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METHODIST PICNICS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
METHODIST PICNICS Twenty-one children of the Plenty Methodist Sunday School with their parents were taken by bus to Mordial loc for the annual picnic last Satur day week. The children spent a most enjoyable day swimming and compet ilg in athletic sports. Sand castle building competitions also revealed several potential architects. Mr. and Mrs. R. Lumnsden, who organised the picnic went with the children. Last Saturday Rev. S. Shepherd and Mrs. Shepherd of Diamond Cre?,?k, took ten children from the Panton Hill Sunday School to Seaford by bus. The weather was fine and warm and both parents and children enjoyed the rare luxury.of a day at the seaside. Both the outings were free of accidents. Instead of the small picnics for each school next year Rev. Shepherd hopes to organise a large district picnic. after the fashion of the Church of England District picnic.
Hurstbridge Red Cross [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
Hurstbridge Red Cross The last meeting for the past year of the Hurstbridge Ladies' Red Cross was held in the Hall on December 13. A large" number of members were present. -After the business of the meeting was over, the following ar ticles were packed and forwarded to the Central Red Cross stores: 36 prs. ocks; 4 shirts, 10 flannels, 15 scarves, 2 helmets, 1 waistcoat, 2 sets pyjamas. 1 sleeveless cardigan, 2 prs. bed socks. The work is of a very high stand ard and has been passed by our supervisor (Mrs. Quilliam). The result is very gratifying and the gen erous response of money donated to the fund has also been of great satis faction, approximately £50 being do nated and collected. We ask our members for their continued unselfish co-operation dur ing the coming year, and hope it will bring peace to us all.
Eltham WAR SERVICE COMMITTEE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
Eltham WAR SERVICE COMMITTEE A crystal bowl disposed of in aid of the War Service Funds realised the very satisfactory sum of £3/5/9. The envelope system is proving very sat isfactory in collecting donations and at the meeting held on January 18, t.he sum of £1/11/6 was received through this medium. Prior to their departure from Elt ham, Mrs. Walsh and Mrs. McGee of the Eltham Hotel made a donation of ;C 1/1/ to the Fund. MR. J. ("Pop") GILLETT PASSES Eltham lost one of its best known and highly respected citizens just before Christmas when Mr. J. ('Pop") Gillett died suddenly from pneumonia. He was aged 78 years and had lived in this district for 21 years. Although he did not take an act ive part in the activities of the dis trict, he was very well known and an ardent follower of football, par ticulnkrly wheh his grandsons Jack and Tom Newton, were playing. He was also a regular attendant at euchre parties in the district, par ticularly the Fire Brigade. Mr Gillett died in Kenilwor...
R.A.F. SAFETY TANKS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
R.A.F. SAFETY TANKS Much has been heard of the leak proof tanks used by German aircraft. Details of three types of British tanks that are fireproof, crashproof, and leakproof have now been released. These tanks are .now in use in the Royal Air Force, have performed excellent service. Despite the fact that it had been pierced by 100 bul Its, one tank did not reveal a single leak. Filled with hundreds of gal lons of petrol, some of these tanks were hurled from a height of 60 ft on to a road .streaming with blazing •ierol. They did not burst or catch fire. Although tracer bullets were fired into another tank, the petrol in it did not catch fire.
A Modern Miracle [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
A Modern Miracle Striking evidence of what clever engineers and craftsmen can do is provided by the fact that during the 10 months from October 1939, to the end of July 1940, the a.ssembly lines in the Detroit district, the hub of the U.S.A. automobile industry, will be turning out ten new cars ev ery minute of every day. An engineering miracle! Civilisation to-day simply could not do without the mobile trans port of people .and merchandise made possible by the automobile The output of cars from the huge automobile plants in the Detroit district is so staggering that it is well nigh beyond be lief. U.S.A., despite the war in Europe, is scheduling to make in the region of four million new automobiles in 1940. The vast quantities of raw materials that have to pour into Detroit are so enormous that they baffle comrn. prehension. Roughly speaking, about 1L tons of iron and steel, 200 lbs. of rubber, a few pounds of copper and brass, a few square yards of glass, a few yards of upholstery...
TANK STEEDS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
TANK STEEDS The famous "walers" or several of Australia's crack lighthorse regiments will shortly be no more. Their mas ters are to ride on tanks,- armoured cars, and machine gun carriers, for the regim?nits are to mechanised. But the Lighthorseman is adaptable. Farmers form the backbone of these troops, and the Australian farmer of to-day is as skilled a mechanic as his father was a horseman. Mechan isation will increase the striking power of the reginments many times over.
DRUIDS' SOCIAL [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
DRUIDS' SOCIAL The first of a series of fortnightly socials which will be conducted in the Anglers' Hall by the Loyal Greens-: borough Druids-Lodge was held last Wednesday night. Despite the inclement 'weather, a happy crowd gathered for the occas ion and it is hoped that at the next social on February 7 a much aug mented gathering will attend. The principal object of these func tions will be to entertain the mem bers and to gain new members. Music was supplied by Mr. Arthur Kelle who brought his electric gramo phone pick-up, while Mr. T. Kelly acted as M.C.
S.E.C. Officials' Visit [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
S.E.C. Officials' Visit Four high officials of the State Elec. tricity Commission paid a routine visit of inspection to Greensborough and district last Thursday. They were Mr. F. Connelly (general manager), Mr. K. Sutherland (commercial man ager Mr. Carter (staff manager) and Mr. S. Hamilton (district manager). An unusual number of Commission gangs are at work in Greensborough, Eltham and Diamond Creek at pre sent. More than twenty men are busily employed changing rotting poles and renewing wiring.
ANGLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
ANGLING CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP t Members of the Greensborough Ang ling Club will visit Killingworth on the Goulburn River for the Australia Day -week-end. Already accommodation in the bus is booked out and the party will meet at the clubrooms at 2.30 p.m. to. morrow. They will return on Monday afternoon. The principal feature of the outing will be the championship event, and the question is being asked whether the leader in the competition can give -41b start to his fellow members.
Panton Hill v St Matthew's [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
Panton Hill v St Matthew's Panton Hill is innings 8/232 dec. (A. Howard 1.16 retired, B. Archer 23,. R. Miller 21, A Duff 29 retired,. S. Graham 17 n.o.; J. Carr 3/70, A. Davies 1/39, D. Bartlett 1/29) v St Matthew's, 1st innings 116 (D. Bart lett 22, F. Bartlett 26; F. Smith 3/18, B. Archer 1/41, A. Duff 2/12, R. Archer 2/8, R. Miller 1/0)"
CRICKET ELTHAM NORTH RIDING ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
CRICKET ELTHAM NORTH RIDING ASSOCIATION The team selected to represent the E.N.R.C.A- in the annual match against the Whittlesea Association at Whittlesea on A.N.A. Day (Mon day, January 29) is as follows: -A. Howard, B. Archer, B. Masefield, H. Green, D. Scott, H. Verso, A. Cum mings, R. Cummings "Pop-" Cum mings, J. McMahon, M. Nichols; 12th •man, J. Reilly; Umpire J. J. Mc Mahon; Scores, S. Graham. Play to commence at 11 a.m., and all players are asked to be there in good time.
TENNIS CLUB'S ACTIVITY [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
TENNIS CLUB'S ACTIVITY For the first time this season the Greensborough A No. 1 tennis team was defeated last Saturday. The team met its Waterloo against Greensborough No. 2, which defeated it by 15 games. the results being No. 2. 56 games; No. 1, 49. The teams which fought out the battle in front of a large crowd of spectators at Greensborough were: No. 2-Messrs A. Yandell, K. Yan deyy, R. Stubley, Mrs. K. Yandell, and Misses N. Hill and D. Olleyl No. 1 team-Messrs C. Horn, F. Reid, S. McGeorge. and Mesdames G. Hart, Lyons and Miss E. Spencer.
FIRE BRIGADE FUNDS MEETING OPPOSES TRANSFER [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
FIRE BRIGADE FUNDS MEETING OPPOSES TRANSFER Mr. J. Malone met with strong op position at the Progress Association meeting held in the Masonic Hall last Monday night, when he suggepted that a public meeting be called to decide on the disposal of the money placed in the bank in 1930 for the use of the Fire Brigade. Mr. Malone said that as the Fire Brigade no longer had any use for the cash, it could be transferred to the Picnic Committee. He had sug gested three months ago that a public meeting be called, and he was very disappointed that no action had been taken. Mr. Malone reminded the assembly that a committee consisting of Mr. J. Gilmore, Mr. J Malone, Dr.- Sin clair, Mr. M. Tate, and Mr. W. Scriven had been appointed to can vass the district for funds for the newly formed Fire Brigade. £26 was raised, £20 of which was used to build a shed. £5/6/ was placed in the bank to buy a first aid outfit for the brigade.: This, due to the brigade oeing taken over by the M.F.B., became un ne...
Greensborough PROGRESS ASSOCIATION FIRE HYDRANT WANTED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
Greensborough PROGRESS ASSOCIATION .- FIRE HYDRANT WANTED The January. meeting of the Greensborough Fire Brigade was held at the Masonic Hall last Monday night. Probably due to the fact that the night was miserably wet and cold, there was a small attendance, only eight people being present. The President (Mr. L. Cross) oc cupied the chair. Mr. J. Gilmore drew attention to the fact that there was not a fire hy drant in Hales Street from the hotel corner to Mr. E. Spares' house, - a distance of about half a mile. Mr. Gilmore said that if any of the num erous wooden houses in that street were to catch fire it would be almost impossible to save them. Mr. Gilmore moved and Mr. J. Malone seconded that the Heidelberg City Council be asked to instal a .fire hydrant at.the corner of William and Hales Streets.--The motion.was car ried. Councillor Jessop: "I ani speaking only fo,. myself, but that seems. a reasonable request." .
R.A.A.F. Recruiting [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
R.A.A.F. Recruiting There has been no diminution of the volume of applications being re ceived by the R.A.A.F. in its great recruiting drive. The Air Force is first concentrating on the enrolment of technicians and ground personnel. Soon 26,000 young men for air crews will be required. Of these 10,600 would be pilots, and 15,400 ob servers and air gunners. Men up to the age of 28 years will be accepted as pilots, and up to 32 ar air-gunners and observers.
Montmorency Horticultural Show [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
Montmorency Horticultural Show Montmorency Horticultural mem bers are very busy getting their gar dens ready for a competition which will take place in autumn for the best garden plot (700 square feet.) AIR LEAGUE Montmorency branch of the Aus tralian Air League commenced their classes last week and will continue doing so every Friday night in the Public Hall. Any young men or boys interested will be heartily welcomed. FIRST AID EXAMINATIONS Recent examinations held at Mont morency in First Aid resulted in 100 per cent pass. New classes will shortly be forming, as it is hoped that a number of the young people will. join in this most useful and neces sary course of lessons. Mrs. G. H. Price, of Montmorency Railway Station, has been notified. that she has passed her first St John Ambulance course, with honors.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR HURSTBRIDGE WATER SCHEME [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
LETTERS .TO H EITOR HURSTBRIDGE WATER SCHEMEt Sir,-Your report of my comments at Hurstbridge Progress Association concerning the necessity for a water scheme in the township did not con vey quite what I intended. What I wanted to stress was that if people owning land in Hurstbridge township and vicinity were to put a reasonable value on their land in: stead of asking £'s per foot, there would be an influx of new residents and after they came the water would follow. The demand for land in Hurstbridge has always been existent despite the fact that there is hardly one notice to be seen of "Land for Sale-" However, people are not go ing to pay £'s for land that is only worth shillings per foot. One wise man has increased the population of Hurstbridge by 50 per cent and benefitted himself likewise by selling his land at reasonable prices. But the main road and centre of the township remain stagnant through want of foresight. Increased population means water, etc, and prosperity at less i...
ELTHAM FIRST AID CLASS (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
ELTHAM. FIRST AID CLASS (To the Editor.) Sir,-As one who was particularly interested in the proposed Red Cross First Aid Class for men which was held recently, I think that it is time the public of Eltham were acquaint ed with the splendid service render ed to the class by Dr. Bradbury and Mr. Punch. These gentlemen took great interest in instruction and de monstrations. which were much ap preciated by the members. Although it is to be regretted that no more than 15 sat for the examination, which the Doctor admitted was far more advanced than the Red Cross text book, he expressed pleasure at the success achieved by all the mem bers who sat for the exam. I should like to mention the able manner in which Mr. F. Butler carried out the duties as Chairman during the ses sion. Y9urs etc., H. C. HUTCHINSON.
GREENSBOROUGH & DISTRICT PICNIC (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 26 January 1940
GREENSBOROU-GH & DISTRICT PICNIC (To the Editor.) Sir,--The above picnic will again be held this year at Mordialloc on Thursday, February 8, 1940- Last year we transported 939 children free to Mordialloc, and the cost in this connection was £47/3/7. The three trains carried 1.614 passengers. Every child received a bag of lollies; and milk and hot water were provid ed free for all. The total expendi ture in connection with running the picnic was £79/1/5. In appealing to your readers for a donation towards this worthy ob ject you will no doubt appreciate what this day at the seaside means to the children of this district. My committee desire to be in a pos ition to again send every child free; and it is only by co-operation and financial support that this can be done. Collectors have been appointed in all districts; but if they do not get in touch with you, please forward your donation, no matter how small, to me. Remember that every little helps. Yours etc., H. G. GLENNY, Org...