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In the Herald: August 1, 1936 

Ceremony overshadows sport

“Organisers of the Olympic Games seemingly have concentrated so intensely on the ceremonial and spectacular aspects of the Games that the technical sporting side seems to have receded into the background, causing items, such as the draw, to be delayed. Only the draw for the swimming events is known so far. The athletes will not know until late tonight whom they will meet in the heats on Sunday.”

Social service increase

“Last financial year, £36,150,000 was disbursed by the Governments of Australia in relief measures, such as health, charity, unemployment, and pensions. In 10 years, the amount has increased by more than £15,000,000. The Minister for Defence Sir Archdale Parkhill gave these facts in an address to the Manly and District Friendly Societies’ Association, at Manly last night”, the Herald reported.

Poor response

There has been a poor response to the voluntary appeal for information to assist the Nutrition Advisory Committee, appointed to determine a Standard of diet in the Commonwealth. “The committee now intends to endeavour to obtain the necessary information from 100 selected families in each State. It is considered that the inquiry into the diet of 600 selected families will be sufficient for the committee’s purposes.”

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