Home Projects Scheme.—In order to encourage young people to take up some “hobby” in their spare time, the Victorian Education Department has inaugurated a home projects scheme, which it is hoped will become very popular throughout the State. The details have been worked out so that those taking part will gain an insight into the business methods of managing the branch they go in for. Clubs are to be formed in the different centres, membership being confined to those under the age of 18 years. Members may take up any “hobby” they desire, and the department is awarding prizes, which will be decided on points, to be given for condition of exhibits and their accommodation, results secured, and system of keeping records, etc. In the Numurkah district (of which Mr J. Calder. H.T. Numurkah S.S., is the supervisor), poultry keeping will be the principal “hobby,” and with a view to securing the co-operation of fanciers.
ATTEMPT TO BRIBE FOOTBALL UMPIRE.