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Mernda NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL OPENING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 24 May 1940
Mernda NEW SUNDAY SCHOOL OPENING After 25 years of continuous effort by members of the Mernda Methodist Church to raise funds towards the erection of a new Sunday School, the new building has been erected and will be officially opened on Saturday, June 1. The ceremony will be per formed by the Reverend Courtney Thomas, at 2.45 p.m. The cost of the building is £1,270 and almost the entire amount has al ready been subscribed. The new brick structure is the only Sunday School building in the district. Miss Horner, who has been work ing for the new school ever since the inception of the fund, will be present and all friends are asked to attend the opening of the new school.
Greensborough Red Cross [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 24 May 1940
Greensborough Red Cross It was 'gratifying to see new mem bers at the meeting held in the Mas )nic Hall last Wednesday,, and we' feel sure that many more' will respoid .to the appeal for helpers in a voluntary capacity. Once again: the school children have earnied the praise-: of rnembers'for the work they are doing under the supervision of Miss' "Ladd (their sewing mistress). Goods forwarded', to the Stores depot wei'e as follows:. 6 flannel underpants. 2 flannel undershirts; 24 roller towels. 1.8 huckaback tow els, 7 hot water bag covers; 1 tea cosy, 1 duster, 25. kettle holders, 6 prs. socks, 30 net food covers, books 'and magazines. Ladies presnted IMijs. WIhitehead with a sheath' of beautiful roses and' a crystal salad bowl as, a 'tangible expression of, their appreciation for the work done by both Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead -on behalf, of the Red Cross and. the Greensbbrough Young er Set. A cheque for £4/10/. was handed in, being the result of tlie R-eturn ed Soldiers' Ball. held ...
Councillor A. Price 80 [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 24 May 1940
Councillor A. Price 80 1 Councillor A. Price, of Montmor* ency, received congratulations on Wednesday on attaining his 80th birthday. Despite his advancing years, Councillor Price has maintained his active life and has kept abreast of the times. For a number of years he has devoted much of his time to the affairs of the Eltham Shire and the South Riding in particular. It is due entirely to his efforts that the M.M.B.W. has taken over the water scheme which will mean a saving of hundreds of pounds to the ratepayers, and there are many other concrete facts to indicate the results of his untiring work.
GREENSBOROUGH GOLF [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 24 May 1940
GREENSBOROUGH GOLF Stroke, 12 holes: 45, H. O'Brien f9); 46. E. Herbert (9); 57, J. Wes thorpe (22). Associates, 12 holes-48, Mrs. W. French (17); 48, Miss D. Hill (20); 51, Mrs. D. Harris (25); 55, Mrs. Hill (22); Mrs. Wyatt (1t). Card Party - There was a good attendance at the card evening held at the club house last Friday, although the weather was bad. The addition or heaters helped considerably to the comfort of the players. The prize winners were Mrs. Lyons and Mrs. E. Herbert.
Whittlesea Farewell Social [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 24 May 1940
Whittlesea 11 Farewell Social On Friday, May 17, a very successful social evening was tendered to Mr. b and Mrs. W. B. Campbell on the eve C of their departure from Whittlesea eI for Moe. ni The Parish Hall was tastefully de- W corated and was packed to the fullest J1 capacity, it is estimated that more f than 300 people. were present and it T was one of the largest attendances since the Centenary Celebrations. n Considering the inclement weather it r showed the very high esteem in which b: the guests of the evening were held S by all sections of the community. ii Very fine items were rendered by it a party of Mr. Apps; and Mrs. T. a Creighton rendered two very nice ti solos, while a very promising enter tainer in Ray McDonald gave the aud ience two songs with Mr. Wal Disney officiating at the piano for this young performer. The Chairman, Mr. Dron, in intro ducing the speakers representing the various organisations, expressed regret at the departure from our midst of Mr. and Mrs. Ca...
(To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
*(To the Editor.)' .Sir, I woul~d like, to draw your, at tention to theii unfotuiiate mnii~tn?e made in youir columnis.of'&ast Weiek ! "Adveitiseri' inr advertising our, con cert. :Itiwould give people' the impres sindo, it was solely a dance, whereas the dance plays a minor part. The National Service Military Band are giving a concert, solo items, and a comedian. I am sure if you look you will realise the ridiculousness of the advertisement. Yours etc., ` H. CREIGI-ITON. Doreen, May 25, 1940.
COMUS PLAYERS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
COM1US PLAYERS Arrangements have beeni made by the Whittlesea Residents' and Rate payers' League for the, Comus -lay ers to present a comedy.in 'the .Par ish Hall on August 3. .It was the'in tention of the Players to present a four-act thriller "The ?Ghost Bird,"' but the stage at the Parish Hall was not large enough to accommodate 1 the scenery, and another play will 'b selected. Proceeds will be dIonated to the Swimming.Pool Fund..
Montmorency RED CROSS COMFORTS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
MontmorencV RED CROSS COMFORTSI Because of ill?health Mrs. Shephard has resigned :from her position'r: as SPresident. bof: the : Montmdrency Branich-.of the Red Cirost Comforts l-Find:? She has been replaced by Mrs Petrie and the branch has booeen re organised. t . :It has been announced that 35 prs.; of sox and eight prs 'of- pyjamas.. have been' forwarded to the stores depot: including sox from the Briar Hill Mothers' Club. The `Montmorency Younger Set has handed to' the branch a cheque for S£3 'being :half the.profits of its re Scent dance,lthe balance of which went to the Austin Hospital. Authorised' collectors for the branch are Mesdames Gamble, Crow, Bucton; Shallaid, Petiie,. Aanensen, and Miss M. Crow. Waste paper.i lcceptacl es. willl be placed in convenient- spots fo?* the collections of papis. A cushion which' was. :;affled din' connection 'with :`. the. Younge :Set dance was won' by Mrs. . Reid, Ed wards St;, East iBruniswick. The next meeting -of the Biranch will be h d...
Greensborough Red Cross [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
hreensborough Red Cross The next meeting for the Red r'oas will be held in the Mlasnnic Hall on June 12, ait 2 p.m. Reserveo dJune 15 for the big card evening to be held at Mrs. WVatson's. There iHi plenty of ivool on hand for knittoers, and may, be obtained from Mis. Luxford, Maial road. Collections and donations from Branch amounting to tf was 'sent to the Lord 'Mayor's Red Cross Ap)pe;al re the Empire Day movement.
Whittlesea CHRIST CHURCH NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Whintlesea CHRIST CHURCH NEWS Mrs. A. Gale recently presented our Sunday School with a set of books on the Bible, which are beauti yu.,y illustrated. It is encouraging to Mrs. Peoples, our Superintendent, and her staff of teachers, Miss Veda Gibbs and Miss Yvonne Miller. We believe this is an indicatioT that some of the parents do appreci ate the sacrifice and efforts of our teachers. We are most grateful for the gift.