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BLIND WORKERS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER-MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
BLIND WORKERS. TO THE EDITOB OP THE COURIER-MAIL. Sir,-As the Industrial Institution for the Blind is the one place in Queens- land where those afflicted with blind- ness can receive training and employ- ment, it is only natural that the wel- fare and progress of that institution is a matter of great concern to its af- flicted employees. The persistent agitation for better conditions by the blind workers was not bom of an un- reasonable discontent, suspicion, and ingratitude. The last Home Secretary, Mr. Peterson, from the time when he first took office, realised that some- thing was wrong with the management of the institution. He, therefore, gave to the workers the privilege of meet- ing him once every three months in the presence of the manager of the institution that they might lay before him any complaints. Finally, Mr. Peterson recommended that a thorough enquiry should be held into the work- ings of the institution. Before that could be done, however, the Govern- ment was def...
MOSQUITO CONTROL COMPLAINT. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
MOSQUITO CONTROL COMPLAINT. A complaint that Balmoral and Bulimba had been overlooked in the mosquito campaign activities during tha month was voiced by Alderman W. M'Auliffe, at yesterday's meeting of the Brisbane City Council. The Lord Mayor said that he would investigate the complaint. Alderman W. Power asked why a drain had not been put down near the saleyards at Cannon Hill. Alderman E. Lanham (works execu- tive) said that it had been found that Dr. Harris had given permission for the water to be dammed, and the mat- ter was now being investigated.
BETH v PENCHEFF. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
BETH v PENCHEPF. The American heavyweight wrestler, Big Bad Bill Beth, will wrestle George Pencheff, at tho Brisbane Stadium to- night, and the bout promises to be one of the best contests seen for a long time. Beth has wrestled many of the world's Big Bill Bcath. heavyweights, Including "Stranglor" Lewis, 2¡byszko, De Glane, and Stecher, all of whom have held the championship, pencheff is one of the best mat men seen In Australia. Supporting the wrestling will be boxing preliminaries, Jim Plndley v Stan Hart- land, Jim McMastcrs v. Vic Gans, and Jim Wenetong v. Joe Hannan, and a six rounder between Jack Mason and Peter Demsky. There will also be first-class vaudeville and musical Items.
RUGBY UNION DRAW. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
RUGBY ÏÏNION DRAW. Rugby Union semi-finals will be played on No. 2 Oval of the Exhibition Grounds .on Saturday as follows:-Noon, C grade semi-final. Eagle Junction v. Teachers' College; 1.45 pm., A grade semi-final, Brothers v. Y.M.C.A.; 3.30, A grade semi- final. University v. G.PS. Old Boys. At'f'ä ¿meeting of the Rugby Union executive .last night it was decided to allow the Queensland Boy Scouts' Asso- ciation to use the Exhibition No. 2 ground on Saturday, September 9, when tho C grade Rugby Union semi-final will be played.
WEEK-END WORK. FEDERATED PLUMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
WEEK-END WORK. FEDERATED PLUMBERS. Under a clause to be inserted in the regulation governing water and sewerage installation work in the metropolitan area Saturday afternoon and Sunday work will be prohibited, In reply to íepresentations on this matter, placed before Mr. W. E. Bush, chief engineer of the Water Supply and Sewerage Department of the City Council, by the Federated Plumbers' Union, Mr. Bush has advised the union that, as promised, a clause would be inserted In future contracts for house installation, providing against work being carried out on such con- tracts' outside of ordinary working hours, as observed by plumbers or by diainers. This information was received at the meeting of the Queensland branch of the organisation on August 24. Mr. W. G. Green (president) presided. Members expressed satisfaction at this notification, which had resulted from the complaints of the union that in a number of cases such sewerage instal- lation had been carried out on Satur- day afte...
EATING EMUS. MEAT FOR RUSSIA. "VERY OPTIMISTIC" PLAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
EATING EMUS. MEAT FOR RUSSIA. 'VERY OPTIMISTIC" PLAN. If this is a supplementary feature of the Soviet's five-year plan, one can- not feel very optimistic as to the future of Russia. This comment was made by the Director of the Queensland Museum (Mr. H. A. Longman), on a cable which appeared in The Courier Mail, with reference to a scheme for importing Australian emus to provide meat for the Russians. "I have always regarded emu flesh as food for blackfellows, and not for whites. Certainly I have never heard of any white settler having shot the emu for food. It might, however, be resorted to as an emergency diet," he added. Authorities differ a good deal as to the merits of emu flesh as food. Allan Cunningham had occasion to sample it, and his estimate of It was rather fav- ourable. Its flesh resembles coarse beef, both in appearance and taste, and is good and sweet eating, the explorer declared. Mention is made in Gould's Birds of Australia of the fact that emu flesh proved of the ...
RELIEF GRANTED. BUILDERS' LABOURERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
RELIEF GRANTED. BUILDERS' LABOURERS. Owing to continued unemployment, a number of applications by members for exemption from payment of union dues were g.anted by the executive of the Builders' Labourers' Union at a meeting on August 28. In connection with this question, the secretary (Mx. F. Jackson) reported that in every case where proof of un- employment was supplied an exemp- tion was granted, and he presented figures showing that 269 active mem- bers liad been granted exemptions totalling less than £718/18/5. A letter was received from the Trades and Labour Council relating to the Queensland Trade Union Con- gress to be held next October. It was decided not to send delegates, owing to the financial obligations that would be incuned. Correspondence was received from Toowoomba in connection with that sub-branch's affairs, and the secretary was instructed to visit Toowoomba at the week-end. A letter was received from the Workers' International Relief Organis- ation requesting the...
TOUR OF NORTH. STRONG BALMAIN TEAM. BISHOP AS HOOKER. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
TOUR OF NORTH. STRONG BALMAIN TEAM. BISHOP AS HOOKER. (By L. H. KEARNEY.) A powerful blend of youthful and experienced Rugby League players are to tour North Queensland with the G. Bishop. Balmain Club, and enthusiasms at the stronger centres, such as Mackay, Cairns, and Townsville, may count on see- ing some clever football. 'The managers of the visiting team aro Messrs. P. H. Sav- age, president of the club, and T. Prescott, vice president. The tourists are to be .captained by N. Robinson, a veteran half back, who has played many capital games against Queensland, both in Sydney and Brisbane. He spent one season at Barcaldine as player-coach. An- other seasoned player is George Bishop, who was originally selected to tour with the Kangaroos, but was medically rejected by Dr. Dinley in the final examination in Sydney just before the Australian team sailed for England. Bishop was a member of the 1929-30 Kangaroos. Arthur Toby,' the centre three quarter, represented Australia as full b...
OFF THE COURSE. CHAIN TOTALISATOR. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BILL. ADELAIDE, August 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
OFF THE COURSE. CHAIN TOTALISATOR. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BILL. ADELAIDE, August 29. A Draft Bill, providing for the licens- ing of bookmakers on racecourses, and the extension of totaltsator facilities off the course, will probably be presented to the Government next week. The Betting Commission has prepared the Bill, but It is undeistood that mem- bers are not unanimous on all points. and at the final meetings next week an effort will be made to secure unanimity on the basic principles. The Commission Las been assured by the postmaster-General's Department that there are no technical difficulties In the way of the prompt handling of telegrams and telephone messages for the chain totallsator system.
LURE OF BOATS. Thrilling Outings. SEA SCOUTS' TRAINING. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
LURE OF BOATS. Thrilling Outings. SEA SCOUTS' TRAINING. Sea Scouts make the same promise, keep the same law, and pass the same badge tests as other Scouts. As a rule, however, their- training and games have a nautical setting. An interest- ing part of sea Scouting is the care of ships, boats, and gear. A Sea Scout should know many more knots than other Scouts, and more ways of mak- ing them, With water and boats the Sea Scout can get many interesting and thrill- ing games. When the Scoutmaster arranges a Saturday afternoon pro- gramme with a story of smugglers or pirates, seamanship is mingled with adventure. Signalling plays an im- portant part in these games. TO HELP FUND. Several functions are being arranged to augment the Sir Leslie Wilson Scout Fund. On Friday and Saturday the Thelma Robertson-Brenda M'Cul lough School of Dancing will hold its annual A and Z revue in aid of this fund and the Queensland Ambulance Transport Brigade funds. The Sir Leslie Wilson Scout Fund now stan...
MAY BE POSTPONED. WINOOKA-ONRUSH RACE. (AUSTRALIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION.) SEATTLE, August 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
MAY BE POSTPONED. WINOOKA-ONRUSH RACE. (AUSTRALIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION.) SEATTLE, August 28. There 1B a possibility that the Winooka -Onrush match race, which was scheduled for September 10, will bo post- poned, unless the Australian horse shows better form, According to his trainor, Poison, the horse, although completely recovered frorlf his cough, and otherwise Is In good condition, has been slow to regain his speed. Poison will announce his decision In regard to the date for the race during the latter part of the week.
IPSWICH. RAIL MOTOR TEST. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
IPSWICH. RAIL MOTOR TEST. The testing of a new 100 hp rail motor and two trailers was completed by the North Ipswich railway workshops staff yesterday. It is not known for what service they are intended. One more motor will complete the order of which the new one forms part, and after that the builders have to complete four others. It is understood that rail motor building has reached such a stage at North Ipswich that practically a stan- dard type has been accepted for vehicles like the new one.
Dorothy Dix [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
If You Want to Keep Your Hus- band in Love With You, Dress Your- self Up to Meet Competition; Be Romantic, hyt Don't Neglect Your Housekeeping; Hold Your Tongue, Show Your Appreciation, and Every Day Tell Your Husband How Much You Love Him. JTEEP up your salesmanship. "°" Don't imagine that because you fascinated your husband once, the job is done, arid you can sit down and take it easy the balance of your life. Vamping a man is a chore that has to be done over every day. You know by what manner of approach and what arts of salesmanship you broke down his sales resistance, and got him to sign on the dotted line of the marriage contract. Keep it up, and ? you will keep him satisfied with his bargain. A SSUME the attitude of a lady love. Most husbands take wives at their own valuation, and treat them as they show they ex- pect to be treated. If a woman spends all of her time in the kit- chen and the nursery, and has no interests outside of them, and if her conversational gamut runs fr...
INCREASE 1145. STATE EMPLOYEES. 30,118 ON PAY ROLL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
INCREASE 1145. STATE EMPLOYEES. 30,118 ON PAY ROLL. On June 30 of this year 30,118 per- sons were on the Queensland Govern- ment pay roll. Of these, 25,727 were paid from consolidated revenue, 3005 from trust funds, and 1386 from loan fund. At the end of June last year the total number of employees was 28,973, of whom 25,357 were paid from consolidated revenue, 2687 from trust funds, and 929 from loan fund. Giving this Information In reply to a question by the Leader of the Opposi- tion (Mr. A, E. Moore) the Premier (Mr. W. Forgan Smith) said in Parlia- ment yesterday that the increase of 1145 In the number of Government em- ployees was due to the accelerated works policy pursued by the present Government. The railways, Mr. Smith said, em- ployed 15,685 persons at June 30, 1933, compared with 15,435 In 1932; the De- partment of Public Instruction, 5104 (5136 in 1932); the Home Secretary's Department, 2498 (2515); the Treasury (including the Bureau of Central Sugar Mills), 1804 (1751...
WARNING TO MOTORISTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 30 August 1933
WARNING TO MOTORISTS. The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland has received advice that the railway track across the main road in Beenleigh is being repaired, necessitating the closure of the direct road through. Traffic for the next few days will have to cross the line nearer the railway station. Motorists should slow down when entering Been- leigh.