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WEATHER [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
WEATHER It is seldom that Alice Sprint^'. ias to complain about the cold, but the last few mornings have to us, who arc not used to it, de cidedly a change. The exceedingly severe frosts that are covering hundreds of thousands of square miles in south-west Queensland is undoubtedly the cause of the cold experienced here. Naturally we can expect more cold mornings to follow, although the sun is al ways warm at nine o'clock. We have very little to complain about.
ARE PEOPLE TO BE PENALISED FOR HAVING CHILDREN [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
ARE PEOPLE TO BE PENALISED FOR HAVING CHILDREN The answer to this cjuoBtion is definitely YES. They of course, should not be. A Victoria Cross would be a small decoration for their courage, or as others will say, their want of common sense. Mi*. Caldwoll has recently given us statistics to show that the Aus tralian race will die out in 150 years unless this is remedied, and we agree heartily that it should he remedied, and quickly to. The children are our best immigrants, we want them and as many as can arrive, but first we should have Statesmen who will find the remedy not dream about it. Get onto the matter quickly, we have unlimited timber in Australia, all the clay, lime and water that is needed to make cement and tiles, we have billions of aci'es of land for build ing1 on and every part that is need ed, all but the initiative to go on with the job. Start a number of cement Avorks, if the private companies are un able to carry out this work, which of course, they can if not hamp...
PRELUDE TO OUR PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
PRELUDE TO OUR PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW Some 200 years ago was evolved the Punch and July show, probably the greatest and best play for children ever designed. Once upon a time, to use the children's formula, the world's fun we know was chiefly represented by puppet shows, tliuf: is. little figures that' are made of wood and pushed around to perform many things the grown ups did not like to do themselves, probably unlike our present day politicians, they were self conscious. With those came the shadow shows which were remarkable in that all the perform ers was done by shadows cast upon a screen of white calico which had a light -behind so you could see the performance' and yet. tho actors wore indistinguish able although you knew they must bo there. The kin^ hit of all was the Punch and July shows (that might today be portrayed on the screen as well as in actuai 1 1 f n ') . Punch and Judy aided by the in evitable policeman and other figures designed from time to time, gave an hilarious ...
THE CHOICE CUT [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
THE CHOICE CUT Dolly, the fattest lubra on iho station, had tho regular job' of getting tho meat for tho working boy.'! from the butcher'.'? shop, and just as 'regularly received what is popularly known as thn 'nigger'n meat' from tho nhin bone. jrhe 'boys' finally raised a protest anil next day Dolly addressed the butcher : 'No more yoii cuttim r»oat alonga Ivr? (pointing to her'' nhin bone). More bettor fella meal alnnga hero' and she re tioundingly shipped a naked rump of a piccaninny close by.
ELEGANT WALKING STICK [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
ELEGANT WALKING STICK Showing that even ;!mall indus tries can and should bo carried out in Alice Springs, Mr. Austin showed in this office on Monday a walking stick made of Alice Springs timber. It is of equisite design, beautifully finished and e/uial to anything made in Aus tralia today. They are selling at £1 which is a l'idiculous price for something that should bring at least £2.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
„ ? ? i Ml # - I C.J. CASHHAN i Alice Spring's and^Darwin '* ' ??„??*? i J. NELSON WisKes to extend greetings to old and new friends, and to advise them that stocks of Water Pipe, Bore Casing', Pump ing' Equipment and Pastoral re quirements are constantly ex panding' and in tHe near future all of tneir needs can be sup plied from Alice Spring's SOLE DISTRIBUTORS FOR : STEWARTS and LLOYDS (Aust.) Pty. Ltd. INTERCOLONIAL BORING COMPANY. AGENT FOR : DALGETY and COMPANY LIMITED. J. Nelson — Alice Springs ,~l ? ' ? ' ? ; ? ' ?K' CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE BOX 94 Phone 32 A. QUEE TODD STREET, ALICE SPRINGS Tailors and Drapers SPLENDID RANGE OF FIRST CLASS STOCK TO SUIT EVERY PURSE FOR EXPERT TAILORING PLACE YOUR ORDER IN CONFIDENCE WITH flP€ k V f N Clr Todd Street, Alice Springs . HIGH CLASS WORKMANSHIP Prop in at SING'S CAFE for the Supreme Drink of Cen 'V tralia : Ic(ed Lemon Squash. Pure Fruit Used GRILLS A SPECIALTY Mrs. Cheadle's Popular Pies and Pasties Mrs. Cheadle has pleasure in announ...
ONE NIGHT OF HORROR [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
?O*JJ2 NIGHT OF HORROR Nowadays if your go sailing along the Northern Australian coastline out from Darwin a few hundred miles, the traffic (says the Wanderer) is so thick with tourists they need cops. But there was one sea jaynt that I took a few years ago when you could go for days without people crowding out the sun. On that trip was one bad night I doubt very much whether I shall ever forget. J spent it near a forsaken mangrove swamp in a particularly wild part of the coast. It had been a blistering hot day on the foreshore of the desolate beach out from which we had an chored. The temperature r.eemed nearer 20U degrees than any other ngure. At the edge of the swamp I could «ee the most delightful shady foliajvc. A chance to rest in this paradise of coolness was eagerly .sought. Selecting a big overspread ing type of acacia, so thick that the sun was unable to penetrate it anywhere, I returned to the boat, brought back a hammock, selected some accommodating branches, fixed it an...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
It was when the Japanese bomb ers were threatening to come south from Darwin and the native boys at the Granites' landing ground were being instructed what to do. 'Supposim Japanese he come droppim bamb, you catchim, what you do, Joe ?' asked the boss of young Joe the grinning wag of the camp. Jae grinned some more. 'Flurry soon' can't see me,' he said.
APPRECIATION OF SOUVENIR COPY [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
APPRECIATION OF SOUVENIR COPY 'Centralian Advocate' gives thanks to the public for their ap prociation of the 'Centralian Ad ,'ocato,' although wo printed some 500 more papers than wo expected to sell, the lot- were sold inside inside three hours. We have had numerous enquiries by letters, tele grams and telephone for copier, that we cannot unfortunately supply.
GETTING HIS OWN BACK [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
GETTING HIS OWN BACK Alby, the abo had a successful morning's hunting. Returning home with a possum in one hand and some buckeroos in his belt he made for a shady tree, the only one in a long distance. To his surprise he almost stepped on a dark log which turned out to be a parentie, one of the Centre's big dragon lizards or 'inland crocodiles.' Alby dropped the possum as the 'prenty,' who has the world's worst temper, rushed at him. Alby backed away into the sun, knowing the 'prenty' would not go out in the heat ; but the prenty made for the possum. Alby in turn jabbed the prenty with a spear, l'rcnty turned from the possum to charge Alby. By those tactics Alby eventually worked the reptile further away from the possum. 'Now' cried Alby 'I race you who get possum.' The prenty won and began clawing the titbit safely back in the shade. Alby gazed in disgust. No black fellow likes to tackle the savage prenty on his own. 'Orright, you dirty old blackfella' he addressed the enemy. 'By c...
THIS BOY WAS EVERYTHING [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
THIS BOY WAS EVERY THING 'Army orright. Me bin longa Army, too' announced Gloomy, a prominent boy at the Granites gold mine when the various employees had returned and were recounting their experiences. 'Me bin Ser geant Major Alice Springs.' One of the mob recalled Gloomy as a sanitary fatigue at the Alice camp broke in : 'That's right, Gloomy. You bin Sergeant Major .?' Gloomy nooded proudly. 'You been Captain, too ?' 'Yes. Me bin Captain.' 'You been Colonel, too. ?' 'Yes. Me bin Colonel.' 'You been plui'ry liar, too ?' continued the ex-digger. 'Yes' says Gloomy, 'me bin plurry liar, too.'
PERSONAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
PERSONAL NOTES Mr. Bornie Kilgariff with Iris fiancee, Misr. Ailecn Cann, arrived back from Burin recently, where presumably Bernie had to under go the look-over from prospective in-laws. We all have to undergo that Bernie, you have cur sym pathy. Mrs. Roberts who has been on a visit to her son John at Alice, ip. returning to her home town. This lady has made herself a hoBt of friends while here and we are extremely sorry to lose her. Misr. Marguerite Sturgeon, a visitor from Sydney, has just ar rived by aeroplane and is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Plumridge. We extend a welcome, Miss Stur geon. This, however, is a danger ous place and I doubt if some young man we know will let you go back. Mr. Doak, of the Commonwealth Bank, has just called to say good bye to this office. 'Bill' as he is known to his friends, does not like leaving and we who know him do not like to see him go. Best of luck, and Lismore will get an other good citizen. We are pleased to hear that Mr. Cyril J. Watson ha...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL 'SonieT 'three weeks ago we had a .Visit from the Administrator from Darwin, he arranged a meet ing, all residents eagerly attended and we were told that we should form a Municipal Council or if we liked the name better, a Pro gressive Society. It was pointed out that a Legislative Council was designed to advance the interests of the Territory, every one beamed and smiled and waited for the rest. This came like a douse of cold water on a wintry morning. Ik appear:! that the Tei'ritory was to be divided into many areas and we would bo allowed six rep resentatives as a voting power — BUT ,and do not forget' this BUT, the Administrator was going _ to polect eight Government officials who with the Administrator hav ing the canting vote, would be NINE to our SIX. Tho orator must have seen the tears dripping down our handsome features, tinted the unrestrained sobbing, so luirr'cd U- alleviate the wounds. ThoFO eight men I shall select will ho oineialB who have their hear...
LAND NOT OPENED FAST ENOUGH [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
LAND NOT OPENED FAST ENOUGH Splendid tidings that land is being made available, but the pace is not fast enough. Wo should not keep rooplr* Availing one Mingle- minute, VMr h:::;: boon over two years and wo wnnl decentralisation and all tho new blood thai; goes with it. if only the tax was lifted, the Northern Territory would swarm with now arrivals. Let us hope tho Minister for Interor down south will do something along these linen. Wo are providing1 him with a free copy, no that ho cannot, say he does not know — - TIKTJlvS HOPING.
TURNED DOWN Ventures That Could Make The Territory [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
TURNED DOWN Ventures That Could Make | The Territory; j In our issue of May 24th we mentioned a few applications for improvement to the Territory that had been turned down or delayed by the Government. We hear now from various quarters of others who are worrying about the same problem and would be pleased if anyone who have been refused applications for some reason would send in complaints to this office. If the complaints are genuine this paper will be pleased to ventilate them and ask the Department of Interior the reason for refusal. The old Negro parson had called his flock together during a di-ought to pray for rain. Entering the pulpit, he gazed sadly upon his congregation. 'De faith of some of you is de plorable,' he began. 'Here we are gathered together to ask da Lord to send us rain, and not one of you has brought an umbrella.'
"CEN. ADVOCATE" TRAVELLING ISSUE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
'CEN. ADVOCATE' TRAVELLING ISSUE This issue of the 'Centralian Advocate' j is going on a fishing expedition 'all over the Territory, and most of Australia. There are still lots of people outback who will not have had our Souvenir Copy, and cannot possibly reply, so this copy -will be srmt to. all those station peonle and mission aries of tbn out of the wav places. Tf thev like tin's and the la°t. cony, thfm wn shall be plfn^d if they will send nlong pnhscrmHnn.q as no further free conies will be' Pont. Our aim is to h^'n the gr-^t North and' nvnirl rtolit.ipt;. W« know fhe outhn''k. hav^ livpd in it ourselves nnd know that 00 vpr epi\t. of Territorially want news, not worries.
THREATS BY HALF-CASTE ABORIGINIE How It Works When The Goodies In Adelaide Take Charge [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
THREATS BY HALF CASTE ABORIGINIE How It Works When The Goodies In Adelaide Take Charge Before P. M. Muirhead in Ade laide this week. Thomas Karpany, 22, laborer, of Morphett Vale, was fined £4, with 7/0 costs, on a charge, which was admitted, that on Saturday, being a half-caste aborigine, he was found drinking liquor. Inspector O 'Sullivan said that after a complalint from two half caste aboriginal girls that they had been molested by a half-caste man and white man in Hindley street, Sgt. Hillary and I'CC's Giles and Riedel found the de fendant and a white man hiding in a doorway. When questioned Karpany denied any knowledge of the incident. Told by l'CC Rie del that his breath smelt of liquor, the defendant said he had had only one drink. WhcVi asked whether he was a half-caste abor igine he replied : — 'Yes, and very proud of it.' Karpany continued: 'You blokes give the poor black boy a bad go. One of these days all the black boys in this town will get the three of .your — gang, ...
PENNANT CREEK NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
PENNANT CREEK NOTES ? * r\ ? ? Population figures indicate .that the Held in expanding and that more claims are being worked. Values of crush ings which have gone through. No. II Government Battery in the last couple o£ months have proved very satisfac tory, especially so when the values have been so easily won. This means a growing Tennants and a growing population. At present it is estimated that the population is higher than pre-war, there being between 500 and GOO at present here, this includes ap proximately 100 who are out on ' claims, etc. The school is ably conducted by Headmaster Mr. Basil Schmidt, assisted by Miss Shirley Maloney. The attendance being at present (50 pupils. There have been five new stores and two garages erected in the last twelve months, two or three more are in the course of erection, also a new picture theatre. The present picture theatre, ably ?^pnducted by Mr. Bob Shortt, , dually shows three times per week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, and patrons...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 31 May 1947
ti ? ^^ _ ^^ ^^ -- f' ' XL 1 I ? — ? The — . ? | !! Progressive Grocers and General i | Merchants j | WHERE YOU CAN BUY IN SMALL QUANTITIES AT WHOLESALE PRICES J 1 OUR SLOGAN f ^'CHALMERS & COMPANY are determined to keep down the cofet of living.' F; | HERE IS PROOF I ^Compare these Prices with those of other Stores and if you wish to save money you! |must in fairness to your self buy from this firm. ? , | !jWe Collect and Deliver Orders to every part of Alice Springs DAILY | 'i I % GROCERY SECTION J | Sugar Best A.I _ ? 5/3 doz. lbs. i 3 Our Famous Ajngoorie Tea ? 2/11 lb. f [j Condensed Milk ? „ ? ll|d. tin \ p| Unsweetened Milk ? 8/6 doz. | | Sunshine Milk ? 1/5 tin, 16/6 doz. 1 [i Trufood Milk ? 1/5 tin, 16/6 doz. f | Glen Ewen Jams ? 1/4, 1/5, 1/6 tin ' :t & I Orange Marmalade ? ? 1/5 tin f K | Toilet Soaps ? Lux, Protex, Early I J Morn, ...' ? 4/9 doz. I | Jelly Crystals ? 5/6 doz. % \ Preserved Fruit ? 1/6 tin | \ Potatoes ? £1/5/- bag | \ SPECIAL QUOTATIONS F...