Injunction taken against Lake Cathie opening
An injunction has been taken out by the Field and Game Association to restrain the council and the Local Government Department from "interfering with the water level in Lake Cathie or Lake Innes, without express permission from the Minister of Lands".
This was decided at the association's annual meeting in Sydney last week, at which the president of the local Field and Game Association, Mr Rennie Dick, was a delegate. Mr Dick said the injunction would delay the opening of Lake Cathie at least until April 25.
St Joseph's High School prefects
An enlightening half hour was spent at the St Joseph's Regional High School in Bay Street, Monday last, when the Reverend Father Leo Donnelly inducted school prefects for 1970-71. Father Donnelly expressed to the children present that it is not only the prefects who have responsibility, but everyone present.
Miss Australia's short visit
The Port Macquarie branch of the Spastic Centre was host last Thursday to Miss Australia 1970. The very charming Miss Rhonda Iffland had dinner with officials and guests at the El Paso restaurant.
Miss Australia arrived in Port Macquarie at noon, with her chaperone Pam Woodger, after the two had made the car journey together from Macksyille that morning. Rhonda and Pam left the car in Port Macquarie and boarded the 1.30pm East-West Airline flight to Sydney.
Guests enjoyed a splendid luncheon prepared by the El Paso. The beautiful table decorations by Charles Huxley, and the view looking out over the harbour entrance were a delightful setting.
The mayor presented Miss Iffland with a replica spoon which was purchased for the sesqui-centenary in 1968, as a memento of her visit.
School inspector's first appearance
The new district inspector of schools, Mr D.W. Gregory, made his first public appearance since taking up duties in this district a month ago, when he invested the captains and prefects at Port Macquarie High School's speech day on Friday.
He told the prefects they were recipients of one of the highest honours a school could prefer on a student. He said the tradition of appointing pupils prefects and giving them a measure of control over their fellow students was a tradition which dated back to the 19th century.
This tradition of having students assisting in the running of a school is now firmly established in Australian schools, he said.
After careful consideration, teachers have concluded that it is a very valuable system. Far more valuable than students realise, Mr Gregory said. He then presented the prefects and captains with their badges.
The school choir, led by Mr Sneddon on piano, and conducted by Mr. Borger, opened the afternoon by singing the school song.
The chairman and president of the P.C. Association, Dr McLaren then welcomed the guests. School captain, Alex Hicks, extended a cordial welcome to the parents and guests and said it was very reassuring to see so many of them present. Shields and prizes were then presented.