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Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
"AMUSEMENTS. * GRAND CONCERT rT JD OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH BUILDING FUND will be held in tho , ACTON AMUSEMENT HALL on Saturday, October 23» Commencing at 8 p.m. Music lovers are assured of a high class programme. COMING EVENTS. ^T. McR. BUNN, Hon. Secretary. A FLOWER FETE AND ^ SALE OF GIFTS Will be held in the ACTON HALL on Saturday, October 30 L Proceeds in aid of the Canberra Pres "* byterian Church Building Fund. T. McR. BUNN, Hon. Secretary. PANTOMIME IN CANBERRA CAUSEWAY HALL Two Nights Season, starting on MONDAY, OCTOBER 25 with 'Little Bo Peep" -"Little Bo Peep* \ by the STANLEY McKAY CO. OF 30 STAR ARTISTS. Pretty Girls. Funny Comedians. Amazing Acrobats. Latest Songs and. Dances. Beautiful Dresses. Gorgeous Scenery. FULL BALLET, CHORUS, AND ORCHESTRA. The First Pantomime Co. that has ever visited Canberra. OCT. 26.,-"LAUGHING TIME" POPULAR PRICES. 5/-, 4/- and 3/-, plus tax. Children Half Price. Box Plan now open at R. J. Dunne's Newsagency, Eastlake. BERGER S PAINTS K...
CHEMIST'S ALARM Customer Warned by Radio [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
CHEMIST'S ALARM Customer Warned by Radio Much to a Birmingham chemist's re- lief, a customer to whom he had sold a box of deadly strychnine pills rang him up from London, as a result of a wireless broadcast mes- sage, and announced that he had not taken any of the pills, which he was returning. . >., The chemist relates that when lying in bed one night, mentally going over the day's business, It Cashed on him like a thunderbolt that he had put a quarter-grain, intead of one-fortieth, Into each pill. He Immediately dressed himself and scoured Birmingham, look- ing up everybody named .Penn, with- out result. So he accepted a doctor's advice and sent out a wireless broad- cast warning.
Manfred and Windbag. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
Manfred and Windbag. Is Windbag better than Manfred? This remains an open question. In the last Melbourne Cup, both horses carried 21lb more than weight for age age weights, and a furlong from home Manfred had the son of Magpie well beaten, but Windbag by sheer pluck and grit hung to Manfred and practic- ally worried him out of the race. The win, therefore, of Manfred with 9.6 up in the Caulfield, only emphasised the performance of Windbag last year. Manfred has now won over £20,000 in stakes, and it is expected that be- fore the close of the Victorian meet- ing he will have reached the £80,000 mark, even if he does not win the Cup. He has won 10 events and prior to the Caulfield was successful in the A.J.C. Derby, the Victorian Derby, A .J. &nbsp; C. Easter Stakes, Champagne Stakes, the Caulfield Stakes and the V.R.C. Oc- &nbsp; tober Stakes .
STATE RADIO GOVERNMENT'S PLANS Comprehensive Scheme [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
STATE RADIO GOVERNMENT'S PLANS Comprehensive Scheme Though no announcement has been made as to the precise moment when the New South Wales Government's radio plans will be carried into effect— much activity is going on in various State Departments in preparation for a comprehensive scheme. It is not generally known, for instance, that al- ready four stations are being operated by the Department of Public Works and Railways. These are situated at Burrenjuck Dam, Cootamundra, Mur- rumburrah, Gundagai, and four port- able stations have already been order- &nbsp; ed. &nbsp; The Department arranged this radio system in order to provide means of communication between the Burren- juck Hydro Electric Headquarters and the principal towns connected with that scheme. It was found that radio would do the job much more economic- ally than land line telephony. The new stations are being equipped both for speech and Morse transmission. Already the Police Department has its own wire...
CHILD WELFARE Meeting at Ainslie District Committees Formed [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
CHILD WELFARE Meeting at Ainslie District Committees Formed A meeting was held at Hotel Ainslie on Monday afternoon for the purpose of forming a Child Welfare Clinic. Mr. J. H. Honeysott, Social Service Officer, &nbsp; presided, and there were present, 35 ladies and several gentlemen. &nbsp; &nbsp; Before calling on Mr. P. T. H. Mc- Namara, honorary organiser of the &nbsp; movement, to address the meeting, Mr. Honeysett expressed pleasure at the great interest which was being evinced in the movement ,and hoped that they would be able to bring about something for the betterment of the women and children, especially the babies. Mr. Honeysett then introduced Mrs. A. M. Norton, member of the council of &nbsp; the Royal Society for Women and Children, who was willing to assist in the formation of the clinic. He also paid a tribute to the fine work which Mr. McNamara had already done in connection with the movement. Mr. R. T. H. McNamara stated that...
REFUSED A KNIGHTHOOD [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
REFUSED A KNIGHTHOOD By 1823 Macadam's system had be- come a recognised success. At his request a committee of the House of Commons was appointed to consider whether his system could be used in large towns instead of rubble granite causeways. In his evidence he said he had travelled 30,000 miles on roads in Great Britain, and, true to his Scot- tish instincts, he emphasised that he has spent £5000 on experiments. There- upon he was appointed Surveyor-Gen- eral of Roads, and Parliament voted him £8,000 for past outlay, and an hon- orarium of £2,000. He was offered, but refused, a knighthood. He travelled from his residence at Hoddesdon to &nbsp; Scotland, twice a year in a closed car- riage, drawn by two horses, and follow- ed by a Newfoundland dog, and a pony. He died at Moffat, Dumfriesshire, in 1836, aged eigthy. To-day his name is perpetuated in the term "Tarmac."
PERSONAL [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 21 October 1926
PERSONAL Dr. L. H. Allen, Professer of English at the Royal Military College, Dun- troon, has been awarded the Panton Arts Club's medal for the best published volume of verse, entitled "Phaedra and Other Poems." Mr. John Drink- water, the well-known English poet and dramatist, judged the entries. Professor Rivett, of Melbourne Uni- versity has definitely accepted the post of Research Director of the Federal Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Professor Rivett, who is a former Rhodes Scholar, is already a member of the council from which he draws an allowance of £500 a year. The new post carries an additional salary of £1500, making a total of £2,000. The appointment is for five years. Mrs. George A. King, of North Syd- ney, is spending a holiday in Canberra and is the guest of Mr. W. K. Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Kershaw, Mr. W. Outtrim, Mrs. B. Outtrim, and Mr. F. Stevens, of Richmond, N.S.W., visited Canberra during the week.
BRIDGE BUILDING An Ancient Art INTERESTING STUDY [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
BRIDGE BUILDING An Ancient Art INTERESTING STUDY The history of bridge building is one which dates back to antiquity. It is tin ancient art, and the Chinese are credited with building masonry arches as early as 2000 B.C. In fact, records 3Com to indicate that the Chinese used both slab and arch construction in their bridge building, and are entitled to rank with the ancient Assyrians as bridge builders. In Persia, over the River Diz, we can see to-day an arch bridge consisting of a series of 20ft. spans, 1200 to 1300 feet long, still in a fair state of preser- vation, and said to dato back to 350 B.C. The ancient Greeks built a bridge at Assos, of stone slabs dowelled to- gether, and supported by diamond shaped piers spaced about 10 feet apart; the stone slabs were 20in. thick and 24in. wkle. This structure is a prototype of our present-day concrete slab bridges, especially of the precast type. To tho old Romans, however, belongs the glory of having carried the art of bridge buildin...
Display Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
l»M0*«lU«aiBl I THE STAR THEATRE £ The Most Palatial Theatre Outside Sydney. C Ring Queanbeyan: 156 for Reservations. S OUR USUAL BEFORE SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE PROGRAMME > SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30. LAURA LA PLANTE "HER BIG NIGHT" JOHN ROCHE IN ntR DiU mu" * TULLY MARSHALL ALSO "JUSTICE OF THE FAR NORTH-All Star Cast. r MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 J AN.TA STEWART "MQRGANSON'S FINÏSH" > JOHNNIE WALKER IN A Jack London Kio. v. ALSO OFFICIAL FILM OF THE GREAT EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS ¡£ The most lemaikable and unusual topical film cvci screened. Ï WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, SALLY O'NEILL "MÍKF" Starring The Laughter Film-It's a Riot. 5 AND BILLY SULLIVAN in "BROADWAY BILLY" J» SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. a* "ROMOLA"-The Great Metro-Goldwyn Epic will have a Premier Aus ?? tralian Release Simultaneously with the PRINCE EDWARD THEATRE > al THE STAR PICTURES, QUEANBEYAN, NOVEMBER 6th, 8th and »! 9th. RESERVE YOUR SEATS NOW. Phone 156. TO RACI DAI TDMF DIRECT MELBOURNE NEW MOTOR SERVICE-C OOMA TO ORBOST " ' Then...
MOTOR THRILLS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
MOTOR THRILLS Tho speed track at' Penrith &lt; provided many thrills last ^aturday^ during the "Back to Penrith"' celebrations. " The race for * cars was won by a Fronty Ford, splendidly« handled"' by Potor White, which averaged 6B m.p.h. for five miles. ' In the Back ito Penrith Handi- cap for motor cycles, Gus Clifton was lucky. In the second lap his.jdriving chain 'broke and flow 10 feet into the air. Happily,' however, he ducked his head and iihus-.-pavod himsolÇ.irom being injured. In the side-car handicap, L. Desailly, riding a Harley Davidson, skid- ded about 20 yards to tho--fjnislïed linó through his. back tyje'flyingyoff arid locking his back wheel, K but his speed was so great that ho managed to skid across^üieaünc ambget spcond ¿uace.,,
COMMODORE'S. DUCKING [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
COMMODORE'S. DUCKING J, Mr Stuart Doyle, commodore of the Motor Yacht Club of New South Wales, fiad a ppculiai experience on Satuidav last, befoio the start of'a motor bw.t speed îact on -Port Jackson"! Whiii» his speed boat was skimming along the suifaee pt the wutèr at 20 mph, Mr Dojlc was tin own out, but eventually swam back to the boat Mi Do>l3 «c'd that the cause of his immersion wu due to his boat getting in the va h (it another while making a tutu IJt slightly injured his back
THE CANTALA STAKES. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
THE CANTALA STAKES.' It looks'as if the places in the Can- tala Stakes may« lie filled .by. Sydney horses. A formidable trio is Fuji'Sari, Amounis 'and Aorangi. ' These" three filled tlio places in tile Epsom, but they will carry different weights in the V.RiC race. Fuji 'San will carry the same weight as in the' Epsom, 9.9, while Amounis, by incurring a 101b. penalty, will carry' 9 8.4 Aorangi will only hávo'7.7. Opinion is varied as to whether Fuji San will aVengc his Ep- som dofea,t\ and outstrip Amounis, but. I think that the advantage will lie with the former. Fuji San has proved his ability with greater weight in bet- ter company, but Amounis has yet to win his spurs. Aorangi with 7.7 is carrying too Jight a Weight and I don't) think will bo placed. ? Among the Vic- ' torian contingent Molollus is a forco to be reckoned willi and will liavo an excellent chance of getting a place.
MANFRED AND PANTHEON. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
MANFRED AND PANTHEON. Assuming that Manfred Is legarded as a ceitalntyi tor the Melbourne Stakes, the point naturally ailses as to who will be his^clval hi the çiWnt and in this GOimectisn/onff carinÉ^í) ¿Tfr ther than Panthedn Ther^'English lorse while he maj find 10 fur!ong3 rather on the short side is In the cap- able h inds of Jockoj Pike w ho can be relied upon lo get the best oui of his mount This coupled with the long straight at Flemington, gl\ es cv ei j hope that lanlhcon will um a peart race, overwhelming eveijthing except the great Manfied The i unning ot the Melbourne Stakes on Satui day* next should also pio\ide another Melbourne Cup trial The concensus of opinión is Hhat Manfred will win the event as he is considoicd 4m lucie o\er ' Iho 12 fin longs at weight foi age Ile is also considered the probable winner of the Linlithgow Stakes (1 mile), and "the C B Tisher Plato (1J miles) In the Linlithgow Stakes, however, ho will meet that wonder* maxe Valicare, and there are...
MELBOURNE CUP Broadcasting the Running. SPECIAL PRESS PLANS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
MELBOURNE CUP Broadcasting the Running. SPECIAL PRESS PLANS Special arrangements have been made bj the Sydney Broadcasting Station 2 T C and the Melbourne Station 3 L O to broadcast a full description of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday afternoon, Novembei 2 fiom the time the hor-.os leave the saddling paddock until tnr numbers go up over the judge s bo\ Racing expeits will watch the \ho!e proceedings and\speaking direct into a broadcasting microphone will talk of the ippeaiancc of the horses th u post tiont> at the bairiei the still, of the race the oidei of tthe hot ses at (iii fuilong post incidents of the runnin» and the finish up the straight,. So in c1 is the speed of the radio that Iisten&lt; i all ovei Australia will t/us know tin result befoie the telegraph oppiators rn the com e can start to tap out theil messages Bioadcastmg stations 2 B L Sydnej 4QQ Brisbane and 5 C L Adelaide « 111 also be broadcasting descriptions of the race within a few minutes of the finish *...
OTHER FINE PERFORMERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
OTHER FINE PERFORMERS. Other prominent horses who will figure in the race arc Valicare and lleioic. 4 The former would ¡appear to have had an excellent chanco of success only for her interrupted training, which has, as a result, not brought her up to concert pitch. She was beaten at the Warwick Stakes, a mile event* and certainly could not afford to givo anything away in the mile and a quarter event. For the saine reason, only in-a lesser degree, Heroic must bo regarded at a_disad- vantage, besides the distance is rather short for him as lie excels in races of a Jongcr distance. Whichever way it goes, he can be expected -to put up a good race, and I would place the three horses named 'In^ the following order, Manfred, Pantheon and Heroic. , It is problematical whether The Banker will I un, ,-iind of the oilier- Giitro.nta.t form I0kfeot;1joeft'joryv(atimctl,p. , : .« ,v
SYDNEY SUCCESSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
SYDNEY SUCCESSES. Horses that succeed in the Sydney blue ribbon event sometimes go fur- ther and again demonstrate their sup- eriority at Flemington. Those who have been successful in winning the two classics arc: Manfred (1925), Sali- tros (1920), Richmond Main (Í9Í9), he dead heated in the A.J.C. Derby and won tile V.R.C. Derby, Biplano (1917), Beragoon (1013), Prince Foote (1900), Mountain King (1907), Poseidon (1900), Sylvanitc (190-1), Abundance (1902), Hautvlllier3 (1901), and Malstcr (1900).
DERBY AS INDICATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
DERBY AS INDICATION. The running of the Melbourne Cup, will, however, depend a great deal on how some of the fancied candidates perform in the V.R.C. Derby next Sat- urday. This race will be of interest on account of the third meeting of the New Zealander, Limerick, and the New South Wales crack, Rampion. On per- formances it looks like another win for Rampion, especially after his fine win !n the A.J.C. Derby.
Hunting The Fakirs. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 28 October 1926
Hunting The Fakirs. Little has been heard recently of the "fakirs" who amazed Parisian audi- ences by stabbing themselves Indis- criminately with daggers and^ lying full length on a board of pointed nails without suffering any Injury or pain Perhaps they are still carrying on their Illusions at seaside resorts or else- where where crowds want to be amus- ed. The last one to be heard of In Paris was arrested outside a cafe where he has established his parapher- nalia and was about to give an exhi- bition. The 'magistrate apparently could do nothing; for "faklrlsme" is not a crime. But the question arose and has been discussed since whether this "cafe" fakir differed at bil from, the supposedly more respectable "fak- irs" who are honorably patronised at their exhibitions. . M. Paul Heuze, who has made a speciality of demolishing "fakirs," says that they are all the same, and are, to put it bluntly, not "fakirs," but "fakers." Not only doe3 he denounce them, but he gave an ex- hibition...