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Cable News In Brief

AAP And Our Special Representative LONDON, November 20.

The Australian actor Chips Rafferty will fly to New York on Saturday for the premiere there of "The Overlanders." Eal-

ing Studios will give a farewell cocktail party to him tomorrow. Labor Wins By-Election The Botherhithe by-election re sulted as follows.—R. J. Mellish ?Lab.), 7,265: E. Martell (?b.), 2,821; F. A. Burden (Con.). 1.084 Labor majority, 4,444. The vacancy was due to Sir Ben Smith's ap pointment as chairman of the West Midlands Goal Board, and 59 per cent, of the electorate voted. At the general election Sir Ben Smith bad a majority over his Conserva tive opponent of 7,164. Cricket Benefits Charities Indian charities will benefit by £8,009 from the Australian services cricket teams' tour last-year, says a message from Reuters corres pondent at Bombay. No Free Port In Britain The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Hall) said in the House of Commons today that the Government had decided against the establishment of a free port in Britain. It was believed that the system did not offer advantages over the customs facilities avail able and would not assist trade. Uranium Ore Reaches England A cargo of uranium ore from the Belgian Congo has arrived at Liverpool. It is contained in nearly 1.300 drums weighing over 860 tons. The ore was taken ashore only when the railway waggons were actually ready to receive it and its destination was kept secret Gigli Televised The Australian Harry Pringle introduced the famous Italian tenor Beniamino Gigli in a 15-minute television recital last night. It is expected that this will be Pringle's last programme before returning to Australia to become director of variety with the ABC. Pringle has been BBC's-television variety pro ducer. Literary Editor Dies The death has occurred of Mr. Walter James ("Redfern") Turner, literary editor of "The Spectator." at the age of 57. He was educated at Scotch College. Melbourne, his father having been at one-time organist of St. Paul's Pro-Cathe- dral, Melbourne. He became a leading dramatic and music critic in London and had a number of stories, essays and poems pub- lished. British Conncil The British Council spent £2,517,810 during the year ended April 31, telling the wor?i about Britain, states the ajinnq; report. Good progress in restoring the cul tural links between Britain and the Continent is reported. Italians Repatriated A Vatican bulletin states that the Apostolic delegate for Australia ?Dr. Panico) told the Vatican that he had received assurances from the Australian Government that ail 1,200 Italian and 1,500 German war prisoners would be repatriated from Australia by January. Violin Brings £1,050 A violin made in 1740 by Lorenzo Guadagnini. sometime pupil of Stradivarius, fetched £1,050 at Christie's. Ex-Air Said Warden Executed A German former air raid war den at Ostmark munitions works at Brno, was executed for having failed to give an early signal to the workers when the Americans carried out an air raid in August, 1944, though Allied warnings of an impending raid were known to him in time. says a niessage from Prague. Wish ing to interrupt production as little as possible, the warden delayed the siren until too late. Pour minutes later bombs killed 170 workers. Former Police Chief To Die Found guilty of numerous ar rests and executions of patriots. Marian Ujcic, chief of police at Smederevo. Yugoslavia, during the German occupation, was today sen tenced to death by a special tribu nal, says a message from Belgrade. Peer's Daughter Harries Czech Lord Iveagb's daughter Lady Honor Guinness, whose marriage to a commoner was dissolved last year, today married a Czech, Flt-Lt. Frantisek Svejdar." They met at a village dance in Hampshire, and fell in love at first sight. Donald Meek Dies NEW YORK. November 20.—The death is announced from Hollywood of character actor Donald Meek, aged 66. who acted in 800 stage and film roles. He appeared in 100 pictures and toured Australia in his childhood in "Little Lord Faunt leroy."

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