From the South China Morning Post this week in 1960 South African leaders were widely reported to be considering a 'new deal' for the country's nine million black and coloured citizens in the wake of the double shock of race violence at home and mounting criticism of its policy abroad. The government - dominated by an Afrikaner majority - had repeatedly made clear that no change was planned in the traditional apartheid policy, which aimed ultimately for the creation of two racial groups with separate territories and economies. Reports in pro-government newspapers indicated that a series of new measures were under consideration to ease the past regulations discriminating against black and coloured people working in white areas, as well as to step up plans for economic development of their own areas. In London, 400 booing, fist-brandishing demonstrators gave South Africa's cricket team a hostile reception. Arriving at the start of a four-month tour, the tourists were driven past a long and angry column of banner-waving agitators outside the airport. The banners said: 'Run out racism', 'Hit apartheid for six' and 'Bowl out apartheid for a duck'. A small group from Eton College, the most exclusive of British public schools, joined the 'Ban the H-Bomb' march from Aldermaston Atomic Research Establishment to London. Carrying a banner declaring 'Eton College detests tests', they joined the column of 15,000 demonstrators on the third leg of the 50-mile trek to the capital. The demonstrators, marching for the third Easter in succession, recorded their biggest turnout. Police estimated there were 40,000 people in a column of marchers that stretched seven miles at times. At Trafalgar Square, focal point of the final 'Ban the Bomb' rally, about 100,000 people heard speaker after speaker call for Britain's unilateral nuclear disarmament. Never had there been such a demonstration in Europe against the use of nuclear weapons. Members of Parliament, students, clergymen, doctors, lawyers, architects, writers and artists were in the procession. The Traffic Branch's bold new plan to ease congestion in car-jammed Tsim Sha Tsui was another Star Ferry terminal on the Hunghom reclamation area. It called for the 67-acre reclamation to be used as a car park for commuters who lived in Kowloon but worked in Hong Kong. The Star Ferry Company would run ferries from the terminal to the piers at Victoria during the morning and evening rush hours, freeing the packed parking areas at Tsim Sha Tsui for shoppers and easing congestion on Nathan Road and side streets. The government earlier announced plans to use the northeast part of the Hunghom reclamation to relocate the Kowloon terminus of the Kowloon-Canton Railway. A four-year-old boy playing alone in a house in Yau Ma Tei fell into a large barrel of flour. Neighbours found the son of the owner of a cooked-food stall almost submerged in the flour. They pulled him out but he had suffocated. Several thousand troops of the three services, backed by an impressive mechanised column of 250 vehicles, guns and tanks, staged a mass march in Kowloon streets to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Thousands lined the streets or perched on vantage points on hillsides, rooftops and verandahs. The huge parade took an hour to file past the reviewing stand at Gascoigne Road. Michael Moore kept his honeymoon destination a secret - even from his bride. Exactly two minutes after he married Hazel Dunphey in the Catholic church in Eden-grove, Holloway, he turned to her and said: 'See you later, darling'. Then he was off - running. The new Mrs Moore thought it was funny - but the two witnesses attending the ceremony didn't think it was funny at all. They were both officers from London's nearby Pentonville Prison and had escorted Moore - a 33-year-old Irishman serving four years - to the church for his wedding.