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A-Bomb Must Be Barred [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
A-Bomb Must Be Barred SIR. — The great danger hang ing over the world is revealed in the insane demands of American Congressmen that atom - bombs should be dropped on Korean cities because Ameri can aggression is meeting with a stunning rebuff. If A-bombs were dropped, it would not defeat the Korean people but would result in the slaughter and maiming of hun dreds of .thousands of defence less women and children. The atom bomb is not a weapon of war but is a means of ex terminating whole populations. That is why it must be banned and the first government to use it declared a war criminal. Press reports indicate that the bomb will not be used (just yet!) because 'President Truman and his aides fear that world opin ion would be alienated.' Fighters for peace in all coun tries will therefore redouble their efforts to secure hundreds of mil lions of signatures to the peti tion to ban the bomb now being circulated, for 'world opinion,' so mobilised, will prevent the in cendiaries of war ...
Use of Crimes Act [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
Use of Crimes Act SIR. — The decision of the Fed- 1 eral Government to use the Crimes Act against officials of the Seamen's Union, the trades union . movement arid all others who are fighting to preserve Australian democracy and save Australia from participating in wars I against the people of other lands | who are fighting gallantly for democracy and independence is a continuation of its attempt to stifle freedom and develop Fascism in Australia. The use of the Chifiey Act by Mr. Menzies proves there is unity between Labor leaders and the Liberals concerning attacks against the working class. This agreement explains what the progressives of the Labor movement mean when they claim these top leaders ai'e carrying out the bosses' policy within the working class movement. Branding trades .union lead ers as traitors and agents of a foreign power is a Fascist trick and is done to cover up their own movements. It would do well for those who through such charges about sin cerely to examine...
"War of Words" on Yugoslavia [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
'War of Words' on Yugoslavia LONDON, -Monday ( A.A.P.) .— Eastern European- Communist countries over the week-end Continued the . propaganda bar rage aga.inst Yugoslavia. . 'They said of the Korean fight ing t-hat tbo 'Imperialists' had i now; passed from intrigue to open aggression. Moscow - Radio broadcast a Cominform 'bulletin article call ing. on Yugoslavians to revolt. The Bulgarian Radio said the Yugoslav workers were sabo taging railways and -factories in I t\i 6, struggle against .Tito. ... . .
Miners' Vote On Triple Alliance [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
Miners' Vote On Triple Alliance SIR, — In reference to th-- paragraph in the News Behind the News in Saturday's issue, I wish to point out that there ap pears to be a. trend in 'Daily Mercury' reporting character istic of the Sydney Press in distorting fact and including subtle inferences. There has ibeen no change in Miners' Federation policy. While it is truc^threo out ol four lodges that; dealt with the Triple Alliance in the Northern Field have rejected it, the facts are that the aggregate vote of the four lodges is in .favour of the Triple Alliance., There are as many members in the lodge which voted for the alliance as there are in the three others combined. The 'Daily Mercury', or the person responsible for the pa.r, could have had these facts if he desired, but apparently he prefers half truths and subtle inferences to the whole truth. All industrial roundsmen aro fully aware that voting in the Miners' Federation is taken in the aggregate and not on lodges ' as such. W. PARK...
Why Pick on the Youngsters ? [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
Why Pick on the Youngsters ? -SIR. — Your temperate edi torial favouring compulsory training of youth for military service is a freshening change from the semi-hysterical out pourings of the Metropolitan Press on the subject. The open ing paragraph in last .Saturday's 'Daily Mercury' is an admir ably- . concise summary of ob vious objections to the policy shortly ,to be implemented, if the Federal legislature ap proves. On the other -hand, -the concluding statement is based on assumption which, with all respect, has yet to be substan tiated. You assert that the Govern ment is 'backed iby a. vast ma jority. of Australian public opinion'. It would .be. interest ing to learn when and where this 'vast majority' became ap parent. Certainly not at the last election, .when quite other con siderations swayed- the ? voting, although admittedly it was known that the then Opposition advocated conscription. But] many.j among the' electors who | returned the Liberal-Country coalition to power we...
Sth. Division Assembles For Tomorrow's Big League Clash [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
Sth. Divis ion Assembles For Tomorrow's Big League Clash Members of the Southern Div.sion Rugby League team to meet the Englishmen at the Wollongong Showground tomorrow assembled in Wollon gong yesterday morning. They immediately began light training under the eyes of coach Harry Nolan. j The players from Group 6 did not arrive in Wollongong until yesterday moaning. Arrange ments had' previously been made for them to' sleep In Wollongong on Sunday night, but owing to transport 'difficulties this was impossible. All players with . the exception of captain 'Bruce Smith are -fit.' Smith is suffering' from a ' heavy cold, but hie expects to strip fit for tomorrow's game. Yesterday, morning Nolan al lowed the players to run leisure ly around the arena. . All had played in competition games on Sunday, so they did not require - running into good physical condition. After an hour on the paddock the lads showered and were then rubbed down by 'Son' Frost and Tom Downie; ' HOUR'S RUNNING Lunch...
W'gong R.U. Men Miss Country Selection [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 18 July 1950
W'gong K.U. Men Miss Country' Selection 8YDNEY, Monday. — Wallaby frpnt row forward Eric Twee dale has been selected to cap tain Combined Country against the -British Isles . Rugby . Union team at Canberra on August 9.' This match will.be the British Isjes' first' of., their' Australian tour. . . *''r - ' Fullback. 'C. Reynolds, of Cum nqck, i'sL vice-captain. T'veedale,'^ ' who,,, i^jure^ . . a shoulder 'in a matbh at Parkesj a fqrtnight ago/i is expected to be' fit for the match. ' '??! '! State . and Australian seleotors will be Present at the match, will be closely watched, and the form of all the players team is :. Fullback, C. Rey nolds (Cumnock) vice-captain; threequarters, B. Beazlev (Orange), rR/ Bush (Armidale), K. Morgan '(Armidale), J. Sghaei fer (Armid&le); five-eighth, .A- i1?- Ma,taira '(Canberra) ; half, . J. 1,-vpch (Broken HUD; forward:?, R. ? Worboys (Barmedman), M. Rt^rnni.di '(f.rapye), rt. .Whi'e (Armidale), P. -'Stanford '(Well ington)', G. Boyd (Canbe...
Concert Report Criticised [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
Concert Report Criticised SIR.— While I agree that any amateur orchestra or dramatic society should be encouraged, I also believe that the local Press 'has a duty to /those organisa tions to 'help to raise their standards. This can only be done by judicious and helpful criticism. avion a ay nignt s concert ? by the Illawarra Symphony Or chestra, like all performances, had its moments of good and toad playing. Yet your critic re ported the concert in such ex travagance of praise that one would conclude the orchestra was faultless. The audience knows and re cognises the ragged, scrambled rushes 'to 'catch up'; the play ers know and dread the 'awk- ward toits'; the conductor is aware of the limitations of his .players. So why. not a little honest criticism of these fail ings from the Press? . Had the .Illawarra Orchestra been playing in ' Sydney, it would have had to face the scathing comments of our city papers. If works of such calibre as Monday night's programme are attempted, that-...
State Funds for Church Schools [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
State Funds for Church Schools SIR.— Rome seems to be doing nicely both in Macquarle Street and Canberra. In New South Wales we find the Labor Party conference wanting to make pub lic money available to finance denominational schools and - at Canberra the Liberal Party is talking, . apparently . seriously, about allowing taxation rebates on fees spent to send children to this type of educational in stitution. I say 'Rome' seems to be- doing, well, for it is well known that the Roman Catholic Church has for years been the chief advocate of these conces cessions. Since the New South Govern ment,' with Labor in office, has already- failed dismally to pro vide enough money for its own State schools, I don't see how the Labor Party can seriously advocate finding more money for Church private schools. And if there are. to be taxation con cessions for those who can af ford to send their children to private schools, what about tax concessions for those of us who pay pounds per year in taxa ...
Balgownie's Soccer Display Disappointing [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
Balgownie's Soccer Display Disappointing . - (By 'Judy') Balgownie Magpies Soccer boys .did not put up the opposi tion ..'that was expected against the Police team considering the game witnessed against the crack North Shore team. It may have' been the slippery nature of the ground that up set their style of play but a great Ndeal of credit must be given to the back division, the three' halves in particular, who did. an excellent job. .' .With three inside forwards on the side line with injuries, the boys stuck to their task well, and did a . grand job. Keith James was the out standing forward, scoring two goals, Mick Barwise got the third in^ a solo effort. Bill Thompson scored for Police, the final' result being three goals to one. in favour of Balgownie. The Alliance grade also had a victory after a drab display. Bill Cram, was easily the out standing player of the 22. , Ray Johnston and Harry Mur dock scored the goals to win by two goals to nil. Under 16 team beat Coledale in a ...
The Tides [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
The Tides Following are the times for high and low water in this dis trict: High water. _ llil8 , a.m.. height '4 feet 1 inch; 11.18 p.m.! height 5, 'feet ? 3 ?. inches.- Low water 5.15a:m., height 6. inches; 4.57, p.m.. hajght. l foot 2 inches, j, Sunrise: 6.66, a.m.; Sunset, 5.06
24 DIE IN INDIAN AIR CRASH [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
24 DIE IN INDIAN AIR CRASH NEW DELHI, Tuesday (A.A.P.)'. —Eighteen passengers and the crew of four were killed when an Indian National Airways Da kota bound from New Delhi to Srinagar crashed near Pathankot. Victims included Dwakaranath Katju, principal private secre retary to the Prime Minister (Pandit Nehru) , Dr. Carl Pereira, Austrian Charge d'Aff aires, 'and three United Nations observers in Kashmir. ?
MR. E. R. DINGLE [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
MR. E. R. DINGLE Edwin. Robert Dingle, of Grown Street, West; ? Wollongong, - died yesterday, ? aged 83. He - was a miner prior to his retirement several years ago. ? ' His wife predeceased him by 25 years. .,,,,,.. ...... He is survived by a son, Cecil Edwin. Dingle, . of.. Wollongong. . His elder : brother is still, liv ing in,, the ..district., ! ? The funeral service will be held ?at Coles'. Funeral Parlours, Wol-. longong; today and afterwards at the Presbyterian Cemetery, the Rev; Kriibb officiating.
TABLE TENNIS CHAMPS TO PLAY AT WOONONA [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
TABLE TENNIS CHAMPS. TO PLAY AT WOONONA (By 'Match') ' Final arrangements have been made for four New South Wales representative table tennis players to play at Woonona School of Arts on July 28 . The ? players are C. Coombcr, L. Laycock, A. Gill, and K. San telben. The four -'visitors are all top linera. These, four play together in the N.S.W. teams competition and represent the -Insurance Ofticers' Table Tennis Associa tion. At present they are equal sec ond in 'the A competition, two points behind the leaders, Wan derers, and will play a series of matches against a team rep resenting the Illawarra Table Tennis Association. Charles Coomber is well known to most enthusiasts ' on the coast. He brought a team down to Wollongong in 1947, and will be remembered for the fine ex hibition he gave. This grand player is seeded No. 6 in the State seedings for 1949, and has represented N.S.W. on many occasions. He won the N.S.W. open singles in 1939, and part nered . toy M. Dankin took out th...
Death of Mrs. C. E. Mackie [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
Death of Mrs. C. E. Mackie Word-,- was received in , Wollonr gong last night of the death of Mrs.- C. E. Mackie, sister of Messrs. Cecil, and S. H. Hoskins, of Wollongong. The funeral is to take place in Sydney today. ?Mr. and Mrs. Mackie lived in Wollongong until about six months ago, when Mr. Mackie relinquished his position at the A.I. and; S. Works and went to live in':' the country, on the Southern Tablelands. Airs. Mackie was an. active Red Cross Worker in Wollongong and' an enthusiastic patriotic worker during; the war years. Mr. Mackie was a commander in the R.A.N:R. .
Fine Follows Collision [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 19 July 1950
Fine Follows Collision In Wollongong Court of Petty Sessions yesterday, Albert' Hil ton Avnell of Murranara Avenue Towradgi, was fined by Mr. J. Fleeman for negligent driving. Another police: case against Av nell. on a similar charge, in which a truck mounted a Crown Street footpath, p'ushing a schoolboy through a window! is now part heard. police said Avnell was the driver of a jeep which was .in7 ivolyed in a collisl ori' with a- truck in .Wentworth Street; Port Keni bla on March 21. The Police Proseoutor, (Sgt. W. J. Smith) said the jeep-had pull ed; out suddenly-from behind an other car and was almost at right angles to the footpath. The lorry, which was travell ing at about 20 m.p.h., was un able to avoid the collision and the front bumper bar of, the jeep struck , the' offside door of the lorry. 1 ? Avnell had told police some one 'was running alongside the jeep who ' wanted to get into Wollongong, . and he . was- watch ing him. to .see,- he did. not get on. ... ' ' Avnell tol...