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NEWS OF THE DAY

Jazz Decried

' "To me,, the answer to the uneducated C'ihusiciah," said the English bass-baritone, Mr. David Clark, speaking "at a luncheon meeting of theT Wellington Rotary Club: "If we. can bring our children to appreciate music," he added, "they won't spend five minutes listening to such rubbish as is* put over our wireless." rYo Tenant For House New York City's Vacancy Listing Bureau, troubled daily by too few available apartments, last month had a house but no prospective tenant. The problem—the 75-room, block-long Riverside Drive chateau of the late Charles M. Schwab, steel magnate. It's complete with a private chapel, an art-gallery, two elevators and a 50,000 dollar pipe organ. Chase NationaL Bank, the present owner, asks 75,000 dollars a year rentabout 6250 dollars a month, and stipulates that the temporary tenant must understand the house is /or sale. Rose Enthusiasts Judging by the armfuls of rose cuttings which were taken away from Parnell Park after the demonstration in rose pruning at the civic rose gardens on Saturday afternoon, there shoul'd be a considerable increase in rose cultivation in Auckland in the near future—assuming that the enthusiasts are successful in striking the cuttings. Experts say that the best time to take,cuttings for propagation is in the autumn,, so that those started now will require special care in the spring and summer when they should be forming young roots. JJeJspite the unfavourable weatherp on Saturday about 200 attended the demonstration, and -keen interest was shown, the four demonstrators, being called upon to answer a continuous fire of questions.

Railway Station Bell

How the bell of the Edina, the clipper-bowed ship that took Florence Nightingale to the Crimea about 1854, came to be installed at the New Plymouth railway station is puzzling Mr. F. Brady, a visitor to the town. He is positive it is the ship's bell, for he was on the vessel when it was "souvenired" at Melbourne in 1930. Extensive inquiries made by the statiorimaster, Mr. J. F. L. Carmine, and others have thrown no light on the mystery, except that the bell is believed to have been at the station for 10 to 15 years. Unsung Heroes Unsung heroes of the San Francisco Conference were the translators. The Charter represented a translation of 3,000,000 word into Russian, Chinese, French, Spanish and English. A staff of 135 tz*anslators worked around the clock, seven days a week. No meeting of a committee or .commission reported a delay for want of translations. American typists using special recording machines produced up to 360 words a minute, while Chinese experts, painting in each letter with smali brushes, produced up to 500 words an hour. During one day the translating section turned out 1,700,000 pages of documents on 20 electricallyoperated mimeograph machines. Egg Prices After being steady for three months, egg prices in Auckland were reduced by threepence a dozen to-day, a change which marked the beginning of the seasonal downward trend which normally continues until a minimum level is reached at the beginning of the spring. The drop this week of 3d a dozen has brought standard eggs down to 3/2 retail. Regardless of changes in demand and supply from year to year, prices under standardisation move in much the same manner in one year as another. The greatest difficulties of producers this winter have been due to the feed shortage, but the severity of the season has al<so been a factor.

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NEWS OF THE DAY, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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NEWS OF THE DAY Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 166, 16 July 1945

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