial Highway of the country also by the completion of a credit agreement in Paris. Warning in piping the commander of the japanese forces in piping North China states that his troops will preserve Law and order. He threatens disturber with severe penalties. Piping police have visited the chinese government radio station and removed essential parts pre venting transmission even of com Mercial messages. It is reported that four chinese divisions have reached the Sui Yuan railway Between Kalgan and Yankou and others Are moving up from the South. The japanese have repulsed a minor chinese attack at the great Wall 50 Miles North of piping. The present crisis arose from an incident at Luko Chiao on july 7. When chinese troops fired on japanese forces engaged in night manoeuvres. The japanese troops have since driven the chinese out of Hopel province and have occupied piping and tientsin. It is believed that they intend to separate the five Northern provinces Hopel. Shahar Suriyan. Shantung. And Shansi from China and set up a puppet state similar to Manchukuo. Sir David Masson dead aged 79 sir David Orme Masson former pro Fessor of chemistry at Melbourne unix varsity and one of the world s greatest chemists died at his Home in South Yarra today after a Long illness. He was 79. His pupils included Many men now famous in the world of science. Among them were sir David Rivett . Arid the late prof. Steele

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