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MALPAS [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
MALPAS Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan have gone to , the city to visit their son Charles who was wounded in New Guinea.—Gunner Norm Stoker has returned home on a few days' leave. The 130 points that were registered recently was welcomed by house holders where water tanks were very low, also the farmers the majority being busy on their fallow. The harvest is almost complete with very little wheat remaining to be de livered. The yields .generally were very good.
RENMARK CORPORAL'S WIDE EXPERIENCES Corp. Frank Lundie in Second World War [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
RENMARK CORPORAL'S WIDE EXPERIENCES Corp. Frank Lundie k Second World War SX4083 Cpl. Frank Lundie, who has lived in Renmark practically all his life, has returned home from New Guinea after having served abroad for three years in various theatres of war. -In this war he has served in an infantry baltalion with distinction. In the last . war he was in the 9th Light Horse and saw service in Egypt, Palestine and Syria. The corporal hps been marked AX as regards health. He enlisted in this war iti November 1939 and was for six months in the 4th Garrison Battalion. He "ex changed" into the 7th Division, and served in Palestine and was one of those who was at Mersah Matruh pat rolling the desert. Then came the hard Syrian campaign through which the soldier fought in the bitter actions. He was pro moted Cpl. for'good leadership in ac tion. He said, "When we arrived in Pal estine it was like going home again to me." He described the Syrian cam paign as a~-hard one, but not to be compared w...
LOXTON MEETING DISCUSSES AREA SCHOOL Functions Outlined by Chief Inspector: Would Hake No Promises Loxton, March 2. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
iOXTON MEETING DISCUSSES ARM SCHOOL) Functions Oatiined by Chief Inspector: Would Hake No Promises Loxton, March 2. A meeting was held at the Loxton H.P. School on Thurs day evening to discuss the proposed establishing of an area school at Loxton. The meeting was very well attended, schools represented being Loxton H.P., "Veitcb, Fata,' Pyap West, Hd. of Pyap, Marketi, Bookpurnong, Pyap Estate and Concord. Mr. G. L, Chinner (chairman of the Loxton School Committee) presided. The Chief Inspector and Superintendent of Rural schools (Mr. H. C. Hosking) addressed the meeting, explaining the ■workings of area schools and outlined the transport arrange ments operating in area schools already established. The matter was discussed at some length, and Loxton H.P„ Pyap Estate and Bookpurnong schools were found to be heartily in favour of the proposal. Mr. Hosking said he could make* no promises,' nor commit himself in any way The meeting had been called merely to find out the attitude of the ...
LORRY SOMERSAULTS. OVER BRIDGE Cyclists Three Abreast Blamed for Accident [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
LORRY SOMERSAULTS. OVER BRIDGE Cyclists Three Abreast Blamed (or Accident Two occupants of a motor lorry had fortunate escapes from more serious injury when the vehicle went over the side of a bridge and finished "up side down at Renmark on Monday af ternoon, Tlie accident happened on the bridge on the raised road between the town and hospital. The lorry, •which wag the property of the Hen mark Hotel Inc., was proceeding to the camp on the Renmark Showground with a number of cases of drinks, and the ground on the "low road" was strewn with bottles after the accident. David Stanley Edwards, driver of the vehicle, suffered a sprained left shoulder, shock and small cuts, but did not go to hospital. Patrick Joseph O'Donoghue, who was also on the lorry, was admitted to hospital suff ering from shock, lacerations and bruises. In a statement to the police, Edwards said that he was travelling in a north erly direction at not more than 15 to 20 miles an hour. As he approached the bridge thre...
KINGSTON Kingston, March 20 [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
i KINGSTON Kingston, March 20r Corporal K. Aiurecht (A.I.F.) is homo, on leave.—Pte. A. Adams Is homo 011 leave. He lias recently returned from New Guinea.—Mrs. E. Zierach' and son Rociney accomjjanied by Miss N. Schumacher are spending a few weeks at Colonel Light Gardens.—Dvr. E. Charlton and Gnr. A, Charlton (A.I.P.) are at Kingston on leave.-— Mr. D. Neaylon and Master Ron Barker have returned to Adelaide after spend ing holidays with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Beck.—Miss May Skewes of Adelaide, has been spending holidays with Mrs. A'. S. Holms. Militiamen who are assisting' with the fruit harvest in this district include: Ptes. A. Groves, L. Casey, J. Lowe, C. Gore and R. Paynter.
Renmark R.S.L. Monthly Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
Renmark R.S.L.Monthly Meeting At a particularly well attended meet ing of the Renmark R.S.L. Sub-branch on Monday evening Mr. R. Fisher was again appointed as delegate to the State Conference to be held in Adelaide at the end of April. It was reported that Renmark had made a pleasing contribution to the ap peal recently conducted by Legacy Club. The president and Mr. D. T. DuRieu spoke of the great work of this body among the dependents of de ceased soldiers. Appreciation was -expressed of the action of the management of Ozone Theatres Ltd. in offering to waive their rights to the Renmark Institute Hall on certain Saturday nights when pub lic welcomes are given to returning service men. An appeal was made to members to give greater support to the euqlire tournaments conducted by the sub branch under the able guidance of Mr. Iledley Price. The total proceeds from these functions are given to F.F. Com forts Fund and represent the sub branch's constant effort in that behalf. The next e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
RENMARK fRUIT GROWERS CO-OPERATED LIMITED Established 1894 ARK BRAND CITRUS AND DRIED FRUITS Packed by Experts • Always in demand at Top Prices AGENTS FOR— International Harvester Company Tractors and Implements Insurance — Fire — Life — Accident Harvesting Materials 49 YEARS' SERVICE—STILL GOING STRONG Berri Co-operative Packing Union United Fruit Packers and Hardware Merchants Agents for:— INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER COMPANY TRACTOR AND IMPLEMENTS FERTILIZER SALES LTD. ALL CLASSES OF INSURANCE Established 1913 — The Growers' Own Concern Crowe & Newcombe Ltd. DRIED AND FRESH FRUIT MERCHANTS Agents for Allis Chalmers Tractors, the best light Tractor available. Agents for:— VICTORIA INSURANCE CO., McKAY MASSEY HARRIS Ring our local Managers for advice ana assistance. RENMARK 318 BARMERA 63. ARE YOU FULLY COVERED BY INSURANCE? Houses Furniture, Workman's Liability, Motor Car (personal liability) and Comprehensive and Personal Accident ARRANGE IT WITH— NEW ZEALAND ALBION HOUSE, WAY...
Soldiers Honoured at Winkie Institute Winkie, March 2. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
Soldiers Honoured at Winkie Institute Winkie, March 2. There was a splendid attendance at the Winkle Institute on Friday evening, February 24, for a dance arranged by the Winkle Soldiers committee, in hon our of Captain Bert Davis and Gunner Eric McDon ald. The evening was spent In dancing and the M.C. was Mr. J. C. Gardiner. Supper was served by the committee and other ladles. The chairman of the committee (Mr. Gardiner) handed Capt. Davis a wallet from the people of the Winkle dis trict and a pair of socks from the local Comforts Fund wishing him the best of luck and a speedy and safe return. The chairman of the Winkie R.S.Xi. Sub branch (Mr. H. McR. Dalziel) also expressed the good wishes of the returned men to the young cap tain. Another to wish Capt, Davis "Good luck and God speed" was Mr. V. Shepherd, of Glossop, who spoke on behalf of the Rover Scouts. Bert had been an esteemed member of the Scouts for a number of years, and the boys all wished him well. The speakers also ext...
STRIKE THREATENED AT MILDURA Workers Issue Ultimatum for 44-hour Week Compulsory Conference Being Called in Melbourne? Mildura, March 3. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
STRIKE THREATENED AT MILDURA Workers Issue Ultimatum for 44-hour Week Compulsory Conference Being Called in Melbourne? Mildura. March 3. At a meeting of pickers and packing shed employees held last Wednesday night, -presided over by the president of the Victorian Branch of the A.W.U., the following resolution -was carried: "That this meeting1 of A.W.U. mem bers, working in the fruit industry, •deplore the Fruit Award as it now stands, and give notice that, if it is not altered, and a 44-hour week granted on or before March 10, we intend to cease work, as the fruit industry is practically the only industry in Austra lia that is working a 48-hour week." A meeting of the employers' organiza tions was subsequently held, when it ■was contended that not more than 20 of the 6,000 workers in the indus try were present when the employees' resolution was carried. It was des cribed as a human impossibility to har vest or process the late season crop of grapes in a 44-hour week with the labour ...
All Fruit Crops Will Be Satisfactorily Harvested CURRANT CROP LIGHT, SULTANAS AVERAGE, GORDOS GOOD [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
Ail Fruit Crops Will Be Satisfactorily Harvested CURRANT CROP LIGHT, SULTANAS AVERAGE, GORDOS GOOD It now appears definite that all vine fruits in the River irriga tion, areas will be satisfactorily harvested with the emergency lab our which has come to the industry's aid. A brief survey of the crops generally indicates that currants are definitely on the light side, but the fruit is of a nice quality. Sultanas on. the whole might be termed a good average crop. Gordos on the heavy soils make a very good showing, but on the lighter soils show signs of 'burning from the recent heat wave. Briefly th-e position of the various ' settlements might be summarized as fo]lo\Vs: Currants light in all districts j though there are patches on which heavy crops have been harvested. Berri, sultanas about average; Bar me ra, sultanas patchy; Ren mark, sul tanas picking better than had been ex pected; Waikerie, sultanas as well aa currants light; Lyrup, satisfactory showing .of sultanas. In all distr...
FIRE AT MILLEWA 600 Acres of Grass Land Swept [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
FIRE AT MILLEWA -600 Acres of Grass Land Swept A fire which broke out on the prop erty bf Mr. Norman Stoeckel, at Mil Jewa on Tuesday of last week, swept •600 acres of grass land before it was got under control. The outbreak had. covered a consid erable area before It was noticed, but •once the alarm was given a party of firefighters was soon on the spot, headed Ijy Mr. Arthur Wilkinson, of "Murtho Park." Fifteen men turned out and mainly with the aid of shovels and knapsack sprays the flames were sub. *jued and confined to the one property. How the outbreak occurred is sot; known, but the most likely cause is considered to be the phosphorus in rab bit poison which had been-laid on the property.
DRIED VINE FRUITS PRICES New Season's Figures Announced Melbourne, March 2. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
DRIED VINE FRUITS PRICES New Season's Figures 'Melbourne, MarcU 2. Following are the new season's whole •sale single - box prices for dried vine fruits for the main capital cities and producing centres, plus the usual addi tions for shipment to other ports (prices for currants, sultanas, lexias and wal thams in pence for one box:— Currants—Four crown 9£d. lb.'; three •eVown 9d; two crown, 8?.d.; one crown 8d.; MP 7Jd. Sultanas—Five crown, lOgd. lb; four crown, 9§d.';- three crown, 9&d.; two •crown, Sid.; one crown, 8id.; plain «5d. Lexias and walthams—tSix crown Sid. lb.; five crown 7£d.; four crown, 7Jd.; seedless, 7Jd.; three crown, 7|d.; two crown 7}d. , Seeded llaisins (prices per box)— 1 lb. cartons (per dozen), 10/-; 12-oz. cartons (per dozen), 7/9; 8-oz.'cartons (per dozen), 6/4; bulk (per lb.) 9|d.; .bulk midgets 8Sd.e Unless unforseen circumstances arise 3t is expected that the prices now an nounced will remain firm for the whole season.
Rivoli Theatre, Berri [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
Rivoli Theatre. Berri Sa.turda.y- and Monday, March 6 and 8—The greatest success of British pro duction In war time that is the verdict on "49th Parallel". It has a brilliant script, thrilling story;' a magnificent background of Canadian scenery, and superb acting by a cast of stars, headed by Leslie Howard and Lawrence Ol ivier . Selected featurettes will complete the programme, Wednesday, March 10—"Submarine Raider", a piclure as thrilling- as its title suggests, stars John Howard and ilarg. Chapman. A colourful, gripping and dramatic journey into the past is "Lady Poi1 a Night", With Joan Blondell and John "Wayne in the leading roles, the story centres around the efforts of Jenny Blake, gambling boa^ proprietress, to lift herself above her environment and break into Memphis society of the 1880's
RAMCO INSTITUTE ANNUAL MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
RAMCO INSTITUTE ANNUAL MEETING On Monday evening: the annual meet ing of the Ramco Institute was held in the library. The president (Mr. F. Lewis) was in I he chair and there was a fair attendance. Mr. R. Dun ning (secretary) read the annual re port and balance-sheet which showed a credit balance, and Institute mat ters were running well. There was an increase in members, though the hall waa hot used very frequently and the committee had curtailed expenses where possible. The election of officers for the com ing year resulted: President, Mr. J. J. Odgers; vice-president, Mr. W. Green; secretary, Mr. R.t Dunning; committee, Messrs. F. Lewis and E. Leak. Harvest conditions are quite satis factory with hot days end cold nights. The recent rain did very little dam age, but growers are finding returns lighter than they expected, currants being much less and sultanas also light.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
Geo. Bartlett & Son AUCTIONEERS, WAIKERIE. Stocks, Station Agents; Chaff and Grain Merchants Auction Sales Second Saturday Month. Goldsbrouoh Mort & Co. Ltd. I A. H. LANDSEER — WAlRERIE — General Storekeepers Largest Stocks of everything (or everybody on the River. Call and Inspect. Phone 1. !•
SWAN REACH Swan Reach, February 29. WHEATGROWERS ANNUAL MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
SWAN REACH Swan Reach, February 29. WHEATGROWERS ANNUAL MEETING The Swan Reach Branch of the S.A. | Wheatgrowers' Association iheld its | annual meeting, when Mr. H. W. Day was elected chairman and Mr. B. H. Geirke secretary. Much general busi ness was discussed affecting the pres ent day problems of the farmer, such as superphosphate supplies, stock mark eting and wheat carting. It was re solved that the Wheat Board be asked to provide an extra stacking ground at Nildottie, as all the wheat from that district had to be hauled into Swan Reach, which meant extra cart age fees and wear and tear on tyres and motors'. It was pointed out that loading facilities were available at Nildottie on the river and that the wheat could .be sent by river boat to either Mannum or Murray Bridge mills. At present the wheat must be hauled into Swan Reach and then, taken by road either to Sedan or Angaston for rail to Adelaide or used in the mills in these places. Messrs. H. W. Day and L. E. A. Kroehn w...
WOUNDED IN NEW GUINEA Pte. Norman Hoffmann Tells of Action at Gona [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 4 March 1943
WOUNDED IN NEW GUINEA ■ Pte. Norman Hoffmann ; i Tells of Action at Gona i Met at his home in ltenmark Pte. Norman Hoffmann hobbled on crutches. He had been badly wounded in New Guinea and c.ould only move with diffi culty. He enlisted in August 1940 and was in Palestine in October 1941. He came back to Australia early last year and after seven days' leave with his wife and five children he was draf ted to New Guinea He said, "I was one of those who at tacked at Gona. That was on Sunday morning, November 29. The Japs were dug' in well behind good defences. We were ordered to take the position. I was trying to put a magazine back on my Bren gun when 1 got one from a Jap sniper in a cocoanut tree. He was only about 50 yards away. The bullet he fired went down my shirt and hit me in the right thigh. I was lying down at the time. It was an explosive bullet, it tore its way into, my thigh. It was a stinking hot day. \Ve were in the open. There was no cover. We just had to stick it. I sha...