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ANYONC who wants to find what can be done with a small block of land in a comparatively tshrt time should visit Mr. J. Rhodes, of the GSuildford Nur sery and *nspect any one of ti.-e three
gardens owned by him. A mass o£ flowering plants, thousands of seed lings, of carna tions, dahlias, hedge plants in great variety and j hundreds of rose -\ trees, besides a number of plants whose habitat is in tropical coun tries make t h t gardens a blaze of color. Mr. Rhodes, who is an agricul tural expert and a member of the Royal Horticultur al Society, Eng land, started the nurseries boul two years ago uiul had only a )-oy to help him. To-day
he employs 16 hands and it requires a motor lorry to deliver the hundreds of thousands of seedlings which are sold in the city. A great lover of bird life, Mr. Rhodes believes implicitly in the va lue of birds in gardens and in order to protect them he' is erecting bird sanctu aries in his garden with plenty of nest ing material. Apart from Ms gardens and birds Mr. Rhodes takes an Interest in public life and was for some years Mayor of Guildford. ? ' * ? ? ?? JOAN NORTON, daughter of the late j John Norton, was one of the stars of the Australian debutantes at the last Court' in Liondbn, po the cable brilliantly ; tells us. Joan who wore dazzlingb/ beau tiful jewels, later on gushed to an inter viewer that what she really wanted was a husband, home and lots of babiet, and so on ad lib. Well, well, times change and all that sort of thing and we are glad to hear that this twe-».ty- , one-year-old beiress. has t,uch nice ideas even though -she is in high society and an attendant at cou-.t But couldn't tbe interviewer have found something more interesting to cable out? Australia isn't really dreadfully interested in Joan Norton, especially o the cables finished* with the information that Joan anC her mother are going to reside in London instead of Australia where the Norton fortune was so — shall we say sensation ally? — made. Australia has been good' to tbe Norton clan and it merits some thing in returns * ? . ? ? . ?PHIS is Mr. Alec B. Gloster, now of 1 Moora, but well-known from Bussel ton to Broome along the coast and back beyond Kalgoorlie. For long Alec Glos ter was in residence at Busselton where between times of
looking after visi tors at his hotel he conducted theiri round the beauty spqtss or extolled , the virtues of the early residents as he showed the visi tors over the pret ty old-time God's Acre. The ine^e male was instruc ted in the art of fishing both t'ronj boat and jetty. Alec was fond of that long jetty, but said it had its faults, for the en ergetic early-risers who took the 3 mile stroll along it before breakfast came back with an aonetite and \viilt
eggs at 3/ a dozen and bacon 2/ lb., what could a fellow do? Mr. Gloster is at present at Moora and has no chance of interesting himself in ancient graveyards or nshing; so he devotes spare time to golf, bowls, racing and barracking at football and cricket mat ches. He's a good all round sort am'1, an ! excellent raconteur. ?' ? * ? The air mail will be an accom plished fact next month, but the next thing will he to prove that il is justified. In this we can all i help. Send your letters por air j mail. :.nd travel by it ir picssil.Ic. j That's 'Ate best way of conviiit-jiis I the Commonwealth that every fresh facility it gives Western I Australia is not merely somci'liiuc j that is appreciated, but something ' that is vitally necessary. ! * j ?THE members of the Western Austra 1 lian 'Wine Growers' Association, knowing they had the goods and desir ing to sell them to the best advantage decided to open a retail business for the sale of Western
Australian wines only. The Licens ing Act does noL provide for this ;is it is not allowed under the Fedor. 1 Act. liut tin growers secure) j line premiers in ! tho now Marfcrl.i [ buildings, o n -l j have open«?d a wine saloon v.her« only Western Australian wines will be sold, these comprising 1 h -- product of the Doi rynasura and lii ehon vineyards u\ Armadalc, Hough ton and Valen-l.-i :«t Guildford am! Uuces Bbidecujj (Boyanun). An old
digger in Charles James (shown here), one time of Fremantle and interested in various enterprises, has been placed in charge, and there is every prospect of 'Western Australian wines getting more recognition in their own State. ? * .. ? BILL. McCORMACK, who lost the Queo.island elections for Labor last Saturday may have made mistakes, but wekaness wasn't one of them. Even his opponents admit that McCormack na« | plenty of courage :ind he has never hesi tated to spejik his mini to his own .rxlc. ?J\'cnts m:iy sliow that ho ?was tho ni'«-. ' I capable of all the four Labor premiers I who have reigned in Queensland sin e 1914. r
KALGOOKL.IE returned men lost a good friend last Saturday night when Lieut. CoJ. Dr. Valentine Ossborne Stae3* passed away at his residence in Kal goorlie. Born in Mudgee 4S years ago, the late doctor came to Kalgoorlie some years before the war. In 1913 he be came regimental doctor for the Gold fields Infantry Regiment (16th Batt) in succession to Dr. (now Major General) Barber. When the war broke out, Dr^. Stacy Joined up with the A.M.C. and saw distinguished service on the wes tern front. Among his decorations were the Croix de Guerre, with palms, the King's Medal and the Order of O.B.E. The military funeral took place at Kalgoorlie on Monday, over 100 cars following the remains to the place of interment. The late 'Doc.' as he was familiarly called, was one of the most popular personages on the 'fields. As an old comrade in arms says of him. 'His passing leaves a :gap in the lives of his closest digger pals that time can never bridge, for all who really knew him as a man and as a doctor can only thank God for the privilege of knowing such a character.' ? ? ? - _
r'RKKRS Homes affairs took Chair man W. B. Hardwick an-l Account ant H. G. Jarman (the demon bowler) to Canberra. They returned home on Wednesday. * 9 rS good to be British today, with a big British Motor Show open at Temple Court and the old Union Jack shaking out its creases in pre paration for Empire Day. This is Mr. I. M. Stewart, who as secretary of the motor section of the Aus tralian Associa
tion of British Manuf a cturers was responsible for a heap of detail-' ed work In con nection with this British exhibition of' fine motor cars. Mr. Stewart held the rank of lieu tenant in the Army Service Corps (Citizen Forces) and was an enthusiast at the - soldiering gam e. The Bri tish Motor Show has given him scope for his en ergy and enthusi asm and organis ing ability. The idea' of a British Motor Show is a
good one, and those Western Australia: agents who are exhibiting are confident that they will achieve their ambition to convince Australian buyers that the British manufacturer is making a se rious endeavor to build for Aussie con ditions. The show should lie a suc cessful drive during Empire Week and we haven't any doubts that everyone will find the organising' side of it right up to scratch. *. . .«,, .-. ..*,*« ,..w., DEOPLE are not going to races so * much as t-hey-usea to. Our racing authorities are getting rather worried over the matter and are inclined to blame the people. Perhaps a little thought will convince them that they nave mainly themselves to blame. While Picture theatres, vaudeville houses' box ing promoters and other entertainment providers have been getting out after business, with big publicity and all sorts of modem innovations the racing people have been sitting down waiting for the crowds to come. But the crowds have been gradually drifting elsewhere, and toey will continue to drift unless a direct effort is jnade to get them back. 1FTER visiting America and n England on business in connec tion with -|n. Young Australia I^iffuo, E. K. CWap') Marie and Ins wife are due in Fremantle on «he Clutral on Monday. Mr Ma hrt»™ !n. thC happy P°si«O' of bringing home a cheque for £1000 presented to the I^agW by Mr C * . Wakefleld, one of England's best known philanthropists. ^,'r.f' 'Sf™.?. =''«?? «»o -'-?.„..
ter quarry few. if any, ever catch anything. The see retary of the Hunt Club is Alee Law son Weir who looks out of tlu-~ picture. Mr. Weir J i~ a young En^ j lishman whoso j principal vices are j thoroughbreds and ; theatricals. A lov er of a good horse, he not only rides to the hounds, but has straddled a. saddle as an anta tetir at local iw '.Meetings, folo al *o interests him riml when the i-. iv nt carnival w;is on ;jt South .Perth he. was w'U in the
(hick of it. In London he did some dramatic work and has al^o hc^n asso ciated with similar ventures in this country, notably Harry Southwell's lo cally produced film, 'Down Under,' !n which Mr. Weir was cast in a prom inent part. A flair for organising, of ? which the Royal Agricultural Society wts the benefit, keeps' him busy through nio.st of the year. ? ? * ? fi WKLL-DESERYKD distinction t\ has been conferred on Mr. S. J. XrGiubon, who has been elected Australian president of the Com monwealth Institute of Ac.oun- - tants. ? ? ? * ris rather pathetic to watch Lloyd George trying to ride to power in the British elections on the sore old nag of .discouraged Liberalism. Like Billy Hughes, Lloyd George was mainly a war product whose peculiar usefulness faded out with the passing of the war crisis. And nowadays he is not only lighting a forlorn hope on his own ac count, but bis presence in the Liberal party is keeping- quite a lot of likely .young people out of the ranks of that 'i-i-cert. It's a pity the Welsh imaglna 'ti-m of 'Joyd '.'.eorgc and W. M. Hughes j «li«ln'c prompt them to retire .c;i'i--'fiilU- wIjp ntheir war honors were thick uuen I them.