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Wool Again Attracts Keen Competition The demand at the Perth wool sale which opened on Monday remained keen yesterday and almost the whole of the wool offered was sold under the hammer.

Competition was well spread throughout the sale and Bri tain was the principal opera tor. The Continent and Australian mills gave good support. The total offering of 29,391 bales at this week's auctions consisted of 12,490 bales from the pastoral areas and 16,901 from the agricultural and south ern districts. About 5,000 bales of crutch ings were included in the agri cultural offering, which con sisted mainly of prematurely shorn wools of medium to strong quality. Elder, Smith and Co. Ltd. was the seller in the main room yesterday. The highest prices were: 125d. for seven bales of AAA comb ings from Gabyon Pastoral Co. Pty. Ltd., Wurarga; 117d. for five bales of AAA combings from Beaton Bros., Thunde larra station, via Wubin; 116d. for 11 bales of AAA combings from Lake Mason Pastoral Co., Sandstone; 114d. for 10 bales of AAA combings from Mt. Malcolm Pastoral Co, Glenorn station, via Malcolm; 1131d. for 12 bales of AAA from Mel rose Station Pty. Ltd., Leo nora, and 11214. for 11 bales of AAA combings from T. A. Sherwin, Collie. Atomic Survey: The Japanese Government, on May 17, will send 21 scientists to investigate radioactivity in the ocean around the Bikini atoll.

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