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SNARING SHARKS. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
SNARING SHARKS. — w Shark-fishing is, more or less, the same all over the world, but the method employed . by the natives of Aitutaki, an island in the South Pa cific, stands out as unique, even for the intrepid natives of the South Seas, whose reputation for daring in water is almost Droverfcial. The island is celebrated for this sport all over Australia, and -it is now becoming so popular with tour ists that many natives derive quite a comfortable, though deserving in come from it.- - There are many holes and caves under the coral rocks in' the lagoon, which is very shallow for the most part, and heats quickly under the fierce rays of the tropical sun. If the day happens to be very calm, there is not a ripple to break the force of the rays, and by midday the lagoon is unbearably warm. Mr. Shark now begins to feel ex tremely uncomfortable, and either makes for the open sea beyond, or lodges himself in one of the many coral caves, with which the lagoon abounds. Knowing this, the Ait...
UNAUTHORISED BOWSER COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
UNAUTHORISED BOWSER COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION Attention was drawn at Wednesday night's meeting of the Municipal Coun cil tjo *hc fact that a petrol bowser wa~, being erected in Marine-terrace in con nection with the premises of W.A. Young Motors Limited without the necessary permission having been secured. It was stated that the work djonc oa the footpath would necessitate tho whole section being relaid, and the Town Clerk was authorised to take th-i necessary legal proceedings. The Works Committee, earlier In tho day, refused a belated application for permission to iustal the petrol tank under the footpath, but gave permissioa for the lank to be placed on the finn \s premises ,providing the pipes arc at least IS iucb.es below the surface, and subjet-t to the work being carried oa: t.o the satisfaction of the Municipal Engineer.
HURRICANES TO ORDER. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
HURRICANES TO ORDER. ♦ — Have you ever wondered how the varieties of weather— rain, fog, and wind — that one sees on the -cinema screen are produced ? If artistes and photographers waited for real wea ther such as they required to occur, a lot of valuable time would be wast ed. The simplest solution is to make your own weather, so that you can turn on just the type you want. Three appliances . are used. The first is the rain-maker, which looks like a lightly-made fire-engine. It is provided with a lattice-work towei on the top of which stands an opera tor who, by opening or closing taps, can produce either fine or heavy rain. The rain is directed towards the air current made by the wind ma chine, and by varying the strength of the wind, the rain. can be made to fall gently or in wild driving squalls. The wind-maker Is nothing more than an engine with a large propel ler mounted on a motor-lorry. By regulating the speed you can have a gentle breeze that will just ruffle the heroine's ...
TEAM FOR PERTH COUNTRY WEEK [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
TEAM FOR PERTH COUNTRY WEEK The Gcraldton Cricket Association will again be represented in the Couu try Week competition in Perth, and it is hoped to improve on last year-*s per formance. The majority of the players will. leave Geraldton by train on Mon day IY:bruary 11, whilst others are ex pected to go by road on Tuesday, Feb ruary 12. The President of the Asso ciation, Mr. W. Hollings, will accom pany the team.
AVIATION LONG DISTANCE FLIGHTS A NEW BRITISH MACHINE. London, January 23. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
AVIATION LONG DISTANCE FLIGHTS A NEW BRITISH MACHINE, liondon, January '23. Experts in aviation to-day viewed ai the Cranwell aerodrome an aeroplane which has been designed to beat the long distance feats of any aircraft yet built, whether heavier or lighter than air.. It is a new Fairey monoplane built for the Air Ministry. This machine will probably be taken to. Capetown very shortly to fill up with a full load of fuel and will attempt a non-stop night to the north of Scotland. Even if the 'plane only reaches the south coast of England it will easily have beaten the world's long-distance re cord, at present held by Italy with a flight from Some to South America. It is the first monoplane ever built by the Fairey Company and bears a strong resemblance to the Fairey 3F biplanes, high speed bombers, over a hundred of which arc now in use by the Royal Air Force. The engine is a special Napier developed from the Na pier Lion as osed in Schneider Cup racing machines. The object aimed, a...
N.S.W. COAL TRADE EFFORTS TO SOLVE DISPUTE WAITING FOR PREMIER'S MOVE. Sydney, January 23. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
N.S.W. COAL TRADE EFFORTS TO SOLVE DIS PUTE WAITING rOE PREMIER'S MOVE. Sydney, January 23. Realising that if the existing state of affairs continues many coal mines now working will be obliged to close down or to work on reduced scales, the colliery proprietors are trying to formulate. a scheme for the betterment of conditions. In view of Premier Bavin's state ment that he will go further into the position of the industry, the 'officials of the Miners' Federation are now marking time in anticipation of a move by the Premier or the owners. A general stoppage at the collieries is feared, for there is a possibility that the coal owners will- now decide on the reduction of wages. A strike would mean that many collieries would at once cease operations, while a con tinuation, of the dispute would lead to the gradual tie-up of other interstate vessels.
FARM TRACTORS USE AND MANAGEMENT SOME COMMON MISTAKES. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
FARM TRACTORS USE AND MANAGEMENT 80ME COMMON MISTAKES. There are (says the Melbourne 'Age') already 1000 tractors in the Winunera. In another five years ther.? ' maj- be 1500. But with the everex tending use of the various forms of motor traction, there does not appear to be a corresponding increase in the : knowledge of the farming community ' of the basic principles which govern the smooth working of their motor- | driven machines. Most tractors are ! fitted with the internal expanding or external expanding type of brake. Each is easy to adjust, and should be set in such a way that there is no friction when the brake is not being used. Yet it should grip well when it is applied. From time to time it in ay be necessary to reline the shoes, but thifc is quite a simple, task, and any good amateur can manage it. The best lining to employ is that made of asbestos and brass wire woven toge ther, and this can be obtained from any motor store or garage. Holes should be drilled in the fabr...
GERALDTON WEEK ACCOMMODATION CHARGES COUNCIL DEPRECATES HIGH TARIFF [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
GERALDTON WEEK ACCOMMODATION CHARGES ♦ COUNCIL DEPRECATES HIGH TARIFF Mention was made at the meeting «'-r the Municipal Coum-.il on Wednesday night of an instance in which it ivas stated that an excessive charge was being made for accommodation for :i man, his wifo, anil eliiM ron during Gcraldton Week. Counci lors expressed regret that any attempt should be made to charge unduly higii rates. Cr. Davis, chairman of the- Goraidl'iii Week Committee, said he was sorrv they were helpless to prevent any pro fiteering, which the committee strong ly deprecated. j Other councillors said there was n.o i need to pay high tariffs, when there wore cheaper places. Councillor Shepheard said he knew of cases where people ha-l returned *-- Perth because they could not find ac commodation for themselves and family. The Council expressed regret th .f there should be any instances of peo ple endeavouring to take advantage -;f | the demand for accommodation hy j charging unduly high prices.
GERALDTON WEEK THE ATHLETIC SPORTS HANDICAPS FOR PRINCIPAL EVENTS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
GERALDTON WEEK | ? » THE ATHLETIC SPORTS HANDICAPS FOR PRINCIPAL EVENTS The following handicaps have been issued for the principal events to be contested at the big athletic gathering to.be held on Thursday, January 31st, in connection with Geraldton Week,: — 75 120 440 G. Gardner ? 3 5 — O. Lynch ? 4 7 35 A. L. Gerick ? -4 7 — M. Fathers ? 5 8 — D. McManus . . 5 8 — A. Hawkins .... 5* 9 — F. Arndt ..... 5* 9 — J. Ackland ? 5§ 8 — E. Logue ? 6 9 33 R. Thornton ... 6£ 9 31 J. Holnian ? 6§ 9* 32 C. Pass ? 7 9i 30 W. R. Williams . 7* 11 35 J. S. Byrne ... 7* 11* — J. Hallyock ? 7* 11 35 P. Bohan ? 8 9i 32 j R. Thomas ? S 10 35 J. Jupp ? 8 10 35 E. Dawson ? 7 10* — F. Kelly ? 8* 10J — R. Palmer ? 9 11 — L. W. Currell ... 9 13 — J. G. Lynch .... 9 12* — H. K. Easther 9 12* — G. Blake ? 9 12* — P. E. Hayter .. 10 11* 35 J. Cairns ? 10* 33 — R. Guseott ? 10* 12 40 L. O'Dea ? 10* 13 — E. Dyer ? 10* 12 33 R. R.*Morgan ... 11 12i — B. Millctt ? 11 12* — S. A. Hcelan ..11 V.i 50 P. Grey ? 12 —...
GERALDTON WEEK VISITORS ARRIVING FULL BOUND OF ATTRACTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
GERALDTON WEEK VISITORS ARRIVING FUIi BOUND OF ATTRACTIONS. , There are indications that the in vasion of Geraldton has. . commenced, and next week it is expected the town will have a full quota of visitors gath eredTb take part in the Geraldton Week celebrations. This morning the Perth train brought a full contingent of passengers, among them being mem bers of- the bowling fraternity, and others who are interested in racing and other sports. Eeception to Bowlers. There is a full round of attractions arranged, and a commencement will be made to-night at the Bowling Green, when a reception, to the visitors will take' place at 8 o'clock. All members are invited to attend, and to bring their wives and any friends with them. A good roll up is expected to welcome the visitors. The Mayor (Mr- & E Seweil), Mr. G. A. Kempton, M.L.C., and other leading citizens have signi fied their intention of being present. The draw for the carnival fours, which start at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday nigh...
PERTH HOSPITAL SERIOUS FINANCIAL POSITION Perth, January 25. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
PERTH HOSPITAL SERIOUS FINANCIAL POSH ION Perth, January 25. The serious financial position of Perth Etopital was emphasised yesterday, when the Hospital Board of Manage ment decided to close the infectious dis eases branch of tho.hospitaL An es timated saving of about £6,000 a year will be effected by this means. A recommendation that two .of the wards at the main hospital be closet* was referred back to the committee. The Chief Resident Medical Officer in protesting strongly against an act, which, he said would mean hardship and suffering to the sick poor, and possibly hasten death.
SALVATION ARMY LATE COMMISSIONER HAINES London January 22 [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
SALVATION ARMY LATE COMMISSIONER HAINES London January '22 The funeral of the Late Commissioner Haines, of the Salvation Army, who succumbed to a sudden seizure at Sun bury Court last Friday, was attended by the most impressive gathering of members of the Salvation Army since the funeral of General Booth, the founder. The Congress Hall at Clap ton, was crowded and the Army stan dard was held at each corner by a Sal vationist with bowed head. All the com missioners were present, including Cath erine -and Mary Booth. The procession to Abney Park Cemetery where tin*, first General is buried, was nearly two miles long. Thousands of Salvationists participated in the obsequies at the grave -side *
CRICKET. GERALDTON ASSOCIATION TO-MORROW'S MATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
CRICKET. GERALDTON ASSOCIATION i TO-MOEEOWS HATCHES * i'Virther matches in connection with the premiership fixtures will ccniuieneu jon Saturday. Mercantiles will play Australs on No. 1 wicket, and Gcraldton will oppose Cosmopolitans on No. - wicket. Players are requested to be on the ground punctual, as an car^ start is desired. Austral* will be repro ontodiby a team' picked from the following: — Hall, K-.; Snell, W.: Grocssler, J.; Grcessler, H-; May, K-; Bcarde, 8;; Harris, J.; Smith, H-; Walker, J.; Teede, G.; Perry, J.; Pcthick, S.; Parry, P.;.
SWIMMING GERALDTON CLUB HANDICAPS FOR POINTS' RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
SWIMMING GERALDTON CLUB HANDICAPS FOE POINTS' BACB. The following are the handicaps for the points race of 100 yards (3 laps) commencing at 11 a-m. oh Sunday: — J. Davis, S. Davis, ser., E. Clifton i s, C, Garratt 3s, T. Allen 5s, J. Bakci J, Crabbe 7s, A. Best, 9s, A. Banforu 10s, €. Herbert, A. E. Woodward 15s. Other swimmers desirous of compet ing should communicate with the. sec- retary immediately. The following events will also be con tested. — 11.15 a-m. Breaet Stroke Han dicap; 11.30 aju~, Ladies Race, one hip; 12 noon, Fancy Diving; 3 p.m.., Pair& Relay Race; 3.30 p.nu, Visitors' fiacc (two laps); 4 p.m., Water Polo Match; Novelty Events. *
GERALDTON WEEK THE PROGRAMME [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
GERALDTQN WBBff?|W THE PEOGEAMME ^ The iiru^'ramiuc for GcraldUm 'Wed^V^ iji;niu.i.'ii^ to-suurrow i« as .fiBJjjg lows: — ' -til 5at-arday, January 26 (Tmcglrial) — ~gS| iloruing. — Continuation of Bowlu^ Tournamcut; Beach AttractiOBS ^. *pri* Afternoon. — lirst day of Tidtow^ District Turf Club's Annual Capml^^ inp. . ' . N ^ Evening. — Kit Burnic v. Lcs. Bowtdl;; for the Hcav\'vroight CJiampion^^ «E-5 W.A. * . ? Sunday, January 27 (unofficial) — .. / ; Morning and Afternoon. — Beac6^.\t-j| tractions; Rowing, Yachting and S^m-J ming liaccs. -. .'*'?'„?' -~*-° Afternoon. — Beach Attractions: Bowl ing, Yachting and Swimming races. . V^ Evening — Open-air Goncert on tiUSj^: Csplanadc. '^?- Monday, January 28 (Official Opataf^^r: Day)— ? ?'. * \--^ Morning. — Continuation, of BowiSng*S,;? Tournament; Opening of Open Ttenhis .-£ Tournament, including Victoria District' '£S ?jhaiupionships; rowing regatta; jadbte-~:£-£ ing races; swimming carnival;'' *MM-''35jj rcn's beach sports. The Ma...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
CARNIVAL CELEBRATIONS At King's Theatre TO-NIGHT ? _ TO-NIGHT On The Stag*; — Positively .Farewell Appearance of BABY STRAW— The Musical Midget. BABY STBAW— The Musical Midget. The First Night of VAL — The Dainty Delavales — Olive VAL— The Dainty Delavales — Olive VAL — The Dainty Delavales — Olive Already well known to (geraldton au diences these versatile artistes will of fer many novel stage presentations dur ing their season. ON the Screen — Barry Norton in 'FLBETWING' Baity Norton in 'FLEETWING' A Tale of the Deserts. Also Priscilla Bonner in 'Golden Shackles' Priscflla Bonner in 'Golden JShackies' SATURDAYt-BINGS AND QUEENS Surrpunded iy. blood-thirsty Biver Pir ates, with nothing but a crew of tenderfeet, down the Yangtsc 'Shanghai Bound' SHANGHAI BOUND A melodrama of SHANGHAI BOUND modern China SHANGHAI BOUND with Dix as the SHANGHAI BOUND Bucko captain SHANGHAI BOUND of a Yangtse SHANGHAI BOUND Biver boat.— SHANGHAI BOUND Hunger crazed SHANGHAI BOUND pirates attack, SHANGHA...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 25 January 1929
PERSONAL. ' — — ? * Mrs. Ednouse and family of Mt. Mag net went to Perth last week. * * * Mr. R. F. Clifton, of Perth, is staying at the Club HoteL Mr. and Mrs. O'Grady have returned to Mt. Magnet after a holiday spent in Melbourne. Mr. C. O. Barker, manager for New Zealand, Pinelands has returned to Ger aldton, and will remain for some weeks. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. C. W. Smith, of Yandanooka, is holidaying at Geraldton, and is staying it the Club hotel. » » ? Mr. J. J. Kenneally, M.L.A. who was operated on recently, has left the St. John of God Hospital. He expects to oc able to resume his duties next week. -- &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr. F. Morrell, of 'The Ironbarks' Greennough, left by car this morning for % motor tour of the Southern Midlands and the South-Wcst. ? ? ? Mr. A.Y. Garnsworthy, who is in &nbsp; charge of the construction of the super phosphate works at Bluff Point, paid a visit to the works to-day....