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SHEARERS' AWARD TROUBLE IN QUEENSLAND Station Picketed by Strikers Brisbane, January 7. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
SHEARERS' AWARD TROUBLE IN QUEENSLAND Station Picketed by Strikers Brisbane, January 7. A message from Springsure states that Meteor Downs station was to have started shearing to-day under the new award. Great excitement prevailed there this morning wben some cars ar rived from Emerald wit— about 100 strikers. After replenishing petrol supplies they moved off towards Meteor Downs, apparently with ttie idea of pre venting men from seeking shearing there. A large number of men are in the town, but it is believed that no shearing will be done at present rates. In the meantime it is understood that al! roads leading to Meteor Downs will be picketed to prevent any southern men beginning work there. It is ru mored that the graziers will undertake shearing at present rates at Meteor Downs failing a settlement with the local men. ! 'Yesterday a car load of strikers mo | tared out to Brummonds and endea vored to persuade two shearers to cease work, but the men refused to leave. A message fro...
POSSESSION OF OPIUM Sentence of Three Months ALLEGATIONS AGAINST OFFICIAL Melbourne. January 7. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
POSSESSION OF OPIUM Sentence of Three Months ALLEGATIONS AGAINST OFFICIAL Melbourne. January 7. Allegations that a Customs official was in league with a man who obtained opium from a visiting overseas steamer, were made in court to-day. during the hearing of a charge against a man of having been found in possession of opium. It was suggested that a Cus toms enquiry would follow the hearing of the case. John WeHs (49), wharf laborer, of Punt-road, Richmond, was charged with having been found in possession of two tins of opium, without reason able excuse. John William Lockhart, Customs official, said that on Decem ber 9 he intercepted Wells, who was having the steamer Tanda. Wells pro duced two tins of opium, and said that he had been asked by a man named Mclioughlin to take the parcel from the wharf for him. He had promised to pay him £5. Constable Alexander son said that, although Wells had been charged, he was not aware of what the parcel contained. Lockhart had ad mitted that he w...
TRICOLOR LOST EXPLOSION FOLLOWS FIRE SIX KILLED, TWO INJURED COLOMBO, January 7. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
TRICOLOR LOST EXPLOSION FOLLOWS FIRE SIX KILLED, TWO INJURED COLOMBO, January 7. The motor vessel Tricolor came to grief off Bentotte on Monday afternoon and sank within five minutes of an explosion, which re- sulted from an outbreak of fire on j board. The exact location of the tragedy was nine miles south-west of the Barberyn lighthouse. Six persons were killed and two injured. Among Uie dead are the master (Oaptain Hoist), the third officer (Mr. Batalden), the wire less officer (Mr. Doxrud), a passenger, Mr. Solberg, a sailor, and Mr. Farchald, a motor man. Forty-two survivors were picked up by the Porthos and taken to Singapore. It was stated yesterday that the Tri- color had explosives on board. The agents give high praise to the master and crew of the Porthos for their gal lant rescue. The Tricolor burned for an hour, dur ing which time several explosions were heard on land. No. SOS. message was received, owing to the fact that the vessel had no opportunity to develop tiie pow...
EDUCATION REVIEWED Conclusion of Business [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
EDUCATION REVIEWED Conclusion of Business Mr. T. W. Blaikie in moving that con- sideration be given to the compilation of a standard text-book on Australian geography, said there had been diffi- culty in obtaining a suitable text-book. He suggested that books might be pre pared containing information in detail concerning the particular State in which they would be circulated, and dealing with other States .in outline. Mr. L. T. Latter (Queensland) said there were almost insuperable difficul ties to such a proposal, such as the cost involved. The motion was defeated. "That as the Directors of Education for each State meet annually for confer ence, the proceedings be made avail able by reports from such conference for the benefit of education," was moved by Mr. W. A. Coulson (New Soutb Wales). The deliberations of the directors on educational matters, the mover said, i must be productive of good, particularly the discussions relating to such sub jects as the curriculum, internal and e...
WOMEN TEACHERS Desire Same States at Men [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
WOMEN TEACHERS Desire Same States at Men "A woman lives for her work; day and night She plans and creates; her joy is in what creates," said Miss L. O. Heyne. in urging that women teachers should be given the same status and opportunities as men. Women had been so successful when given a chance because, with than, it was a life work, she said. Witti a man it was merely bis livelihood. The de velopment of ttie child was the natural province of women, women who com bined natural instinct with training were full of ideas, initiative, resource, and tbe thoughtful weighing of the child's welfare. In Australia the development and direction of educational depart ments was almost entirely in the hands of men, and few opportunities were of fered to women. Experiments in South Australia showed that, where women had been entrusted with the direction of in fant departments, those branches had developed as never before. Many men might be excellent leaders, but the sphere for women was so much wi...
STANDARDISATION OF TEACHING Special Meeting in May [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
STANDARDISATION OF TEACHING Special Meeting in May The conference decided to call a spe- cial meeting Of two delegates from each State to consider the standardisation of salaries and conditions in the profes- sion throughout Australia. A similar decision was reached at the last conference, but the meeting was mrt hew, statedthe report of the secre tary (Mr. A G. Alansan). This was because complete information was not avaUable from tbe various states. Strong exception to the decision of the executive not to call the con tereng? to taken by Victorian and New South Wales delegates. Mr. L. T Latter odd effect shonld have been ewea to the decision of the conference. Had a meeting been lield as proposed iSSL^MMW**- Plan might hawsbeen Wwred far submission to the present gathering. tr>wsF r—ii?, *er samred the addition to o*4oBl ** Ul- w* Cremor oi the toUow_? words:—"That a special con mraice be held in Melbourne ta May ?rad that flats on the subject from the various States should be s...
PRODUCER ABATTOIRS MARKET Sheep and Lambs Plentiful MUTTON VALUES FIRMER LAMBS CHEAPER [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
PRODUCER ABATTOIRS MARKET Sheep and Lambs Plentiful MUTTON VALUES FIRMER LAMBS CHEAPER For the first sales at the Mew Year the yarding of both sheep and lambs exceeded expectations. Some 10,000 of sheep, and 8,700 lambs were permed. The quality of the sheep was useful to good, with odd pens in choice condi tion. Aged ewes were mare in ert dence, and although a proportion com prised good trade mutton, a nnmber were "doggy" in appearance, and in only tollable order. The south-eastern I sheep were generally in fresh condition, but lacking in bloom. Consign ments ! from the hills districts were sappy in appearace and quite tbe best that came under the hammer. Outstanding Crnisjgn meals The most conspicuous consignment of sheep came from Mr. A. 6. Hughes, Woodside. comprising comeback wethers lof exceptional weights and in tbe pink if condition. Mr. K. D. Bowman tor warded from tbe Lakes district four trucks of crossbred, comeback, and Merino wetheis in from good to very prime order.-and...
FIRE AT WINGFIELD FACTORY AND PUNT DESTROYED FIREMEN HAMPERED BY. POOR WATER PRESSURE [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
FIRE AT WINGFIELD FACTORY AND PUNT DESTROYED FIREMEN HAMPERED BY. POOR WATER PRESSURE A fire broke out in the premises of the Wingfield Sausage Casing Co., near Wingfield, about noon yesterday, and destroyed the bond- ing and plant. An. estimate of the damage could not be obtained, as the owner, Mr. G. T. Woodward, of Queenstown, is absent from the State. At the time of the outbreak the factory was not working. The plant comprised a steam boiler, and digester, bone crushing machinery, and elevators and bagging plants. Wood and Iron Building The buUding, which wss a wood and iron structure, was well alight wben Mr. T. L. Gates, who lives near by, dis covered the outbreak. He immediately notified the Port Adelaide police. When the Port Adelaide Mre Bri gade arrived at the scene the building i was blazing fiercely. The Kilkenny Fire Brigade also attended, but as there was only one fireplug and the men could be of little assistance tbey returned to tbeir station. The works are situated ...
ADDING TO SEARCH PARTY Two More Planes Leave Melbourne Melbourne, January 7. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
ADDING TO SEARCH PARTY Two More Planes Leave Melbourne Melbourne, January 7. Two additional B.A.A.F. aeroplanes left Melbourne this morning to join in the search for the two gold prospectors who have been missing in central Aus- tralia since December 20. Flying offi cer A. N. Evans and Flying-Officer B. F. M. Dalton, who are in charge of these machines, hope to reach Alice Springs to-morrow night. This will necessitate fast flying, as tbe distance to Alice Springs from Melbourne is about 1,220 mites. It was intended to land at Broken Hill to-night and to continue the flight to Alice Springs at daybreak to-morrow. The machines have been fitted with extra petrol tanks, which will enable them to carry more than double the usual 19 gallons. The additional aero planes, have been sent in response to a message received from Flight-Lieut. Eaton, wbo. with Flying-Officer Ger rand, arrived at Alice Springs last Fri day. Search Machine Damaged When landing at Ilbilla on Tuesday, Uie machine pi...
SETTLEMENT SCHEME Offer from Bordertown [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
SETTLEMENT SCHEME Offer from Bordertown Mr. C. F. Muller, of Bordertown, fol- lowing an offer to the Government of 5,000 acres of scrub land, has submitted to the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Mr. Richards) a scheme which may help to settle people on the land and provide a large amount of work. On behalf of himself and others, Mr. Muller has advised the Commissioner that he is prepared to clear the land, put houses on it, fence each farm of 250 acres into seven paddocks, provide a water supply, plant barley, oats or rye, with a few acres of evening prim rose and lucern, give a liberal dress ing of superphosphate and lime, and provide plant and livestock. The cost, he said yesterday, would be about £1,400, as follows:—House and shed. £200; clearing and planting at £2 an acre. £500; four miles of fenc ing. £150; plant. £100; 20 cows, £300; bore, mill, tank, and trough, £125; piss fowls, and sundries, £25. Mr. Muller propose: tnat the Gov ernment shoulJ issue 20 years bonds at 6 psr cen...
VEGETABLE EMBARGO SERIOUSNESS OUTLINED BY DEPUTATION PROMPT ACTION BY GOVERNMENT [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
VEGETABLE EMBARGO SERIOUSNESS OUTLINED BY DEPUTATION PROMPT ACTION BY GOVERN MENT Replying- to a representative de- putation of those concerned in the fruit and vegetable industry, the Premier stated that action had been taken already regarding the embargo on the export of fruit and vegetables to New South Wales and lo Broken Hill in particular. The deputation was representative of all branches of the fruit and vege table industry, and wai introduced to ihe Premier and the Minister or Agri culture by Mr. F. C. Staniford. It comprised Messrs. VV. J. Kim'uer (sec retary of the S.A. Fruit Growers and Market Gardeners' Association), Mr. T. H. Hayman (president of the Wholesale Fruit Merchants' Association), G. Col lett (secretary of the Hills Vegetable Growers' Association), and A. G. Day; and H. J. Bishop (president and chair- ! man of directors of the Adelaide Fruit and Produce Exchange respectively*, A. Johnson (president of the Fruit Mer chants' Association). T. J. Price, H. C. Aust...
DO YOU KNOW? ANSWERS [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
DO YOU KNOW? ANSWERS 1. 1848, when her brother Branwell and two sisters (both novelists). Emily and Anne. died. 2. TO or answers this question in the negative, showing, inter alia, that tbe weapon is depicted in Assyrian bas reliefa. Sir Richard Burton mentions TTwHans throwing sticks which fly back-' wards. 3. In 1835. a year before the pro clamation of South Australia. 4. In seeing tbe maddened bull lowering its head and neady receiving on Its bonis the dogs it had tossed. 5. To restore the use of the Bible to the sceptical intelligentsia on the ' ground not of the miracles it records or its dogmas, but (in tbe words of r Augustine Birrell) its "literary excel lence and the glow and enthusiasm it sheds over conduct, selfrsacrifice, humanity, and holy living." 6. It is Ibe Italian wore, for half-tint, &lt; and means a particular kind of engrav ! ing on steel or copper. Questions on Page 9.
PLANE FALLS OCCUPANTS' CLOSE SHAVE LONDON. January 6. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
PLANE FALLS OCCUPANTS' CLOSE SHAVE LONDON. January 6. Two R.A.F. fig. [?] bad a remarkable escape Hem death when their machine cashed near Heachan. Both men descended safely by para- chute* from ?, height of 4,000 feet. Tha only casualty was a iat, which ran out from a chicken coop near where the machine Sen, and was caught In the wreckage. Wben the pilot (Sergeant Hudson) realised that the machine wae doomed, be refused to jump out until bis ob .eenrer waa released. He epent several precious- minutes helping bis com panion, and when finally tbey Jumped from the aeroplane it was falling Im mediately above tbem, and prevented the opening of the parachute. After falling a considerable distance, Sergeant Hudson managed to release the cord, wbich, In opening, just missed Uie spinning machine.
COMBINED CLUBS' RUN SPORT AT SILVER LAKE Attendance Points for Pennant [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
COMBINED CLUBS' RUN SPORT AT SILVER LAKE Attendance Points for Pennant Saver Lake, at Mylor, is a well- known rendezvous for motor cyclists, but will present added attractions on Sunday when the monthly combined clubs run will be made to the spot. A vai-ied programme of spores and novelty events nas been arranged by fhe rM.CC, including aquaplaning on the lake. A feature of tbe day win be the erection of a tightrope across the water, on which stunts will be per formed on a push bicycle. A number of improvements have been made lately, including the erection of a four stage diving board. Mr. Frank Mit chell is donating a pennant to the affi liated club having the best representa tion at combined runs up to June 30, and this is tbe flrst outing fbr which points will be swarded. Any club ar riving late at the start will lose aU points for the outing and club secre taries are making efforts to obtain a good muster for the event. Those at tending will meet at the rooms of the Mofcr Cycle ...
PATAWALONGA SCHEME [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
PATAWALONGA SCHEME At the last meeting of the Glenelg Town Council, Alderman Patterson moved—"That the Glenelg Council re- spectfully desires to place before the Minister of Public Works an alterna tive scheme in the matter of the Pata walonga reclamation, that the basir of the Patawalonga River be left as at present, and that the weir or retain ing walls be placed at a point agreed upon, say, McFarlane-street east and King-street west, thus allowing a road way connecting these two streets and the beach; that this end of the Pata walonga be vested in the Glenelg Town Council for future developments as may be deemed best. i.e.. boat harbor." The matter was adjourned
SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN QUEST Still Fruitless LOCAL RESIDENTS KELP Alice Springe, January 7. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN QUEST Still Fruitless LOCAL RESIDENTS KELP Alice Springe, January 7. Although the search for the airplane Golden Quest, which left Alice Springs on Decem- ber 20, for Ilbilla, has been con- tinuous by the two Air Force planes -which vere recently sent from Melbourne, it has been without result. Mr. Fred Colson, who some montbs ago rescued Pilot Coote when he was forced to land on the same expedition, was so much concerned that, on his own initiative, he went out by motor car in search of the missing plane, thinking, as he had been to Ilbilla several times, he might be of assistance. Leaving here on Saturday mornnig last, Mr. Colson went direct to Ilbilla. He then zig-zagged from there to Haast's Bluff. Searching without suc cess, he travelled approximately 700 miles. Seen by Natives Mr. Colson states that as the result of his enquiries art Ilbilla, it appears that several camps of natives had seen the Golden Quest on December 20. Those at one camp, 12 miles nor...
CITIZENS' LEAGUE AT HENLEY [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 9 January 1931
CITIZENS' LEAGUE AT HENLEY The Citizens' League further ex- tended its activities last night. when a branch was formed at a meeting of re- sidents. held in the Henley and Grange J Town Kail. The following were elec- i ? ted as members of the committee:— j ? Messrs. C E. Horrocks, C. J Smith. W ! jPiipp. A. Miller, J. Wallace. R. Ralph. IJ. McKay. Dr. L. G. Muirhead, Messrs. IP. Saunders, F. E. Compton, and L.l I Jory (secretary), I