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ABOUT OUR CONTRIBUTORS
M. GLASKIN (Short Story pp 8-9):
Was born in Perth 30 years ago and went to Perth Modern School. He has been writing since he was 18 and has had contributions published in vari- ous overseas and Eastern States journals as well as in "The Western Mail" and "The Broadcaster." Dur- ing World War II he served with the R.A.N.R. for 15 months, but owing to an accident in which he received arm injuries he was dis- charged from the Navy. He then joined the R.A.A.F. and was trained under the Empire Air Scheme in Canada. He holds the rank of flying officer. While on leave he went to Hollywood wheré he was a guest of Ida Lupino and Susanna Foster.
His hobbies are music and short story writing and he hopes one day to write a novel. He says he got the idea for his story "merely through having a fantastically vivid imagin- ation." Swimming and surfing help to keep him flt.
He is unmarried and lives at Pep- permint Grove,
PRED. EDMUND FORD (full page
camera study, page 21):
Is «taff photographer for West Australian Newspapers Ltd. Was born in Victoria in 1890 and went to Scotch College, Melbourne. He served apprenticeship with photographic studios in Melbourne and was ap- pointed assistant to the late Bert Ive, Commonwealth Government Photographer. When the "Sun Pic- torial" newspaper started he became one of its first photographers, trans- ferring a year later to the "Argus." where he remained until 1926. He then came to Western Australia as Benior photographer for West Aus- tralian Newspapers Ltd.
Besides news pictures, he special- ises in animal studies and has had a number of these on exhibition. In the course of his photographic career he has travelled in practically every part of Australia and has twice nar- rowly escaped drowning. He was washed off St.* Kilda pier while tak- ing pictures in a storm, and fell into the sea when a rope ladder broke as he was boarding the liner Moreton Bay
One of his chief worries is coping with pictorial editors, each of whom,
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he complains, has a pet obsession.
During the recent war Mr. Ford served for three years in the A.M.F., ' holding on discharge the rank of
W.O.l. He is married and has two children. His daughter Margaret has already made a name for her- self as a swimmer, holding five' State championship records, as well as the junior record for archery.
JVEGLEY FARSON (Article p. 5):
Now one of the best-informed ' American writers on foreign affairs,
Negley Farson was trained as a civil engineer and then became a busi ' ness man. He was born in New Jer-
sey in 1890 and went to Pennsyl- vania University. Sent to Man- chester, England, as representative of a U.S. steel firm, he subsequently went to Russia to sell war material. Returning to England during World War I, he pretended to be a Cana- dian and succeeded in joining the R.A.F. When serving in Egypt, he crashed and seriously injured a leg.
After the war he did successfully in business in Chicago, but tired of it and became a special correspon- dent for newspapers. He acted in this capacity in most capitals in Europe, including five years in. Lon- don. Always getting along well with English people he has been regarded " by some Americans as "too pro
British." In 1935 he resigned as a newspaper correspondent and be-
came a freelance.
His best-known works include an autobiography* "The Way of a Transgressor," "Transgressor in the Tropics," "Behind God's Back" (written about Africa), "Bomber's Moon," and "Going Pishing."
WILLIAM 4EECHAM (Article,
TT pp 12-13):
Is the pen-name of Wells, who lives at South Perth. His present occu- pation is that of freelance journalist, and he is a regular contributor to Australian and overseas periodicals. He has been .representative in Aus- tralia for the last 10 years of the English circus paper the "World's Pair," of "Box Office" (U.S.A.), the "Daily Film Renter" (London), and other trade papers. He has also broadcast over the national and commercial radio networks, giving talks on the circus and sideshow life. His hobby is philately, A keen fol- lower of baseball, he was an umpire of the game for several seasons.
Born at Worthing, Sussex, Eng- land, in 1900, he saw active service with the Royal Marines at an early age in World War I. During the recent war he served in the A.MJF. for two years, holding the rank of W.O.2, and for a further two years as a Welfare Officer (Y.M.C.A.) with the A.I.F.
He is married and has4 two
J^RNEST HUNTLEY (Article,
Is a well-known British journa- list and contributor to specialist and technical magazines. He has handled television publicity for many years.
TAN LASRY («hort story page 16) ;
Was born in Sydney m 1916. A year later he went to live in Mel- bourne, attending Brighton Grammar School and the Melbourne University, where he graduated in Law. After his discharge from the A.M.F. he was with the Commonwealth Crown Soli- citor's Office fpr two years as a Commonwealth Prosecutor, but re- signed to take up full-time freelance journalism.
Over the past two years he has had over 120 stories, articles, and radio features accepted in Australia, and is now devoting attention to the United States and English markets. He has travelled extensively in Europe and Africa, having lived over- seas for a total of four years. His main interests outside writing are tennis and golf, and he has played special B Pennant tennis in Victoria, He now lives at Healesville, Victoria.
He got the idea for his story after a slight brush with a pugnacious* drunk in a Melbourne tram one night.
p£fH.W. (Short Story, Women's
Magazine supplement) :
Is Mrs. E. L. Wilson, of Gerald- ton, A Tasmanian by birth, she went to the Methodist Ladies' College and the Perth Modern School, and is a Bachelor of Arts of the University of Wefiwn Australia. She has had sev- eral stories published in "The West- ern Mail" and in Various periodicals in the»Eastern States. She has also contributed to the "Life and Letters" pages of "The West Australian." A writer of verse as well as prose, she 1 has had two books of verse published*
and several of her poems have been broadcast in the Original Verse ses
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sion of the A.B.C.
During the war Mrs. Wilson worked for Service Canteens and the Red5 Cross. She is at present a membeï of the Geraldton Kindergarten ComV mittee. Her husband is a public ac« countant, and they have three chi!* dren-two boys and a girl. The elder5
boy is a student at th t University of ^ Western Australia,
In adition to her family and liter- ary activities, Mrs. Wilson finds tims to play tennis and golf.
J^EVUKA (Racing article, Sportins
Section, page 20):
Is the pen name of Sidney P. Cusack, who has been a sporting writer for 28 years. He also writes under the name of "Veteran." Born in Fiji, he camé to Western Aus- tralia with hts parents. His father, who had been proprietor and editor of the "Samea Times," established the "Bunbury Herald" on which young Cusack served his time as a printer. He then took up sporting writing, later joining the staff of the "Sunday Times." He was for two years on "The West Australian," waa
transferred to "The Western Ap il,*
and is now doing sporting journalism in Melbourne. Hts brother and a nephew are both engaged in journal-
ism in Perth.
During World War I Mr. Cusack was on active service with the 10th Light Horse Regiment and later, with the A.A.S.C. He was present at the entry into Damascus and took part in the Victory March in London in