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NOTES ON HEALTH Gleanings and Excerpts. A Word to Industrial Workers. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
iNOTES ON HEALTH, Gleanings and Excerpts.. By Geo. Shanahan,, Dental Surgeon. A Word to Industrial Workers. One of the factors whrch interferes most with production, on which the best interests of.all concerned n'. the. works in which you are employed de pend, is lost time due to .illness. Sometimes this incapacity for work is only slight, and may not even ne cessitate absence from duty, but no man or woman can produce the best work if below par. At other times the worker' may become so ill as to necessitate long absence from work, which involves him or her in' con siderable loss of wages and expense for medical attendance. Further, -if such.cases are numerous, the p'rodu,' tion capacity of the factory concerned may be considerably inconvenienced through the necessity of engaging, perhaps, less skilled workers to fill the .empty' places. The time lost in this way last.'year .in England amonr those covered by .the. National ' Health - Insirance Scheme, from cases of illness :which ha...
HOME GARDENING. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
HOME GARDENING. By "Heather Jook,' In. reading works on gardening' one is generally -advised to trench deeply to get results; While this advice is applicable in wet coun tries or .in waterlogged soils in dry countries, it is entirely wrong in most soils in countries with a limited rainfall, The reason why deep cultivation is beneficial in wet countries is because the 'soil be cmes soured, and _the continual ex, cess of moisture has a detrimeptal effect on the soil 6rganisms, whose function it is to convert the available plant foods in, the soil into a form in which the- plahte can assimilate them, Deep tillage in such cases provides drainage and aeration of the soil, which en courages the development,; of those beneficial organisms; whereas a sour, water-logged soil tends towards their extinction. Without the aid of these organisms .it is ? rimposible to get the best results from a garden, :,In conditions which, are the gon eal rule in -Atistralasia; however- incliriatioh to a spars...
SUNSHINE TRAIN SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
SUNSHIENE TRAIN SERVICE, TravcIlers during the last week or two have had to put up with much inconvenience. The 7.31 up train one day last week left Sunshine nine jninutcs late, and on other days if it arrives at S:pecer-:r-teet cn time re ceives a rousing cheer. On Tuesday evcning no train was available from about 4 p.m. to 5.30, thus causing much inconvenience. As the railway is the only transit to and from Mel. bourne travellers wore in a quandary as to what to do, and when hiquiries were made the only reply that could he got ;was "overhead gear down, and no Sunshine or Williamstown trains."
NEIL STREET. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
NEIL STREET. Many complaints arl e made by rate r.ayers about the dirty, stagnant vwater that lies in the south end of Neil-street, at its junction with Devonshire-road, Sunshine. As this is ione of the nearest approaches to Sun shine rrilway station something should be done to abate the nuisance, as that particular part, if observed by visitors, would be a very bad ad vertisoment for the place. At the last council meeting Cr. Dempster iroved that all councillors inspect the part complained of.
SCHOOL DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
SCllUOL DANCE. A very successful social evening, L.rnur the ausijice ofi' th] Braylnoi b)enoei 'orir11LLCee, w?'a. ii ld iii the ,,cal hall Iast Saturday nigiht. 'Ihe hall was well filled w\aih nmlc ry and socable dancers, whol c'joyed tLhem selves tholoug'hly. 'lle lalnn-ljl:nlted Ltable, centre w\? won by .iilis Ivy ]'almner, a v'isitor fromii lI; eiUil tl, the wi ilg nIn;mllllrilier being 14 . '1Jhe sing ing of Miss iMay Mloore, of Soutlh 31el.. bourne, was well treceived fiy cveri:.one present. \Mr. A?iottian| was a host in himself at the piano, and the evening finished with "-lope we'll all meet here again soon." Another scial will be held on March 8th.
BRAYBROOK NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
A gloom was cast ovcr Bray brook when it became known that Mrs. J. Mullenger had pas:sed away. The deceased lady was a well known native of tie dis trict, and many local benefit ,soc ieties and sporting clubs will miss her help. The deceased lady was always to the fore where charity was concerned and the district can ill afford to lose her kind. She leaves behind to mourn her loss her husband, who is a son of the late Cr George Mullenger, a past President of the Shire of .iraybrook; one daughter and three sons. The funeral was well attended, the local council being represented by Crs. G. Pen-inell (P'resident), Urs,. Pridhain, Ivlarr and Derhain. 'Tlhe bereved family have the deepest sympalTlthy of all neighbors anu people of Whe district.
NO "GHOST" BEHIND ADVOCATE [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
NO "GHOST" BEHIND ADVOCATE It may be stated, once and for alI, that there is no ghost behind the present proprietary. The venture is wholly and entirely our own, and the Registrar's offitie, to which anyone may have access, discloses all particulars. There are no undisclosed partners, anl ieither the big firm, :nor any othei firm, company or proprietary is interested in the "Advocate" to the extent of one penny. This an nouncement should not need to be repeated, but if lying rumours are spread, as they are fairly cer lain to be, those who want to bee fortified with the facts can obtain them at the office of,the Registrar of Titles.
ST. ALBANS NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
.-ST. ALBANS NEWS The recently reformed St. Al bans tennis club is now in ;a l1'ii rishing state. The court is being gradually 'improved, and the a~iit has been fenced off with wire net ting. On Saturday, February 10, n friendly match was played with Sydenham.. Rain interfered with the play, which had to be aban doned before the match could be finished. The scores were level on the cessation of play, being 26 games all. At, present a mixed doubles handicap tournament is being played amongst mernbcls, and :s creating a great deal of interest. . The proceeds of the recent en tertainment in aid of the tennis club funds were in the neighbour hood of £4-a splendid result. Additional improvements to the court are contemplated with the money in hand. The local cricket club' is con tinuing its activities. Members at the beginning of the season laid down a fine concrete wicket, which is giving sp~lendid servi,'e. The- club is not playing associa tion. matches this season, but is playing home...
NEW INDUSTRY FOR SUNSHINE British Firm Purchases Site [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
NEW INDUSTRY FOR SUNSHINE British Firm Purchases Site That a big British manufacturing firm has selected a site at Sunshine for its overseas manufacture, and that it is about to proceed with the erection of a commodious factory will be grati fying news to all netrojpolitan readers. The Birmingham firm of Messrs. Guest, Keen and Nnttlefolds Pty. Ltd., which has a world-wide and historic reputation, has just completed nego tiations for the purchase of 60 acres of land at Sunshine, and plans have been prepared for their works. Mr. T. S. Peacock, the managing di rector, accompanied by Mr. C. H. Keen, came over from the Old Country rv cently for the special purpose of se curing a suitable site for his com pany's operations. Among many that ,vere offered the choice fell on a block, which is part of Mr. H. V. McKay'. Sunshine estate, having a frontage to th'- Ballarat-road, and adjoining the *Albion railway station. The distance from the G.P.O., Melbourne, is exactly eight miles, and the p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
BE PATRIO TIC--w- To Your Purse 10/6 Value Footwear for Children's First Quality Patent Leather Strap Shoes, as illustrated Fashioned on a Ivery wide and comfort able fitting shape. Has soles of double strength and thickness, first qcuality in. soles, toe and heel stiffeners, solid leather heels.: A most reliable and fully depend. able"shoe. Sizes 7.9, ordinary 10/6. value at Wittner's, 'Footscray, 7/11; sizes 10" 13, ordinary 11/9 value at Wittner's, Footscray, 8/11; sizes 1.3, ordinary 12/11 value, at Wittner's, Footscray, 9/11, Whenshopping either by 'phone, .post or in -person, we ?would esteem it a favor If you would mention this advt. Winter'9 will take z fu rther an. ntouhcemieht and special offerintgs, in this paper from week to week1 Look out for theta I SHOP at Wittners: Make THAT your motto when you want footwear. Even if you don't live close to the store: a few pence for a railway ticket comes back to your purse in the savings you, are assured on our basis of doing busin...
Agricultural Development in the Wimmera [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
Agricultural Development in the Wimmera By J. Leith Gillespie, B.Ag.Sc. To any person interested in agricul ture, especially wheat culture, a trip through the Wimmera during the last few weeks would be full of interest. The Wimmera is recognised as the finest -strip of wheat country in the Commonwealth. Especially during the last few years it has forged rapidly ahead, owing primarily to the wonder. ful richness of the land and adaptabi. lity of the climate, but in no small measure to the progressive attitude oz the farmers of, the district. During the last decade wheat culture has made great strides. Yields of grain haive steadily risen, owing to a bet tel' understanding of the cultural and 'manurial requirements of the wheat plant. Fallowin'g has been al most universally adopted, and with -'the use of graded seed and liberal manuiing, success is almost certain, independent of the season. The farmer as a class has bden called many hard names, one of the. most polite being "conservat...
Should St. Albans Be a Brick Area for Shops? [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
Should St. Albans Be a Brick Area for Shops ? A sage once wrote, "The greatest bar against progress was unreasoning prejudice prior to in vestigation. It is not contended that the Keilor Shire Council is prejudiced against the progress of St, Albans, but a little investiga tion may have prevented the fram ing fi a by-law proclaiming that town, along with other parts of .the shire, a brick area in regard to the erection of shops. While it may be a desirable condition in thickly-populated areas and per haps rapidly rising districts, it. is stretching the point a 'litle too far * when .the samee is made applicable to. a-town like St. Albans. There '.is. n ?.wanting for. rtoo'm;'and ii rnumtber of btisinesses are needed to supply the. inhabitants their various needs. It is proposed bv ,a. numberi of enterprising gentle 'men to erect-a couple of shops of wooden structure, ;but' a 'by-la 'w passed :last July allows-:only f&o? buildings of brick. The builders' ivill not proceed wit...
JOTTINGS FROM FOOTSCRAY [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
JOITiNGS FROM FOOTSCRAY Tht Rcv B. . . Goble, son of the Rev. J. H. Goble, has accep ted a unanimous call to the par sonagc of the WVilliamstown 13ap list Church. He takes up his new duties on Sunday, April 6. A letter was received by the council from the M. and M. Tram ways Board, in reference to ex tension of tramrways along Somer ville-road and Geelong-road to Cemetery-road, in accordance with the new Act provililng for the construction of these ex tensions under the mun;icipal guarantee, and stating that the chief engineer has been requestedl to prepare the required informa tion as early as practicable. A resolution passed at the gene ral meeting of the Limbless Sol diers' Association of Victoria has l..een forwarded to the local coun ýil. It is to the effect that the council adheres strictly to the en forcement of its by-laws for the prevention of street begging. Good music and plenty of ;t was the slogan adopted by the Footscray band when it reorga nised six months ago. '['his...
To Correspondents [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
To Correspondents The columns of the "Advocate" will be open to all for the discus sion of public matters, and for the ventilation of grievances other than those of a pers'onalor private nature. It is requested that all communications intended for pub lication shall be couched in de cently polite language.' Attacks on the score of religious belief will not be permitted, nor will grossly personal abuse be af forded space in these columns. As far as it'is possible to make and keep the "Advocate" a clean paper it shall be kept clean. One or two rules must be rigidly ob served. All letters sent in for publication must be accompanied by the writer's name and address, and nothing defamatory or libel lous shall be contained therein. For everything published the proprietary is responsible in a -legal sense. Let it be und~er stood that the editor is always within his rights in refusing pub lcation, or in certain cases where. the privilege of anonymity is be ing manifestly abused in 'disclos ...
APPRECIATION [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
-APPRECIATIONl The proprietors of the " Advocate" cannot let the 'opportunity pass by without ncknowledging the kindness and assistance rendered them, by the followihg gentlemen, whose interest has helped to make the otherwise rocky rock of ,journalism a little smoother- Mr Andrew Small, Sunshine;. Mr. Ben. Williams, Yarraville ; Mr. W. Bell, Na*,: ional Bank, Sunshine ; Mr. 'W:.G. White Auburr, Messrs. T. E. Robinson,. W. R. Mooney, Mr. N, B. McKay, and.various other gentlemen who have assisted by. their promises of support.: ' This afternoon at 2.80 at Mtr. Clancy's Coffee Palace? :Hamii shire road, Sunshine] :;O'Brien &'. 'Fox, in: conjunctionl with H. FI Alcock. & Co., will hold "a'olearinS sale of household furnitUre, bed ding, linen, etc., wij? hout reserve, Pa • - .Li~,* ..~.. "iI :•" ' "'~I • ,
Did You Know This? [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
Did.-You Know This?' All men may be divided into two classes--optimnits and p?asimists. The optimist swells out his chest when itW' rainig, and says, "I live in Sunshine." The pessimist complains of having io frieiidi, yet he never thanks the Sunshine mud for sticking to him, A friend said the other day, "We have no gas in Sunshine?" I *replied'' with a smile, '"I thought there were. councillors and four parsons." A person who rocolves the morning mail in the afternoon ought to be thankful there isn't an evening mail. Lodal parsonis are having a harvest in weddings. I don't wonder, because every time I use the 'phone I get the reply "engaged." People ought to use all their senses. But that doesh't mean we ought to smell the drains in Sunshine 'as well at sea thent T.have several.,friends. hi Sunshine. Every Friday they.huy tickets to Foot scray to do their weekly .-- Well. well, - The man who is able to -bite his tongue may hurt 'hiniself a little, but: he won't be guilty of !'hurth...
LODGE MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
LODGE MEETINGS. 2 Th. Sunshine Branch of the A.N.A. met oin Mondayh ight in St. Mark's Hall, the President, Mr. Makepeace in the chair. One member asked for a clearance to the Footscray branch. Two new members were proposed.. Reports showed two members on the sick list.: The President, welcomed Mr Teesdal'e -as -a new member to the braich.'. At the close of the meeting a euchre tournament 'with -the M.U.I.O.O.F. was held and won by the latter. The President wel comed the visitors and Mr. Poul liot responded. Refreshments were provided and a very pleas ant evening. was brought to a close. Mr J. Patrick had: charge of the arrangements. ..
POULTRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
POULTRY NOTES. By Tight' Feather, It is our intention each week to give useful information to poultry keepers. Some people may have only a 'dozen hens, and others may have hundredst but proper treatment is ne cessary in all cases to obtain good results. There is plenty of work to be done at this time of the year, as this month the red mites do their deadly worst. It is necessary to clean all the per che~ and pens, and to provide dust baLths by i lling boxes with earth slightly damp, so as to invite the hens to free themselves of the small in sects that live upon their body. The moulting season has now com menced, and to assist the hens to ob taining new feathers, put a little in sectibane in the dust bath. Sweep up all loose feathers in the pens and yards, as the insects cling to the cast off feathers, and if they are not picked up, the insects return to the bodies of the fowls. By making the perches moveable, it is much easier to clean them. The best method is to saturate them with...
CRICKET. SUNSHINE v. Y.M.C.A. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
CRICKET. SUNSHINE v. Y.M.C.A. The above teams met in the seco'id last routld of the competition on the Amateur Sports Ground on February 9 and 16, and the game resulted in a win for Sunshine by an innings and 29 runs. Prior to both Saturdhys there had been rain, and with matting over the damp turf the wicket proved fast and treacherous. Y.M.C.A. batted first, and were anI dismissed for a total of 65 rur:s, only two men reaching double figures. Taylor bowled well in securing 5 for 20, and was assisted by McGrath (2 for 17) and HT. Carrick (2 for 13). Sunshine followed, and when time was called for the clday had amounted 83 runs for 5 wickets, puttivg them in a winning position. The innings was -continued on the second day, and the' total taken to 118 before the *re maining wickets had fallen. J.. El lingsen batted well for 37 not out, and others to show form were Taylor 22 and Carrick '9. Y.M.C.A. at their second attempt could do nothing against the howlin, of McGrath (6 for 2) and W...
AGRICULTURAL WORKING FALLOW. [Newspaper Article] — Sunshine Advocate — 1 March 1924
AGRICULTURAL WORKING FALLOW. By "Heather Jock." This subject has come to be one of the most important studies of the cereal grower of Australia. Iie has his own particular class of soil to deal with, and he has climatic condi tions which vary from season to season, and these matters compel him to study and grapple with his own individual case. It has been clearly demonstrated throughout the hay and grain growing parts of Aus. tralia to-day that a clearly-defined principle exists or has been discovered, which must be the aim of every grower who desires the maximum results from his labours. Just how that condition is to be achieved in each case rests entirely with the judgment, industry and ability of the individual grower. We have in this country of ours up till now been too prone to follow the principles in ag riculture which apply to Great Britain and Europe. The conditions in the greater part of Eiurope are vastly different to those obtaining in Australia. People there are general...