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FLOODWATER DANGER Minister Asked To Attend Lockleys Meeting [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
FLOODWATER DANGER Minister Asked To Attend Lockleys Meeting A meeting of ratepayers in the lower Torrens floodwaters area will be held in the Lockleys Memorial Hall on Tuesday next, to discuss what should be done to relieve the growing danger from fioodwaters. The West Torrens District Council last night appointed the chairman (Cr. T. A. Powell) and Cre. C. Stan ford and &. J. L. Wilson as its repre sentatives at the meeting. The secretary of the committee (Mr. E. A. Lasscock) intimated by letter that the Commissioner of Public Works (Mr. Mclnnes) had been asked to attend. Mr. Lasscock said bis committee considered that any new outlet of the Patawalonga Creek should enbrace a fioodwaters scheme.
AMBITIOUS PLANS FOR ORCHESTRAS Request To Minister Melbourne, October 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
AMBITIOUS PLANS FOR ORCHESTRAS Request To Minister Melbourne, October 5. Requesting the establishment in Syd- &lt;*> ney and Melbourne of national orches- &lt;*> tras, each of 60 performers, a depu- &lt;*> tation from the Musicians' Union of Australia (Victorian district) inter viewed the Postmaster-General (Mr. Green) today. The requests were made in view of the intention of the Ministry to review broadcasting ar rangements in Australia. The deputation said that tbe national orchestras in Sydney and Melbourne would form the nucleus of other musi cal organisations. It was desirable for broadcasting purposes to have a symphony orchestra which could per form all classes of operatic and clas sical music, and also a light orchestra of 30 performers for the performance of more popular music. All the per formers for these orchestras could be drawn from the National Orchestra in Sydney and Melbourne. It was de sirable that a permanent military band of 40 pe...
HUSBAND GIVES LIFE TO SAVE WIFE Tragic Burning Accident Brisbane, October 5. Edward John O'Malley (37), stationmaster at Pentland, gave his life to save his wife from burning. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
HUSBAND GIVES LIFE TO SAVE WIFE Tragic Burning Accident Brisbane, October 5. Edward John O'Malley (37), sta tionmaster at Pentland, gave his life to save his wife from burning. Mrs. O'Malley was ironing about noon on Saturday when she upset methylated spirits, which ignited and set fire to her clothes. Her husband. wutm uyiug lu tnrow me Dottie through a window, had his own clothes ignited. Mrs. CMalley, scream ing with pain, ran across to the post office for help. When it came her husband was found railing about in a mass of flames. A mattress was wrapped round him, and the flames subdued, but not before he was burnt from head to feet. Husband and wife were taken to hos pital, where CMalley died. Mrs. CMalley. though seriously injured, is improving.
Mr. Lang's Claim Refuted Melbourne, October 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
Mr. Lang's Claim Refuted Melbourne, October 5. Replying today to the claim made by the Premier of New South Wales (Mr. Lang) that every Parliament had adopted the policy announced by the New South Wales Labor Party only seven months ago for a reduction of interest, the Premier (Mr. Hogau) said tonight, "Mr. Lang's assertion, no doubt, referred to the much advertised re pudiation proposal which lie submitted to the Premiers' Conference at Can berra in February this year. That was not the first time the Premiers- Conference considered the question of reducing interest on Government loans. At the conference in August, 1930. it was considered on my initiative, and a sub-committee was appointed to re port to a future conference. Owing to tiie absence of the Prime Minister (Mr. Scullin) and developments in Federal Parliament, effect was not I given to the proposal at that time, but I the representatives of all Governments | and the financial advisers vrere in favor j of it." Referring to ...
EFFORTS TO CANCEL STERLING INSURANCES Foreign Merchants Want Them In Other Currency LONDON, October 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
EFFORTS TO CANCEL STERLING INSURANCES Foreign Merchants Want Them In Other Currency LONDON, October 5. The "Daily Telegraph's" insurance correspondent says the abandonment of the gold standard has caused foreign shipowners and merchants to ask for weir policies m sterling to be con verted into currency which is less liable to fluctuation. Thus a Swedish policy of £10,000 sterling would yield only £8,000 now if it were converted into There have been many reqaests to cancel-existing sterling insurances and to convert the policies into United States dollars. loloyd'e and other in surance authorities, however, recom mend that if the existing policies in sterling are oMinellMf, a pro rata re turn of the premium in sterling should be allowed for the unexpired portion of the risk, and that any replacement of the policy should be nade in the currency of the nation of the assured party. Thus a German shipowner who cancels his policy would be able to replace it by a policy in marks, but not i...
POPE APPEALS FOR CHARITY CRUSADE "Food For Body, Comfort For Soul" ROME, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
POPE APPEALS FOR CHARITY CRUSADE "Food For Body, Comfort For Soul" ROME, October 3. The Pope, in an encyclical, makes a moving appeal for a world crusade of charity, bringing food for the body and comfort for the soul to the sufferers in the economic crisis, especially the unemployed and children, who are the i most innocent victims. ; He urges every Christian to exercise charity, especially during the coming winter, and appeals to bishops to open relief centres. In bis opinion, the enormous sums spent on armaments are among the causes of distress. He draws atten tion to the fact that the encyclical Is dated October 2, which is the feast of the Guardian Angels, the special pro tectors of the children.
BRITISH ELECION 0N 0CTOBER 28? Mr. MacDonald Bands National Socialists MINERS SUPPORT HIM LONDON, October 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
BRITISH ELECION 0N 0CTOBER 28? Mr. MacDonald Bands National Socialists MINERS SUPPORT HIM LONDON, October 5. It is generally believed that the proclamation of an election, will be issued on Thursday, and that polling will take place on October 28. In that case, Partiatnmt ; would reassemble on November 9." If * ,- 1 The Prime Minister (Mr. Bam# ;•': MacDonald) visited the ?benO^S- '■', der (Mr. Lloyd George) at bis cotm- ~ try house this morning to 1* -:~ situation. , -^: .-' £ It is understood that the XJbenl -M members of the Cabinet will be cten : strictly limited tune to mn^ t^^uuH . -^ decision whether they will supportilgji S National Party. By tonight it te «x- •: pected that Mr. MacDonald will know .-.-'>, who is on his side. Every bee trade . r-&lt; Liberal will be opposed to a National 1 Government candidate. T" ■=*' -v; Apart from the National TMiWfi ' A Party that Sir John Simon is forming -; to assist the Prims Minister. Mr. Sam- 3 say MacDonald himself Is lo...
THIEVES GET £100 HAUL Week-End Robbery From Shop [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
THIEVES GET £100 HAUL Week-End Robbery From Shop Thieves broke into the premises At Stephenson & Co., drapers and grocers, of Balaklava. during the week-end, and stole hosiery, women's underwear, to- bacco, and other goods valued rat -iiS £100. t 5 "V^H It 3s believed that they pniwofl jt?t?y .---'*ifl to the building -fay forcing ft jflwrli '.i^ff . s^is iron from the.roof, and gebinrtAoira V JSi into the shop- through a manbb]e7fn 'Sfl the ceiling. ". ;.' ' t .[. --^
KARATTA BACK AT PORT ADELAIDE Cargo Worked By Officers [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
KARATTA BACK AT PORT ADELAIDE Cargo Worked By Officers The trouble, which arose an Satur- &lt;*> day because the crew of the Karatta objected to the services of the fifth seaman being dispensed with, was dis- cussed at a meeting of seamen at the W-MJV. Hall, Nile-street, Port Adelaide, yesterday. Officials would say no more fVmr^ that the crew of the vessel had not refused to work. The sailing of the Karatta for Edith burgh was delayed for several hours on Saturday, the crew contending that the fifth seaman should be employed. The view of the owners of the vessel. Coast Steamships, Limited, was that when the ship was on the short run to Edithburgh the extra man's services were not required, and the ship's articles did not require the fifth man to be employed. As a result of the dispute a crew lor the vessel was obtained from officers of other vessels of the com pany, and four seamen and three fire men were logged. On the return of the Karatta to Port Adelaide yesterday he...
RAILWAYS REPORT Business Men's Meeting Adjourns [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
RAILWAYS REPORT Business Men's Meeting Adjourns To discuss the report of the Rail- &lt;*> ways Commission, a representative meeting of business men was held in the board room, Chamber of Manufac- tures building, yesterday. The vice president of the chamber (Mr. A. B. Uren) presided. The general manager of the Muni opal Tramways Trust (Mr. W. G. T. Goodman), who was chairman of the commission, accepted an invitation to attend, and explained the report. His remarks were followed closely, and he answered a number of questions. It was decided that the meeting should adjourn, and reassemble next Mondav with the object of expressing, if possible, a united opinion on the re port "KECOMMEDATIONS SHOULD BE CARRIED OUT" "There is no real reason why the re commendations of the Royal Commis sion on railways should not be dis cussed by Parliament immediately," said the president of the Citizens' League (Mr. W. Queale) last night, in a broadcast talk from station 5 AD. Mr. Queale point...
NEW RAILWAYS POLICY Bill Likely This Session IMPORTANT ISSUES After Cabinet meeting yesterday the Premier (Mr. Hill) said it was "most likely" that legislation would be introduced this session to deal with recommendations of the report of the Railways Commission. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
NEW RAILWAYS POLICY Bill Likely This Session IMPORTANT ISSUES After Cabinet meeting yesterday the Premier (Mr. Hill) said it was "most likely" that legislation would be introduced this session to deal with recommendations of the re port of the Railways Commission. The Commission recommended, among other far-reaching changes, that the railways should be managed by a directorate. The Commission has prepared a draft Bin embodying its proposals, so that, if the Government agrees to them. Parliamentary consideration will be facilitated. It is not known at present, however, whether this is the measure that the Government will introduce, but it is understood that legislation will be presented this session because otherwise nearly a year might elapse before any attempt could be made to reorganise railways administration, and policy, and check the large deficits. The members of the Liberal and Country Parties have been giving at tention to the report, but no decisions of their attitude have ...
OIL ON TORRENS BANK Council Protests Against Search [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
OIL ON TORRENS BANK Council Protests Against Search A strong protest against boring for oil along the Torrens banks was entered by the Adelaide City Council yester- &lt;*> day. A letter had been received from the Director of Mines stating that an ap plication had been made to his depart ment for a licence to search for oil on the banks of the Torrens, between Hackney Bridge and the weir, for a width of one chain on each side of the centre line of the river. It was learnt last night that the Markets and Parks committee, which considered tbe matter, had before it reports that there had been slight traces of an oily substance underneath the City Bridge, when the river was at a low levet The committee, how ever, did not treat the matter seri ously. It was suggested that the oily ap pearance might have been due to some of the oil which had appeared on the water when a drum on the dredge was opened having been trapped by some means. Several cygnets died some time ago when the o...
ANTI-FASCIST LEAFLETS DROPPED IN ROME Midnight Crowd of 25,000 Yells Loyalty In Reply ROME, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
ANTI-FASCIST LEAFLETS DROPPED IN ROME Midnight Crowd of 25,000 Yells Loyalty In Reply ROME, October 4. An audacious mystery airman flew over the city yesterday and dropped several thousand anti-Fascist leaflets. Some were addressed to the King end others to Mussolini, reviling the Italians for enduring the yoke of Fascism and exhorting them to follow the example of Spain. With characteristic promptitude, 25,000 Fascists demonstrated in the Piazza Collona at midnight against the anti- Fascist propaganda. The crowd cried with one voice, "Down with anU- Fascists. Long live the King, the Duce, end Fascism."
CORNSACKS FOR FARMERS Bill Being Prepared [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
CORNSACKS FOR FARMERS Bill Being Prepared Bills are being drafted for the con- &lt;*> sideration of Cabinet to enable fanners to be financed for the supply of corn- &lt;*> sacks, and to extend the Fanners' ?ceuei Act, wtiicn is being administered by the State Bank. 1 The Premier (Mr. Hill) said yester day that the Government had discussed j the position of farmers who were not! under the Relief Act, and who re quired money to purchase comsacks. It had been decided to give prompt and sympathetic attention, as they had excellent crops, but without help might be unable to market their wheat. The Farmers* Relief Act was passed in March, to operate for a year only, and there are about 3,400 farmers re ceiving assistance „ K toe fcWs are agreed to by Cabinet they will be introduced immediately as the cornsacks legislation is particu larly urgent.
CUT IN EDUCATION FOR ECONOMY View Of Taxpayers' President [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
CUT IN EDUCATION FOR ECONOMY View Of Taxpayers' President "The Premier (Mr. Hill) has shown such a statesmanlike grasp of the necessity of reducing the load of Gov- &lt;*> ernment expenditure." said the Dresi- dent of the Taxpayers' Association (Mr. S. McGregor Reid) yesterday, "that it comes as a rude shock to find him asserting that unless waste can be proved he will not touch the education bill." Mr. Reid was referring to the Pre mier's statement at P&yneham on Saturday, when he bald he was satis fied that no money was being wasted in the Education Department and that there would be no arbitrary cut. "The challenge to produce evidence of waste is beside the point," added Mr. Reid. "When the salaries of the Civil Service were drastically cut there was no attempt to justify the action on the ground that the salaries repre sented waste. When bondholders were cut 225 per cent, it was not on the ground of waste These and other things were done to bring expenditure s...
CLERGYMAN GETS £215 DAMAGES End of Brisbane Defamation Case Brisbane, Octobers 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
CLERGYMAN GETS £215 DAMAGES End of Brisbane Defamation Case Brisbane, Octobers 5. Horace Hilton Bassard, Church of Christ clergyman, was awarded [?]215 damages in the Supreme Court today in his action against Henry Reynolds Every, an elder of the church, lor tie- ~§ tarnation. Bassard. who daimed-900. -j§ alleged that Every gaid be was toe 3 fattier of an tnggltlniate child. -3a The Jury returned the verdict after sag a retirement of three hours. ifcJL ~~M E. OTOmnor. counsel for Bmsari, and the clergyman brought tbe case «d ""as solely to dear n!s nputathm. _&lt; j§&
DRINKING AT DANCES Doped Wine at Mt. Gambler Mount Gambler, October 5. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
DRINKING AT DANCES Doped Wine at Mt. Gambler Mount Gambler, October 5. The town council has decided to in- &lt;*> troduce a special by-law to control the consumption of liquor at dances held in the Town Hall flVicnnan H. C. Leuene -alkae? %| that girls were being given doped woe; ~s& and that the amount of liquor aon- -^ sumed by young people at dances lams m disgraceful. ' _£ I-3 The mayor IMr. W. Hay) eald^Biat -a Hie facts disclosed by. .Matipan. LeUevre were not exaggerated, snajm- j fortunately the j?Uce had iriMilTlllnit , % power to deal wiQi the mattenj^ "_ 3 The council unanimously «M *? ~^% favor of prohibition at an Town^BaH m dances unless special authort^ %tic r% obtained from the mayor and jnayores*. j
Sluice Gates Lessen Danger [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 6 October 1931
Sluice Gates Lessen Danger A report from the City Engineer sub- &lt;*> mitted to the Works and Highways Committee of the Adelaide City Coun- &lt;*> cil, states that the sluice gates at Torrens Lake were operated in such a manner during the period of the recent flood, that the conditions on the lower reaches of the Torrens were relieved as much as possible. It was probably one of the most important factors in clearing the flooded areas quickly. The report followed a letter from the West Torrens District Council in which it was stated that there was an impression abroad that the flood was accentuated by the action of the City Council in opening the flood gates while the river was in flood, thus dis charging a greater volume of water than would have been the case had the lake been used as a storage basin.