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Australia's
FOUNDED BY ARTHUR M E E
Every Wednesday—Threepence
»Jubilec—Seepage 2
aper
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No 1658, December 30, 1950
FLYNN OF THE INLAND FAMOUS
AUSTRALIA'S FLYING DOCTOR
PIONEER IS RETIRING
T\R
J O H N F L Y N N , pioneer of A u s t r a l i a ' s far-famed F l y i n g
D o c t o r service, is retiring. T h e 71-year-old S u p e r i n t e n d e n t
of t h e A u s t r a l i a n I n l a n d M i s s i o n h a s decided t h a t t h e t i m e h a s
come t o m a k e r o o m for a younger m a n .
Next year, after a ministry be a schoolteacher, b u t a t 22 was
extending over forty years, during persuaded to enter t h e Presbywhich D r J o h n Flynn h a s given terian mission field, and start
to Australia a health service which work in the Southern States. I n
h a s become world famous, h e will t h e early years of t h e century h e
vacate the Superintendent's chair received a letter from t h e wife
and devote his leisure to writing of a lone settler in t h e Northern
Territory asking t h e church to do
a book-on his life's work.
And what a story h e will have something for t h e people of t h e
to tell! "Flynn of t h e I n l a n d " "outback."
will be more t h a n a memory. T h e
The letter appealed to his
n a m e will live as long as t h e pioneering spirit. He set off to
Inland Mission exists, for to patrol t h e far north of South
many lonely families scattered Australia under t h e Smith of
over the bush a n d desert of t h e Dunesk Mission, a n d then on to
" o u t b a c k " regions Flynn is t h e the. Northern Territory, travelling
mission. He it was who brought on horseback, by buggy, or on
them t h e solace of a Christian foot—by a n y means so long as h e
ministry, and, through that, t h e could make . contact with those
boon of medical help a n d of remote homesteaders.
hospitals to lessen t h e rigours of
Sharing hardships
their isolation.
Yet only chance brought him
He roughed it with the bounto the ministry, a n d only chance dary m e n a n d was convinced h e
started him on t h e work t h a t saw h a d to do something for these
the Mission grow to a vast people, even if it took him t h e
organisation spanning t h e Aus- rest of his life.' In- four rnonths he was back
tralian continent. He m e a n t to
in Adelaide, a n d so convincing
was his plea t h a t he was
appointed to head t h e new AusLOST IN A HAYSTACK
tralian Inland Mission which was
J^_ HEREFORD cow which was to serve two-thirds of t h e
missing from a Minnesota Dominion.
herd for 35 days was found a t
He revelled in his new work
last in a haystack; it h a d eaten
its way in when t h e stack col- and soon began to establish nurslapsed a n d held it fast.
Only ing outposts with a view to them
when other cattle h a d eaten becoming district hospitals. But
away more of t h e slack was t h e Flynn knew t h a t this was not
unhappy creature brought to enough.
light.
Radio to the rescua
He a n d his friends—and he was
making m a n y now—realised t h a t
in a country of vast distances a
doctor needed a n aeroplane to
jyjoRE t h a n 200 years ago a move around, and, of course, a
thrifty
farm
worker
a t pilot to leave him free to do his
Hornton, near Banbury, put 69 job.
pennies into a washleather bag
T h e n came t h e problem, how to
and hid them benind a beam in summon a flying doctor to lonely
the chimney of his cottage.
farms with no telephones or teleRecently, when the cottage was graphs in two million square
being repaired, t h e hoard was miles of country?
I t was t h e n
brought to light again. T h e t h a t Flynn envisaged radio as a n
coins were all from t h e time of ally to conquer isolation. And so
George I a n d George II—the the now wot ; ld-famous pedal radio
earliest 1720 a n d the latest 1746.
Continued on page 2
He took care of
the pence
but rarely can t h e r e have
been a stranger one t h a n t h a t
held recently in • Bloemfontein;
this was a three-day conference
of native medicine-men, a n d it
On Other Pages
AUSTRALIA'S JUBILEE
.. ..
CINDERELLA IN AN ENCHANTING
NEW DRESS
SCHOOLBOY'S OWN EXHIBITION
GREAT DAYS IN GLASGOW
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REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS
OK LORD ARMSTRONG \ . . .
UNMASK AT MIDNIGHT—Story by
G^rtlVryv Trcasc
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When Coco sang for his supper!
C N correspondent interviews a world-Famous clown
a winter's night i n Riga,
nearly half a century ago, a
mother went to t h e police to
report t h a t her
five-year-old
boy Nicholai was missing. H e
was one of eight children left
fatherless some years before.
T h e police searched t h e streets
of the old Baltic seaport, but
could not find the boy anywhere.
Then, a t two o'clock in t h e
was attended by representatives morning, as the snow flurried
from all p a r t s of t h e Union of against t h e window-panes, there
South Africa, a n d from Bechu- was a bump on the door—little
analand.
Nicholai h a d returned a n d stood
The delegates
wore
white clutching a handful of pastries
tickets bearing the n a m e of their for his brothers a n d sisters, a n d
districts, a n d most of them also 32 kopeks in Russian money.
wore traditional dress decorated
A party of Russian officers h a d
with bones, shells, beads, horns, found h i m singing a n d dancing
animal
skins — even
mineral in the street a n d h a d taken him
water bottle tops!
to their barracks, where in reAfricans who wish to become turn for his entertainment they
medicine
m e n have to go had given h i m supper.
through • a probation 'period - of
T h a t Russian boy, now a
five or six years,- during which British citizen, will renew many
they are supposed to act on friendships in London i n the
advice given t h e m by spirits next few weeks, for after travelduring dreams.
ling in many countries in Europe
WITCH-DOCTORS IN CONFERENCE
HMHIS in a n age of conferences,
Three generations—Grandfather Coco (right), Michael Coco, and four-year-old Grahame Coco
QN
as a circus artist, Nicholai Poliakoff, to give him his full name,
became Coco the Clown, a figure
famous throughout Britain for
t h e past 21 years.
He came from Berlin to t h e
Bertram Mills . Circus in 1929,
and will be entertaining children
of all ages a t Olyrhpia once
more this Christmastide. Audiences know h i m as t h e comic
character in baggy trousers a n d
big boots, who spills innumerable
buckets of water over himself as
he stumbles a n d staggers across
the ring to climb a step-ladder.
T h a t , of course, is all part of
t h e act, a n d Coco enjoys it a s
much as t h e youngsters who
H e d i d n ' t quite catch
the name
A
watch it. B u t it is all clcverlj
timed, a n d even though t h e
water is cold, the clown h a s a
brisk rub down
immediately
afterwards so t h a t he takes
no h a r m from his drenching.
At t h e end of the night show,
Coco retires to his handsome
caravan for a good plain meal
—he never eats between performances.
Off-duty the jester is a quiet,,
friendly m a n who reads a great
deal a n d takes a n interest in
everything to do with t h e circus.
His family arc performers, too,
and his son-in-law, Alex Kerr,
is a lion tamer.
Coco likes his job. Hard work
a n d keen observation make a
good clown. A clown, he says,
is one who c a n sec t h e funny
side of life a n d can put it in
an act.
Nicholai Poliakoff h a s seen t h e
funny side of life ever since h e
sang for his supper in Riga. .
ZULU recently went to
register a t t h e Native Affairs
Department, Durban, a n d almost
exhausted t h e clerk who h a d to
write out his n a m e s c v c r a l t i m e s .
I t was Ndabalabantuziklulunvwangabadala Ngobo.
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AUSTRALIA'S JUBILEE
FIFTY YEARS A NATION
r\N
January 1 Australians begin a year of celebrations, for
w
1951 is the Golden Jubilee year of the-Australian Commonwealth. I t was on the first of January 1901, that by Royal
Proclamation, Australia became a self-governing nation, and on
May 9 that the Duke of York, afterwards King George V, opened
Australia's first Commonwealth Parliament in Melbourne.
NEWS FROM EVERYWHERE
HEARTS OF OAK
Churchill Avenue is being
planted in the village of Westerham, Kent,
close to
Mr
Churchill's home for more t h a n
25 years.
'Ware
dinghies
To the credit
of 1950
Lifeboats were launched on ten ' J ' H E year 1950, now drawing to a
occasions last summer to rescue
close, h a s certainly been as
people from rubber
dinghies m o m e n t o u s as any since the fall
states. The Lifeboat, journal of • of Hitler and t h e overwhelming
the N L I , giving a . warning defeat of his Japanese allies.
t o Furthermore,
the
year- 1950
Among
the
many
patients against allowing children
handle
rubber*' dinghies in t h e m a r k s not t h e end of t h e turbuduring .the month at
branches
sea.
lent first half of a century but
of Our Dumb Friends
League
'.. Thus, in an atmosphere of
Another pioneer- was William have been an owl, a great crested
More t h a n 1600 officers a n d t h e beginning—in international
general good will, a colonial Charles Wentworth, also a poet, grebe, a goldfinch, a guinea-pig, boys a r e attending a Dominion politics—of a difficult period of
people attained nationhood, while who was to Australia what and a toad.
Camp a t Waipara, near Christ- resolving differences between two
ideas — Democracy
;• remaining tied to t h e Motherland Sir Walter Raleigh was to
church, from December 28 to widely-held
Competitions for stage a n d J a n u a r y 8, to m a r k t h e Silver a n d Communism.
• by what a great Australian states- Virginia, dreaming t h a t one day
radio plays a n d for a radio Jubilee of the Boys' Brigade in
Our own major political event
m a n and poet called "the crimson there would be another Britain in feature, open to all British subNew Zealand.
was the February General.Electhread of kinship."
distant lands; but Wentworth jects, will be p a r t of the 1951
which, returned t h e Labour
PASS THE PEPPER, PLEASE tion
• Self-government, however, .was was thought a visionary when in Australian Commonwealth JubiP a r t y to power. T h e Government
lee
celebrations.
Details
and
not won without a long straggle, 1823 he wrote of "a new Britannia
T h e Sarawak
Government's majority, however, was so drastic• and it was the a u t h o r of t h a t in another world." He founded entry forms are available from a n n u a l report says t h a t world ally reduced : t h a t on several
Australia'House,
Strand,
London.
markets will soon see t h e r e t u r n occasions, only a great.effort by
- famous phrase about kinship, Sydney University a n d died in
of white pepper, which h a s long its supporters saved it from deSir Henry "Parkes,, who played a 1872.
I n Glasgow High School t h e r e been missing from our' cruets.
feat i n - t h e House of Commons.
leading part in the .struggle, and
"Let 1951 be a time of national are two boys n a m e d William
Although
the
ground ' mas Yet on many important issues,
became known as "the F a t h e r of homage to our hard-working and Pitt. Recently when one was
with snow a field of seed especially in foreign affairs, there
t h e Commonwealth."
adventurous pioneers who won us absent, and t h e Rector on in- white
mustard near Bury st
Edmunds h a s been a remarkable display
His story is one of t h e epics of this bountiful heritage," says quiring which one was away, has been cut with, a binder.
of national unity.
t h e Empire. Born in 1815 into a General Berryman, organiser of received t h e answer ."Pitt t h e
Younger."
Shakespeare and Byron are
poor home in
Shakespeare's the celebrations.
t h e writers most in demand in
Improved trade
county, Henry h a d to e a r n his
a prison library at Bristol.
Summer
snow
living when he was eight. At 23
Y e a r o f pageantry
T h e m a i n problems t h a t have
he sold buttons on t h e London
After the wettest November
faced this country during 1950
These begin on New Year's Eve
streets. But he educated himself, and will reach a climax a t
for 30 years snow has' fallen
have again been concerned with
married, and went to Australia in Canberra on May 9 with t h e re- in four districts in South Africa,
economic policy, and, had t h e
1839.
future looked more assured, we
opening of Parliament after t h e where it is summer.
should undoubtedly have benesummer recess.
A central-heating
installation
fited, because our trade with the
P o e t a n d pioneer
at
Throughout t h e year there will completed wider a platform
United States a n d other dollar
Station
, There was not a friend to greet be historical and industrial caval- Brussels Central Raihvay
areas h a s shown tremendous imthe penniless pair and their new cades, p a g e a n t s , " festivals, flre- is covered with a thin layer of
provements. Unfortunately, the re. baby, and Henry Parkes worked .works, sporting events, youth cement and is guaranteed to prea r m a m e n t programme launched
vent cold feet however long a
as a farm labourer for £30 a. year displays, and so on.
in recent m o n t h s means t h a t
passenger
has
to
wait.
and his rations—mainly rice. He
Schoolchildren will have their
great new efforts must be made
worked a t other humble jobs, first national swimming and
without delay .to find t h e necesPutty holding the windows of
writing articles a n d poetry in athletic championships.- An imsary money.
Stolen Moments, as he entitled pressive event will be a relay ride houses on a new housing estate
a t Lincoln h a s proved so a t t r a c Another
problem
for
our
his poems. T h e n he agitated of 100,000 cyclists to Canberra.
tive to rooks t h a t t h e work h a s
ministers h a s been t h e rising
against the sending of convicts
An "old-timer " who will epito- h a d to be done again.
cost of living. This handicap to
to New South Wales, started a mise t h e Jubilee is Mr W. M.
every class in our country h a s
newspaper called Empire,
and Hughes, former Prime Minister, . Jeanette Aitwegg, of Liverpool
been causing great uneasiness
was elected to the colony's Legis- the only m a n active in politics Skating Club, has won
the
because clamour for higher wages
lative Council.
•
today who is linked with -pre- a m a t e u r figure-skating championmay well start inflation.
s h i p fqr the fourth successive
H e h a d a n indomitable spirit, Federation colonial politics.
Although the Korean War h a s
but in 1896 he died, and never
During our own Festival Year year.
dominated international
relasaw t h e triumph of his great aim, we shall be thinking of those to
Lord Roioallan, Chief Scout, is
tions, other events must not be
t h e federation of all Australia whom we are joined by "the
back in England
after
nine
overlooked.
T h e year has witunder one Government.
crimson thread of kinship."
iveeks in Kenya,
Tanganyika,
nessed, for example, a sincere
and Uganda inspecting
Scout
a t t e m p t by M r Trygve Lie, U N's
activities.
Secretary General, to introduce
a 20-year peace programme for
Local wool shops are coconsderation by t h e Big Four.
operating in the distribution of
Continued from page 1
I n 1930 t h e Queensland S t a t e jumper patterns at Cymbran,
H e l p for t h e n e e d y
operated by the people themselves Government sponsored a project where t h e Road Safety Com- A speech-making contest at the
Royal College of Nursing, London,
•was born.
Again, democratic countries of
for a permanent continent-wide mittee h a s organised a comI t was not until 1925, five years. service based on t h e successful petition for Fair Isle jumpers was won by student-nurse Miss the world have stepped up their
,• later, .... t h a t
Flynn
and
his Flying Doctor service then operat- suitable for children bearing a J. J. McClintock, of a Belfast concerted drive against poverty,
Hospital.
She is seen w i t h the
disease, hunger, a n d illiteracy
" road sign " design.
friends evolved a n efficient trans- ing from Clonciirry.
trophy in the chair which belonged
through their expanded proemitter costing less t h a n a motorto
Florence
Nightingale.
Today
the
Flying
Doctor
g r a m m e of technical assistance.
SCHOOL
BROADCASTS
cycle and simple enough for a
services
of
Australia,
consist
of
During the Christmas term
' bushman or his wife and children six non-profit-making public comTributes were paid bv all Fifty-four countries large and
to handle. A year later Flynn panies co-ordinated through the more t h a n 20,000 schools, 1500 parties in t h e British House of small, members and non-members
of United Nations, have pledged
saw his first Flying Doctor take Australian Inland, Mission. And more t h a n last year s heard t h e Commons to Mr Peter Fraser, nearly £15,000,000 for an interformer Prime Minister of New
the air m lesponse to a radio call all this from t h e pioneer efforts of B B C's school broadcasts.
national programme to help the
from a lonely farm
the great J o h n Flynn.
When . St
Mark's
Square, Zealand. While t h e body lay in under-developed regions of the
Venice, was submerged by flood state in t h e Parliament Buildings, world to improve their standards
water,
pedestrians
used
cafe Wellington, t h e coffin was draped of living.
tables
to
make
a
gangway
to with the N.Z. flag, and over one
The Revd D r John Flynn
Nor must we fail to record t h e
end was a feather rug—a silent
pavements
above
the
water
level.
(left) w i t h one of the
excellent work done this year to
tribute from the Maori race.
flying doctors, surveying
assist t h e most helpless of the
High school children a t Taua map of the great scheme.
poor; t h e disabled and displaced
marunui, New Zealand, r a n a
persons; a n d t h e refugees. Many
large department store for one
of these .have been given opporday to learn modern retailing
tunities to start a new life in practice.
The manager of the
^ . N ideal present—one that
Britain and countries overseas.
store is thinking of making it
lasts for a whole year—
Children who have
suffered
an a n n u a l affair.
can be had for 17s 4d. For
through war have also been
A woman who wishes to remain
this sum Children's Newspaper
helped by United Nations.
anonymous has given £10,000 to
will be sent every week for a
Generally speaking, t h e world's
I Sheffield University to be spent
year to any address in the
economic life and trade have
as the Council may decide.
world.
certainly been growing stronger,
a n d a larger volume of goods
A car weighing over a ton,
pLEASE
send
your
reh a s been entering and leaving
complete with driver, was susmittance, together with
pended from a ± ounce wedding
the full name and address of > t h e territories of most States.
ring at Utrecht in Holland, to
Herein for us all lies encouragethe friend to whom the C N is
demonstrate a new alloy.
ment. For all its disappointments
to be sent, to Subscription
and frustrations, 1950 h a s shown
Department, Children's NewsTwo self-portraits by. Remt h a t on the whole Mankind is
paper, The Fleet way House,
brandt have just been sold a t
striving to solve age-old problems
Farringdon
Street,
London,
auction in Paris for £10,000 and
and thereby to maintain Peace on
EC4, and we will do the rest.
£12,500.
Earth.
FLYNN
OF THE
INLAND
PRESENT FOR
THE FUTURE
v
mmms-
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No THANKS, SAID T. E. LAWRENCE
A T a recent dinner Lord Renncl
read a letter in which t h a t
unique personality, Lawrence of
Arabia, a First World War hero
and a u t h o r of The Seven Pillars
of Wisdom, declined a high post
a t t h e Bank of England.
Colonel T. E. Lawrence, who
died in 1935, was one of t h e
true knightly figures of our age.
As a young m a n he went to
Arabia and, single-handed, organised the revolt of the Arabs
against t h e Turks—the revolt
that
made
possible
General
Allenby's triumph in Palestine.
The Arabs had .never before
had a universally acknowledged
chieftain, but they
accepted
Lawrence, a m a n neither of
their race nor of their religion.
He became t h e uncrowned King
of Arabia.
Disappointed a t the way his
Arab friends were treated after
t h e war, Lawrence refused all
honours for himself. He joined
the R A F as an aircraftman,
and, changing his n a m e to Shaw,
sought t h e life of an ordinary
unknown person.
Now-. we know t h a t after 12
years' service with the R A F he
was offered the important post
of Bank of England Secretary,
but refused it . He retired to a
little solitary cottage in Dorset,
and in May 1935. while swerving
on his motor-bicycle to avoid
two boy cyclists who were riding
abreast, he crashed and afterwards died.
He was laid to rest in Moreton cemetery, Dorset, in a coffin
inscribed "to T. E. L., who should
sleep among kings."
AWARD FOR
COURTESY
FLIRTING WITH
DANGER
Model children
These t w o 19th-century dresses were
part of a pageant held in London
depicting the clothes of t w o centuries.
The young models were four-yearold Merlin Holland (left), and Lady
Caroline Hastings, aged five.
^ " O T very long ago t h e Road •giRDS are sometimes as foolSafety Officer of Derbyshire
hardy as people.
For insaw a n eight-year-old girl stop stance, the recent London Bird
and help a blind man across the Report
tells of a great grey
road, after a number of grown- shrike t h a t visited the backyard
ups h a d passed him by.
of a taxidermist's shop in CamThe officer was so impresserl den Town, London. Inside were 'pHE new three-mile-long loch
t h a t h e suggested to Shardlow many examples of stuffed rare
formed by the Pitlochry dam
Road Safety Committee t h a t a birds, but Shrikcy ignored the of the Tummel-Garry Hydro"George Pallett, official coach to the Women's A A A, gives specially-designed diploma should warning. He defiantly preened Electric. Scheme has been named
advice on hurdling to 19-year-old Sheila Pratt, at Tooting Bee, be given for such thoughtful his feathers, searched for scraps, Loch Faskally. T h e word is deactions.
a n d t h e n flew away—uhtaxi- rived from the Gaelic, and means
London. Sheila Alexander, high jump champion, looks on.
So, from the beginning of dermed!
the station or shelter of the
1951,
this
diploma
will
be
wood, for its waters are attracawarded to children whose kind
tively lined with trees.
actions or good knowledge of
1
J^ BLIND Cheviot ewe belonging J^ STOOL of a n Arawaks chief is road safety are reported to the
now on view in the King Committee.
to a farmer of Polbain,
r
Archiltibuie, Ross-shire, r a n into Edward the Seventh Gallery in
Other Road Safety Committees jrjnE Blind Talking Book Library
t h e sea the other day, a n d was t h e British Museum. It is inlaid
is a great boon to many
might
well
follow
this
example.
with gold, and came from the
presumed drowned.
thousands of people. Every book
Two days later t h e farmer West Indian island of S a n t a
on its lists is recorded, and a rfHE last surviving m a n who had
heard t h e story of t h e Battle
while walking along the shore Domingo. blind person merely has to put
was astonished to see a sheep
T h e stool must have belonged ' J ' H E wide scope of the Penguin on the record and listen—a more of Trafalgar at first-hand has
swimming strongly towards the to a n important chief, and would
books has been shown in an comfortable and swifter process died a t the age of 93.
land. He gave the call which he certainly have been offered as a
He was Mr Thomas Henry
t h a n reading Braille.
uses to round up his sheep and seat to any distinguished visitor. exhibition in London. All members of t h e family—Penguins,
Two recent additions to this Haswell, a retired schoolmaster
at once received a bleat in
It is conjectured t h a t during
Puffins,
Ptarmigans, library are Mr Churchill's war of Bridge Street, Shotton, near
answer. A minute or two later one of his exploratory voyages Pelicans,
His father, Mr J o h n
King Penguins—were on parade. books, The Gathering Storm and Chester.
the sheep landed at the farmer's Columbus may have sat on it.
Sales of these books have Their Finest Hour, which have Haswell, r a n away to sea, and
feet and, proved to be t h e missing
reached 150 million in 15 years, been recorded by Duncan Carse, served as a powder-monkey in the
ewe.
and the best-seller of all is The of Dick Barton fame.
Natur- Revenge at Trafalgar. He used
It must have made its way
Odyssey;
half-a-million- copies ally, there is a long waiting list to relate many incidents of the
across a mile and a quarter of
battle to his son.
for t h e discs.
have been sold.
sea to the small T a n e r a Island.
There it had probably rested, and Q N E of the most popular hymns
after grazing had swum back to
in the world, Jesu, Lover of
the mainland.
my Soul, was written by Charles npHE double-decker trains which
Wesley under a walnut tree in
have been tried on London's
t h e garden of t h e vicarage a t suburban services do not solve
Bexley. which
Kent
County the problem of city workers
Council have j u s t bought as a travelling packed like sardines, so
home for elderly folk.
T h e the Railway Executive have
>JHE
1950 George
Hogsflesh author often stayed a t the vicar- decided to introduce no more.
Trophy, awarded to t h e best age, and both he and his famous
A double-decker train of eight
junior athlete of the year, is to brother J o h n assisted the vicar,
coaches has seats for 1016 people
bo shared between brilliant D. J. Henry Piers, in his services.
compared with 772 in an ordinary
Johnson, A A A junior quartereight-coach train, but the passenmile champion, and Michael
;
gers take longer getting in and
Denley, t h e junior who surprised
out of double-deckers, because
everyone by winning t h e British
there is only one door to 22 seats,
senior javelin title.
while an ordinary coach h a s one
T N an effort to raise the standard to 10 or 12 seats.
,
of t h e nation's handwriting,
The Railway Executive plans
groups of teachers and officials to try to solve the rush-hour
from t h e Ministry of Education problem by using longer trains of
are attending courses in hand- ten instead of eight coaches. This
!"P"EW people would care to start writing as an art.
will mean lengthening the plat, ' a new and exacting life in
A number of them have taken forms at many suburban stations.
a strange country a t t h e age of one course under a script writer,
53.
But t h e prospect did not Mr Alfred Fairbank, the author
daunt Mrs Harriet Ladbury, who of t h a t excellent King Penguin,
recently received a telegram of A Book of Scripts, which with
congratulation from the King on beautiful illustrations, outlines
t h e history of handwriting.
her h u n d r e d t h birthday.
A FUND is to be raised to found
T h e Ministry of Education's
a memorial to t h e late Dr
It w-as in 1903 t h a t Mrs Ladbury went to Uganda with her aim is t o ' introduce into our Harold Moody, the first President
husband, the Revd H. B. Ladbury, schools an informal, easy, but of t h e League of : Coloured
who became secretary of the clear kind of handwriting based People, and a great w orker for
Christianity.
I n addition to a No need to ask nine-year-old Alan Compton who is his favourite
Church
Missionary
Society on classic models.
Uganda Mission. After 31 years
(The C N will shortly announce fine bronze bust of him, a prize footballer ! Here we see his famous father, Leslie Compton,
for
of devoted service t h e two re- details of a National Hand- fund is to be founded
tired to Naivasha in Kenya, and writing Competition, with prizes coloured students from the West Arsenal and England centre-half, showing Alan the international
cap he was awarded for the match against Wales.
Indies and Africa.
there they still reside.
for schools and pupils).
MAN-MADE LOCH
Coaching a hurdler
BLIND EWE'S SWIM SEAT OF COLUMBUS
LISTENING TO
. HISTORY
FATHER WAS AT
TRAFALGAR
PENGUIN PARADE
WRITTEN IN A
GARDEN
SARDINE SPECIAL
BEST JUNIOR
ATHLETES OF 1950
CAMPAIGN FOR
HANDWRITING
GALLANT LADY'S
CENTURY
REMEMBERING
DR MOODY
His hero!
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The Children's Newspaper, December 30, 1950
Searching the stratosphere for the
MYSTERIOUS
MESONS
4-- ^ ^ ; * # \ > 3
W4P'
FOLK DANCING
FESTIVAL
Q N E of the most exciting events
of the New Year takes place
on January 5 and 6, when the
English Folk Dance and Song
Society hold their annual Festival
at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Taking part will be a team of
Swedish dancers and possibly a
Jugoslav team. Rory O'Connor,
Dublin's champion step-dancer,
will also perform.
The English Folk Dance Society
was founded in 1911 by Cecil
Sharp to preserve the wonderful
old English. dances and to give as
many people as possible the joy
of taking part in them.
Search for song
Shape of transport to come
A
GIANT belt conveyor hundreds of miles long, and
encased in a steel tube supported 22 feet above ground, is
transport's latest idea for moving
freight traffic.
A prototype- of the new"rubber
railroad"
is
now
planned by a L'nited States
rubber corporation to carry iron
ore from Lake Erie ports to the
industrial areas of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The
project, known as the Riverlake
Conveyor Belt System, which it
is estimated will cost £50,000,000,
will involve a two-way conveyor
103 miles long, with feeder lines
to bring the total length to 130
miles.
The high cost of rail
transport of iron ore from lakeside to factory and coal traffic
in the reverse direction from
mines to lake steamers, is - expected to make the new project
an economic success.
The tube will be 18 feet wide
with a flattened top and bottom.
Inside, between the rubber conveyor belts running in each
direction, will be a catwalk from
which the- supporting rollers
and other equipment can be
serviced. Belts will be operated
by electric motors, and safety
Cecil Sharp was born in
London, in 1859. Always verykeen on .music, he decided to
make it his career.. He.became
principal of the Hampstead Conservatoire and taught music at
a preparatory school. His greatest
difficulty was in finding really
good songs for schoolboys and he
would comb the villages and
hamlets in search of songs still
being sung but not yet-written
down. In all he collected 1500
folk songs, a fine achievement.
Before long Cecil Sharp began
to apply the same industry to
V jj">*
dances and found a notation by
which they could be taken down. J)URING the war Peter Alun
Not content with collecting Sword
Jones, now a third year
Dances, Morris Dances, Country
student at Jesus
Dances, and so on, he learned the geography
Oxford, was evacuated
movements himself and was soon College,
from his native Moseley to
passing on his knowledge.
Tewkesbury, which stands at the
Cecil Sharp died in 1924 but confluence of the Severn and
his work was carried on by the the Avon.
Society he had founded and
During his stay at Tewkesbury
Douglas Kennedy was appointed Peter became a Sea Scout, and
Director in his place. In 1929, was soon familiar with both
These pictures show (top) the team
Cecil Sharp House was opened in rivers as he learnt the rudiments
checking a balloon's scientific instruRegent's Park Road, London, and of navigation in the canoe belongments which eventually descend by parais still the Society's headquarters. ing to the Tewkesbury Sea
chute; (centre) a balloon going up with
In 1932 the Society amalgamated Scouts.
its train of meson-seeking apparatus;
with the English Folk Song
and (bottom) two young scientists listenHis love for the rivers grew as
Society,-and soon festivals, holiing to radio signals sent out automatically
day courses, schools and country the years went by, and later on
by the ascending balloon.
dancing groups were being formed by yacht and motor-boat his
all
over the country. The good researches into the geographical
(~JOSMIC scientists are using bal- Earth's covering of air grows thin
features of these two beautiful
work
goes on!
loons at Bristol University to and particles called mesons,
rivers took him farther and
glean knowledge of atomic par- which are thought to come from
farther from Tewkesbury and
ticles in the stratosphere. The the Milky Way, have less chance
nearer to their sources—as far as
An
uphill
task
in
of
being
destroyed
by
colliding
balloons
carry
photographic
it was possible for him to naviplates for the particles to record with the atoms of the rarefied air.
gate. •
.
darkest
Mexico
The
mesons
are
believed
to
have
their tiny paths. The balloon
He was soon familiar with every
something
to
do
with
the
unT N Mexico a band of devoted twist and turn of both rivers,
material, Alkathene, is of hair
educationists are struggling their unusual features, the
thickness, yet stronger than known force which holds the
atom
nucleus
together.
The
exto bring enlightenment to some ancient monuments on the banks,
rubber.
amination
of
one
photographic
of the most backward people in
A balloon appears small and
size and shape of every
for traces of mesons takes the country. These teachers the
flabby when it first takes off, but aplate
bridge, the currents and eddies.
year.
belong to what are . called No detail escaped him, and the
it swells to a great size as it gains
altitude. The gas expands with
The' team are working under Cultural Missions, • and their chart he has now published is the
the
decreasing
atmospheric Professor C. F. PowelL a Nobel work is described in a Unesco
pressure.
prizewinner for cosmic research. pamphlet: The Mexican Cultural
Programme (Stationery
Some of the balloons have They intend to build a huge bal- Mission
Office,
2s
6d).
loon
which
will
ascend
to
22
already ascended 17 miles. There,
There
are
79 of these missions, 'J'HE high and increasing cost of
miles.
and at greater heights, the
some at work in areas so isolated
wool due to a variety of
that a visitor has to ride on a. causes, but chiefly to a world
mule for one or two days over demand, is causing the textile
mountain or jungle trails to reach industry to turn more and more
to the production of synthetic
HPHE most brilliant source of the most brilliant light yet seen them.
They teach the peasants how fibres. Hence the phenomenal
light ever known on earth on this planet.
to
fertilise
and
conserve
the
soil,
development first of rayon and
was recently inaugurated by the
In this it is similar to neon,
Carbide and Carbon Corporation another constituent of our atmo- select seed, introduce new crops', latferly of nylon for incorporacombat
pests,
improve
the
breedtion in wool and cotton products.
of America. It was a glass-like sphere which is relatively more
tube, no bigger than a pencil, and abundant than krypton. But the ing of domestic animals, to make
The latest natural product" to
bathrooms
and
furniture,
build
from it poured 3000 million well-known neon light only glows
be converted' to synthetic uses
roads,
bridges,
"and
drainage
candle-power.
with an orange colour, and passes
is petroleum, and in the not toodistant "future, with "the .internal
The light can be used for current at a much lower voltage systems.
From 1942 to 1948 they were combustion engine displaced by
lighthouses, for illuminating docks than krypton.
and harbours, for shipyards and
Experiments are continuing responsible for the- planting of atomic, energy,-, w e : . may find:
outdoor construction work, and with xenon, an even rarer gas 86,000 trees, the construction of petroleum figuring as the source
for lighting playing-fields after than krypton, present in our 3000 public buildings, 500 schools, of much of our clothing.
dark
atmosphere. It may prove to be 200 theatres, and the establishAlready petroleum occupies the
Krypton, a gas which is present even better than its companion ment of 700 literacy centres and place in chemical industry pre200 libraries.
viously occupied by coal tar, and
in the atmosphere to the extent gas.
An uphill task is that of the one of its more spectacular deThe action of the tube should
of only one part in a million, is
used in the tube. It is not burned not be confused with the popular 18 missions allotted to the rivatives is the new plastic fibre
in the ordinary way, but permits- fluorescent lighting, which de- Indians of Mexico, many of known as Terylene. • . Actually,
the passage of high-voltage elec- pends on a coating of fluorescent, whom are illiterate and deeply this is made from a substance
called Paraxylene, a quite rare
tricity, which sets it glowing with material on the walls of the tube. superstitious.
devices will be spaced alpng the
tube to give warning and automatically switch- off the current
should a break occur in the belt.
Belts of reinforced rubber will
be run in sections, the up and
down lengths at any given point
being part of the same belt.
Pulleys ingeniously arranged at"
the end of each section turn the
belt so that the material being ,
carried is spilled forward on to
the beginning of the next belt
section placed slightly below ib
The Riverlake Conveyor will;
carry a stream of goods at 600
feet per minute—about seven
miles an hour—and will deliver a
combined load of 8800 tons an
hour.
Such a scheme proposed f?r
this country would, without
question, meet with considerable
opposition from country-lovers.
The mammoth tube with its supporting legs would certainly not
enhance the rural scene, but
nevertheless the idea has many
advantages.
Bulk freight traffic could be
moved noiselessly, -without dust
or fear of spillage, and would
provide a round-the-clock method
of transport independent of
weather and outside conditions.
Sea Scout's chart of the rivers
most accurate survey ever made
of over sixty-five miles of Severn
and, Avon waters.
In its eight sections—five for
the Severn, two for the Gloucester
ship canal, and one for the Avon
—Mr Jones has selected appropriate signs and symbols to mark
things and places of interest—a
tankard for an inn, a haystack
for a farm, crossed oars to represent a rowing club, and so on.
The chart has been acknowledged by the Severn Motor
-Yacht Club as the most authentic
guide to their waterways, and
over 100 copies have been
accepted for the guidance of
members. . In future they will
have no qualms on how to navigate both rivers, for the heights
of bridges as well as the river,
banks are given, the depths and
shallows', lock widths with permitted draughts, and so on.
No wonder Mr Jones may
choose a barge for a home when
he settles down after his marriage
next year—either near Oxford if
he is -still there, or on the Cam,
if he moves to the other
University for a further course of
study.
CLOTHES FROM PETROLEUM
Brightest light in the world
chemical at one time, but now
produced from petroleum at a
few shillings a pound. •
-A huge new factory to produce Terylene is planned for
Wilton, Yorkshire, and the fibre
produced there synthetically will
be rapidly taken up by the?
Lancashire and Yorkshire textile industry. Already a pilot
plant near Fleetwood, is- producing 300 tons per year, and
the new .factory which will- be
• sited next the oil-cracking plant
of. Imperial Chemical Industries
will have a capacity of 5900 tons
a year of continuous filament
yarn and fibre.
Terylene is the only all-British
fully synthetic textile fibre.
Similar to nylon in many of its
properties, it is claimed to be
superior in its resistance to
• acids, and. is likely to be specially
adaptable, for industrial uses as.
well as for the clothing trade.
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The Children's
Newspaper,
December
30, 1950
Cinderella
in an Enchanting
CARIOON Cinderella is making
her bow to British audiences in the new Walt
Disney picture at the Prince of
Wales Theatre, London.
Six years' work has gone into
this production, from which the
pictures on this page are taken.
Although it consists entirely of
cartoons, Disney first had a film
of Cinderella made with actors
and actresses, simply to enable
his team of artists to study their
actions and facial expressions for
the drawings. A 19-year-old actress
ran up and down stairs, worked
at household chores, went to the.
Ball in the glass slippers, and so
on, to make a black-and-white
film which was only to serve as
• % •
Cinders does all the housework .
4
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*
New Dress
a model for the cartoon film,
which is in Technicolor.
'JpuE story is taken from a 200
year-old version of Cinderella by the French writer, Charles
Perrault. But Disney has introduced a delightful character
named Gus-Gus, a valiant though
clownish mouse, who wiih the
hole-in-the-wall band of m>ce arj
Cinderella's friends.
Their enemy is Lucifer the cat,
a diabolical character, who is
Cinderella's enemy too. Wh?n
Cinderella is locked up to prev ent
her • trying on the slipper, the
mice defy Lucifer to release her.
The songs in the film are likely
to become great favourites.
for her Stepmother and Stepsisters
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The Fairy Godmother sings a magic song and turns a pumpkin into a coach to take Cinderella to the Ball at the Royal Palace
Cinderella wins the heart of Prince Charming, but hastily takes leave of him just before midnight
The glass slipper is h;Z as the clock strikes twelve
But it does not ft the ugly sister
and they lived happily ever
afterwards
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December 30, 19 SO
Ihs CbiUrcii
Blwyddyn Newydd
Dda i chwi
TN the rural areas of Wales New
Year's Day is a n occasion
for boys a n d girls to r e m e m b e r .
I t is the d a y of Canu Calan w h e n
the young people go from door
to door, wishing their neighbours
" a h a p p y a n d prosperous New
Year."
Competition is keen amongst
t h e boys to be the first with
their wishes a t certain houses,
a n d t h e midnight callers are
often - rewarded with gifts of
money.
' JuSt as in Scotland, dark
boys are more welcome t h a n the
fair, because of a n old Celtic
superstition t h a t it is lucky for
a dark male to be t h e first to
cross the threshold.
On the stroke of midnight on
New Year's Eve, a n d to t h e
accompaniment of church bells
a n d hooter, t h e old Welsh wish
is repeated in m a n y voices a n d
with many variations, in Welsh
to a Welsh householder,
in
English to a n English family:
Blwyddyn Newydtl Dda i chwi—
A Happy New Year.
Old paintings
and n e w
In the picture above artists are
seen restoring part of a great picture
by the 17th-century Flemish painter,
Peter Paul Rubens. They are w o r k ing on these huge panels in the
Orangery in Kensington Gardens,
where they were stored for safety
during the war.
Rubens was a diplomatist as well
as a painter, and he painted these
panels while he was in London, f r o m
1629 t o 1634, arranging for peace
negotiations between Britain and
Spain. They were for the ceiling of
the Banqueting Hall in W h i t e h a l l .
The picture on the right shows
Mr R. Goldsmith putting the finishing
touches t o a mural in a children's
play-room in the Queen Mary.
Scotsmen in
American history
The schoolboy's exhibition
J^
FASCINATING feature of next
week's National Schoolboy's
Own Exhibition is a Model T a n k
Racing Track, run by t h e War
Office, on which boys can take
p a r t in manoeuvring tanks a n d
using mine detectors.
T h e Exhibition is open from
J a n u a r y 1 to 13 a t the Horticultural Hall, Westminster, London. I t is expected t h a t about
100,000 boys a n d girls will visit
it, for girls too, in increasing
numbers, h a v e been discovering
t h e fascination of this g r a n d
holiday show.
We shall, of course, see t h a t
hard-wearing favourite, the electricajly operated model railway
with its station, goods depot,
signal boxes, a n d all other
appropriate equipment.
I n the Daily Mail Sports Arena
this year members of t h e Tottenh a m Hotspur team will make a
personal appearance, as well as
celebrities in other branches of
sport, who will doubtless provide
a harvest of autographs.
An experimental rocket projector, 20 feet long a n d 17 inches
in diameter, o r i e ^ f the biggest
ever produced, wilL dominate the
Ministry of Supply's stand, where
visitors will also see m e t a l wither
like wax in a lighted candle under
the 35-ton. force of t h e tensile
testing machine.
At the National F a r m e r s ' Union
section will be calves a n d a sow
a n d litter, a n d a t t h e Pets'
Advisory Corner free advice will
be given about, dogs, cats, birds,
and aquarium fish.
An interesting exhibit is to be
a model of the Regal Theatre,
Norwood, m a d e by 30 children
between nine a n d 15 years of age.
' There are also to be a photographic section; a n example of
a perfect schoolboy's library—
shown by t h e Publishers' Association; a section giving advice on
careers a n d another on emigration; a vision of schoolrooms of
t h e future with all t h e latest
gadgets; a rifle range; puppet
show; films; a n d Kentucky Derby
where unlimited ice-creams can
be won.
I t all sounds like a definite date
for lucky young Londoners!
HOW TO GET A CYCLE SHED
JJECAUSE the cost of providing
cycle sheds is prohibitive,
senior boys of Catshill County
Modern School, ne:ir Bromsgrove,
are themselves building extensions to the existing shed.
/
T h e headmaster proposed t h a t
the boys should undertake the,
work during Social Study lessons.
Elementary m a t h e m a t i c s
and
building geometry were t h e n
Studied, in conjunction with t h e
scheme, a n d on t h e arrival of
materials t h e practical side of
bricklaying began. With concrete
pillars in position, crossbeams
measured with great accuracy,
m o r t a r mixed according to plan,
t h e building h a s made , rapid
progress.
The work h a s been supervised
by a teacher with a first-class
knowledge of the indispensable
craft:of building.
.' j
T N Scottish Contributions
to the
Making of America, a booklet
just published by the United
S t a t e s information Service, some
interesting details are given about
Scotsmen who exercised a strong
influence on t h e growth a n d
history of the United States.
Most people will learn with
surprise t h a t of the 31 American
Presidents who followed George
Washington, ten were of Scottish
or Ulster-Scottish descent, while
of t h e 56 signatories to t h e
American Declaration of Independence in July 1776 nine
claimed to be either Scottish born
or of Scottish descent.
Other famous Americans claiming Scottish ancestry include
T h o m a s Jefferson, a u t h o r of t h a t
famous Declaration (who traced
his ancestry back to Robert the
Bruce), J o h n P a u l Jones, the
most celebrated naval commander
in American history, the son of
a Kircudbrightshire
gardener,
a n d Washington Irving, whose
father was a farmer in the
Orkneys.
GOOD CUCKOO'S
SAD END
A
POSTMAN was walking along
t h e seashore a t t h e end of
t h e Mull of Kintyre recently
when h e saw a strange-looking
bird—dead.
Nobody in the village of Southend knew w h a t it
was, a n d it was later identified
by a n expert in Glasgow as a
black-billed cuckoo, whose home
is in North. America.
Only the third of its kind ever
known to land in Britain, it
must have been caught
by
westerly gales a n d blown 3000
miles off its course.
I t deserved a b e t t e r fate, for
t h i s American cuckoo is morally
superior to our. lazy European
one, building its own nest a n d
really trying to care for its own
young. But its nest is a poor
flimsy
affair, the eggs often
visible from below, a n d it is a
wonder t h a t m a n y of the young
grow up.
I t is notable for
cuckoo-ing before bad weather
a n d t h u s is sometimes called the
I • rain-crow.
,•
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TUDOR GRACE
WELCOME, 1951
%W/"E have come to the last pages
**
of the book of 1 9 5 0 , and
within a few hours the book will
be closed. W h a t h a s been written
cannot be erased ; but w h a t we
can all do is to endeavour to m a k e
our contributions to the n e w
book of 1951 worthy of all t h a t
is best in ourselves. .
To all our readers, everywhere,
we send our sincere wishes for a
Happy New Year !
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FREEDOM OF THE BOOKS
CEVENTEEN
nations
have
signed a n a g r e e m e n t
to
allow books t o m o v e w i t h o u t
h i n d r a n c e across their frontiers.
This sane a n d sensible plan
is long overdue. Some countries
t a x books, others s t o p certain
k i n d s of books from circulating,
a n d m a n y h a v e licences t o b e
sought for t h e m o v e m e n t of
books. R e g u l a t i o n s t h e r e m u s t
be in i n t e r n a t i o n a l relationships,
b u t books a t least should be
able t o go freely into a n o t h e r
country.
A book is not a c o m m o d i t y ;
it is p a r t of t h e m a n or woman
who wrote it, a n d it often cont a i n s ideas which e v e r y b o d y
else should be able t o share. So
l e t t h e books h a v e free p l a y a n d
unrestricted circulation.
RESOLUTIONS FOR THE
ROAD
A s 1951 is R o a d Courtesy Year,
t h e public are asked t o
m a k e a n d t o keep
at
least
one New Y e a r Resolution : " I
resolve t o b e courteous a n d show
consideration a t all t i m e s t o
other road u s e r s . "
Y o u n g road users will also
strive t o keep such Resolutions a s :
Always t o see a n d b e seen
before crossing t h e r o a d .
Regularly t o practise k e r b drill.
N e v e r t o become reckless owing t o being late for school.
Never to play round stationary
vehicles.
Always t o check bicycle b r a k e s
before s t a r t i n g on a ride.
M O T H E R ' S 14-HOUR
T-Jis. c o n s t a n t encouragement of
a r t w a s a redeeming t r a i t of
H e n r y t h e E i g h t h . H e was a
loyal p a t r o n of H a n s Holbein
whom Erasmus sent to England
with a l e t t e r of introduction t o
Sir T h o m a s More. Holbein, who
was still recorded as a " stranger'
when he died in L o n d o n in 1543,
revealed for p o s t e r i t y t h e grace
a n d dfgnity of H e n r y t h e Eighth
a n d his subjects,
T h e story r u n s t h a t , defending
his c o u r t p a i n t e r a g a i n s t a
vindictive nobleman, H e n r y declared " R e m e m b e r , I can, whenever I please, create seven lord:of seven ploughmen, b u t i
c a n n o t m a k e one Holbein o;
seven l o r d s . " T h e t y r a n t king
m u s t h a v e h a d a g r e a t sense o4
h u m o u r t o p e r m i t Holbein tc
p a i n t him so faithfullj'.
These p o r t r a i t s , a n d scores o.'
o t h e r s depicting t h e exquisite
Edward VI, by Holbein
calm a n d serious character of ou
T u d o r ancestors, deserve o u .
careful
study at
Burlington:
H o u s e in t h e W i n t e r Exhibition.'
of t h e Royal A c a d e m y .
—••—
Each i n d u e season
T I F E ' S . c o u r s e is fixed. N a t u r t
h a s b u t one, one simple
p a t h a n d t h a t p a t h is r u n b u t
once. T o every p a r t of life it
given t h a t which is fitting •
a n d t h u s t h e weakness of tin
little child, t h e u n t a m e d couragt
of t h e y o u n g m a n , t h e seriousness of middle life, a n d t h e
m a t u r i t y of old age all bearsome of N a t u r e ' s fruit, w h i c h
m u s t b e garnered in its o w n
season.
Cicero
Under the 1
PETER PUCK
WANTS TO
KNOW
DAY
" ] V T O T H E R S w i t h y o u n g children h a v e six jobs ; as
cooks,
housekeepers,
sewing
maids, laundresses, nurses, a n d
h o u s e m a i d s , " recently said Mrs
Douglas J a y , Vice-Chairman of
t h e L C C E d u c a t i o n Committee,
speaking o n t h e s h o r t a g e of
n u r s e r y schools.
She c o n t i n u e d t h a t t h e m o t h e r s
h a v e t o d o t h e i r jobs " for more
t h a n 14 hours a d a y , seven d a y s
a week. Provision for leisure a n d
r e l a x a t i o n is essential, a n d t h e
c o m m u n i t y m u s t help t o m a k e it.
" O n e w a y , " she advised, " i s
to~ provide play-rooms a t ' w h i c h
small children can be left in good
h a n d s for t w o or t h r e e h o u r s on
one afternoon a week.
Staffing
could b e on a very economical
basis, p r o v i d e d t h e r e was some
form of skilled supervision."....
If upright people are
always downright
welcome
]\JOTOR-CYCLISTS
should make
sure they are covered by insurance policies. Although they still
.need mackintoshes when it rains. .<
T-JLACK Looks Smart, says a fashif
article. But who wants black look
Q
A
MAN is trying to sell a spri.
mattress.
Perhaps it 'v. ill do j
the tulip bed.
•
p A R E N T S with young families shonot live in a top flat. I t
difficult to bring up their children.
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December
Newspaper
UNITED
STATES
united
1950
Great days In Glasgow
Leading them a dance
THINGS SAID
A
30
in
spirit, a w a r e of its task, a n d
determined t o d o it, is t h e
strongest force on e a r t h .
General Eisenhower
T DO n o t believe t h a t there exists
in Great Britain a n y b e t t e r
court of i n q u i r y t h a n t h e House
of Commons.
' Mr Bevan
D E L I G I O N . . . b y u n i t i n g all in
a fraternal bond, is t h e sole
a n d sure foundation of law a n d
of h u m a n society, a n d of t h e
happiness possible of a t t a i n m e n t
on this e a r t h .
The Pope
TF y o u c a n control t h e w e a t h e r
you c a n control t h e activities
of m a n k i n d .
Dr Irving
Langmuir
MY H A T !
W 7 I I E N M o t h e r or Sister conies
in sporting t h e latest eccentricity in h a t s , t h e h u m b l e males
of t h e family usually agree t h a t
it is very becoming, t h o u g h
privately wondering h o w a n y o n e
could choose t o b e seen in it.
B u t indulgent b r o t h e r s would
surely find it difficult t o b e
tactful a b o u t t h e h a t s worn b y
a film actress in a forthcoming
Columbia picture. One h a t resembles flying saucers, a n d a n other is . sprinkled with real
butterflies, s p r a y e d with t r a n s p a r e n t plastic t o preserve their
shape a n d colour !
If t h e idea proves popular,
lads, w a t c h y o u r collections of
butterflies !
Old sayings of the
New Year
QN
New Y e a r ' s D a y t h e d a y light lengthens as far as a
cock's crow carries.
""THE first three d a y s of J a n u a r y
rule
t h e coming
three
months.
A G A R D E N E R ' S work is never
^
a t a n e n d . I t begins w i t h
t h e year a n d continues t o t h e
next.
TF t h e grass grow in J a n i v e e r
I t grows t h e worse for it all
t h e year.
'ditor's Table
'TO do a job well put your heart
in it. But not your foot.
E
j^JOST children enjoy making
things. And making believe.
•
j^
GIRL is said to have the same
twinkling eyes as her mother.
They must take it in turn to use them.
a
^ N American lady wears spectacles
studded with diamonds. Gives
you a stony look.
V O U N G people in C o m m u n i s t
H u n g a r y h a v e been warned
against " capitalist " dances, a n d
also against t h e other extreme, of
dancing in overalls a n d carrying
a hammer.
H o w e v e r " left "
t h e y m a y be, their h a m m e r s a n d
sickles m u s t be left in t h e cloakroom, it seems.
Clumsy y o u n g
Hungarians
who t r e a d on their p a r t n e r s '
toes m u s t feel relieved t h a t t h e
girls a r e deprived of this drastic'
form of retaliation.
T h e conga a n d hokey cokey
are condemned a s " tools of
aggression let loose b y t h e bosses
of America against h u m a n cult u r e a n d progress."
Young
Hungarians
may
dance t h e waltz a n d polka, which
are " t r a d i t i o n a l a n d democ r a t i c , " b u t t h e d a y s of t h e
t a n g o a n d foxtrot a r e n u m b e r e d ,
for t h e y a r e " reflections of
capitalist decline."
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FOOTBALL OF THE
FUTURE
A
H U G E crowd a t Bangalore,
South
India,
recently
w a t c h e d - a complete football
t e a m d r o p b y p a r a c h u t e from a
plane on t h e Olympic s t a d i u m
ground.
There is n o m e n t i o n
of their having w i t h t h e m a
football o n a p a r a c h u t e for a
k i c k a b o u t before t h e y landed,
b u t t h a t n o d o u b t .will come in
time.
T h e idea suggests m a n y w a y s
of brightening u p soccer. W h e n
a t e a m a r e doing badly, for
instance, t h e y m i g h t get a helicopter t o hover over t h e pitch
and
lasso t h a t
troublesome
winger;
even Stanley
Matthews, fast a s he is, could h a r d l y
cope with such a defence, a n d
t h e r e is n o t h i n g in t h e rules
against i t ! Referees, t o o , m i g h t
find a helicoper useful a t times !
Green fields of England
(^REEN
fields
of E n g l a n d !
wheresoe'er
Across this w a t e r y w a s t e we fare,
Gone image a t o u r h e a r t s we
bear,
Green fields of E n g l a n d , everwhere.
Sweet eyes in E n g l a n d , I m u s t
flee
P a s t where t h e w a v e s ' last confines be,
E r e y o u r loved smile I cease t o
see,
Sweet eyes in E n g l a n d , dear t o
me.
Dear h o m e in E n g l a n d , safe a n d
fast
If b u t in thee m y lot lie cast,
The past^ shall seem a n o t h i n g
past
To thee, dear home, if won a t
last;
Dear home in E n g l a n d , w o n a t
last.
Arthur Hugh Clough
(We regret t h a t a n e x t r a c t
from a poem in a recent C N ,
u n d e r t h e heading The Evidence,
was wrongly a t t r i b u t e d t o A. H .
Clough; it was from T e n n y s o n ' s
Higher
Pantheism)
'J'HE hair of dachshunds does not
ild
come off on their owners' clothis ing, we• are told. Only on their
owners' friends' clothing?
JUST AN IDEA
As Einstein has written : Only
a life lived for others is a life
worth while.
"J^EXT week the young m e n . and women of world-famous
~
Glasgow University will be boisterously celebrating the
500th birthday of this great seat of learning.
Tiny T V
One of the smallest T V sets must
be the one made by 17-year-old
Lawrence W h i t e of Worcester Park,
Surrey, from odd scraps of equipment. The screen is I J inches by
IJ inches, and the whole set is only
eight inches high.
Signs of old t i m e s
TILLAGES in t h e Whitby district
of Yorkshire have acquired
a new type of n a m e sign.
W h e n hundreds of acres o f
h e a t h e r on Egton High Moor
were destroyed by fire some time
ago, glacial deposits of, boulders
of very h a r d sandstone were
revealed. Some weighed as much
as two tons.
The North Riding. Council h a s
recently placed two of these a t
the entrance to certain villages,
a large one for t h e foundation
and a smaller one cemented o n
top.
This upper boulder is
dressed to provide a smooth surface a n d t h e village n a m e sign
is fixed on this.
This is a good example of t h e
use of local materials to,preserve
local character, a n d to blend
harmoniously with surroundings
—though,
of
course,
these
boulders were brought to Yorkshire by a glacier from a far
country during a n Ice Age.
13-MINUTE AIR
SERVICE
^ H E proud boast t h a t Brazil
now h a s t h e second largest
volume of a i r traffic in t h e world,
and t h a t more people travel by
air t h a n in any other country
-except U S A , is made by t h e
Brazilian Air Ministry.
Between Brazil's two chief
cities, Rio de Janeiro a n d Sao
Paulo, aeroplanes leave every
thirteen minutes.
One reason
for Brazil's airmindedness is
t h a t so m u c h of the country is
still without roads a n d railways.
But this deficiency is rapidly
being m a d e u p . Brazil is building big new highways, a n d one
of t h e most important of these
is to be opened for traffic next
year.
T h e new concrete road will be
about 200 miles long, a n d will
have Cyprus trees planted along
its entire length to protect
motorists from t h e glare of t h e
sun. T h e highway will link a
number of towns with t h e capital.
The celebrations will ;be from January 4 to 9, and on Saturday
a great procession will start when relays o f runners have brought
a ' ' Torch of Learning ' ' from Bedrule, birthplace o f the University's
founder, to light the torches of the assembled students.
I t was Bishop Turnbull who, in
ana, - those from north of t h e
1451, lit a torch of-learning in
Forth; t h e Rothseiana, those
what was t h e n Scotland's, wild
from Renfrew, Bute, a n d Ayr;
west—it will probably still be a
and Loudoniana, all t h e others.
bit wild next week! He obtained
; Among t h e University's famous
from one of t h e most learned of
sons was Adam Smith, t h e great
the Popes, Nicholas the. Fifth, a
economist a n d philosopher a n d
Bull for t h e foundation of t h e
author of the Wealth of Nations.
university.
After being_ a student h e was a
professor th'ere from 1751 to 1763,
At first t h e new seat of learning
when his teaching influenced
beside t h e Clyde h a d n o R m e
thought in Europe a n d America.
of its own. Classes began in t h e
crypt of t h e cathedral; next t h e
Another great son was Lord
small group of studious Scots
Kelvin (William Thomson), t h e
moved to t h e steep street called
famous 19th-century scientist. He
Rottenrow.
I n 1460 they were
matriculated a t t h e remarkable
given some buildings a n d four
age of ten, became a professor a t
acres of land in High Street by
t h e University when h e was only
the first Lord Hamilton, a n d later
22, in 1846, a n d remained there
Queen Mary gave" t h e m another
teaching for 53 years. He made
13 acres.
many discoveries in electricity,
his work leading to t h e success
James Watt, employee
of t h e first Atlantic cable.
Here generations of young
A friend of J a m e s Watt, t h e
seekers of culture studied, little
steam-engine m a n , was Joseph
dreaming t h a t one day, a long
Black, t h e discoverer of latent
way ahead, a young m a n emheat, who was lecturer in chemisployed by t h e University, J a m e s
try a t t h e University.
Another
Watt, tinkering there with a
famous teacher was Lord Lister,
model steam engine, would make
the discoverer of t h e use of antia discovery leading to a new form
septics i n surgery.
of transport, railways, a n d t h a t
T h e fame of Glasgow Unia railway would buy their quiet
versity mounts with prominent
home of learning a n d t u r n it into
men of our own times, a n d next
a goods station. Shunting engines
week its robust students will
were to puff a n d whistle where
certainly have something to shout
Sir W a l t e r Scott imagined t h e
about. At a further, main official,
duel in Rob Roy between Francis
celebration next June, it is hoped
and Rashleigh Osbaldistone.
the King a n d Queen will be
present.
J a m e s W a t t made his discovery
of t h e principle of t h e separate
condenser while h e was repairing
a model of Thomas Newcomen's
steam engine in 1764—a significant pointer to t h e future world
T J I U T I S H RAILWAYS h a v e closed
fame of t h e University's engineerdown t h e 14-mile Sheppey
ing faculty. T h e University still
l i g h t Railway i n K e n t after 50
possesses the model steam engine.
years' service, because it n o
The old buildings were sold,
longer pays its way.
however, t h a t a larger home
Among t h e passengers on t h e
might arise, a n d in 1868 t h e
last jourfley of the three-coach
foundation stone was laid of t h e
"Leysdown F l i e r " (as t h e train
present
magnificent
buildings
was affectionately known) was
standing o n a hill overlooking t h e
Mr Walter Buddie, who drove
Kelvin river a n d t h e cranes of
the first t r a i n along t h e track,
the Clyde.
and h e was accompanied by
. Glasgow is a non-residential
several top-hatted "mourners."
university, its 7000 students living
The railway line will be missed
in hostels or lodgings c r their
by t h e islanders of Sheppey, a n d
own homes. They elect their
particularly by the children who
Lord Rector, being divided for
live near its eight level crossthis purpose into four "Nationes":
ings, a n d used to open a n d shut
t h e Natio Glottiana, those born
the gates eight times a day.
in Lanarkshire; t h e Transforth-
FAREWELL TO A
RAILWAY
OUR HOMELAND
Ruins of t h e medieval castle a t
Farjeigh H u n g e r f o r d , Somerset
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The Children's
World sportsmen
in New Zealand
In the early part
of the
19th century
in
Western
Virginia
men boring
for
salt discovered
petroleum
mixed with the brine. For
many years the oil
was
used solely as a
iinimer.t
idicine.
~°
M
ANY of the world's bestknown sportsmen and
women are spending Christmas
week in New Zealand, competing
in the Canterbury Centennial
celebrations at Christchurch.
The Games opened on Boxing
Day at English Park with the
first of the cycling events, and
the athletics programme opened
the following day in Lancaster
Park, one of the loveliest sports
grounds in the world.
The athletics events should
produce some very fast times
and perhaps set up new~records,
for included in the list of competitors are McDonald Bailey,
Herb McKenley, and Arthur
Wint, those fleet-footed West
Indian sprinters; our own Roger
Bannister; and Continental stars
Gaston Reiff (Belgium), Willy
Slijkhuis (Holland), V. Heino,
the Finnish record-breaker, as
well as leading Australian and
American track and field men.
Before leaving London the
British contingent received from
the New Zealand High Commissioner a stone from St Paul's
Cathedral which is to be built
into Christchurch Cathedral.
. Wint, McDonald Bailey, and
Bannister, who are returning in
the New Year via the United
States, will break the journey
to appear at meetings at New
York, Philadelphia, and Boston.
Pion QGYS
•
41. EDWIN L. DRAKE,
<©
win firs[ " struck oil"
Drake arrived
at
Titusvitle,
Pennsylvania,
in 1858. But owing to the
shortage of tools it was
not until
the
following
year that drilling
was
actually
begun. Then the
company s money became
Drake determined
that the
work should go on, and he
borrowed
the
necessary
money. Drilling about three
feet a day, he
finally
"struck oil" on August
28
1859. It was the birth of
the huge American
oil
i"= ^—vindustry.
lav*'
In 1846it was
discovered
that petroleum
furnished
excellent oil for
burhing;
and in 1856 a
company
was formed
to
extract
the petroleum
from
the
Earth. "Colonel" Edwin L
Drake, as he liked to be
called, was
appointed
Super in tend en t.
^ , ^ r
.-.-.-^^e».
THE REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENTS OF LORD ARMSTRONG
A N old, forgotten film of great
historic interest was .found
in Holland recently when an
attic was being cleared. It was
made in 1899 and contains short
scenes taken during the visit to
Europe of Paul Kruger, the last
President of the Transvaal Republic.
The film, which also shows
scenes from the Coronation of
Queen Wilhelmina of Holland,
has been sent to South Africa,
there to be treasured as one of
the most valuable "of all" films in
the Union. With a running
commentary in both English and
Afrikaans, it is being shown to
audiences under the title of Out
of'the Distant Past.
December
30,
1950
Jobs for young
Londoners
ANY London boys leaving
M
school are keen to go into
the printing and the building
industries, into woodworking
occupations, and, of course, into
engineering of all kinds. Few of
them at 15 want to go into
offices, but London girls, on the
other hand, show a great liking
for office work.
These preferences are revealed
in the first annual report of the
L C C Youth Employment Service.
Some boys are quite certain
what they want to be. One lad
insisted on being a van boy. His
school report showed he was
good at technical drawing, and
he was persuaded to enter an
engineering drawing office; but
his employer reported, "he wants
to be a van boy, and won't stay,"
so a jolly van boy he became.
Another lad's hobby was birdwatching, and he was found a job
in the aviaries at the Zoo.
There is plenty of scope for
trie young Londoner; there is no
industry in the country, except
mining and farming, in which
employment cannot be found
within the County of London; 44
boys were sent te farms outside
London.
The Service arranges for interviews with school leavers, for
visits by groups of them tc
various industrial establishments,
for talks about jobs, and for
advising parents. The Youth
Employment Service itself is
doing a grand job.
GEORGE ARMSTRONG,
hydrostatics, and. by writing and rifle musket to the proportions of
first Baron Armstrong of speech, and an actual model, a' field-gun, substituting leaden
Cragslde., who died on Decem- showed how effective a hydraulic projectiles for balls of cast iron.
ber 27 just half a century ago, crane could be made.
He gave three years to the work
was one of the great English
Armstrong's crane was adopted and spent a thousand pounds on
pioneers of the 19th century; at Liverpool, and ultimately at all it, only to have liis piece deindeed, he typified that century the great docks of our own land scribed by Army officers as a popof invention and industrial and others. It was the parent of gun.
all the multifarious forms of
development.
He enlarged the bore, and was
He was born at Pleasant Row, hydraulic machinery which are bidden make an experimental
Shieldfield, Newcastle, on Novem- now found indispensable in every 18-pounder! After vexatious delays
ber 26, 1810, the son of a clerk branch of industry where heavy and quibbles, a special comwho became a corn merchant. weights have to be handled and mittee was appointed, which
Though betraying a strong bent great pressure exerted; and it led finally reported, after "exhaustive
for mechanics, he was articled to to the foundation, in 1847, of the trials, that the Armstrong gun
a solicitor, whose partner he world-famous engineering works was fifty-seven times as accurate
eventually became, and practised at Elswick-on-Tyne.
as the Service weapon then in use.
law for 13 years. But his career
The gun-making side of Lord Armstrong presented the valuable
as an inventor really began when Armstrong's business was the out- patent rights to the nation, and
he was still a child; from a very come of his studies of the was appointed Engineer of Rifled
early age he delighted in making ineffective fire of our artillery in Ordnance.
working models of machines.
the Crimean War. The rifling of
Afterwards the building' of
NORWICH ART
As a young man he was a keen small-arms having effected a warships occupied Armstrong's
angler, and it was while he was great improvement, why, he asked attention, together with the manuCENTRE
fishing one day that the idea himself, should not the principle facture of steel and machinery.
first came to him of using water be applied with equal success to Among other inventions standing 'J'HE Assembly House in Norwich,
power to work machinery. He cannon? He tried to enlarge a to the credit of this remarkable
built in 1745, has been restored
was watching a mill-wheel at
man was the hydro-electric and re-opened as an arts centre.
work below a waterfall and noted
machine, which has since, in a In an exhibition room it is
that only some twenty feet of the
variety of forms, proved a power- planned to show the work of
Water
by
water
fall of about a hundred were
ful means for producing frictional young painters as well as estabutilised, all the rest being un- J^OR the second year in succes- electricity. This invention, per- lished ones. Pour rooms will be
productive.
sion Gibraltar has had to im- fected when he was only thirty available as meeting rooms for
Armstrong conceived the notion port water by water. The vast years of age, brought him mem- societies and a cinema.
that if the whole rill were con- reservoirs in the solid rock have bership of the Royal Society. •
The house was built by Thomas
veyed by pipe, and caused to act run low, and a Norwegian tanker
Lord Armstrong died, full of Ivory, described in contemporary,
by pressure at its base, all the took about three million gallons honours, at Cragside, Rothbury, records as "a publick spirited
power could be utilised. The idea
on December 27, 1900, and was man, with great activity of mind
germinated in his brain for some of water from Amsterdam. Last buried four days later, on the and resolution, and great knowyear
six
million
gallons
were
imtime, during which he closely
very last day of the century he ledge in his business as a masterapplied himself to the study of ported in three new tankers.
had so adorned.
builder."
"^yiLLiAM
PRESIDENT
KRUGER FILM
Newspaper,
KIDNAPPED—R.
For t w o days and a night David was alone on the
uninhabited islet of Earraid, w i t h only winkles
and limpets to eat, which often made him sick.
On the t h i r d morning he rejoiced t o see a small
sailing boat passing the islet. He waved and
shouted to the t w o men in it, who came so near
that he could see the colour of their hair. But
to his h o r r o r and amazement, they only laughed
at his entreaties and sailed on.
L. Stevenson's Great Romance of Jacobite Scotland
David could not help weeping bitterly.
The
next day the same boat returned w i t h three
men. The third man shouted to David in
Gaelic and English and laughed at the same
t i m e . David realised that he was saying,
" The tide is o u t , " and it dawned on him that
all the time he had been on the islet he could,
at lov/ tide, have walked across the narrow
channel that divides Earraid from Mull !
He dashed to the place where, at high tide,
he had seen the channel was narrow.
Now
there was only a trickle of water, and he waded
across. A t a cottage he was told that his shipmates had escaped from the brig, and one had
left a message that if " the lad w i t h the silver
button " came along he was to go via Torosay to
hisfriend'sdistrict. David knew the message was
from Alan, who had given him a silver button.
Will David- lose what little money he has?ik See next week's thrilling
The cottager gave David a meal, and took
him in for the night. The next night he
stayed w i t h a crafty-looking man who agreed
to guide him t o Torosay for five shillings.
But, next day, they had not gone far when
the rogue asked for another t w o shillings
from David's small store of money.
Later,
he asked for tv/o shillings more.
David
raised his fist, but the cheat drew a knife.
instalment
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Hbe Silver
(Bentleman
' J ' H E messenger from Madrid
came riding into London on
a hired grey mare. To Martin
h e looked like any other foreign
merchant. But r,he Silver Gent l e m a n h a d received exact information, it seemed, and never
hesitated for a moment.
He turned very casually and
strolled after t h e horseman. The
crowd m a d e it impossible to ride
faster t h a n to walk, and it was
simple to keep a horseman in
sight, bobbing above the heads
of the foot passengers.
Martin waited. a few seconds,
as they h a d agreed, a n d then
"There is, as you know," said pushed his way after the Silver
t h e Silver Gentleman, "a whole Gentleman.
They cleared the
colony of English exiles in bridge and passed on towards St
Madrid, hoping t h a t some day Paul's, t h e n left, downhill a n d
Spain will conquer England and ever t h e Fleet ditch, till they
came almost to the Temple.
place them in power over us."
M a r t i n uttered a n impatient M a r t i n caught u p with t h e Silver
Gentleman outside a n inn called
sound of disgust.
He passed on
" I have certain information. the Blue Falcon.
A messenger is on his way to without a sign of recognition,
London from
Madrid—he is then turned back.
This time the Silver Gentlecoming, of course, by a round-'
m a n took off his signet ring a n d
about way, disguised as a Flemish
very deliberately put it back on
merchant."
his finger. Martin knew what
"Yes.
W h a t about him?"
t h a t meant—their quarry had,
"He will have messages for the for t h e time being, gone to
b a n d of traitors in London. Sup- earth.
pose he were followed—carefully,
so t h a t h e h a d no knowledge npnEY kept t h e inn under close
observation until nightfall.
of it
"
"He might lead us straight t o I t was a boring business, thought
Suppose the Madrid
t h e person we are trying to Martin.
messenger went to bed and did
identify!"
"Exactly." T h e Silver Gentle- not emerge again until t h e next
m a n inclined his head. "But it day?
is n o easy m a t t e r to shadow a
The Silver Gentleman, howm a n without his, knowledge, even ever, h a d no mind to waste time
if one changes one's disguise in
He h a d a way
t h e middle of t h e proceedings. in guesswork.
And—while one is making such with inn servants, and coins in
alterations—it is regrettably easy his purse to loosen their tongues.
He came out of the yard and
to lose t h e scent completely."
signalled Martin to join him in
" I t would be better with t w o ! "
a
dark
doorway fifty paces
exclaimed
Martin
excitedly.
"Two people can relieve each along t h e street.
other—they can separate and
"He h a s sent out for a barber
watch two sides of a build- and a perfumer," he whispered.
ing
"
" T h a t means only one thing—
T h e Silver G e n t l e m a n laughed there is a great laying out of
softly.
"I felt sure t h e plan clean hose and ruffs. T h e m a i d
would appeal to you.
Our says she h a s never seen a
Flemish friend will be landing Flemish merchant so s m a r t ! He
in K e n t tonight, and I fancy we h a s some outlandish cloak to
shall get a view of - him on
"
London Bridge some t i m e to- cover him, and a mask
"A mask?" echoed
Martin.
morrow."
"Then I know where he is going
—to t h e P a l a c e ! T h e r e is a
J^JARTIN learnt now—as he h a d
masked ball tonight."
long ago suspected t h a t t h e
T h e Silver Gentleman groaned.
Silver. Gentleman's
gift
for "The one place where I dare
appearing in t h e right place at not follow h i m !
Wait, though
t h e right time was t h e result of . . . .
If everyone is disguised,
careful planning, added to a n a n d masked . . . But where can
uncanny knack of foreseeing we get costumes and masks at
emergencies before they arose.
this time of night?"
"I know! Wait h e r e ! I can
I n this case disguises were
quickly , arranged, together with be back in half an hour."
"But, Martin—where are you
a code of signals, meeting-places
if they should be accidentally going?"
Martin laughed.
"To
the
separated, a n d several points—a
theatre, of course!"
shop, a n ale-house, a certain
blind beggar's stand on a par- g o it was t h a t t h e Queen's
ticular street corner—where mesguests t h a t evening included
sages for each other could be —without her
knowledge—the
left a n d collected. Horses were Madrid messenger, Martin, and
hired, and would be ready a t t h e Silver Gentleman, attired
any hour of t h e day or night if respectively -as Faustus, the god,
their quarry should suddenly Mercury, and a friar.
Towards
head for the country.
midnight the first of these was
1
They picked- u p t h e scent •with- noticed by t h e o t h e r two to be
out -difficulty-.- ' • • . . . . "
' deep in conversation • with St
"This will be our man," mur- George.
mured t h e Silver G e n t l e m a n as
"Who is t h a t ? " hissed the
they stood together amid t h e
Silver
Gentleman.
streaming crowds on London
"I've no idea—until we all unBridge. He himself was dressed
as • a City merchant, M a r t i n as mask a t midnight."
a groom.
Not only in their
" M i d n i g h t ! " The Silver Genclothes- but in their walk and tleman bit his lip. " I had form a n n e r both of t h e m h a d ' put gotten., t h a t rule. If I take my
on fresh personalities.
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6. Unmask at
Midnight!
ou must be getting a little
tired of t h i s , " said t h e
Silver Gentleman, studying his finger-nails elegantly and
turning his h a n d until t h e rings
winked in t h e candle-light.
"Tired of w h a t ? " asked Martin.
They were sitting in t h a t small
panelled room, t h e Silver Gentleman's secret hiding-place among
t h e rooftops and chimneys of the
Strand,
To t h a t day, t h e young actor
h a d never made out where—if
ever—his mysterious friend slept,
or in what building t h e attic lay.
There was such a rabbit-warren
of houses jumbled together between t h e T h a m e s and t h e
Strand, t h e town-residences of
earls and bishops mingling with
low taverns and m e r c h a n t s ' warehouses, t h a t h e h a d never been
able to tell.
; All he knew was t h a t the
Silver Gentleman's room could
be reached by water, using one
of the m a n y flights of landingsteps, or by a private staircase
leading from t h e wine-cellars of
t h e Rising Sun.
He suspected
t h a t his mysterious friend - a n d
helper—whose very n a m e and
rank h a d never been revealed
to him—had other exits a n d entrances as well.
Y
" T I R E D , " said t h e Silver Gentlem a n slowly, "of t h e Queen's
secret enemies trying to remove
you. First they attack you in
the London streets, t h e n they
send you on a dangerous mission
in Ireland—never imagining you
will r e t u r n alive!—and lastly
they arrange a most ingenious
' accident,' so t h a t you may be
stabbed in t h e middle of a
theatrical performance."
" I shall be more careful from
now on."
"How can you guard against
a n unknown enemy—never" knowing from w h a t direction h e is
going to strike?"
"The Queen is in the same
position. She survives."
"Yes.
B u t for how m u c h
longer?" T h e Silver Gentleman
leant across t h e table, his pale
face serious. "Some day t h e luck
may change. For her sake—and
yours—we have got to discover
who the traitors are.
I t isn't
enough to parry one t h r u s t after
another—we must attack for a
change."
"But—you just said, yourself—
how can one attack a n unknown
enemy?'" How can we discover,
:
who he is?"
"I think I have -found a way J
T h a t is why Tasked you to come'
here tonight."
r p m candle burnt with a steady
flame.
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room n o t a sound penetrated
from t h e busy town below.
Through t h e small panes of t h e
window t h e sky sparkled with
stars.
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The Children's Newspaper, December 30, 19 SO
-BEDTIME
1 1
CORNER
—
The Treasure Hunt
Q N E wintry afternoon, when
Tony a n d May were visit'
ing their Uncle who lived in
the country, he said: "We're
going on a treasure h u n t today to find some treasure a n
animal h a s hidden."
" W h a t kind of treasure?"
asked Tony.
" W h a t d'you t h i n k is most
precious t o animals?" Uncle
asked in return. And when
May
cried:
"Why, food, of
course!"
he
said:
"Right!
So
we're g o i n g
searching for
an
animal's
h i d d e n treasure of food."
"B u t w h a t
animal?" asked
Tony t h e n .
" T h a t you'll
have t o decide
from clues you
find
on t h e
spot,"
Uncle
replied. " B u t
first we have
to get to t h a t oak in t h e
middle of t h e field by t h e
brook. So come on."
As soon as they reached t h e
oak h e said mysteriously:
"Take fifty paces towards t h e
sun." Which they did, a n d
found
themselves a t t h e
brook's edge where
briar
bushes grew. "Now," he added,
"start looking anywhere round
about."
Immediately they noticed
how muddy it was there, a n d
t h a t there were many little
animal footprints around.
" T h e s e will be t h e clues
Uncle
mentioned!"
cried
Tony.
"And here a r e some footprints like a cat's, only
smaller," May said. "They'll
be
rabbits.
What
about
rabbits? "
' "But rabbits eat grass., a n d
there's always plenty," Tony
said. "I think
it's these." And
he pointed to
some p r i n t s
looking
like
tiny,
longfingered h a n d s .
"I guess mice.
I shall look for
a hole."
But May, instead, b e g a n
tracking those
tiny
prints.
They led to
the m a i n stem
of a b r i a r
bush, a n d ,
looking u p into
the
tangly
briars, she spotted a n old
thrush's nest.
Inside were
hips a n d haws a n d seeds, some
already half chewed. " I ' v e
found i t ! " she called.
"Well d o n e ! " said Uncle.
"And Tony's right about t h e
footprints.
A Wood Mouse
m a d e them, a n d t h a t ' s h i s
treasure house. Mice do have
hidey-holes, too, b u t Wood
Mice often like old birds' nests
instead."
JANE THORNICROFT
XEbe Silver tftentleman
Continued Jrom page 9
mask off, I a m dene for. Years
ago t h e Queen told me never to
show my face here a g a i n ! "
"You must go then. I'll watch
St George a n d find out who he
is."
The Madrid messenger seemed
no more anxious to unmask t h a n
was
t h e Silver
Gentleman.
Noting t h e nearness of midnight,
he gathered h i s dark magician's
cloak about h i m a n d slipped
from t h e ballroom. T h e Silver
Gentleman followed.
The music
stopped.
The
dancers broke formation a n d
stood about t h e hall, laughing
and chattering. Martin moved
to a place from_ which h e could
study t h e tall courtier disguised
as St George. His h e a r t thumped
under h i s Greek robe. At last
h e was about to learn t h e
identity of t h e Queen's hidden
enemy!
Tomorrow, first thing,
h e would get a n audience with
Her Majesty, ' through J u d i t h
Massingham, a n d denounce t h e
traitor!
"Masks off!" cried t h e master
of ceremonies.
Amid a great burst cf laughter
every mask came off.
"J^/TARIIN gasped. I t would take
more t h a n his mere word
to convince t h e Queen.
T h e face smiling beneath t h e
t h e shining helmet, above t h e
white surcoat with t h e great red
cross, was t h a t of Henry, Earl'
of
Copeland — t h e
favourite
courtier of t h e moment, Elizabeth's pet a n d most trusted
adviser, against whom no-one
dared to breathe a word of
criticism!
I t was his own t u r n to slip
hurriedly away before h i s presence should be noticed. At least,
he h a d discovered what t h e
Silver Gentleman wanted to
know—he could only hope t h a t
the Silver Gentleman would be
satisfied with t h e discovery.
JH next week's adventure JMartin
and the Silver Gentleman fry to
prove that the Earl of Copeland is
a traitor.
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The Children's Newspaper. December 30, 1950
THE BRAN TUB
Chilly r e c e p t i o n f o r J a c k o
Crossword puzzle
Clues Across. 1 Pig when salted
and smoked. 4 Observed. 8 Anger.
10 Church of England (abbrev). 11
Thick syrup. 13 Order proclaimed by
authority. 15 Possessed. 16 Curved
structure. 17 Every linger has one.
18 The Sun. 19 Bishop's tall hat.
20 Mean. 22 Compass point (abbrev).
23 Region. 24 Snare. 25 Repent.
Great expectations
^ H E visitor was talking to t h e
small son of t h e house.
"And what do you expect to be
when you grow up, sonny?"
"A man," was the reply.
Clues Down. 2 Literary composition. 3 Third month. 4 Ocean. 5
Small cake tilled with cream. 6 Unnecessary. 7 Agreeable. 9 Obtain.
12 French castle. 14 Driver of cattle.
17 Large river of Nigeria. 19 Spoil.
21 Light blow.
"A brass farthing "
r£iiE phrase " I don't care a brass
farthing," meaning t h a t something is of. no interest, resulted
from t h e tact t h a t in 1648 t h e
Commonwealth Parliament introduced a new coinage which did
riot include pence, half-pence,
or farthings; but five years
later certain persons were permitted to coin their own "small
change." So numerous did brass
farthings become t h a t several
cities decided to issue copper
coins which h a d to be exchanged
for t h e privately made brass ones.
Thus, .the brass farthing became
of no value or importance.
J^
BUDDING author, something
new
Submitting, signed himself X Q ;
T h e editor t h e paper read,
And begged he might be XQZ.
the
Jumbled name
A
trick, he thought. No sooner thought than done, and he was soon under
the Colonel's window, complete w i t h megaphone, giving forth his best.
Alas ! Jacko's best was not good enough for Colonel Chimp. Far from i t !
W i t h a roar that could be heard all over Jackotown he leapt t o the window
and heaved a pile of snow from the sill straight into the megaphone. "There's
no pleasing some people," spluttered Jacko, through a mouthful of snow.
word
J
AH a country old a n d famed.
Behead m e and—oh dear, I
hurt!
Curtail me by two letters, a n d
My waters heal, so some assert.
Answer next iteck
Countryside flowers
f H E Red Dead Nettle grows
., beside hedgerows a n d on
waste ground everywhere. T h e
upper lip of each purplish-red
flower is arched,
while t h e lower
lip h a s a short
spur growing on
either side. T h e
square
stems
grow about six
inches
h i g h,
a n d a r e often
tinged with red.
T h e leaves a r e
heart-shaped, of
a
greyish-green
colour, a n d
covered with silky hairs. They
grow- in pairs, each pair pointing
In a different direction to t h e
neighbouring pair.
The name "Dead N e t t l e " is
due to the plant's resemblance
t o t h e common nettle, coupled
with its inability to sting.
Other worlds
cats
The news of a kitten
making
its ivay up the Matterhorn
leads
us to ivonder if other kittens irill
be tempted to emulate the hardy
puss. " The whole affair
might
have been discussed like this:
^ H E kitten said when it was
born:
"I mean to scale t h e Matterhorn."
T h e n till t h e litter came together
Discussing routes, a n d risks,
and weather.
;
J N t h e evening Mars a n d Jupiter
are in the south-ivest a n d
—
Uranus in t h e
< south-east. Soon
a f t e'r
sunset
' Venus is very
low
in t h e
. south-west.
In
the
morning
S a t u r n is in t h e
south-east. T h e
picture shows t h e Moon a t 9
o'clock on Thursday evening,
December 28.
Said No 2 : " I t would be best
For me to tackle Everest." .. _.
Answer next week
19
21
23
25
Last week's
answers
Enigma
Party (part, art)
Hall and half
figure S cut vertically and horizontnllv
More and more Peopfo
ta/teOwbridgeS!
Millions of bottles are sold
each y e a r — p r o o f of t h e
public's f a i t h in this
family remedy. A teas p o o n f u l at n i g h t
helps you t o sleep.
What am I?
g o o N as I'm made I'm sought
with care,
And 3 : "You p u t me o n . my
For one whole year consulted;
mettle,
That, time elapsed, I'm thrown
I'm off to Popocatepetl."
aside,
Mewed No. 4 : "Like any jaguar Neglected a n d insulted...
I'll leap aloft on Aconcagua."
Ansuer next xz'cck
Small No 5 : " I dare to "say so
I'll beat you all on Chimborazo."
O n guard
C M I T H was visiting his friend
Jones, who had.just bought a
new dog. W h e n Smith arrived
t h e dog was turning round a n d
round in a frenzied attempt to
catch his own tail.
" W h a t sort of dog is it?" asked
Smith.
"Er—a watch dog," replied
Jones doubtfully.
"I see. I suppose it is winding
itself up now?'
Which
one ?
/GROANED
a greedy old man
^
from Brazil,
"Now I've eaten the goose, I feel
ill.
It wasn't the meat,
Which ivas tender and sweet,
But- the stupendous
size of the
bill."
"•
His good d e e d
'TJEACHER : W h a t have you done
to make somebody happy
during t h e week-end, Jack?
J a c k : I went to see my a u n t
on Saturday morning, a n d she
was quite happy when I left in
the afternoon.
Do you know that . . . ?
'J'HE statement t h a t assumes t h e
Sun to be due south a t 12
noon c a n be in error by as much
as four degrees a t certain times
of t h e year.
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FTER hearing Chimp's tale of his father's bad temper, Jacko came to the l e t t e r s :
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Climbing
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Name
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