C&W offers new services Hongkong (Jan 25): Commencing on February 1, Cable & Wireless will be accepting radio facsimilie matter for transmission between Hongkong and Singapore, it was announced yesterday. Pictures, documents and plans for transmission by radio may be filed at Electra House at any time of the day or night but in the first instance transmission will actually be restricted to certain hours - from 1-5pm daily. The service may be curtailed at times owing to the present power supply limitations in Singapore, stated Mr H.C. Baker, local manager for the company. A restricted radio-picture service between Hongkong and London will also be opened on February 1. It will, however, be available only when radio conditions are favourable. Work rule London (Jan 30): Men up to 65 years and women up to 60 will be included in the Government's new employment order, officially named 'Notification of Vacancies Order', which comes into force on February 25. Its aim is to provide enough workers for defence and key industries. Employers must notify vacancies to labour exchanges and scheduled employment agencies. Men and women must go to labour exchanges if they wish to change jobs. Flower folly January 31: Confessions and breast-beating are the order of the day now in China, since Mao Tse-tung called for this technique to cure corruption, waste and bureaucratism. The Mayor of Tientsin proudly claimed to have received 30,000 confessions in a single day - no, half a day; the rest he took off no doubt. Shih Liang, the woman Minister of Justice, grimly admitted to her staff that she had sinned by keeping flowers in her room. She made it clear they were not favours from admirers but were paid for out of her own pocket. She was penitent, also, about a refrigerator, but was silent on her dresses and cosmetics. The new drive has many purposes. For one thing there is no fun in hunting the same witches all the time, and the public must have become weary of priests, nuns, Kuomintang special agents and landlords. Certainly it would add a little spice to the business if a few of the Communist equivalent of the Heavenborn were put in the pillory. The lady minister is right about one thing - women should really not have to buy flowers for themselves. Every Communist gallant in Peking should feel penitent if not ashamed.