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THE LIBRARIES PROPOSAL [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
THE LIBRARIES PROPOSAL ? w With a few minor details of organisa- tion to adjust, the Libraries Committee hopes to commence its operations by 1st February. Its objective is 1000 members in six months, and up to the present it has been preparing to that end. It has taken over some 400 books from the Acton Library, and has received donations of others from Mr. J. H. Butters and several individual members of the Committee. It appeals to other members of the Com- munity to make similar donations. The Hon Secretary, Mr. W. K. Hunt will re- ceive books at the Commission Onices or the Bachelors* Quarters. It has approached the Commission for a donation of technical books dealing with each trade and profession represented in Canberra. It has also approached the Commission for the use of the former Consulting Rooms at Acton as a Reading Room and distributing centre. The Commission's decision in this mat- ter has not yet been made but meanwhile the old Acton Library annexe to the Acton Hall wi...
THE POULTRY YARD CHICKENS: DIVIDING THE SEXES, ETC. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
THE POULTRY YARD _. _ -w By "Chanticler," CHICKENS: DIVIDING THE SEXES, ETC. There is one very important point in the rearing of chickens which more often than not is quite overlooked. That is the division of sexes. This work is becoming necessary as the season advances. Im- mediately the cockerels can be distinguish- ed from the pullets, the two sexes should be divided, and kept quite apart from one another. This division is almost invari- ably delayed much too long, and while in very few cases does any serious harm en- sue, yet it has an injurious effect both upon the cockerels and the pullets. When the sexes are allowed to intermingle, the chicken's growth is considerably retarded, besides which the flesh loses much of its fineness and flavour. The cockerels, too, are evelastingly quarrelling among them- selves, frequently causing one another grevious bodily harm, besides which they are everlastingly quarrelling amongst them- is difficult to give any exact time at which the divis...
PROGRESS ASSOCIATIONS WESTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
PROGRESS ASSOCIATIONS -* WESTLAKE. The local gardens are in wonderful con- dition, and budding gardeners are of the opinion that their plots are second to none in the Territory. Her many friends will be pleased to learn that Miss B. McKissock, who recent- ly underwent an operation for appendici- tis, in the Queanbeyan Hospital, has prac- tically recovered. A branch of the L.O.L., called "The Chosen Few of Canberra," has been formed. The following are the Office Bearers:-Brother C. W. Rein, W.M.; Brother L. Bull, D.M.; Brother J. T. Kin- lyside, Secrtary; Brother W. Dodge, Fore- man of Committees. On Tuesday, December 15 th, another meeting of this branch was held at East lake. _ ,_
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
Have You Seen Young's Fine Stocks of NEW GOODS at their Bright, Up-to-Date Store at Eastlake A VISIT WILL WELL REPAY YOU. A Special Feature is the Ample Room to move round and make your own selection. We bring particularly under your notice in this issue the fine HOUSEHOLD IRONMONGERY AND GLASSWARE DEPARTMENT All the small things you are so constantly needing in the Home are obtainable at The "Live" Firm's Economy Prices, J. B. Young Limited Canberra's Universal Providers s Ia S3 I I St
HOME NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
HOME NOTES _ A._ -f (By "Mona.") One or two economical and dainty re- cipes may not be amiss at this season ol' the year when the small folk are home for their holidays, and there will, no doubt, be many, luncheon baskets to pack. Nicely made biscuits are an excellent standby. They improve with keeping, are clean, and easily handled. The cook has great scope for variety in a biscuit mix- ture, for, with the addition of flavourings and colouring matter in both biscuit and icing, she can produce quite a mixed and attractive supply of these dainty sweets. The twin biscuits, which are held together with icing, are general favourites, and the currant sandwich claims its share oe the children's liking. There are many suitable and good re- cipes for biscuit-making, two of which arc as follow. One is cheap and useful for every day, and may be worked up in differ - ent ways. The other is a rich mixture which makes a special biscuit finger which will grace the daintiest tea-table. HOT WATER B...
SUNDAY SPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
SUNDAY SPORT. _A_ -w (By "Observer.") The decision of the Commission to the effect that organised sport must not be conducted within the Territory on Sun- days, has proved a veritable "bone of con- tention" throughout the community, and many and varied have been the opinion ; expressed on the subject. Individual opi- nion may wax strong on the matter, but if we are to arrive at a just and tolerant decision on this all-important subject, anv tendency towards expressions of views of a dogmatic nature must be eliminated, with a view to the adoption of an equitable and impartial policy, based on the main- tenance of the time-honoured axiom-"the greatest good for the greatest number." It would appear that the protagonists of organised Sunday sport in the Territory base their claims for recognition on the two following principles: - (1) That, at the present time, condi- tions of living at Canberra are as far re- moved from those pertaining in older established communities throughout Austr...
TELOPEA PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL SPEECH DAY AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNCTION THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL ATTENDS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
TELOPEA PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL ! .1 . ? SPEECH DAY AND DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. MOST SUCCESSFUL FUNCTION THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL ATTENDS. Glorious weather favored the annual Speech Day and distribution of prizes at the Telopea Park School on Tuesday, 15 th December. Special interest was vested in the proceedings by reason of the first visit to the school of His Excellency, the Governor-General-Lord Stonehaven. EXHIBITION OP CHILDREN'S WORK. A large number of visitors and parents of the scholars attended early and dis- played keen interest in the fine exhibition of children's work. The exhibits, in all classes, reflected great credit on the teach- ers and the scholars. Examples of hand- writing in all classes reached a high stan- dard, and exhibits of maps of various countries displayed excellent penmanship, and, at the same time, a sound knowledge of the geographical and physical features of the countries concerned. Paper weaving and card sewing of pupils of the second class also deserve sp...
WHAT CANBERRA MEANS (From a Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
, WHAT CANBERRA MEANS I (From a Correspondent. ) I Most people lack imagination, which, I after all, is probably a wise arrangement I made by Providence. But sometimes it I seems a pity that this is so, for a leaven I of imagination within us might enable us f to put more into what we are doing and get more out of life. When Governor Phillip brought a batch of convicts through 16,000 miles of strange seas, and put them into camp on the shores of the Tank Stream, and Circular Quay, it probably appeared to the masters and crews of the ships, and to the soldiery, to be an uninviting, not to say arduous, piece of business. "Tipperary" must have seemed a long, long way off to them, and their eyes must have been looking back over their shoulders more than once. Few, if any, had imagination enough to carry them in thought one hundred years into the future. Consequently they were unable to see that from the small seed they were planting, would arise a new na- tion-a new and grander Britain ...
CHILDREN'S COLUMN [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
CHILDREN'S COLUMN _A_ Dear Children,-Last month I told you we were going to have a chat about "Com- munity." It is a big word but you'll soon know what it means. Many, many years ago a great nation lived in and near the city of Rome. Its soldiers, who were called Romans, were very brave and they fought and won bat- tles against the soldiers of France and Germany, which in those days were known by other names. As they went from one country to another, they made the people pay money to Rome, and left soldiers be- hind to get the money and see that they didn't start fighting again. Now the Romans spoke Latin and the people soon learned it from them and began to speak ft as well as they could. Sometimes they couldn't speak it correctly, and so made a new word like it for themselves. After ;i time the Romans reached England, which was then known as Britain. (That is why the Empire to which we belong, and which was started by the statesmen and soldiers and sailors of England is known as t...
HOW TO RUN A NEWSPAPER? [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
HOW TO RUN A NEWSPAPER? _ _. -,w. Our weak-minded factotum has . con- vinced himself that the "News" is not being run on right lines. He has generated so much heat in the matter that we have feared for the office themometers. We have therefore allowed him space to let . off steam. This is the result:? REFORMED COMMUNITY NEWS. Volume 007, No. 1J. EDITORIAL.-We hesitate to talk about ourselves, but if Modesty were not our middle name we would say that there has never been a paper like this before. We can quite understand the feelings of our readers when they compare this paper with other papers we could mention. However, we hope that wise counsels will prevail. Next month we hope to comment editor- ially upon the restrictions on Wednesday Work. Meanwhile the time is ripe to publish the comments we have not re- ceived on our paper. Mr. J. H. Butters: "You're wasting your time here." Sir John Harrison: "Have a cigar." Mr. C. H. Gorman: "Beautiful weather.' Mr. A. K. Murray: "Welcome. A ...
TROOP LOG, "CANBERRA BOY SCOUTS." (Kept by S.M. Guthrie.) [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
TROOP LOG, "CANBERRA BOY SCOUTS." -.-*-: I (Kept by S.M. Guthrie.) 19th Nov., 1925.-Met at Acton in front of Commission Offices. Acton Hall engaged. Too wet to go among the willows and have a fire, so we had a talk under the street light. Decided on account of wet to post- pone camp a fortnight later. Also decided to go to Causeway on Saturday week to assist in building the Causeway Hall. Bob Meadows questioned boys on the Scout Law. 21st Nov.-Met under willows at Acton, but owing to a false report only nine boys turned up. Somebody put the yarn that there would be no Scout Parade this after- noon. Tested some of the boys in the Ten- derfoot Test and played gaines until 5 p.m. when five boys went in for a swim. 24th Nov.-First Court of Honour of the Troop was held at Mr. Waterman's re- sidence, Civic Centre. The meeting was a little slow, the boys being new to a thing of this kind. Present: Teddy Waterman, N. Marshall, B. Lucas, I. Dunn, J. Kelly, A.S.M. Mathews, and S.M. Guthrie. T...
COMMISSION STAFF ENTERTAINED. SUCCESSFUL SMOKE SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
COMMISSION STAFF ENTER- TAINED. -# SUCCESSFUL SMOKE SOCIAL. By courtesy of the Federal Capital Com- missioners, members of the staff spent a most enjoyable evening at the Acton Hall, just priqr to breaking up for the Xmas holidays. Thé entertainment provided by the Com . missioners took the form of a "Smoko" at which many most enjoyable musical items were rendered, a feature of these being the whole-hearted manner in which a number of Community songs were given by the assembled company. The Commissioner (Mr. J. H. Butters) presided and was supported by his co-Com- missioners, Sir John Harrison and Mr. C. H. Gorman._ In his opening remarks/ Mr. Butters stated that the Commissioners thought that a smoke social was an excellent means of "easing the springs" and bringing together the members of the staff in a spirit of harmony and good-will. On behalf of the Commission he thanked the staff for their devotion to duty during the past year, and trusted that further opportunity would be tak...
RIVERBOURNE CAMP. XMAS FESTIVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
RIVERBOURNE CAMP. _.A._ XMAS FESTIVITIES. (By "Resident.") The old adage "that Christmas comes but once a year" will be well remembered . by residents of the little camp at River bourne as a result of the happy time we spent together on Xmas Bve 1925. Father Christmas had undoubtedly laid his plans well and truly, and by some un- known agency a Christmas tree sprung suddenly up in our midst in preparation for the great event. We had just finished our evening meal when excited children's voices heralded the fact that something unusual was hap- pening. In the far distance could be dis- cerned a small but familiar figure, carrying a huge bag. It was the work of a moment for Santa to make himself known to us all, and a previously bare Xmas tree was transformed like magic into a vision of delight to the excited and expectant young- sters. The distribution of the dear old chap's largesse was successfully carried out to the complete satisfaction of all the youth- ful recipients, and with a...
COMBINED SCHOOL SPORTS A BRILLIANT SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 January 1926
SCHOOL SPORTS: HIS EXCELLENCY, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, INSPECTS HIS GUARD OP HONOUR. ,immmiin^ iimHMMtMHItlMimnMiniM^ COMBINED SCHOOL SPORTS -« A liRILUANT SUCCESS. An event packed with exciting events was the verdict of all who were there on Saturday, 12th December, and a source of remorseful regret to those who were nat. Certainly the hours were as full of sport as the children were of merriment and chat- ter, and for a time, what has been called Canberra's sportless Sunday was forgotten The day was the outcome of much thought during many previous days, and some toil- some nights, but the swinging success of it was reward enough, for the day was simply crowded, almost to surfeit, with interesting features, and the weather had just the right brand of brightness from dawn until the fall of the evening, when a cool breeze almost blew the children home. We have been told that the youngsters were early astir, and we are sure that on this morning at any rate, mother did not have to call t...
OUR LETTER BAG [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
OUR LETTER BAG ?_ .-v [Our readers are invited to avail them- selves ot the facilities which exist under this column for the discussion of matters generally affecting the life of our com- munity. When forwarding contributions, correspondents must give names and ad- dresses, not necessarily for publication.] THE VIEW FROM STROMLO. To the Editor. Sir,-As I wandered past Black Moun- tain and through the plantations to the west, I was struck by the fine healthy appearance of the pines. There seems to be, however, a pressing necessity for a fire-break, for, at present, there is a mulch on the ground as dry as tinder, and grass and weeds knee-high throughout. These plantations would certainly repay a little more expense in their case during the early years of their growth. Crossing the river, I climbed by the Stromlo Observatory and was surprised at its neglected appearance, and would suggest the need ol a care- taker. Instruments worth pounds and pounds should not be left to the handling...