NEWS OF THE DAY
Forecast up tp 5 p.m. Sunday:— Light to moderate north-easterly to northerly winds.
Weather fair to fine; frosts less ; severe tonight. t Temperatures moderating tomorrow; ' Further qutlppk, fair to cloudy. Situation report: An anticyclone re--1 mains centred east of the South Island, t The depression in the Central Tasmar - Sea is mo.ving, slowly Temperature at 9.30 a.m., 40 degrees fe Rainfall: for' 24 hours, ended 9.30 tos day, nil. i- Rainfall from June 21 to date, 4.38 in J High Water.—Today, 1.50 p.m.; to » morrow, 2.9 a.m., 2.31 p.m. t Sun sets today 5.15, p.m.; rises tomor. row 7.35' a,.m., sets 5.16' p.m. By-Election Today. , Today is polling day in the Dun; edin North by-election to fill th« 2 vacancy, in the House of Representa ;, tives caused by the death of Mr. J sW. Munro (Labour). The result _oi l the voting should be known in ■.Wei- - lingtori by 8.30 or 9. o'clock tonight i There are two candidates, Mr. R. wall: t (Labour) and M*"- Norman Jones 1 (National). [ An Acceptable Witness. - "Then Ido not suppose we shal - have any difficulty in hearing you, c said Mr. Justice Cornish in the Auck 2 land Supreme Court when a witnes: l began by stating that his; occupatioi c was that of a radio announcer. Th< i witness subsequently fully measurec » up to expectations, for as he left th< i box his Honour said: "I wish that al - witnesses., spoke as clearly as you do. ' Ruapehu Activity. - Mount Ruapehu still shows signs o: great activity and for the past few ? days has been pouring out a larg< - volume of steam; and smoke, writes i - Taupo correspondent. On Thursday :> in particular, it appeared to be most ,- ly smoke heavily, charged with ashes at times reaching, to a height of 350( Veet. Strong wind was carrying th( smoke in a long low cloud towards tn< w&;st. Tafra Queen Carnival, One- of the oldest schools in the pro. vince, Taita, which was built in the sixties, destroyed by fire and rebuil in 1897; .is having its first Queen Car5 nivaL Tiie school staff is being supported bY an enthusiastic ladies auxiliary. At present Taita Schoo, consists of (Kily four classrooms stand ing on grounds- of five; and' a hat acres. However, with the likely ac celeration. of ttte building of ; Govern ment houses in f\he district the scftoo is destined to reach the highest- grade The- raising, of funds is; therefore time ly and1 the Queen- CarniyaJ is receivi&l strong support from;-both, parents an* residents. Aero: Clubs. What' assistance, either, material oi financial, did. the Minister in Charge of Civil Aviation .(Mr. Jones).; intend to i make available to- aero clubs,, asked Mr. P. G, Connolly- (Government, Dunedin West) in a notice of question,, in the House of; Representatives yesterday Mr. Connolly said that on, the outbreak of hostilities'the assets of aero clubs were taken over by the- Government and it was now considered that the. early' re-establishment of those clubs- would assist to maintain the training, and; knowledge of many ex-Air Force personnel. Returning* To Britain. Arrangements are being" made for the return, to the United, Kingdom of the girls and boys who were evacuated to New Zealand' in 194Q under, the Children's Overseas' Reception Board scheme. The first party; is expected to leave New Zealand shortly: and others will1 follow as shipping is available. Announcing;this, the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom, Sir Harry Batter bee, expressed! the United Kingdom's gratitude for all the kindness shown, the young, people while m New-Zealand. He specially mentioned , the; families which had taken children into their own- homes and cared; for them with such- devotion. / Grass-cutting' Problem; I The old? type of school-in. the-metror politan areas- has usually small con r 'fined playgrounds of asphalt. 0$ conCrete. In the-- Hutt- Valley and- elsewhere schools erected comparatively, 'recently have had' a< large portion- of their playgrounds- laid' down in grass. Many of these school1 grounds areacres in area and" how to keep the grass down: particularly in the spring and autumn presents a-major problem; Approach* liasbeen made by- the Hutt Valley School Committees- and- Educational Association, to the: Lowe's Hutt City Council to enter into1 a, contract for the grass-cutting of the grounds in the- various- schools. The Lower Hutt City Council1 with- its- presentlimited supply of man-power1 and» the demands on its reserves branch- has been unable to meet the School Com-mittees-request although it has. suitable mowers for the- purpose. Meatless Days, "I am sure our people would be willing- to have meatless days if' it would: help the- people of- Britain," said Mr. D. C. K-idd (National, Waitaki), speaking in the House of Representatives yesterday; He said1 that meat rationing in New Zealand was nothing com;pared with what Britain faced: Mr. Kidd said- that much merino, meat, \\ras wasted; today. Arrangements could be made whereby that meat could be consumed in New Zealand; thus making • increasedl meat exports to Britain*available He also said- that rabbits were considered a delicacy in Britain. The Minister of Internal-Affairs (Mr. Parry) remarked! that millions- more rabbits could be- sent Home if necessary.. Honey Prices Maximum charges for honey by packers, wholesalers, and, retailers are defined* in a> consolidated pr-ice- or.der issued by the Price: Tribunal* Apart from bringing sales- by auction within its. scope, the order does, not, alter previous schedules; but merely consolidates: them into : a simpler fprm for reference by traders andl others. The cost of containers is- included in the maximum retail prices, which I range from 8d for- a half-pound carton !to lls for a 10-pound tin, Prjc.es-vary with the type of' container used, one pound of- honey in a- glass jar being Is sd, in a carton Is- 2d!, and: i n . a tin jls 2Jd; The maximum- price; for honey ' sold in the comb is Is 6d lb, gross weight, ; and for any other type of honey lOJ'd" ;lb. Day In Parliament. ; Discussion on the. annual report arid accounts- of the export division of the Marketing Department; occupied the House of Representatives yesterday morning and during the afternoon' the I debate on the Finance Bill was continued. Before the House adjourned at 5,30 p.m. the Acting Leader of the I House (Mr. Nash) indicated that the i Finance Bill debate; would be resumed 'on Monday; and followed1, if necessary, by. consideration of the Criminal Ap* peal Bill. Late yesterday afternoon the report of the Prime Minister. OMiy j Fraser)' on the; world security confer--ience at San Francisco was tabledi Mr. 'Nash, said it was intended that Mr. 'Fraser would speak on the report on Tuesday at 7.30 p.m., and would- move a motion asking that the Charter be approved and ratified1. of Crime. . < Common sense, energy, and a> good; ideal of luck were required by the I good detective, said Inspector J; B. ' Young, in a recent luncheon address, to | the invercargill- Rotary Glub,. reports la Southland correspondent. People should' not judge the everyday work ■of detectives, by the standard' of popular fiction, he said. Methods which; ; worked in; the crime novel would not ■be tolerated in a legal: system which regarded all men- as innocent- until* proved guilty and all as equally entitled to the rights of British; citizens. Fingerprints, he said; were a most valuable part of detection* and1 although their scientific tabulation was modern, their use: was known in pre-Christian days. The whorls' on the end Of a person's finger did not change, except in.. size,; from three;. months,.. before., a , chil;d'£, birth until the .body of a dead person^ decomposed. ':"■'. There; ..-. were, no two sets of flßgerprints^exaGt^alikev j
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