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A husrdriver's courtesy
|W[Y daughter was wait ing for a Wynnum bus at Kemp Place, an ill lit shadowy bus stop, on
Tuesday nignt, ao 11 pm, wnen a council bus bound for Can non Hill stopped and the young driver stepped out and came to where my daughter was waiting. 'This is not a nice place for you to be alone,' he said, 'come into my bus and I'll let you off at a busy intersection in East Brisbane, it will be safer there.' This driver deserves the thanks of all anxious mothers. M. Burgc, Bay Terrace, Wynnum. Value of helicopter AS an Australian who has travelled fairly . extensively I am disgusted at the way our Governments,
both State and Federal, work on rescue operations here. Take this little boy, Allen Noel Hnssum, for instance, who was lost for the last two days in very rugged country at Mt. Mee. What happened? The police, the army, and hundreds of other volunteers started searching the bush' but what about a helicopter? Such machines could cover hundreds of miles, in accur ate lines, at tree-top height, and would have had a much better view than any other body and save time, the most important thing of all. It has proved itself in Malaya with the RAP. It's about time we woke up. Just think of all the money that is wasted every ,year by
Lincoln bombers from Am berley searching for various purposes. Every township should have a helicopter for floods, bush fires, sea -rescue, and crop spraying. No expensive aero dromes would be needed. How many helicopters could have been bought (British make, no dollars) for the price of a single Canberra jet bomber? — 'Wake Up, Austra lia,' Balmoral. The Royal brothers U. PRICE states in his U letter (C-M, 29/12/ 53) that Princes Albert and George, sons of Queen Victoria, planted trees at the .Lookout, Mt. Coot-tha. Does ;he not mean sons of Edward VII and Alexandra?— H. Haynes (Ipswich).