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NEWS AND NOTES. Food Coupons. Current food coupons are as fol lows: Tea, black coupons 1 to 4 (valid until January 5). Sugar, 61 and 2 (valid until March 30). But ter, black and red coupons, 1 to 3 (valid until January 5). Meat, black coupons, 1 to 4 and green, 1 and 3 (valid until January 5). .Street Appeal. Next Friday's street appeal will be for the West Australian Insti tute and Industrial School for the Blind, Maylands, where additional . home and workshop accommoda tion is needed. The council urges the claims of the Institution on the generosity of the public. Radar for Yachts. All yachts competing in this year's Sydney-Hobart race will be fitted with radar equipment. This will enable an R.AA.P. aircraft exercising in the locality of the race to keep in touch with them. During last year's race fears were held for some of the competing yachts with which contact was lost for some time. Crews of competing yachts will be instructed in the use of the radar equipment next week.l Ten Points of Rain. Ten points of rain fell at the Perth Observatory in the 24 hours ended at 9 am. yesterday-the first registration since the weather became threatening on Sunday evening. During the day there were isolated light showers in the suburbs. Today conditions are expected to improve, the official forecast being: Cool and cloudy with some light showers, but con ditions gradually improving. Mod erate to fresh west to south-west winds. Estimated maximum tem perature, 72deg. Sutherland-street Reserve. Now welsurrounded by factories, the reserve in Sutherland-street, West Perth, is fortunate in that its superb plane trees are not in any way obstructive to easy and 'cor rect working of telephone and elec tric-light wires. They therefore grow unmolested and today are so large that they afford throughout the sunny'days deep shadows of which factory workers, cricketers and sojouirners avail themselves readily, especially the first-men tioned at luncheon time. The sweep of the crescent of planes in all their summer greenery has few rivals for beauty in the metropoll tan area today. Hazardous Flight. Starting at midnight and racing against time, a Royal Air Force Dakota with an English crew flew, 100 miles along the dangerous winding valleys of central Japan from Iwakuni to Miho station re cently and saved the life of an Indian serviceman who was criti cally ill, says a British War Office statement. The pilot, Flight-Lieut. W. Drinkwell, who knows the route well and led three lost Mustang fighters to safety in a heavy fog, three weeks ago, made the trip in record time. He picked up the patient from a waiting ambulance and safely negotiated the return trip, which was made at a low alti tude because of the patient's con dition. Blind Student's Success. Amofig the students who com pleted the Arts course at the Uni versity of Westerni Australia this year was Arnold Charles Cook, who became blind six years ago when he was 18 years of age. He took the Bachelor of Arts course in Economics with historical empha sis and in the three years did nine units, gaining eight distinctions and one major pass. Enid Doreen Fuller. whom Mr. Cook married recently, entered the University the same year and did the B.A. course with emphasis on psychol ogy and philosophy. In her nine units she obtained four distinc tions, four major passes and one C pass. Shirts and Suits. Shortage of shirts and suits will continue, according to inform ation compiled by the Common wealth Government. This was stated by the Minister for Trade and CuStoms (Senator Courtice) in Canberra yesterday, when replying to criticism of the continuance of clothing rationing. There was a world shortage of cotton, he said. Eroduction of woollen and worsteds in Australia had decreased, mainly because of labour shortages. The lRationing Commission's policy was to remove goods from the rationing list when they became plentiful. Shoes, hats, socks and collars were now unrationed. Government offlcers were taking every possible action to enforce the rationing regulations to prevent black marketing.

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