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Canberra Times (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory National Library of Australia Ellov Gilt for today rain rain go away come again another Day. Floods isolate Bate Tan s Katf River at Jim jul a threat Sydney sunday. The Clyde River at Nelligan on the Road from Canberra to Bateman s Bay last night burst its Banks flooding shops Homes and the town s Only hotel. The River late tonight was seven feet above its Normal depth. The entire population of 50 at Nelligan have been warned they might soon have to evacuate the town. Worst hit Nelligan connects Bate Man s Bay with the Canberra Road by Means of a diesel punt. A fortnight ago portion of the new Bridge being erected to supersede the punt was washed away. The hotel tonight had water flowing through it at bar level and two shops also were flooded. Water has entered Aboul six. Homes in the town. The weather Bureau to night said the Batman s Bay area a popular weekend fish j ing resort for Canberra Citi i Zens was the worst affected of the flooded South coast town s. It now is isolated. Water flooded about 12 Homes in the town but late tonight had receded enough to allow most residents to return. Rain has washed away a Large Section of the princes Highway at Middle Creek 13 Miles North of Bateman s Bay. Water was two feet deep Over thei Road at hanging Rock. Warning the princes Highway has been Cut North of Moruya and Between Eden and the victorian Border. Police tonight warned motorists not to travel South unless it was absolutely Neces. Sary they said the Road also was blocked at several places on the Brown Mountain Between Bega and Cooma. Heavy Falls were recorded in All South coast districts. Moruya Heads recorded the highest with 508 Points for the 24 hours to 3 . To Day. Port Kemble recorded 390 Points to 9 . And Jervis Bay 296 Points. Bega recorded 257 Points up to 3 the Gale Force winds today forced a dc3 Airliner carry ing 19 passengers to Merim Bula to return to Sydney. Airline officials earlier had delayed the flight for 2 hours in the Hope the weather might improve they ordered the Pilot to return after he reported winds of up to 70 Miles an Hougil near Meri Bula. The airline authorities had already cancelled the plane s usual Landing at Moruya be i cause of the conditions there. Torrential torrential rain and 70 Miles an hour winds today lashed a wide area of the South coast. The weather Bureau has i forecast continued heavy rain for the South East Coiner of the state. At Liverpool near Sydney today two Young men had to swim for their lives after their car was washed off a Bridge into the George s River the men scrambled from the car As it was swept away by the fast flowing River swollen by heavy rain. They Are Edwin James Stubbs. 22, of Campbell town and David Frank Kir chem 18, of Kiama. Cusp Heidi land Speed attempt Lake Eyre Campbell abandoned his attempt on the world land Speed record last night. In an emotional speech in a tent at Mulo Orina station Campbell told everyone connected with the project he hoped to return to Lake Eyre in 12 months to renew the attempt after the Lake had dried out. Meanwhile plans Are going ahead for Campbell to at tempt the world water Speed record. Donald Campbell today flew out of Mullo Orina station in route to Canberra Foi talks with the prime minis Ter s department about the flood disrupted Bluebird project. He is expected to arrive on monday today. Campbell said yesterday i could be several months before preparations could be resumed for Bluebird s at tempt on they orld land Speed record. Campbell left Mulo Orina in his plane a Piper Aztec. With him were his family and top officials of the Bluebird project. Campbell is expected to in Spect Lake eur cumene this week and then go on to Syd Ney to discuss plans. He will make the water record attempt in the Blue Bird hydroplane while wait ing for better weather Foi his projected land Speed record. The hydroplane is in Syd Ney. A stretch of water at least six Miles Long is needed Foi the attempt. �19000 daily the �2-million Blubird Cai was returned late yesterday on an ancient Blitz Waggon from the Edge of Lake Eyre to Mulo Orina station 35 Miles away. The hazardous journey Over bogs san Hills and was ways took nearly All Day with police and army personnel and vehicles Tak ing part. Most representatives of British companies financing the Lake Eyre venture Are now waiting for advice from the Home office on their next move. They Are in doubt whether they should return to eng land at once or pledge their future support to any fur ther project and remain in Australia. The Lake Eyre attempt has been an expensive project for both the. Backers of the Bluebird and the Commonwealth and South australian governments. Unofficial estimates put the Cost of the project at some thing like �1,000 a Day. Who s worried about the rain p Iii Iii i Iii i him i inn these youngsters Are not worried about a Little moisture. They Are in fact enjoying it at the Sodden australian rules match at Hanuka Oval on saturday. City receives 21/2iiis. Of rain Canberra had 247 Points of rain at the weekend making 12 wet Days this month. _ rain caused the Cancella Tion of several sports closed some roads and contributed to Many traffic accidents. Rain began to fall on sat urday morning and did not Clear until last night. The weather Bureau has forecast a Fine and warmer Day for today with Light winds and a maximum temperature of 60 degrees. Sporting events cancelled included racing the first com petition round of the Little league baseball training for the senior baseball and inter mediate and Colts australian rules football. The Federal Golf club re ported a poor attendance for its weekend Competition. Never rising the Bateman s Bay Nowra and Arallen roads were closed yesterday. The Molon Glo River was rising steadily last night but police had not decided whether to close common wealth. Avenue. Goulburn police reported that one District Road had been closed and Coraa police said the Cooma Bega Road was closed. Canberra police were called to More than 25 Road Acci dents from saturday morning until last night. The maximum temperature on saturday was 64.5 degrees and the minimum 50.4, with 67 Points of rain recorded. The maximum temperature yesterday was 56.8 degrees and the minimum 48.5. A total of 152 Points of rain fell before 9 . And 28 Points after that time. The average maximum for May is 58.3 and the minimum 37.4 degrees. describe a drab scene four Canberra men re turned disappointed yester Day from rain Sodden Lake Eyre where they had expected to see the world land Speed record broken. They were messes d. Thompson j. Houston k. Darmody and b. Ell. Bad weather dogged their trip from their arrival at Mulo Orina station on tues. Day night until their return yesterday. Or. Houston who piloted the plane which took them to Lake Eyre said last night they had spent wednesday morning at Donald Camp Bell s base Camp. They had taken movies of the Bluebird and scrambled All Over it. Bad weather prevented Many others from flying to the Camp that Day. Fiji Der water they flew on to Alice Springs but could not get into the town from the. Air strip because the Todd River was running for the first time for Many years. When they flew Over the Lake on Friday it was a pitiful the Speed track was completely under water and the other track a Boggy the Bluebird and its tent were still on the Lake and land rovers and other vehicles were bogged at various places he said. Eight other Canberra people who had planned to Fly to Lake Eyre on Satur Day cancelled their trip. They were to have flown with messes. Roy Raymond of Ainslie and Bruce Burgis of Lyneham. New . Space for Australia Melbourne sunday. The United states Lias plans under Way which will involve the spending of another � 7 million on deep space tracking facilities in Australia. The Secretary of the department of Supply or. J. Knott said this today. He said America had spent about �5 million in Australia on the establishment of space stations or. Knott said it was hoped the new space stations in Canberra Carnarvon and Darwin would be operating about March next year. Building a and equipping of these stations would involve about �7 million. Co operation in addition it was possible three other space stations or further components for exist ing stations would be built by 1970, or. Knott said. He hoped that co opera Tion Between America and Australia would Lead to America providing Australia with particular scientific and engineering tasks. Or. Knott was speaking at the opening of a display showing an 8001b. Fibreglass replica of a Mercury space capsule similar to that in which major Gordon cooped completed 22 orbits on Fri Day. Or. Knott said Australia had shared in America s scientific and. Engineering space accomplishments be cause of the close co opera Tion that existed. These would have a com Mercial Benefit in Australia. Refugees flee Bali Volcano Djakarta sunday. No additional details were available tonight of dam age caused by the latest eruption of mount aging on Bali. Refugees streaming West Ward said yesterday however that the Village of Suka Luwe had been destroyed arid Many people were feared dead. The Mountain is throwing a pall of Grey Ash Over Bali for the second time in two months and Many new Vic Tims Are feared. More than 1,500 of Scenic Bali s people died when mount aging erupted earlier this year. Friday s eruption continued with a rain of pumice Stone for six hours. When night fell fires could be seen Burn ing along the Volcano s base through a blur of smoke. Radio Djakarta reported last night that one woman was known to have died and several people Wckre injured with " great numbers miss ing in the latest eruption. Polaris test Cape canaveral Florida saturday . Reuter the . Navy i successfully test fired a pol Aris. A-3 missile .on1 Friday with a target hit More than 1,800 Miles Down Range. Ii was the third straight successful 1 and pad launching for the Polaris. I Decimals May hit a Guinea hoards port moresby sunday .-,. Renter. Australia s proposed Decimal coinage system tentatively planned for 196 5, might flush out millions of pounds in hoarded coins in Papua new Guinea this was claimed today by the Deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia i j. G. Phillips on completion of an extensive tour of the area. Or. Phillips said Papua new Guinea had been a sink for Silver coins and hoarding of Money by native people was still a serious pro Blem. No accurate estimate was available but anything up to �10,000,000 was possible. Or. Phillips said one of the Bank s major tasks was to educate the native people in the use of Money. He said that with the introduction of Decimal Coxa age certain coins might be tenable for Only a limited period. Electrics Andl Bat Togy depot up electrical 4 is Icsia list official Lucas. Smiths. . Service station. Auto. House. 8 Lonsdale of real nor / r 161 s Soekarno to head London sunday . The presi Dent or Indonesia or. Soekarno has been made chief of state for life by decision of the people s consultative Congress. Meeting in Bandung it was re ported today. Associated press of America said or. Soekarno was due to attend a Congress meeting on monday to accept the decision. A proposal for presidency for life was made first of All by the congressional Leader ship to a committee on state policy. After the committee met for two Days the proposal was submitted to a plenary session for approval. The plenary session lasted only40 minutes. The decision said Soekarno was being named president for life based on considerations that the great Leader of the revolution has succeeded by achieving successes and that he was the unifying Point of the entire revolutionary p c o p 1 o forces.", Waiuli Iii riots the minister of information or. Ruslan Abdulgani was quoted by Ankara radio As saying perhaps constitutionally the decision lacks judicial conditions but this is not a. Judicial and legalistic or. Soekarno 61, has been president of Indonesia since the birth of the Republic in 1945. In Djakarta today. President Soekarno said that re cent anti chinese riots in West Java were organised by counter revolutionaries who were trying to depose him. They had sparked the riot because of my policy of Friendship with the chinese people s Republic he said in a speech broadcast throughout Indonesia. At least seven people Piave been killed dozens of others injured and hundreds of 1 chinese owned Homes shops and cars stoned and. Burned in the wave of violence which began in Bandung ten Days ago. In the latest outbreak re ported today by the official new Agency Ankara 12 youths and two police were injured at the Garut South of Bandung. Weddings p. 15 television Harrio p. 117 amuse Mcinis 19 Small ads for. V. 18 weather 1.158 spore resets i. .23

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