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HONORS TO CANBERRA MR. F. PRIDDLE, M.B.E. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
HONORS TO CANBERRA MR. F. PRIDDLE, M.B.E. Mr. Francis Priddle, the subject of this short sketch, is a Victorian, having been born and educated at Queenscliff. His outstanding achievement is the supervision of the construction of Par liament House, and, as this edifice is a monument to the creative and construc tive skill of those who designed and built it, so the universal esteem of the workmen that he won is a testimony to his gift for extracting", not only the best work from his workmen, but at the same time exciting feelings of re spect for all who came in contact with him. Less in magnitude, but of great social import was the erection of the Causeway Hall and it is certain that Mr. Priddles name will always be as sociated with that project, and for the part he played in this pioneer com munity work. One of Mr. Priddie's very earliest activities was the design and construc tion, in conjunction with his father, of the powerful defence forts at the en trance of Port Phillip. These ...
CAMP NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
CAMP NOTES. j (By Gleaner.) jj Among the distingushed visitor« to f Canberra for the official opening was 1 Erle Cox, author of "Out of the I Silence," universally admitted to *io Jj the best book of the year. 1 Why do babies enjoy riding in the J Commission buses? '1 Because they are full of rattles. 1 People who throw boiling water % over trespassing dogs should be al- 1 tended to by the S.P.CA. 1 The school teacher who is continua liv J making sneering remarks about "camp" J children may be ignorant of the fact I that he is teaching snobbishness. Per- § haps if he visited some of the "camp- I ers," and discovered university gradu- I ates, and men of learned profes- | sions, who have duly qualified, and 1 then boen forced by health reasons f to forsake their callings for spade- I work, he might be induced to revise J his opinions regarding campers. 1 Which person is entitled to the most j consideration from the Commission, rn the man who pays 8d. an acre and jj allows his lease to...
LIBRARY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
LIBRARY NOTES. j - Î The Library Committee, contemplate § taking- drastic steps against certain 1 subscribers who selfishly practice the I ia l of "book-keeping." | As usual, the Committee of tho | Library bas been busy purchasing | more new books, and last month 150 | volumes of choice reading matter | were added to the stock. Another | are on their way, and within a day | or two of receipt of them they will be § available to subscribers. J 'rho Committee loses no time in hav- | ing new volumes numbered, catalogued | and made available,to subscribers. I Additional shelves were erected re- | con fly, and now the Committee's ob- I joet is-to fill these shelves as soon j as possible. I A start has been made,, at the sug- I gestion of Mr. Raikcs (Northbourne I delegate), to place all volumes in al- I phabetical order of authors, and it j won lu be a ppreciated if subscribers, 1 when choosing books, would observo 1 this arrangement and return books not 1 chosen to their proper place. Th...
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
?? i ' q nil BOWLS. (/»'.(/ "./(If/,-") I Thc approach of 1 hi* cold weather iJinl the thinning out of thc competi tors for th«' club trophies have caused a marked decrease in the attendances at the green during the past month. The functions in connection with th ; visit ol' the Duke and Duchess of York also attracted players elsewhere, lt was considered that a good many bowl ers from various paris of Australia would be in Canberra for thc cere monies, and in order to provide for their entertainment during spare moments, th" local club advised all ;he Bowling Associations in Australia that the club would be glad to make ar rangements for games to be nlayed ai convenient t mes. The number of visi tors was disappointed, but about a do/.en visiting plavers attend the green, and had .sonic mont enjoyable games. On May lt. the local club sent a team of 3 r'nks to Goulburn to com pete against the Goulburn clu^ for the Cumberland Cup--a valuable trophy presented bv Mr. F. J. Doherty, vice ...
OUR LETTER BAG CANBERRA CITY BAND. (The Editor "Community News") [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
if *~ - '-° OUR LETTER BAG lllllllllllll CANBERRA CITY BAND. (The Editor "Community News") Sir,-I read with interest your brief resume of the operations of the Can berra City Band, for winch I thanlc you. In your concluding- remarks you stated that visitors to Canberra would have an opportunity of hearing this band on Sunday, May 8, at Hotel Can berra, and I crave space to inform the general public why this performance was not given. On that date, after much incon venience owing to shortage of trans port facilities, a full muster of bands men was in attendance at the time stated, but owing to certain circum stances that arose, to which the band took the strongest exception, members had no alternative but to cancel the afternoon's programme. This incident, coupled with the lack of support given by the public generally, has been the means of causing a notice of motion to be given that the affairs of the band would bc wound up. This motion will be dealt with at the bi-annual meeting of...
STUDY IN INCENTIVE Chapter 1. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
STUDY IN INCENTIVE Chapter 1. "That's a good idea of yours," said the foreman to the mechanic. "It seems good to me," said the .superintendent to the foreman. "An excellent suggestion," said the manager to the superintendent. "An Al proposition," said the manag ing director to the general manager. Chapter 2. "This cheque is an expression of our appreciation," said the managing direc tor to the general manager. "1. am increasing your salary," said the general manager to the superinten dent. "Next month I ought to be able to do something for you," said the superin tendent to the foreman. "That was a good idea," said the foreman to the mechanic. We suppose that in the ordinary way there are only two chapters to this story, but everyone at Canberra would naturally look for a third, which would bring the narrative more into accord ance with their experience. Chapter 3. "I shall have to pass the whole of it on to the superintendent," said the general manager; "the idea was his." "Ali this...
CANBERRA MOTHERCRAFT SOCIETY FIRST HEALTH CENTRE NOW OPEN AT EASTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
PUBLIC RECEPTION AT ..^AgH^^ill_.^2»».»»»»»_-. CANBERRA MOTHER CRAFT SOCIETY - FIRST HEALTH CENTRE NOW OPEN AT EASTLAKE. Thc Canberra MothercraTt Society, after the past month's strenuous work have now realised their first objective, i.e.-the establishment of a baby clinic in a central position at Canberra. The clinic is housed in commodious pre mises at Eastlake, near J. R. Young's corner. Sister Whiting, who was thc successful applicant for the position of Sister-in -Charge at the Healt h Centre, has now taken up duty, and may be consulted by mothers with their babies between the hours of 2 and 4.30 p.m. on weekdays, and from to 12 noon on Saturdays. During the mornings Sister Whiting's time will be fully occupied making visits to mothers in their homes. The council of the society has recently de cided to celebrate this important land mark in the history of women's and infants' welfare in Canberra by having an official opening of the premises at Eastlake at an early date, at which...
PAVILIONS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
I PAVILIONS | In the Savage«' pavilion 1 A "grammy" has gone west, f And Her y i's saw, it sings no moro, I And tiic occupants can rest. I The morgue was silent for a moon, I No gamble-ing they say, I Lt's fair game suffered no reproach § Thc teachers were away. § Right into the Incubator, Jj Goes every Melbourne batch, 1 From out the Parliamentary staff, M Good Canberraites must hatch. 1 Tlie maids have a house of their own, 1 Good girls who never stay out» I And always on duty at quarter to ? seven, j (When Mrs. Kenwood's about). Miss Sutor in the 'Enncry, j 'Er mind is all 'er own, ÍT Tonka, she and thc 'Ouse Com mittee The rest will never be known. J Jut feat lier s fly in the 'Enncry, When in revengeful wrath. Sheila murders Grand Opera, Because Tonka sinys in Hie bath. And Mary of tennis fame, She lives at "Dead Marines," And Doris, who owns little Peter Both reign in the world of Queens. Now over there at Sleepy PTollow, A curfew rings at ten, And silently, on tip-toes flit, ...
CANBERRA RACING CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
CANBERRA RACING CLUB I Thc Canberra, Racing1 Club should I have no cause for regret, as a result ? of operations sinco thc club's inception I in December last. I Altogether three meetings have been S held, and although bad weather prc- ? vailed at the last one, the success of I the ventures as a whole has been cn- 8 ti rel y satisfactory. I Thc amount of stakes paid this year fl ir, IC 111, and approximately £300 has fl been expended on improvements to 9 the course. fl That the club has been conducted fl cn strict, lines, is plainly indicated by fl the support received from the racing fl public, also by the owners, who have fl nominated freely at each meeting; thc fl first one 61 nominations being received, fl the second 72 and, at thc third., they fl exceeded 100. fl Owing to th" unsuitability of the fl course for winter racing, the commit- fl tee, rather than take the risk of acci- fl dents happening in the heavy going, fl have decided that no meetings will fl take place until the...
SOCCER FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
SOCCER FOOTBALL. Considering the enthusiasm shown by all devotees of the round bail game last season in Canberra, when no less than six teams played in regular com petition matches, it is somewhat strange to record that certain apathy .exists in quarters least expected. It is incumbent upon the executive of thc association to get busy straight away. Requests have already been re ceived from city teams to play matches at Canberra, the most recent our; being from the Canterbury District Club, Thc local season was opened on Saturday, May 28, when Molonglo an i Canberra tried conclusions at the Acton Sports Ground. Most of the Canberra men were playing together for thc first time, hut notwithstanding put up a sur prisingly good showing against the Molonglo men. The Molonglo forwards showed good condition, and wore quickly two goals up. Then Canbsrra men showed improved form in the second half, and it will not be long before the team plays well together. Their new goalkeeper, Gibbons, ha...
FOOTBALL AUSTRALIAN RULES. ("Where AUSTRALIA'S RULED.") [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
FOOTBALL î: I WW WW AUSTRALIAN RULES. ("Where AUSTRALIA'S RULED.") Although only two sets of matches of the 1927 competition have been play ed, sufficient evidence is forthcoming, in the attendances, in the registration lists, in «the establishment of junior teams, and in the club reports, of the conversion of many who had pre viously followed and played other codes, to justify a wild guess that the Australian game has caught the popu lar taste. The League, too, is evidently a stronger organisation than in previous seasons, and as its activities are pro voking interest by the powerful Vic torian League and the Australasian Council itself, there is-note the cau tiousness of the statement--some jus tification for assuming that Canberra is already on the way to becoming the stronghold of the game, which it must assuredly become before the present season closes., since the transfer from Melbourne will bring, dur*ng the final rounds, a unanimously enthusiastic body of supporters, whose m...
THE REAL ST. GEORGE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
THE BEAL ST. GEORGE. (By "Gleaner.") Seeing- that we are having" Royalty in our midst shortly,, it seems an appro priate time to say something" about the Patron Saint of England, who he really was and how he became canonized, etc. George, he wasn't a saint then, was one of those soldiers of fortune who drifted round the world in the good old days of two or three thousand years ago offering the- use af their swords and spears in the service of any kins or lesser chief who was willing- to pay. He had first seen the light of day on the shores of the Baltic, I believe. The family Artichokes-I mean Archives (George was an ancestor of mine, you know) state this positively that ho always spoke of a girl as a lass, and a talkative woman as a wind-lass, and this 1/M'm has been known to be perpetuated among seafaring folk who hail from the Baltic, to this day; so there you have it. Well, as I was saying, George was one of that crew of varangers later tho term was altered to vagabonds or vagra...
"AN ODE TO THE SECRETARY" [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
"AN ODE TO THE SECRETARY" A harassed secretary of a local Social Service Branch contributes the following- ode to his comrades in ad versity: If the Secretary writes a letter-it is too long. If he sends a postal-it's too short. If he sends a notice-he is lazy. If the attendance at a committee meeting' of members is slim-he should have called them up. If he does call them up-he is a pest. . If he dims thc members for annual subs.--he is put off. If he fails to collect the subs. he is slipping. -.^ If the meeting is a big success-the officers are praised. If it is not a süeces-the Secretary is blamed. If he asks for advice-he is incom petent, and if he does not-he is bull headed. If he writes his minutes complete they are too long, and if he condenses them-they are incomplete. If he talks on the subject-he is trying to run things, and if he re mains quiet-he has lost interest in the Association. Ashes to ashes, Dust to dust, If the others won't do it Tile Secretary Must.
CANBERRA TENNIS ASSOCIATION HANDICAP TOURNAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
CANBERRA TENNIS ASSOCIATION -&lt;*, HANDICAP TOURNAMENT Widespread interest was taken in this tournament, approximately 100 en t 'ics being received from the various clubs in the Territory, and during il'c King's birthday week-end, when «¡.o events Were played off, onlookers vatched an excellent display of tennis. - '. he following are the results to date: A GRADE MEN'S SINGLES The winner of this event, Mr. Reston Tish, played excellent tennis through &lt; îi thc tournament, and his win was v ocrvedly popular. O GRADE MEN'S SINGLES This event was won by Mr. Bill fl wse. He won the first round, 9-4; * : necond round, 9-3; semi-fiani, 9-2; rivi the grand final, 9-7, his opponents » :ng, in order given, Messrs. Orr, \ / cks and Greville. His play was sus 1 ned and accurate throughout, and . carefully watched and tutored by le senior players, should go far in l j world of tennis. MEN'S DOUBLES '"his event was won after a hard ? \vhl contest by Messrs. Murden and î in, wh...
"COMRADES IN ARMS" [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
I "COMRADES IN ARMS" ÍPoil laps the most popular picture that was staged during" tho splendid pageantry that marked the opening ot* Parliament wa.s the processioning ol: ,m the Marshall contingent of citizens past the Duke and Duchess of York on thc Tuesday. 1 Canberra is now no less famous as j Hie capital city than as the birthplace ;j of "Thc Twin.-;," and it will long be rc j membered how thc Duke and the \ Duchess smiled on them; though we "\ /'ear that these winsome twins will Inow find their perambulator some sizes too small. lt was a great sight to see Pa marshalling h's family forces and bealing bis precious burden of infan tile innocence past the post-or should wo say the Royal Party, his (wins crowing their hardest-winners ail thc way, and himself thc hero of a glorious day. We, however, having an inherited sense of fairplay, said in our editorial mind-"Now Ma shall have her meed of honor also"--for we recognised that most twins owe quite u lot to their mother, and we cla...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1927
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