NEWS IN BRIEF
Dr. A. S. Ewing-, who presented the Ewing Art Gallery to the Union of the University of Melbourne, has added another picture to the collection. It Is "White LUac," a still life study by Sir
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Frcflcrlck T. Maple, of McIIwrick street, Windsor, was charged at the St. Kilda Court yesterday with having failed on July 25 to stop at a major intersection, and with having driven a vehicle negli- gently. He was fined £ 1 on each charge, with 6/G costs on the first.
Fines of £2 for having assaulted a constable and of 10/ for having used in- decent language were imposed in the Fitz- roy Court yesteiday on Thomas Ryall, of Newry street, North Carlton.
Hedge acacia or pickly acacia (Acacia Armata) has been proclaimed a noxious
weed in the Shire of Bairnsdale.
Chang, the magician, who is performing at the King's Theatre, displayed some of his wizardry to returned soldier patients at the Caulfield Military Hospital yester- day. Entertainments were given in each of the five wards. Chang was accom- panied by several members of his com-
New Era Film Productions Ltd., Mel- bourne, hw been notified that the com- pany's latest film, "Show Business," has been passed by the Film Advisory Board in Victoria and New South Wales as a quota film under the act.
Councillor W. L. Lewcllln has been ap- pointed to represent the Essendon Council on the advisory council of the Essendon High School.
The Brunswick Council last night ac- cepted an invitation to be present at the laying by Mrs. Sach of the foundation stone of a new Sunday school building at the rear of the East Brunswick Presby- terian church, at 2.30 p.m., on Saturday.
the St. Kilda Council agreed last night to a motion by Councillor Nelson that the Municipal i Association of Victoria be requested to petition the Government to make voting compulsory in the metro- politan municipal elections.