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Mr. E. Kyffin Thomas

Mr Evan Kyffin Thomas, at one time senior partner and managing proprietor of the "Register" and "Observer," Adelaide, and chairman of directors of Register Newspapers Ltd., died in Adelaide on Saturday morning at the age of 69 years. Mr. Thomas was the son of William Kyffin Thomas, a former proprietor of the "Register" and associated papers, and a     grandson of Robert Thomas, the founder.   He joined the literary staff of the "Regís-   ter" in 1885, and became a proprietor in   1899. He was chairman of the Adelaide committee of the Australian section of the Empire Press Union at the Empire   press conference in 1925, deputy chairman of the Australian section of the Empire Press Union in 1929-30, and deputy chair- man of the Australian delegation to the Empire Press Conference in London in  

1930. He leaves a widow, two sons and a daughter.

Mr James G Macdonald who died on Saturday a' his sons resldtnce Saturn street Caulfield arrived in Vlctoiia when he was aged 7 yeal s He waa a colonist of 77 yeal s With his parents he spent his bo>hood at Ballarat Then he became a school teacher his Hist appointment being at Bullarook In 1877 he was trans- ferred to South Clunes where he took a leading part in Masonic cricket tennis and social interests Later Mi Macdonald taught in schools at Coleiaine Benalla East Brighton and Fitzroy Ho was au officer of the Windsor Lodge of Free

masons and recently he helped in the formation of a new lodge at Dromana Tor the last 35 years he had lived in

Turner street East Malvern

Mr A C Downs a pioneer of the rope

making industry in Australia died at his residence In Elwood yesterday aged 87 j ears Arriving with his family from Eng- land In 1888 Mr Downs settled in Bruns

wick where he began business as a rope manufacturer rrom small beginnings (he firm of Messrs Downs and Son ex panded rapidly It w as e\ cntually formed Into the present company of Downs and Son Pty Ltd Mr Downs retired from active participation in the Industry about 20 j cars ago He took a keen Intel est in all movements for the advancement of the city of Brunswick and he was closely associated with various philanthropic and sporting activities in the, district He leaves a widow two daughters and five sons the eldest of whom Mr J W C Downs is the managing director of the company The funeral will be private

The death occurred at Euroa on Satur- day of the Rev rather Edward James Roonej Roman Catholic parish priest at Euroa which is attached to the diocese of Sandhurst A solemn office and Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St John s Church Euroa at 10 30 am to- day and Bishop McCarthy will presido rather Rooney was a brother of the late Monslgnor Rooney vicar gcneial of the

diocese of Sandhurst

Mis Dorothy Tait wife of Mr Alan T Tait principal of Scots College Warwick (Q ) and daughter of Mr Trank Tate formerly Diiector of Education in Vic- toria died on Thursday after a bilcf 111

ness Mis Tait was a | rnduate In arts of the Unlvcislty of Melbourne and dur

Ing hei husband s membership of the stair of Geelong College she took a lending, pnrt in educational and social woik In Oee long

Mrs M C Miller who died athel home at East Malvern on 1 ildaj was tho widow of Mr J A Mlllei an original paitner of Weht h Piétines LUI bhe was a dnugh ter of the late Mr 1 lands 1 o\ of Lanee

field nnd a nlcee of ti« late Ml Mnik Fov of Collingwood falle Is survived by two daughters - Miss Maiv Mlllei and Mth W I Smallhoin The funeral which I wns pilvnte took place on Satmday after

| noon the arrangements being made by

A A Sleight Pt} Ltd

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