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Mr. and Mrs. Norman Downey (the former Marrella Blanch) ar- rived by plane from Julia Creek on Saturday to spend several days here before leaving to holiday at Cairns. During their stay in Townsville they are staying at the Hotel Seaview. A Hughenden visitor to Towns- ville is Mrs. Walter Sladden. She and her children, Mathew and Colette are spending a holiday in Townsville with her mother, Mrs. C. Lilwell, of Philp Street, Her- mit Park. After an extended holiday here, Mrs. Vincc Leadbetter with her small daughter, Barbara, returned to her home in Toowoomba when she travelled south by the mail train on Sunday night. She has been holidaying in Townsville as the guest of her mother, Mrs. J. Madsen of Ninth Avenue, Railway Estate. Returning to Townsville on Saturday after two weeks' holi- day at Eungella Range, Mr. and Mrs. Don Broadfoot (the former   Marie Harvey) have taken up residence at Alroy Street, Pimlico. Mr. and Mrs. G. Beard (jnr.) of Mount Isa, who have been holi- daying at Magnetic Island, stayed at the Hotel Seaview before leav- ing by plane on Saturday on a visit to Cairns. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Fewin, Knapp   Street, West End, were passen- gers on last Friday's mail train travelling to Brisbane, where they will holiday for the next few weeks. Spending a holiday at Alma Bay, Magnetic Island, at present is Mrs. O. Chester and her small son Ber- nard, of Bell Street, South Towns- ville. They are accompanied by Mrs. D. Dearden. After a Brisbane holiday extend- ing over six weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Christensen (the former Ailsa Sykes) have returned to Townsville to make their future home at Pimlico. Mr. and Mrs. Hymus have ar- rived from Charters Towers to re- main here for a few days as guests of the Hotel Seaview before de- parting for Bowen, where they will spend a holiday. Mr. and Mrs. H. McGeachin of Pimlico, travelled south by the mail train last Friday. They plan to spend the next three weeks holidaying in Brisbane. After an extended holiday spent in Townsville as the guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. M. Wallace of Palmer Street, South Townsville, Mrs. J. Atkins has returned to her home at Wool- lahra. Miss Iris Warren, of Melton Hill, is at present spending six weeks' holiday in Sydney. A Darwin visitor to Magnetic Island is Miss J. Rollings, who is spending an extended holiday at Alma Bay. Mrs. W. E. Anderson, Lanifer, Winton, arrived on Monday to spend a few weeks in Townsville. Nurse L. Scott has returned to Townsville after week-ending with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Scott, Bluff Road, Charters Towers. Mrs. J. Shepherd of Charters Towers, who has been visiting Townsville for a few days, stay- ing at the Hotel Seaview, left on Sunday for Brisbane, where she intends to spend a holiday. Travel- ling with her is her daughter, Kath. Arriving back in Townsville by Saturday's mail train, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Galliott were returning from a honeymoon spent at Eungella Range.

Mrs. K. Pomfrett with her two children, has arrived from the south by air to holiday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. Jackson, of Mysterton Estate. Miss Kath. Purtill of Flinders Street West, departed by the mail train on Sunday for Brisbane, where she will holiday for several weeks as the guest of her sister, Mrs. Lynch of the Grange. Week -end visitors to Alma Bay, Magnetic Island, included Misses Mona Christensen, Eileen, and Mary Dare and Sister Gilmore, all of whom are attached to the staff of the Townsville General Hospital. Mrs. A. Besgrove of Mingela, is visiting Townsville as the guest of her daughter, Mrs. F. Tomp- kins, of Currajong Estate. Mr. Jim Fanning leaves for Brisbane on Wednesday to be present at the marriage of his son, Duncan, to Miss H. Barker, which takes place on Saturday, October 29. A very pleasant function took place in the club bouse on Fri- day, October 21, when the lady associates of the North Ward Bowling Club entertained over 80 people at a Wog afternoon. Various competitions had been ar- ranged and were won by Mes- dames McNeil, Vallis and D. John- stone, while the lucky door num- ber went to Mrs. Knobel. During the afternoon a box of sweets was raffled, the winner being Mrs. G. Brackslone. A dainty afternoon tea was served. Altogether, the afternoon proved to be a highly successful one, which resulted in the suggestion by many present, that the social committee should consider the possibility of similar entertainments being held at more frequent and regular inter- vals. Presence of so many Australian musicians in London has not gone unnoticed by Princess Elizabeth. When Her Royal Highness at- tended a concert at the Royal College of Music, she learned that three of the five soloists were Australians. The Australian solo- ists were Mr. E. Riley, of Sydney ; John Probyn, of Sydney ; Miss Elsie Morison, of Melbourne. Asked by the Princess why there were so many Australian artists in London, Mr. Riley replied : "We have to reach the top in Australia before we come to London, so a start." The Princess presented Mr. Denis Vaughan, of Mel- bourne, with the Tagore Gold Medal for general achievement during the year.