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/^ARS were parked tail to nose right along both sides of the
wide drive at Cranbrook School, Bellevue Hill, on Friday night, when the Old Cranbrookians' Association held its annual ball. Proceeds were for the school's War Memorial Fund.
MISS JUNE FINLAYSON (Vaucluse) and MR JOHN REID (Point Piper)
sit out on the old stone balustrade surrounding the terrace onto which
Cranbrook ballroom opens
interesting Women In The News
Experts Discuss "Equal Pay" Rates
REALISING that women have long been an im-
portant factor in the labour market, Miss Eileen Powell-who has just returned from a meeting of the Committee of Experts on Women's Work held at Geneva by the International Labour Office-says that the conference of delegates from eight countries adopted for discussion the following items:
. Current developments and needs in public employ- ment services in relation to the placing of women.
. Measures to facilitate the application of the prin- ciple of equal remuneration for men and women workers for work of equal value; and
. The development of, and the need for, vocational train- ing for women in various regions, namely, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East.
Miss Powell (who in pri- vate life is Mrs. F. Colman Browne) has been a recog- nised authority on women's work for many years. She has urged equal pay for more than 15 years, and she says that now the gap between the women's rate and the man's rate is closing.
The' Geneva Conference prepared a number of recom- mendations to be submitted through I.L.O., to member Governments.
Regarding the case for
equal pay, Miss Powell said that the experts at the Geneva meeting, stressed that no sys- tem of wage-fixing in. itself, however objective or satisfac- tory it might be, would bring about equal remuneration if the will to implement this principle was lacking.
"It should be realised that the wage for a single woman needs sufficient remuneration for herself and an additional person, whether it be a rela- tive who acts as a house- keeper, or an employed housekeeper," Miss Powell said.
Miss Powell is of the opinion that advisory bureaux, similar to the magnificent Women's Bureau of America, could be of value in doing research about Australia's woman-power, as breadwin- ners, and as individuals.
"We have no information which, for instance, relates health to living conditions, and in turn to wage rates," Miss Powell said. "We do not
know what opportunities exist for women, and where there are no barriers to employ- ment why women are not em- ployed."
Miss Powell, a member of of the State Committee ad- ministering the Emergency Housekeepers' Scheme, in- vestigated the London County Scheme for home helps.
"Unfortunately the Budget has cut the number of train- ing centres-designed to help raise the status of domestic workers-from nine to one," she said.
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DR. EDWARD ROSA;
NOVE and his wife, Mrs. Joan Rosanove, who will ar- rive in Sydney on Wednesday en route to America and Europe, arc a" noted double
team in which each has ex- celled in their chosen profes- sion.
Mrs. Rosanove is one of Australia's most brilliant law- yers. She will lecture to the American Bar Association at Yellowstone Park before going to New York, where she will represent the Australian Busi- ness and Professional Women's Clubs at a meeting
MRS. EVERS AUSTEN
1 * (Woollahra), MR.
PETER SCOTT (Potts Point), and MISS JANE MCCALLUM (Rose Bay) form a trio during the supper break at the Old
MISS STEPHANIE BURGE and MR. JOHN
HOLE, who will be married at St. Mark's Church, Darling Point, on July 2, at the Cran- brook Ball. Miss Burge is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beresford Burge, of Edgecliff; her fiance is the eldest son of Commander G. F. Hole,
R.N. (RetdJ, and of Mrs. Hole, of Bowral.
MISS DIANNE HACK
ETT, in a full-skirt- ed blue nylon net frock,
has her ballerina shoe lace tied by MR. CHRIS- TOPHER CULLEN while MISS GILL BROINOW
SKI looks on.
of the International Board.
She will leave England on July 12 to attend an Interna- tional Legal Convention in
Dr. Rosanove will lecture in America, and will read a paper on dermatology at an International Medical Confer- ence in London.
Dr. and Mrs. Rosanove will sail in the Aorangi on Thurs- day.
[Wesley College "FormaP
MRS. COLLINS GRIEVES and DR. GRIEVES
with MISS MARGOT BUDD (Murwillumbah) and MR. BRUCE STOREY, who was one of the
student hosts at the Wesley College dance.
MISS BARBARA POTTER (Bellevue Hill) and 11 MR. BRIAN WÄLDER (Edgecliff) being re- ceived by the Master of the College, -the REV. B. i R. WYLIE, and MRS. WYLIE, and the senior stu I dent, MR. W. A. BARCLAY, with whom Miss
Potter is shaking hands.
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MISS VALMAI TURK and MR. BRIAN HANLEY at the "formal" Wesley §
College dance, held at the college on Friday. 1
COLOURED lights and striped awnings ^-À over red carpets were a cheerful greet- ing for nearly 500 guests at Wesley College, Sydney University, on Friday night, when the college held its formal dance for this year. A marquee had been erected in the rose garden but rain in the late afternoon made it impractical for use. Parties were entertained in 20 of the students' rooms and dancing took place in the dining-room and common room. Tlie frocking was gay and youthful, and many girls covered their shoulders with JEur capes or long-sleeved jackets for warmth.
MR. ALAN DAVIS (Wollongong), MISS FAYE GILLEN, MR. PETER I 1 l COURTNEY (Canberra), and MISS BETTY WHITELEY (Cowra), on |
their way to one of the parties held in 20 rooms in Wesley College. |