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Mr ADELAIDES Diary

She found a cuddlesome pair

ADELAIDE Royal Show secretary, Mr. Harold Finnis,   back yesterday from   England, will have   some new ideas for   next year's Show at   Wayville.  

One could be a new ring event. He was impressed at several shows he saw in England with a jumping contest that required the horse to leap a ditch onto a mound and then leap straight on over another ditch on the other side. "Just like a cat leaping," he told a colleague who met him at England's big show at Windsor Park. Star crooned VIRGINIA Paris. Bloody Mary of "South Pacific," hopes to give a benefit concert to help our aborigines before she leaves Australia. She said this after meeting some of the part- aboriginal chilidren at Blackwood School and Colebrook Home this week. She put a friendly arm round Freddie Turner, 12, a spastic part-aboriginal boy, who has just learnt to kick a football. She asked Nancy Kemp, 14, from Oodnadatta, about her favorite subject, "His- tory," said Nancy. At Colebrook Home, a mile or so along the leafy road from the school, singer Miss Paris heard from the superintendent, Mr. Hill, that the part-aboriginal

children enjoyed singing songs like Handel's "Wher- e'er You Walk." Mr. Hill said; "We tell them not to say 'white children,' but to call them by their names. They're all God's, children."

'That's how it should be,' said Miss Paris. Then she crooned a lul- laby to eight months old David James. Train delays GAWLER train passen- gers are calling Dry   Creek their hoodoo station. One passenger says he has been in four trains in the past few months that have broken down there. Latest case last night was a brake defect on the 5.47 p.m. to Gawler. After about three-quarters of an hour's delay the defective carriages were left at the Dry Creek station and the rest of the train went on to Gawler. Local MP Mr. J. Clark wants a better train ser- vice to Gawler. Gawler people just want better trains. Bears filmed MR. Perce Moody, home this week from a   three-month business tour of America and Canada, has brought back 5,000 feet of film he took on the trip —and a big enthusiasm for color TV. He saw color TV in Radio City, New York, and says it is near perfect. Hotels have a TV receiver in many of their rooms. In the Canadian moun- tain resort of Lake Louise, Mr. Moody showed colored slides and lectured about Australia to 200 university students. Mr. Moody saw Niagara, the Grand Canyon. Yose- mite National Park, and photographed big black bears from two feet away. He went over Warner Brothers studio in Holly- wood, met Frank Sinatra,

and had a look at Cine- rama. For good measure he photographed our Mar- jorie Jackson winning the 220 yards in the Empire Games in Vancouver. Back from U.S. TWENTY - THREE - YEAR - OLD Mr. Bill Murrell, of Mount Lofty, came back to Ade- laide this week after two years in the US, and the first thing he noticed — girls in school uniforms. 'You never see girls

wearing school uni- forms in the States," he said to- day. "May- be this is largely due to the co-ed system, where there are mixed second a r y schools of boys and girls. "The girls from 12 on use make- up. Maybe

this sounds a bit out- rageous. But basically the teenagers aren't very dif- ferent from ours. They're very likeable." Mr. Murrell went to the US on a General Motors Holden scholarship, and spent two years in Flint, Michigan, where they make Buicks and Chevro- lets. He attended a General Motors engineer- ing college there. Flint, with 150,000 people, has a television set in nearly every home.

Bowling again CLARRIE Grimmett, wiz- ard of spin, was laid up at Christmas with an injury   which he was afraid might stop him from ever bowling again. On Wednesday night, down at the Adelaide Oval at the South Australian Cricket Association's winter school he tried himself out. There was no need to vorry. Clarrie hadn't lost art. "It was good to be in ac- ion again," he commented. Busier now THE first time Eric Pearce ever went on the air he sang, "Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day," in a BBC talent quest. He's been busy in radio ever since. And he's get- ting busier now he has a new appointment as direc- tor of programs for the Major Broadcasting Net- work of Australia. Mr. Pearce has been manager of 5KA for four years. He leaves Adelaide on October 30 for Sydney and takes up his new ap- pointment on November 8. Part of his job will be to prepare the way for TV programs. There's a strong possibility he will go over- seas for a look at TV. About TV he said: "It's the most potent force for good or evil that's ever been discovered in the communications field of entertainment."

New stamp THE Prime Minister, Mr. Menzies, has promised   to strike a special stamp for the Australasian Phila- telic Exhibition in Adelaide in September next year. And that has SA philate- lists intrigued. They hope it will be a reproduction of SA's first postage stamp issued 100 years ago. The Adelaide exhibition will be sponsored by the SA Philatelic Advisory Council. This week the council had word that the US Phila- telic Society will allot its Award of Distinction to the 1955 exhibition in Ade- laide. Bexy Bill WE went looking for Jello Joe this week —     the man who is said to be responsible for the loud booms from the quarries round Burnside way. There were complaints the blasting had got out of hand. We didn't find Jello Joe. We found instead Bexy Bill — a much quieter charac- ter. He fired off 50 lb of gelignite; 150 ton of shale dropped into the quarry and we hardly heard it. Bexy Bill, 58-year-old Bill Griffin, who has been a powdermonkey for about 30 years, said: "That wasn't a bad shot, you would hardly hear it out-

side the quarry. Of course its harder and noisier with stone." Bill got his nick-   name because he   takes so many aspirins. It's not the noise but the fumes of gelignite he gets occassionally after "bulling" a shot hole— that is exploding a small charge at the end of the drill hole to make room for the main charge later. Bill's offsider, "Brusher" Steward, said: "I've been a powdermonkey for 10 years. It's a gift, just like anything else." Dress party YOU have heard of women buying a new dress for a party but here is the story of a party for a new dress. Attractive Mrs. Phillis Kallinikos, of Toorak Gar- dens, saw THE dress par- aded in a fashion show in Adelaide this week. Woman-like she tried it on. She said to friends: "It's wonderful. But where could I wear it?" Her friends chorused : "You buy it and we'll give you a party for it." That did it. The party: A cocktail party on Wednesday at the home of Mrs. Ron Charlton, Linden Park. THE DRESS: It's an Austrian wool separate in sour cream wool. Its full skirt is banded in narrow strips of close weave and wide strips of vertical woollen strands. The sleeveless blouse is low necked and plain. (Descrip- tion by courtesy of women members of our staff.)

Muscles told   QLEN Osmond folk are still enjoying the true story about how the foun- dations of the present in- stitute were dug back in 1877. About 150 residents and former residents attended a late afternoon party, to see the Mayor of Burn- side, Mr. J. H. Parkinson unveil a commemorative plaque. And then someone told the story about the foun- dations. A contest was arranged to dig them between 1 clerks and five burly quarrymen from Glen Os- mond Quarries. The clerks took the south side and the quarrymen the north.   The foundations had to be 3 ft. wide and 18 in deep. It was an exciting con- test, but muscles told. The outnumbered quarrymen won by 15 minutes. Art enthusiast WEA secretary, Mr. Colin Lawton, looked with a   beginner's longing eye at the Dunlop art exhibition in John Martin's Gallery. Mr. Lawton is so keen about art he has started going to one of his own WEA classes. He is one of about 5 who are making a begin- ning in watercolors under the watchful eye of Stanis- lav Rapotec. Mr. Lawton said: "The other night for homework I had to paint a landscape in two colors and put in three trees. So I'm mak- ing progress." WEA students are hoping to have their own art exhibition in October. Oh, Nellie!   An Englishman has per-   fected Nellie, the electronic   barmaid. It is a barrel,   radio controlled, which   brings drinks, pours them   out, then rolls away.   An electronic barrel will Replace the bar-room girls. No more the merry banter, mate.   No more peroxide curls.   You'll get your rum by radio And straightaway or sooner You gel the proper wave length, then     You tune in for your schooner.   You flick a switch, you barrel rolls. Oh, who could be phleg matic. But if your beer taste rather flat Then, maybe, it's the static An electronic barrel seem A kind of trap to me. It's not the wavelength we must watch It's . . . just the frequency

VIRGINIA PARIS 'South Pacific' star, nurses two small part-aboriginal children, David and Louise, at Colebrook Home. See "She Crooned."

VIRGINIA PARIS 'South Pacific' star, nurses two small part-aboriginal children, David and Louise, at Colebrook Home. See "She Crooned."

Mr. Murrell

Mr. Murrell

FRIENDS of Mrs. Phillis Kallinikos (above) are giv- ing her a special party for this dress. See Dress Party.

FRIENDS of Mrs. Phillis Kaitinikos (above) are giv ing her a special party for this dress. See Dress Party.

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