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Adelaide's New Lord Mayor

Mr. Arthur Campbell Rymill, Adelaide solicitor. State polo player and noted speedboat driver is, at 42, one

of the youngest Lord Mayors elected in Adelaide. First elected to the Adelaide City Council in 1933, Mr. Rymill represented Young Ward until 1937. In the next two years he was councillor for Robe ward. After war service, he repre- sented MacDonnell ward from 1945 until this year when be re- signed to contest the. Lord Mayoralty. He enlisted as a private in the 25th Field Regiment, 2nd AIF, and was later commissioned. After a knee injury in an ac- cident to an Army vehicle in Sydney, he was invalided out of the service. He later served as a part-time Red Cross representative and with the Naval Auxiliary Pat- rol off the Outer Harbor ap- proaches. Civic Record Mr. Rymill is deputy presi- dent of the LCL and chairman of its finance committee. He was chairman of the City Council's parliamentary and by-laws com- mittee. He is a director of Bennett and Fisher, Ltd. and several other companies. He is a mem- ber of the Children's Hospital board. In 1933 he drove the speed- boat Tortoise II. to victory in the Australasian speedboat championships, and the fol- lowing year he was at the wheel when the craft sank in Outer Harbor after touching 70 miles an hour. Mr. Rymill represented SA at the Gold Cup polo tournament in Sydney in 1938. Mr. Rymill, whose home has always been within the city of Adelaide, was- educated at Queen's School, St. Peter's Col- lege and the University of Ade- laide. He was admitted to the Bar in 1930. 'Inspiration' Speaking at the declaration of the poll on Saturday night, Mr. Rymill said that the 'mag- nificent vote' was an inspira- tion to him. He and his wife would do their utmost to fulfil the duties of the office. He paid tribute to the 'mighty job' which Sir Lavington Bonython had done for the City of Adelaide. Sir Lavington Bonython had been the returning officer for he election until prevented from acting by illness. Sir Lavington Bonython had given 50 years' service to the council, Mr. Rymill said. He be- lieved that Sir Lavington Bonython had been the city's youngest mayor and the second youngest councillor ever elected.