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Mernda OLD RESIDENT DIES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Mernda OLD RESIDENT DIES Mr. William Smith, who was born in Mernda in 1862, died at a private hospital on Friday last. He. was dur- t ing the last decade a familiar figure in the township, where he lived at the residence of his nieces, Misses B and J. Mills. He was educated 'first in the old "Barber's Creek" (Yan Yean. school, and afterwards in Morang school. (now known as Mernda State School.) After some years on his father's farm he left and spent the greater part of his life in N.S.W., Queens land, and West Australia. In Queensland he acted as a bush ' contractor and was always proud of a job on one great station when he constructed a rabbit-proof fence more ( than 80 miles in length. During this. period, as he was walking from his work carrying a steel chair slung over his shoulder, the chain attracted lightning, causing him to be badly in jured. Medical authorities were amaz ed when- he recovered from this shock, although it caused him a good deal of suffering in his later year...
GARDEN PRIZE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Mr, G. Waters, who With his wife' is in charge of the AMernda Railway Station, has won second prize in the Railways Department competitions for the garden decoration of stations. As heo is in the class without a pipe water supply his success is more outstand ing. lMany ;'esidents have admired the beautiful display of flowers. The Progress Association has writte'n con gratulating Mr. Waters on. his' success. The dahlia display which has just been ended by frosts was theadmiration of many experts;
South Morang EMPIRE CELEBRATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
South Morang EMPIRE CELEBRATIONS On Friday afternoon, May 17, Em pire Day celebrations were held at' the school. At the invitation of the Mothers' Club the Hon. W. H. Ever ard M.L.A., was present and deliver ed a most interesting address to the children, and to a fine attendance of Club members. At the conclusion of his address Mr. Everard presented all present with Empire Day buttons which were made available by the local branch of the Red Cross. The children sang several items, and the President of the Mothers' Club (Mrs Crozier) thanked Mr Everard for his. attendance. Councillor Hurrey, the Shire President, forwarded an apol ogy and expressed regret at not be ing able to attend.
A.I.F. VOLUNTEERS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
A.IF.l VOLUNTEERS The, township is proud of the splen did mnen Who have joined the second A.I.F. :Two!of, them are now in Pales tine-?r, .D. Barroiv and Mr. C. Coo per. Mr. 1..: Barrrow has shown his Iagerness to: serve by untdergoing under military medical supervision an operation on his foot, and it is hoped that he:will be rewarded by succesa in' getting sent abroad.' He is to be high ly comnmended for his effort,.and those who are .able to .appraise thei real value of such spirit take their hats off to brave. Bill.
Doreen Red Cross News [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Doreen Red Cross News The meeting of the Doreen Branch of the Red Cross held on May 23 was exceptionally well attended and new members were welcomed. A fine dis play of work was brought in, and next week another box will be pack ed for dispatch to headquarters. It was decided to send for two books of tickets for the raffle of the Wind bag colt, and two for a Ford car. This is to aid the Lord Mayor's Appeal, and residents will be able to enter for these very shortly. The Branch is greatly indebted to the Hon. W. H. Everard for so kind ly obtaining the services of the Nat ional Military Band to give a concert on June 25. The band consists of 25 members, and besides band music there will be solo items and a good coinedian. This band will give their services absolutely without cost for any war funds, and it is hoped resi dents will show their appreciation by a good reception and a good attend ance. It is very gratifying to know that one of the daily papers in. a re cent publication ment...
Panton Hill MOTHERS' CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Panton Hill MOTHERS' CLUB As a celebration of their Birthday the Mothers' Club of Panton Hill ex tended to the children a happy party. After an afternoon of games and competitions, the children, 50 in num ber, sat down to a fine feast. There were great cheers when the splendid birthday cake made by Mrs. G. Innes and decorated by Mrs. Shanhun, was cut by the President (Miss Lewis) after she had lit and blown out the nine candles. A happy party ended with cheers for the organisers and gifts.of sweets for the young folk. SOLDIERS' BRIDGE The monthly bridge party held in Panton Hill Soldiers' Club last Thurs day was a very successful function. There was an exceptionally large at tendance. Prize-winners were Miss Lewis and' Mr. G. Smith. Similar functions will be held each month until December.
Hurstbridge FLAG BRIDGE NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Hurstbridge FLAG BRIDGE NIGIIHT The first flag bridge evening to be held in Hurstbridgo took place at the Wattle Cafe by courtesy of Mrs. Tay lor on Monday night in aid of :the Ilursbtridge Emergency Company. There was an excellent attendance, twelve tables playing and a few sit ting out. To initiate the Hurstbridge fblk into this easy and very enjoyable game, a party from Eltham compris ing Mrs. Nation, Miss G. Laycock and 'Mr. A. M. Brindley were present and directed the play. After 17 hands had been played the W inners were Mr. and Mrs. Nest. and Mr; J. D. HIeywood. ,Vhile supper was being served Mr. R. C. Morgan stated that the proceeds from the evening wvere £3/14/6 tom admissions and donations.::"iiiq;:i"' Mr. Morgan added that it had been the aim of the Panton Iill and Hur t0 bridge branches to send as i:nmuch?:as possible to the. Red Cross s:ecial Ap: peal, and he was pleased to announce that there. would be a cheque. for, £65 from the branches "tolie -:handed .in. This, con...
FARMER FINED FOR FIRE EXTENDING [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
-,FARMER FINED FOR FIRE 1. EXTENDING , i-lerbert Stephens. Cooper street, Ep piIng, was charged at the Preston Court on May 21, that he did at Ep ping on March 26 ignite grass and stubble and thereby destroy the pro perty of others. Constable Ellis, of Epping, said that on March 26 he went to the defend- nat's prop erty at Epping, where he".. saow a fire which had been carried into an adjoining plroipeity whee five sheep, and nmany acres .of gras. were" destroyed. *ZVhen- told ithat' he was not allowed to liurn?off at that.time of the year, defendant said he d did not know.. Defendant' had 'recompensed': the adjolining .property: ovner ifor any. damage that had occurr'ed ':fromi the".:. fire which spread h asi ti:.e :.result :of 'a whirl-wind. Precautions had b:-een " taken iy :loughing :liieaiks ,but :thistlessi hadi ieep.very-. thicte " the; constable said. had recoimpensed' the o'sufferers ad joinding ' A fine of 5 wa inmosed, Mr 11am mond; P M. stp.ing that lithe benchap preelat...
Eltham ST. MARGARET'S HALL OPENED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
E:ltham ST. MARGAIIET'S HALL OPENED People of all denominations turned out in force on Friday night last to at tend. the opening of . the new hall at St. Margaret's Church of England which, ,eplaces one burnt• at the end of last year, and the' evening was o?ne of the most. enjoyable held in Eltham for some time. rThe' hall?, which wi.ws decorated in red wihite and blue streamers to mark Empire Day; has~i : a spacious dancing flooi andicl a 'good stage with a large supper room behiind The Reverend. T.i Mappin;performed the openiing ceremony and ithanked all those; who hYad worked so well towards its, accomplishment. ·He referre1. to the iworkinig bees whichi had been held and expressed appreciation for the ladies .lio 1)1 ovided 'fto noon teas for He po nted oiut thtit the new hall 'was much moeid commnodious than the old ;hall and :vould permit of enter tainments on::a largoe scale' being hold there. A novelty dance was won by M,?is. 4. 'Mowat and Mr. Bird, :hile the 'Mohte Caiilo d...
Correspondence (To the Editor) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
" Correspondence . (To the Editor) Sir, ?-Vill you kindly allow1 me to point out w?hy,lthe chuich ,bell is iung edach- day at 2 -o clock. It is to remind usd all ofI'thef peill tt otur . ation .is in i,wherin Chistian? civilisation Is .meet Ing, its supreme'; test: In iFts stru ggle wvith a jrevival of paganism, and to offer up payrayer "to Almighty .God, whatever we may be doing, for a hless ing dn' our, ainies, the sailo rs, soldiers and'i almen, ,and all others engaged .it the stiruggle, and also ;that the suffer ings' of i?vari; may be 'alleviated: The churich is :always 'olen for .those who wisdh to :use it:. Yotirs ,'etc.-TAMIL LAr R.i MAPPgrt ,-ViEit , The Church of St: Margaret, Eltliham. 28/I',4o,
ELTHAM DEFEAT DIAMOND VALLEY JUNIORS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
ELTHAM DEFEAT DIAMOND VALLEY JUNIORS The Creek had the advantage of the strong wind in the first quarter, but Eltham were the first to settle down. Good judgment was shown by Hart who passed to Hill for first goal. The Creek were quick to reply through Laurie who from a long way out kicked well but only a point result ed. Butherway passed to Hill for an other goal, and Hart added a single for Eltham. Gosstray then passed to Laurie, who kicked first goal for the Creek. Play became very rugged and players were using bustling tactics. Eltham then broke away and added a couple of points on the bell. Eltham 2-4; Diamond Valley 1=-3. Eltham showing better co-oper ation than the Creek added a couple of singles. Lawson. running in nice ly intercepted a pass and scored a goal. Laurie was a power of force and gave the Creek forwards plenty of opportunities, but good work by Lowerson, Ford and Squires held them back. Laurie passed to Cum minga. who raised both flags. Eltham replied through LeB...
NEW WAR LOAN NOW OPEN [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
NEW WAR LOAN NOW OPEN To -provide funds for the purpose of sucessfully prosecuting the war, the Commonwealth, . Government , h as launched the new Loan' of £20,000,000 which will bear interest spt22 per cent for a five year term;, and 31 per cent for 10-16 year- term.- The-Loan is be ing issued at par: Judging by the support already ac corded, " the success, of, the Loan is assured. To prevent disappointment,. applications should be lodged -orth with; and will be received by any bank, savings bahk, oor inoney obrler, post offlee, or by members of any re cognised Australian Stock Echanige. Advertisement of the Loan appears in this. issue, and the Treasurer re clves the right to. close the Loan at any time before June 14, 1940.
KINGLAKE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Mr. and Mi sA Peais'n ofThe Hollies," Kingliake, left on Surday last by the Overland: :ipress foi-:a tour of Adelaide, wherei theyovill enjoy a visit to Mt. Lofty Naieraeta Falls lVictoi Harboui and iother notable pla.es of interest. A very pleasant evening fwas spent at "Mouiitain View,"; I in'lake; on May 23 ? when: a/iappy.pl)arty greeted Mr., J.. MoMahon on hl. G6I.h-bl'th day.
TENNIS ELTHAM DISTRICT ASSOCIATION A GRADE Greensborough 1 v Macmont [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
TENNIS ELTHAM DISTRICT ASSOCIATION A GRADE Greensborough 1 v Macmont F. Reid-K. Yandell d H. Wines-R. Thomson 6-5; Mesdames K. Yan dell-Lyons d Misses B. Rackham-D. LaFrenz 6-3; F. Reed lost to H. Wines 3-6: Mrs. K. Yandell' Miss B. Backham 6-2; K. Yandell lost to R. Thomson 1-6; Mrs. Lyons d Miss D. LaFrenz 6-3; F. Reed-Mrs. K. Yandell v H. Wines-Miss B. Backham 3-3. Totals Greensborough 4--31; Macmont 2-28. Match drawn Wattle Glen v Greensborough 2 B. Hackett-W. Hackett lost to R. Stubley-G. Hart r-6; Mrs. I. Pepper Miss B. Pimm d Miss Spencer-Mrs. Hart 6-4; B. Hackett lost to R. Stubley 0-6; Mrs. Pepper lost to Miss Spencer 3-6; W. Hackett d G. Hart 6-1; Miss Pimm d Mrs. Hart 6-5; B. Hackett-Mrs. Pepper lost to I. Stubley-Miss Spencer 0-6; W. Hackett-Miss Pimm d G. Hart-Mrs. Hart 6-5. Totals: Greensborough A No. 2 39 d Wattle Glen 32. Greensborough 1 v Montmorency J. Medhurst-B. Gillberg d J. Kent R. Bell 6-5; Mrs. Gillberg-Mrs. Med. hurst lost to Miss A. Brooks-Mrs. Bell 4-6; J....
MEN'S COMPETITION [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
MEN'S COMPETITION Eltham wvon by forfeit from D;a mond Creek. D. Glasgow d I. Masters 6-3; W. Francis d B. Power 6-0; D. Glas gow-W. Francis v I. Masters-B. Power 5-6, 6-1, 7-5; D. Glasgow d B. Power 6-0; W. Francis lost to I. Masters, 3-6. Totals: Macmont 5-39; Warringal 2, 2-21. Montmorency v Warringal 1 J. Shallard d R. Hall 6-3; T. Mc Master d W. Simondson 6-2; T. McMaster-J. Shallard d W. Simond son-R. Hall 6-5, 6-3; T. McMaster d R. Hall 6-3; J. Shallard d W. Simondson 6-1; Totals: Montmor ency 6-36; Warringal 1, 0-15.
PANTON HILL v KINGLAKE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
PANTON HILL :v KINGLAKE In spite of the large discrepancy in the scores this match provided many interesting highlights and stub bornly contested duels. The .iateh was won by the visitors in the third quarter when Panton Hill appeared to collapse, but during the first and last quarters there was very little to* choose between the teams. During the first term the game wan fairly evenly contested, but the visir ors attacking strongly, showed greati weakness in their shooting accuracy. The; Panton Hill defence was stub`: born and added to the erratic kicking of the Kinglake marksmen. The' quarter ended with the scores 2-12 for the visitors to' 2--0 for PiPnton' Hill.. " i .. The second quarter was :verys''tb bornly- contested. "Paniton' Hill 'cn deavoured to gain th6 upper. hanid, -but the' Kihglake .defence was very: sure and alloived their opponents to score two 'points only for the quar ter. The visitors' obtained two goals oearly inr the term, and working hard, to0,secure only two ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
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Wattle Glen DEATH OF MRS. WALKEM [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Wattle Glen DEATHII OF MRS. WALKEM The death occurred on" May 21 of Lilian Grace Walkem, widow of the late John Walter Walkem, Captain, Royal Guards, India. and third daugh ter of the late John Andrew Ricketts, Commissioner of Police, India. Mrs. Walkem has lived with her son-in-law'and daughter, Cr. and Mrs. Clarke for more than seven years, and had been in illihealth for two years. After living most of her life in India, Tasmania and Melbourne,: she loved the beautiful spot of Wattle Glen. The funeral was held privately at Diamond Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Walkem is survived by one son in Launceston, and two daughters-Mrs. Rhind, Mt. Evelyn, and Mrs. T. Clarke, Wattle Glen. Another son, George Leupolt Walkem, M.M., was killed in action, 1918.
Not Affected By War MAJOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 31 May 1940
Not Affected By War MAJOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES The war has not adversely affect ed our major primary industries, states a bulletin issued by the De partment of Information. Shipping space has been found bor essential products-wool, meat and butter--and the supremacy of Allied Naval power has ensured their safe transport overseas. There seems no reason to fear more dislocation of our export trade; rather is there every reason to ex pect a substantial improvement as the Allies extend, their mastery of the submarine menace, and restore ship ping tonnage. Speculation on what may happen in the distant future is unprofitable. It is more important to form an opin ion of what will happen in the days close at hand. The United Kingdom Government, by' giving shipping preference to wool, meat, butter and eggs, has .clearly indicated its most urgent re quirements, and until some alter ation in this policy is announced. it is reasonable to assume that it, will be continued until after the expir ati...