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NEWS AND NOTES.

Fine weather over west and south-west coastal areas and clearing rains in the Gascoyne, the goldfields and agricultural areas, are forecast for today. The maxi

mum shade temperature at the Perth ob servatory yesterday was 75 degrees. State Lotteries Grants. Further grants bv the State Lotteries Commission were announced yesterday by the chairman (Mr. A. Clydesdale, M.L.C.). It had been decided, he said, to make £1,300 available to the Chi'dren's Hospital for the provision of a pathological ward; and, in v'ew of 'he urgent need for extend; ing the Swan Boys' Orphanage, a grant of £1,500 for new quarters had been made for the purpose on the condition that the orphanage committee found a similar amount. An Easter Daisy. Prolific in florescence, the shrub which is often called the Michaelmas daisy, some ' times the perennial aster, has given to many a garden today the appearance of 6now-dusted plants. Here and there about the city can be found gardens given over entirely to the attractive shrub, but most gardens have specimens. Blooming in the autumn in the old country around St. Michael's Day, it ? got the name of Michaelmas daisy, but though its retains its autumnal blooming for the West the name does not suit, and a better one would be Easter daisy. Tribute to the Late Mr. T. A. L. Davy. Speaking at the graduation ceremony at the University yesterday, Professor E. O. G. Shann paid a warm tribute to the late Mr. T. A. L. Davy, M.L.A. 'I cannot,' eaid Professor Shann, 'forbear from tak ing this opportunity to commend to you the memory of the late T. A. L. Davy, ?with whom I worked to establish the Faculty of Law. Under its present Dean (Professor F. R. Beasley) I am confident the faculty will prove a living monument in learning and public spirit to that gal lant West Australian. I hope the whole University will never forget to honour one who died as Cecil Rhodes willed, that hie scholars should live, in the political leader ship of his countrymen.' Twelve Good Men and Three Others. With two criminal courts sitting con currently, there has been a good deal of confusion, at times, during the past couple of weeks, among the empanelled jurymen. There have been straying gentlemen even after the most careful mustering. Two wandered away in circumstances that uhocked the Court, and a few days later a jury was just about to be comfortably locked in the room set aside for the deliberations when the official pilot got the momentary impression that there were more men present than the statutory round dozen. A rapid counting of heads confirmed it, and the horrified official lose no time in sifting out a surplus three. It was not a plot to defy procedure, or deflect the course of justice; it was just that the three intruders, seeing a shuffling procession of men from the Court into the passage, felt a bit out of it, and like a lot of small boys when they see a street parade, joined in. University Music Examinations. Entries for the practical examinations in music held by the Australian Music Ex aminations Board will be received at the University office, Crawley, up to April 16. It was previously announced that entries would close on Wednesday last. The examinations will be held in Perth during the conference of the Australian Music Examinations Board, probably on Mon day, April 30, and Tuesday, May 1. The examiners will be drawn from the dele-, gates to the conference and will probably be the directors of the Eastern States music conservatoriums — Dr. Orchard, of the State Conservatorium of Music of New South Wales; Professor Bernard Heinze, of the Melbourne University Con Bervatorium of Music; and Professor H. Davies, of the Adelaide University's Elder Conservatorium of Music. Entries will be accepted for all grades,' and a pass in practical; music at the forthcoming ex aminations will count towards a pass in music at the public examinations to be held next November.

Speeding on Hills Highway. . At a meeting of the Greenmount Road Board on Thursday, a letter was received from the Greenmount Progress Associa tion stating that the last monthly meeting of the association there had been com plaints against excessive noise made by motor traffic at night along the Great Eastern highway. This was due to the speed at which some vehicles, principally motor cycles, travelled, and also to the roaring of heavily laden trucks climbing the Greenmount hill. It was hoped that steps would be taken by the road ooard to prevent such disturbances. It was also re quested that notices showing the speed limit be placed at intervals along the high way. The board decided to ask the Police Traffic Branch to place speed limit signs along the highway, with a view to minimis ing excessive speed by motorists, and to take action to prevent excessively laden trucks from using the road. It was also agreed that the 'board should place sign boards along the highway in the vicinity of the Mundaring school.

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