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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
SYDNEY WETTÈR THAN MELBOURNE: BURBERRY KEEPS THEM BOTH DRY -.-. * By the David Jones' Roundsman. Small talk about the weather is probably the most dreary, most hack- neyed, and most boring form of conversation there* is and yet, none of us can gel on -without it. How else could wc fill in the silence between floors irr lifts, greet the baker or ingratiate ourselves with the boss on arriving at work -!. late? And how else can we introduce here the topic of raincoats if we dort't begin with something about the weather? First we'd like to tell you if you' don't already know - that Sydney is the wettest capi- tal in Australia, so those time worn cracks about Melbourne's climate literally don't hold much water since Melbourne's average rainfall is only. 25 inches yearly, compared with Sydney's 46 inches. Secondly,-we think you ought to know that for the last two years Sydney has had rain every month. NEED FOR BEST Thirdly, we'd like to say that with that information in hand, you should r...
STUDENTS HAD PART IN ITALIAN OPERA [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Rhonda Rjuson puls (lie finishing touches tu Be veri > Ruvt aid's make-up for their parts in the opera "1 iirjndot." STUDENTS HAD PART m ITALIAN OPERA The Italian opera company gave its final perfor- mance in Australia last night. It »ill sail for New Zealand on February l8. 'V ERY sorry to see the singers go will be 24 Sydney boys and girls who were chosen to take part in operas during the company's' Sydney season. They have met and spoken with some of the opera's brightest stars, and have scores covered with autographs, to prove it! The boys and girls were select- ed and began their training for the opera about a month before the season opened. Boys were auditioned at the Theatre Royal by Tivoli chorus master, Haydn James. Twelve were chosen from more than 100 applicants. Girls were chosen by a ballet mistress from a Sydney dancing school. A GED from 10 to 14, the .^*- boys made up an off-stage chorus. They sang in Italian. "They were very keen," said Mr.- Jantes, "and picked i...
"AUSTRALIA FAIR" [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
"AUSTRALIA FAIR" "ADVANCE Australia Fair," -¿*our unofficial national an- them, was composed in a bus. Here is the composer's own story. '"One night I attended a big con- cert in the Sydney Exhibition Building, where all the national anthems of the world were sung. I felt angry that there was no Australian anthem, and coming i home on top of one of the old horse-drawn buses I composed my song. I wrote it down immedi- ately I got home, and nothing of it was afterwards altered." [ "Advance Australia Fair" was i composed by the late Mr. P. D. McCormick. -BILL BEATTY
MODEL AIRCRAFT MAKE AND FLY THIS "PLAYTIME" GLIDER [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
MODEL AIRCRAFT MAKE AND FLY THIS "PLAYTIME" GLIDER By JIM FULLARTON "T"H1S little glider is simple to -*? make, and a fine perfor- mer. With it, you can learn all the basic principles of model flying, and have a lot of fun. The materials you will need are a panel -of 1 / 16in thick balsa (medium), a panel of l/8in balsa (hard), and some model aero cement. ^ Mark out the shapes of the . wing, tailplane and fin on the l/16in panel, and cut out with a razor blade. Use a penny to guide the blade on rounded corners. Then using the I/8in balsa, cut the fuselage accurately. Now, smooth all pieces and round off sharp corners with sand- paper. Cement the fin and tailplane to the rear of the fuselage, as shown, holding with pins until dry. The wing is not flat, but has to be bent up at a "Dihedral" angle in the centre. To achieve this effect, crush it straight across the centre with a blunt knife and then crack it. Give the cracked part a coat of cement and leave it to dry with one tip blocke...
SPECIAL COMPETITION PRIZE FOR JUNIORS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
SPECIAL COMPETITION PRIZE FOR JUNIORS TO-DAY'S special competition prize will go to a member of the "Herald" Junior club, who is under the age of 12. The winner will be given the choice of a scooter, meccano set, electric train, or doll. As you may already know, this weekly special prize goes to the boy or girl who does best work in the competitions published on page 7. ft is quite separate from the prizes of a bicycle, and watch, which will be awarded to top-scoring . members of the club in nine weeks' time. THE EDITOR.
STAMPS WEST INDIES' STAMP [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
STAMPS WEST INDIES' STAMP T^O-DAY'S illustration o( the ?*? Dominica halfpenny stamp shows Freshwater Lake, which is located half a mile above sea level in the crater of an extinct volcano. Dominica is the largest island in the Windward group of the West Indies. It is one of the largest pro- ducers of limes in the world. On the penny-halfpenny stamp you can see natives busy at work picking limes. Capital of Dominica is Roseau, and the currency is the same as in Great Britain. -THE STAMPMAN Dominica stamp, colour brown and greea, value halfpenny.
Singapore Men Dig For A.I.F. "Treasure" [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Singapore Men Dig For A.I.F. "Treasure" SINGAPORE, Feb. 12 (A.A.P. Reuter).-Municipal workers dug a 20-feet hole at a busy intersec- tion in the heart of Singapore to day, because a Chinese believes that Australian soldiers buried gold there. .Armed police stood by, and a big crowd gathered, but the work- ers failed to locate the treasure. A_ Chinese engineer, Leong Woôn, said to-day that while OIJ air-raid duties at the height of the battle for Singapore he and three friends saw Austialian sol- diers burying a very heavy trunk. "The Australians gave us a case of beer and told us to go away," he said. Last December experts with mine-detectors told Leong that there was gold in the vicinity. He and his friends paid the municipal authorities 3,500 Straits dollars (£A500) for dig- ging the hole to-day. Now they want another "hole dug in the vicinity.
EISENHOWER IN DEFENCE POST [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
EISENHOWER IN DEFENCE POST WASHINGTON, ' Feb. 12 (A.A.P.).-General Dwight D. Eisenhower is being brought back to America's defence 'establish ment as. temporary presiding officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. General Eisenhower, who was U.S. Chief of Staff, retired from the-Army last May to become President of Columbia University. (Special Article-P. «.),
Washington Scouts Reports Of U.S. Withdrawal From Occupation Of Japan From Our Staff Correspondent. [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Washington Scouts Reports Of U.S. Withdrawal From Occupation Of Japan From Our Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON Feb. 12.-Government officials said to-day that America had no intention of immediately with- drawing her. occupation forces and abandoning: Japan. They said that since the war American foreign policy had been to regard Europe7 rather .than Asia as Ame- rica's "threatened - frontier" arid there had been no . change in that policy. It is understood that General MacArthur, after the Communist successes in China, . advised strengthening American defences in the Pacific. Some American defence chiefs oppose this, maintaining that Russia is no threat in the Pacific. This conflict of U.S. defence views, it is believed, has led to the reports that America was consid- ering withdrawing from Japan. (Correspondents in Tokyo yes- terday ' quoted an authoritative American source as having said: (lj The United States was reconciled to the loss of Japan in the event of war; (2) Some top mi...
Irish Victory For Empire [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Irish Victory For Empire , LONDON, Feb. 12 (A.A.P.j. The Northern Ireland general election has resulted in a victory for those favouring the Ijnk with the British Crown and Common- wealth. The Government party; (Union- ists) was returned tq power with an increased majority. The election took place on Thursday. The final state of the parties, excluding the four Univer-1 sity seats, is: | Unionists, 35; Independent j Unionists, two; Nationalists, nine; Socialist Republican, one; Irish Labour, one.
Austrians Had To Play Double Game [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
lAustrians Had To Play Double Game From SEBASTIAN HAFFNER IN LONDON AUSTRIAN diplomats have to play a double game in the next few weeks to try to help the Big Four Powers reach agreement on the peace treaty. The Austrians have to convince the Russians that an independent Austria would still be an easy prey to Communism. Then they have to convince Britain, the United States, and France that an independent Aus- tria would still be a safe bulwark for the West against Communism. Otherwise Austria will not get a peace treaty and will not get the Occupation Forces off her territory. Convincing both sides of these opposite facts is no easy task, but it is perhaps not beyond the diplo- matic skill of a nation which in the last few years has rediscovered not a little of its old political wis- dom and subtlety. . .' * THE Big Four Powers resumed their talks on the Austrian peace treaty in London last week. Diplomatically the differences between the four ex-Allies which have so far prevented a...
DOGS PUT OFF [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
DOGS PUT OFF Rain yesterday caused the postponement of Wyong races, Richmond trots and Wentworth Park greyhounds. Announcement of Wyong post- ponement was made on Friday night. The meeting will now be held on (Tuesday. Richmond trots will be held on Wednesday, and the Went- worth Park greyhounds on Wed- nesday night.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Servicing Fue! Tanker Wm A Fitter Driver Motor Transport is an expert in "on the spot" maintenance of vital transport. He keeps our Air Force flying by moving fuel, mun- itions, and men to schedule. If you're keen and the right age, the R.A.A.F. will train you to become a Fitter Driver, Electrician, Radar Mechanic, Cook, or for one of many other interesting occupations. AU you need is aptitude. Pay and prospects are attractive. Send Coupon or call at any R.A.A.F. Recruiting1 Office, or any office of the Commonwealth Employ- ment Service arid get the full story a great life a great service __ _ __ eui ovr AND POST R.A.A.F. Recruiting Officer, Dymock's Building, 426 George Street, Sydney Please send me full particulars of enlistment in the R.A.A.F. NAME_______ ADDRESS_b_ -STATE. DRAWN 28th FEBRUARY, 1949 1948 SIX HOUR DAY ART UNION 1st Prize: HUMBER Car valued at £1185. Tickets 1' 2nd Prize: Morris IO Sedan Motor Car. 3rd Prize: Austin A.40 Motor Car. 4th Prize: Wyvern Vauxhall Motor ...
Trainer And Owner In Law Case [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Trainer And Owner In Law Case Two well-known Sydney racing identities will be en- gaged in a legal case listed for hearing at the end of the month. They are Kensington trainer Cecil C. Rolls and Joseph Jeffrey, prominent owner. Cause of the action is, an allegation by Rolls of slander by Jeffrey. Mr. Dovcy, K.C., a member of the A.J.C. Committee,* has been briefed in the interests of Rolls. Jeffrey will be represented by Mr. Shand, K.C. -Rolls has been a trainer for many years. His last metropolitan success was with Merry John in the Canterbury Welter on October 30. v Jeffrey and his wife are the owners of Heroic Sovereign, Blue Diamond, Boneith, all three win- ners, and Dark Sovereign.
Valentines Back In Favour [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Valentines Back In Favour The old custom of exchanging Valentine cards has returned to favour in Sydney. To-morrow is St; Valentine's Day when, according to mediaeval legend, maidens meet future hus- bands. City stationers report brisk sales of Valentine cards. "The Valentine card seems to be regaining popularity," said a Sydney stationer yesterday. "We have sold 3,000 in five days at prices ranging from 6d to 2/6. "Most of our customers for Valentines are either quite elderly or 'teen-agers.' - "One youngster spent £2 on Valentines," he said.
Favourite's Failure Puzzles Stable PLUNGE ON CARUSO GOES AMISS Ran Last In Field Of Six [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Favourite's Failure Puzzles Stable PLÜNGE ON CARUSO GOES AMISS Ran Last In Field Of Six By JOHN SCHOFIELD Caruso's dismal failure in the Glenfield Handicap at Randwick yesterday mystified his rider Jack Thompson and owner. Mr. A. O. Romano. Mr. Romano said after the race that on track work Caruso had appeared a "good thing", but he finished last. "I had £2,000 to £800 on him myself, hut, worse than that, I had told all my friends to back him," Mr. Romano said. The usually imperturbable Thompson was demonstra- tive as he discussed Caruso's form with Mr. Romano and trainer H. Plant. He told them that Caruso had refused to stretch out at any part of the race. Lazy In Stall "He wanted to lie down in the starting boxes," Thompson said. "It was with difficulty that 1 brought him up to the barrier at all. "When he did jump away he - raced only half-heartedly, and near the three furlongs tried to drop out altogether. "Then 1 shook him up, and for a short distance he galloped, but after turn...
Famous S.A. Trio To Race Here [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
Famous S.A. Trio To Race Here MELBOURNE, Saturday. - The three Adelaide brothers of the Powers- court-Wilty Maid family-Comic Court, Comedy Prince, and St. Comedy-will run at Randwick at Easter if they continue to do well in Melbourne. Mr. A. J. Lee, one of the part-owners of the famous string, made this clear at Flemington to-day after St. Comedy had won the Stanhope Handicap in brilliant style. St. Comedy will probably have his next race-in the Merson Cooper Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday week. Comic Court, who is the ruling favourite for the V.R.C. St. Leger', will have his next run in the Gisborne Handicap at Moonee Valley next Saturday if the weights are reasonable. Smartly Away St. Comedy, who drew No. 17 at the barrier, was so fast off the mark to-day that he was able to cross over close to the rails. A furlong and a half after the start, Heather, on St. Comedy, ranged up alongside Napier on the flat side rail and held him there. St. Comedy found no difficulty in coasting al...
FLEMINGTON S.P., TOTE [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 13 February 1949
I FLEMINGTON S.P.. TOTE )] Ohs. líor S/) Race._Pl-icert horse». Riders. S.P. Win. » Place. L. PIROUETTE Val»l Charkha C. McLalchle L. Lol! J. Plirlcll . 6/4. 0 12 14/1 10/1 ST. COMEDY El Lutada Napier_ R. Heather A. Burton I. Purtcll 9/4 0 15 7/1 11/4 NOVAM St. Hubert Klug Simeon G. Bougoure I.. Lot! R. Hutchinson 16/1 4 9/1 100/1 COLIN Dashing Beau Hush HUSH W. A. Smith E. Johnstone r. Unkntlch 25/1 6(9 4/7 33/1 HIGH PLAY Sentiment Law I.M V. Hurtncy L. Lott w. Williamson BALDUR Royal Oak Clement T. Unkmlch A. Bannon It. Heather SAVANT Dual Gift Lcclona C. Wa.rninuth R. Hutchinson F. Delaney 33-1 17 lfi-1 .10-1