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A TRUE SNAKE YARN. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
A TRUES SNAKE YARN. The unenviable experience of Mr. John Qualey, the watchhouse keeper at Roma (Q.), Is vended in a recent number of the Queensland Police Jour- nal: A prisoner was brought to the watchhouse, and whilst, the Vatqh house' keeper was entering up the charge, the arresting constable com- menced' to search the prisoner and place his property on the table. Dur- ing the. process a tobacco tin fell open, and out fell a visitor on the charge ' book-it was a reptile, about 8 or 9 inches long-a death adder! What happened next is a blank, but later the visitor was got under control and eventually had the death sentence passed on It. This is a true snake yarn, and t"lie adder, which has been preserved, Is sufficient evidence of proof.
CONCRETE MILE POSTS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
CONCRETE MILE POSTS .All mile posts and whistle posts for the Now york Central Railroad are rtow made of white portland cement concrete (according to "Concrete.") These new posts replace the old cut stone and wooden mile posts and the old wooden whistle posts. Cut stone hiile posts used on the main line were durable, but quickly turned grey and were becoming expensive. On branch lines, the mile posts were usually, of wood bolted to two pieccB of old rail embedded in the ground. Whistle posts were of wood, about Oin. in di- ameter, turned from a log, about 9ft. long with the lower 3ft. embedded in the ground, left unturned. The replacement of both the stone and wooden mile posts and ( whistle posts by white concrete has moant a large initial saving In cost. The new typcSwliistle posts cost to manufacture last year, approximately 4.50 dollars, including labor, materials and forms. Tho cut stone milo posts cost about twice as much, while the wooden posts cost about una dollar apiece mo...
WEAR AND TEAR ON THE FLOOR MAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
WEAR AND TEAR ON THE, FLOOR MAT. Where the floor of the front °cbm uirtmcnt of the car Is covered either with, carpeting or rubber matting, it usually happens that the patch ' just where the heel of the driver's foot rests ,vhen operating the accelerator becomes badly worn¡ and In' course of time chafes right through 'the covering. In order to prevent'- thifj it iis of course necessary to place some other covering on which the heel of the foot may., rest, but it is also ' important that such covering should be firmly attached so that it does not pucker up under the ¡driver's foot. An easy method 'of deal- ing with the matter' is to stitch or at- tach by patent fasteners a small square of soft leather, sufficiently .wide to ex- tend a few inche.* on cither side or the positions where the heels normally' rest when working either the accelerator or the clutch pedal.
HINTS ON WASHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
HINTS ON WASHING. Instead of squirting a stream of water from the nozzle of the hose di- rectly against the varnished.surface 'of the car, it is ..much better to hold a sponge against the nozzle, 'and'«allow water to dribble through it on to the varnished surface. This method will prevent the rushing water combined with the dust from acting as an" ab- rasive, and destroying the finish. ' When drying the car and polishing with the chamois, bo sure to move the ¡hamois along the surface iii straight parallel lines. It is bad practice to scruh the varnish with a circular mo- tion, as this procedure is bound lo re- sult in myriads of circular scratches that catch the light and spoil the ap- pearance of the car.
USEFUL HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
USEFUL HINTS. To make a spring washer serve mon effectually as a means of locking up its ' nut, the upward «nd downward project big edges of the split ends should bi sharpened by rubbing the end face« 01 an emery stick, oilstone, or piece of car borundum. If this be done, the shan edges tend to dig into the nut, and the metal below when the nut tends to un- screw. ! A frequent cause of trouble is care- less handling of the car when pulling up at the kerb. The wall of -the tyre may be scraped badly, while a -severe bump may put the, wheels ouj. of align- ment. If owners paid greater attention to the efficient lubrication, of their 'engines, there would not only, bo fewer repair bills, but engines in general would have a much longer life. With so many motor oils on the market, drivers should make a point of choosing an oil of repute, which is known adequately to fulfil the necessary stringent duties, and possess the necessary qualities which are only to bo found in "motor oils special...
RADIO NEWS TIVOLI PROGRAMME[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
RADÍO NEWS TIVOLI PROGRAMME Toi the first time next Vi idaj night (Octohei 1)) the \\ hole pel foi manco of lu Tivoli Ihcitic vwll be bioadcast Lhe jioiri miine is a pii licul nl\ rood mc md will include TIiss Nellie Wil- lie*, the gnat 1 nglish comedienne the rioulcastinsr station is 2rc It s of intciest to not.e that theatiical ninigcis have learned h\ expel lenco Ihil the hi o ide islmg of thou shous ininti* people to the lli^atic \\ hen Ino ideastiiitj filial carne into \ogue I A\as feni eel tliut tile conti ai j would be the c i--c but m t as newspipci pioj i letoi t> ln\o discov ci ed that the hioadcastinir of infoimation legaidlnß ipoi t and items of gencial ncv\s stnnu 1 iles the «ile uf new ipapei s so amiiuO lient piomoteis now know that the publlcilv riv cn In i adío causes listen "i- to destio i closci aca nain lance i\ lth the items which Ihcj have enjoved by i idlo
THE ELIJAH Broadcast for November 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
THE ELIJAH Broadcast for November 1. An important broadcasting event of the near future is the broadcasting of Mendelssohn's dramatic oratorio "Tho MU j« li" which will be performed in private especially for broadcasting by the Welsh Choral Society on the even- ing ol'tMonday, November 1. Station 2BL Sydney will place "The Klljah" on the air and it is of interest Lo note that this is the first occasion upon which such an important work lias been performed in Australia wlth 3iil an audience for broadcasting only. The conductor of the choir is Mr. E. l-l. Iones, and the soloists will be Misses ¡Millie Hughes, Heather Kinnaird, Mes- srs. Robert Harper and Raymond Beattie.
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
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CYLINDER HEAD GASKET [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
CYLINDER HEAD GASKET Pay particular attention to the state of the cylinder head gasket. If the old one is In a fit state to be replaced, dry, and spread it liberally with gold size. When tightening up' the cylindei clean It thoroughly with 'petrol, lot it Head holts, be careful' to pull them down, e,vcnly;'do ïiot finish one by one but tighten each one up a( little at a t4me. Before replacing« the sparking plug«, take them' carefully to pieces remove all carhpn, and clean them with a rag damped m petrol." Do not soak them- iii petrol, -as nearly 2veryone does, because if your plugs are oily, and are ot the type that have mica'insulated electrodes, there'Is ne surer way of carrying! oil between the layers of the mica than by a careless petrol wash. This represents nearly a day's work, but it will save you money, and satis- faction w11 lbe found in the certain ledge that the job has heen done thoroughly.
MOTORS AND MOTORING STORED CARS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
MOTORS AND MOTORING STORED CARS Wheels should he jacked up and air released from tyres of oil cars in stor- age \oV any considerable length of tlme.( If a car is in ¿forage for two months or more, the weight should he talton" from tyres and the air released in order that the life of the rubber may not he impaired. When tyres arc fully inflated and stored-for long periods of time, the rubber is distended, and tends to lost its elasticity if not In uno. The process is the same' as that which causes a'rubber band to lose its elas- ticity when stretcihed around a pack- age of paper, while a hand" that Is not stretched will remain in comparatively good condition'for a considerable length of time. ' - ' The greatest harm to an inflated tyro on a car in storage will occur \vliere the tyre rests on the floor if the wheels have not yet been jacked up. This is because the tyre at that part is -stretched and flattened more than any other place, and the disintegrating process occurs, more rapid...
CHILD WELFARE. "Bread Before Red Tape." Sydney, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
CHÍLD WELFARE. "Bread Before Red Tape." Sydney, Thursday. Mr. T. Mutch (Minister for Educa- tion) in a statement in loply to com- ments made by the auditor-general in his report bearing upon the "accounts of the Child Welfare Department, de- clared" that lhere was no justification whatever for the comments. There was no department moro efficiently idminlstercd than this.' Mr. A. Brunt nell, the former miniáter, svould sup- port this view. The Auditor General's officers had made , incorrect-" damag- ing and extravagent comments about the branches of the department into which they never set foot. Ile could only come to the conclusion that the Auditor General's officers had set themsels'ca to condemn and slander of- ficers of this department, which Mr. Mulch would not tolerate. Mr. Mutch said that the Auditor General had made adverse comment respecting certain departures made in the method of rendering relief. Mr. Mutch added that ho personally fav- oured the speediest methods of pro- ...
QUEANBEYAN BAND [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
QUEANBEYAN BAND The Queanbeyan Municipal Band ss'as very much in evidence at the re- cent Hospital Sports and Procession, their music being much appreciated by the crowds, who witnessed the func- tion. It -also assisted by playing se- lections _at the Hospital /Cup foot- ball match. At the monthly meeting of the Hospital'Committee, on Thurs- day last, a vote of thanks was unan- imously accorded them for their val- ued services!
THEFT OF £15. AT HOSPITAL CARNIVAL [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
THEFT OF £15. AT HOSPITAL CARNIVAL A charge of larceny alleged lu have been committed during the Queanbeyan Hospital Carnival Procession on Eight Hours Day, was heard In the District Court, Queanbeyan, on Monday last, before Mr.'C. G. Carr-Boyd, P.M. Hil- ton John Biggs (21) was charged with stealing £15 from'.."Vincent Moran, of Queanbeyan, on October 4. The de- fendant pleaded not guilty, but con- sented to summary jurisdiction. Ser- geant Clark btated that Biggs was rid- ing behind Moran on the date-in ques tlontion. Moran complained to htm of losing lils wallet 'containing .£15, and also stated his suspicions regarding defendant, Bigg3. Interviewed, de- fendant denied having the money, but on being searohed he was found to be possessed . of £14/13/-. Defendant then stated that he had picked up the svallot' containing the money on the Shosv Ground, - Afterwards he said- "if ho liad left the wallet where ho had planted it" there would have been no case against him. 1 - * ' Vincent...
OPERA BY RADIO Oar Miss Gibbs ON CUP NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
OPERA BY RADIO Oar Miss Gibbs ON CUP NIGHT The Opcin, Oin Miss Gibbs, which >\as so populii in Sydney IT y cal s ago, s to be bioadcast on Melbourne Cup lifehl b\ the h Mine v stn lion 2TC The jpoia \.ill be pel toi mid bv the Bank is' Opcialie Society al Hie Consol ,at')uu"i 11.11 and the -whole or it will ii giMii bj lad io foi the cnleitain nient of listones It has not been the piactice m the pa't loi bloadc.isting ilatii/iis to ,;i\c tlio whole of a pi ey 1o one e\ening, p.u tl\ because listonéis .l.iAc 'ho\ n a pi el ci euee toi a change j[ pior-iarnmc and partly (it n mulei jtnud) beeause of leluetance on the iiait of the holde,1 , ol the copyi ifthls to lelease a ^ hole play at one poifoim mee
CHALLENGE FROM YASS TO PLAY CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
CHALLENGE FROM YASS TO PLAY CANBERRA Yass cricket enthusiasts are anxious to meet a representative Canbt -ra team during the current season to de- termine the relative stiengths of tho two districts at bat, ball, and field. One of the Yass journals exprc sea the hopc3 on behalf of Yass crickctcis that they will " have some cricket matches, Yass v. Canberra, this sea .on "They have good teams at the Federal Capital City," Yass Tribune states, "and hi the run of thlng3 they will get better and better, as officials fiom Melbourne and Sydnej', many of ti em first grade cricketers, no doubt, aro beginning to move to the Capital, and the first eleven there will be a stiong one. But Ya3s has a g-xid team a'so, and we have no fear of the town lu nj disgraced in the contests. In fact, a Yass District Association team, If i ro pcrly selected, would be abie to lnld its own unywhonc." This, of cou bo, .remains to he seen.'
MELBOURNE GAMES. Opening of the Season. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
MELBOURNE GAMES. Opening of the Season. . The opening of the season m M 'I bourne was unusually quiet, its 1 n portoncc being- overshadowed bj' (ho foot ball fipal. The;rflrst day of the reason was sill lmor'o inauspicious as there was no plaj' whatever in f&lt; ur matches. .An unusually wet and c Id week had loft the grounds sodden, rnd though by midday lon' Saturday the weather had changed to warm si n "hlns, rn.l t'ic ¡"i-f w?.r, C-y'.:-.~ r."P dly, l'-e r .»?* t'T* fr-"-.in '"-r-n ]i,id ooen unable,,to* prepare-,w.ieketn d ir ng the week prevented play c;:Ji>pl at St. Kilda and North Melbourne, whore spnditions greatly -favoured the bowl- ers; In fact, at St, Kilda the gnss was. .fully two inches high all over the Ditch, which had to be rolled and mark- ed ou Rafter the-'captains had agreed that pin y jwas "'possible there. It had) been 'announced that the ptc mieíshíp pennant"-wqn last season hy St. Klldav would ''be' "unfurled dur'.n? the afternoon at the St. Kilda ...
HELPFUL SOLDERING PASTE [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 14 October 1926
HELPFUL SOLDERING PASTE Oni of the piobons which licstt tin in w chum in soldo in is tilt i li c tton of put] o Mux loi tust tuet lu mu 1 nov (hil tcstn is "oo 1 lit mik in,, i li et i te U lonnntions w1h.il two pu ces ol coppoi will m to b ol tilled to-,clho but it he ittinps lo soldi i non piping with tin uni llnx lu miots with but little success the tollowm, piste whit h clin i isih bo pic pu k1 is lccommi ntlid is i fjood ill lound flux which v til be found suit tble loi most puipoies 1 ike i sm ill pkee of soldo und bv munt ot i lile itdiiet it to sm ill Ji!in"s lins ? mount ot holdot is lonsidciid is- t qui iii nt (o KIO puts liv wctfjit lo tins thci iltl 10 io toit of dtv povdo ol /ne chlondi md u pci ci iii bj wo "lit ii o ot powtloi 1 su'l lu't of eoi]ti I Ins 11 tun is inoisitni 1 willi \ ito mil mi vCd until it li in the ion s l i i v ot i tin p ist ml the n tliout > i t cent ol v istlm is md ti in oíd i to | tsciv (ne p isti like foi m o tin in tun