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TODAY'S DIARY OF A MAN ABOUT TOWX

J^ NOVEL document— Mr. Neabitt'a annual report. Power of the PrtfM £]0ME of the old hands w«r* talking about editorial changes on the Sydney Press, recalling eornn ot the notable men ot the past.

Tne name ot John Farrell. ot the Telegraph,' cropped up, and Blinks told this yarn. 'One night John pushed his head Into the room where a leader-writing colleague was plung ing into a ream of copy paper with his pen. '\-TlefB It to-nlghtr queriod John. ?Nothing much,' was ihe answer, 'giving the straight Up to Turk.' Said Farrell-- 'Good enough (or him. It's a wonder the paper's stood him ao long.1 ' Some Men— Not All ' TJYHAT cowards and cads are aome menl Baiter, described br Sydney police, who ought to know, as the 'Prince ot Blackmail ers,' preyed mostly on women. When the wretched fellow stood before the Judge sbout to sentence him, again he Bought to shelter behind weaker Teasels. Hla miserable plea for mercy was based on the probablo Im poverishment of wife and family by his in carceration. Their fato did not enter his cal culations previously— only when his fate was In Jeopardy. There Is no room Tile creature than the man afraid to stand up to men, to take his chance with his own sex In work vr play, and not put It on to the woman. O Lovely Night I ^y£ have no night signs worth mentioning in Sydney, although a chariot with racing steeds attached was contemplated before the war. Perhaps the reason lies In the objection ot the Harbor Trust, which alleges that the 'blinking things' endanger navigation. Others antagonistic refer to a ruined skyline by day. A liondon psper said recently that a curtail

men oi animated electric light signs was con templated in tbat city. The American Way rpHE writer adds: Apparently the first seen here was the sign erected In 1912 across the front of Terry's Theatre. «bowlng two clowns throwing a ball from one to the other. Even now we have no night signs In London lo compare with those on Braodway. One, advertising a bratid ot ginger ale. carried 6000 lamps, spread over a surface aoraity feet high and sixty feet wide. Near by a maker of chewing-gum Ma2os forth bis wares at a cost of about 9000 dollars a month. Is the famous kitten which plays with a ball of string still there, and the blazing giantess who performs her nightly toilet on a skyscraper? Faihion and tke Game -yOBOOV following Soccer will be surprises at the decision ot Its controllers lo for sako the traditional light blue jnracy. distinc tive of tbe elect, for tbe more bitarre myrtle green and gold. In the change Is much more than a determination to be different will' a desire to be distinguished. A daunting of fashion ha; glorified the game sines the public began to take notice. Any official looks «b if he has Just stepped fr__ a bandbox; tbc players parade without i. jtton mlaslng. a shoelace knotted untidily; the. umpire Is an athletic Beau Brummel; the 'goalie' Is re mindful of a Beauty Actor, having more. leisure lo pose; while the line umpires are tfta last words in tonsorlal oiceilence. Another season and there won't be standing room for the Klrls about!

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