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PERMANENT MAINTENANCE MEN [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
PERMANENT MAINTENANCE MEN .At the special meeting of the Mu nicipal Council on Tuesday 'hight, Ald.; T. E. Woodler moved a motion of which he had given notice that the Council employ permanent main tenance men. He put the - nuhiner down as three with horses and drays. It was essential for the proper and economical working of the munici pality that the Council employ per manent.road men;, they would take more interest in their work, and the ratepayers would get better results. Aid. Harris seconded th'e motion. Ald. McInnes was in favor of hav ing permanent men; it was' of :little use repairing roads' and streets;, un less they were constantly looked after. Ald. Keeffe said the idea of having a permanent staff had his whole hearted approval. Road-making was now a fin, art; some men did a lot of work with their ;hands, but not with their head, dnd often their work was ineffective. They should have capable men continually looking af ter the roads. He did not think it was wise .to :have ...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
RIFjE SHOOTING. A practice match was held by mem bers of Queanbeyan Rifle Club' on Wednesday afternoon' 10 shots at 700 yards. The usual cash prize was won bf R. J. McNeal. Scores:" S 700yds Hdp. TI. R. J. McNeal .. 37 4 41 E. G. Lewis ... 34 2 36. B. Blundell . .. . 15 9. 24 J. Hayes ... ... 12 9 21 A working bee. will be held on the local range on Sunday, and all that are able are asked to attend. Bombala folk are enjoying ,,themi selves over the ,result of an offlcial blunder in connection with the sup ply of a.6 x 3 iron tank for the. hos pital there. Not one, but sixty-thr.e 800 gallon tanks, complete with fit tings, were landed at the Bombala Railway Station. Visions of the drought-stricken interior must have evoked an unusual liberality in the Depzrtmental mind.
FIRE BRIGADES' ART UNION [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
FIRE BRIGADES' ART UNION A meeting was held in the Fire Station, Queanbeyan, on Tuesday night, witl Captain Barber in the chair. Amongst those present were members of the local Hospital Com mittee. Sub-station Officer L.' C. Hurley, of Rockdale, one of the promoters of the Art. Union, was introduced by the Chairman. Mr. Hurley dilated on facts and particulars in regard to the Art Union, which was organised for the benefit of the Hospitals throughout the State as well as the Metropolitan Charities and Ambulances. The prize list-to the value of £10,000-is most. attractive. and provides an ex cellent means of raising funds for the institutions mentioned which are always in need of funds. It was pointed out that the effort was run on a voluntary basis by the firemen, which kept 'expenses at a minimum. The Board of Fire Commissioners had granted` permission to use the appli ances to help any effort promoted locally and it must be borne in mind the whole 'of" the 'money so raised was subs...
ESCAPE FROM QUICKSAND TRAP. Explorer Tells of Discovery of Giant Rhinoceros; Failure of Car Would Have Meant Death. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
ESCAPE FROM QUICKSAND TRAP. Explorer Tells of Discovery of Giant tnhmoceros; Failure of Car Would Have Meant Death. In the third scientific exploring ex pedition into the Gobi Desert in Mon olia, conducted by the American Museum of Natural History in search for further facts regarding prehis toric man, beast and reptile, we faced constant adventure, hardships and :anger. One adventure in' particular was :ull of peril for all in the party, as ell as for the car. One of the most :mportant finds we made on this trip :rom camp was the fossilized remains of the giant Baluchitherium, a mem ber of the rhinocerous family and the largest land. mammal that ever lived. Something like three million. years ago this great beast had sunk in quicksand and been fossilized there in an upright position. We re covered the feet and part of the legs of the animal. It, was while crossing the bed. of an old river 'nearby that we neari.j -p shared the fate of the Balcuchiteriuni?,v The man I sent ahead to l...
NO REASON FOR IT WHEN PEOPLE SHOW A WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
NO REASON FOR IT WHENI PEOPLE SHOW A WAY. There can be no reason why any reader of this who suffers the. tor tures of an aching biack, the annoy ance. of urinary disorders, the pains and dangers of kidney ills, will fail to heed the words of one who has found relief. Read what this man says: Mr. Nichol McInnes, Antill Street, Queanbeyan, says: "Some time ago my son hurt his back when lifting a ag of corn and for a time he was y bad with aching pains across '¶3is kidneys. After a while he com 'menced using Doan's Backache Kid ney Pills and a short course cured him. He says these Pills are first rate for curing backache, and always recommends them to anyone suffer ing from this trying complaint." Twenty years later, Mr. Mclnnes sayi: "We are all great believers in Doan's Backache Kidney Pills and would not be without them for any thing. They cured my son of back * ache and he swears by them as a cure for this trying complaint." Doan's Backache Kidney Pills are sold by all chemists and...
AN EXCITED WOMAN FINED 2/6 [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
AN EXCITED WOMAN FINED 2/6 The time ofthe local Police Court was occupied for about an hour this morning when a female defendant was charged with being found drunk in Monaro Street yesterday afternoon. From the 'evidence of Sergeant Har grave it appears that she spoke-'to him in the street and was told that he did not wish to converse with her. She followed him and would not"go away and was considerably-under the influence of drink. She kept on call ing out "You lying black b---d." There were a number of people about at the time. She was after wards arrested -and taken, to the lockup and charged with being found drunk, and her conduct was very violent. Constable Marzol corroborated the Sergeant's evidence and stated that an hour or so previously she was punching a man in the.street and abusing him, and when advised to go away started abusing the con stable. Defendant, who has only recently come to Queanbeyan, stated that she was over town yesterday and had a small glass of brandy ab...
THRILLING TRIALS ON GOBI DESERT. Explorer's Own Account Gives Dodge Brothers Motor Cars Credit For Remarkable Exploits. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
..THRILLING TRIALS ON GOBI DESERT. -4-- 3xploror's Own :Account Gives Dodge Brother others Motor Cars Credit For Remarkable I'?nloits. This is the first of a series of inter esting articles regarding the recently ended third Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural His tory, written by Roy Chapman An rews, the leader of the party of explorers and scientists. It will be remembered that the many disco eries made during Dr. Andrews' thre exploring trips have contributed val nable additions to the science of Geology and interesting information regarding many monstrous animals which roamed over the earth millions of years ago. The motor car will be the "covered waggon" of the Gobi Desert in Mon golia, the most extensive undeveloped and unexplored, region now left in the world. Motor vehicles will be to this quarter of the globe what the ox-drawn and horse-drawn canvas topped waggons were to America's Great West, and it is conceivable that some scenario writer of the future wi...
OPENING OF PARLIAMENT AT CANBERRA QUESTION IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
OPENING OF PARLIAMENT AT CANBERRA QUESTION IN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ~ In the House of Representatives Mr. J. E. West, member for East Sydney, said: Some few weeks ago I brought\ under the notice of: the Prime Minister the question of the opening of the National Parliament at Canberra, and requested that the opening day should be the 26th Jan uary, the anniversary day of Austra lia's foundation. The right honorable gentleman was good enough to inti mate that he was not opposed to the suggestion, but I see that in one, of the speeches he made during the Eden-Monaro election campaign h', referred to March, 1927, as being the time when Parliament would sit in Canberra. I ask whether he has abandoned the idea of having the opening ceremony on 26th January, 1927, and if we are now to under stand that the Parliament will be opened at Canberra iri March of that year? Mr. Bruce: In the speeches which I made recently I dealt with the time when the Seat of Government would be permanently tr...
RECOLLECTIONS OF PAST DROUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
RECOLLECTIONS OF PAST DROUGHTS. Mr. George H. McKeahnie, of Yarra, near Goulburn, writes: "My parents passed through Goulburn in 1838, the third year of a drought, and looking north could see beautiful sheets of water reflecting overhang ing trees. A mist seemed to rise, and float upwards from the shimmering surface of water. It was the mirage. Canberra was then a mass of dry dust, and the Queanbeyan River had dried up long since. There were, however, a few waterholes fringed with titrees and reeds. The river is now a wide open channel for miles. A three years drought would be dis astrous now, for in the old days set tlers were few and far between and the country was fenceless. I was living near the Cotter in 1865, but the drought did not affect its flow."
THE RICH MAN'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE LABOURER. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
THE RICH MAN'S ATTITUDE TO .VARDS THE LABOURER. We still'exDloit our fellow-man, The lowly working class; We represent the noble horse, And he, of course, the ass. He's always been a lowly beast, And, no doubt, 'twas decreed, That he should work with patience, And on thorils and thistles feed. Then would you give him dainty fare, As chaff, or bran, or oats? Or would you diet fine-woolled sheep The same as you would goats? 'Tis true these latter years lie's tried The horse to emulate; He's even tried to kick and strike Against his decreed fate. But we must teach him that an ass An ass will always be, And no amount of horse's fare Can change his destiny. TUGG.
CANBERRA BOY WINS SCHOLARSHIP. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
CANBERRA 1BOY WINS SGCHOLAR .SHIP. Stanislaus Kelly, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Kelly, of Eastlake, has been notified that he gained a full scholarship tenable at Blackfriars, as a result of the Leaving Certificate Examination. This boy was a pupil: of Telopea Park School under Mr. Henry, and at an earlier stage was a pupil of Mr. Ridley. All his junior work was done under the Sisters of St. Joseph, Nimmitabel.
LITTLE BROTHERS FOR FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
LITTLE BROTHERS FOR FARIMERS. The General Secretary of the New Settlers' League (Mr. F. J. G. Flem ing) advises us that the League has now completed arrangements with the Big Brother Movement in the United Kingdom for the careful se lection and despatch of twenty Little Brothers each month. The next lot will arrive the first week in April, and will be allotted to farmers im mediately on arrival. They are all inexperienced, and will be available at 15/- per week and keep to suit able applicants. It has been found that better results follow the allot ment of these boys if two or three are placed together or on adjoining farms. Applications from those de sirous of obtaining one of these fine boys, should be made at once to Mr. F. J. G. Fleming, General Secretary, New Settlers' League, 132 George St. North, Sydney.
CANBERRA RIFLE CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
CANBERRA RIFLE CLUB Members of the above club com menced the competition last Satur day, on the Duntroon Rifle Range, for the £1/1/- donated by Mr. Horn blower. Eight shots were fired at 600 yards, and winners of the cash prizes were N. Woodyatt and A. J. Paynting. ,This was the third shoot since the club was formed, and the good attendance shows that interest is increasing in this branch of sport in the Territory. Following are the scores: 600yds Hdp. Ti. N. Woodyatt .. 36 sc 36 A. J. Paynting .. 28 8 36 W. Hay ...... 31 4 35 F. H. Rowe ... 33 2 35 A. Moffatt .... 27 8 35 J. Callaghan ... 34 1 35 R. McDonald .. 30 5 35 A. McInnes .... 32 2 34 T. Stafford .:.. 28 5 33 L. McLeod .... 31 1 32 C. Lomax ...... 26 5 31 J. E. O'Reilly .. 29 2 31 W. Clark .. ... " 24 7 31 J. Jenkins .... 21 10. 31 W. Allen ...... . 20 10 30 P. Small ...... 18 10. 28 M. Waddell .... . 14 10 24 A. Lunney .... 10 10 20 OFFICIAL OPENING. Canberra Rifle Club will hold a handicap prize shoot for members only on ...
CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
CRICKET Queanbeyan B grade team visited Royalla on Sunday last and played a match for the MacGreer Cup, but Royalla were successful in retaining the trophy. Following are the scores: ROYALLA-First Innings. W. Ware, c Marsh, b Probin .. 13 J. Morrison, b Probin'...... .. 22 Jason' Moore, h.o.w... ..... 32 C. Morrison, c Traill, b Marsh .. 19 D. McKenzie, b Marsh ...... 4 A. Evans, b Aldridge ........ 26 F. Twyford, c Marsh, b Aldridge 44 J. Burke .............. 8 Jim Burke, b Aldridge .. .. .. 9 J. Gibbs, c Blundell, b Aldridge 0 P. Shumack, not out .. ...... 10 Sundries.... ...... 17 Total ........ .... 204 Bowling: Probin, 2 for 50; Liip ton, 0 for 25; Marsh, 2 for '41; C. Weller, 0 for 16; H. Aldridge, 5 for *4; Newman, 1 for 24. QUEANBEYAN-First Innings. A. Newman, b Twyford ....... 45 B. Dudley, b Moore .. ....... 1 R. Lupton, c Twyford, b Morrison 4 V. Marsh, c Bans, b Moore .... 9 C. Probin, c Twyford, b Morrison 11 T. Traill, h.o.w., b Twford ... .. 26 C. Weller, c Moore, b T...
REVIVAL OF GREAT ALPINE TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
REVIVAL OF GREAT ALPINE ,TRIAL. What is, rightly: claimed to be the most, searching and spectaculair ret liability contest staged' in' the Coni monwealth started from Melbourne yesterday, when some, 40 or amore cars, conveying about 150 persons, set forth on the great Alpine trial, organised by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria. This test, valuable as it is ;from a' commercial andt tech nical standpoint, has other uses be sides that of giving an index.of the mechanical trustworthiness of "-the competing cars,. for if enables a large body of persons to view some of the most magnificent scenery in the Commonwealth, and at the same time bring home to the country folk in the remoter districts the useful ness and dependability' of modern motoring transport. It was unfortu nate that for ,a variety of reasons, this test was abandoned for some time and its revival will be 'Ielcomed by everyone interested in motoring matters. A great variety of' sec tional contests will be ,embodied.in t...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL There was ,a full attendance of aldermen at a special meeting of the Council to consider the above replort' and matters generally counec-" ted with the electric lighting service. There' was. full discussion on all mat ters. Ald. Harris expressed himself in favor of arranging with the Bank for an extended overfraft of £800 to put the existing line in proper order as recommended by Mr.. Coutts, and the installation of a new transformer. He urged this as being the first mat ter that should be put in hand. Ald. T. E. Woodger strongly ad vocated asking the ratepayers for ap proval to borrow £2500 for the pur pose of making extensions and put ting the existing line in order. Most of the aldermen had pledged them selves to the ratepayers to see that this was done. Queanbeyan was a growing town and everyone should enjoy the benefits of the electric light and water supply. Although the electricity trading system had, been badly' managed, and despite the heavy losses, it had...
SWIMMING R.M.C. ANNUAL EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
SWIMMING R.M.C. ANNUAL.. EVENTS. The annual. swimming ,sports in connection? with the Royal Military College, were held in the river at Duntroon' on. Satuidajº last. Follow ing are the results:--. 100 Yards Championship: M. O. Watson 1, A. L. Nyman 2; D. D. Pitt 3. Tilme, 65 sees. 200. Yards Championship: .D. D. Pitt 1i, M. O. Watson 2, A. L. Nyman 3. Time, 2min. 41' 3-5secs. 50 Yards' Championship: M. O. Watson 1, A. L. Nyman 2, D. D. Pitt 3. Time, 28 lO1secs. * 25 Yards Dash:' M: O. Watson 1l A. L. Nyman 2;D. D. Pitt'; 3. 25: Yards Novices' Handicap: W. B. Maguire 1, ;G.: M. Jones' 2. 'R 3J. Barham 3. 50 Yards Handicap: ,V. E.:Haicock 1, 'G. McLeod 2; ,W.B. ;Maguire 3. 50 Yards Breast Stroke: R:iR. Mc Nicoll 1, A. G. G.Carr 2, A. F. Brock man 3. Time, 40secs. Pillow Fight: B. F. Hussey. 200 Yarda Inter-Block Relay: "E" Block. 200 Yards Inter-Coy. Relay Race: "B" Company. Time, 2min. 61seca. 100. Yards Handicap: G. Macleod 1, V. 'E. Hancock' 2,' C. Chauvel 3 Time, 1min.. 20gees. Ne...
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' SPORTS FOR QUEANBEYAN HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES' SPORTS FOR QUEANBEYAN HOSPITAL. An enthusiastic meeting. of mem bers of the Queanbeyan and Canberra Friendly Societies, who, are promot ing a sports meeting in aid of the Queanbeyan Hospital, was held in the Oddfellows' Hall, Queanbeyan, last Friday night.' Mr. H. Johntson, pre sident of the movement, occupied the chair.' It was decided to open an account with the Commonwealth frank at Canberra to be operated on by the joint secretaries, Messrs. L. Lee and L. Dwyer, and the treasurer, .Ir. M. Heseldon. A -letter was re ceived from the Mayor (Ald. W. B. f reebody) consenting to act as Pa tron. Messrs. H. Johnston and L. ,Vinch were appointed trustees 'and Messrs. G. Whish 'and W. Roper as auditors. The sub-committee ap pointed to arrange details 'for the sports programme met after the gen eral meeting and are to present same :or, approval ,at the: next meeting to be held in the Hall at. Westlake on Friday night next at 8' p.m.
WIRELESS INNOVATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
WIRELESS' INNOVATIONS Among various attractive items to be placed on the air from the broad. casting stations within the next month or two is a visit by radio to Jenolan Caves, the Blue Mountains, Mt. Kes ciusko and other tourist resorts. These " tours for listeners" are being arranged between station 2 F C, Sydney, and the Government Tourist Bureau, and some of the features will be.most entertaining. It is intended, for instance, to take a trained'choir into the Cathedral of the Ducas Cave. The choir will sing anthems and part snags which will be picked up by mi crophone, conveyed by land line to the broadcasting station at Sydney and there placed on the air, At various points in the caves mi crophones are being installed and from these the voices of the guides will be heard describing the beauties of the sceneo. Any visiting tourist who happens to gasp out an expression of pleasure-or other emotion-will also have his remarks precipitated over the length and breadth of Australia. I...
QUEANBEYAN'S LIGHTING SYSTEM GOULBURN ENGINEER'S REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 11 March 1926
QUEANBEYAN'S LIGHTING SYSTEM GOULBURN ENGINEER'S REPORT Mr. H. E. Coutts, electrical engi neer for the City of Goulburn, was recently requested to investigate a number of matters relative to the electric service at Queanbeyan, and reported to the local Council as fol lows: At present you pay the Federal Governemnt a certain amount for current received and in turn are paid by the consumers, but the payment from consumers is not in accord with that given to the Department, there being a discrepancy of some 25 per cent between the units paid for by Council and the payment received. The reason for this is twofold, and unless steps are taken to remedy it the loss will rapidly increase. . The first reason is that the overhead wir ing, which was no doubt sufficient when it was first erected, is now heavily overloaded and the loss therein is altogether too great. Con sumers are getting an unsatisfactory light, and instead of getting the pressure they should expect are get ting only a portio...