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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
THE CANBERRA BUILDING & INVESTMENT COY. LTD BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS FINANCIERS BROKERS CONVEYANCERS INSURANCE AGENTS TRUSTEES ANO EXECUTOR* Agents for ROYAL INSURANCE CO. LTD. All Classes of Insurance Arranged. SPECIAL PROVISION FOR THE WORK MAN'S COMPENSATION ACT. FIRE, FURNITURE, PERSONAL RISK, BURGLARY, FIDELITY, Etc., Etc. L. G. FUSSELL» JOHN DEANS, Gen. Manager and Sec. Mang. Director. Directors: W. G. Woodger, E. G. Crace, S. J. Goulston, R. G. H. Joseland. PHIL FLEMING Men's and Children's Outfitters EASTLAKE :: (NEXT POST OFFICE) MEN'S PYJAMAS, 5/11; OUT SIZES, 5/11. EXTRA GOOD LINES. BOYS' BOOTS-THE TALK OF THE CITY THE "DALLY MESSENGER" BOOT at . 16/9 MACMUR BOOTS . 16/6 SOCCER BOOTS (extra special) . 15/11 SPECIAL READY MADE SUITS (Men's and Boys9) FOR EASTER W^^y^» ^^^w^y ^ç^^j^v V^Çf^V TQF^^^*& Tp^^^^^Br ^e^^^^g ^^^^^^ Tg^^^^^^y ^^^^^^w v^çs^^^r v -^-^^^^y^'ir ^ ^^^^?^ T5T ^ -^» * ^ ' v ^ s/^ x R A. JOHNSTON THE PIONEER JEWELLER OF EASTLAKE (F.C.T.) SOL...
CAMP NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
CAMP NOTES I By "Gleaner." I Northbourne is wondering; when the promised lecture in the recreation hall is to be delivered. What has P.T.M. to say about it ? This camp has grown so fast of late that it is said notices will be posted advising campers that the football ground ls a prohibited area. Alas for No. 4-not a brick nor a stick is left; yet the mess-room and showers are still intact. Is it intended to cater for the elite during the ap proaching festivities ? And the poor old tradesmen's camp, the Co-operative, had better live up to its name, by putting a brighter face on itself. Say, boys, why not spruce up a bit before the Dook arrives ! Would it not be a good idea to build sheltered stalls for the horses at White City. Winter is coming on, you know. Dear Editor, are they really and truly building a lake in front of Parliament House ? Or is it a bath for canaries ? What did the ladies find, who went to investigate the bathing sheds near Church L*ake ? A flock of wild ducks ha...
SUBURBIA. CAUSEWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
SUBURBIA. CAUSEWAY. This settlement has been quiet re cently, no doubt saving: up all its ener gies for the visit of the Duke and the Duchess next month. Gardens are practically at a standstill through the dry weather, nevertheless there are some fine dahlias showing. Some of the finest tomatoes ever seen have been grown at the Causeway this year-several over two pounds, and many quite close to it, and beautiful specimens both even in shape and clean. Pondorosa, Matchless, Early Jewel, and Earliana are the favourite varieties. (Mr. Elliott, Causeway, re cently brought into the "Community News" office a magnificent tomato, well over 2 lbs. in weight; also a huge pumpkin. It was intended that photo graphs of these products of the Cause way should have appeared in this issue, but we regret th&t owing to pressure of work in the photographic section this was not found possible.-Editor "News") Fish have been biting well lately in the adjacent waters, and a lot have been caught, al...
BLANDFORDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
BLANDFORDIA, Our contiguous business centre, Manuka, is rapidly developing. Shops are being completed daily and, it is said, eagerly snapped up, in anticipation (surely) of bigger things to come. The picture theatre is also gradually taking shape. We hope to attract thousands nightly in tlîe nights to come. Despite many positive assertions that such things were to be, no activity is noticeable around about our one and only sports circle. Neither grandstand nor fence will be ready, I am afraid, for the fast approaching gala week. The Association tennis courts have not yet materialised either, so that the fond hopes of many that H.R.H. would smash the first bail (gold, of course) across the net, have been dashed to the ground. It must be realised that these things cannot be rushed. It is not known whether this de ficiency prompted the local club to hold a working bee on their courts last week-end. It was not a very strong hive, numerically, but muscularly (a one ton roller was played ...
OUR LETTER BAG ACTON HALL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
OUR LETTER BAG ACTON HALI*. The Editor, Sir,-The Boy Scouts' movement de serves the support of every citizen who wants to see our boys grow into the best type of manhood; the band has become a welcome addition to our sporting and shopping activities; the Philharmonic Society needs all the practice it can get. But why, oh why, Sir, are people who have outgrown their boyhood days, or never had any, or people who don't know a set of bagpipes from a Jew's harp, or other people who can't sing and will, com pelled to stand in a queue, so to speak, for weeks on end, to secure the Acton Hall for a meeting or other form of entertainment that appeals to them? Why can't the Scouts go to the school, the band go to one of the messes, and the Philharmonics park in a paddock, and leave the hall for its original pur pose, that of an Amusement Hall? Yours, etc., CHARLES STONE. (In our opinion, Mr. Stone's con trition "gathers no moss." The Phil harmonic Society, the Band, and the Boy Scouts are perf...
CANBERRA RACE CLUB SUCCESSFUL AUTUMN MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
CANBERRA RACE CLUB SUCCESSFUL. AUTUMN MEETING. j The second meeting of thc Canberra Race Club, held at the Acton Race course on the 2fith March, had been greatly anticipated by followers of the "sport of kings" in Canberra. The weather was all that could be de sired, but owing to the long dry season the clouds of dust raised from the rac ing track at times inconvenienced r spectators. Thc» committee of thc club, although working under somewhat adverse con ditions, have expended a large amount on the course for the comfort of visi tors, and it is pleasing to record that investments in this direction have been well rewarded by results. Fields for the various events were good, and some enjoyable racing was witnessed, details of which are as follows: OPENING HANDICAP. S. W. Edlington's Greenboy .. .. 1 C. Williams' Lintrona. 2 A. C. Marshall's Magic Square .... 3 Other starters: Boogee, Gold Buckle, Dictator. ACTON MAIDEN STAKES. R. Cook's Rosemoon. 1 C. Edlington's AU Centre. 2 C. O'Ro...
CANBERRA DIGGERS ON THE MAP HISTORIC CONGRESS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
CANBERRA DIGGERS ON THE MAP ^1 &lt;3B_ HISTORIC CONGRESS As a result of the first annual con gress of the Federal Capital Territory Branch of the Returned Soldiers' League, a most successful debut was made in connection with the Returned Soldier movement in Canberra. In opening' the congress, the Chief Com missioner, Mr. J. H. Butters, expressed his satisfaction at being at this import ant era in the history of Canberra, as lie realised that the fact that the Fed eral Capital Territory had obtained self autonomic rights was a great one. The congress which opened on Monday, April 4, was eminently successful in as much as it embraced the activities of no less than six sub-branches which had recently come into being, as a re sult of the forward policy of those in Canberra with whom the destiny of our Australian diggers is entrusted. The main item on the agenda was concentrated, as Mr. Butters rightly said, upon the adoption of a constitu tion which would reflect credit on the o...
CANBERRA CYCLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
CANBERRA CYCLING CLUB. The club has put on most interesting road races during the past month, and have met with every success. A. R. Newton, who invariably competes from the scratch mark, has met with par ticular success, and has secured first place in the following events: Highland Gathering, 2 miles Open Handicap; 2 miles Canberra Club Race; the mile Canberra Club Race; and 5 miles Road Race on the 27th March. In the latter race, Newton put up the record time for the Club of 12mins. 2 secs. This rider was also second in the 5 miles Road Race, and the 8 miles Senior Road Race, and third in the 5 miles Senior Road Race, held on the 13th March. A. Gangue has also met with con siderable success, securing one first, three seconds and a third. In the 4 miles Road Race, the plac ings were: G. Blundell 1, C. Bottrell 2, E. Garrett 3. C. Horth has also ridden well, se curing* one first and two third places. The energetic secretary of the club, Mr. J. H. Tootell, secured 2nd place in the 5 ...
WHEN AINSLIE VISITS EASTLAKE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
WHEN AINSLIE VISITS EASTLAKE We're quiet folk at Eastlake, And don't go getting gay/ Except when we have visitors From over Ainslie way. They come per boat and motor car, Just at the close of day, And some come round from Quean beyan From over Ainslie way. And some there are who just look in, And some there are who stay. But everyone is welcome. From over Ainslie way. And when we've asked the usual thing, There's no one yet said Nay, Or raised the least objection, From over Ainslie way. And then the fun commences And the band begins to play, Whenever we have visitors From over Ainslie way.
An Autobiography of a Postage Stamp [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
An Autobiography of a Postage Stamp (By Edna Williams). J am just one ot the common th reo halfpenny stamps in circulation in Aus tralia, yet I have had many strange experiences. I was despatched from the Government printing works with many other companions and sent to the Genera! Tost Office, Sydney. Life seemed to be &lt; ¿ continual round of hurrying, here, and yet I was pleased to be out in the world and to be really living. One day a young man came to the post office and asked for a dozen stamps. Twelve of my friends were picked out, and I felt sorry that 1 was not to go with them. But Fate intervened, and I feel to this day what a kindly Fate it was. The man asked for an extra stamp, and I was given to him. This was the turning point of my life. When the young man reached home, he sat down and wrote a long letter to his mother. And what a letter it was! Full of love and pathos, with a gentle spark of humour running through it to. cheer her up. It appeared that this man...
NORTHBOURNE TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
NORTHBOURNE TENNIS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS The championships of the above Club were commenced on the 3rd April, under perfect weather conditions. Many very interesting matches transpired throughout the day, cul minating in a most interesting encoun ter between Messrs. J. Reid and A. Paul, who met in the men's singles. The latter won 8-8 after a very eevnly contested match. Both players were in form, and many good shots were made during the match. RESULTS. Men's Singles.-Mr. A. Paul v. Mr. W. Pierson, 9-3. Mr. J. Rolfe v. Mr. Newland, 9-4. Mr. MacDonald v. Mr. Wilcocks, 9-2. Mr. J. Reid v. Mr. Corry, 9-5. Mr. H. Reid v. Mr. Cot tingham, 9-1. Mr. A. Paul v. Mr. J. Reid, 9-8. Mr. Sweetnam v. Mr. Gre ville, 9-5. Mr. R. W. Nish v. Mr. M. Lucas, 9-4. Mr. H. Reid v. Mr. R. Wicks, 9-1. Women's Singles.-Mrs. Ives v. Miss N. Pike, 9-1. Mrs. Maguire v. Miss Sweetnam, 9-1. Mrs. Maguire v. Miss Macafee, 9-2. Miss Smales v. Miss Gamble, 9-4. Men's Doubles.-Messrs. Orr and Paul v. Messrs. Wilcocks and ...
THE TASMANIAN CORROBOREE STORY OF THE "TERROR SCOUTS." [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
THE TASMANIAN CORROBOREE STORY OF THE "TERROR SCOUTS." ¡3 "Adventure is the lure that leads them on io worlds unwon, to deeds äs yet undone." The Scouts who went to the big scouting event in Tasmania returned to the mainland full of their great trip; and good scouters as they were when they left, they returned with more Scout lore packed under their hats than they had dreamed of before. Proud they are, as pioneers have a right ,to be, that they wore the first troop to carry the colours of Canberra to an interstate corroboree, and the countless legions of* Scouts who will follow in their footsteps will al ways remember the little but loyal-hearted party that blazed the trail, and started the stream of scouters from the capital city that will doubtless some day encircle the world. Briefly, the boys boarded the Sydney train at Queanbeyan full of youthful jollity at the prospect of the great adventure, and the fever of expectation touched its climax when they embarked on the boat in Syd...
CANBERRA CRICKET HISTORY A NEW PAGE. INTERNATIONALS HERE ON 23rd APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 April 1927
CANBERRA CRICKET HISTORY A NEW PAGE. INTERNATIONALS HERE ON 23rd APRIL. Every local lover of Australia's nat ional summer pastime is eagerly an ticipating the visit of Mr. A. A. Mail ey's Xt. to Canberra on the Saturday following Easter. The visiting team will include such well-known International champions as C. G. Macartney, W. A. Oldfield. A. A. Mailey, and T. J. Andrews; it being the first time in the history of cricket in the Federal Capital Territory that local enthusiasts will have an oppor tunity of seeing these champions at the Federal Capital. A strong XI. picked from the 26 teams under the Association's juris diction will be placed in the field to oppose the International team, and the selectors, Messrs. J. Southwell, J. Hon eysett, and W. Graham, will have no light task in arriving at their ultimate decision. A Possible v. Probable match will be played at the Northbourne Oval on Easter Saturday and Monday with a view of trying out a number of possi bilities in the big ma...