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OBITUARY. MRS. JOHN FINDLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
OBITUARY. MRS. JOHN FINDLAY. The sad passing of one of Thorn. ton's oldest residents, Mrs. John Findlay, on Friday, 12th January, after a short illness, came as a great shock to her husband and family. The demise of this gracious and kindly lady causes a great loss in the community, as she was a good worker for the Red Cross and all charitable organisations throughout the shire. A tireless worker for the church, she was honored by being asked to open the new Presbyterian Church at Thornton. Mrs. Findlay was born at Upper Thornton in 1871, her parents being among the oldest pioneers of the dis trict, and her early home is now sub merged by the Eildon Weir. The funeral left her home, "Rose bankN"?hornton, after a short ser, vice, for' .the Alexandra cemetery, where a' large number of mourners showed the respect in which she was held throughout the district. The casket bearers were Messrs. R. J. Findlay, L. Coller, H. Nicholas, Jim Taylor, W. A. Findlay, Jack Taylor, and the.pall beare...
PROGRESS AND TOURIST ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
PROGRESS AND TOURIST ASSOCIATION. There was an excellent attendance at the annual meeting of the above on Monday night, the retiring presi, dent (Mr. Stan Reynolds) occupying the chair. The" balance sheet was read, and adopted. Office-bearers elected for the en, suing year were:-President, Mr. L. W. Coates; vice-presidents, Messrs. S. Reynolds and F. M. Darmody; secre tary and treasurer, Mr. H. C. Cle ments; committee, all present, with power to add. Mr. Eric Milroy was appointed hon. collector. The subscription fee was fixed at 5/- per annum. A program is to be drawn up cover ing various requirements for Alexan dra and district. Many improvements listed last year had not been completed. It is the endeavor of' this committee to have these matters finalised. All present indicated that they would wholeheartedly assist to gain members for the association. Matters brought forward were: Seeking a plan from the shire council for the proposed caravan park, and stressing the need for seats ...
HOSPITAL STAFF. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
HOSPITAL STAFF. To the Editor. Sir,-The staff position at the Alex andra Hospital has been desperate for some time, and because of the inabil ity of the trained staff to meet the demands made on them there the po sition has every indication of becom ing worse. To call on the trained staff to do domestic work is, first, throwing` extra burdens on them, and also is a waste of trained professional ser vice. This has not been temporary, but has been going on for some con siderable time, and is causing much concern. Another factor which indirectly af fects this' problem is that there has been adverse criticism against the hospital discussed in public -.This tends to lower the prestige of the hos pital and makes the position of ob taining staff more difficult. I should like to point out that the hospital is administered by the com* mittee, which is elected by the public who are subscribers. My committee would welcome any criticism which is not frivolous and would give it every considerati...
ALEXANDRA No. 2 v. ALEXANDRA CRICKET CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
ALEXANDRA No. 2 v. ALEXANDRA . CRICKET CLUB. Cricket Club.-First innings, seven wickets for 155 (C. Archer 35, R. Stillman 32, J. Cook 29, H. FitzRoy 19; G. Loughron, 5/55, R. Edwards 1/27, J. Stevenson 1/38). Alexandra No. 2.-First innings, seven wickets for 150 (B. Robinson 57, C. Delaney 48, R. Edwards 19 not out; O. Brett 5/49, R. Owens 2/46). Won by Alexandra Cricket Club by five runs on the first innings.
THORNTON V. EILDON WEIR. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
THORNTON v. EILDON WEIR. Thornton.-First innings, 92 (R. Tossol 18, E. Dent 15; S. Long 2/18, B. Taylor 2/17, P.. Creaton 2/13, R. Donald 2/4). Eildon Weir.-First innings, 193 (G. Deas 58, P. Creaton 30 not out, R. Jordan 33, J. Edwards 27; C. Scorah 2/38, K. Smith 2/43, J. Findley 2/39). Thornton.--Second innings, one wic ket for.34 (E. Dent 21). Eildon Weir won on the first in nings by 120 rus.
Australia's Debt to the Gold Industry. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
Australia's Debt to the Gold Industry. Alniost one hundred years ago (in 1851) payable deposits of gold were discovered in Australia. That event had a far-reaching effect on the future development of this continent. It brought to Australia not only weath but also population, and it laid the foundations of widespread settlement and industry, on which Australia has grown to nationhood.. The romantic story is told iii an attractive book is sued by the Chambers of Mines of Victoria and Queensland.- Under the simple title, "Gold," this digest-size publication tells us.in everyday lan guage the part that gold has played in Australia's development over the last century. It shows us also the important functions of gold in the world of to-day, and the source of strength it can provide in the future. From the historical angles as from the up-to-the-minute practical view point of the investor, it is a story of absorbing interest..
Blood Transfusion [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
Blood Transfusion In World War II., the value of transfusion, often of many pints of blood or serum, was abundantly demonstrated, not only as an im mediate life-saving measure, but as a means of preventing complications and shortening the period of suffer ing and incapacitation of severely ..wounded men. Since the war, this knowledge of the beneficial effects of translusion as practised by nultary medical ol ficers, has been appiieu to civilians, with the result thac operations, hith erto impossible, can now be unaer taken with safety, and people badly injured by accidents, or suffering from illness causing haemorrhage, or mothers and babies in cases of abnormalities of childbirth, can be saved in a much larger proportion of cases. But all this means that we now need more blood donors (in fact, 25,530 blood donations were given last year in Victoria as compared with 400 in 1938 !), the reason being that before the war transfusion had been used much less extensively, chiefly as a des...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
General Carrier LYN. STILLMAN ' Has purchased the Carrying Business and Petrol Depot formerly onducted by Mr. Arthur W. Dccking. Bowls tournament at Alexan ra this week-end. STHE NEW ALL-PURPOSE :7".... r PORTAB.LE AND S: ALL-ELECTRIC RADIO . .. .. , tig h . :.. a t i ;.' . ,. , ... . . Wm o ":4 . u r7_ y S . l. I TE"E LOUNGE on --Electric plete wimpletely self-containedss FOT HE FICIIC Battery and All-Electric feather than weightalf portable weighat of an or ATith that faous Astor Purityprle. SOperates from your current--or SIplete al foith batteries, weighs less than half the weight ~f an or AT TUE BEACH dinary prtable. 0 Ideal for beach, parties, picnics, EASIEST improvised dances, the kitchen, TERMS bedroom, laundry. QUALITY RADIO More people tiii ASTOR than any other radio ill -A. E. HOWELL, Pty. Ltd. CHURCH SERVICES CHURCH OF ENGLAND Ajexatidra 8 (H.C.), & 7.30; Marysville 11, Thornton 2, Eil don 3.30. Rev. S. Taylor, Th.L. Farewell to Mr and Mrs Her riot after evening...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
IN MEMORIAM ALLAN. —In loving memory of our dear father, who passed away on the 24th Jan. 1948. —Ever remembered. —Inserted by his loving family. GILLESPIE. —In sad and loving mem- ory of my beloved husband, Erwin, who passed away on Jan. 26, 1938, loving fath- er of Betty, Nancy, Joan, Bob and Pam. "The song is ended, but the melody lingers on." —Inserted by his loving wife H. Gilles- &nbsp; pie.
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
To the Editor. Sir,--I would like to draw the at tention of the public concerned to the' - wrong impression gathered from the council reporf concerning the U.T. Creek and Rose street bridge. First, I was not notified that the deputation to the shire council concerning this matter would be received, until ap proximately 21/ hours prior to the re ception time. This made it impossible to contact the two farmer represen tatives early enough for them to be present. This short notice was not very fair of the council, on whose table the petition had laid for a month. When this petition was placed before the council, only the abutment trench on one side had been dug and it was definitely not too late to alter plans of the project. This deputation asked for the alteration of plans, and to make this a traffic and foot bridge, not a stock and foot bridge. Stringers used for this project are approximate ly 131/2 ton steel, and with the addi i?c^ of t,'-o more stringers and appro S...--.-. . - ....
ALEXANDRA RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
ALEXANDRA RACES. Races will be held at Alexandra to-morrow. Entries are good, and the weights are as follow- Maiden Handicap. - Potent, 9.7; Prateful, 9.6; Cathedral Queen, 9.4; Royal Mischief, 9.3; Fintray, 9.2; Pearl King, 9.2; Copperman, 9.2; Prin cess Chaddis, 9.2; Trebla, 9.0; Flying Ann, 9.0; Star, 9.0; San Mea, 9.0. Goulburn Flying Handicap.-Gold en Gem, 11.7; Meadow Lea, 10.9; Ron Gay, 10.7; Iron Monarch, 10.0; Bia,.. Scene, 9.7; Laureation, 9.7; Delatite, 9.6; The Poet, 9.5; Bonnie Rose, 9.2; Swift Stream, 9.0; ,Chablis; 9.0; Gay Aussie, 9.0; Bonnie Host, 9.0. Restricted Handicap.-Banool, 9.6; Nogilla, 9.6; Re d'Arc, 9.5; Chablis, 9.4; Ferndell, 9.2; Princess Chaddis, 9.2; Brown Oak, 9.0; Trebla, 9.0; Star, 9.0; Stream Lass, 9.0. Alexandra Handicap.-Golden Gem, 11.4; Golden Park, 10.7; Meadow.Lea, 10.6; Ron Gay, 10.4; Flying Star, 10.2; Tralee, 9.13; Iron Monarch, 9.11; Valgo, 9.11; Piontric 9,.3; Gay Aus sie, 9.0; Red Neado, 9.0. Ladies' Bracelet. - Golden Park, 10.13; Ron...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 26 January 1951
WEDDING. Miss Marie Meredith was mar ried to Mr. Geoffrey Scorah in St Mark's Church, Camberwell, on January 13. A bouffant frock of ivory satin and tulle with a draped sash extending into a slight train was chosen by the bride and her finger-tip tulle veil was caught in place with bouvar dia and stephanotis. She is the second daughter of Mrs. V. T. Meredith, of Kambrook Road, Caulfield. The bridegroom is the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Scorah, "Brierley Park," Thorn ton, Victoria. Miss Pauline Meredith was bridesmaid, and wore a frock of champagne taffeta featuring pannieres. Her flowers were cream roses. Mr. Colin Scorch was best man.
WOOL SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 2 February 1951
WOOL SALES. ,Victorian Prloducers' Co-operative Co. Ltd. report: The seventh and opening series of - --.. -... n...nced on January r, wnen we suomitted some 6,220 bales. Competition was animat ed and widespread, and well sustained throughout the sale. Our top price of 331d. was paid for the JB/H in box (Cavendish) clip, the lambs' wool of this clip realising this price, fleece selling to 253d. Local sales were: PW/ACHERON.-Flc., 252d. LVS/GOBUR Gobur).-Flc., 215d. GL/KOR (Koriella).-Flc., 249d. JMV/KOR (Fawcett).-Flc., 243d. AP/KORIELLA.-Flc., 240d. SB/RUBICON (Thornton).-- Flc., 236d. ES/CTH (Cathkin).-Flc., 219d. RUBICON (Thornton). - Flc., 2181kd. Younghusband Limited submitted their seventh catalogue on January 24th. Top price was 262d. for six bales of AAA Mer. W., branded PL/, TALLAROOK, from Tallarook. Prices obtained for district wools were: LANSDALE (Yarck).-Flc., 244d., 240d., 230d.; pcs., 188@d. CC/GOBUR.-Flc., 245d., 222d. JM/RUBICON.-Pcs., 143Md. CRP/TEMPE (Alexandra). ...
ALEXANDRA TENNIS CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 2 February 1951
-ALEXANDRA TENNIS CLUB. y The we ther was perfect, and some excellent tennis was witnessed at the Alexandra courts on Monday last. A good profiit is expected from the fix ture. The entries were good, but a little disappointing as far as Alexan dra was concerned, entries from the local area being on the low side. A very good entry was received from Yea. The accommodation at Alexandra is inadequate - insufficient courts. However, it is hoped to have grass courts in evidence very soon. Results: Gent's Singles.-C. J. Howell de feated J. Elliott, 6-5, 6-4. Ladies' Singles.-Mrs. H. Hewitt de feated Mrs. C. J, Howell, 9-3. Gent's Doubles.--R. Longton and G. Long defeated J. Elliott and R. Pri deaux, 9-6. Ladies' Doubles.-Miss Davies and Mrs. Hewitt defeated Miss Dick and Mrs. R. Payne by two games. Mixed Doubles.--J. Elliott and Miss Davies defeated W. Rollason and Mrs. Rollason, 6-0.
GUN CLUB NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 2 February 1951
GUN CLUB NEWS. The Alexandra Gun Club-will hold its opening shoot on February 24th, on Thornton road. It is expected that the club will be officially opened by the president of the Australian Clay Pigeon Trap Shooting Association, Mr. "Jock" Wilson. Visitors are expected from Mel bourne, Shepparton, Seymour, Rom sey, Echuca, Wangaratta and sur rounding towns. All interested in gun shooting will be made welcome, as, after the open ing, regular club shoots will be held. An automatic trap has been install ed at the club grounds, which are showing considerable improvement. Enquiries may be made to L. Doyle, 'phone Alexandra 30R, or to T. Cherry, Yarck. Foundation Day holiday was the reason for so many visitors being at Alexandra. The Alexandra Bowling Club tournament drew a good entry, and splendid bowling was witnessed.' A word of praise must be given to the popular secretary of the club (Mr. Ewen Caddy). He had everything in readiness for the fixture, and it can definitely be stated t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 2 February 1951
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OBITUARY [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 2 February 1951
OBITUARY The death occurred at the Alexandra District Hospital on Saturday last, of Mr. Thomas Burchill, at the age of 89 years. He was a resident of Taggerty practically all his life, and- was held in high esteem by all who knew him. During his younger days he took a big interest in many public movements in the Taggerty and Buxton districts. The funeral took place at the Alexandra cemetery on Monday last, the cortege leaving from the Methodist Church. Pastor Boyd bfflcia'ted, arid Mitchell's Funeral Directors had charge of the fune ral arrangements.
ALEXANDRA No. 2 v. EILDON WEIR. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 2 February 1951
ALEXANDRA No. 2 v. EILDON WEIR. Alexandra.-First innings, 116 (B. Robinson 35, S. Taylor 21, J. Steven son 18, R. McDonald 10; B. -Taylor 4/33; S. Long 2/19, P. Creaton 2/21, J. Edwards 1/27). Eildon Weir.-First innings, 119 (J. Edwards 23, R. Donald 22, C. Till 16, S. Long 11, B. Taylor 10; C. Delaney 3/19, J. - .. ufn 3/18, R. McDonald 3",'27,7. Edwards 1/ ,. Play will ibe resumed to-morrow.