Wednesday, 02/07/30.


So Ulm purchases VH-UMR today for Coote unaware that Barlow's bus has now been sold to Wedgwood, Ernest Bailey immediately notifies the authorities re the transfer of ownership from Barlow to CAGE, now that will raise eyebrows in Civil Aviation regarding last weeks change of ownership.

Smithy leaves New York  at 7.00 a.m. on his way to Chicago, a few more days and his remarkable circumnavigation of the world will be completed. The Australian Government decides to promote him to Wing Commander. Meanwhile Holden  sets off for Port Augusta with his patient, indifferent flying weather, 15 minutes refuelling at Oodnadatta and Marree and arrives at Port Augusta just before 5.00 p.m. The stationmaster in a bad way will survive, well done Holden and the Canberra crew.

The Canberra Times reports Archdale Parkhill's difficult questions in yesterdays parliament and Blakeley's response, free transport from Quorn to Alice Springs and C.A.G.E. intend to spend 2000 pounds in the search for Lasseter's Reef and brother Fred's in charge because of his long experience in central Australia, being one of the first to open up the Coober Pedy opal fields, ignorant of the fact that brother Fred has never been west of Alice Springs. The Minister emphasises that C.A.G.E. is not receiving any preferential treatment.