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THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATION. Speaking at the meeting of the Theo sophlcal Society, Brisbane Lodge, on Sun- day night, Mr. Walter Collings, head teacher of Wilston State school, deplored the present system of education prevail- ing throughout the world. In Queens- land, in particular, the prime defect of the whole system was "The examination curse," which, with its corollary, the "scholarship" system, acted as a Eeduc tlve bait to head teachers to work for their own self-aggrandisement and self advertisement rather than for the genuine permanent Interests of those committed to their charge. Together with the "ex- amination curse" went the system of yearly inspections of schools. Literature, music, art, elocution, dram- atisation, sport-all these should be fos- tered carefully, and should predominate rather than the grammar, arithmetic, parsing, .*nd analysis which bulked so largely to-day. Ali the above should es- pecially be made creative In order to elicit and guide into good channels th...
Competition Results. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
Competition Results. ^HERE was only one correct answer received to the "Madam" Competi- tion, and that came from our old friend, Billy Purdon, of Elimbah, so he will receive the first prize. The next highest number of readings was 60, and, as the first of these opened came from Roy Willett, of Birkdale; he will receive the second prize. Both boys will receive their priz2S by post next month. Every reading must begin with an M, and as there are only four M's there can only be four starting points. There are 20 different ways of reading MADAM, always starting from the same M; therefore, the corect answer is that there are 80 ways in al!.
LUXURY LINER. USE IN COASTAL TRADE. MELBOURNE, August 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
LUXURY LINER. USE IN COASTAL TRADE. MELBOURNE, August 30. Private advices from Sydney to-day stated that the Melbourne Steamship Company has been conducting investi- gations in British shipyards with a view to the acquisition of a luxury liner, which will probably be engaged in the Melbourne-Queensland tourist trade during the holiday season. It Is understood that the vessel will be larger and faster than the Manunda, and probably more than £500,000 will be involved by the transaction.
BOB TODD, [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
BOB TODD, who established a new Queensland under 500 c.c. one-way record for a quarter-mile from a standing start on a 31 h.p. Norton at Myrtletown last Saturday. His time was 15.74sec. In a two-way run Todd averaged 15.7Csec, and this time also may bo recognised aa * State record.
NORTH QUEENSLAND MEETING. TOWNSVILLE. August 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
NORTH QUEENSLAND MEETING. TOWNSVILLE. August 30, h Hoäults oí the ârst day's races of the í¡ North Queensland Amateur Turf Club's .' mooting wore: ! TRIAL STAKES (tfiLa,. grass feu).' 5 füf fc longs.-W. C. ialsetsr's br.g. NIGRITIAN, 5 by Negro-Ädelist. 1,0.13. 1; L. J. Stewart's ' CARNIVAL BELLE. 10.13 (J. R. Beil). ?.. Î Other starters: Cancellation, 10.13; Flvln,; i Bgerah. lO.ll: Botanist, io.il: Basalt King, ;: 10.11.. Betting: 6 to 4 v. NIGRITIAN, 4 to 1 \ flying Egorah, G to 1 Cancellation, lo to ? 1 .the others. Won by two lengths, n :> head between second and third. Time/ ' 1.4 3-5. Dividends. 14/ and 16/. .' FLYING HANDICAP-First Division-. J. f 9. Love's b.g. . GOLDEN PERRO, by Pol í perro-Golden Hour, IO.» (W, Wettenhall), i li YELLOWETTE, 11.0 (HlldreW) and DEN- S' BIGH, 10.0 (J. DoloUBhrey), dead heat, 3. ; Other otartors: Northern King, 10,13; Hed ' Vallbn, 10,5. Betting: Eveii3 GOLDEN ?t FERRO. 3 to 1 v. Yellowette. 6 to 1 Don i[ ulgh. Won by six lengths. T.lrnc, ...
Making a Mandolin. PART II. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
Making a Mandolin. PART ÏI. qiHE fitting of the frets in the finger- board is probably the most diffi- cult part of the work, but it may be done properly with care and patience. Each fret is set in a saw cut in which it fits tightly, and is held in place \vithtglue. The depthj of the saw cuts are adjusted so that the tops of the frets, which are rounded so that the ttrings will not be cut, are quite level. When It ia certain that these tops are in line, the saw cuts are filled with glue, and the brass strips are pressed into their places. The bridge is built up from three pieces of ¿in. wood, the centre piece being 2äin. long, and the two side pieces being lîin. long. A piece of brass is set in the centre piece and eight grooves are cut in its upper edge to take tlie strings. These grooves are set in pairs, and the outer ones are ISin. apart. The smaller bridge at the upper end of the neck, known as the "nut," is shaped as indicated from a piece of hard wood, and is let into the jun...
Model Aeroplane No[?]es. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
Model Aeroplane NO'.CB. A COMBINED flying meeting of the Toowong Swallows, Sherwood Kookaburras, and C.M.A.C. members was held at Sherwood on Saturday, August 27. The meeting was very cue cessful and good times were recorded by K. Stirling, A. Nichols, A. Cumcs (stick models), W. Coulson (2PC). J. Dewey (i9oz. ghost), and Mr. J. Berry with several low wing models. Members of the C.M.A.C. are noti- fied that a special meeting will be held at Mr. Berry's residence on September 8 at 8 p.m.
BOULDER CUP. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
BOULDER CUP. KALGOORLIE, August 30.-The Boulder Cup, cf £450. one of the principal events ot the Goldfields Racing Carnival, was run to-day In heavy going. Cerlmon won by halt a length from Koonugoe, the lavourltc, and Regarra was tnlrd. Cerl- mon went to the field at 8 to 1. For ! nine furlongs the time was 2.0 4-5.
A Fretwork Egg Cruet. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
À Fretwork Egg Cruet. npHE sketch shows an egg cruet, ' which may be cut from fretwood in a couple of hours, and which will prove an unusual but very useful novelty. The whole job may be cut from wood lin. thick, but the ap pearance will be improved if the lower part of the base is Bin. thick. As can be seen, the cruet consists of a stand built up from a square base and a handle, and four egg cups of unusual design stand in circular holes cut in the upper layer of the base. Tile base should be prepared first. In the upper sketch this is shown as a plain rectangle, with rounded corners and chamfered edges, but the lower sketches show three ornamental shapes into which the base may be cut. The lower section of the base is 61in. by 6in., and the upper section is 6in. by 55in., so that the lower one extends beyond the upper one by 1in. all round. Four holes, in which the egg holders stand, and two slots to take the tenons on the bottom of the handle* are required. The holes are 2in. in ...
Cutting the Linoleum. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
Cutting the Linoleum. /~)N moving from one house to anoth er, a man found that he had a good piece of check linoleum of the shape ehown in the accompanying diagram. He wanted to cut this as neatly as possible, so that it would fit a square room In the new house, which had exactly the same total floor space as his piece of linoleum. How did he do. it? Solutions to this competition will be received up to September 13. A prize of 5/ will be offered to the boy whose correct solution is the first one opened on that date, and there will also be a prize of 2/G for the second correct answer opened. Ad- dress your solutions to "Sally Horner,", the "Courier-Mall" Office, Queen" Street, ' Brisbane, endorsing the en- velope, "Linoleum Competition."
"The Magic Voice." The Australian Lyre-Bird. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
The Magic Voice." The Australian Lyre-Bird. On a bleak winter Sunday, several weeks ago, thousands of listeners throughout Australia sat expectantly by their wireless sets awaiting the sound of the lyre-bird, which was to be broadcasted from Sherbrooke forest, near Melbourne. Only a ¿mall measure of success attended the at- tempt, but the combined efforts of wireless experts and naturalists are'to be repeated, and no doubt will be better rewr -ded when weather condi- tions are more favourable. Mean- while the public in general and bird lovers in particular will welcome the appearance of a delightful book entitled "The Magic Voice," which is the story of the Australian Lyre-bird, written by R. T. Littlejohns, who has rendered faithful homage over lengthy period to the bird which is noted as one of Australia's most elusive but also most melodious song- sters. \ Copiously illustrated with artistic photographs and a coloured .frontis- piece, this book is introduced by foreword by A. H. ...
"THE BLUES" FOR SUMMER. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
'THE BLUES" FOR SUMMER. Blue appeared to be the popular choice for women's frocks at the Royal garden party in England re- cently, and it seems that this fashion- able predilection has been growing in strength all through the summer, deepening -with the passing months from pale shades to cornflower hue. The Queen herself has long favoured blue, both for day and evening wear. One dress worn by a guest ' at the garden party was of bright sky blue taffetas, with a tightly moulded over- dress of white cotton lace. A blue crepe hat in Watteau mode, with a floral crown of daisies, accompanied this. Another wearer of black silk crepe, embroidered all over in a de- sign of birds and butterflies, added a hat composed entirely of cornflower blue feathers. Black lace stockings and gloves were innovations of fashion that appeared at the same garden party.
NO SHEEP SHEARING. CITY HALL PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Courier-Mail — 31 August 1933
NO SHEEP SHEARING. CITY HALL PROPOSAL. A proposal to make the Use More Wool Exhibition at the City Hall in October as realistic as possible by de- monstrating the process of shearing live sheep was seriously considered by the campaign committee at its meet- ing yesterday, but it was arranged to start the exhibition with a display of natural fleece without turning the hall into a station shed. Yesterday's meeting, which was presided over by the Lady Mayoress (Mrs. J. W. Greene), was attended by representatives of the National Coun- cil of Women, the Country Women's Association, the Empire Maiketing League, and the United Graziers' Association. It was decided to seek the co-operation of the Retailers' As- sociation, the Chamber of Manufac- tures, the Chamber of Commerce, and the woollen mills for the exhibition which will open on October. 2. Vari- ous organisations are to be requested to furnish woollen articles for sale or display, and demonstration talks on the processes of manufact...