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HOLIDAY TOLL Deaths in New Zealand AUCKLAND, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
HOLIDAY TOLE I Deaths in New Zealan3| AUCKLAND, Tuesday. || John Eastwood, 23, and John lace, 24, were killed when the motorfe cycle they were riding collided ' Itli|| a motor car near Auckland. Theyp were staying at the Bible class camPp| at Buckland's Beach. _ || James Cowden, 64, fell from a liicyk| cle at Christchurch and was killed, When a canvas canoe capsized MSj the surf at St. Kilda, Dtinedin.g Charles Burns, 20, was drowned. A||j beach patrol rescued his companions, g
NEW INVENTION Snapshots of the Lungs HELP DOCTORS LONDON, December 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
NEW INVENTION Snapshots of the Lungs . „ —— - j HELP DOCTORS ' (From a- Sfleciai- Correspondent.) (By Air Mail:) ? LONDON, December 12. One of the latest weapons in the war on disease is the tomograph. Details of this invention were re vealed this week by Sir Arthur MacNalty, Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health. The tomograph can take detailed pictures of small selected parts of the lungs — not like the ordinary X-ray, a general picture of the whole thickness of the body. This makes possible a much more searching examination for tuberculosis. Often; when the surgeon is looking forrsome minute but. conclusive clue, eVen the 'iriteriial picture he: can take by X-ray is obscured by a rib or some other part of tho body. The tomograph gets over this diffi culty by going round in a circle. The X-ray tube and the film on which pic tures are recorded move slowly round the body in a circle centrp' cn the part which the surgeon wishes to photograph. This par1 only is ex posed cont...
QUEEN MARY A Wartime Charade PARTY AT WINDSOR LONDON, December 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
QUEEN MARY A Wartime Charade PARTY AT WINDSOR (From a .Special Corresponduit.) (By /ir- Mail.) LONDON, December 10. A cliarado acted ono evening - during the -last -war at Windsor Castle, in which several meni ? hers of the Royal Jfamiiy played parts, is recalled in a recently published 'book of reminiscences, 'Rosemary, There's Rue,' ' by Lady Fortesciie. It was the sight of Prince George performirg old .balancing trick:; with a poker that suggested to Lady For tescuo- that - the - party should act charades. : Queen Mary permitted it, and on the late Prince John's proposal they ! acted a Biblical scene — the arrival of Jehu when Jezebel looked out at him from an upper window. After that Queen Mary herself con sented t' play a part. John, who seemed full of orlgnt ideas, proposed 'Tho Exit from the Ark,' he and Lady Fortescue doing Mr. and Mrs. Noah, and the rest of the company repre senting birds, beasts, and insects. 'The Quene's face brightend, and, with the greatest animation, s...
58 DEAD Fishing Boats Sunk In Storm LISBON, Dec. 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
58 DEAD ; Fishing Boats Sunk In Storm LISBON, Dec. 25. Storms pff the Algarve coast sank the Spanish fishing boat Purita Perez. Fifty-six of . the 61 members of the crew were drowned A Portuguese fishing boat was also sunk, and two members of the crew were drowned. . , Firemen attached to Boolaroo Fire Station and their friends 1'arewelled Mr. N. E. Smith, who has resigned from the brigade. Ho Ins been trans ferred from Warner's Bay to another district.
WAR SONGS Gay Chorus by Gracie Fields [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
WAR SONGS Gay Chorus by Graciie Fields There are 32 current war songs in England with topical appeal. Britain's song-writers are busy com posing more songs of the moment, and Charing Cross-road music publishers, whose business has been slack lately, are busy printing the new songs. Grade Fields has chosen 'Wish Me Luck' as her national 'Cheer Up song. Its gay chorus includes the words: 'Give me a smile I can keep all the while In my heart while I'm away.' There are already two new songs dealing with the 'Washing on the Siegfried Line (if the fiegfried Line's still there),' and other new songs in clude 'The Old Tin Helmet,' 'With My Gas Mask on My Sliouldei ? No- body Loves a Lady Like r Sailor,' and a comedy song by the composer of 'Boomps-a-Daisy,' called 'Adolf.' Tommie Connor, wh' wrote the 'Chestn-t Tree,' has just completed 'The Daughter of Mademoiselle From Armentieres,' which starts off with' the words: 'Everything's tray bon, we're off to meet Yvonne, The daughter of Mademoi...
SHORT OF PETROL Germany Handicapped LONDON REPORT LONDON, December 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
SHORT OF PETROL. Germany Handicapped LONDON REPORT I (From a Special Correspondnt.) (By Air Mail.) LONDON, December 10. There have been no large-Sv.ale Nazi bombing raids on Britain be cause Germany is seriously short of .high-grade aviation petrol, ac cording to Sir William Garth waite, Bt., shipowner, petroleum expert, and a leading figure in the City of London. Hitler dare not start, because, once he does, his weakness r.-.ust soon bo exposed. Sir William revealed that at the outbreak of war Germany's stock of pure, highly volatile aviation spirit was ? sufficient for only three months under war conditions. 'Wo -know,' Sir William added, 'that Germany is making large quantities of petrol from her coal dis tillation plants, but. ; ueh pet.-ol con tains only a very low percentage of aviation spirit. 'In some cases Venezuelan petro leum, for example, the percentage may -be as high as 35 per cent., but if. Germany obtains as much as 10 per cent, from her distillation plants she is fo...
DRAUGHTSMEN NEEDED FOR THE ARMY MELBOURNE, Tuesday, [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
DRAUGHTSMEN NEEDED FOR THE ARMY MELBOURNE, Tuesday. I The Minister for the Army, Bng. G. A. Street, stated to-day that applica tions will shortly be called by the De partment of the Army for men be tween the ages of IS and 45 years to join the Australian Army Ordnance Corps of the Permanent Military Forces as mechanical engineering draughtsmen. Successful candidates will reqtlire to possess a diploma of engineering or other approved technical school qualifications, together with practical experience in design and drawing in mechanical engineering and, prefer ably, workshop training. Applicants will have to be medical ly fit and to undergo a drawing test prior to enlistment. Successful applicants will be enlist ed into the Permanent Military Forces in the rank of either Warrant Officer Class 1 or Class 2 according to qualifi cations held. The period of service is for the dur ation of the war and twelve months thereafter. The rates of pay will be as follow: Warrant Officer, class 1, 1...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
. ? ' ? ? AMUSEMENTS ? ? ~ TO-NIGHT (TUESDATO' ONLY i FIFTH AVENUE GIRL. | 1 MUTINY ON THE BLACK HAWK. GAZETTE and shorts. SHOWING to night'' TUESDAY » TO-NIGHT ALSO SHOWING \ TUESDAY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY ' ONLY GEORGE FORMBY and PATRICIA KIRKWOOD In COME ON GEORGE ADDED ATTRACTION ? MICHAEL WHALEN, JOY HODGES, LYLE TALBOT In THEY ASKED FOR IT (Not suitable for General Exhibition). ALSO SHOWING FULL SUPPORTING PROGRAMME. SPECIAL TO-NIGHT ONLY— CHAPTER 8 OF 'FLYING G. MEN.' : 1 l -VrVl r_. V /-ViiOnTv AW j- ( J TO-MORROW. WEDNESDAY I TO-MORP.OW WEDNESDAY ALSO SHOWING ALSO SHOWING THURSDAY & FRIDAY I THURSDAY NIGHT l( MATINEE AT PALACE, WEDNESDAY, 2.15 P.M. ANNA NEAGLE WITH GEORGE SANDERS, MAY ROBSON, EDNA MAY OLIVER IN— NURSE EDITH CAVELL ADDED ATTRACTION— HAWAIIAN NIGHTS (For General Exhibition) With Johnnie Downs, Mnry Carlisle, Constance Moore, Eddie Qulllan. ALSO SHOWING FULL SUPPORTING PROGRAMME. 1 l.i-P-' . I- -1 ? - 1 ? ? ,H.' l.l.-'.JIL'l . ' . ' ? 'KT-TT-- - I.I. J...
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 Sunday ... 3 1 31017 24 Monday . . 4 1118 25 Tuesday . . 5 12 19 26 Wednesday . 6 13 20 27 Thursday . . 7 14 21 28 Friday ... 1 8 15 22 29 Saturday . . 2 9 16 23 30 December 26: Sun sets 7-S p.m. To-morrow: Sun rises 4.44 a.m. Full Moon, December 26. Last Quarter, January 2. New Moon, January 9. First Quarter, February 16. THE TIDES High Water at Newcastle — To-morrow: 8.48 a.m. and 9.24 p.m.
TEDIOUS WAIT Congestion at Peat's Ferry LONG LINES OF CARS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TEDIOUS WAIT Congestion at Peat's Ferry; LONG LINES OF CARS Sydney people who made an attempt to escape from their everyday sur roundings over the Christmas week end by motoring to northern parts were forced to spend tedious hours at the I-Iawkesbury River on Saturday night From 5 o'clock in the afternoon un til 1 a.m. on Sunday morning, there was a lino of cars five miles long on the southern aide of the river. Nothing could be done but sit and wait. Occa sionally a car would try and creep down the outside of the line and All a gap farther down, only to find a police patrol car waiting and be sent to the very end of the line. Some of the tourists spent seven hours getting from the southern side of the river to Gosford, 23 miles away. Work on the new bridge is progress ing at a fast rate, but not as fast as those who were holidaying would wish. The first pile lias been placed in position on tlio southern side and the first piece of steel girder work has been erected on the northern ...
BUSH SCENERY Attracts Many Visitors BARRINGTON POPULAR DUNGOG, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
BUSH SCENERY Attracts Many Visitors \barrington popular f DUNGOG, Tuesday. For those whose ideal is to ex plore the beauties of the bush, with Its tall timbers and cool mountain streams, the district surrounding Dungog proved an attraction to large numbers during the holiday week end. The guest houses surrounding Dun gog's most popular holiday resort, Barrington Tops, were, in most places, booked out, while many o£ the travellers camped in the brush. According to tho officer in charge of the Dungog Ambulance, Station Offlcer C. Welch, not one accident case was reported during the week end. All was also quiet at the Dun gog Police Station. Special Christmas services were held in each of the churches yester day and all were well attended. At the Anglican Church last night, lantern slides showing Christmas acenes were projected by tho rector, Rev. A. W. Moore, and appropriate Xmas hymns were sung.
2nd A.I.F. Farewelling Dungog Boys DUNGOG, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
2nd A.I.F. Farewelling Dungog ( Boys DUNGOG, Tuesday. 'At a recent meeting of the Dungog Municipal Council discussion relative to the best method of arranging a farewell to Dungog members of the 2nd A.I.F. took place; but, owing to the fact that aldermen were not familiar with the terms of vacation given to the soldiers prior to their departure, the matter was stood over until such information was received. The Mayor of Dungog, Aid. R. L. Fitzgerald, has now convened a pub lic meeting to be held in the Memo rial Hall to-morrow (Wednesday) night, when plans will 1)2 made to ar range a suitable farewell for the toys. ?
TWO INJURED Car Overturns Near Taree DUNGOG, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TWO INJURED Car Overturns Near $-)? Taree DUNGOG, Tuesday. Two Dungog lads had a narrow es cape from serious injury on Saturday evening, when the car in which they were travelling overturned near Taree. They were Harold Hancock and Ray Le Leivre, both of Dowling-stroet, Dungog, wlib were motoring to Fprs ter to spend the Xmas vacation. They were admitted to Taree Hospital. It is understood that the worst, injury receivod was a broken arm sustained by Le Leivre. ?
CAROL SINGERS Activity at East Maitland [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CAROL SINGERS Activity at East Maitland Christmas Day was heralded by carol singers from the East Maitland Methodist Church. Leaving the cliurcli at midnight in a motor lorry kindly loaned and driven by Mr. M. Prince, tho singers traversed the whole of East Maitland and did not return until 5.30. Tho collection of £2/li/7J was most satisfactory. Messrs. J .and R. Udy played the organ. A party from tho church also visited the East Maitland Gaol during the morning, !iiul assisted in a carol ser vice. ___________ Tomato mite, a post so tiny that it escapes tho naked eye, has been en couraged by tho recent hot, dry weath er, and has caused serious damage in many districts.
United Against Aggression [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
United Against Aggression (^HRISTMAS DAY was marked particularly by the King's broadcast to the Empire, and by those of the Commander in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Forces (Lord Gort), the Air Chief Marshal (Sir Cyril Newall) and M. Daladier. The King said he believed that the cause binding his people and their Allies was that of Christian civilisation. 'We feel in our hearts that we are fighting against wickedness, and this conviction will give us the strength from day to day to per severe until victory is assured.' Replying to Christmas greetings, the Pope suggested that the belligerents should begin to consider their war aims, that their projects for a better world order and peace should be hon ourable to small nations as well as to the larger ones. . From political circles in Rome comes talk of a new 'peace' offer, and it is suggested that if Britain and France would abandon their insistence on the reconstruction of Czechoslovakia and Austria, Herr Hitler would be quite w...