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World's First School Of Air Opened
ALICE SPRINGS, June 8
The Alice Springs "School of the Air" was officially opened by the Administrator of the NT
'Mr. A. R. Driver' at a cere- nony on the lawns of the Alice Flying Doctor base this morning. Miss Adelaide Miethke told outback children lis- tening to the ceremony that they were taking part in the opening of the first school of the air in the world.
A vote of thanks to Mr. Driver wan moved by Dr J. M. Dwyer, a vice-president of the Flying Doctor ser- vice, and seconded by Mr. C. O. Chalmers, at Mc Donald Downs station— 120 miles away— by pedal radio Following the ceremony. an actual "school of the air" was conducted by Mr. T. Kissell. a master at the Alice Springs Higher Pri- mary School, who is the school of the air's general announcer. Children from 12 stations took part by radio in the concert which followed.