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CHILDREN'S SECTION "THE MOTH AND THE CANDLE" [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
CHILDREN'S SECTION "THE MOTH AND THE CANDLE" Fluttering* wings and golden light drew the soul of Mita, the Red Moth away from her home in valance of the curtains. Every night as her wings grew stronger she watched the flying shadows leap to and fro, to and fro. The hours, when good little moths were in bed amongst warm cloth, sh3 spent in watching th's fascinating gal- axy of Joy. There was the Great grey Moth, whom all the others worshipped while to show off bitter the beauty of th "ir wings attempt/ng hi iOMV» way to find favour in the eyes of the Old Grey Moth, for fine food for their hungry little vitals. Knowing, by watching, how fastidious was his taste and how few moths were even noticed hy him, Mita determin d to display some of her charms on the following night before the Great on^. The night drew on so slow'y, it seem- ed to her, but eventuaïy it grew dark and for the evening meal sin had red flannel, knowing we'l tbs effect it hal of making the eyes bright and th^ wingi l...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
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SO LONG, CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
SO LONG, CANBERRA My friend, the Editor-for he it known, That, notwithstanding' my verbosities, Which must have tried him sorely in the past, He still permits me, most forgiving soul, To designate his friend-has bidden me Go write him something for his Xmas "mag." And though I rack my brains and strive and strive, I find I cannot summon up a thought Worthy to bc incorporated there; And so I tell him. But he still persists And asks of me my valedictory. Therefore, the crime, and crime indeed it is, Be on his head, the arch-accessory. With these few words, then, let us has- ten on And jump forthwith into the midst of things n i as th 3 strain may seem lugubrious, W II what's the matter with a little rhyme. Oh. Canberra's hills and Canberra's dales. Are fair to look upon, perhaps, Except when blow the winter gales And all the girls collect their chaps, P'.case. Mrs. Grundy, do not scold; merely mention, ma'am, 'tis cold. When bright the beauteous blossoms burst, And little birds sing i...
A MATTER OF POLICY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
A MATTER OF POLICY It is the aim of the "Community News" to make itself the voice of the Canberra, and to get the community to "like the sound of its own voice." Political, municipal and controversial religious matters, which are outside the scope of the Social Service Association, will not be permitted to intrude, but otherwise, our columns are thrown to the lions-the literary Hons-and even the literary mice around us, and we invite contributions from any and every com- munity spirited citizen, on subjects likely to be of interest to the people generally. In the past, the "News" has had to rely on a handful of generous "re- porters/1 They are as willing as here- tofore, but henceforward we want every- body to share in the good work of com- munity effort. Community singing! Why not community writing? GET THE "COMMUNITY NEWS" HABIT, so that Dad, Mum and each member of the family will keep us busy dissecting their ideas and their information, and will pester our'distributors to see th...
Kerbing and Guttering [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
Kerbing and Guttering A crashing sound has roused the dreaming dawn, I start from sleep; then sit up with a yawn and peering through my bedroom window sec a concrete mixer stationed on the lawn. The cheerful shouts of mighty muscled men at work, the clink of spades and bricks, and then a screech- ing sound, some clanks, a grinding crash and lo the concrete mixer starts again. And so each morn for days, maybe a week, I wake up to hear the same fami- liar squeak and various shouts and clanks. And day by day become more nerve-ragged, jumpy, haggard, weak. Until one awe-inspiring soundless morn, By shouts and clanks no more my nerves are torn ; The only signs of men and mixer left The ruts and footprints in my mangled lawn. OH ! MA, COME ON !
CANBERRA—ITIS A.D. 1925. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
CANBERRA-ITIS A.D. 1925. When you sit alone and ponder, and you lind the outlook DiUe, And you feel you're sort of living, be- cause folk expect you to, And your mind will go a-soarmg to the City by the Sea, Then you've got Canberra-itis, you may take it, lad, from me. For 'tis where the home folk gather is the place where you'd abide, With the rush of trains and motors, and the boats upon the tide, And-well, here are you and I, mate, looking glum as glum can be; And we've got Canbarra-itis, you may take it, lad, from me. The snow that caps the mountains in the early winter morn, Is a feast to glad the eyesight and to put your gloom to scorn; But just let the wind come biting from that selfsame snow, siree Then you'll catch Canberra-itis, you may take it, lad, from me. There are splendid birds that whistle, they're o£ varied hue and size. As they flutter in th« sunshine, they bring joy to ears and eyes. But, when evening shades have fallen, and the birds have gone to rest Then the d...
"HENLEY ON THE MOLONGLO" [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
I"HENLEY ON THE MOLONGLO" A canopy of Canberra's matchless blue sky; brill'ant sunshine casting deep shad-s i'o a the picturesque valleys of Black Mounta n, whose densely timber- - ed dopes rise sharply behind the stream, a far distant background set by the majestic, rugged range which skirts th.* western boundary of the Ter- ritory; houseboats gaily festooned and beflagged; racing- craft, and a fleet of canoes darting hither and thither, and then the scene presented by the fall of night. One need not linger long at the fount of inspiration to be able in his mind's «ye to picture the spectacle that will be furnished when the National Capital holds the first Henley on the Molonglo. It is a delightful thought, and that the day is not far distant when lt will be realised is suggested by the proposal to refer back to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works the question of constructing a weir across the Molonglo at Yarralumla. Most people are agreed upon the im- practicabili...
THE LADY HOPETOUN CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
THE LADY HOPETOUN CLUB (by "Onlooker.") Then; is little doubt left in the minds of ih: women of Canberra that the Liuiy Hopetoun Club of Blandfordia is a success. The earnest endeavours of Miss. I). M. Hawkins. Women's Social Service Offi- cer io promete an interest in the sports calvities an 1 th * generar welfare of Hit* women workers of the Territory have been emmlnently successful. The general meeting for formation of a sports associet.on held in Acton Hall on November 14 was proof of that. As time passes and the association be- comes more steadily established it is only reasonable to expect that the club as association headquarters will be one of the chief centres of social activity in Canberra. At present a keen inter- est in all branches of sporr is being ex hibitrd by thi club members. With an effort on the part of the girls to keep together and to persevere chere is no doubt that the sports association will receive the backing it truly desires. For the time the three nouses...
BOWLS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
BOWLS After the inter-season spell, the Can- berra Bowling: Club is again in occupa- tion of its attractively situated green at the Hotel Canberra and the keenness of the members is evidenced in the mid- week and week-end attendances. As an asset to Canberra's publicity de- partment, it would be difficult to equal this organisation in which camaraderie and the social spirit reign supreme, and go out of their royal way to give the come-again kind of welcome to repre- sentatives of clubs in other districts. Three rinks came from Goulburn on December 3 to meet the local players we almost wrote "lads," but it sounded somewhat flippant in the circumstances -and were defeated, after a particularly exciting game, by 62 points to 61. Can- berra's hospitality, however, was far more overwhelming than its victory, for its chronicler reports that the visitors were entertained at both afternoon tea and dinner. The open singles handicap draw has been announced, and should be produc- tive of most ...
TENNIS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
TENNIS V ----. The main topic of conversation in Tennis circKs at pr; sent is the Country week Carnival which commences at the White City Courts on January 3rd 1928. The No. I Canberra team hold the premiership ¿«nd the selectors have had a difficult task in selecting teams f-qm available players. However final'ty has at last been reached and five men's and three ladies' teams viii repi'a^nt the Canberra Tennis Association. Players have been practising con- sistently during the past couple of months and decided improvements in form are vern noticeable and the Assoc- iation is looking forward to the car- nival with confidence that its represen- tatives will creditably acquit themselves and hopes to retain the coveted trophy. The following players have been .sel- ected: Gents: Nos. 1 and 2 teams to be sel- ected from Freebody, Crowe N. Ridley, J. Ridley/ S indra!, Aycliffe, Carnal!, Smith. .a No. 3 team: Sweetnam, Nish, Martin, Deans. No. 4 team : Keys, Rolph. W. N. Rowse, J. Rowse. N...
CYCLING [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
CYCLING The Canberra Cycling' Club is only a young organisation, possibly the young- est in Canberra's sporting circles» but it has made great progress since its . inception and promises to be a valuable asset to the sport-loving community. Its present happy position is almost entirely due to the indefatigable energy and combative perseverance of its hon- orary secretary, Mr. Jacob H. Tootell, who has found in its organisation fresh scope for the self-sacrificing sportsman ship which had previously made him a prominent figure amongst the organisers of National Football in Canberra. It was Mr. Tootell who was the "father" of the Australian game here, and the prime mover in the establishment of the League ,as well as of the Duntroon and Eastlake teams. The prolonged illness of the secretary has retarded progress lately but th» pace promises to quicken immediately after the holidays, when preparations wiïl foe made for activity at the High- land Gathering in February. It is hoped that ...
CRICKET Popularity of National Summer Game at Canberra [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
CRICKET Popularity of National Summer Game at Canberra The average Australian's love for cric- ket cannot be batter exemplified than in the National Capital, wnere it is prob- able that th» percentage of clubs in proportion to the population is as large as anywhere in the country. No less than 25 teams are affiliated with th.k Federal Capital Territory Association, and all play regular competition matches in the A B and C grades. The standard of the game, especially in A grade, is undoubtedly high and it is hoped that th1 Association will leave no stone unturned in organising repre- sentative tests. This applies particu- larly to the younger generation of whom there are many showing form of a very promising nature. lt is generally realised that the stand- ard of the game in Canberra will not materially improve until such times as turf wickets are made available. In this regard, the announcement of the Com- mission that a first-class oval is to be established on each side or the rive...