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Cairns Post (Newspaper) - February 16, 1953, Cairns, Queensland National Library of Australia i Sun Moon. Tides i to Day in. Tat . Lit High Ulm to 10.45 t.1 Low 4j4 of 5.03 l8 to Morrow . Itt. Pm. Tat. High. 11.13 11.40 6.6 Low 4.57 1.7 5.43 2jb Sunram Susaet Mon. Feb. 16 6j2 . 6jo pm. Moon first Quarter feb. 21. Voluntary embargo on Export of goods congressmen want . Backing against communist China Washington feb. 14 . Congressional agitation for increased pressure on communist China was now turning to the objective of an economic rather than naval blockade of Trade with the communist Mainland Reuter s diplomatic correspondent said to Day. By an economic blockade was meant agreement by All United nations governments to impose a voluntary embargo at the source on the Export of both strategic and non strategic goods to communist China he added. Legislators appear to be convinced that a naval Block Ade was impracticable firstly because the necessary co operation from America s allies especially Britain could not be obtained. Secondly because it would involve a serious risk of an All out War with China of Active hostilities against russian shipping and of a War with the soviet Union itself. Early agreement hoped for legislators Are hopeful that an agreement might be reached possibly at the approaching session of the United nations general Assembly and that All important Trade with communist China is stopped at the source and that great ship own ing nations might also agree not to lend ships to non Coop rating countries which might ignore the United nations embargo Appeal. Only Tiro countries America and Canada had to Date applied a Complete embargo on All Trade with communist China. It was considered highly unlikely that the rest of the non communist world could by persuaded to co operate the such a Complete embargo on their Trade with communist China. Position of Hong Kong the hardest nation to be hit by such embargo would be Bri Tain through its Crown Colony of Hong Kong the correspondent said. Such an embargo would deprive Thi seaport j with its two Mullio inhabit. It. The Darner Post said yesterday tact the cult cd Mere than 20u Nad gone into residence there Borcau a of the Cul. Lea air s prediction of an Ali of atomic attack on the United states prof Cibij on May 10, and no la or than Early the i Arier of the organisation / tie brotherhood of the White Temple was reported to have i sned orders that " no out Sider Are permitted to enter Tho Valley except necessary work the Post said a reporter and photographer had uncovered the existed � of the elaborately built hidden City of in Homes a warehouse a Temple j containing a throne and a hugs care where quantities of. Food and equipment Are i belgian leaders visit a j to see Kino in Fkan be. J Brussels feb. 15 a of. The belgian prime minister or. Jean Van Montt and m. Verwil Ghen head of King Bau Douin s secretariat unexpectedly Leif. Brussels to Day tar the French Riviera to Sec the King the reason for their visit was not disclosed. Belgians particularly toe socialists have critic ised King Bou Doton for going to the Riviera while Belgium is Flold stricken. Re interrupted his Holiday to visit the flood areas but returned to the Riviera on thursday. . Scientist s advocacy for limited partnership atomic development Xot a York. Feb. 14 . Or. Ralph Lapp an. American atomic scientist to Day advocated a limited part Ner Shiji with Britain in atomic development and suggested that the Case of the Atomi spy. Or. Klaus Fuchs might have been deliberately revealed by the or. Lapp form sri division director of the Manhattan project said that Fuchs was still a very serious obstacle to . T British collaboration in nuclear research. He is such a. \ wedge Between the two nations i that one wonders if he was i driven there by a cunning j j double Cross on the. Part of the soviets. If it was a russian manoeuvre it was a master stroke to isolate Britain from i the United states he said. Exchange of data or. Lapp called for a com Pete Exchange with Britain of data in Basic atomic science and development and partial sharing of data on atomic weapons. Much of the Basic knowledge 1 now possessed by the United states had been the work of the British or. Lapp said. Bus fails to Cross Bridge crashes into River bed. Manila f. 15 adj More than 40 persons were Barned to death and 18 others burned and injured when a fully loaded bus speeding northward from Manila in pre Dawn dark Ness to Day missed a Bridge in Faison town in Pangasinan pro South Africa in Good Fosion against South Australia Melle and Murray Shine Adelaide feb. 15-South \ Africa s fast bowlers Mike Melle and Anton Murray ruining through the last half of the South australian Bat Ting list with the new Ball 1 after Tea have put the your Isis in a Good position in their match at the Adelaide Oval. South Australia were All out for 258 after having been three for 172 just before Tea. And had it not been for Fine knocks by Neil Dansie 73 and Dean Trowse 56 the Home Side would have been in serious trouble. The Pugh the South australian batting was below expectations. Melle and Murray bowled Well in their Post Tea spell with Murray taking the honours with five for 63 from 16 overs. Melle whose Bowling had been a trifle Loose earlier had four for 106 from 23 overs. South Australia s Tail Enders j gave Little resistance although they hit out entertainingly. This is the South africans last first class match of their australian tour. I after a steady Start South Australia favoured to win this season s Sheffield shield com petition slumped round the 200-run Mark. Just before Lea they were three for 172, but 5-Al� an hour after Tea they were six for 208. On one of Adelaide Oval s Are Enst pitches for time Dansie and Favell opened with i a run a minute rate until a veil s dismissal for 14. Test batsman Graeme Hole to Neo Dansie. But was rever. T ease in hts 21. He took 23 minutes to break Bis Duck. Meanwhile Dansie took his innings to 43 at lurch. And then in the first two bails after lunch off to Yew went to 51. Darsie went to 73 in 1261 minutes. His hooking was particularly powerful. He then 150vc keeper Waite an easy j catch As he Hung his Bat to a Jarir ins Ball from Melle. I fresh from his Century its inst now South Wales. Dean trove batted confidently in a. 55-run partnership with Colin Finch who compiled a sold 38. Goff Noblet rec ipod an extremely generous applause i from the crowd obviously sympathy sons with him on his omission from the. Touring de and also from the africans. J the scores. South Australia first innings. L. Favell c Norton b Mur Rey. 14 m. Dansie. C Waite b Melle 73 g. Hole. b Melle 21 c. Pinch c Waite b Keith 33 d. Trowse b Murray 56 p. Rio inns. B Murray 22 g. Langley c Norton b Molle. 1 j. Manning c Waite b Mur Ray. 18 in. Noblet b Melle. 7 r. Titomas c Mclean b Murray. 3 j. Wilson not out. 3 sundries. 2 total 258 Bowling i o. M. R. W. Melle 23 3 106 4 Murray 16 4 63 5 Mansell 10 2 33 0 Tayfield 16 3 43 0 Keith. 2 0 la 1 South Africa first innings. R. Endean not out. 1 g. Nines not out ,. 1 none for.2 Bowling o. M. A. W. Noblet " 1 1 o 0 Thomas ,.10 2 0 Vince 110 Miles North of Man Fla. The bus fell on a dry River bed and immediately burned creating most of the Pas sengers trapped inside. Violent quake hib Persia big death Roll Teheran. Feb. 14 . At least 971 persons were killed in a violent three minute earthquake which hit North Eastern Persia on thursday it was announced to Day. The Force of the tremor was so great that it opened deep fissures Over a mile Long and 30 feet wide survivors said. About 950 of the dead were counted in the single Village of Toroid where another 209 persons were injured. The radio at Teheran said that Toroid was levelled. Survivors reaching Teheran about 200 Miles from the scene said that four adjoining villages also had been destroyed. Eye wit Nesses said the cries of those trapped could still be heard be Neath the rubble in the disaster area. Rescue teams hampered by the Lack of proper equipment were working feverishly with primitive tools to Clear the debris. Only two Doc tors and two medical assistants were available for the whole area. Italian train 1 wreck High casualty list. J Benevento Southern. Ital feb. 15 a one persons were s killed and 71 injured when the Bari Naples express roared off the rails and crashed near Benevent to Day. I fatal casualties May be higher railway officials said. Nine coaches. Over turned and another coach broke away and smashed 1 into the Wall of an electricity Plant. Benevento a in Cam Pania province about 35 Miles North West of Naples. Sentence of death on atom spies i lawyer s query on i Pope s plea. C new York. Feb. 14 Emanuel Bloch lawyer for tits atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg demanded to Day an investigation to determine Why the plea which Pope Pius Xii made last december on behalf of the condemned couple a. Never transmitted to the wire House. Fapal intervention was Dis closed yesterday three Days after president Eisenhower turned Down the Rosenberg s Appeal or the ground that in passing atomic secrets to the soviet. Union the couple had committed a most serious crime against the people of the United the Rosenbergs Are awaiting electrocution in sing sing prison. The White House Secretary emr. James Hagerty said that neither the state department nor the White House received the Pope s communication. Or. Hagerty was asked whether it could be assumed that despite papal Appeal the presi Dent s statement denying Clem ency was he replied that it was an official statement and he thought it spoke for itself. In another attempt to save the Rosenbergs Bloch will file a motion for a stay of execution before the United states circuit of appeals on tuesday. Bloch seeks to ask the supreme court Tor a new trial. It has already turned Down two similar appeals. Minister to Egypt Formes newspaper editor appointed Canberra. Feb. 15.-mr. H. A. Mcclure Smith former editor in chief of the Sydney morning Herald has been appointed australian minister to Egypt. Announcing this to Day the minister for external affairs or. R. G. Casey said the government regarded Egypt As one of the key Points of stability in the Middle East and therefore determined Austral Ian representation there should be maintained at the highest level. Or. Mcclure Smith who re tired from the Sydney morn ing Herald last year was educated at the Melbourne Gram mar school and Oxford and worked on the editorial staff of the London he will succeed or. Claude masses. Who has completed h s three year term of duty in Cairo. Sydney Man s Fate missing for twelve months Sydney feb. 15.-mystery surrounds the Fate of Leon Kelaher 26of Lane Cove who left Eden for Sydney in a yacht More than a year ago. In january last year Kelaher wrote to his Mother in Sydney saying lie bad bought a 30ft Cutter for �700 in Launceston. He said he intended to sail it Home to Sydney alone. Late in the month the Edee Harbour master reported seeing a Young Man answering Kelaher s description sail into Eden. The yacht was the Koon Erang a 30ft. Tasmanian Cutter. Kelaher left Eden on february 3 last and has cot been. Seen or heard of since. Vic Kelaher a brother said Trie ? missing Man had left �2000 in a Sydney Bank. Airliner with 46 persons aboard missing flight Over Gulf of Mexico new York feb. 15 planes and ships were today searching for an american Airliner with 46 persons aboard missing on a flight Over the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Florida to new Orleans. The last radio Contact with the Airliner which carried 41 passengers and a Crew of five including two stewardesses was reported at 10.45 ., . The four engined dc6 was thei Over the Stormy Waters of the Gulf about 130 Miles due East of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. Feeble distress signals Early to Day Hopes Rose for the missing plane when feeble distress signals were picked of by listeners at the Brookley air Force base at Biloxi. Missis Sippi and at Keesler air Force base at Mobile Alabama. The distress signals were be a lived to have been sent by a Gibson Giri emergency trans Mitter of a Type carried by planes on overwater frights. There was no indication where the distress signals originated. The coast guard immediately alerted All search units to stand by for further orders while bearings on the sos signals were obtained from the Federal communications commission. The Brookley air Force base reported that they began receiving the signals at 7.10 am. Gjn.t., and the dots and dashes Are still coming High seas reported seas. 20 feet High were re ported running in the area be tween Biloxi and Mobile. Or. R. A. Mckay an official of National airways owners of the plane said that the chances of a do 6 staying afloat were better than the average since t has a pressurised when the Airliner was first re ported missing a Large number of ships and planes Wera alerted to join a round the clock search by the coast guard military and civil authorities nomination of flying Halo in Pakenham cup j found to be forgery Melbourne feb 15-the forged nomination of the Cham Pion Miler flying Halo for the Pakenham cup last wednesday is being investigated by . Stipendiary stewards after a complaint made by the Trainer of the horse o. Marshall. Neither Marshall nor the owner or. P. E. Collins nominated flying Halo who appeared in the handicaps with the top weight 9-11 or 141b. More than the second top weight the australian cup Favourite a Naan. Whoever nominated flying Halo who was withdrawn be fore the acceptances has introduced circumstances into the cup which could cause it to be declared no race. An australian Rule of Rac ing is quite Clear that the top weight allotted in any Handicap Flat face shall not be less than 9.0. With flying Halo never officially nominated it is log ical that a Naan weighted at 8.11, is the authorised top weight who invalidates the race. Worth �400 and a trophy i valued at �52/10/ As Well Asi trophies to the winning Trainer jockey and stripper the Pak Enham cup run Over a mile and 143 Yards was won by the 15 to 1 Chance Silver Nib from Page optic 4/1 and Al sovino 3/1. Al sovino started Favourite with the australian cup Favourite a Naan racing Over an unsuitable journey for a stayer 3 50/r Chance. With All wagers on the race already settled there seems to be Little for the vac stipendiary stewards to do except maybe delete the Pakenham cup of 1953 from the racing re cords As not having been con ducted according to the rules of racing. Nomination of flying Halo for a cup would not be suspected because it is Well known that or. Collins is keen to win a cup with the horse who has won him 154 races and �17,515 in stakes but not one trophy. Sydney investor released from Long Bat gaol heavy bail and sureties provided Sydney. Feb. 15.-Reginald i Doyle was released from Long Bay gaol to night when �3000 bail and �5000 in sureties were provided. Doyle 41. Investor has been remanded until february 28 on 14 charges of for Gery and fraud in connection with Placer development Ltd. Share scrip. He reported to the police at mid night last thursday night after he bad been missing for two weeks. Doyle spent the week end in Long Bay gaol after he was unable to obtain bail on Friday. He was visited by Bis wife and solicitor and left the gaol shortly after 9 o clock to night the polio had opposed bail to Doyle Bot bail of the heavy amount was granted on condition that he reports to the cab. Twice daily. I american troops. Overseas major seductions demanded by Senate sub com bottle Washington feb. 14 . The unite Stetes Senate Sab committee to Day reported that there were too Many United states troops in Britain. The report demanded major reactions in Over seas nuts sitting idly to the muck and mire of Europe Africa Asia and the Arctic Circle. It appeared Likely that the report presented to the armed services committee would be the basis for further Congress ional moves to reduce United states troop commitments to european defence projects. The sub committee was now questioning whether it was necessary to have much More than the equivalent of three divisions in european Garri sons or half the total already committed. The report said that the number of United states troops Lin Britain and other Allied nations was excessive and the jul isted states Eli Lutary organisation in Europe was top heavy and it called for an investigation to bring about major reductions and suggested that Large United states garrisons at j overseas bases could be Cut if Allied forces took Over the defence and maintenance of n stall tons. The availability of american reserves is a better answer to the threat of communist aggression at Remote Points than an attempt to Sta Tion and maintain enough american forces at sparsely settled outposts to defeat a major enemy assault upon such Points it was emphasised that the withdrawal of All United states forces from overseas garrisons was not being advocated Only reductions in forces in Newfoundland Labrador Green land Iceland Britain France Italy and North Africa. West Germany which has the larg est concentration of United states forces abroad outside the Pacific War theatre was not mentioned. The United states Navy came under fire for the confusion the sub committee said it found at the naval base at Naples Italy. Charging that the naval command there appeared to be almost completely engrossed with its housekeeping prob lems the report said that the Naples operation appeared to i be a completely unnecessary waste of Money and personnel " Hoard of tin and Zinc under japanese warehouse no seach permit granted i kure feb. 14 i Ter a British Commonwealth forces yesterday refused a per Mit for a japanese official to search for a �100,000 Hoard of tin and Zinc believed to be buried beneath a warehouse occupied by a Commonwealth unit. Japanese tax officials told the Commonwealth authorities they had heard that 100 tons of Zinc and tin were lying be Neath the warehouse once part of a japanese Navy Arsenal. Several hoards of Copper tin and Zinc have been discovered in the area. Similar hoards have been dug up at Ebisu Camp once a japanese Navy training College and now head quarters for the British Commonwealth forces in substitute for blood plasma testing in . Washington. Feb. 14 . The uj5. Army to Day authorised its doctors in the United states and overseas to test a sugar substance called Dextran As a substitute of blood plasma. The idea is to see if Dextran is. Safer and cheaper than blood plasma in treating Shock result ing from War wounds Burns of injury and in aiding patients undergoing surgical operations new service wide tests of Dextran a substance Derivable from Cane sugar molasses or beet juice were prompted by trial of the material in approximately 3000 military and civilian i patients a the United. States. Decide or else. Or h. K. Weir senior representative in Australia of the International olympic committee said recently that unless by plans Fer the 1956 Potym 8ic games to be held in Melbourne. Were decided in a few weeks he would have to recommend that the games be taken away from Australia. Gastroenteritis epidemic at . Housing settlement three babies die Sydney be. 15. With three babies already dead and six ethers in bos Pital detectives Are prob ing whether a brakes sewer main which remained oat of repair for two Days is Tho canse of a Gastro on Zeritis up Idumie St har grave Park Boosing Settle ment near Liverpool. The. State health department has also ordered its officers to investigate the outbreak and to inquire whether it could possibly have Arisen from several other Likely causes. The dead children who were aged 14 months and two of two years died Over a period of several Days last week. The last death was reported Early to Day. The three deaths occur red in the Liverpool state hos Pital. The other children who Are now in Hospital Are All seriously in. At least two Are listed As critical. A 53-year-old woman and her daughter were also treated at the Liverpool Hospital but were Ater allowed to go Lime. Parents of two of the dead children and also of others in the Camp claimed at the week end that a laundry at the Settle ment and also the ground under several huts had been flooded with foul refuse when the sewer main broke late last month. Whle most believe that this was the cause of the origin of the Gastro enteritis outbreak others by live that it has been contributed to by milk and water supplied to the Camp heaps of rat infested rubbish which Are located at various Points of the Camp and germ infested creeks which. Run through the Camp. Electric Power works development in state to cover wide area Brisbane feb. 15.-elec Trinity developmental works now in Progress in Queensland excluding the Burdekin River scheme Are estimated to Cost �39,500,000. Stating this to night the minister for mines or. E. J. Riordan said of this total the estimated Cost of works actually in Progress from Rockhampton North and including the first stage of the Tully Hydro electric scheme was �21,500,000. Work being Imide taken in the Rockhampton area was costing �4,481,500. In the Mackay area it was �1,003,500, Bowen �160,000, Townsville �5,590,000. And Cairns �9,836.000. Or. Riordan said the new Power station opened at Rock Hampton last september would Supply the whole of the Capri Cornia Region embracing glad Stone. Monto. Billela and Ether places. Next month it was expected that a new major Central Power station would be commissioned at Townsville to serve Townsville and such places As Ingham Ayr and Home Hill. It was expected that 80,000 kilowatts of Hydro electric Power would be available when the Burdekin scheme was fully developed and it was hoped that the Region of electricity Supply itself might be extended to in clude Charters towers Collins Ville. Bowen and Proserpine. It was also hoped that reason ably priced electricity might be available from the Burdekin As far South As Mackay. Or. Riordan said that the Tully Hydro electric scheme would provide 102,000 kilowatts when fully developed. Innisfail. Atherton and Cairns would be ultimately linked with the scheme he said. South koreans rescued from burning Hospital Seoul. Feb. 14 . Reuters British common wealth soldiers rushed from a concert Given by a new Zea land party in Seoul to night to help Rescue about 400 wounded South korean troops from a nearby burning military Hospi Tal it is believed there were no casualties because of the smart evacuation. Labour has easy win in . Elections majority of 22 expected in new parliament Sydney feb. 15.-labour s sweeping Victory in the new South Wales elections is Likely to give the government a majority of 22 compared with four in the last parliament. Hie swing to labour in total votes counted so far is about 10 per cent and is far greater than was expected. The Liberal and country parties Are seriously disturbed by the continued swing to labour evident in elections throughout Australia Over the past year. Although the recent redistribution probably helped new South Wales labour to win two or three close seats such As Armidale Parramatta and Dubbo there was a spectacular increase in labour votes. Metropolitan gains of the 1389.125 valid votes cast so far labour has received 55.5 per cent 771,149 votes and the Liberal and country parties Only 39.1 per cent. 543.147 votes. In the 1950 election each Side received about 45 per cent. The major labour gains were in the metropolitan area where there was a net gain of seven but solid voting in the country is Likely to gain three More seats. Labour won Back the North Sydney seat from the Independent candidate or. J. Geraghty but lost Hartley to another in dependent labour Man. The sit Ting member or. J. Chalmers. He seems certain to vote with the government. There was Little counting to Day but the recounting indicated that the liberals should narrowly win Back Ashfield and the country party is now behind in Armidale. New state of House. The new state of the House is expected to be labour 58, in dependent labour 1, Liberal party 22. Country party 14. The three doubtful seats where either Side could win Are Ash Field. Armidale and Parramatta. In Armidale. Or. J. Cahill a up Bas converted a Over night deficit of 80 into a Lead of 212 Over the sitting country party member or. D. Hughes. In Ashfield the sitting labour member or. J. F. Richardson is now Only 23 votes ahead of or. R. W. Murden Liberal. In Parramatta the Liberal Candi Date or. A. W. Butter Ell if trailing or. By m. Morgan lab our by 689 votes. Selection of Cabinet the Premier or. J. J. Kabul said to night that caucus would select a new Cabinet on wednesday. Party members expect the minister for mines or. J. G. Arthur and the minister for housing or. Clive Evatt to be dropped from the Cabinet. Or. Arthur has been relieved of Bis duties pending the Royal com Mission into his relationship with Reginald Doyle. Or. Evatt has lost caucus support and a unpopular with or. Cahill and senior ministers because of Dis Putes last year. With mrs incan also out the three vacancies in Cabinet should come from messes. J. F. Mcgrath Rockdale. J. B. Simpson Lake Macquarie. W. Crook Cessnock. W. M. Gollan Randwick. L. 4 Tully Goulburn. M. Mcmahon Balmai nand j. 8. Freeman Blacktown. The new government dots not contemplate any Early changes in policy. More drive will be Given to developmental works and or. Cahill believes he has a mandate for a even stronger stand in Canberra for greater tax and loan Money from the Federal government. Fee simple of roads in Queensland area bequest to government. Bundaberg feb. 15.-the state government is to be asked by the cities and towns local government development association to make similar pro vision in the Queensland local government acts As the be South Wales acts in which the fee simple of roads in the area of a local authority is vested in a Council. The meeting mad this decision on a motion by at. F. H. Wuth of Toowoomba. The new South Wales government Mads provision for the vesting in fee simple of All roads within its area be said. This provision apparently followed the Lead in new zealand. Aid. Wuth said in Queensland councils were entrusted with the function of the construction and maintenance of roads were liable in Law for any Accident to person or property due to any negligence on the part of the Council upon such roads. If land were acquired by a Council for Road purposes it was necessary for the Council to pay the owner of the und taken the value of the land which was then by virtue of a Road Dedi cation vested in the Crown. Then if the Condell later de sired to close the Road a hich it originally purchased it was again faced with the position that it must pay the Crown for the Road it originally purchased and dedicated to the Crown. Navy siege of won san. Advance details Given of bombardment to Day. Washington feb. Is the United state Narr took the Nam Natl Stet last night of letting the Enesse know a Advance its plans u bombard the North korean port of won san on monday. A Navy spokesman said ships which will probably a a won san next monday Fehn Ary 16. Include the destroyer djsj3. De Haven and us Samuel n. Moore. Conduct ten mine sweeping operations in to Harbour and surrounding a will be the uj3j3. Gladiator a ass. Dexterous assisted by the Fleet tug . Takema a the Landing ships tjjsj3. Whet Stone and . Ls.t.-801." an american associated pres military writer said such i nubile announcement which was contained in a. Two Yeai summary of the siege of won san. Would have caused Militar Security officers of another Das to turn Pale. Evidently in this Case Tai Navy feels the communists Ai in no position to retaliate even if Given such specific inform describing the siege of won san As the longest and one of the most effective blockades in american naval history the Navy announcement said what was once a flourishing port of 100,000, an important rail and Highway terminus with rail lines and roads connecting North South and West to the other principal cities of Korea is now a charred and broken expanse of in. Surface and air units have smashed every port facility Industrial Plant and terminal and driven Many communist soldiers and workers to the mountains. in Northern Waters minister s statement Melbourne feb. 15.-tb Federal government was cot Likely to establish naval and air patrol defences in the Waters North of Australia the minister for external affairs or. R. G. Casey said to night. He was commenting on a report that the pending visit of the japanese pearling Fleet without consultation with Australia had increased de Fence and political fears about the area being wide or. Casey said that the Jap anese government had assured the Federal government that no licence had been issued to any japanese Pearler to fish in Waters close to Australia. He denied that be would Confer with the service minis ters on defence implications in the North. That is purely speculative and is not based on fact or. Casey said. No question of defence is in a conference in Canberra in april Between australian officials and the new japanese ambassador or. Haruhito Nishil will discuss a fishing convention to prevent the exploitation of Pearl Shell Beds. Plight of East German approaching a famine. London. Feb. 14 professor Ernst Reuter chief burgomaster of Berlin told � London press conference to Day East Germany is on the verge of something like a Reuter said that the russian zone of Germany was once the provider of foodstuffs for Ber Lin and 4he West but to Day owing to the Lack of machinery and organisation it was not Able to feed itself adequately. Thousands of farm workers and Small farm holders were fleeing to West Berlin he said. Farmers were leaving their Homes because they could not fulfil the quotas demanded by the Eastern authorities and were afraid. There were now 170.000 refugees in Berlin nearly Al third of them aged from 16 to 24. I i r Abels sell the goods Colour catches everyone a Eye 9k our Largo assortment of samples in Ono m two three or four colours. Me Cairns Post pay. Ltd.7 Ataii at a. Cairns Tele Plia 2131. Labour elected to Power in Western Australia result of saturday Foll Perth feb. 15.-sat urday s Western australian election returned labour to Power after six yearn a opposition. The legislative Assembly poll gave la Beer a Small majority Over the Liberal country party Coal Rion government although the final result has not been determined in two seats labour is expected to have 26 out of 50. The liberals will probably have 15 seats and the country party 9. Labour increased its representation by four seats. Two were won from liberals and the other two from independents. The Premier sir Ross me Larty has conceded defeat and will resign As soon As it is convenient for the new government to take Over. The new Premier will be or. A. R. G. Hawke who has been the opposition Leader since or. F. J. S. Wise resigned to be come the Northern territory administrator in 1951. Or. Hawke has been a member of the legislative Assembly for 20 years and held several ministerial posts in labour govern ments during the War. Improve sea defences withstand High tides on Britain s East coast London feb. 16 Britain s hastily improvised East coast sea defences easily withstood the big tides to night Bot they will have to face a Tong her test on monday when the present Cycle of Spring tides reaches its Peak. No further North sea Galea Are producing Freak conditions which brought disaster a fort night ago. The High tide to night reached tile predicted level but the water was Calm Aad no damage was reported. Tea Tea crept through sandbag defences at Only one Point Canvey Island where troops quickly plugged three seepage. In thousands of Homes along 60 Miles of threaten Kant coast to night people went to bed leaving radio Seta switched on. They were food wrap Fetter from the Kent River beat which stated Shalt was Sosa to go to bed but radios should is left tuned for any possible flood alarms. There waa no sleep for the labour Fores of 6600, including 1000 naval Mea and a party of crusted gaol prisoners working in toe Buzzard to Seal 80 Dan Ger us Breaks in the seawall Between Herne Bay and mar Gate. Newprot stews Fob olympic games officials quarantine regulations Melbourne feb. 15.-a new problem is confronting the Melbourne olympic games organising officials Austral Ian quarantine regulations pre venting olympic horses enter ing direct from countries other than Britain and new zealand. Foreign horses must serve she months. Quarantine in the United kingdom before they will be permitted to enter Australia. Foreign horses include those from Europe and America which in past years have pre dominated the olympic Eques Trian events. However the Secretary of the olympic organising committee or. E. Tanner said to night that he was confident the mat. Ter would be satisfactorily sett led. Rule four of the games charter states that equestrian sports Are necessarily included in the programme he said. Be fore nations can Send teams to compete in the Olympie Eques Trian events in Melbourne they will have to Send their horses to England for the six months quarantine period to comply with the entry regulations. Victoria s chief quarantine officer or. R. J. De Courcy Talbot said to night that the risk would be too great to re lax quarantine regulations. Use of atomic weapons on Korea front retiring general s opinion Honolulu. Feb. 14 . The Lormer eighth army commander in Korea general James Van Fleet was said to Day to believe the United nations could use Ato Mic artillery As Long As the pre sent korean military deadlock lasted. General Van Flori s aide Captain James hoi ton said the retiring general had in. Mind specifically the use of the new 280 millimetre howitzer which can fire atomic artillery shells. In other words said cant. Holton the general feels that atomic shells could he safely used to advantage against the enemy in Korea As Long As we wer firing at specifically known concentrations of enemy troops during this period of stalemate " last week general Van fact turned Over his command to Maxwell Taylor

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