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CARE WHEN FILLING HOPPER Fires Started from Loose Charcoal [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
[CARE WHEN FILLING HOPPER Fires Started from Loose Charcoal Particular care should be taken when refilling the hopper with charcoal, es pecially at night, to flee that loose pieces do not lodge In the lid or in crevices between the hopper and shield or other part of the equipment. Cases have been reported where refilling has been done at night and pieces of charcoal have lodged some where on the equipment in contact with the hopper. Later, when the hopper becomes very hot, the heat, combined with the draught, has ignited the charcoal, with the result that poten tially dangerous sparks and small bits of lighted charcoal have been flying oft as the vehicle travelled 'along. Every care should be taken when load ing to see- that all loose charcoal Is brushed off the outfit. .
THE FIGHTING IN NEW GUINEA Cpl. J. H. Woods has Served in Many Theatres Of War [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
THE FIGHTING fN NEW GUINEA Cpl. J. H. Woods has Served in Many Theatres Of War Cpl. J. H. Woods, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Woods, lias arrived back in Renmark from New Guinea on leave, after having crossed the Owen Stan leys and helping to thrust back the Japanese from the wild mountains and passes in that rain-soalted region. He said, "We had a hard time with rain falling practically every day. We were often up to our knees and some times sunk to our waist in the black mud. At night time we could not light fires because of a close up and fanat ical enemy. We lived as best we could on a small ration sometimes of bully and biscuits. I lost easily two stone in weight and struggled on to as far as Templeton's Crossing where illness sent me to hospital." The soldier is now back to normal and ready for more campaigning. Cpl. Woods enlisted in October 193a and was one of those Australian soldiers who went to England and stood up against the bombing raids. He said, "We took them as they ca...
NADDA Nadda, February 2. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
NADDA Nadda. February 2. I Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Summerton re turned last week to Yunta.—Mrs. A. Barton and daughter Barbara are holi daying in Adelaide.—Sg't. C. A. Cock shel! (A.I.F.) who spent a few days' leave with his wife and daughters re turned to his unit on Tuesday.—Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Rollbusch and family have gone to the city for a holiday.— Master Alan Schwarz has returned from Kudunda.—Miss P. Micallef has com menced duties at the Nadda School.— Miss E. Cockshell, of Paruna, is spend ing a few days with her sister, Mrs. E. H. Zimmermann.—Nurse E. M. Cockshell, of the Base Hospital, Mil dura spent the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Schwerdt and Mrs. Cock shell.—Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Zimmermann returned to Mildnra on Tuesday.—Mr. R. D. Nitschke is an inmate to the Renmark District Hospital, where he underwent an operation. SEASONAL NOTES A severe heat wave has been ex perienced. Farmers are almost fin ished harvest operations. Foxes have been playing havoc with poultry yards and rab...
ALIEN WOOD CUTTERS ON FRUIT AT WEEK-ENDS? Mr. Hunkin "Will See Made Available" [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
ALIEN WOOD CUTTERS ON FRUIT AT WEEK-ENDS? Mr. Hunkia &lt;rWill See Made Available" In the course of his remarks at last "Thursday's harvest labour conference at Barmera Mr. L. C. Hunldn (Deputy Director of Manpower) said that there were 30 or- 40 aliens working in the River districts cutting wood, and hfe had suggested to the Lands Depart ment that they should .he allowed to "work oh the fruit harvest over week ends, as they only worked five days a week. He thought the suggestion bad been received a "bit cold" by an official of the department but he did not think it von Id be opposed, "However", he said, "the men asked "for permission to work on the harvest •over week-ends and were refused As a consequence they had refused to work on the wood, and had had to "be dealt with by the law. j "They would not have struck if they had been given permission to work over the week-ends," said Mr. Hun kin. "I can not understand how any | red tape or official stupidity could have occurred...
Several Big Sources of Harvest Labour SOLDIERS- WOMEN'S HAND ARMY RELEASED INTERNEES Mr. Hunkin Again Confers with Fruit Growers' Representatives [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
Several Big Sources of Harvest Labour SOLDIERS - WOMEN'S HAND ARMY - RELEASED INTERNEES Mr. Hunkin Again Confers with Fruit Growers' Representatives A hopeful view of the fruit harvest problem was gained last Fri day when a conference was held between the Deputy Director of Manpower (Mr. L. C. Hunkin) -and reprssentatives of the dried fruits industry at the Barmera Hotel. Soldiers, members of the Women's Land Army and released internees will provide a good percentage of the 'industry's requirements, and with the various other avenues being exploited to the full, Mr. Hunkin was able to strike an optimistic note as to the efforts to secure sufficient labour for the harvest being crowned with sucfciss. Mr. Hunkin was warmly thanked for the splendid manner in which he has attacked this big problem. Like the earlier conference with Mr. Hunkin the attendance was fully rep resentative of the irrigation areas. Communities represented wore: Bar inera, Berri. Cadell, Kingston, Moor ook, Pyap,...
ARRIVAL OF PICKERS AT RENMARK Week-End Gangs [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
arrival of pickers &lt; at denmark ■ Week-End Gangs The sub-committee recently appoin ted by the Renmark Harvest Labour Committee to go into the matter of camp accommodation, with Mr. W. C. Wheeler as chainpan, has achieved much in a small time. The show ground has been selected as the camp site and the Irrigation Trust engin eer (Mr. J. s. Tolley) has! done a great amount of work in putting the premises in readiness for the camp ers. The first men for the camp will ar rive today and the balance on Satur day or Monday. It is also thought that the soldiers allotted to, Renmark will arrive either on Saturday or "Mori day. Mr. W. T. Marcus (manager of the labour Bureau) is endeavouring: to ar range some w«ek-end gangs and any one willing to help is asked to com municate with him. 1
MALPAS Malpas, February 3. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
MALPAS M:ilpas, February 3. A soci;:l was tendered to Om\ IC. 1>. Cameron in the Malpas Institute on January 23. Mr. J'iroad (chairman of the Mil pas Soldiers' Committee) was in the chair. Mr. Broad asked all present to observe two minutes' silence in honour of soldiers of the district who -had lost their lives recently. Mr. Broad handed &lt;*nr. Cameron a cheque from residents of Malpas. There was a large crowd present. |
Renmark Soldier Writes From Desert [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
Renmark Soldier Writes From Desert Fitter B. C. J. Smith who went, over seas with an infantry battalion and was in Tobruk and Egypt lias writ ten to his wife in Renmark telling of his transfer to another unit of the 8th Army, A.I.F., Abroad. . lie is in a land of "flies, dysentary and great | noise," and has just finished duty with a great land convoy. If any of the trucks broke down he was one of a number who had to keep them moving. He tells of intense cold and fogs obscuring the sky and a great deal of hard going. He was with Arthur of Renmark, when that soldier was wounded in action. The nights are very cold. "I am proud to be in the 8th Army" lie writes. "They have done a mar vellous job, but its not finished yet. There are more headaches coming for A-doIph. "Today is Sunday. I worked all the ! morning and have been very busy. I i have just lmd the last issue of my water and had a Sunday treat, a wash all over. Everyone has always to lteep a gallon of water on hand in case of j...
KILLED IN ACTION [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
KILLED IN ACTION >SX959 Pte. It. M. Smyth, of Cadell, has been reported killed in action in New Guinea. He was the-son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec Smyth. (It is hoped 1 to publish further reference and a | photo later). Wounded in Action Pie. Li. C. Jones, son of Mrs. M. Jones, and lie. M. G. Davidson, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. YV. Davidson, both of Renmark,. have been wounded in action. (Further reference and photos will ap pear later). Pte. J. 12. Little, a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. G. MeMail011 of Bar niera, has been wounded in action in New Guinea. ' Pte. Little was hit on January 20. He enlisted in August 1942, and went to New Guinea last December. Pte. Little lived practically all his life with Mr. and Mrs. Mc Mahon on their fruit property on Block F. Renmark. The McMahons recently sold their fruit property and moved to Barmera. The soldier left the River about three years ago and joined the staff of the Fibrous riaster works at Edwardstown where he was a great friend of the late ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
I RENMARK FRUIT GROWERS CO-OPERATED LIMITED ARK BRAND CITRUS: Packed by Experts Always in Demand i Obtain top Prices. AGENTS FOR— International Harvester Company Tractors and Implements Insurance — Fire — Life — Accident Spray Materials IT PAYS TO DEAL WITH RENMARK FRUIT GROWERS CO-OPERATED LIMITED Berri Co-operative Packing Union limited Fruit Packers and Hardware Merchants Agents for:— INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENTS FERTILIZER SALES LTD. ALL CLASSES OF INSURANCE Established 1913 — The Growers' Own Concern Crowe & Newcombe Ltd. DRIED AND FRESH FRUIT MERCHANTS Agents for Allis Chalmers Tractors, the best light Tractor available. I Agents for:— VICTORIA INSURANCE CO., McKAY MASSEY HARRIS Ring oar local Managers for advice ana assistance. RENMARK 318 BARMERA 63.
Rivoli Theatre, Berri [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
Rivoli Theatre, Berri Saturday, February 6—Clark Gable and Lana Turner are teamed in "Hon ky Tonk". Gable plays the role of a two-fisted ingratiating card sharp in a g-old camp, while Miss Turner ap pears as a prim Boston selMol teacher who came West to find her father, but instead discovered perilous adventure and romance. The swift-moving story of Gable's battle for political power, and the highly unconventional love story will leave an emotional impact with the audience. Frank Morgan, Claire Trevor, Marjorie Main and Al bert Dekker are also in the oast. Selected featurettes will complete the programme. Wednesday, February ]0—"WhistJinp in the Dark" (Red Skelton, Conrad Veidt)'; "I'll wait for you" (Robert Stirling, Marcel Hunt). If you don't save NOW, there may be nothing to save later. Advertisements fop insertion in "The Pioneer" should reach this of fice as early in the week as pos sible. TV assure classification copy must reacti us by Wednes day evening. No advertisement arri...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
CHURCH NOTICES Wilkinson Memorial Congregational, Renmark (Presbyterian Church Associated) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. REV. L. G. KAY Renmark Methodist SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 RENMARK—Rev. F. V. Hansen 11 a.m.—"The Gate of Heaven" 7.30 p.m."Whosoever!" LYRUP—3 p.m. Rev. F. V. Hansen Ev. Lutheran SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 RENMARK—10.30 a.m. Preaching Service H.C. BERRI—7 p.m. Reading Service TALDRA—3 p.m. Harvest Thanks giving Service. L.YRUP—7 p.m. Preaching Service. Rev. O. W. Backen.
Bonney Theatre. Barmera [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
Bonney Theatre. Barmera Saturday and Monday, February ti and 8—"Son of Fury" (.Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney); "Russia Aflame" (au thentic Russian epic of war); plus spe cial colour cartoon, "Raggedy Ann and Andy". Wednesday, Fel)ru,ary 10—"Here Comes Mr. Jordan" stars Robert Mont gomery, and principal supporting play ers include Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, James Gleason, Edward Everett Horton, Rita Johnson, and John Emery. It is a story never told on the screen before, a comedy which dares to break every rule of film-making, even as it achieves a high !&lt;*Vel of entertainment. Its characters are gay, adorable, hateful and.human. Montgomery is seen as a fellow named Joe, a likeable personal ity with a sense of humour, who is obsessed with one overwhelming ambi tion. In pursuit of that ambition, he is helped by sympathetic, kindly dignified Mr. Jordan. '"Glamour Boy"_stars Jackie Cooper and -Susannah Foster.
POSTWAR PLANNING ON REGIONAL LINES By the Director of the Rationing Commission, Dr. H C. Coombs. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
POSTWAR PLANNING ON REGIONAL UNES By the Director of the Rationing Commission, Or. H C. Coombs. The tendency of the last century, particularly In Australia has been to concentrate industry in the large cen tres. More than half our population and the major part of our industry are in the six metropolitan areas of the capital cities of our States. These capital cities are, when judged by human standards, failures ... in social organization. They are neither beautiful, healthy nor efficient. We must be prepared to move on industries —to decentralize them, to plan their location so that not merely do we get efficient production, but we .build up a healthy balanced life for those en gaged in industry. In place of the over-grown city and I the drained and exploited country, we 1 must have planned development on regional lines. The industrial re sources of natural economic regions require to be developed within the re gion. With the coming of electrical power, there is much less need to co...
OPTICAL MUNITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
OPTICAL MUNITIONS When the Minister for Repatriation (Mr. Frost)_ was in Hobart recently, he paid a tribute to the scientific ability of Professor A. L. Macaulay, of the University of Tasmania, and to the technical enterprise of Air. Eric N. Waterworth. a well-known Tasmanian inventor, which had resulted in the manufacture in Tasmania, of optical munitions to a standard not excelled even in Germany . Mr. Frost said it was an achie'vemnt for 'any nation to produce good optical munitions, and Tasmania, therefore, could truly claim a remarkable output in this..respect. It was one of the most Valuable thing's ever done in Australia, and this was freely acknowledged by the Common wealth Government.
NEMO'S HORTICULTURAL NOTES SEVERE HEAT AFFECTS FRUIT [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
NEMO'S HORTICULTURAL NOTES SEVERE HEAT AFFECTS FRUIT As I write on Mbnday and loakback at the last 8 days, with the sun beating down with relentless fury, and the merourjf in the ther mometer ranging from -105 to 112 degrees, is it any wonder that vines have suffered? . There still seems to be no sign of a cool change. In 'places where the last irrigation has just ibeen applied prior to the heat wave, there is no sign' of trouble but in Renmark where blocks were waiting for the pre-harvest special, the land dried out and the leaves have been literally scorched, as with fire. Sultanas have developed '"blue* berries which will affect the sample and cur rants in many cases have commenced to shrivel. Pears have been burned brown on the sunny side catching the afternoon sun. To what extent the heat wave will affect the ultimate result of the har vest is hard to say, because X can only judge the effects 011 the blocks in my immediate vicinity, but I con sider that a fair reflection of the...
Odd Column MR. HUNKIN WANTS NO THANKS [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 February 1943
I Odd Column I I Conducted by, "GLEANER" | MR. HUNKIN WANTS NO THANKS In responding to a vote of thanks fur bin great efforts in the matter of securing labour for the dried fruits harvest, Air. L. e. Hunkin (Deputy Director of Manpower) said at Barmera Thursday that he did not want any thanks for anything he had done. , That he had put so much time and 1 thought into the fruit harvest prob- - lem was actuated largely l)y tile fact' that on account of health he had been unable !u go to .the last war. In this i war his two sons had also been de- ' prived the opportunity of serving- with j the Fighting Forces: one who was' a solicitor and whose physic.il con- ! dMon had withheld him from the ser ; vices was doing all he could to help; soldiers and their dependants in his • professional capacity. The other son j had offered his services to all three I arms of the forces but had been turned j down. *■ i Mr. Hunukin had seen two majorj wars in his time, and he had been deep ly interested ...