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Harvest Hands Arrive In River Districts Special Train Brings 300 Militiamen CURRANT HARVEST WELL UNDER WAY: MORE MEN WANTED FROM FARMING AREAS [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
Harvest Hands Arrive In River Districts Special Train Brings 300 Militiamen CURRANT HARVEST WELL UNDER WAY: MORE MEN WANTED FROM FARMING AREAS The past week has seen a big influx of harvest hands into tne River fruitgrowing areas, the biggest single contingent being 300 Militiamen who arrived by special train last' Saturday afternoon. The currant harvest is now well under way, but1 the "acid test" of there being sufficient harvest lab our will not come until the ad vent of the sultanas ripening withtn a few weeks. Discussing the position yesterday the district Manpower Officer (Mr; W. Ger mein) said that a good number more liands were still needed, and he was •anxious to secure any men who could be obtained from the farming areas for the- brief fruit harvest period. There was still, said Mr. Germein, a sure job for anyone who could come to these districts. There would still "be more Militiamen coming, but it was ■difficult to say just how many. As new men were taken in at Wayville t...
REVISED SHOPPING HOURS PROPOSAL No Pronouncement Yet [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
REVISED SHOPPING HOURS PROPOSAL No Pronouncement Yet 'There has been no official pronounce ment yet concerning the proposal to ] amend shopping hours in the River | Irrigation areas, to permit a late shop ping night on Fridays. I The chairman of the District War i Agricultural Committee (Mr, C. G. G-rasby) stated ^yesterday tt.hat his •committee had taken the matter up "with the Inspector of Factories, and •was still awaiting an intimation from that quarter. It is hoped that it may be possible _for the scheme to be introduced next 'week.
The Week's Happenings at Berri Berri, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
Bentl February 9.1 The monthly meeting of the Berri Red Cross circle was held at the Rlvoli Theatre on Tuesday afternoon, February 2. The president (Mrs, J. N. Morrison) occupied the chair. It was decided to postpone the dance which was to .be held on February 9, to February iff. Mrs. W. Joyner was appointed wool secretary, to relieve Miss Robina Guy for £^Veral months. The next caddy's market to be held in the street in aid jf Bed Cross was arranged for Friday, February; 19. A donation of £3/3/- from the Berri Dress- i making Committee as part of the proceeds from I the dressmaking display, was thankfully received. The next Red Cross meeting will be held on the first Tuesday in March. The conveners for the j afternoon tea were Mrs. J. L>. Ashton and Mrs. Struthers. PRIZES FOR YOUNG WORSHIPPERS LEAGUE During last Sunday morning's service at the Berri Methodist Church, prizes gained for regular attendance at the Young Worshippers League, were presented to Barbara Wellington, Dawn ...
MONASH Monash, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
MONASH i •" Monash, Jtebruary 3. Miss Joyce McLaren has arrived home to assist her parentis, Mr. and Mrs. tS. McUtaren with tbe grape harvest.—Mr. and Mrs. Terry-are vis iting the city.—Mrs. R. Neillaon has returned after a short- absence.—Mr. and Mrs. M. Quick and their two grand daughters, Pauline arid Barbara, Sutton, have returned to their home at Minlaton.—Mrs. and Mrs. 3. Corn wall and their daughter Mrs. Hill have returned after sevteral weeks in the city.—Miss L>. ScMuter has re turned ,und will commence her dress making classes in the district this we«3t.—Mr, and Mrs. S. Mundy, of Findon, have been the guests o( Mrs.. T. Tfick.—Miss Junette Traeeser, -of Mild lira, paid a brief visit to her Par nate, Mr, and Mrs. H. K. Traeger last week.—Mr. and. Mrs. Vic "Harris are the &lt;guest« -of Mjts. G. Harris.—Mrs. Harper is the guest of Mrs. W. Hen wood.—>fiss Megan March is spend ing -a «iort. -vacation ■with Mr. and Jili-6. R. Whltelaw.
Dates to Remember [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
I 41 I Dates to Remember Feb. 20—Dance in Monasb Hall for Institute and Hall Funds. AUCTIONS AND MARKETS Feb. 15—Paruna Market, Bennet & Fisher Ltd. Feb, 19—Barmera Genuine Clear ing Sale, R. O. Fox. Feb. 19—Auction Sale, Renmark. R. P. James & Co. Feb, 23—Woo rook Genuine Clear ing Sale Goldsbrough Mort & Co. Ltd.
Pulping the Home Fruit [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
, VI Pulping the Home Fruit Country women who usually bottle their home garden fruit crop can still preserve it despite sugar rationing. Pulped fruit will keep well it care is taken to sterilize all containers and to seal the contents while at boil ing- point. Purees of fruit may also be made. These need some sugar, but most fruit is palatable with the addition of a quarter of a pound of sugar to one pound of fruit. Preserved in this way, fruit can be used later for pies or desserts, with good results. Sugar, if necessary, can be added when the fruit is finally used. WHAT ARE YOU doing to help win the War? This Is a personal question ad dressed to all Australians. Excuses and evasions w-'il not give us victory, but your savings will help to win. Buy War Sawings Certificates an&lt;t Stamps. WILL FORMS — You die no sooner through making a will. Allow no un certainty in your estate. Will Forms obtainable at "The Murray Pioneer" Office. Renmark.—V- each.
Elder Smith's Disposal Of Sheep [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
Elder Smith's Disposal Of Sheep I Elder Smith & Co. Limited report [having offered sheep at Loxton on the market day of Bennett & Fisher Lim 'ited. The advertised yarding on ac jcount of N.SW. breeders came to liand, and was submitted to a large 'attendance. Values throughout the 'day were easier than late ruling rates, ;but a total clearance was effected, 1,763 being yarded. Top prices: 11 year 'ewes 27/4; G year ewes 15/3;,wether lamfes 14/1.
U.M. CRAPE GROWERS ASSOCIATION Increase in Price of Vine Grapes An Appreciation [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
UJH CRAPE GROWERS ASSOCIATION increase in Price of Vine Grapes An Appreciation Bv "Murray Grace (Srower" Appreciation of the efforts of the Wine Grape Growers Association in gaining an increase of £1 per" ton for wine grapes for the 1943 season, com pels me as a JRiver settler to ask you to print the following comments on the worth while efforts of this asso ciation. In the city press and over various radio stations on January 29, very brief reference was made to Senator Keane's announcement that he had decided to increase the price of wine grapes for the 1943 seasoh by £1 per ton. This announcement means a great deal to River wine grape growers, but could anyone reading the bare announcement in the press, or listening to the radio references, visualize the amount of time and work, and the many disappoint ments borne by the members of the committees before this price increase rewarded their efforts. The Upper Murray Grape Growers Association has been in existence only six years, and...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
Woods' Great Peppermint* Cure $or Bronchial Coughs,^ Colds WHEN JJAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN REMEMBER Crusaber Clotlj MEANWHILE: Buy £IO War Bonds and War Savings Certificates Printed and published for the Murray Pioneer Pty, Ltd. toy W. QUmor* Taylor, Ral TtM A.v*&ue,. Reamark.
ELECTRICITY CHARGES INCREASED Renmark Municipal Council Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
ELECTRICITY CHARGES INCREASED On Tuesday evening the monthly meeting of the Renmark Municipal Council was held The Mayor (Mr. S. A. James) was absent in Adelaide, and Cr. J. J. Dix presided. It was resolved that an increase of a farthing per unit on industrial power and a pen ny a unit on lighting should be made in ronnection with the electricity under taking'. It was pointed out that this liad been made necessary owing to the srreatly increased costs since war com menced- Drivers' wages had increased about 20 per cent since 1939. The working week had been reduced from 48 hours to 44 hours. The cost of fuel had been increased from £5/12/4 a ton to £13/2/-. Lubricating oil had advanced from 3/10 to 6/4 a gallon; freight had gone up and maintenance "osts were higher. Before the meeting commenced at the request of Cr .J. W. Evans, mem bers stood in silence out of respect for those who had made the supreme sacrifice in this war. Bins to Receive Waste Paper In dealing with waste paper bi...
NEMO'S HORTICULTURAL NOTES Early Picking = Soundest Policy [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
NEMO'S HORTICULTURAL NOTES Early Picking = Soundest Policy Mr, A. V. Lyon,^ M.Sc., Officer in charge of the Merbein Research Station, recently visited our areas to investigate the progress of the grape maturation. These maturation studies have proved of very great interest in past years and are looked forward to by grow ers. We received « letter frem Mr. N. Fotheringham (chair man of the Local irrigation and Drainage Investigation Committee) dated January 29 and giving the outline of Mr ' Lyon s investiga tions, the first of which is that "Beaume readings for sultanas this year are a little more than one degree higher than those for a cor responding period last, year.. The average Beaume rise is usually a Mile under one degree « week. This does not mean however that the sultanas this year are over a week ahead of last year. Al though the indications are for an early maturity the acidity is etill high and it looks like a year of high maturity level a moderate crop developed in weathe...
OBITUARY Mrs. Rosanna Sandford [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
OBITUARY Mrs. Rosanna Sandiford Mrs. ttosanna Sandford who passed) away at Renmark last Saturday, had. lived in the district for 62 years. Shei was born at "Wilcannia 74 years ago,: her maiden name being Gaiter. Mrs.; Sandford's parents were early pioneers of the Wilcannia and Broken Hill dis-; tricts. She was married to Richard; Sandford 55 years ago, and lived in the town when it consisted of a fewi houses and tents, with trees covering' the greater part of the area. A few settlers had taken up land. Travelling was by mail coach from Morgan or by River steamer. The deceased lady lived through hard times and reared her family with .the heart of a good mother. The Sand fords are among the oldest families on the River and the late Fred man Ned's Corner Station before Ragot took it" over. That was in the fifties. ' Mrs. Sandford kept a boarding house in Renmark for many years. She, never turned away anyone who wanted food or shelter. In the first Great War she looked after soldiers wh...
Efforts to Have Morgan Hospital Re=opened DEPUTATION APPOINTED TO WAIT ON CHIEF SECRETARY IN ADELAIDE [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
Efforts to Have Morgan Hospital Re-opened DEPUTATION APPOINTED TO WAIT ON CHIEF SECRETARY IN ADELAIDE After having served the district for over 20 years the Morgan Public Hospital has been closed. Residents of the district hope that this will be only a temporary measure, and Mr. Sidney McHugh (Member for the District) has been - written to,, asking that he should arrange for a deputation to be received by the Chief Sec retary (the Hon. A. L. McEwen) to discuss the matter of re opening the institution. Commenting on ' the situation this' week the chairman of the Hospital Committee (Mr. L. S. Watts) said that, there had been a number of contrttrat- . ing factors t&lt;o the committee being' obliged to close the hospital. There had been a considerable falling off in the number of persons using the hos pital, owing largely to the 111 health of the Medifeal Officer (Dr. A. C. FJat anov) who had now left the district. Actually the number of patients In re cent mohths^had been very ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sunday Bus Service To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
(LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sunday Bus Service To the Editor. Sir,—It is pleasing to note that the Waikerie District Council is taking ac tion in an endeavour to have Pendle's [Sunday passenger service to Adelaide restored, as there is a growing feeling of discontent with the present state of affairs. When this service was cancelled on the reported grounds of | a' shortage of tyres, the public was disappointed, but accepted the position philosophically, as part t>f the naiiona! war effort. However within a fort-! night, an interstate, bus on the same route was given an extra week day run (making 4 week days), and the j tourist pleasure bus is on the road' again and running regular weekly trips,' so where a saving in tyres, fuel or manpower has been" effected it is diffi cult to assess. It is felt here that these things show an almost calculated contempt for, and utter disregard of the River pub lic's needs and opinions, and jt ip 'ervently, hoped that the action by I the District Coun...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
HORSEHAIR WANTED Tails and Manes Highest Cash Prices. &A. BRUSH CQ. LTD., 167, Flinders Stmt, Adelaida. RENMARK FRUIT GROWERS CO-OPERATED LIMITED ARK BRAND CITRUS: Packed by Experts Always in Demand 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 UMITED 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. Agents for:— VICTORIA INSURANCE CO., McKAY MASSEY HARRIS King our local Managers for advice ana assistance. RENMARK 318 BARMERA 63.
Communist Party and Fruit Harvest To the Editor [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
Communist Party and Fruit Harvest To the Editor Sir,—Some time ago the Renmark Branch of the Communist Party made a request to the State committee in Adelaide to send up as many members as possible to help with the harvest. A reply was received informing uf that it was impossible for members to come up as they are all engaged In vital industries. But a decision ■was arrived at to send one of the party's functionaries to help with the harvest. In a letter from Adelaide Miss C. Capper, wrote that she was pleased to be given the task of helping in the harvest, and that she would work very hard to set a "Bolshevik" example. It has also been decided by the Ren mark .Branch to set up "shock bri gades" composed of volunteer members for the purposq of helping out needy blockers. This work is to be per formed on Sundays and it is hoped that sufficient brigades will be formed 'to be of real help in alleviating the 'labour shortage to .some extent. We nrf sir. RENMARK BRANCH OF THE I COMMUNTRT...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
IAWBMAN & PANK LTD Certified Opticians 62 Gawler Place. Adelaide SPENCER man CHAFF MERCHANTS Best Chaff at Lowest Ratei Tel. 24, Kaminda, S.A. Entrust the Packing and Marketing of your Dried and CitruB Fruits to WOOD SON SEARY LTD. All Markets are completely covered and Growers are assured of highly satisfactory returns with regular monthly payments. Rack Material — Hardware and all Growers' Requirements - Stocked. Seasonal Spraying on Blocks done to Growers' ..Instructions.. FINANCE RECEIVES COURTEOUS AND PROMPT ATTENTION Ample Stocks of Corrugated Iron and Black 10-gauge Wire A GOOD FIRM TO DEAL WITH COLE & WOODHAM LIMITED PACKERS OF ALL VARIETIES OF DRIED AND CITRUS FRUITS GENERAL MERCHANTS AND AGENTS DISTRIBUTORS on the Murray for Harvey Imple ments,, Machines, Dehydrators and Citrus Graders, etc. PACKING HOUSE and Office — Tarcoola Street P.O. Box 239 —■» 'Phone 7 — RENMARK
TOOK PART IN EL ALAMEIN PUSH Tpr. Huppatz Writes from Hospital in Egypt [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 11 February 1943
TOOK PART IN EL ALA1EIN PUSH Tpr. Huppatz Writes from Hospital in Egypt Tpr. V. K. Huppatz, who is in a Bren gun carrier unit, has written 10 his aunt, Mrs. R. S. Sykes, of Chaffey, from hospital In Egypt subsequent to his having been wounded during the great push by the 8th Army at El Alamein which led to Rommel's rout. Tpr. Huppatz Is well known in the Berri district, having stayed there for extended periods with his aunt before she came &lt;0 live at Chaffey. In his letter, which must hare been among the first to come from soldiers wounded in that famous a- tion, he | expressed his thanks for a parcel re ceived from his aunt. He said he was pleased to share its contents among the other inmates of the hospital, and added, "Gee, they are great lads in here—mostly infantry from all States of Aussie. They fought better and harder than ever in this latest scrap— Didn't Jerry know it!" Telling briefly of the fighting, he wrote: "The barrages were something I'll never forget. Th...