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ACTONICS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
ACTONICS Although the promotion has not been gazetted, it is rumoured that Captain's Fiat is to be Major's Flat. Or perhaps it Major's Fiat Tyre. At all events there were more punctures than trout caught on the recent fishing expedition. What on earth do our friends in the lounge talk about, night after night? We could understand a little corroboree of complaint but they all seem quite cheerful. They've certainly got us thinking-in between beverages. Golf is, of course, a gams at which the Hieiand men are experts, but wf have waited long for one like Handy Andy Fraser to show us how to play bil- liards. First, he stands erect like a street lighting standard, then he drapes himself across the table like a lamp bracket, and finally gets a semi-direct view of the pocket into which the ball refuses to go. An elec-trick billiardist is Andy. Jolly Jack, the Malayan Flag Lieut- enant, is going to e in difficulties one of these evenings. Somebody will mis *'* take him for a Menzies* Hotel w...
"And Wit that Loves to Play, not Wound" [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
"And Wit that Loves to Play, not Wound" They're sowing their wild oats, wild oat> fi you will, And they sow them in every season, Who do they sow ? Well, they're so young, you* know, That that is most likely the reason. In the morning at ten, their such model young men, Hut at night-time they'e regular roist- ers, And loud sound their cries, while tire burns in the eyes, Ol' the boys of the Bachelors' Quarters. At " Acton ". they say (Where the Press people stay), Tho night is consistently turned into day, And while some go to sleep, there arc many who can't, Cos of Gents w hom the sleepless ones say-well " they aren't." Beware young man for this is Spring-, And cupid now is on the wing, His home is at the "Gorman," There's countless arrows in his sling, And if the half he means to sling, My tip is- be a Mormon. [Sub-editor's note: lt was Spring when our poet wrote this poem, but owing to the suspension of issues the summer lias arrived,] Now Beauchamp with the windows blue, Hold...
PRINTER'S QUARTERS, EASTLAKE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
PRINTER'S QUARTERS, EASTLAKE There are, at the present time, 150 persons' resident in these quarters, and now that they have had time to settle down and bicorne acclimatised, as it were, they have b3com:», generally speaking, enthusiastic c ozens of Can- berra. it is a remarkable thing- that although a certain amount of restlessness is asso- ciated with tho men. newly transferred to this city, that state is gradually, but noticeably, superseded by a growing civic pride and general social interest. Civic cathu ; asm is going to push Canberra ah-.ad faster than any other factor. The lack of it has acted as a brake on th 1 wheels of progress in many of Australia's finest towns, while Amer- ica, in particular, shows us what can be achieved along these lines. When carried to extremes, although civic boosting may b? conducive to a certain amount of criticism from out- siders, it at the same time achieves one of its objects by arresting and holding, and the public interest of, not only the...
CHURCH NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
METHODIST CHURCH, SOUTH AINSLIE. CHURCH NEWS Ail important development in Social Service has been the recent formation of a committee of the clergymen of all denominations represented in Can- berra. The committee is acting independent- ly of the Association and in its ititial stages at all events, without publicity, but we feel sure that the people will re- alise the possibilities of the develop- ment, and of the benefit which cannot fail to accrue to the community as a result of lt. The historic old Canberra cnurcn or St. John the Baptist was the scene of a large gathering of men on Sunday 6th November, when the local blanch of the Church of England Men's Co ciety made their corporate Communion. The Rector, Canon F. 6. Ward, was the celebrant assisted by Rev. W. A. Flet- cher. After the service breakfast was served in a marquee erected in the grounds of the church. About 80 men were present, including representatives of many branches from other States of the Commonwealth. The Chair...
SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION Important Revision of Constitution [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
SOCIAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION important Revision of Constitution Since the inauguration of the Can- berra Social Service Association the scope of the activities of the Association has extended to such a considerable de- gree that it has been found that thc original constitution is now inadequate to meet the demands of our ever-in- creasing community. Realising this fact the Council of the Association appointed a Sub-Committee to go into the whole question of the revision of the Constitu- tion, and report back to the Council. The gentlemen comprising the Sub Committee are:-Mr. J. M. Dunn, (President), P. T. McNamara (Vice president), J, H. Honeysett (General > Secretary), H. R. Waterman, and G. Castieau. As an indication of the thorough man- ner in which the Sub-Committee has gone into the whole question with a view- to submitting a Constitution that y will meet both present and future needs, it is only necessary to state that not less than six meetings have been held. The revised Co...
DISTRICT NOTES ACTON [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
DISTRICT NOTES ACTON From a community point of view, the attendance at the last meeting- was dis- appointing-, particularly as two really praiseworthy works of Social Service were subjects for discussion. It is realised that much moral sup- port is given to the Social Service move- ment in all districts, but a little more practical enthusiasm on the part of the community generally, every individual of which profits by the achievements of the movement will help to realize the ideals for which it was founded. Residents of Beauchamp House and the Hotel Acton are invited to enrol in the Acton Branch. Particulars may be obtained from Messrs. J. H. Saunders and S. Margules. A Christmas Tree function is to be held on Friday, December 16, and is being well organised. The various com- mittees, however, look to the residents generally to stand by the kiddies. In this connection, the Branch sec- retary, Mr. Stan Margules, is appealing for subscriptions from the residents, and is awaiting advic...
COMMUNITY LIBRARY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
COMMUNITY LIBRARY During- the two years of its existence, the Library Branch of the Social Ser- vice Association, commencing with a nucleus of stock from a library which operated In the annexe to the Acton Hall, has added 2300 books to its stock, and possesses a membership of 350. Until recently, the tnltial membership fee was 2/6, but the carelessness of many members in failing to safeguard or to return books issued to them caus- ed many anxious discussions by the committee, which has now decided that a deposit of 2/6 will be required in addition to the membership fee. The deposit will be refunded when member- ship ceases. Mr. P. T. McNamara, who included membership of the Library Committee in his many Social Service activities, and has been instrumental in much of its development, has tendered his resig- nation which the Committee has ac- cepted with regret. The Committee is seeking the co-op- eration of district branches in the es- tablishment of libraries in the various centres,...
THE PAPER BALL [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
THE PAPER BALL During* the five or six weeks preced- ing- the event the pleased anticipation and excitement ol the children was shared by the parents. Every true mother and father was just as happy in that ball as the smallest child, and the careful details of every costume re- vealed the labour of love. Six weeks of steady preparation and rehearsal and the stage was set. The scene: A green trellis is cleverly suspended across the interspaces be- tween the heavy beams of tue ceiling-. Clusters of delicate, graceful wistaria droops from green circlets at regular intervals, making an artistic and har- monious decoration of great beauty. The lights are on in all their brilliancy. The ball is in full swing. The orchestra is playing their best-the lilting strains of oldtime dances com«* floating down the long room. They change to a march- ing time, and th« stream of children come steadily, steadily onward; they come two by two-now four abreast. This surely is a Minuet Set from Mon- sieur...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
HOW DOES YOUR GAR DEN GROW? [The following notes have been spec- ially written for the "News" by a suc- cessful amateur gardener, with sev- eral yean;' experience of Canberra's hor- ticultural conditions. Readers are invited to use the col- umn in seeking or giving further infor- mation which will prove of interest to local gardeners.] SOW DURING THIS MONTH-Let- tuce, Peas, Spinach (round), potatoes (late), Radish, Turnip, French Beans (early). PLANT OUT-Cabbage, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts. Sow Pansies under cover for autumn planting. Expert gardeners will hardly ne^d the recommendation but it is perhaps ad- visable to issue a reminder that the crop of weeds which has made its appearance * after the November rains should be cleared out as soon as possible so that the plants may obtain their full meas- ure of nourishment. «i»_-_-îk Do not succumb to the daily water- ing craze, as it gets you nowhere. A good watering once a week, and culti- vation during the intervening period, are...
BACHELOR'S BUTTONS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
BACHELOR'S BUTTONS Some people are never satisfied. We have every brand of blowfly, thorough- bred, pedigreed and others, and yet one "bot" wants to keep bees. Some of our turf magnates have de- cided to go in for fruit-picking. It's more certain than horses. Sun bathing in York House porch every Sunday. There must be some at- traction in the "Sunday Sun" for some of the lads. After brown certificates perhaps. Sarsaparilla and magnesia are the lat- est in cocktails since the canteen com- menced stocking soft drinks. Jack Gol pher particularly is a magnesia addict. Three bottles in one night is good going. Jim Iiott, who is on the top deck in Easy ptreet has promised a house- warming to his friends, but so far it hasn't eventuated. We would like Jim to produce something with a bite in it, and say "Eat that!" Picked up on the wireless at Tum burumba:-"Golf, lor lumme, you ought to see the kid I'm training." (Jack Ir- ving to Bill Harris). (Bill to Jack). "Golf, why you've never seen g...
THE USE OF FIREARMS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
THE USE OF FIREARMS I There are some menaces to the com- munity who, unfortunately, do not re- gard themselves with any particular dis- affection until something happens. Then in the case of the drunken motorist, the remorseful story is "I had only four whiskies"; and in the case of the luna- tic with a gun, "I didn't know it was loaded." In due course, probably, the motorist will be dealt with; but at the present time, and most opportunely, in view of the approaching holidays, we are asked by the Federal Capital Commission to give prominence to the provisions of the Gun Licence Ordinance 1925-26, and to warn transgressors that the quality of mercy will not be strained so far as they are concerned. Parents and guardians of children are particularly warned of the dangers to the little ones attenaant on the careless use of firearms by the kiddies themsel- ves or by anyone in their vicinity. They are also warned of the trouble in store for themselves, should they be proven neglectful. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
Give Servants for Xmas-Eleetrical Servants You can't give more modern gifts than electrical servants. To help you choose, the A.G.E. has selected eighteen special electrical gift sug- gestions-"The A.G.E. Eighteen." Tc make your choosing even more interesting, the A.G.E. is giving valuable prizes for forecasts of what the most popular ten of the eighteen gifts will be. i I oí poi nt Toaster £2/5/6 Disc Stove £2/11/6 Coffee i-ercoiator £4/-/ Triplex Grill £3/15/« Vacuum Cleaner £8/17/0 Triplex Grill £3/15/6 AUSTRALIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC CO., LTD. CIVIC CENTRE, CANBERRA Prom Distributors: J. B. YOUNG, I/TD., HAYES & RUSSELL (Eastlake), SNOW'S (Civic Centre), STACEY & CO. (Manuka)
FOOTBALL AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
ACTON F.C. PREMIERS CAN BERRA A.N.F. LEAGUE FOOTBALL AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL The 1927 season marked the close of the poriod of the building up of the National game in this district. For four seasons, we have carried on, pro- gressing from scratch teams of enthus- iasts grouped amongst the administra- tive staff, the sewer-workers and the tradesmen, to combinations the mem- bers of which have been gathered, re- gardless of calling or so-called class distinction, from every part of the area. From the "Sooer" and the "Jackeroos," we have advanced to teams bearing the names of centres, beginning to be as oigoted in football matters as the fan- atic suburbs of the south. And we have secured, as the Canberra Austra- lian National Football League, a seat on the Australiasian council and a voice amongst the rulers of the game. When we start next year, therefore bright and early, it is to be hoped-we will face the season with good pros- pects, and lately arrived enthusiasts will find that the la...
BEAUCHAMP HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
BEAUCHAMP HOUSE This is a handsome building; its col- oring is particularly noticeable, and does credit to someone's patriotic sentiments. lt has lofty rooms and fine lounges; in the Recreating Room there is rose tapestried furniture. There are numer- ous windows and doors leading on to verandahs and porches, across which flies, dust, and other nuisances of the Territory gain admittance. A fine new piano has betn placed in the down- stairs lounge, in the upstairs lounge the chief ornament is a large black kettle; hence some fine orchestral effects are achieved if these instruments are per- forming at the same time when the &nbsp; chef's petrol stove is roaring, and the air is shrilling in all the water-pipes in a major key. On the Northern aspect of Beauchamp House a very fine trellis has been erect- ed; it is very conveniently placed, and leaves the rear premises open for the fullest inspection. Many comments drift in with the dust from the road: ---- "Hay, Egbert, is that ...
AINSLIE DIGGERS Mr. Hughes Entertained. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 16 December 1927
AINSLIE DIGGERS &nbsp; Mr. Hughes Entertained. &nbsp; The «\ : .:'.j sub Branch of' the R.S.Ü.I.LA recently held a most con- &nbsp; vivial gathering at which the opportun- &nbsp; ity was taken of honouring the presence of the late Prime Minister, the Right Hon. W. M. Hughes, or, as the boys affectionately know him as "The Little &nbsp; Digger.". A soldier Parliamentarian in Senator Major Sampson, D.S.O., was also present, and he entertained the company by stories of "Molesey," and other Digger pals in his own inimitable &nbsp; style. On rising to speak, Mr. Hughes re- ceived a tempestuous welcome from the assembled "Diggers." His speech was full of the fire which characterised his wartime utterances, and the topic was one evidently dear to his heart. Mr. &nbsp; Hugh ? ¡i. .M "U a ,t ? :;;v\l the contin- uation of the care of feeble ex-service- men, but pointed out that every man ac- cepted for active service was in first class ...