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AT HOME

Following the breakdown of the ThreePower Conference an extraordinary cabinet meeting was called to discuss the Abyssinian crisis. Mr. Ramsay Macdonald on his return to London from Lossiemouth stated: "I regard the present position as the most serious we have had to face since 1914."

No invitations have as yet been issued by the British Government for a conference this year between the great naval powers.

The Air Ministry is about to place an order for 200 bombing machines.

A device for using infra-red rays for detection of aircraft has been offered to the War Office.

There are indications of a healthy revival in 3ritisli shipping. Ten orders for new ships have been placed with the Clydeside shipbuilders, and £12,000,000 worth of orders are to be distributed among British shipbuilders by the Admiralty.

The poll held to decide the future of thMilk Marketing scheme resulted in at

overwhelming majority in favour of its, continuance.

Poultry farmers throughout England and Wales will be required to pay £130,000 a year in levies under the marketing scheme for eggs and poultry now being drawn up.

Six persons were killed and live others hurt when a Cunard White Star liner was holed in collision with a Blue Star freight brier in the Irish Sea.

Imperial Airways are offering £30 t onuses to their senior pilots if they take out first-class navigator's licence.

A new traffic sign compelling motorists in minor roads to come to a standstill before entering the main highway has been authorised by the Minister of Transport.

Reports from manufacturers exhibiting at Radiolytnpia showed record orders, record attendances and an astonishing increase in export business.

Sir Basil Blackett, a Bank of England director, died, aged 53. Sir Reginald MacLeod of MacLeod, twenty-sixth chief of the clan has died, aged 88-.

Sir John Ross, last Lord Chancellor of Ireland, died, aged SI.

The number of cases of violence to children was the highest in the history of the R.S.P.C.C. Cases of cruelty referred to the society were the most since the war.

The final Test match ended in a draw at Kennington Oval.

Hop-picking will begin in Kent in two weeks' time, and arrangements are being made to accommodate more than 40,000 pickers.

The formation of new anti-aircraft units to modernise defences of certain ports abroad was announced in army orders on Thursday night.

ABROAD

The Three-Power conversations in Paris on the Abyssinian dispute broke down completely. The Italians refused to consider the proposals for settlement put forward by the French and British delegates, and made a general claim for domination of Abyssinia under conditions which the other powers could not accept.

Herr Julius Streicher, tie most notorious of Germany's Jew-bailers, made his first speech in the great -ports palace in the presence of Prince August Wilhelm, son of the ex-Kaiser, and an audience of 10,000 people.

Dr. Schacht, Germany's economic dietator, issued one of the most serious wartyings of financial problems since Hit) • came into power, and his speech includta a fierce onslaught on Jew-baiters. As a result an open quarrel has broken out between the extremist wing of the nazis and Dr. Schacht.

Following the aasassination of General Leon Ghilardi, who seas shot in Fieri on Thursday of last week in mistake for King Zog, the 40-year-old dictator. a serious revolt flared up in Albania. Martial law was declared in Fieri, but the rising was put down within a few hours.

Communists' plans to create a "single Arab front" were announced at the tsorld congtess.

Russia and Japan have agreed in principle on the question of frontier incidents.

France supported Britain whole-heartedly in her demand that the Abyssinian dispute should be settled without recourse to war.




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