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Country News In Brief WHEAT BIN OPENED: The bulk wheat bin at Buntine was opened on Thursday for the 1949 season. A total of 280 tons was received up to closing time at 5.30 p.m. The sample of wheat is good. It is clean and heavy. A storm threatened at 4 n.m., but only a few farmers re ceived rain. Some -falls up to 40 points were registered but no dam age was done to crops. NATIVES FINED: On November 19 a number of natives in York took part in outbreaks of fighting. Some of them appeared in the York Police Court yesterday and were fined a total of £56 by Messrs. A. F. Noonan and P. M. A. Glass, J's.P. On charges of having been disorderly by fighting in a public place, the following were each fined £5; Cyril Yarran, Frederick George Ricket, Tom Kicket, Josephine Blurton. Russell Narkle and Len Yarran. On a similar charge Arnold Yarran was fined £7. On charges of having knowingly re 'ceived intoxicating liquor. Cyril Yarran and Len Yarran were each fined £2. On a similar charge Frederick George Kicket, Tom Kicket and Arnold Yarran were each fined £5. Sat. L. B. Dowsett prosecuted, and Metsrs. P. W. G. Anderson and B. A. McLarty, In spectors of the Department of Native Affairs, represented the ac cused. LAMB COMPETITION: The motorship Port Huon lifted at Al bany this week 105 export lamb carcasses forwarded ?by 21 dis trict growers for entry in the Aus tralian Meat Board's export lamb competition, to be held in' Perth. The carcasses will be placed in cool store at Midland Junction to await Judging. The consignment includes many lambs recently ex hibited at the Albany Annual Show. Last year Mr. A. I. Platt. of Narrikup. secured second prize for the State and he has two exhibits in this year's competition. The Port Huon, which will leave for Fremantle toc'ay, is also taking more than 5.000 bales of wool for the London sales and 260 tons of frozen meat from the works of Thos. Borthwick and Sons- (Aust.) Ltd. for the home market. MAYOR OPENS BAZAAR: The Mayor of Albany (Mr. C. i. Wit tenoom) on Thursday night offi dally opened the annual bazaar of St. Joseph's Church. The basesa was well attended despite a very sultry day. Mr. Wittenoom was introduced by Fathel Costello, who was supported by Cr. J. Paul. RIFLE UNION: More than 100 riflemen from clubs in the Great Southern Rifle Union will compete in the annual prize meeting on the Albany Rifle Club's range on Janu ary 28, 29 and 30. Cash prizes and trophies valued at more than £200 will be the awards for the pro gramme, which will open with team matches. Two matches for senior cadet units within the union will be contested by Albany and Den marl: representatives today. COLLIE ELECTION: An election to fill an extraordinary vacancy on the Collie Municipal Council is to be held on December 17. The vacancy has been caused by the resignation, as a councillor. of Mr. J. Marshall following his election as Mayor last 'Saturday. Nomina tions close at noon tomorrow. Mr. J. Gillespie, who did not seek re election as mayor, has announced that he will be a condidate. AWARDS TO SCHOLARS: Eleven awards for the current year have been granted to local school children by the Collie Combined Unions Sports and Scholarship Committee. Valued at £3/3/ a year. each scholarship is tenable for three years at either the Collie High School or the Presentation Convent. The successful students are: Dents Boyd, John Hunter, Her man Dzubiel, Kathleen Daniels, Valda Huggins, Beverley Lee, John McPherson, Martha Stephens, Edna Taylor. Judith Ware and Brian White.