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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - August 10, 1955, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia deaths Lime Robert Lyall. On August 9, 1955, at Canberra beloved husband of Kay and Loving father of Carol Georgina and Robin and dear brother of John. A i i ? friends of the late Lii Robert Lyall Hume Are in .3 cited to attend a Mem Druhl service at 4 . To Day wed Rie Day at the Church of St. Andrew Forrest Canberra. Professional c. Mckay . Syd. Univ veterinary surgeon 1 i and physician i 90 Arthur Circle Forrest f527 a chiropodist Hospital Board election closing of Roll the Roll of electors to be used at the forthcoming advisory Council and Hospital Board election will close on monday August 22, 1955 7ae Yot enrolled for your present address ? if .1s0t. And National Register was adv j Ted in Melbourne to Day by the memo wealth auditor general j Brophy. I i or Brophy was speaking piling a general discussion pm Nch developed while the com la wealth parliamentary com Juttee of Public accounts was f dimming documents submitted the department of civil \ 3 j lation. F j the government did not know to what it owned he said. I for years the audit office had i in trying1 to get a National a a ister on government property 1 u Tea. T there was no Complete Regis even of Sites owned by the i . I i Brophy said that individual .1/apartments knew what they Ned but did not notify the Dit office. I he told or. Thompson port i Oje Laide that it was not pos ? be to determine the assets of e Commonwealth in regard to Sperty. The Only values available uld be the original costs. 1 the audit office would not be crested in knowing the values. T it was interested in knowing Jat what the Commonweal hire ased was properly recorded r Brophy said. The weather i barometer at 9 ., Canberra wading 29.359 inches at 3 ., 289 at 9 ., 29.555. T temperature at 9 ., 41 i gives at 3 ., 40.5 at 9to36. Maximum for 24 hours l ded 9 ., 46 from 9 To ?., 48. Minimum in screen a .8, on grass 34. Wind at 9 ., w.n.w., ,40 " 3 ., 27 at 9 ., w., 15. J. Maximum gust nw., 60 h., i 11 Rainfall till 9 ., 60 Points a 1 9 ., 56 Points. I Sun will Rise to Day at 6.51in. And will set at 5.30 . T Canberra forecast 5 i 1 from the meteorological Sta � a Fairbairn for the 24 hours mencing 6 To Day i i oud y and showery with squally i. W. Winds. Frequent Fine t Eaks and moderating winds Ine afternoon. Regional forecast South East districts Westerly rads shifting . And Moder my slightly. Further heavy Lis of Snow on the Southern glands. Colder generally Ither rough sea capital City temperatures 1 Max. Min. Canberra 48 37 Sydney 63 49 Melbourne 52 .40 11 Brisbane 73. ,59 Adelaide 56 49hobart 51 3d i Perth k.60 ? 49 i Dai win 87 72 for in Lack an Titu the wrong that need uni Iuka of Fiur h the distance and the Good that we can do 2%f Mirr Tiitu a wednesday August 10, 1955 a where Angels fear to tread on the recommendation t of a purely sectional and largely partisan committee the government of new South Wales has scrapped both its own Industrial the Commonwealth arbitration court As instruments for the Independent determination of the Structure of the Basic wage. This is the most serious aspect of state Cabinet s decision yesterday to restore quarterly adjustments for workers under state awards. That the committee was sectional is not open to question. It comprised two labour Cabinet ministers and two labour Council officials whose views could readily have overridden those of the two senior Public servants conferring with them had these latter seen fit to oppose their masters wishes. The committee reached its. Momentous decision in a matter of Days and Cabinet rushed headlong to confirm the recommendation after a discussion which occupied no More. Than hours. So is history made when party political pressures Are at their height and the race is to the most popular., a few i Days ago the Premier Fri. Cahill was assuring genuinely worried spectators of. This bid ? for Fame that Cabinet would not be stampeded into a decision. Counsel Wiser than that Given to Cabinet yesterday would surely have cautioned it to at a nce it was the state Industrial commission that fit to follow the Lead of the Commonwealth arbitration court sin pegging the Basic we in 1953, it was to the Industrial commission,1 rather than to a commission of industrialists that the government should have turned for advice and decision now if it Felt that a fixed wage should no longer apply. If As Wisdom should have counselled there is Avn general uni Forro to Jii wage no. Impediment to an approach to the Commonwealth court itself. T these issues aside there remains the highly speculative question whether in fact the government of new South Wales acted for the Benefit of the nation s Economy and therefore the nation s workers in so readily reverting to the once feared and reviled Basic wage on this Point the Cabinet com Mittee declared the hopeful View that while. Constant. Wage increases can generate inflation causing a sortie increase in prices the spiralling effect will be of a diminishing the final will be a Price increase somewhat less than the amount of the wage increase. This has never happened yet. Presumably the government i of new South Wales is prepared to Experiment with its wage earners As the Guinea pigs who Are to find at what Point this utopian contradiction of Plain. Commonsense manifests itself in this aspect once again the tragedy of laymen courting specious popularity As opposed to the Long established if freely criticised method of judicial inquiry is apparent. Or. Cahill and his Cabinet have rushed Willy Nilly on to ground where economic Angels with no political axe to grind Are. Loath inthe extreme to tread. If the Experiment fails it is to be hoped that Only or. Cahill and his followers and not the people of Australia will pay the Price. No interruption of plans to manufacture vaccine the Commonwealth has not abandoned its plans for the manufacture of Salk anti polio vaccine the prime minister or. Menzies said yesterday. He said Australia would be i ready with the vaccine As planned and if there were any further scientific developments Australia would be in a position to pay attention to them. Or. Menzies emphasised How Ever that All inoculations with the vaccine would be voluntarily or. Menzies who was speak ing at a press conference said that at almost every recent Cabi net meeting the minister for health sir Earle Page had Given up tothe minute reports on the vaccine. Or. Menzies said he always believed such methods should be thoroughly tested before they were applied and that had been and still was the Case with Salk. There was also every reason to believe that precautions in the use of the vaccine would be extremely strict. _ j Australia had the advantage of having one of her own scientists take part in the Early developments of the vaccine in the United states. In addition sir Earle Page had watched the matter very carefully and there had not been one Cabinet meeting at which he had not made a report. Or. Menzies said it was not so Long ago that the government had been criticised for not sup plying the vaccine at once like a Rabbit out of a hat. Or. Menzies was commenting on reports that the director of Public health in n.., or. Wallace that his state had not yet decided whether the vaccine would be used. South koreans anger turned on americans Seoul tuesday. to mods or South koreans sur rounded United states compounds in four korean cities i yesterday their anger turned against americans As Well As the Neutral nations truce inspectors. More than 2,000 koreans ripped Down the main Gate to the . Army s. Hialeah com Pound in Pusan where on Sun Day the demonstrators formed a human Bridge through 400 it. Of barbed wire. American. Compounds at Volmi do Island off Inchon and in the port cities of Kunsan and i Hangkung also were targets of i the mobs., United states 8th head quarters said at least four soldiers were injured on sunday and six More americans. Were Hurt yesterday when koreans bombarded them with bottles and stones. Troops in Gas masks beat off the mobs around the Hialeah compound with tear Gas and streams of water from fire hoses. The South koreans Are demonstrating against the presence in South Korea of polish and czech members of the Neutral nations truce teams. The South koreans say the poles and czechs Are communist spies. Card club joins Charity Appeal for children the Canberra card club will hold a special card afternoon next monday for the fund to j assist the six children orphaned last week when or. And mrs. H. J. Sharp and or. And mrs. T. Scott died in a Road Accident near Narella. A / similar card party earlier this year raised �20 for flood Relief. Persons interested Are invited to the function to be held in the Hanuka hockey Pavilion at 2 pm ". The ? Canberra times will accept and acknowledge contributions to the donations Are previously � s. D. Acknowledged 115 8 0 Herbert j. Gates amount included in yesterday s total but not acknowledged. 5 5-0 or. And mrs. S. C. Taylor ". 5 0 0 or and mrs. F. J. Roberts 3 3 0 r. Jay 2 2 0 mrs. A. J. Stead. 1 0 0 total �131 18 0 growth of movement i the vigorous growth of the movement in can Berra was reflected in the report of. The Canberra Pio Sci tool society presented at the annual meeting last night. The society is now Parent body Tor 10 Piny Centie commit tees including 12 existing Cen meeting was attended by More than 100 women and departmental representatives. The report indicated the Rutherford Crescent Centre was expected to be in operation next term dependent on tie provision of a teacher. Early completion was hoped for ? the Oaks estate Centre. The Loch Street committee which is organising the second Centre at arral Umla has arranged for limited use of the Mothe Craft Centre. Until its own Centre is built. The a apartment of the Interior is considering plans for a combined play Centre and Mother Craft Centre at Cleanthus Street. Limitations at present include d shortage of trained teachers. There Are now three vacancies. There was no applicant for the society s scholarship last year. An interesting development was that four or five applicants for departmental scholarships attended child care courses piously. This year 1 child care course has been extended. To in clude. Third year students and has an average attendance of d7. The society is. Awaiting Tho report of the senior lecturer in psychology at the Canberra University College. I. Pentony following his Survey on the relationship Between the Home and play Centre behaviour of child Len in the oldest group. The centres have had Many overseas and interstate visitors during the year. The society shared Community responsibilities such As. The thursday club and the work of the Good Neighbour Council. The programme for the future envisages an increase in general meetings with guest speakers. In september miss Heather cell a radio figure and professor R. Mccalman Wal address the society. The society showed a profit of �58 for the year but anticipated r. Call on the scholarship fund in the next 12 months. " the election of office bearers. Resulted president mrs a " hand All vice presidents Mes Dames a. R. Peisley and g. Warwick Smith Secretary mrs. L. R. Thompson treasure mrs. A. H. Mifody Council mesdames a. F. Hurren j. O Neill j. Quayle g. Mackaness e. J. Scollay g. Cheel r. Whitelaw p. Mantle Hodgkin J. Toop misses r. Blanchard o. Leschen or. E. Seagram or. E. Clement and sister n. Dunn co opted members messes. K. Bailey h. Burton and d., j. advocates flood Ptan Nina. Sydney tuesday the governor Lieut. Gen. Sir John Northcott to Day told . Delegates they must get behind local authorities to sup port flood mitigation planning. He was opening the 38th an Nual Congress of the n.. Branch of the . Sir John who spoke to a packed Hall at the Cooee . Centre told 400 delegates and co delegates that when he had toured the areas affected by the recent floods he had found no plan to meet the devastation. He said an emergency plan was needed to meet future floods. Soldier settlers among the chief sufferers. A Ami in ague chief As new Pakistan Premier Karachi tuesday. Hus j Sain Shaheed Suhrawardy 64 year old Leader of the Swami league probably will be sworn in ? As prime minister of pakis Tan later today. The prime min ister elect was moslem league Premier of bang Al before the partition of India and Pakistan. Or. Bailey not to contest Council election i the chairman of the . Advisory Council or. R. G. Bailey announced yesterday he did not intend contesting the election on september 17. 1 or. Bailey said there had been illness in his family and he wished to spend More time at Home. I i i or Bailey has been a member of the . Advisory Council since september 1952, when he was appointed by the minister for the Interior when elected representation was increase cd from Thiee to five. He successfully contested the election in 1953, and was last year elected chairman. Hospital nominee in Accident 1 news from Western Australia yesterday indicated that Hospi Tal Board candidate or. J. M. Dickens of Turner was injured in a car Accident on monday and admitted to Hospital. His condition is satisfactory and he is expected. To return to Canberra in a few Days., or. Dickens a i geologist i has been with a pay qty fro the Bureau of. Mineral resources carrying out a Field Survey near Carnarvon. It is understood or. Dickens was on his Way to catch r the plane Back to Canberra when th3 Accident occurred. American expert lauds preschool centres Canberra should broadcast the Success of its pro school play Centre educational scheme to the rest of. The world american expert miss Christine i icing told tic animal meeting of the Canberra society last night. Miss Heinig was undeterred by a sudden blackout continuing her address in the. Dark without interruption until lights were re stored several minutes later. J be said she wished Canberra was closer to sail Francisco so that it co uld provide propaganda i Vifor . Centre movements in the United states. She said there was no other place in the where 45, per cent of till a re school children attended sentries.,." i is something to make a noise about. It should be car ried ? referring to the frequent inspections by. Overseas visitors of Canberra centres 1 miss Heinig said she thought Canberra was the Ideal place for such a development. She ill fed parents to value their /1 programme Here and to., share their exper iences., Thi else where i1 . It Wias pm Tive work in a ser vice,7tliat." had a Story which she ii is told i As. Widely As pos Sibley mis nhe nig spoke of arid kindergarten work in other parts of the world Par Ticu laity in the educational re habilitation programme in Ger Many where encouraging results were being obtained despite a group conscious attitude of teachers on various planes.,. She also stressed dangers she in recent trends in new zealand whore the. Parental philosophy of child permissive Ness was occasionally resulting in loss of discipline. Miss Heinig said thei e was a. Very Fine line Between permissiveness guidance and interference and parents must study extensively not Only to understand How to guide child Dren but to. Prepare themselves to. Go along with their Chil Dren for the Good of the. Community. . Moves on West new Guinea new York tuesday. Indonesia s dispute with the Netherlands Over dutch new go iroc a is headed for another Ivi tag in the United nations. The african asian group in the world organisation has a. Proved a request to place the West new Guinea issus on the Agenda of the general Assembly session beginning next month. Ethiopia and Libya were the Only absentees from a meeting yesterday at a which the group approved the text of a letter containing the c request to the United nations Secretary Gen. Oral or. Dag . Spokesman for the group said the request was similar to that adopted at the band eng conference in which the Netherlands and Indonesia were urged to negotiate. Last year the Assembly s pol. Tical committee approved a Resolution proposing that the two countries resume negotiations. It failed to gain the Nec Essary . Majority in the Assembly itself. Electoral Rolls close August 22 the Roll of electors for the australian capital territory Al close1 on August 22 for the advisory Council and Hospital Board elections. The. Roll will be Rcpt in edit mediately after the closing Date. The. Commonwealth elector 1 officer or. L. Ainsworth yester Day urged All qualified person not already enrolled for their present addresses to obtain and submit the required electoral claim card forthwith. Electoral claim cards which Are obtainable at All Post offices and at the electoral offices at civic Centre May be used either for claiming enrolment or for correcting an enrolment. Correct enrolment by All British subjects in the . Is compulsory. Failure to enrol or i to notify the registrar of a change of. Address May incur a penalty or. Fraser protests on exclusions from n.. Land ballots or. Jim Fraser m.p., said yesterday he was j very disturbed that numbers of qualified sex servicemen in the . Were being repeatedly excluded from ballots for Soldier settlement blocks in new South Wales. Within the last few weeks or. Fraser said he had complaints from four sex servicemen holders of qualification certificates for grazing propositions that they had been excluded from participation in ballots for suitable areas. Some of these were men who had in the ten years s Nee the War been in upwards of 30 bal lots without Success. The reason Given for their proposed exclusion was that they had insufficient recent experience in pastoral activities. Or. Fraser said he disagreed entirely with the action of the War service land settlement Board in excluding these men on such grounds and in each in stance he had written to the minister for in new South Wales or. Hawkins stating a Case on his constituent s behalf. However the minister had no Power to direct the Board Mil these matters. or. Fraser said he thought it was time the Powers and operations of the Board were brought under review. Of a it was apparent that if these men had been working As farm labourers or Rouse bouts on grazing properties. They. Would have been admitted on ballots. Because they had taken forms of employment which gave them some Opportunity to save to wards eventual establishment on the land and some form of Security if these ambitions could not be realised ? they were now penalised. In each ease the returned Serviceman was experienced in sheep raising and Wool growing and had kept abreast of recent developments and techniques. Each was the Holder of a qualification certificate for this class of pastoral activity. The action of the land Settle ment Board in excluding these . Sex servicemen from the Only ballot s open to them illustrated once again the need for the establishment of a scheme for War service land settlement within the capital territory it self. X or. Fraser said he ? had consistently pressed this need on the minister for the Interior but or. Kent Hughes had declined to act. The excuses Given by the minister from time to time had been proved to have no Merit. To was not too late for the minister to act now if lie had the interests of the sex service men and the District really at heart. This was particularly True at present with the review of Rural leases already in hand. Or. Fraser said that or. H. C. Edgell As acting pres Dent of the . Branch of the ., had been Active on behalf of excluded sex servicemen. He urged any other sex servicemen who had been excluded from ballots to get in touch As soon As possible with or. Edgell or the Secretary of the league . W. Bourke or himself. Perhaps the annual Congress to be held in Canberra shortly might. Care., to give this harsh treatment of sex servicemen some forthright consideration or. Fraser added in i Jui these men who served their country. In War believed the promises made by governments. They should not have their entitlements denied and their ambitions frustrated by the failure of governments to live up to Malaya s women vote women in Sarong and Rebaya dress vote at Kuala Bumpur in the Malayan federation s first elections. In some constituencies women cast More than half the votes. An overwhelming Victory was won by the Alliance of malay chinese and Indian organisations pledged to seek Malayan Independence by 959. Non Sterling exports big Trade balance Factor a favourable Trade a Lance Noii Sterling areas apart from the Dollar area saved Australia / from an Overall deficit balance of More Ali Iii �100 million last financial year. Curing 1954-55 Australia ran tip a deficit of More than �152 millions with the Sterling area and to Dollar a but a favour a e a Atice of �34,099,000 with other non Sterling arcs brought final innit Back to a deficit of �08,007,Coo. Figures released by the acl no comr Neath statistician or. Carver showed this . Trading results we re Sterling area imports �523,474.000, exports �428,277,000, deficit balance �95,197,000. In the previous year the deficit is Only �14,841,000. Doi t area imports �126.928,000, exports �69,519.000, deficit balance �57,409,000 �21,687,000 in 1953/54. Other non Sterling areas imports �3 93,104,000. Exports �277,703,000, favourable balance �84,599,Coo �123,28g,0c0 5n .1953/54the Overall desc it of �68,007,000 compared with an on Roll fax Nurnie balance in .1953/54.or. �146,758, imports from All coun Trio during the year amounted to �843,506,000, of which imports from Britain accounted for �378,682,000. ? Australia s next highest in Nortner was Ger air. A sch supplied goods Worth �30,849,000, while imports from Japan almost trebled at �18.441,000. On the Export Side Britain Para n tonnes the list tailing �285,900,000 Worth of Australia s Oje norts for the year of �775,499,000. This financial year Australia Lii is had a favourable balance of just Over �1 million in the first month of trading members salary move criticised Sydney tuesday. Any move to increase Salar ies of Federal members of parliament would cause grave Dis Content among workers or. A. W. Thompson warned to Day. Or. , Secretary of the milk and ice Carters Union was commenting on the announcement by the prime min ister or. Menzies last night that a three Man committee had been appointed to inquiry into the adequacy of the members salaries. He said politicians continually spoke of the need for Economy and therefore should set an sex. Ample to the rest of the nation. The president of the. Taxpayer association or. C. A. Sin 1 Del said the committee would a show Lack of foresight if it approved any substantial in creases for Federal members. It certainly will be most re freshing when the pendulum swings the other Way and we have More work More production and lower wages with a consequent improved Standard of. Living and real value in the Pound he said. The announcement by or. Menzies was also attacked by old age and invalid pensioners associations which asked How the government expected the pensioners to live on �3/10/- a week if members could not live on their salaries As parliamentarians. ? ?. I t. Defends members salary move i. Melbourne tuesday. There could be no reasonable objection to a review of the salaries of Federal members of parliament by an Independent tribunal the Deputy Leader of the opposition or Cavell said to Day. The salaries of High court and other Federal judges conciliation commissioners and top Grade Federal Public servants had been increase by legislation in the last session of parliament. To said. In my View the decisions of. This tribunal when made should be accepted in their entirety by every member of both houses. Or. Cavell yesterday the government derided to set up an Independent tribunal to inquire into members salaries and allowances. 7 ,. I a figure of �1500 a Yea increase has been mentioned. The. President of the. High Couri nil of Commonwealth Public service organisations or. G. F. W. Smith to any forecast a Quick decision " by the tribunal. To the editor. Members salary application sir your editorial of aug ust 9 is timely in that it Indi. Cates How zealous the govern ment can be in preserving the special interests of its parliamentarians it has created a tribunal to examine the. Claims of parliamentarians for salary increases without of course any provision for Appeal. Without commenting in de Tail on the personalities of the committee appointed by thy government it Mig it be that a sure method of achieving a desired is to select for i to task people on whose sympathies one can rely. It is a sys tem of streamlined arbitration which is denied employees at Large. In March 1952, the govern ment introduced to the Public service arbitration act a sys tem of appeals against determinations by the arbitrator which has provided Only expensive and frustrating delays m the settlement of wage claims by Public servants. It is obviously with the knowledge of Sun i delays that the government Haa evolved its own streamlined method of adjusting the remuneration of its members. Of. It will be interesting to note the Speed with which the com Mittee s report will be. Deat with when it is received by the parliament and to compare this method of adjusting salaries with that faced by Public ser vants whose claims for margin Al increases lodged in septem Ber 1952, have yet to be heart by the full court of Concilia Tion and arbitration following the government inspired Appeal against the Public service Arbi Trator s determination granting wage Justice. A. J. . Branch . Clerical Macdonald. Secretary association. Perth buildings lessees named tie minister for the Interior or. Kent Hughes announced yesterday successful applicants for Sites in Perth buildings. They Are Block 1, Mutual life and citizens Assurance co. building covenant �30,000 bks. 2 and 3, australian Mutual provident society �24,000 bks. 4 and 5, commercial Bank ing. Company of Sydney Ltd. �24,000 by. 6, Bank of new South Wales �25,000 by. 11. D. A. Williams ophthalmic sur Geon North Sydney �12,000 by 12, National Bank of Australasia Ltd. �25,000 by. 13. Medical benefits fund of Australia Ltd. �12,000.the minister added consideration was being Given to allotting the remaining four Sites in the Secu

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