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PORTABLE RADIO

Carried by Motorists

A motorist writing from Newcastle to the Sydney broadcasting station 2BIt States flint ho has just returned from a two months' tour by car of Western and North-Western Queensland Rivers "I took a -l-valvc receiving sot with me and had wonderful results every night from 2BL. From tim far western plains with a low aerial 1 heard you broadcast- ing the Eisteddfod ' from Wollongong The boxing from the stadium was per- fect and was heard by dozens of out- back 'people who never heard wireless before. The aerial was pulled up to a tree by the aid of a fishing line.

Although the writer of the above letter carries an ordinary receiving se ,with, hini^ the latest accessory to th modern motor is a specially made port

able set. i A party with"a car reccntl; ?

travelled from Sydney to Katoomh; Jenolan, Bathurst, Hill End, and Mud

gee, and found that the portable re celved Sydney and Interstate station both on the roadside and indoors. A Bathurst, in the hotel lounges, visitor were entertained with a concert fron station 3LO, Melbourne, a lecture fron IQG, Brisbane, sporting , results fron the Sydney stations, and jazz niusii from SAU, Melbourne, loiid enough fo

dancing.

Excessive weight is not noccsnarll: .lue to overeating, as many stout per sons are very small eaters.

Eavesdropping is still punishable ii Britain as a crime under an old Act o Parliament dating back to 1360.

Children who refuse milk and favou pickles and other vinegary foods ar more likely to suffer from j-houmatk fever. ' , ,

People should, as a general rule, ac cording to medical men, «¿at less foo<

when they are approaching the age o ( seventy.

Wood-wasps, which lay their eggs oi the wood of various fir-trees, are» ah!< to boi;o through such metal us sheet

lead.

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