NEWS IN BRIEF
Changes In Fiji
Telling of many great changes which had taken place In Fiji, the Rev. A. Wesley Amos, who accompanied the party of Aus- tralians that visited Fiji recently to cele- brate the centenary of Methodism in the islands, said in an address at Wesley Church yesterday that the old communal system, which had many excellent features, was giving place to individualism. It was hoped that the pendulum would not swing too far. Much was being accomplished by a "back to the land" movement. A sub- stantial area of rich pastoral land, which had been held for many years by European interests, had been returned to the natives by the Methodist Church in the form of a modern agricultural college, under the management of a graduate of Hawkesbury College (N.S.W.).
University Council Elections
Two elections will be necessary to fill seats on the council of the University of Melbourne. When nominations closed on Saturday it was disclosed that Associate Professor H. St. J. Summers, the repre- sentative of the teaching staff other than professors, would be opposed by Mr. M. H. Beiz, and that there were three candi- dates for the two seats for representatives of undergraduates. The retiring under- graduate representatives, Mr. H. W. Allen and Mr. E. C. Crawford, are being opposed by Mr. V. E. Knight. The registrar (Mr. J. P. Bainbridge) said that the elections would be held within tliree weeks. Baptist Men's Society
Representative Baptist laymen met at the Albert street Baptist Church on Satur- day evening and launched the Baptist Men's Society of Victoria. The formation of the society followed an appeal made by the Rev. J. Newnham, of Kew, at the Collins street Baptist Church, for an active men's society to assist the work of the Baptist Union in Victoria. The first obligation assumed by the society was the support of a student at college for four years at a cast of £75 a year. A com 'mittee was elected to draft a constitution and to arrange all preliminary matters.
Use of Ulms for Education
At a meeting t>f the Vocational Guid- ance Association of Victoria this evening ot the Emily Mcpherson College of Domestic Economy, Russell street films Illustrating various schools will be shown The sublect for consideration Is 'The Use of rilms in Educational and Vocational Guidance and films usciul for this pur- pose will be displaced
Ne vi Citholic School Dedicated
A new Roman Catholic Church school his been elected In Ljgon streu Noith Cai lton at a cost of £3 000 Hie dis- trict forms patt of the Roman Catholic pnrish of North Titzroy in chaige of the Rev Father Gleeson The Good Samat itan nuns will teach in the new building in the first term of the new year and on Sundays there will be morning and even- ing devotions hi the church The dedi- cation ceremony was performed jesterday afternoon by Archbishop Mannix before a large gathering of clergy and laity Gift to Universilj
A bas-relief-The Wheel of Life-has been presented to the University by Mr A S Cudmore and his brothers, Mr F A Cudmore and Mr W M Cudmore, in memory of their aunt Dr Lilian Alex- ander who was one of the first two women medical graduates of tile Melbourne Uni veislty It Is the work of the late Web