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NEWS OF THE DAY

Model Aeroplanes. The Wellington Model Aeroplane Club's records were broken on Saturday aftornoon when the club held au outdoor meeting afc Bongotai. Tho record for fuselage models, which has hitherto been 62 seconds flight, was oasily beaten by two competitors. A model constructed by D. N. Milligaa flow for 3min 51aec, and a little later W, J. Mnlaysou's mode} boat this record by two seconds, the time being 3min 53scc. Thia aeroplane landed in tho sea, but was successfully retriovod. Tho record for hand-launched spar models, 55scc, was beaten by Jsoc by E. Omblor 's model, which flew for 62hcc before diving into tho sea. This model was also retrieved by its ownor. New Clock Tower. . Tho Cambridge Borough Council has approved the erection of a concrete tower to accommodate tho_ town clock, which was dismantled in 1931, when, following the Hawko's Bay earthquake, tho Public Works Department demolishod the post office tower as a safety measure, states the "New Zealand Herald." Tho plan accepted provides for a tower 44ft Gin high, costing between £550 and £650. Steps are being taken by the council's clock committee to raise the necessary funds by subscriptions and otherwise. Important Deviation. A deep gash in the hill faeo on the south side of the Tangahoe Stream, a few miles- south of Hawe»a, shows where work on the big deviation in the Wellington-Auckland highway has been commenced. This work is tho largest of its.kind to be carried out in Taraiiaki, and the road formation alone,' involving cuttings of 40,000 cubic yards, will tako about two yoars to complete. Work has boon in 'progress nearly a month (says the "Taranaki Daily News"). Approximately twenty relief workers are engaged daily on tho job.in two gangs. Work on tho"big cutting is making excellent progress considering that $ho bill, face in the deepest part of tho cutting, is S3 feet high and ample width is being provided for the new. road. The new bridge and road will be on a much higher level than tho present ones. When the road emerges from the cutting through the elbow on the Hawera side it will be 30 feet above the present road, which the bridge will span. This will assist in improving the grade which will be uniform up tho hill. The line being followed by tho deviation is not that originally surveyed by tho Public Works Department.' This provided for a wider curve in the big filling and a smaller cutting on the Hawera side of tho. stream. There was also to bo another gradual curvo outwards towards tho present road at tho top of tho Patea side of the deviation. Boys and Girls Defended. Allegations of drinking and other evil habits among young people were dealt with by Mr. T. Conly, vocational guidance officer, at a meeting at Dunodin, reports the "Otago Daily Times." Ho said that he met 800 to 1000 youths arid girls each year, and he had confidential talks with about half of them, and he thought thoy were all right. No ono, had apparently thought it necessary to make any commont on theso allegations, and they had therefore der cided to let them go without any answer. They..should remember that there wero 1000 pupils attending the Technical College and nome 1200 at the University, and thoy would not have much time to' indulgo in this sort of thing. The men who had mado the allegations woro, ho thought, spoaking| too 'widely. Letters had also appeared in the, newspapers' regarding the employment of farm boys, and in this instance also they had thought it better to'.mako. iio ailswo'r. Ho would liko to' Kay now,1 however, that tho boys who had been sent to tho farms were well satisfied with tho treatment thoy woro .receiving, Thoy had received no complaints from parents, and farmers had not mado any complaints. Why, therefore, should they wor-ry about the letters which appeared in tho newspapers? The point had been discussed by them, anil they had decided at tho time to take no notieo of tho letters. Farmers wero sending to them,for boys, and tit the present time ho had only two boys available to go to the country. Tho fact remained, remarked the speaker, that, despite the statements by a clergyman in Dunedin recently about present-day young people, large numbers of boys and girls went every, night" to schools to study, \

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NEWS OF THE DAY, Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 98, 23 October 1933

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NEWS OF THE DAY Evening Post, Volume CXVI, Issue 98, 23 October 1933

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