POLICE, FIREMEN CALLED TO STUDENTS' PARADE
SYDNEY, Tues.—Police reinforcements were called to Martin-place, Sydney, today when students exploded smoke bombs, lit firecrackers and hurled paper bags full of flour.
One constable had to retire from the melee of shouting students and amused specta- tors when he was covered from head to foot with flour. Two fire engines had to be called to extinguish smoke bombs which belched chok- ing clouds of black fumes for more than half an hour. The picturegram shows Sydney firemen who rushed to Martin-place to extinguish one of several smoke bombs exploded. Later, in the Central Police Court, a University student,
Barry Willis-King was charged with having let off a skyrocket in Martin-place but was discharged after he claimed that three other stu- dents had done the same. Students invaded Sydney after their Commemoration Day procession through city streets. Their activities varied from "kidnapping" spectators who watched their pranks to staking out "uranium claims" on the G.P.O. steps. Students led a youth dress- ed as the "abominable snowman" around the streets.
Others dressed as American sailors, entered city stores and kissed girl employees. The scene was no quieter in the University's great hall where Mr. Wentworth, a Liberal M.H.R., bravely tried to address students on "The pattern of Commun- ism in Australia." Students gave the Nazi salute, shouted "Heil Hitler" and finally hung a red sash around his neck, while the audience re-enacted the de- parture of Mrs. Petrov from Sydney airport.