Women's Interests On The Air To-day
Her First Serials About
"THE Red Mountain," a documentary serial story
which begins this week on the A.B.C.'s children's session, has been written by 21-year-old Coral Lansbury, of Neutral Bay, it is her first serial.
The story is set against the background of the Kim- berleys and tells of a cousin
from Scotland who comes to live with a family on a station there. John Ewart plays the cousin.
Miss Lansbury graduated from Sydney University with honours in English and His- tory and is now writing a thesis, "The Growth of Australian Trade-unionism in Australia," for her M.A.
She wrote her first play when she was 17 and has now written eight, most of them in verse form, which she prefers.
As a second-year Arts student, Miss Lansbury won the Henry Lawson Prize for Poetry in 1948.
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IN her session, "Confidential
to Mothers" (2UW, 11.45), Mrs. Pat Cotton draws on her
MRS. VALERIE CAR- TER, of Hobart, who will conduct the A.B.C. Women's Session this
own experience as the mother of a 13-year-old son, Richard, and three-year-old daughter, Maryke, to talk about the problems of parents.
For the last six months, Mrs. Cotton has been writing and broadcasting the session from Monday to Thursday, choosing a different subject each day, on some of the problems and difficulties which occur in the average home.
Mrs. Cotton, who was born in W.A., began her broadcast- ing career in Sydney, writing travel talles for the A.B.C., and later during the women's .session she broadcast a talk, "Chat Over Teacups." '
For her present session,
Mrs. Cotton says she uses her own experience and consults medical and educational authorities and marriage guid- ance councillors for help with problems.
"Letters are treated in con- fidence," she said, "and if the problem is too big for me, 1 advise the parent who to con- sult."
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THE A.B.C. Women's Ses-
sion this morning frill be
conducted by Mi's. Valerie Carter, of Hobart.
Mrs. Carter is a well-known Hobart soprano, and has pub- lished two books of verse, she is interested in many women's organisations, and broadcasts regularly on the Tasmanian
Her husband, Mr. Jack Carter; is a member of the A.B.C. Tasmanian Wiretes Chow», ? r*i
MISS CORAL LANS- BURY, young play- wright and author of the children's serial "The Red Mountain."
Highlights of to-day's listen- ing for women:
2FC: 8.45, Smoked Mackerel; 10.30. Women's Session, the Ex- ploratlon of Tasmania's Oldest Cave
by Jessie Wakefield, member of Tasmanian Caveneering Club, Pro- fessor F. J. Schonell in 6th talk of series, Facts and Fiction, Mine and Thine, interview with Mrs. Hutchison on the works of mothers' clubs and parent's associations in Australia; 1, Blue Hills; 5.15. Children's session, The Farm Without a Name Bar- bara Jefferis, The Red Mountain, Coral Lansbury, Argonaut's Club; 6.45, Stranger, Come In
2BL: 9 30, Kindergarten Time, Anne Drevcr and Marione Bojes from Melbourne; 12, Lulen Girls'
Choir, Oh, Lovely Nisht »fTesche- mâcher), I Heard a Robin Singing (Day), The Holy Child (Easthopc Martin), Some Day We Shall Meet Again (Parr-Divlcs), 2, The Music Lo\er, A 15. The Best In Music, 7 20,
Sydney Male Voice Choir, with Diana
2GB: 8 45, The Constant Nymph, 9 15, Eric Pnrnnt's Record Room, IO, Housewives' News. II 45, Mrs 'Obbs; 12 45. Vcndctla, I, Manly Pre- sents-request recording's and shop- ping hints for Manly listeners, 1 55, Hc-illh in the Air-discussion on pro- teins, 2 15, Our Town's Choice musii. requests from Camden house- wives, 6 45, When n Girl Marries, 7 15, Hart of the Territory, 7 10, Lene It To the Girls with Harry Dearth and advisers, Elizabeth Rid dell. Margo Lee, and Josephine O'Neill and George roster. 8. Aus- tralia's Amateur Hour, from Sjdncs
ÎUW: 9, Crossroads of Life. 9 15 The Evil Lad), 9 30, Appletrees, 9 45, Woman in Love, IO, Doctor Paul, 10 15, The Dccener, 10 30, Lote al Arms, II, Never Let Me Love You 11 15, Wakefield, the Home of Mar> Lane, 11 45, Confidential to Mothers, 2 30, The Dead Certainty, 2 45, Afloat with Henry Morgan. 3. The Tender Heart! 3 15, Sincerely Rita Marsden, 3 30, Mask of Fate; 6, Phantom Ranger, 6 30. Doctor's Orders, 6 45, The Thoroughbred; 7 15, The Burtons of Banner Street, 7 30, Fate Walked Beside Mc 7 45, The Enchanted Is- land; 8, The Amateur Hour, Alan Toohey compering
2UE: 10 32, Sewing Centre; 12, Journey Into Freedom; 1 15, Paula Lehmann, 3, Call Trom UE-music telephone quiz. 4 32, Little Pals children's records, 4 45, Rumpus Room, 6 15, Chips, starring Chips Rafferty, 6 45. Ships and the Sea, 7 15, They Were Champions. 7 45.
Eight Hour Alibi, 8. Xwizzo-music and variel) programme carrying weekly jickpot of £1 000
2CH: 8 45, Tor Lier Young, 9, Willow Bend, 10 10 Over the Years, with Joan Read compering, 11 30 Dream Holiday, II 45. kitchen of the Air-recipes and Innis. 12. 2CH SVomcn's League-activities of the social, bridge, and sports clubs in the league 3 45, The Way of an Eagle, 4 15, Voluntar> Workers
2SM: 9, Home Tolks-two hours of request music and messages for housewives, 4 45, Birthdaj Calls to Children, 5, Uncle John-Children lake part la the programme from the studio
2KY: 11 15, Rona Wilkinson con- ducts the women's session of music, 12, imported recordings