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Weights Show Few Ton Class Horses In Cups [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Weights Show Few Top Class Horses In Cups (By Alan Clarkson) SYDNEY, Sunday. — Weights issued for the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Met ropolitan Handicap tonight show an agree ment by A.J.C. and V.R.C. handicappers that there are very few top class horses racing this year. Any horse that has shown compara tively good form has been well handicapped. Weights for the Melbourne and Cauiiieid Cups in Melbourne and the Epsom and Metropoli tan' Handicaps were declared to day. Australia's outstanding race horse, Comic Court,- has been top weighted for the four races. He has 9.10 in the Epsoni; 9.7 in the Metropolitan, 9.6 in the ?Caulfield and . 9.5 in- ; the Mel-, bourne Cup. The poor, ratings given, the' four rising four-year-olds and the three-year olds suggest that the handicappers think they are so much below average. Top rating for a rising three year-old has been given to, dual Sires' Produce Stakes winners True Course which is lib. better than weight for age. . Last year's ' Mel...
Corrimal Bowls Title Won By McMillen [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Corrimal Bowls Title Won By iciiSIen The coveted Corrimal Bowling Club singles title was carried off yesterday by A. McMille'n who, after one of the finest games seen on the coast, defeated J. K. Brown by only one shot, the score being 31-30. The greens were rather on the heavy side, and in the early stages Brown was'not in touch. McMillen, who adapted himself more readily to the conditions, went to a 20 to 10 lead; However, Brown played mag nificent bowls to make up the leeway at the 30th end, making the scores 24-all. . McMillen then got two ones and two twos to lead 30-24, and many of the spectators thought the game was nearly at its close. Brown seemingly relished playirig from behind, arid scored, a two, a orie and a three to bring the scores ito 30-all. On the last end Brown was lying the shot, but McMillen, playirig what bowlers describe as the 'absolute shot', took the vital point to win the game 31-30. The game, which was inten sively exciting, and interesting throughout, w...
BASKETBALL LEADERS DEFEATED [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
BASKETBALL LEADERS DEFEATED West Wollongong, leaders of the basketball competition, were surprisingly . defeated by John Vicars on Saturday. In keenly fought game the leaders went down 14-12. In all other games, victories were by large margins. Results: A Grade: John Vicars 14 beat West Wollongong 12; Council 24 beat Coniston 4; Isaacs. 29 beat Thirroul 12; Gwynneville 16 beat Kembla Heights . 9; Southern Cross Gold, bye. B Grade: Casben 35 beat Thir roul 1; .Stella Maris 6 beat com petition leaders Star of Sea 2; Wollongong 13 beat Southern Cross Red 9; M.M. forfeited to Warrawong; Bulli Blues, bye. C Grade: Wollongong Wara tahs 20 beat Kembla Heights 6; Stella Maris I 39 beat Rosemont 1; Stella Maris II 20 beat Bulli Blues 7.
Four Cycles Punctured In Road Race [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Four Cycles Punctured In Road Race In the senior 60-mile road race conducted by the llla warra Amateur Cycling Club at Unanderra on Saturday, four of the seven starters punctured. One other rider failed to unisn. The event was won 'by the promising South Coast rider, Jack Dalzell, who led the field throughout. He also attained the fastest time. In the junior 25-mlle race again seven starters went to the line and all finished. The - race was won by D. Browri, who- secured fastest tirrie of 1 hour 15 minutes 7 seconds. Results: — 60-mile senior: J. Dalzell 1, H. putterfteld 2. J. Dalzell fast est time, 2 hours 39 irilnutes. (Only two riders to finish.) Junior 25-mile: D. Brown 1, R. Dalzell - 2, G. Cady 3. D. Brown fastest time, 1 hour 15 minutes 7 seconds.
Dapto's Win Causes League Upset [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Ilaplo's Win Causes league Upset ,, Causing the biggest upsets of the 1950 Rugby League competition, Dapto easily defeated Thirroul 18-5 at Thirroul yesterday. Thirroul led 5-3 at half time, but before the game concluded their winger, Ted Toole, and full back, Vic Soper, had been carried off the field. .] Thirroul was playing good foot ball . in the early 'stages of the game. Their backs were throjv- - ing the ball around well bjit the . Dapto pack were doing equally as well. ' | A' penalty to Thirroul taken , by | Bruce Smith opened the score. It was a,' good kick.' ? , Dapto surprised with the man ner ;in ; which their backs . were handling.. In a movement in' which'five or six of the southern] players hapdled, O'Neill, backing , up well' : went ' on to. score wide I but; . Mann missed the goal and ,Da.p£o led 3-2.; ; . | Thiroui were quickly back into the'attack. Dave Cookej the hew centre from Oberon, passed to Toole, the winger. Cooke,' back ing up, took a neat reverse pass and...
The Tides [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
The Tides Following are the times for high arid' low water in this ' dis trict. today: .High- water 9.58 a.m. . height 3 f eet! 10 Inches; 9.58, pirii.,- -height- 5 feet 8 inches.; Low water, 4.01 a.m., height - 4 inches; 3.28 . p.m.; ; height 1 foot 3- inched.- ? siiHriae: 6.57 . a.m;; Sunset: 5.05 p.m. ,
Fairy's Relight Looks Best Bet At W'gong Dogs Tonight [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Fairy's Relight Looks Best Bel At W'gong Dogs Tonight | The consistent galloper, Fairy's Relight, is given as the best bet of the night at the Wollon gong greyhound meeting tonight Fairy's Relight is engaged in the principal event, the W.G.R.Cf Stake. Fairy's Relight is one of the . most consistent greyhounds in training. She won her last . two starts at Wollongong aad ' at -. Dapto .on' Friday night figured in a disputed decision with Master i Dougall. ' ? ? : ' . | Although tonight's field is a I. good one. ' with dogs like Mr. j Andilong, .No' Relief, Robert Kin- j kara, aad Miss N.bpnie; engaged ? - ?he is' selected to win. | Gladestorie ..Dream is given as the second -leg' of the night's ; double. ? This smart gallpp.er. h.£^s been racing in open' company 'recently and should appreciate. the drop in class. Last week she finished fifth in the W.G.R.C. Stake which was won by Mr. Andilong'. The fii\al race on the card is very open. ^ Neat Brandy, Ron Cur ran or Lady B.ajjfort .cou...
Wollongong Repat. Committee Praised By Deputy Commissioner [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Wollongong Repat. Committee Praised By Deputy Commissioner The New South Wales Deputy Commis sioner for Repatriation (Mr. R. Car swell) was the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Wollongong and District Repatriation Committee on Friday night. He commended the Wollongong committed for its ' splendid co-operation in serving the returned soldiers' interests' Other prominent guests at the committee's meeting,' which was chaired by the president (Aid. J. J. Kelly) were Mr. W. Davies, M.H.R., Mr. L. B. Kelly, M.L.A., and Mr. R. F. X. Connor', M.L..A. Outlining the. task of the Re patriation Commission ,Mr. Cars well cited statistics showing the magnitude of its operations. He said in New South Wales alone, £2,500,000 had been loaned to ex servicemen who had entered in to business. 'Of this amount, £1,750,000 has already been repaid,' said Mr. Carswell, 'and the balance does not represent bad debts. A feW have fallen by the wayside and where we felt the fellow would never have a 'c...
Wollongong Has Third Union Win In Row [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Wollongong Has TSiifd Union Win In Row By defeating Parramatta 6-3 at the Wollongong Showground on Saturday after noon, the Wollongong Rugby Union team won its third consecutive match of the season. In a rough, f ast game Wollongong deserved their win. Parramatta fielded a strong side but soon after .the .com mencement Wollongong went in Jo the attack. After about 20 minutes' play McAIary passed to Todd, who gained ground before sending to pullen. Gullen by-passed his opponent before transferring to centre Alan Cripps on the Parra matta 25. Cripps went hard, sidestepped the opposing winger arid barged his way past the visiting full back to score wide out. Paddy Dorahy's kick went astray. Wollongong's forwards imnxed iately endeavoured to close up the game and for many minutes play centred between the two 25s. The game was being mjgrr.ftd by the continual blowing of the referee's whistle, which caused scrum after scrum to go downr Parramatta w^is winning these, and oh occasions' thei...
Churchill Appeals For New Attempt To Talk To Russia [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Churchill Appeals For New Attempt To Tali To Russia LONDON, Sunday (A.A.P.).— Mr. Win ston Churchill last night called for a lop-level bid to approach the Soviet Union. He added 'I don't give up hope of a supreme effort to bridge the gulf between the two worlds, if not with friendship , at least without the hatreds and manoeuvres of the cold war.' Addressing a Conservative rally at Plymouth, Mr. Churchill said he did not think what was happening in Korea . made,, the danger of a third world war greater,-, because; the danger was already grave. 'At least three -precious years of the United Nations 'have tofeen wasted in floating along from day to day, hoping, in spite of ceaseless- disappoint ments 'and warnings, that all would come out .right if we hoped for the. . best r- and left .- things take bheir course. ''The United States is bearing with , courage and resolution iri a noble way the burden of the clash, which is, in all essen tials, a renewal of, our fight for .human .freedom...
4 Footballers Injured [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
4 Footballers Injured Yesterday was a bad .day for footballers. At Thirroul Vic Soper and Ted Toole .ware injured. Both had to leave the field. At Figtree Western Sub urbs forward .Rodgers played the sec.ond half in a daze. He was .later taken to a doctor's surgery. At the Showground Jarvis was' carried off. After fifteen minutes he was able to con tinue: ^e was suffering con cussion.
TEENAGERS' CONCERT FOR FLOOD APPEAL [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
'TEENAGERS' CONCERT FOR FLOOD APPE AL The Wollongong Flood Relief Appeal will benefit to the extent of £14 as the result of a 'teen ager concert held in the Methodist Hall on Saturday night. ? i Tlie concert; which waS or ganised and compered by Mrs. F. Lahcv. of WollbheonE. starred many of the. young people- who were successful in the recent Eisteddfod. Of particular note; were the two 'family groups, Joan and Gwyri Evans and James, arid Nola Powell. The concert opened with Joan Evans playirig the Ba.ch ..Pre lude and Fugue. Well, known soprano Reno Williams ? sang wnen ijove is jvma ana .my Heart and I.' Although young, j'ames Powell showed he was mature as far as the keyboard was coric'erned in his rendition of the Chopin Waltz. ,'. Also showing great promise for one so young, Gloria Oliver, a^ | soprano, delighted the audience j with her singing of 'The Thrush' and 'There is a Green Hill.' . ' For several years, now, the'} two-sister team of Gwyneth and Joan Evans has played suc...
Rovers In Semi-Final of Women's Hockey [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Rovers In Semi Final of Women's Hockey t/ By easily defeating Port Kembla at Unanderra on Sat urday, Rpy.e.rs are assured of a 'place in the semi-finals of the womens hockey competition. The :str,ugglipg Rort Kembla team were expected to put up a better shpwing than they did. Rovers won the match by five goals to one. Port, who were, before this vital match, trailing Rovers by t\v,o ..points, now lag four points in tlie .rear and are in a seem ingly h.opeless position. Outstanding ' player for Rovers was P. Quinn, who scored three goals. Her -fast funs .kept spectators on their ?toes, and she was outstanding in po.th attack and defence. Figtrejs was not troubled to defea.t .Unanderra at Dapto. The fip.ai score was 5-1 in favour of -- the competition leaders. Dapto put up a good showing against Wollongong and defeat ed t'he city side by two goals to nil. Goal scorers for Dapto were E. Dimond ? and B. Clarke, a player who is steadily improv ing and has shown '(brilliant form -in recen...
MEN'S HOCKEY DRAWS WITH RANDWICK [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
? MEN'S H0CPY DRAWS 4 WITH RANDWICK ,,:The illawarra men's hockey ^ team' Which went to Sydney j yesterday played a scoreless ; draw with the strong. Randwick combination. The game was played on a wpt crrmmrt n.nd on occasions Illawarra was .unlucky :not -to score. . In ; the early .game, Illawarra Seconds v . Randwick Seconds, Illawarra was narrowly defeat ed'; '3-2. -.This was- a fast and scientific game from the wojjd go.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
'Dally Mercury' Classified Advertisements BATES: Two shillings for first 14 words (approximately three lines); sixpence for each subsequent line. Casual advertisements 6/- per inch. ? r,- ' Here are two fine examples of young Australians who have made the Regu lar Army their profession. 'I was a Soldier in World War II', ; says Private Pick, 'and following a period in civil life, dccided to join up again in the 'Regulars'. I like the free, active life that an army career gives you. Every nation must have a Regular Army, and it is a duty that must be borne by her active men. There are excellent opportunities for a Vnan with ability and the keenness to learn.' Corroborating his team mate's state ment, Private Rankin says . . . 'I am 20 years of age and come from South Australia. I like the variety of life as a Regular Army Soldier. For instance, I have, done quite a lot of travelling in Victoria and South Aus tralia as a member of the Forces. I'm making the Army my career and avail in...
Hospital Board Puzzled Over Procedure For Election [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Hospital Board Puzzled Over Procedure For Election Amendments to the Hospitals Acts, both State and Federal, have set boards of district hospitals the problem of deciding the method of holding the triennial election of directors set down for July or August of this year. | At a meeting --of ' the' Wollon gong Hospital Board on Friday night the .-president. (Mr. Hick man) said the Hospitals Com mission had ruled that anyone who had subscribed, , or donated, 10/ during the year was eligible to . vote at the elections. -He''-:thpught everyone on the electoral-, roll . would ;ibe eligible, to-; yojte.v. Because . jthe position was obscure arid' 'because of th-a difficulties of compiling a roll of electors and in holding a -poll, he had requested Mr. H. Fowles, M.L.A., to make .rep.re jentations' to the Minister . for liealtli- fpr.,.a ruling. ;. -v In company witli the treas .rer (Mf; - Lari;e) -he had met he Minister and Dr. Lilley of . Hospitals Commission last Tuesday. .. It was agree...
Wreckage Seen At Era Beach [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
l .m.M m m B B * m m ? ? ? ? ? m m m m m m m Wreckage Seen At Era Beach A &iece of wreckage, believ ed to be part of a launch which was wrecked during heavy seas on rocks south of Sydney, was sighted by Con stables1 Sloppr and Smith of . Helensburgh'. Police on Satur day. i'he wreckage was sighted -off Era Beach and was about 300-400 yards out. However, heavy seas prevent ed ihem from identifying' ihe - yvreckage. ; , - ?? Policfe- said, last night it. ap- peared to-be a part of- a ships hull. They said they could see two or three cabin windows.. However, no positive inderififi cation was possible. ' A' search pjanel on; Saturday . sightedtlieboat's'compajss ^box vyith a, black' -flag floating off ' a nearby Sydney beach,: (» The . flaig appeared ' to be of the same material as worn by ? the girl when the yacht was ' wrecked.
Korea Situation Serious But Not Dangerous—Mr. Chifley 1- Mr. Chifley [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 17 July 1950
Korea Situation Serious But Not Danseroiis-«':™!5 SYDNEY, Sunday.— -Mr. Chifley said today he did not believe the fighting in Korea would lead to a third world war. But he added that he did not deceive himself that South Korea and North Korea may provide 'a very difficult inter national situation'. Mr. Chifley was addressing: tlie I annual confercnce of the New South Wales branch of the Aas- i tralian Labor Party. He said North Korea was a police state and perhaps to some extent under Communist direc tion, although there war; no evi dence of any direct action by Russia. He ''added 'Australia is only a very.. small' notion of the United Nations in proportion of strength; but it is rendering whatever assistance is possible.' Otlier points made by. Mr. Chifley were: (1) The Federal Government, under the Crimes Act, could, if it wanted to, deal with the Sea men's Union officials who had allegedly banned the transport of war materials to Korea. (2) He described as 'completely untrue' sta...