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NEWS AND NOTES.

'i Warmttp. hot weather, is forecast for today. The maximum shade temperature at the Perth Observatory yesterday was - 88deg.

Wyndham Meat Works. ; , It is anticipated that the Wyndham Meat Works will reopen for the 1934 season on April 25. Manunda's Sailing Time. Owiflg to her late departure from Port Adelaide, the interstate vessel Manunda ?will not berth at Fremantle until 6 p.m. today. The vessel is now scheduled to commence her return voyage to the East ern States at 2 pan. tomorrow. Great Eastern Highway. The Bassendean Road Board decided at m meeting on Friday night to apply the I name of 'Great Eastern Highway' to the main road which passes through its territory, as suggested in a letter received ? from the. Perth Road Board. The high way starts at Perth and leads through Guildford and Greenmount to the Eastern Goldfields. Teaching Japanese; The proposal to establish a class at the Perth Technical College for teachiti' the Japanese language has aroused great in terest and 20 applications for enrolment have been received. The Superintendent of Technical Education (Mr. J. F. Lynch) said on Saturday that if further applica tions for enrolment were received it was probable that more than one class would be formed., Applications are being invited by the Perth Technical College for a com petent instructor in Japanese. The Almond. . The rough grey-green shell of the almond is bursting and revealing its bright brown kerne]. Quantities of almonds are grown in' and about the city; but they could well be increased. They are easy to grow, pro vide sheer beauty of bloom in spring and abundant fruit in the autumn. It is a native of Barbary and Morocco, but is cultivated throughout the warmer climates, and is commercially valuable for food and perfumery purposes. Britain is said to consume .over 1,000 tons a year. Injured Man's Good Fortune. While lending assistance to the crew of a yacht on the Swan River recently, a young medical student, handling the heavy centre-place inexpertly, dropped it, and completely severed the top of one of his fingers; A doctor was at hand, however, and, after securing suitable instruments he, sewed the severed piece of finger, which had been picked up on the floor of the yacht, on to its proper place. For tunately, the replaced portion is growing into the finger, and the young man is no longer in fear of a physical defect which might seriously impede him in the surgi cal work which is an important branch of his intended profession.

Pleasant Week-end Weather. The weather in the metropolitan area over the week-end was a welcome change from the trying and enervating condi tions experienced recently. With clear skies and light southerly winds, tempera tures were moderate, and the humidity was ' not so oppressive as earlier in the -week. The minimum temperature on Saturday was 57deg., : which was recorded at 6.20 a.m., after which the thermometer rose- slowly until a temperature of 81deg. was reached, and then fell slightly dur ' ins the afternoon. The minimum reading during Saturday night was 65deg., and early yesterday morning it seemed as if further heat-wave conditions were develop ing, but, with the timely arrival of a sea-breeze' .before noon, this fear proved groundless. The maximum temperature Being 88deg. 'No Longer Innocent.' When Messrs. I. Goff and E. Irwin, formerly members of. 'The West Austra lian', literary staff, wrote their book, 'No Longer ? Innocent,' they probably little thought that it would be used by an in fluential London weekly as a text for an article advocating additional enterprise on the part of British industrialists in world markets. In a recent leading article on the value of personal contacts in com' merce 'The Times Trade and Engineering Supplement,' after stating that the Brit ish, race owed its predominant position in the world to its pioneering spirit, made the following reference to 'No Longer Innocent.'.'— T'The remarkable.,, experience of two Australian youths, which has been given to the world in a book reviewed by our literary correspondent, conclusively proves that the spirit of high adventure is by no means dead. These young men ?were inspired by it, and their graphic story should be read by every one tf only as a counterblast to the dangerous- Safety First' doctrine that is now widely incul cated in- the rising generation. But. their book has a message other than an incen tive to initiative; none can be introduced to the medley of ordinary undistinguished citizens 'that they met without realising how: little we know of the real conditions in other lands.'

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