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INNISFAIL SUGAR STOCKS MOVING
INMSFAIL, April 17— Sugar stocks at InnlsfaTl's three mills have this week taken a further drop and Goondi should be com pletely cleaned up within a few days. The total sugar in store at that mill Is bow only M0 tons.
whilst South Johnstone has J7BS and Mourllyan W55O tons still to be removed The Kstoora will arrive back from Cairns on Wed nesday, and take the final sugar from Goondi, and sail for Towns ville on Thursday. After a trial of many months by the new owners, the bus service frcm InniBfail to Flying FiBh Point has been discontinued. The service was instituted by the original owner of the rights for this route, and the service was greatly appreciated by the resi dents of that area, end by those who week-ended at the 'Point.' Milk, bread and meat were carriei by the service, giving an added amenity to this seaside resort, but a service must be a paying preposi tion if It is privately-owned, and evidently the service has not been an economic proposition, hence its discontinuance. An inquest has been held into the death of Carl Joseph Ebert, who died frcm electrocution when using an electrically operated lawn mower on February 16 last. The unfortunate man was found lying Bcross the mower, the cur rent still being on. The town has an influx of dele gates who will attend the cenfer ence of the Queensland Cane Growers' Association, which com mences on Wednesday next. The
executive committee of the Queensland Cane Growers' Council has already held meetings in the board rcom of the Johnstone Shire Council, under the presidency of Mr. Ben Foley. The Main Roads Commission has been authorised to provide clear Ing, grubbing, earthworks, drain age, gravelling etc on a section approximately 1.4 miles in length of the West Palmerston Forestry Road D within the Shire of John Btone. commencing half a mile east of Jordan Creek and extending in a westerly direction. This section
connects the two previously con structed sections cf the existing forestry and land settlement road! When this work has been com pleted the whole road will provide a through road fcr timber and stock traffic between the Maalan area and Innisfail. The estimated cost Is £14,152. The matter of public conveni ences at Mourilyan Harbour, that was originally mooted by the Mourilyan Harbour Development League, has been the subject of representations and correspond ence between the various bodies and the Government Department concerned. The Johnstone Shire Council considers that a coopera tive effort by the Depsrtment of Harbours and Marine, the Railway Department and the Council would result in a higher standard of pub lic convenience being erected . The fniincil hsc hf-f-n advised that 'be
fore a definite determination could be made, it will be necessary for the Council to furnish full de tails of the work proposed, to gether with particulars of any monetary assistance promised to the Council towards the ccst of tho proposal.' A fire occurred at South John stone mill a few dayrs ago when a vat measuring 20ft, x 4ft- contain
ing tar, caught fire. An engine and crew frcm Innisfail, assisted by the auxiliary at South John stone, quickly had the outbreak under control, the only damage be ing to an electrical travelling crane. It appears that the Leisha, the small lighter that brings tranship ment cargo from CairnB to Innis fail, at the town wharf, has made her last journey for a short time, as after discharging cargo here this week, she is expected to make a trip to Thursday Island and Nor An indication why Innisfail should have a port fcr interstate vessel* at Mourilyan Harbour, is I clearly demonstrated when one considers an article for an Innisfail businessman. The freight from Melbourne to Innisfail totalled £6/17/6 and £2/8/11 of this was foi transhipment frcm CairnB to Innis fail. plus 4/4 charges, for a distance of 60 miles. ' The Johnstone Shire Council is
to be congratulated on the efficient use of their motor driven mowers, which are gradually getting the accumulation of leng grass down, after last year's continual and heavy rains. In many near subur ban and country areas the grass had grown so high at the roadway that visibility had been lessened, and drains were unable to be de tected. Even guide posts were grown over. Grasses and weeds grow prolifically here when the rain, followed by heat, cause the growth to be speedy.
This year promises to beat last year In regard to the membership of the Innisfail sub-branch of the R.S.L. Last year's figures were 358, and at the end of March this year 260 members were financial A large percentage of members pay prior to or on Anzac Day, with a smaller percentage who pay their subscriptions between then and October. It is a well known fact that the meetings of the Innisfail sub-branch attract a better attend ance than any other sub-branch in the north. With the return of tho trustees of the Diggers' Building Fund, who control the finances for the Soldiers' Memorial Hall, .it is expected that they will shortly meet, to commence the building of the new club on the Esplanade, the land having been purchased recently. The Innisfail Ambulance with the commencement of the football sea son, appears to be having a busy time. Last Sunday four players received injuries and were con veyed to the hospital. They were R Young, of Charles Street; J. King (Goondi Bend), E. Cuzzu and Les Nixon. The South John stone Ambulance, likewise bad a busy time over the last week-end . Mr. Norman Packer, of Goondi. has returned to Innisfsll after sev eral weeks in the south, where he Underwent medical attention at Greenslcpes. Sergeant W. Cutler, accom panied by Mrs Cutler and family, have returned to Innisfail after y vacation spent at St. George. Constable Porter, who has been
vacationing in Brisbane, has re turned to InniBfail and commenced duties. New arrivals to Innisfail from England are Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Bear and two children. They arrived over Easter and tcok up temporary residence with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. Bear, of Eaat In nisfail. Mr. Bear served in France during the last war. and also with Wingate's Force in Burma.