CARSON -- July 13, 1943 at the Royal Maternity Hospital, to VERONICA (nee O'NEILL), wife of SAMUEL CARSON, 46 Titania Street -- a daughter (Violet).
CARTER -- July 23, 1943, at Misses Martin's Nursing Home, 74 Eglantine Avenue, Belfast, to MAUREEN (nee LAUGHLIN), wife of Capt. C ROY CARTER, Army Dental Corps -- a daughter
DONALDSON -- July 22, 1943, at Miss Webb's Nursing Home, Wellington Park, to MABEL, wife of Flying Officer GEORGE M. DONALDSON, 17 Clifton Drive, Belfast -- a son.
STRANGE -- July 20, 1943, at Johnstone House, to JEAN (nee TINSLEY), wife of ANDREW G. STRANGE, 269 Holywood Road -- a son (David).
The engagement is announced between Flight-Lieutenant REG TAYLOR, only son of Mrs. Taylor, Balham, London, and MOLLY, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hamill, 84 Gainsborough Drive, Belfast.
CROOK--BERRY -- July 17, 1943, at St. Luke's Church, Heywood, near Manchester, by the Rev. H. Sargeant, JACK H., only son of Mrs. F. Crook and the late Mr. W. Crook, formerly of Muckamore, Co. Antrim, to WINNIFRED S., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Berry, "Greenthorne," Hopwood Avenue, Heywood, Lancs
FLEMING--SHIMMIN -- July 24, 1943, at Duffield Baptist Church, Derby, FRANCIS ROBERT, younger son of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. Fleming, of Manchester, to ADA MARIA, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Shimmin, of Duffield.
JOHNS--WILSON -- July 7, 1943, at Osborne Park Methodist Church (by special licence), by the Rev. S. D. Ferguson, Sapper FRANK JOHNS, R.E., youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Johns, Cornwall, to ANGELINE, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. Wilson, Cameron Street, Belfast.
BEATTIE -- July 27, 1943 (result of an accident), JOHN, dearly-beloved only son of JAMES and MARY BEATTIE. Funeral from his parents' residence, 29 Trigo Parade, to-morrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Daddy, Mammy and little Sister, Phyllis.
BEATTIE -- July 27, 1943, JOHN, (wee JOHN), dearly-loved nephew of FRANK and MARY M'KINLEY. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Uncle and Aunt, Frank and Mary M'Kinley, 245 Belmont Road.
BEATTIE -- July 27, 1943, JOHN, (wee JOHN), dearly-beloved nephew of MARGARET BEATTIE. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Aunt, Margaret Beattie, 245 Belmont Road.
CAMPBELL -- July 28, 1943, at his mother's residence, 18 Railway Street, Comber, WILLIAM M., youngest son of AGNES CAMPBELL, and the late JOHN CAMPBELL. Funeral to Comber New Cemetery to-morrow (Friday), at 3 p.m. Deeply regretted.
CATHY -- July 28, 1943, at his residence, 3 Mayfield, Princetown Road, Bangor, JOHN, dearly-loved husband of ISOBEL CATHY. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at 3.30 p.m., to Bangor New Cemetery, House strictly private.
CHAPMAN -- July 28, 1943, at her mother's residence, 62 Holmdene Gardens, Belfast, ROSALINE CHAPMAN, wife of ROBERT CHAPMAN. -- R.I.P. Funeral from above address to-morrow (Friday) at 2 p.m., to Milltown Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Husband and little Daughter, Theresa. Into Thy hands I commend my spirit.
DONALDSON -- July 29, 1943, at her residence, 30 Stranmillis Park, MARY A., widow of JOSEPH DONALDSON. Funeral on Saturday, 31st inst., at 11 a.m., to City Cemetery.
DONNELLAN -- July 27, 1943, at his residence, 66 Delhi Street, JOHN, dearly-loved husband of the late ELIZABETH DONNELLAN. House and funeral strictly private. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Family. Until the day break.
FISHER -- July 28, 1943, at his residence, Tullynacross, Poyntzpass, ALEXANDER, dearly-loved husband of MARGARET FISHER. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at 2 p.m., to Acton Burying-ground. House private. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Family.
FORDE -- July 28, 1943, at his residence, Roseview Terrace, Obin Street, Portadown, REGINALD, dearly-loved husband of CATHERINE FORDE. Funeral on Friday, at 3.30 p.m., to Drumcree.
FREW -- July 28, 1943, at her residence, Ballyskeagh, Newtownards, JANE, dearly-loved wife of WILLIAM FREW. Funeral to Dundonald Churchyard to-morrow (Friday), at 3 p.m. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Husband and Family.
HARPUR -- July 25, 1943, at Trowbridge, Wiltshire (suddenly), JOHN KELLY, dearly-beloved husband of MARGARET E. HARPUR. Funeral from T. Johnson & Sons' Rest Room, 43 Bedford Street, at 11 o'clock, on Saturday, to City Cemetery.
HILL -- July 28, 1943, at Utter, Gransha, Islandmagee, WILLIAM ROBERT, younger infant son of JAMES and MARGARET HILL. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at 3 p.m., to New Cemetery. Deeply regretted.
HILTON -- July 28, 1943, at his residence, Tullygowan, Gracehill, FRANCIS, beloved husband of JEMIMA HILTON. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at 2 p.m., to Ballymena Cemetery. House Private. Deeply regretted.
HUME -- July 28, 1943 (suddenly), at her mother's residence, 32 Mill Lane, Larne, JESSIE, dearly-loved daughter of JESSIE HUME. Her remains will be removed to Glynn Burying-ground to-morrow (Friday), at 1 p.m. Forever with the Lord. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Mother and Sister, Martha Hume; also her Sister, Mrs. Gordon, and Brother-in-law.
KEMP -- July 29, 1943, at her son's residence, 9 Meadow Street, Ballymena, JESSIE, widow of CHARLES H. KEMP. Funeral on Saturday, at 12 noon to Drumaghlis Family Burying-ground. Deeply regretted by her Sons and Daughters-in-law, Nephews and Nieces.
LIGHTBODY -- July 29, 1943, at City Hospital, HUGH LIGHTBODY, 24 Wellwood Street. Interment notice later. Deeply regretted.
LOGAN -- July 28, 1943, at her residence, 14 Daisyfield Street, MATILDA, widow of THOMAS LOGAN. Funeral to-morrow (Friday), at 2 p.m., to City Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her sorrowing Niece, Jane E. Percy, and Family, 15 Daisyfield Street.
MACKREL -- July 27, 1943 (suddenly), at Belfast City Hospital, MARGARET, dearly-loved wife of ERNEST MACKREL. Funeral from her uncle's residence, 50 Humber Street, to-morrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., to Dundonald Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her loving Husband and little Daughter; her Mother and Brother, Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law; also Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.
MAWHINNEY -- July 28, 1943 (after a lingering illness), at his residence, 96 Crimea Street, JAMES, dearly-beloved husband of KATHLEEN MAWHINNEY (late collector for Workshops for Blind). Funeral from his late residence on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m., to City Cemetery. House private, by request. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Wife and Sons, Edward (on active service) and Harold. Peace, perfect peace.
MAWHINNEY -- July 28, 1943, at his residence, 96 Crimea Street, JAMES, dearly-beloved father of JAMES MAWHINNEY. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, James and Martha Mawhinney, Lincoln Chambers, 11 Garfield Street.
MAWHINNEY -- July 28, 1943, at his residence, 96 Crimea Street, JAMES, dearly-beloved father of ROBERT MAWHINNEY. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Son and Daughter-in-law, Robert and Lily Mawhinney, and Grandchildren, Betty, Roberta and Maureen, 13 Bromley Street. Forever with the Lord.
MITCHELL -- July 29, 1943 (suddenly), at his residence, 39 Twaddell Avenue, JOHN, beloved husband of MARGARET MITCHELL. Interment notice later.
MURRAY -- July 29, 1943, WILLIAM MURRAY (late of Castlereagh Road). -- R.I.P. Interment notice later. On his soul, sweet Jesus, have mercy. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing Family.
M'CREANOR -- July 28, 1943, at Banbridge District Hospital, JOHN J., beloved husband of MAUD M'CREANOR. Funeral from his late residence, Hill Street, Banbridge, on to-morrow (Friday), at 3 p.m., to New Cemetery, Banbridge. House private. Deeply regretted.
M'ILROY -- July 28, 1943, JAMES, beloved husband of ELIZABETH M'ILROY, 38 Newington Avenue. -- R.I.P. Funeral from Holy Family Church to-morrow (Friday), immediately after 10 o'clock Mass, to Milltown Cemetery. House strictly private. -- Elizabeth M'Ilroy.
M'LISTER -- July 28, 1943, at Ballycastle, MARGARET, wife of JAMES F. M'LISTER. -- R.I.P. The remains will be removed to St. Patrick's and St. Brigid's Church, Ballycastle, to-day (Thursday), at 7 p.m. Funeral to adjoining cemetery to-morrow (Friday), after Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. (D.S.T.).
NAPIER -- July 28, 1943, at his brother's residence, 50 Groomsport Road, Bangor, SAMUEL BERNARD, beloved husband of the late MATILDA NAPIER. House and funeral private. No flowers, by request. At rest.
STEVENSON -- July 29, 1943, at his residence, Killycomaine Road, Portadown, JOSEPH HENRY, the dear husband of ANNIE STEVENSON. Funeral to Seagoe Churchyard on Saturday, at 3 p.m. No flowers, please.
THOMPSON -- July 28, 1943, JOHN, beloved nephew of SARAH M. ELLIOTT and cousin of ELIZABETH HALLIDAY, 59 Joanmount Park. Funeral from his late residence on Saturday, at 2.30 p.m., to City Cemetery. Deeply regretted.
WARWICK -- July 29, 1943, at the Waveney Hospital, Ballymena, JOSEPHINE, dearly-loved daughter of JAMES and MARGARET WARWICK, Clarence Street, Ballymena. Funeral from Clarence Street to-morrow (Friday), at 4 p.m., to Ballymena Cemetery. Deeply regretted.
WIGHTMAN -- July 28, 1943, at Royal Victoria Hospital, EDNA B., younger darling daughter of HAMILTON and SADIE WIGHTMAN, 30 Twaddell Avenue. Funeral on to-morrow (Friday), at 2.30 p.m., to Carnmoney Cemetery.
The Members of P.S.U. (Belfast Agency Branch) regret the death of the daughter of their esteemed Member, HAMILTON WIGHTMAN, and tender their sincere sympathy. -- H. Lyons, Chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. M'Clurg and Family; also Mrs. Catherine M'Clurg and Son Jackie desire to thank the Neighbours of Fortingale Street who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement; also those who sent letters and beautiful floral tributes. Hoping this will be accepted by all. -- 111 Fortingale Street.
Mrs. Nicholl and Family wish to express sincere thanks to the many kind Friends and Neighbours who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement; also those who sent floral tributes and letters of condolence; also Mr. W. Whiteside, the Boys of Josephine Street, Workmates of Messrs. Harland & Wolff; also the Rev. Graham. Hoping this acknowledgment will be accepted by all. -- 25 Kenilworth Street.
The Wife and Family of the late Daniel Rafferty wish to return their most sincere thanks to the many Friends who sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement, to his late Employers, Newell's Insulation Co., York Road; also M'Cue, Dick & Co., and the Neighbours of the District for their kindness in sending floral tributes. -- 37 Ivan Street.
Roll Of Honour -- In Memoriam
KING -- In loving remembrance of my dear husband, JOHN, Platoon Sergeant-Major, R.U.R., who was killed by accident in England on 29th July, 1940. Sadly missed by his loving Wife, Daughters and Son, Sadie, Lilian and Jackie. -- Elizabeth King, 73 Severn Street. Safely he sleeps while others sigh.
M'CRORY -- In ever loving and proud memory of our dear son and brother, BOB, Sergeant Observer R.A.F.V.R., missing from operations 29th July, 1942. Reported buried at Hohn, near Rendsburg. Sadly missed by Dad, Mum, Sadie and David, Banbridge.
BICKERSTAFF -- In fond remembrance of my daughter, Mrs. BICKERSTAFF, who passed away 29th July, 1942. Always remembered by her loving Mother, Brother, Robert, and Sister-in-law, Agnes Gillespie, Doagh Road.
BOAL -- In loving memory of my dear father, A. BOAL, who died 29th July, 1942. For ever in our thoughts. Ever remembered by his loving Daughter, Son-in-law and Grandchildren. -- Ellen and William M'Dowell, 114 Limestone Road.
BOAL -- In loving memory of my dear father, A. BOAL, who died 29th July, 1942. Always in our thoughts. Always remembered by his loving Daughter and Son-in-law (on active service). -- Margaret and William John Carlisle, 17 Southwell Street.
COLLINS -- In loving remembrance of wee HARRY, who died 29th July, 1939. Gone to be with Jesus. Ever remembered by his Grandparents, 16 Mourne Street; also Aunt Gloria.
DAVIS -- Fragrant and everlasting memory of mother, ROSETTA C. DAVIS, called Home 29th July, 1941. Remembered and longed for always by her loving Son, Elgin; Daughter and Son-in-law, Marjorie and Samuel Owens, and little Grandchildren, Rosetta, Sandra and Nona; also her Daughter, Dot (on active service). Those who loved her miss her most.
DUFF -- In loving memory of my dear mother, SARAH JANE, who died July 29, 1941. Too good in life to be forgotten. Ever remembered by her Son and Daughter-in-law, Morton and Victoria Duff, 120 Bentham Street.
IRWIN -- In loving memory of our dear father, JOHN IRWIN, died 29th July, 1942. Peace at eventide. -- Margaret and Samuel M'Atamney; also Grandson, Samuel, 5 Market Place, Carrickfergus.
MAXWELL -- In fond memory of a dear Husband and Father, who was called Home on 29th July, 1937. Only a step removed, and that step into bliss. Always remembered by his loving Wife and Sons, David and Kenneth, 514 Oldpark Road.
M'MICHAEL -- In loving memory of our dear brother, GEORGE, who died July 29, 1940. Ever remembered by his Brother and Sisters, Bridge Street, Cootehill.
PORTER -- In ever loving memory of our dear Mother, who passed away 29th July, 1940. Your sweet memory will forever stay. -- Myrtle, Jack, David and Bill.
TRAYNOR -- A tribute of love to the memory of our dear Mother, loving mother, faithful friend, called to Higher Service July 29, 1942. Lovingly remembered by her Family, 8 Hazelfield Street.
Killed In Action.
SHORT -- Rifleman JAMES SHORT, killed in action, Sicily, July, 1943. -- R.I.P. Deeply regretted by his loving Wife, Mary J. Short, 188 Falls Road.
SHORT -- Rifleman JAMES SHORT, killed in action, Sicily, July, 1943. -- R.I.P. Deeply regretted by Mr. and Mrs. J. Daly, 188 Falls Road.
10 DEAD IN IRISH PLANE DISASTER.
HIT MOUNTAINSIDE IN DINGLE AREA, KERRY.
Ten persons were killed when a British Airways Overseas Corporation flying-boat crashed on a mountainside in West Kerry in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Believed to have been in difficulties for some time before the machine crashed at four a.m., the giant flying-boat broke up, burst into flames and was destroyed immediately.
Within a short space of time twisted wreckage and scarred bodies were all that marked the spot where the tragedy occurred.
Fifteen survivors escaped from the blazing wreckage, some of them being thrown clear after the plane crashed, while others, in spite of severe injuries, managed to crawl to safety. Of the survivors, one succumbed to his injuries in hospital some hours later.
The ill-fated machine left Lisbon at 10 p.m. on Tuesday. She is believed to have carried a crew of seven and 18 passengers.
The first to hear of the tragedy on the desolate slopes above was Mr. Patrick Corkery, who lives at Slieve Glas, Cloghane, three miles away from the spot. Into his house stumbled a weary, blood-spattered, dishevelled and exhausted member of the crew, who had spent hours wandering around the lonely side of Mount Brandon seeking aid for the stricken party.
Haltingly the grim story was told, and, having succoured the injured man, Mr. Corkery made his way over mountain tracks to Cloghane, four miles away, and told the news to the Civic Guard.
Guards, military and L.D.F. from Dingle, Tralee, and Cloghane sped to the scene of the tragedy, and doctors, nurses and members of the Irish Red Cross Society were rushed in cars and ambulances as speedily as they could be mobilised.
The rescue efforts were rendered doubly difficult by reason of the inaccessibility of the scene of the crash.
Rescuers from Dinole had to cross Connor Hill, one of the highest passes in Ireland, and thence by rough track to the slopes of Brandon.
The 15 survivors, all of whom where reported at St. Catherine's Hospital in the early hours of this morning to be out of danger, are suffering from multiple fractures, body wounds, and burns.
The names of the injured, with addresses so far available, are - Roy Bertram, Woodside, Brighton; Eric Vincent, India Ave., Salisbury, Wilts.; Leonard King, 65 Mossett Road, Maidenhead; Victor Rawlinson, Parkstone, Dorset; John Slater, Rockwell, Bristol; Frederick Broker, Oliver Frith, Victor Symmonds, Raymond Larch, Lloyd G. French, Thomas Thompson, Fred Parr, Charles Phillips, Ralph Lawes, William S. Hebden, and Alfred Dupree.
Some of the injured are too seriously hurt to supply information to the hospital authorities. Mr. A.F.R. Lumby, of Headington, Oxford, died in the ambulance on his way to hospital.
The only member of the crew killed was Capt. Allitt, the captain of the flying boat.
THE TRAGIC FATE OF BELFAST BOY.
NEPHEW OF ULSTER M.P.
The fate of a little Belfast boy, John Beattie, Trigo Parade, Castlereagh Road, who fell from the Dublin to Belfast train as it was nearing Bessbrook Viaduct, and was killed, was investigated by Mr. M. O'Connor, Coroner for South Armagh at Newry yesterday.
The father, Mr. James Beattie, mother, and a little sister were travelling in the train to Belfast at the time.
Mr. Beattie is brother of Mr. Jack Beattie, M.P. for West Belfast.
District-Inspector Perrott, Bessbrook, conducted the proceedings, and Mr. F. H. Mullan, solicitor, represented the G.N.R. Company.
Mr. James Beattie said they were in a second class corridor carriage. When leaving Dundalk the boy was running about the corridor, and witness, who was seated in the compartment, could only see him occasionally as he passed the door. Before reaching Bessbrook Station a little boy ran into the compartment and said the child had fallen out of the carriage. Witness ran out at once and found the door of the carriage open and the window down to its fullest extent. He pulled the communication cord several times, and finally the train was brought to a stop after travelling two or three miles. Witness ran back and found his son lying dead between the rails. He carried him back towards Bessbrook Station and he was taken to Daisy Hill Hospital.
Wm. H. Duff, Hollywood Road, Belfast, a passenger, said as he passed into the dining car he saw two children playing at the inside door of the coach. On returning he noticed the exit door of the carriage wide open, and the children had disappeared. He ran to the dining car and told the stewards.
RUSSIANS TAKE 30 MORE PLACES
Nazis Fling In Reserves
The German Command is rushing reserves to the northern approaches of Orel in an attempt to stem the relentless Soviet advance towards the city.
The Russian three-way drive has brought them 2½ to 3½ miles nearer their goal and sent the Germans scurrying from 30 more places.
German resistance is fiercest north of Orel, but 35 miles north-east in the Bolkov area the Germans - threatened by encirclement - have fallen back suffering heavy losses.
Encirclement tactics are being used effectively by the Soviet Command, for the Germans prefer to retreat whenever Red Army men appear on their flanks or in their rear.
Brevities that tell the
THE REST OF THE NEWS
Lighting-up time, 11:32.
Mr. James O'Hara, who recently qualified as a solicitor, was introduced to Mr. J. V. S. Mills, R.M., by Mr. W.G. Wilson at Belfast Summons Court to-day.
The directors of the Great Northern Railway have appointed Mr. C. Johnston, of the General Manager's Department, manager of the Hotels and Catering Department.
During the hearing of cases relating to jaunting cars, the R.M., Captain Bell, was informed at Derry to-day that the novelty of the cars had worn off in Derry and trade was not so good as it had been.
The proceeds of the Portrush collection for the British Red Cross following recital by Rev. T. M'Alister, B.A., curate of Aghalee, of one of Mr. Churchill's speeches over the wireless was £1 7s 7d. and not £1 7s as stated yesterday.
Henry Alcorn a Belfast N.F.S. despatch rider, was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital on Wednesday evening, suffering from severe head injuries received in an accident on the Albertbridge Road. There is little change in his condition to-day.
Final arrangements for the Youth Evangelistic Crusade in Belfast, to be led by Rev. A. Barry Blake-Lobb (Bradford) were made at a meeting of representatives of various churches on Thursday evening under the auspices of the Youth Evangelistic Crusade. The campaign will be held in a large tent lent by Mr. H.M.S. Catherwood for August. There will be marches of witness from four points in the city, uniting into one route march from the City Hall to the tent.
COLONEL RALSTON ARRIVES.
Colonel the Hon. J.L. Ralston, Canadian Minister of National Defence, has arrived in Great Britain to confer with leading Army and Government authorities. Col. Ralston crossed the Atlantic in a bomber.
Mr. Albert E. Jones, M.C., has been adopted prospective Commonwealth candidate for the Fareham division of Hampshire. The present Conservative member is Sir Dymoke White. Mr. Jones, who won the M.C. in the last war, is 53 and a full-time member of the Royal Observer Corps.
Polling day in the by-election caused by the death of Brigadier J.P. Whiteley, the member for Buckingham, has been fixed for Saturday, August 14. Nomination day is August 4. The prospective National Government candidate is the Hon.
BOB HOPE FINDS A BELFAST REMINDER OF NEW YORK
"Don't ask me yet how I like Ulster," said Bob Hope in an exclusive interview with a "Belfast Telegraph" representative this morning. "Outside my hotel last night some men were repairing the tram-track. It just sounded like an American orchestra I know, or like a New York columnist grinding out his stuff for the next day's paper.
"But I haven't had a round of golf for six weeks, and I would like one tap at a ball on an Ulster links."
Interviewing the famous American screen and radio star in the wings of the Hippodrome stage was a highly unorthodox proceeding. One moment he would be on the stage drawing roars of laughter as he spoke into the "mike." Then he would stroll casually off-stage and continue "wise-cracking" to stage hands, Army and Press photographers, and military police in the wings.
Dressed in a grey flannel lounge suit, Bob cheerfully posed for his photograph with Miss Frances Langford, one of his partners, who had crossed to Belfast with him to take part in his act.
Even Miss Langford, who might have been thought to be case-hardened to Bob's small talk, had to laugh with the rest.
When being photographed for the sixth or seventh time, on this occasion in a group, Bob was still irrepressible. "Pretend we're not bothering to look at the camera," he said.
"You might think my face would get tired, but it doesn't," he grinned, as he strolled on to the stage again.
When he returned there were a few autograph books waiting for him to sign.
One girl, waiting her turn, book in hand, exclaimed: "He is really nice-looking."
"They do say the funniest things. That beats anything I say," said Bob, when told about it.
Bob shared a packet of Beechnut gum, and went on-stage again still chewing.
"I was only four years when I left England," he told our representative later. "Not much chance of keeping my English accent, eh!"
The star and Miss Langford received a great ovation from a crowded house of British and American Service men and women.
The show for Allied personnel was specially arranged by General Edmund W. Hill, G.O.C. American Troops in Northern Ireland, who, with other high-ranking British and American officers, were present.
The Hippodrome, Belfast, was placed at the disposal of General Hill free of charge by Mr. G.L. Birch, proprietor.
Bob arrived in Belfast on Wednesday evening by air, and will make several appearances at Service shows in Ulster.
BOY WHO LOST BOTH LEGS
BY PLANE CRASH
ELIGIBLE FOR PENSION.
When Mr. STOKES (Lab., Ipswich) asked the Minister of Pensions in the Commons to-day to state the compensation to be awarded to the Downside boy under 15, who lost both his legs as the result of the direct disobedience of orders of officers of the Fleet Air Arm, which resulted in the deaths of nine boys and injury to 17,
Sir WALTER WOMERSLEY said that a boy with this degree of disablement was eligible for a pension of 20s a week. The pension would increase to 40s a week at 18, and the boy would be entitled to free medical treatment including provision of artificial limbs.
Mr. Stokes suggested that the only solution would be for the parents of the boy to take a civil action against the surviving pilot.
Sir Walter - I have no comment to make on that.
BELFAST CHARITY FOOTBALL.
ANTIQUES V. OLD REDS.
To-morrow evening Short and Harland's "Antiques" will meet a side of former Cliftonville players at Grosvenor Park in a football match organised on behalf of the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Norman M'Caw, who is in charge of the Cliftonville side, is confident that the Amateurs can upset the unbeaten record of the "Antiques," who have won 13 of their 16 games and drawn in the others.
The "Antiques" will include such well-known players as Joe Bambrick and Tommy Priestley.
Short & Harland's Band will render selections before the kick-off at 7.30.