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A HELPFUL DESCRIPTION NOT OF THE WIFE; BUT OF THE DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
A HELPFUL DESCRIPTION ♦ ? NOT OF THE WIFE; BUT OF THE DOG. He dashed into tlie police-station at midnight, explaining that his wife had been missing- since eight o'clock that morning, and asking that search be made for her: 'Her description' said the sergeant. ' ' Height ? ' ' 'I — I don't know!' ' ' Weight * ' ' The husband shook his head vaguely. 'Colour of eyes?' 'Er — average, I expect.' 'Do you know how she was dress ed?' 'I expect she wore her coat and hat. She took the dog with her. ' 'What kind of dog?' j'Brindlu bull terrier, weight four teen and a lialf pounds, four dark blotches on hi.s body, shading from grey to white. Round, blackish spot over the left eye. white stub tail, three white legs and right front leg* brindled, all but the toes. A small nick in the left ear, a silver link col lar, frith — ' 'That'll do!' gasped the sergeant, j ?? We'll find the dog!' ' I
THE 48-HOURS WEEK TIMBER INDUSTRY AWARD HOSTILITY OF UNIONISTS Melbourne, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
Tp 48-HOURS WEEK +'*??? -?.:? v-.T ? — TIMBER INDUSTRY AWARD an -^ j HOSTILITY OF UNIONISTS Melbourne. January 24. Warning the workers in tne tim ber industry that if they struck against the 48-hour week, they would be adopt ing a suicidal policy, -&udge Lukin, in the Commonwealth Arbitration Court yesterday made the final clauses of his award governing wages and conditions in the industry. Judges, as well as par ties, he said, must obey the Full Ar bitration . Court, which had fixed the hours. ? Copies of ^ the proposed award had been sent to the representatives of the parties concerned, and suggestions and amendments had been made by* repre sentatives of the employers, 'the union refraining: from doing so. A tecent conference of interested unions criticis ed in extravagant language several of the proposals in the award, and the union representatives stated their in- j tention of not being present yesterday to hear the award made final, and they adhered to that determinatio...
LOST IN A TREE SICKLE HIDDEN FOR FIFTY YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
LOST IN A TREE ? ^ SICKLE HIDDEN FOE FIFTY YEARS. A remarkable find was recently made in the sawmills of the London, Mid laud and Scottish Railway at Wolver ton. This was a complete sickle em bedded in the heart ox a tree.* The tree iu question was an elm, which grew in Bedfordshire, and was i about ninety years old. It was being sawn up into planks when tlie discov ery was made, and as there were more t'-au seventy rings outside the sickle, and a tree puts on an extra ring every year, the implement must have been left sticking in the tree by a wood manor fann servant in the early fif ties. In tlie latter part of last year work- . moil discovered a horseshoe in flic heart of an oak in the timber yard of ?lie same railway's wagon works at Derby. |
UNCLAIMED WAR MEDALS OVER 75,000 IN MELBOURNE. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
UNCLAIMED WAR MEDALS OVER 75,000 IK MELBOUBKE. In the base records branch of the Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, there are over 75,000 unclaimed war medals, all given for service in the last war and its sequels in Biissia and else where. There are rows and rows of them, all sorted away with military exactness. The names of the owners arc Written on the packets, and are engraved on the medals themselves. Any legitimate claimant can get his medal there without trouble or delay. Captain Mackintosh, who is in charge, explained that in many cases the medals belong to nomads — shear- ers, sailors and the like — who delay aplying for them until marriage or some other 'steadying' influence cau.es them to have a fixed abode. About 200 medals are sent away each month to applicants frqm all over the world. The fact that letters were received from such far-away places as Bussia, France, U.SiA. arid Czeeho-Skwakia, shows how; the men of the A.LF. -are
IMPOSING ON THE STATE MINER FINED £25 Sydney, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
IMPOSING ON THE STATE Wl'hjf^lt EENBD £25 Sydney, January 24. Joseph Storey, a. miner, was fined £25, with costs, in the Kurri Kurri Police Court yesterday for having falsely pre tested to a constable that he was in necessitous circumstances, thereby' ob taining food and a relief .order, value! «fc 25/-, from the State. It ivas stateo in evidence that Storey received seven relief orders. When he obtained tt«». first he had a credit of £507 in the Sav ings Bank, and in addition he ownc.-* the house (worth £350) in which lie lived, an 5 alfjo held shares in Kurri. Kurri Co-operative Stores. Storey's' defence was that he was un der the impression that all persons who were not in receipt of wages were en titled to State relief.
GERALDTON WEEK THE OFFICIAL INAUGURATION TENNIS TOURNAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
GERALDTON WEEK THE OFFICIAL INAUGURA TION TENNIS TOURNAMENT The stage is now set for the Ger aldton Week celebrations, which will hold sway all next week. Every effort has been made by the Executive Com mittee to perfect the various arrange ments, and a big influx o£ visitors is anticipated. There will be a constant succession of attractions, and it is the hope of the townspeople that out friends from the country districts, an-J farther afield will enjoy themselves to the utmost. The Mayor (Mr. G. E Sewell) at the meeting of the Municipal Council last night, expressed the hope that members of the Council and their wives would be present at the inaugural ceremonies on Monday. The Tennis Club announce that their tournament will commence on Saturday 26th 'instead of Monday 28th. to. allow local players to participate during the week end. Local players are advised to enter im mediately. All arrangements will be made to givjJ them time to play their matches after brisiness hours or on ho...
THE KILLING OF NATIVES FEDERAL INQUIRY CONCLUDED. Adelaide January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
THE KILLING OF NATIVES FEDERAL INQUIBT CONGLXTDBD. Adelaide January 2* - Mr. O. Kelly, Chairman of the Fed eral Board* which inquired into the kill ing of natives in Central Australia, returned to Adelaide .by motor ear from Quorn yesterday. Owing to a break-; down of the train from Aliee Springs to Quorn he failed, to connect with- the Great Western express which reachec Adelaide on Tuesday. Mr. O 'Kelly said he and iiis party had travelled 1500 miles in Central Australia. The Board's report and finding were complete and would be banded to the Minister for Home and Territories when he reached Canberra. ; ' ? J ., '
FATAL STREET PLATING TWO CHILDERN SUN OVER. Sydney, January 24 [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
FATAL STREET PLAYING TWO CfilXtDSEN 'BXn£ OVER. Sydney. January 24 Two- little children aged two years and four years old, respectively were tan down and killed by a motor car while they -were playing in a street in front of their home in Bathursi street, WiUosghy, yesterany evening The victims .were Alice and Kathleen , Williams. They had just finished their (evening meaL and bad been out to the front of the house to play. Aliee, the elder child, crossed the street and was running back to .her sister, who was going out to join her whtea they were struck by a passing motor car. Both girls, who were severely injured, were carried to a nearby doctor, but they were dead, when they reached the sur gery. Poliee offieersywho investigated the tragedy, are of the dpinion' that it was purely accidental.
IN COLD STORAGE. THE SECRET OF SUCCESS LIES IN GETTING JUST THE RIGHT DEGREE OF FROST. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
IN COLD STORAGE. — — ? ? THE SECRET OF SUCCESS LIES IN GETTING JUST THE RIGHT DEGREE OF FROST. Everyone knows that half the na tion's food is kept in cold storage. Meat, butter, eggs, and all sorts of provisions are sent from the ends of the earth in the refrigerator chambers of great cargo steamers. Cn the other hand, there are but few who have any idea what a tick lish business it is, and how very carefully the temperature must be regulated for different classes of gooes. Ta\e butter, for example. At one time a temperature of 32 degrees — that, is just freezing point — was con sidered exactly right for butter. Years ago, some tons of butter were stored in a refrigerating chamber at this temperature ; then one day the man in charge made some blunder, aad down went the temperature, 20 degrees lower than usual, with the r silt that the butter »was frozen eolid as a rock. C f course, there was a fearful row, anl the unfortunate* blunderer was going to get the sack, when it occur red t...
GOLDEN GIRDLE FOR EARTH. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
GOLDEN GIRDLE FOR EARTH, If gold were as common as copper , tin. or even silver, it would be of great use commercially, f of it pos sesses amazing properties in compari son v ith other metals. It is extraordinarily ductile. Iron cannot. be drawn into / very thin wire be ause, vhen a certain smallness is reached, it is so fragile that it-is un wor.i&We. Copper wire can be made very little thicker than a human hair but gold surpasses this easily. A single grain cf gold can be drawn in to a wire 500ft. in length ; an ounce would make I3rty-eight miles, whilst 500pz. would be sufficient to make a foe giidle for the earth ! Gold can be beaten out into sheets of wpnderful thipness. One grain will ma.' e a sheet of gold leaf measuring Tin. by 8in., with a thickness of about? l-350,CC0th of an inch. A pile cf a million of these sheets would be no higher than an ordinary tea cup. The latest wonder of gold working was achieved a few months ago, when f gold sheets were made so thin tha...
LOCAL & GENERAL [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
LOCAL & GENERAL. Great Chins ! — When in town for Geraldton Week inspect Guscott's guns. All kinds and bores from reliable mak ers, .22, 25/-; .410 shot guns 32/6 and 55/-; 12. gauge 52/6 to 55/-. Cartridges of all kinds at Gascott 's Sports Depot. — Advt. 'The Guardian & Express' — There will not be an issue, .of '-'The Guardian and Express' on Monday next in con sequence of it being the Anniversary Day holiday. Copy for contract ad vertisement space as well as news items, for Tuesday's issue should, if possible, be handed in on Saturday next. Weather Forecast. — Fine throughout except for a' few clearing showers along the south coast; south to east winds chiefly; temperatures commenc ing to rise over the Gascoyne and west and south-west coastal areas. Ocean. — Strong to moderate south-west- to south winds across the Bight; fresh south to south-east winds off the west and south west coasts. Wiluna Railway. — About two months ago Mr. Willcocks, M.L~A., informed the M...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
THANKS BURGES. — Mrs. Logue and Messrs Clere, Jack, Charlie and Arthur Burges wish to thank all kind friends for their letters, telegrams, floral tributes and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. Births* Marriages and Deaths BIRTH WILLIS.— On January 1»4, at Ardagh Nursing Home, Geraldton, to Mr. and Mrs. T. Willis, a eon, James Ardbgh. — Both well. IN MEMORIAM TEAKLE. — In loving memory of Cla rissa, beloved wife of John S. Teakle, who departed this life, Jan uary 23, 1927 Ever remembered. . — Inserted by her children and grand children. KEEVEBS. — In loving memory of our dear sister, Grace, who died at Galena, January 2.!, 1927, also our dear Father, who ilii'iLnt Goraldton January .'51, 102«. Thi'y have gone on their last Jong jour ney. On God's beautiful ship called 'Rest' Away from this world of sorrow To the homo of Eternal Rest. God's greatest gift, Remembrance. ' — Inserted by tlioir loving sinter and r ?- .... brother-in-law:, daughter and san-i...
W.A.T.C. SUMMER MEETING ACCEPTANCES FOR, SATURDAY. Perth, January 17. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
W.A.T.C. SUMMER MEETING ACCEPTANCES 'tOE SATDBDAY. Perth, January 17. . The following -are the acceptances for the W.A.T.C. meeting on Satur day: — * . . ' WINDSOR HANDICAP. For horses' bred in Western Australia and ridden by approved apprentices. Seven furlongs. Crystal ~ Stream 9.4, Petman 9.4, Threse 9.0, Miss Agnes 8.10, La Val iiere 8.6, Mein Skolle 8.6, Noolugoo 8.2, Gloaman 8.2, Lady Perseus 8.0, Halocin 7.13, Ayegreen 7.12,; Acclivity's Dau ghter V.11, Moinette 7.11, Sea Thistle 7.7, Cantilate 7.5, Merry Beggar 7.5, Poletae 12, Sand Lion 7.1, Tprridor 7.0, Sir Sassafras 6.7, Miss Acclivity 6.7, Ayrone 6.7, Boyal Eeturn 6.7. BLACKWOOD PLATE. - Sis furlongs. ?' Autobiography 9.4, Columban 8.11, Silver Prince 7JL3, Coetto 7,12, Tione 7.6, Indian Sage 7.5, Green Laddie. 7.0, Pasjay 6J2, Prince EumaltU.7. CABNIVAL HANDICAP. ' I5or two-year-olds ' live furlongs. Einga :83, -*ray Eomano 8.1, Pilerin 7.9, JoUy L;aee 5^ Bed feiteen 7.3, St Daius 1 7.3, Star Sir '^JO/ Trim Beggar 6JI,...
MOSCOW'S TROUBLES GREAT FOOD SHORTAGE LONG BREAD QUEUER [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
MOSCOW'S liWHJBLESf GREAT FOOD SHORTAGES LONG BEEAD ^TJEOB& '^W^B Dangerous ; unrest prevails i» :00£-*iM cow,, according to the dipbmatie ^SSjm resentative of a Baltic State f&W&jiMM The population is excited by s^gi^^M of big grain experts. al-A fi»ej«^l^ it cannot get sufficient food, a»d.iBBfe^B arc expected *buriy^Garr|«^»H confined ' to barracks, miA^mamM^t^M police control the streets. r KplMUta^ in Bigaare buying m&j&Sgt butter, and other food ail.. j^MgH them to .their represeatatimi^^^^^H cow. The Diplomatic Owns «dt^^^^H is furnishing its colleagues at 3E§itaB-||§||| grad wipi provisrona.' *« 'X. ~^^^M An article in *%a^f&ufctti|§|||f| gives the * following official ii^4|gj complaints that flour Is^Mlf^^i^^ members of co-operatw'e.Sotielara^^fe^S The distribntujn p£ «*eafc'-«^.gft^^^ by the co-operatives ^to tbe&^M^^^gi is a futile attempt to ««i^^^^H mand. . . , It is evident UnK^^^^H present condition of the ^of-0^...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
The VICTORIA Insurance Co., Ltd. THE OLDEST AUSTRALIAN OFFICE Estd. 1849. LIFE, WORKERS' COMPENSATION, MOTOR CAB AND ALL ACCIDENT POLICIES EFFECTED. , R. JOSEPH, Local Ager*, — CHAS. H. CTJRLEWIS, Manager, PERTH WORTHINGTON & SON '« ELEANOR STREET. All makes of cars Thoroughly Overhauled. Batteries repaired and re-charged. Shell Bo wser and Free Air Service. Hudson and Essex Service Station. Agents for. — Coventry Motors; Mor ris Truck, 10 cwt. to 6 tons; Morris Cowley, Morris Oxford, Humber, Alvis and Crossley Cars; Harris, Scarfc & Sandovcrs Ltd.; Cooper's Shearing Machinery; Samson and Monitor Windmills; T. Bobinson and Co., Big E. Harvesters, Fed v. oral Drills, Cultivators, Sharpies' Separators; Quaker Farm Machinery Oils; Vesta Batteries; Phoenix Assurance Co., Ltd. Phone 24 MOST UP-TO-DATE G ARAGE IN GERALDTON Phone 24 icE^ Icr ice t Send to Us for the Best and Cheapest. Deliveries Always Prompt to either Town or Country. Manufactured under Hygienic Conditions...
COAL CRISIS MINERS APPREHENSIVE BIG STRIKE FEARED MOVE BY OWNERS AWAITED. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
vUAL vKlijlu MINERS APPREHENSIVE BIG STRIKE FEARED pffOVE BY OWiViiiiS AWAITED. Sydnev, ' January 2i. Although no definite action ha.» been announced since the union leaders re jected the Ministry 's plan to revive the coal trade in N.S.W. there is a feeling of anxiety concerning the outcome of the serious position which has been created. Coal owners waited for months for the decision of the Miners ' Federat ion and now that the proposals sub mitted by the Premier (Mr. Bavin) - have been definitely refused by the mzn era the owners feel that they are bound, to act. They have not yet decided upon their course of action, but the miner;* are apprehensive as they recog nise that prosperity in the coal industry must be brought about by -some means. It is feared that the decision of the proprietors will lead to serious trouble on the coal fields. The feeling ain,ong the miners is that the rejection of the Ministry's proposals will precipitate a big striked '. ' . : Mr. Bavin has stated dc...
DROUGHT INSURANCE SOME OF THE OBSTACLES Melbourne january 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
DROUGHT INSURANCE ? . m . ... SOME OF THE OBSTACLES :. Mctbourne, January 2i~ In --the opinion ,of rcpresvntaftvee -jf leading insurance companies, there would be many difficulties in 'the way «f adopting a system' for insuring - farmers' and graziers against, drought, as suif gestc-d by,- Sir Arthur Duckham, Leader of the British Economic Mission at u luncheon, given by the Constitutional Club on Monday. . The mat tor has beer; considered several times, but has not been proceeded with, as it has been found -to be impracticable. The manager of one 'cpTijpany sai«l to'-day that any plan of drought insur ance would involve huge sums of money, and could be carried out only if. all lhe companies combined ' forces. One of the greatest obstacles was that only persons almost certain to-be nffocloil by drought at some time 'or other contem plated insuring against it, and thoy did so only when threatened by it. If they were willing to insure every year, the companies' might consider tho mat ...
WHEAT EXPORT THE INDIAN MARKET EFFECT UPON PRICES Perth, January 24, [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
WHEAT EXPORT THE INDIAN MARKET KFFECT UPON PRICES Perth, Januarv 2-L Mr, John S- Tcasdale, a *;icej-rcsidc-nt ? of the ' Primary Producers* ' 'Association and a trustee of the West Australian Wheat Pool, ? who-Mturacd'! front, a trip to England on Tuesday on the liner Or vieto, said that the outstanding fea: t.nrf. nf ihf\ nrftyMit snason -'s wheat snips was the large amount of . wheat being shipped to India. To 'date India had purchased about 7500,000 tons -of wheat, the majority of which had been bought from Australia, although small parcels had been secured in Canada and the Ar gentine. Those sales to India hat! been an important factor in maintain ing the high prices of Australian wheat. Later in the season it was expected that Italy and B-ussia would be buying in Australia, but up to the present lit-, tic business had been done with those countries.- ' ' *' Viewed from an Australian p.oinfrof. view,' Mr. Tcesdalc said, 'one of the most disquieting features of the world Js wheat...