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SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL. An important meeting: of the Council of the Canberra Social Service Associa tion was held on Wednesday evening-, and a full account of the proceedings will appear in our next issue. Several important communications were received from the Federal Capital Commission regarding activities of the association. The Commission desires the co-opera tion of the association in a number of important matters in connection with the Royal visit to Canberra in May next. The question of the entertainment of the general public at the time of the opening of Parliament is one that will give the Social Service Association of the district branches a considerable amount of work. The Entertainments Committee con stituted by the Commission and com posed of members of the Counsil of thc association, together with the secretary of the Royal Visit section, and the Social Service officer, have had several meetings, and have formulated a num ber of proposals for the consideration of the o...
CANBERRA FIRE BRIGADE INSTALLATION OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEM [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
CANBERRA FIRE BRIGADE INSTALLATION OV FIER ALARM SY/STEM For the information of the general public it is of interest to record that the most up-to-date fire alarm system has been recently installed through jthe city area connecting up with the pre sent Headquarters of the Brigade at Eastlake. #^ Fire alarm call boxes have been in stalled at the following centres: Acton Post Office. Acton Weatherboard Cottages. Canberra Hospital. Two at the Weatherboard Cottages, North Ainslie. Westlake Post Office, & Westlake Hall. Two at the Causeway. (These latter two call boxes arc installed in the streets at eucti end of the hall.) Molonglo Post Office. Secretariat. Parliament House (main and kitchen blocks). These call boxes are conspicuous by their bright red color, and have been placed in prominent positions in tho different localities. In the event of having to call the Brigade, all that is necessary to bo done is to break the glass and press the button. The public should remem ber t...
CAUSEWAY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
CAUSEWAY The last long stretch of dry weather has been bad for growing, and the Causeway gardeners have been very downhearted. However, the recent rain has helped to freshen up the gar- dens, and we may still have a good Autumn. Several infants have died from the deadly colitis lately, and the deepest sympathy of the community is extend- ed to the bereaved parents. In the last isuue of this journel an account was given of the rescue of two girls from the river, but an omis- sion was made of the name of Mr. Mills, to whom much credit is due for &nbsp; the resuscitation of the girls. Causeway people are deserving of much credit for the keen interest dis- played in the Philharmonic Society &nbsp; and the Vice Regal Band. A great body of members of each society is al- ways waiting for the bus on practice evenings. The forthcoming concert of the Philharmonic and the Band Ball are events being looked forward to with the greatest interest. The Causeway cricketers have caus-...
WHITE CITY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
WHITE CITY The last month lias seen great changes in progress at the camp. The homely cubicles are supplanting the canvas houses, and adding to the com fort of the worker. At a full camp meeting, presided over ItlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIII by Mr. L. O'Neill, A.W.U., selections were made for representations on vari ous committees, and good results are anticipated in the near future. The White City sports at the recent Highland Gathering brought additional fame to the camp. Prizes were gained for horse racing, pony racing, and the best horse and dray turnout in the face of the keenest competition. Keen interest ig being taken in the cricket competition, and thc club is confident of success. The long-talked-of tennis court is to be an important factor in the life of the youths of the camp, and some en joyable tournaments are expected to eventuate. Owing- to the new camp adjustments, dining-room and other accommodation is overtaxed, ...
WHY NOT A SWIMMING POOL? [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
]¡0 CUT DOWM tXPENStS, SUCH THINGS AS ONE,Of THE OH/MNCf*^ THE 5ftAICEtt-S CHAI^ A DOME FR.OM 6TR.OM LO e/ TO £PGE Hie PATH, WHATS UP Wi TH COTTLES ô AT HI KC POOL AT AINSLIE. WHY NOT A SWIMMING POOL? Water with more sparkle in it than rich wine; Water that makes tears when mixed with brine Is yet the source of life, and half divine. Those that love swimming are not enamoured of the muddy Molonglo as a river to swim in, however pleasing it may be to the somewhat mythical cod that haunt its reedy nooks, and willow shaded crannies, and as swimming is now hallmarked as a health-bringing recreation of great charm, we swimmers should strive for a place to swim in. Picture the pleasure of donning cos tumes of Eden-like simplicity that give one hardly more sense of restraint than a web of sunshine, and of laving one's limbs in the clean, far-brought crystals of the Cotter, a stroll in the warming beams of the afternoon sun along green banks of the pool or a snooze on a stretch of clean whi...
MOTHERCRAFT BALL AT HOTEL AINSLIE A BRILLIANT SCENE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
MOTHERCRAFT BALL AT HOTEL AINSLIE A BRILLIANT SCENE. By 9.30 p.m. on March 2, the most relucant feet had responded to the seduction of violin and flute. All the world of Ainslie Mothercraft and her husband (in his protesting dress-suit and white shirt front) was on the floor. The married men, as fitting to the oc casion, were in the majority. The handsome figures of the Chief Commis sioner and Mrs. Butters lent dignity to the occasion, and they seemed to en joy the dance. Another good father supporter of the Mothercraft was pre sent in the person of Mr. McNamara. Mrs. Shelton was absent-being in Syd ney. Among the ladies and dresses noted was Mrs. Butters' rose red geor gette of beautiful shade, and Mrs. Duf field in silver tissue, fur trimmed. The three ladies of the committee, Mrs. Loughrey, a handsome presence in black velvet, Mrs. Nish, a kindly matron m black satin, and Mrs. Scott in apricot shade, were a busy trio. Miss Suter and her house committee accomplished some tasteful ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
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BOXING LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON MARCH 28. "KID" DENCIO v. KEN HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
BOXING LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON MARCH 28. "KID" DENCIO v. KEN HALL. All local lovers of the fistic art in Canberra will welcome the announce- ment appearing elsewhere in this issue that arrangements have been made by the Canberra Fire Brigade Recreation Club for the staging of further boxing contests at the Causeway Hall at the end of this month. The main item of the evening will be a 15 2-minute round contest between "Kid" Dencio and Ken Hall. The fight will carry with it the Lightweight Championship of the Federal Capital Territory, and the de- stination of the H. J. Richardson belt. Fight fans will remember the splen- did exhibitions which have been given at the hall in previous contests by the present holder of the belt, "Kid" Den- cio, and the coming contest has created keen discussion among local followers of the respective lads. Two excellent preliminaries have been arranged, and patrons are assur- ed of a fine evenings sport. Arrangements, as usual, will be in the hands o...
PRESENTATION TO MR. C. W. DAVIES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
PRESENTATION TO MR. C. W. DAVIES Recently in the Board room of the Commission offices, a very pleasing gathering assembled for the purpose of giving a valedictory send-off to Mr. C. W. Davies, until recently in charge of the Crown Solicitor's Onice at Canberra. Mr. J. H. Butters (Chief Commis sioner) conveyed regrets for his un avoidable absence, but conveyed his kindest wishes through Mr. Daley, who in graceful and appropriate language, expressed the regrets of the Commission staff in losing such a valued officer, who, at all times, displayed so much resource and goodwill in the discharge of his manifold duties. These duties were those of a high magnitude, and indeed to Mr. Davies is due the great credit of having laid a splendid founda tion for the future conduct of his late office. In response, Mr. Davies remarked that he had spent twelve happy years in the Public Service, and while he frankly admitted a pang of regret at severing his interesting connection therewith, he felt con...
ACTON FOOTBALL CLUB ENJOYABLE DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
ACTON FOOTBALL CLUB ENJOYABLE DANCE. On Friday evening-, 25th February, at Acton Hali, the Acton Football Club (Australian Rules) arranged a dance as an early initiation of the forthcoming season, which like the approaching Autumnal period, casts its austere shadow before it. This is not suggested &nbsp; in any gloomy spirit, but rather augurs well for the energy and foresight of the enthusiasts who will control the - &nbsp; destinies of the club in the approaching &nbsp; "Battle of Giants" of 1927. The hall was appropriately decorted, and Arbuckle's band was well up to its usual standard of excellence; while the general social amenities were faultless. The manner in which the V.A.D. (Voluntary Aid Department) disported themselves incessantly impressed a stranger as being a matter of sincere devotion to duty, the whole affair being carried out in a truly sporting spirit. On such an occasion one was lead to anticipate a degree of uniform elegance, and the writ...
MANCHESTER UNITY DANCE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
MANCHESTER UNITY DANCE At Causeway Hall on 26th February, the M.ILI.O.O.F. Lodge, No. 656, pro vided a particularly successful dance which was attended by upwards of 300 people, who danced on a floor (per fectly prepared by Mr. Parr), and amid profuse artistic decorations. A very full complement of officers present were wearing the regalia ap propriate to the occasion, which added to the brightness of the ensemble. It was quite obvious to those present that all arrangements were admirably organised, and for which circumstance the utmost credit is due to the ener getic Secretary, Bro. D. S. Fraser, and Bro. S. Pearl (Noble Grand), Bro. Les Dwyer, who proved an efficient M.C, had conferred upon him the handsome regalia of the dignified office of Patt Grand.
WESTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
WESTLAKE. A representative meeting* ol' Return ed Soldiers was held at Westlake on the 11th February, and a Subbranch formed at that centre to cater for Westridge, Red Hill, Capitol Hill and Tradesmen's, No, 1 Mess and West lake. The following officers were elected: President: Mr. Mcculloch. vice-President: Mr. Binney.. Secretary: Mr. V. Samuels. Asst. Secretary: Mr. C. Hooper. Treasurer: Mr. J. Bartly. Delegate: Mr. V. Samuels. There is every reason to believe that &nbsp; thc Sub-Branch will have a good mem- bership. There is plenty of scope, as there are a good number of returned men in the various camps. The Sub-Branch will hold a Grand Social at the Causeway Hall on the 8th April, which should (judging by the efforts of the Committee) be a success. Mr. C. Hooper, who is Social Secretary, has donated £1/1/- for the Fox Trot Competitions to be held at the social. A further meeting was held at West lake on Friday last, when further pro gress was made in the activity of the ...
ROYAL VISIT. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
ROYAL VISIT. Intimation has recently been re- ceived from the Federal Executive at Melbourne that arrangements have been made for the Returned Soldiers of Canberra to participate in the Milit- ary Review to be held at the time of the visit of thc Duke and Duchess ol &nbsp; York. &nbsp; lt is interesting that our local ex- service men will be drawn up on either &nbsp; &nbsp; side of the Royal dais during the March past. The Secretary of the Branch will communicate with all Sub &nbsp; &nbsp; branches with a view to obtaining a complete list of returned men who de- sire to join the Canberra contingent of returned men at the review. It is probable that these men will be asked to attend a preliminary parade on Anzac Day, on 23rd April, in prepara tion for thc ceremony in May.
WHEN THE DUKE VISITS BACHELORS' QUARTERS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
-I WHEN THE DUKE VISITS . BACHELORS' QUARTERS The Duke and Duchess are expected to visit the Bachelors' Quarters during: their stay in Canberra.-(Community News Item). For weeks preparations will be very keen Way down at the Bachelors' Quarters, And many a tailor a harvest will glean From men of the Bachelors' Quarters. &nbsp; For Albert, the Duke, and his bonnie wee bride, Are scheduled to give the once over inside To that hallowed spot where no women abide, The Canberra Bachelors' Quarters. Full two score top coats with as many top hate Are ordered for Bachelors' Quarters, And Bruce, it is rumored, is choosing the spats, To be worn at the Bachelors* Quarters. Right up to the knocker the boys will be dressed, \ That Albert and Mary may both be impressed. &nbsp; (They're studying hard now, it must be confessed, &nbsp; "Court Dress," at the Bachelors' &nbsp; Quarters.) The Major's occasioning many a sigh From hermits at Bachelors' Quarters. With freque...
EASTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1927
EASTLAKE. The ex-service men of Eastlake will he glad to learn that arrangements are now being made for a Sub-Branch of the R.S.S.I.L.A. to be formed in this district. All the. preliminary arrange- ments are in the hands of Messrs. P. F. Douglas, A. K. Murray, L.. D. Mc- Andrew, and J. Trainer, and as soon as the necessary number of returned hen have intimated their inten- tion of joining up, a meeting' will be called, and affiliation will then bc made with the Federal Capital Territory Branch.
SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL IMPORTANT MATTERS DISCUSSED. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL IMPORTANT MATTERS DISCUSSED. Minutes of meeting of the Canberra Social Service Association, held at the Social Service Building, Canberra, on Wednesday, 9th March, 1927. Present: Mr. J. McR. Dunn (Pre sident), Mr. P. T. McNamara (vice president), Mr. W. H. Bertwistle (hon. treasurer), and Mr. J. H. Honeysett (gen. secretary). Messrs. B. Quine (Red Hill), J. H. Saunders (Acton), T. J. Coy (Eastlake), E. A, Swane (Ains lie), S. Champ (Westlake), T. O'Gor man (White City), S. H. Horne (Cause way), and E. P. Corey (Westridge). The President took the chair at 8 p.m. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE. An apology was received from Mr. L. Marriott (Blandfordia), absent in Sydney on leave. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. MATTERS ARISING FROM MINUTES Friendly Societies Hall.-The Gen rai Secretary reported that the Com mission had offered to make the hall available to the United Friendly Societies* Council on a weekly lease a...