KALGOORLIE, March 24. — At a meeting of the Ealgoorlie Municipal Council last night, Cr. C. G. Elliott referred to the .closure of the Yarri State Batterv until much needed repairs
were effected for the proper operation of the plant. He moved that the Minister for Mines be asked to make an endeavour to effect repair* as speedily as possible. The Mayor (Mr. . B. Leslie), who was thoroughly in' accord' with Cr. Elliott's suggestion, asked the mover to agree that the motion should read tor all - public batteries in the State, and not Yarri alone. When Cr. Elliott accepted this, the motion wus unanimously carried.