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COMMONWEALTH CONVERSION LOAN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
COMMONWEALTH CONVEIU4ION LOAN. Mr. George Crowley, Chairman of the City Mutual Life Assurance So ciety Limited, recently said:-"I can not understand why the Common wealth Loan has not been fully sub scribed already, and can only account for it by assuming that a number of holders of the stock in question do not understand that by converting at present they immediately obtain the benefit of 1 per cent. increase yield. I pointed out at the anual meet ing of this Society a few months ago, that there was no security in the world better than that of Australian Stock backed by the magnificent re sources of the Commonwealth, and the rate, 5j per cent. was an extreme ly tempting one. We are taking independent actu arial advice as to the wisdom of re ducing the valuation rate from 3& per cent, to 3 per cent,-an indica tion that we consider interest rates likely to fall in the near future. But the payment of 5! per cent. Interest on the security of Australia which is practically what ...
RELIABILITY AND TOURING CONTEST [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
RELIABILITY AND = TOURLIG CONTEST The eight days' . reliability and touring contest to Mount Kosciusko, under the auspices of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, begins on Wednesday next, SeptemberA16th, and ends the following Wednesday. In addition to the reliability and touring contest, there will be a fuel consumption test and hill climb on the first day, flying mile, flexibility test, and slow running on the third day (this will take place- at Can berra), and a hill climb on the 7th day. For the various events there are valuable trophies, and a medal lion will be presented. to each com petitor and observer who completes the trip. A certificate will be pre sented to winners in addition to the prizes. The competitors will arrive at Canberra on Friday, 18th Sept.,' and lunch at Canberra, decide some of the contests in the afternoon, and leave next morning for Kosciusko.
FIGURES WHICH SPEAK. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
FIGURES WHICH. SPEAK. One of the most useful and comr prehensive bodies in U.S.A. is the National Automobile Chamber of Commerce, which numbers among its duties the compiling of detailed sta tistics of the motor industry in all its branches. In the wealth of figures which this bureau has collated to cover the year 1924 there is much food for thought.. In 1898 the pro duction of cars in the United States was only 1,000 for the year, but in 1924 it reached an amazing total of 3,617,000. Although this represented a slight falling off in production from the output-of 1923 the figures are the more reassuring for that very reason, for the year- in question was one of over-production which re sulted in a flooding of the market and big losses to distributing firms. Now, however, production is running smoothly and progressively at normal pressure, and the world's markets have shown their ability to absorb a total of cars which is not very far behind that reached during the year of over-produ...
CHURCH NOTICES SUNDAY, 13th SEPTEMBER, 1925. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Queanbeyan Parish. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
CHURCH NOTICES SUNDAY, 13th SEPTEMBER, 1925. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Qucambeyan Parasb. Queanbeyan, 8 a.m. B.C. Queanbeyan, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m REV. S. J. WEST. Canberra Parish. Majura, 8 a.m. H.C. R.M.C., Duntroon, 10 a.m. St. John the Baptist's, Canberra, 11 a.m. Gininderra, 5 p.m. Westridge, 7.30 p.m. REV. F. G. WARD.
WHAT PUTS A CAR INTO TUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
WHAT PUTS A CAR INT'O TUNE. When it is said that a car is "tuned up" it is generally understodd that the engine is giving an excel lence of performanc:e above the aver age and that the vci'iele is running smoothly, is givint gcotd petrul mile age and is not 3ating up too murh oil. It is a regrettable tact that a majority of cars are seldom kept :n tune for long periods. Now and again the owner who is lucky enough to know a competent garageman, may hand his car over for an over haul and receive it back in the pink of condition, but even then he fre quently fails to do anything with a view to maintaining it in this state. There is no secret in keeping a car.in tune for ordinary touring as distinct from racing; nor does it require a vast amount of trouble. No car can run to the top of its form if it is clogged up with carbon and often cleaning the cylinders and grinding in the valves will work wonders. Tappet clearance too must not be overlooked and if the spark plugs have had a fair i...
PRACTICAL WAY OF DETERMINING GEAR RATIO. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
PRACTICAL WAY OF DETERMIN LNG GEAR RATIO. The mathematician who knows the dimensions of all the transmission parts-of the car can quickly work out what is the ratio of any of the gears, but thellayman too can obtain results which are accurate enough for all practical purposes by the very simple method which we are about to out line. Almost all cars have a differ ential gearing in the rear axle and it will therefore be enough to jack up one rear wheel, which thanks to the differential will be free to turn al though the other wheel is still on the ground. In fact for the purpose of this test it is better only to jack up one wheel as more accurate results will be ob tainable. Next remove the spark plugs or open the compression cocks if any are provided, so that the en gine may be "turned over" without effort. Make a mark on the rear tyre and. on the floor of the garage and set the two marks against each other. Then get an assistant ; to' note the movement of the rear wheel whilst you s...
VIBRATION FROM FAN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
VIBRATION FROM FAN. Lack of observation recently caused an owner no little worry. His car-suddenly developed an alarming vibration apparently in the heart of the engine and in fear and trembling he hurried off to the garage expect ing to learn that one or two new main bearings would be needed. But after a little searching the mechanic discovered that the vibration was due to no worse defect than a blade which was missing from the radiator fan. The loss of the blade had nat urally made the fan run out of bal ance and had created symptoms of far mere serious trouble.
CURING LOOSE NUTS AND SCREWS [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
CURING LOOSE NUTS AND SCREWS There are few things more irritat ing and more awkward to deal with than nuts or metal threaded screws which have become worn so that the thread will not bite properly and it is impossible to make a tight fit. How ever, there is a comparatively easy way of overcoming this trouble which may be safely applied to all nuts and screws which do not have to support heavy mechanical strains. Of course, in the case of the latter a renewal is the only wise course. If the thread on a metal screw has become worn it is necessary to expand the screw so that what is left of the thread will fit tightly into the socket. TIo achieve this, drill a small hole down-the cen tre of the screw and then slit the thread in half vertically with a fine hack saw. This done, a tapered punch is inserted in the hole and driven in until the thread has been expanded enough to ensure a snug fit. The procedure with a worn nut is similar. In this instance it is only necessary to make a thin ...
FEDERAL TERRITORY DIRECTORY [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
FEDERAL TERRITORY DIRECTORY Molohglo Progiess Association: Secretary, R. Brown. Molonglo RoversFootball Club: President, C. Chaulker, jun.; Secretary, G. Wellington. Federal Australian Rules Foot-1 ball Club: President, J. J. Dillon. (Westridge) : Secre tary, J. H. Tootell (Iolon-l glo). Blandfordia Australian Rules Football Club: President, T. Saunders (The Gap); Secre tary, L. Brill (The Gap). Federal, Territory Australian Rules Football League: J. J. Dillon (Westridge) ; Secre tary, J. M., .Orr (Acton). Acton Australian Rules Foot ball Club (Premier .Team, 1925, F.T.A.R.F. League) : Patrons, Colonel Owen, J. H. Butters (Chairman Fed. Cap. Commission) ; President, J. C. Brackeni'eg; Secretary. E. V. Proctor; Treasurer, R. S. Soward. Canberra Branch A.L.P.: J. Harrington (Molonglo). .Hilltop Tennis Club, Molonglo Settlement.-President, R. Kerison; Secretary, F. D. Jenkin. * The names of officials of sporting clubs and .public bodies are published . in this column free of charge Sec...
MOORE'S NO. 2 SUBDIVISION. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
MOORE'S NO. 2 SUBDIVISION. The auction of this Subdivision on Saturday afternoon last was most successful and the auctioneers, Messrs. Woodgers & Calthorpe, re port having sold 59 jlots, totalling £4428, sunder the hammer. - After auction sales to date bring the total to 72 lots for £5278, an average of approximately £75 per lot. The bal ance of the. Estate, which is all goo4 and up to the average, is available at upset prices from £40 to £80 per lot on terms of £10 per lot deposit and balance in 36 monthly payments at 7 per cent. The auctioneers will be glad to supply,. plans with upset prices of unsold lots marked, and to give inspection by car. In face of the sale the balance of the estate should be sold quickly. On Saturday afternoon Woodger3 and Calthorpe also sold a block of l ground in Molonglo Street for £124, and the. Protestant Hall was passed in at £1900 for private treaty. MONEY FOR ROADS. A Main Roads Bill, allocating £500,000 for distribution 'amongst the State...
QUEANBEYAN - CANBERRA ADVOCATE Incorporating the "Queanbeyan Leader." THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1925 HUGH STANFORD'S LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
QUEANBEYAN - CANBERRA ADVOCATE Incorporating the "Queanbryan Leader." t THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER to, 19325 1 HUGH STANFORD)'S L'CK. Book lovers will welcome the latest publication by Messrs. Angus and Robertson Ltd., "Hugh Stanford's Luck," by Mary Grant Bruce. Books by this gifted authoress have always been in great demand and those who have copies of her "Billabong" books will find in this new book a story full of interest and well up to her stan dard. The story is typically Austra* Tian and the vicissitudes of Hugh Stanford, who was afflicted with lameness of which he was very'sen sitive, and how he won.through, his leg eventually being cured, are gra* phically portrayed. Copies of the book are obtainable from A. M. Fal lick & Sons. RABBIT SKIN PRICES. Winchcombe, Carson Ltd. report: Offerings at Wednesday's Sydney rabbit skin sales totalled 103 tons. Competition was bright at opening auctions and values displayed slight imprQvement. . Demand weakened, however, and at closing ...
MAJURA [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
MAJURA (From our Corresp dent.) I am pleased to- hear that Mrs. McKeahnie, of Wattle Valley, is now much improved in health after a most serious illness. At last our ,road is to receive at tention at the hands of the powers that be. I hear a gang is to com mence repairing it next week and not before time. What looks like an epidemic of appendicitis is in our midst of late. A number of local residents have been operated on- for this complaint within the last few. weeks. It is rather early for snakes to be about, but I hear that one has already been killed here. Sheep-owners are busy with their lambing ewes.. The crow is causing a lot of trouble in .places. A very small area of ground has been put under crops here, much less than for many years. The softness of the ground retarded sowing till too late in the season.
Queanbeyan District Hospital [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
Queanbiyan District Hospital The monthly meeting of the com mittee of the above was held last Friday night. There were prelent:: Messrs. S. J. Ryan (president), H. Clothier, R. Fallick, 'W. S. Martin,. G. Morton, A. Collett, E. P. Webb. F. P. Woodward, T. E. Woodger, W. Goddard, Revs. W. Evans and S. J. West, and Mr. W. Deans (Sec.). CORRESPONDENCE. .From Mr.. J. A. Perkins, M.L.A.; forwarding communication from the Department of Health advising that the Minister would receive a deputa tion from the Hospital Committee re grant for new buildings at noon on Sept. 24th at Parliament Houe. Personnel of the deputation to be ad vised. Resolved on the motion of Messrs. West and Morton to furnish Mr. Per kins with the desired information and acquaint the Lord Mayor also. From Mr. W. E. Oldfield forward ing cheque for £9/16/3,' being half proceeds' of Charity Race Carnival to which he was secretary. A'vote of thanks to the Race Com mittee was passed on the motion of Messrs. Collett and Webb....
GOLF CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
GOLF CLUB The approaching and putting com petition yesterday afternoon was well contested, twelve ladies competing. The Club's trophy was won by Mrs. F. Etheridge. The trophy donated by Mrs. McGuffie was won by Mrs. E. W. Holloway. The third competi tion for Miss Webb's trophy was won by Mrs. L. Lineham. Play in the week-end competition and mixed foursome will start at 2 p.m. sharp. Members intending to make the trip to Canberra on Saturday, please notify the hon. secretary at once to allow of names and handicaps being forwarded to Canberra. On Sunday afternoon last, in ideal weather, a mixed foursome was played, it being the first since the Club was reformed, and a very en joyable afternoon was spent. This winners were Mr. Dunsford and Miss Turnbull. Following is the draw and result: Mr. Dunsford and Miss Turnbull, 56 strokes, 27 handicap, 29 net score Mr. Stacey- and Mrs.' L. Lineham, 62 (27), 35. Mr. W. Greenwood and Miss Webb, 61 (22), 39. Mr. Saba and Mrs. Holloway, 62 (22), 40...
CHEAP TRAINS AT END OF MONTH [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
CHEAP TRAINS AT END OF MONTH It will be welcome news for coun try people generally to know that the Railway Department has arranged a series of special cheap excursion trains during this month. These trains, which will run from the coun try between September 29 and Octo ber 2, are at a most opportune time. Race-goers will be able to arrive in Sydney in time. for the A.J.C. Spring meeting. Every part of the State will be served. The usual restric tions in regard to the return journey will apply, that is, tickets will be available for return at any time within one calendar month from date of issue for people travelling up to 300 miles, and, in the case of tickets issued for longer distances, the return journey may be commenced at any time within 42 days. Anticipating liberal patronage, the Department is making adequate arrangements to meet all requirements, the desire be ing to provide as comfortable accom modation for excursionists as possible Intending passengers are advised, howeve...
(Published by arrangement.) SCANDAL HEAPED ON SCANDAL [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 10 September 1925
(Published by arrangement.) SCANDAL HEAPED ON SCANDAL "The worst Prohibition scandal since America's 'dry' area began," cables the New York correspondent of the "Sunday Express" (London), "is developing in Ohio, where (when the message was despatched) sev enty-one constables and enforcement agents are now in gaol, and indict ments have been drawn up against 200 more charging them with accept ing bribes to permit the sale . of liquor or otherwise corruptly using their positions. "It. is stated that from £200,000 to £600,000 a year has been paid out in 'graft' by Ohio bootleggers. Cin cinnati's famous "flying squadron," consisting of selected officials chosen specially as prohibition agents for their supposed honesty, are all, :with one exception, under bond to answer charges of corruption. "Federal public prosecutors who have investigated conditions say that the surface only has been scratched. Cleveland, Toledo, and Youngstown are understood to be centres of the scandals still to be...