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EJECTED FROM RELIEF GAMP Those Who Refuse Country Work Not Wanted Melbourne, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
EJECTED FROM RELIEF GAMP Those Who Refuse Country Work Not Wanted Melbourne, February 24. Ninety-five men were removed from the Broadmeadows camp for the unem- ployed to-day for having refused to ac- cept work in the country. Sixty police were present when the men left, but there was no disorder, the men marched quietly through tite police lines and trudged dejectedly away from the camp. Between 5 and 6 o'clock this morning mounted police surrounded the huts in which the men were quartered, and ! two policemen entered each hut, and ; called the names of the men who were ' to be removed. Twenty other men ' who had refused work left the camp yesterday of their own acconJ, as they ! did not wish to be ejected. : Among those who were removed : to-day were two Communists, who are : said to have been largely responsible for the men refusing to work in the country. J Charges of Irregularity. : Complaints of irregularity in the J finances of a recent carnival for the ' unemployed at Richmon...
DO YOU KNOW? [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
DO YOU KNOW? 1. Where the line occurs "From grave to gay, from lively to severe"? 2. When John Mitchel, the Fenian prisoner, was transported to Tasmania? 3. What the Test Act. passed in the reign of Charles n.. provided? 4. Of what sovereign did John Wes ley, referring to the persecution of Dis senters, say, "Bloody Mary was a lamb, a dove, in comparison with him"? 5. How many children the Foundling Hospital, Santo Sniriro. will accommo date? 6. How the foundlings are admitted? Answers on Page 14
CLERGYMAN DEPLORES WORSHIP 8F SUCCESS "Man's Value What He Has, Not What He Is" URGES SPIRITUAL REVIVAL [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
CLERGYMAN DEPLORES WORSHIP 8F SUCCESS "Man's Value What He Has, Not What He Is" URGES SPIRITUAL REVIVAL To-day there is a worship of success, and a determination to en- joy all things, and to have every- thing from washing machines to motor cats —on the instalment plan if by no other method," said the Bey. J. G. Jenkin in his address as incoming President of the Metho dist' Conference yesterday. No one could fail to observe all over the world a profound and contagious unrest, he said. The emphasis of life had been put, not so much on per sonality and character, as on money and the power of production. Thus a man's value became not what he was, but what he had. The day of disaster for a materialis tic civilisation was not far away. Signs were not wanting that the present age was perilously near catastrophe. No Need for Desnair "I am heartily tired of jeremiads on the peril 01 religion and ihe'church," Mr. JenioES said. "To say the cmirch 01 the living Uod was spiritually bank rupt wa...
OWNERS ATTACK WHARF PREFERENCE "Serious Blow to Australia's Future Welfare" RETURN Melbourne, February 24; [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
OWNERS ATTACK WHARF PREFERENCE "Serious Blow to Australia's Future Welfare" RETURN Melbourne, February 24; "Short of financial repudia- tion, it would be difficult to conceive a more serious blow at Australia's future welfare than the arbitrary enforcement by Government regulation of preference on tbe waterfront for members of the Waterside Workers' Federation." says a statement issued by the Over seas and Inter-State Ship owners' Association to-day. "Should the Senate not act swiftly to disallow it," continues the statement, "this new restriction will automatically remain law. Inevitably and speedily, there will recur the cumulative hold ups and disastrous disorganisations ?which finally reached a climax in the continent-wide paralysis of September, 1928. It a long, deplorable series of incidents on tbe Australian waterfront was possible- in the past,' when there was no legal barrier to the manning of deserted ?wharves by citizen volunteers and by growers faced with ruin, what hope...
THROAT GASHED; WRIST CUT Perth, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
THROAT GASHED; WRIST CUT Perth, February 24. Shortly before the steamer Orsova left Fremantle about 7 p.m. to-day, George Bremner (48), a laborer, was found by a steward in a bathroom of the third class section of the vessel with his throat gashed and wrist cut. A razor was found in the bathroom. Bremner has been admitted to the Fremantle Hospital. The police have been informed chat Bremner's family reside in Burnley, Melbourne, and that he was on his way to Scotland. He has not worked for some months.
BUSH FIRE NEAR MYPONGA VOLUNTEERS' GOOD WORK Victor Harbour, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
BUSH FIRE NEAR MYPONGA VOLUNTEERS' GOOD WORK Victor Harbour, February 24. Mr. A.R. Desailly, caretaker of the Zinc Corporation Propty., telephoned to Mounted Constable Brock at Victor Harbour to-day, asking for assistance to combat a large bush fire that had broken out in Mr. T. Coward's property near Mypongsu The blaze is in timber country at Mount Paralila. It was feared that it might extend to heavy griss coun try in the flats. Fire constables A. Parsons, of Inman Valley, and R. Rose, of Hindmarsh Valley, were notified, and lent assistance. Other volunteers from the district went to the scsne. Wind Takes a Tarn As the result of the wind taking a sudden change the fire was got under control late in the afternoon. Volun teers stood by while a large quantity of scrub and dried grass was destroyed. The fire earlier in the day went to wards Mr. Coward's home; but was stopped about -a quarter of a mile away by means of a fire break.
SYDNEY WOOL SALES Prices Firm For AU Descriptions Sydney, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
SYDNEY WOOL SALES Prices Firm For AU Descriptions Sydney, February 24. At the wool sales to-day 9,867 bales were catalogued, and sales, including private transactions, amounted to 10,691 bales, The market showed no change from iaie previous day's auctions, and prices ruled very firm for all descrip tions. Competition was keen from France, Japan. Germany, Italy, and Bradford, while the TJ.S.A. demand was strong on suitable lines. Greasy Merino fleece sold to 20Jd.
LAST EMPRESS OF SONG "NO MELBA WILL SING FOR US AGAIN" NEW YORK, February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
LAST EMPRESS OF SONG "NO MELBA WILL SING FOR US AGAIN" NEW YORK, February 23. "It is startling to realise, says the "Herald-Tribune," "that Melba, great lady, great artist, was the last of those soprano empresses of song who made glorious the lyric history of the last half-century. Those who can recall the peculiarly radiant- beauty of Melba's voice from the stage in the 'nineties, possess a memory unique and treasur rble. Those who realise what is meant by perfection of coloratura singing, what is meant by a voice really ideally equipped for that perilous, most exact ing art, may imagine the best they can of ths Melba of those days. But she gave us more than that. She gave us singing touched with greatness of; style, with imperial distinction, utter ance patrician, fineness of musical taste, sovereign mastery of beauty, and the means whereby beauty may most excellently be achieved, which made such srfTifring a thing of rarity and wonder. It was doubtless the golden age of song. But...
FAREWELL AT COVENT GARDEN "AD Things Must End" [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
FAREWELL AT COVENT GARDEN "AD Things Must End" Dame Nellie Melba, in a farewell message to the public at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on June 8 1926, said:— "I tbaak you for all the beautiful things you have said of me. I dont feel at all worthy, but I thank you all the same. I have so many people to thank to-night It is such a great and glorious evening. You can imagine what a tragic evening it is to me to t-Jiinfc that I shall never again perhaps sing within these beloved walls. Covent Garden has always been my artistic home, and I love it. I love it more than any place in the world, rerhaps, but all things must end." She thanked, among others, "my dear old friend Austin, who has been at the stage door for 40 years, and out of those 40 years for 36 years he has put me in my carriage and always bade me 'Good night.' - A record was taken at the time oy HJM.V., in addition to a record of Melba's singing in the part of Miml in ?'La Boheme." which was generally re garded as he...
DOUBLES TOTE NOVEL PLAN FOR OAKBANK Scheme to Attract Public [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
DOUBLES TOTE NOVEL PLAN FOR OAKBANK Scheme to Attract Public During the past few months schemes have been introduced to attract more people to races, but to the Onkaparinga club must go to the Onkaparinga dab mast go the honor of suggesting the most novel. This is a doubles totalisa tor which will give the public an opportunity of picking the winners of the Cuj> and Great Eastern Steeplechase at the meeting on Easter Monday. There is nothing in the legislation against such a system of wagering, and. Having obtained permission, the club has gone ahead w:in the project and framed rules to meet the situation. They contain most liberal provisions, as the club is not out to make profits from unfortunate investors. There must be a dividend. If the double is not backed, investors who have picked either one of the winners will receive a dividend, and if they have been overlooked, in vestors will receive their money back, less totalisator commission and frac tions. The amount of each tick...
COPPER PYRITES; NOT GOLD Disappointment for Port Pirie Prospector Fort Pirie, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
COPPER PYRITES; NOT GOLD Disappointment for Port Pirie Prospector Fort Pirie, February 24. Tested at the Smelters to-day, the colors showing in the specimen found by Mr. Tom Budd, a prospector, on the property of Mr. Fred Will, in the hun- dred of Pine, Droved to be copper pyrites, not gold. At the same time a fine specimen was found by Mi. L. B. Power, a recent i -The Advertiser" has secnTed the 1 services of a fully-qualified medi cal practitioner to deal with the many enquiries received from I readers. His advice is published on Page 11 to-day, and the column win appear every Wednesday. Readers should address their questions to "Medical.'? "The Advertiser," Waymouth street, Adelaide, and should give the fullest particn | lars. i Correspondents obtaining advice ; are asked to report on then1 pro gress after a suitable interval. arrival from Adelaide. The quartz found by him,&lt; however, is eaid to be of a type far more likely to turn out to be gold than that which came fr...
ARRANGEMENTS FOR FUNERAL Special Tram From Albury to Melbourne Sydney, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
ARRANGEMENTS FOR FUNERAL Special Tram From Albury to Melbourne Sydney, February 24. It having been embalmed, the body of Dame Nellie Melba lay during to- day at the private hospital In which she died yesterday. It was surrounded by many beautiful flowers sent as a tri bute to the great singer. In the evening the Sisters and the Mother Superior oi the hospital formed a guard of honor as tile coffin was taken to a hearse and borne to the Melbourne express where it was placed in a special van and covered with an Australian flag and flowers. It is understood that the Melbourne express will be met at Albury by a special train which, carrying the coffin, will follow behind the ordinary pas senger trains, reaching Melbourne at 2.30 pjn. The special train will be met by the Victorian Premier &lt;Mr. Hogan). Simultaneously with the service at Scots Church, Melbourne, on Thursday, a memorial service will be conducted at St. Andrew's Anglican Cathedral Sydney. Prom Spencer street the b...
FATE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Early Fall Predicted OPPOSITION HAS TWO SHOTS TO FIRE THEODORE OR WASTE OF TIME ISSUE Canberra, February 24. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
FATE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Early Fall Predicted OPPOSITION HAS TWO SHOTS TO FIRE THEODORE OR WASTE OF TIME ISSUE Canberra, February 24. To a great extent the fate of the Government will be decided in the two preliminary party meetings to be held be- fore Parliament meets on March 4. At the Labor caucus meeting on Monday a determined effort will be made by a strong sec tion to secure the reconstruc tion of the Ministry. At the Nationalist Party meeting a decision will be reached on what line of action is to be pursued against the Government on the floor of the House. The Nationalists will almost cer tainly decide to move a vote of censure against the Government at the ear liest opportunity. If this motion, framed to refer to the restoration of Mr. Theodore to the Cabinet, is in care ful terms, there is every possibility that at least five members of the Fenton- Lyons group will cross the House and vote against the 'Government. Terms of the motion It Mr. Beasley is still a member ot t...
VITAL FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA Death Rate Declines; Population Increases 5,000,000 SAVINGS ACCOUNTS [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
VITAL FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA Death Rate Declines; Population Increases 5,000,000 SAVINGS ACCOUNTS The population of Australia in- creased by 17,427 to 6,456,426 during the third quarter of last year, states the quarterly summary of Australian statistics issued yesterday. The natural increase was 18;276, and the deereasa by migration 849. Births for the quarter totalled 32,928, mar riages 9,767, and deaths 14,653. The birth rate for the first nine months of 1930, 20.03 a 1,000 of mean population, was less by 054 a 1,000 than that recorded for the same period in 1929; while the death rate of 8.72 a 1,000 was less than the 1929 rate by 1.05 a 1,000. Overseas arrivals for 1930 were 63,093 and the departures 74,501, compared with 82248 (arrivals) and 73,285 (de partures) in 1929. I : Production Figures The wheat yield for the 1929-30 sea son was 126,425,773 bushels, compared with 159,679,421 bushels the previous season. The estimated 1930-31 yield is : 205,000,000 bushels. The estimated b...
Seamen Explain to Union [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
Seamen Explain to Union Two members of the Seamen's Union, who had moved for the formation of the breakaway union, came before the monthly stop-work meeting of the South Australian branch of the Seamen's Union at the W.MA. Hall, Port Ade laide, yesterday to explain their case. They had applied for permission to do so, and the union assented. After they had put their case the meeting, which was attended by about 130 mem bers, discussed their position, but no decision had been reached when the meeting ended. Mr. T. McNulty pre sided.
LOW WOOL PRICES UNFORTUNATE GROWERS To the Editor [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
LOW WOOL PRICES UNFORTUNATE GROWERS To the Editor I am, sir, &c., A.W. LILLECRAPP. Sir—The writer received on Tuesday an account for a suit of clothes, and also the return for half a ton of wool sold at the last Adelaide sale The tailor claimed to have made the suit at bedrock price, £6 6/, but ?:. w>u I ' i*e the whole of the return for the hair ton of wool to pay for the suit whjcb weighs exactly 4 ib., including thei co ton lining, padding, and buttons. Added to this, the cost of the bales is not shown, or charges for freignt, shearing, etc. In "The Advertiser 1 on Tuesday we read that lower grades of wool are selling better. Well they must rise a good deal to make their eale profitable to the producer We have suffered even more in sales of low-scrade wool than in top lines. In December, 1927. I sold two bales of locfes weishmg 987 lbs. for Bid., making a gross price of £34 19 '1. At the same sale AAA wool brought 24id The AAA wool to-day is about loid.. and locks from...
VIEWS AND COMMENTS STATE POLITICS VIEWS OF MR. NIEASS, M.P. To the Editor [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 25 February 1931
VIEWS AND COMMENTS STATE POLITICS VIEWS OF MR. NIEASS, M.P. To the Editor -I am, F. K. NIEASS. Parliament House. Sir—I am sure "The Advertiser" does not wish to deliberately mislead the public, and as two of your recent leaders are open to a grave reflection officials, I felt that in our mutual in terests it was advisable; to make a short statement. I have been a per manent secretary at the Trades Hall for 17 yeais, and nave never heard of a meeting of secretaries for political reasons. On an average of about once a. year a meeting has been convened to arrange for joint industrial action when a matter arises of interest to the unions generally. Those meetings have been quite legitimate, and purely of an industrial nature; mostly for the purpose of arranging deputations. In respect to the recent caucus meet ing, might I point out that your in formation is entirely wrong. We are not permitted to discuss the business of caucus, but in view of your pub lished statements, I will endeavor...