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FIRE ON BRIDGE SINGLETON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
FIRE ON BRIDGE SINGLETON, Tuesday. The Singleton Fire Brigade was called out to a fire on Dunolly bridge on Saturday afternoon. The decking had caught alight. The blaze was quickly subdued. No damage was done. ____________ The Managing Director of Davies & Cannington Proprietary Ltd. (Mr. George R. Davies) is retiring after 48 years' servcle. He was entertain ed by the directors o,nd employees. Victor Cheetham, 25, of Swansea, was fatally injured at work at the B.H.P. Company's. Steel Works,
NEW ENGLAND Highway Conditions [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
: NEW ENGLAND Highway Conditions Reporting on the condition of New England Highway, between Tenter field and Brisbane, an officer of the N.R.M.A. says that two miles of good bitumen road extends north ward from Tenterfield, followed by fair to good gravel surface to Lower Acacia Creek. Here a detour is necessary where road work is in progress. Eleven miles of good gravel road is then traversed, of which six miles is being prepared for tar sealing. The following 21 miles into Wooden bong is over splendid tar paved road. Between Woodenbong and Brisbane most of the highway is now tar paved, but between Rathdowney and Imies Plains reconstruction work is in progress, necessitating the use of side tracks which are somewhat rough in places. This, however, is the only difficult por tion of the highway, report;; the N.R.M-A.
Christmas Day Short Wave Broadcast Professor Murdoch's Message To The World [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Christmas Day Short Wave Broadcast Professor Murdoch's Message To The World (By PROFESSOR WALTER MURDOCH) Since it is my privilege to-day to send to lands outside Aus tralia a Christmas greeting, I can't say from all Australians, but from Australians who feel as I do, what shall that greet ing be? It will certainly not take the old, traditional form, the form that we associate with so many happy memories. We shall not wish you a merry Christmas. Who can be merry at this moment? To wish you a merry Christmas would be to wish you a callous Christmas, a Christmas of hard indifference to the agony of millions of human beings, a Christmas for apes rather than for men and women capable of feeling for others and of sharing in the world's sorrow.. In fact, to wish you a merry Christmas would be to wish you an un-Christian Christmas. I would rather begin by remind ing you that we celebrate to-day the birth, not of a merry person, but of a man of sorrows, acquaint ed with grief, and that perh...
MUSWELLBROOK Alleged Forged Cheques MAN ARRESTED MUSWELLBROOK, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
MUSWELLBROOK Alleged Forged Cheques MAN ARRESTED MUSWELLBROOK, Tuesday. I The axiom of a Muswellbrook business man, 'Once bitten twice shy,' led to the arrest of a man on a charge of presenting forged cheques. A district landowner had gone to Sydney, and an employee, it is alleged, camo to Muswellbrook aud went to business houses, 'where he presented cheques. Four are alleged to have! been; cashed without query, as the mail had previously transacted busi ness for his employer, aud his bona fides were not questioned. At the fifth shop, however, the man ager, who a little time previously had accepted a forged cheque, was a bit dubious and ho took the cheque form to another business man, who was floubtful about the signature, aud a visit to the bank, it is alleged, proved that it was a forgery. By this time, the man had evidently become alarmed for lie made off, and went across country, but the police were quickly oil his tracks, and he was ar rested two miles from the town. CHRISTMAS ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
? FUNERAL ? TTILL. — The Relatives & Friends of tho late ANN HILL, of Alyn wick, Miller's Forest, are kindly invited to attend her Funeral, to move from St. Brigid's Church, Raymond Terrace, TO-MORROW (WEDNESDAY) AFTERNOON at 2.30 o'clock, for Catholic Cemetery, Raymond Terrace. C- H. BOOTS & SON, 3384 Funeral Director. IN MEMOR1AM HIPWELL. — In loving memory of my dear Husband and our Father, David C. Hipwell, who passed away December 26th, 1937, aged 71 years. Ever remembered by his loving Wife, Letitia, and Family. 3377 LAWRENCE. — In loving memory of our dear Son, Reginald Claude, died December 26th, 1935 Always remembered by his loving Father and Mother. 3379 WINTER— In fond memory of Keith, who passed away December 26th, 1917. Sadly missed by Mother, Grandma Laybutt, and Sister, Ruth. 3378 TflNEDON'S Beautiful Wreaths for a friend that's passed away. Phone Maitland 228. ?A WREATH BY MORGAN'S will suitably express your condolence. CONSULT US for all Floral Emble...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Capper's Modem Furniture % Mm 4 The Latest Designs in Walnut and Oak Bedroom Suites, Diahtg Room and Kitchen Furniture. , HERE ARE A FEW OF THE PRICE8r 3 PIECE WALNUT BEDROOM SUITE AND BEDSTEAD, '£15, ' £20, £22, £24/10/, £27, £30. 3 PIECE BEDROOM SUITE, In Walnut. Two Tone Oak, or Natural Fin ish, £7, £9/15/, £10/5/, £11, £12/7/6, £13/10/. 4ft. 6 BEDSTEAD WITH WIRE MATTRESS TO MATCH SUITE, £4/E/*. SEPARATE WARDROBES, £2/3/6. £2/10/-. £3, £5/12/6, £6. TOILET TABLES, 59/-, 60/-, 72/6, 75/-, £5/10/-. LOUGHBOYS, 20/-, 48/6, 50/-, 55/-, 65/-, 70/-, £4/7/6,' £4/10/-, £0. COMBINATION WARDROBE AND DRESSING TABLE, 70/. OAK COMBINATION BEDSTEADS. Natural, Two Tone Oak, or Walnut Finish, 2ft. 6 46/; 3ft. 51/; 3ft. 6 56/; 4ft. 85/, OAK KITCHEN CABINETS. Natural or Two Tone FInlah, 78/6, &B, £5/10/*, £5/15/-, £6/12/6, £6/15/-. OAK KITCHEN TABLES, 38/6, 40/-, 52/6. OAK KITCHEN CHAIRS. 8/, 9/6, 11/6, 12/6. 6 PIECE DINING ROOM SETTING, £12/17/6, £13/10/-, '£13, '£18/10/-, £18/10/-, £22/10/...
Dark Elegance Scores Effortless Win Summer Cup Meeting GESTURE TO A.I.F. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Dark Elegance Scores Effortless Win AT RANDWICK Summer Cup Meeting GESTURE TO AoLF. SYDNEY, Tuesday. Dark Elegance led all the way to score her fourth successive win in the December Stakes at the Summer Cup meeting at Randwick this afternoon. Dark Elegance scored as ef fortlessly as she did on the same track early in the month. Rylstone, who followed the filly throughout, was second, and Fearless Fox third. The meeting was favoured with beautiful weather, and a crowd estimated to be twice as large as on Saturday attended, s a courtesy gesture, the A.J.C. committee permitted members of the 2nd A.I.F. to enter free, |and a large number availed themselves of the offer. After racing head and head with Vorgure nearly all the way, .Taz Bean withstood a tsrong chal lenge from Jocular and Denis to win' narrowly in the Chisholm Handicap. Tho judge was unable to separate the last two, who were placed second. The unlucky Haran was again just icaten out o£ first money, Chatoona ;etting home wit...
PRINCESSES SHOP IN SIXPENNY STORE LONDON, December 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
PRINCESSES SHOP 7 in sixpenny; STORE (From a Special Correspondent) (By Air Mall) LONDON, December 9. A sixpenny chain store in Aber deen this week had two Royal customers — Princess Eliabetli and Princess Margaret. Dressed alike in plnlc cloche hats, fawn coats and brown shoes and stockings, they toured the counters for half and hour, and ended by buying the music for 'Run, Rabbit Run,' and 'Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Lino.' The Princesses had come into town from their Highland home for a day's Christmas shopping. They were ac companied only by a lady and gentle man of the Royal household, and it was some minutes before they were recognised. They spent more than 7/ on 3d and 6d gifts; and here are some of the things they bought: Three brooches in bright coloured glass, a wastepaper basket, two candlesticks, a box of handkerchiefs, two small toys, some Christmas cards, a bundle of fancy streamers, and Christmas decorations, some artificial liolly and the two pieces of mus...
NEWS IN BRIEF [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
NEWS IN BRIEF Christmas dinners and good cheer were provided yesterday in the hos pitals and for hundreds of unemploy ed and destitute people in the city and suburbs. The first wartime Christmas in the Empire for 22 years was celebrated yesterday by large congregations in flower-decked churches throughout the city and suburbs. In every church there was a heightened de votional spirit. Nearly 5000 children from the Pad dington, Enmore, and Daceyville areas will benefit by the community play centre scheme, which will begin to morrow. Rapid extension of the Common wealth price-fixing machinery is inter preted in well-informed circles to mean that before the end of the war prac tically all prices will be under official surveillance. Operations of Spargo's Reward Gold Mine (1935), N.L., for the year ended June 30, 1939, show a nett loss of £522G, after providing fer the writ ing off of development costs of £2G06. Since June 1, the operations have been carried on at a profit ranging from ...
EASY WIN S. Australia v. Queensland SHIELD GAME ADELAIDE Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
EM! ill S. Australia V. Queensland SHIELD GAME ADELAIDE Tuesday. South Australia had an easy win against Queensland by an In nings and 22 runs. The result was a foregone conclusion In view of the home team's huge score. SOUTH AUSTRALIA First innings, seven wickets for 821 (Declared) QUEENSLAND First Innings Brown, b Grimmett ? — 20 Cook, st Walker, 1) Ward . . ? . 27 Allen, e Klose, b Ward ? 35 Rogers, c Wait.c, b Grimmett .. 49 Baker, c Walker, b Klose .... 0 D. Tallon, c Badcock, b Ward .. 70 Hansen, b Grimmett ? ? 2 Watt, c Waite, b Grimmett . . 6 Christ, .c Walker, b Ward .... 1 Dixon, not out ? ? 3 Ellis, c Badcock, b Ward .. .. 5 Sundries ? ? 4 Total ? ? 222 Fall of wickets: 41. 76, 91. 92, 199, 207, 213, 214, 216, 222. Bowling: P. Ridings, 0 for 29; M. G. Waite, 0 for 40; C. V. Grimmett, 4 tor 71; F. A. Ward, 5 for 62; T. Klose, 1 for 16. Ridings bowled one no-ball. QUEENSLAND Second Innings Brown, st Walker, b Ward . . . . 156 Cook, c Waite, b Grimmett .. . 15 Allen, c Waite...
"YOUR KING WAS CHARMING" SAYS FRENCH WOMAN LONDON, December 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
'YOUR KING WAS CHARMING'— - SAYS FRENCH WOMAN (From a Special Correspondent) J LONDON, December 9. 'I am oo happy and proud that I hardly know what I am doing' said Madame Jeanne this week. Madame Jeanne runs the little cafe in France where King George lunched one day during his visit to' the British Expeditionary Force. Tho King had his meal sitting on an ordinary kitchen chair in the bar room. The menu was chicken pie, Christmas pudding and cheese, and Guardsmen acted as waiters. The King shook his head to the pudding — 'It looks nice, but it will make me sleepy' — and also refused wine- He drank instead a little whisky. Mme. Jeanne recently had her cafe taken over aB the corporals' mess of a famous Guards regiment. She re ceived only an hour's notice to ex pect 'an Important guest' and thought it might bo General Gamelin. Then she read in the paper that the King was in this sector, and guessed who the important person might be. She found she had just time to send lier waitress in...
CAULFIELD Plymouth Hoe Wins POILU ALL WAY MELBOURNE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CAULFIELD Plymouth Hoe Wins POILU ALL WAY MELBOURNE, Tuesday. The crowd at Caulfield this af ternoon was one of the largest for some time. Always handy, Ply mouth Hoe won well in the Hope toun Handicap, deposing the pace maker, Lady Karingal, which weakened in tlio last furlong, and also allowed Royal Order and John Wilkes to pass her. . Poilu led all the way to finish in front of Sun Valley and Madam Coue in the Juvenile Stakes. Racing resulted: JUVENILE STAKES . 5 furlongs POILU, 8.8 (A. Dewhurst) ? 1 SUN VALLEY, 8.8 (R. Bailey) .. 2 MADAM COUE, 7.2 (T. Griffiths) 3 Starters were: Partoer 9.2 (H. Skidmore), Heart's Desire 8.12 (S. Tomison), Earl Marshal 8.10 (V. Hartney, Poilu S.8 (A. Dewhurst), Sun Valley 8.8 (R. Bailey), All Veil 8.6 (H. Badger), Government 8.3 (O. Phillips), New Warrior 8.2 (W. Cox), Montezuma S.l (H. Morris), Valon ese 7.11 (S. Ralph), County 7.10 (N. Purcival), Livonia 7.6 (E. Preston), Madame Coue 7.2 (T. Griffiths). SHOOBRA HURDLE Two miles and 65 yards IMI...
Out in the Bush SEEKING INFORMATION—A ROADSIDE GHOST—A SHEEP IS SHORN—AS BUSY AS A NAILER SEEKING INFORMATION [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Out in the Bush SEEKING INFORMATION— A ROAD SIDE GHOST— A SHEEP IS SHORN —AS BUSY AS A NAILER (By Will Carter.) SEEKING INFORMATION 'I've just come out from Engl an' About a week or so, An' wants a bit o' burning wood, An' don't know where to go To get a bit; a new chum As doesn't know the ropes, I'd like to ask a thing or two. And no offence, I 'opes. 'What sort o' timber 'ave 'e got For burnin' in a stove, An' is it very far away, An' — would they charge a cove? I'll get the loan of 'oss an' dray, I've got a haxe an' saw, But, is it hoalc, or what is It I should be lookin' for?' The Aussia gave a grin and spat, His cig, butt threw away, Then to the man from Lancashire He. turned and this did say: 'There's snappin' gum, and grey gum, There's cabbage gum, and blue, There's red gum, and there's swamp gum, And ribbon guni here, too. 'There's yaller box, and white box, There's bastard box, and grey, There's stringybark and ironbark, And wattle on the way. There's apple tree and messmat...
CRICKET Hunter v. Singleton BATSMEN FAIL [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CRICKET Hunter v. Singleton BATSMEN FAIL The Hunter River Association team went down cheaply before the attack of the Singleton bowl ers on' Robins' Oval to-day. Before the luncheon adjournment nine of the Hunter River men were out for 77, E. Smith being tho only batsman to reach the twenties. E. Stanton was the most successful bowler, taking three o£ the early wickets. Scores: — HUNTER RIVER. . First Innings. J. Bendeich, b C. Taylor ? 1 E. Kent, c and b E. Stanton .... 3 T. Miller,- c C. Taylor, b E. Stan ton ? ? ? .'.... 4 J. Leacy, ,c McGregor, b E. Stan ton ? . . ? is R. Brown, b E. Taylor .. .. .. .. 2 P. Drane, c E. Stanton, b H, Head 5 R. Lindsay, b Head ? ? . . . . 4 E. Smith, c A. Horadam, b Taylor 22 W. Sutton, b E. Stanton . . .... 6 N. Coffey, c M. Gippel, 1- Head . . 26 N. Mudd, not out ? ?? .. 9 Sundries ? ? 2 Total ? ?? .. .. ?? .. 102 SINGLETON First innings R. Dennis, b N. Mudd .. .. .. .. 12 M. Gippel, c Lindsay, b D. Drane 26 A. Horadam, not out ? ? ? 28 A. Burge...
III-Treatment Is Denied GERMAN PRISONERS IN AFRICA LONDON, December 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Ill-T reatment Is Denied GERMAN , PRISONERS IN .AFRICA m (From a Special Correspondent) ' (By Air Mail) LONDON, December 9. German prisoners are being ill treuted in Africa, alleges the Ger man radio. The charge is denied by Mr. Sidney PearBon, a mission ary on tho Gold Coast, writing to his parents in Durham, England. He tells of a German missionary's wedding in a Gold Coast intern pient camp. ? ? , ? ? ? Mr. Pearson said his college was taken over on the outbreak of war as an internment camp, and Herr Weber, a German missionary, was imprison ed there. Weber had previously arranged for his fiancee, Franlein Brack, to join him in the Gold Coast, and they had fixed the day for their wedding. When Fraulein Brack arrived she found that she, too, had to be interned before being sent back to Germany. 'It would have been absolutely in human to have sent that German wom an hack to Germany unmarried,' Mr. Pearson wrote, 'so steps were taken and official permission given for their Iwedding. ...
KILLED INSTANTLY GUNDAGAI, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
KILLED INSTANTLY GUNDAGAI, 'Tuesday. James Hill, of Ballarat, was killed instantly when a car he was driving overturned on the Hume Highway, near Gundagai. Four other occupants were, injured, and admitted to Gun dagai Hospital. Brian Frank, IS months, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frank, of Richard street, Moore Park, fell from the window of a train at Stanwell Park. The train was only moving slowly, but one of the wheels passed over the child's left forearm, which was amputated at Coledalo Hospital.
NELL GWYNN RELICS To Be Auctioned In London LONDON, Dec. 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
NELL GWYNN RELICS To Be Auctioned Sn London (From a Special Correspondent) LONDON, Dec. 9. A notable collection of relics . of Nell Gwynn is to be sold by auction In London. It numbers more than fifty items, mostly mezzotint portraits of the fam ous actress whom Lely so often paint ed, and a host of bills for her clothes, furniture, etc. There are twenty-five portraits,' several of them with her two sons by Charles II, one of whom was after wards made Duke of St. Albans. Those early mezzotints are very rare. At least two of them came out of Horace Walpolo's collection. Among the documents are warrants for tho payment to Nell of instalments of her £5000-a-year pension. Two warrants for £250 each were to be 'paid out of the excise money.' Len Lee, 20, of Mayfield West, collapsed in Station-street, Wara tnh. He was admitted to Newcastle Hospital. Francis T. Guy, 58, of Adamstown. was dressing a horse's leg when the animal kicked him across the nose. &nbsp; &nbsp; He suf...