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CANBERRA, August 5. The novel "Forever Amber," by Kathleen Winsor, has been banned in Australia by the Minister of Customs, Senator Keane. "Forever Amber" was a best-selling novel in America. "I consider it an undesirable book and not an acquisition to the literature of the Commonwealth," Senator R. V. Keane said tonight. "The Almighty did not give people eyes to read that rubbish." . . •, Asked what passages he considered undesirable- Senator Keane said: The whole lay-out of the book." Senator Keane said he had banned other books in the last few years. The last major book was James Joyce's "Ulysses, which had previously been banned by the former Minister of Customs, Mr. E. J. Harrison. Senator Keane said the Literature Censorship Board made recommendations on books after examining them, and they were then sent to him direct. The board had recommended the banning of "Forever Amber." Senator Keane added that he had given "Forever Amber" careful consideration before banning it. He had taken this action several weeks ago. A HOT TIP ON THE TREATMENT i OF COLDS. A mother with long experience in the treatment of family ailments strongly recommends Baxters Lung Preserver in hot water;. She puts a teaspoonful of "Baxters" in enough hot water'to make it too hot to drink, but just suitable to be sipped. She always uses this method at the. first sign of a cold—especially a sore throat. Whichever way you take "Baxters the main thing is to see that you do it directly you are troubled with a cold and take it regularly. "Baxters" is New Zealand's proved most popular cough remedy. It ik very pleasant, perfectly pure, and quickly soothing, and it is a marvellous expectorant. Don't let colds hang on week after week. Get rid of them. Take commonsense precautions and good old "Baxters." All chemists and stores sell "Baxters." Baxters, Ltd., 602 Colombo Street, Christchurch. —Advt.

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"FOREVER AMBER" BANNED, Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 33, 8 August 1945

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"FOREVER AMBER" BANNED Evening Post, Volume CXL, Issue 33, 8 August 1945