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Mercantile Mutual Insurance Co. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
Mlercantile Miutual Insurance Co,. The annual report oi the Mecrcantlle Mutual Insurance Comrpany, just issued, states that the claims for losscs of £141,233 include pro irision for anyn losses unadjusted at the bal anco-sheet date of June 30 last. It Is asserted that the percentage of claims Is larger than in any previous year of the com pany's experience. Expenditure has been reduced. Premiums amounted to £357,510, aginst -£241.21 in 5921-22, and the losses just stated contrast with .£92,S15 for the prrevious year. The underwriting surplus was £20,636, and, with £15,747 from interest, rents, &c., and £4.42S from the contingent fund, made £40,832 available. A dividend of 5 per cent. was pai din February, ab Forbing £,15,15. The directors propose to P:ay a bonus of 10 per cent. on fire premiums to policy-holders entitled to participate, ab Fcetrbhing £17,597, and a further dividend of Sfit per nont. to sbarcholders. making 7'½ per cent. for the year. The board expresses its ...
Business Man's Diary George Farmer, Ltd. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
Business IMan's Diary George Farmer, Ltd. George Farmer. Limited, ham and bacon eurers, report a successful year's business for last year. To cope with the increased de Imnand for the company's products the directors decided to make considerable ad ditions to the factory and equipment. That work is now proceeding, but bas been re tarded by the wet weather. When com pleted, the board states, the company wi" be able to meet any demands from the trade. provided the supply of pigs is availablO. The trading profit of £iS5,:12 contrasts with £~.7,566 for the previous year. The net protit is £2.C75.3 an'l, with £1.819 brought forward, the directors have available £2 ,'14. Interim dividend absorbed £9,900, and the directors now announce a diveldend of 7½ per cent. on the ordinary shares, as well na a bhonus of 1/ n share to holders of such scrip. The preference shareholders receive the usual dividend at the rate of 8 per cent., an amount of £5,000 is added to the reserves, and £1,094 is car...
ROUND THE BEEHIVE Earning His Salary [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
ROUND THE BEEHIVE Earning His Salary It happened in a suburban tramcar. An unusual time was wasted at the first stop. The motorman bore a wor ried look and was walking around the car. News quickly spread. The con ductor was missing! The trolly pole was reverted and slowly the car went back over its track. Everyone was on the lookout. People strained their eyes into the darkness. The passengers were fully expecting to find the ill-fated conductor lying prostrate beside the line. Half the dis tance was covered with no results. Then, as anxiety reached high tension, the motorman espied the nilssing one walking toward the car. "Ar,. you hurt?" "No; I only chased a lady for her fare." * a *r
AUSTRALIAN DRAFTS Change In Buying Rate LONDON, August 2. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
SAUSTRALIAN DRAFTS F Change In Buying Rate ----9 LONDON, August 2. Writing in the trade supplement of "The Tlmes,' the financial editor says:-ln view of the accumulation of banks funds in Lon don since 1922. and apprehensions lest the banks find difficulty in financing the forth coming exports of Australian wool, it is aurprising that a change in the buying rate for Australian drafts was not made earlier.
JAYING TO JOHN Motor Cars and Puddles EINSTEIN AND THE CHICKEN [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
1 JAYINGi TO JOHN Motor Cars and Puddles LINSTEIN AND THE CHICKEN Fast moving motor cars, innumerable puddles in the street, and the ever-ready arms of watching policemen, are thlngs that you have to watch these days. Even the most respectable and law abiding citizens are daily being added to the list of delinquent jays whose records are being card indexed at the Town Hall and whose hard-earned cash is contributing to the improvement of jayless streets. It is no easy thing to cross the streets these days. When it rains it is an im possibility. Take Rundle street. A man left tl:e footpath to emulate the chicken of fame. He had gone a yard when a motor car whizzed past him. He side stepped. Another yard and another car. The insurance manager watching him breathed a sigh of relief. Then he met the stream of traffic coming the opposite way. If he stood stil he would be knocked down. So he deployed to the left behind the first line of traffic. Quick footwork saved him three times before ...
TECHNICAL EDUCATION EXPANSION URGED BUT WHERE IS THE MONEY? [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
TECHNICAL EDUCATION EXPANSION URGED BUT WHERE IS THE MONEY? "The activities of the technical branch of the department are some .hat varied, and although financdal condi tions have prevented any rapid expan sion in the past. it is noteworthy that the present Minister (Mr. T. Pascoe, M.L.C.,) has of late repeatedly advo cated the extension of technical educa-! tion, and has given practical evidence! of his sympathy with this work bry providing additional facilities in various lirections throughout the State." So said Dr. Fenner, director of the 'echnical schools, when asked to talk Ibout his work. This energetic little cientist, smiling, said that, although iis department was not established un il 1915, expansion was incessant, and idded branches of study would come long as required. Before 1915, it will e remembered, the technical edu ation of the State was carried out by he School of Mines and five other *ountry cent-es which had grown up ndependently. These country schools were tak...
ABSORBING SKILLED LABOR [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
ABSORBING SKILLED LABOR Mr. R. W. loster, M.HI.R., recently made a statement that if 5,000 tradesmen were brought to the Comm onwealth in a month, everyone of them would be picked up at the ship's side by contractors, and each man would make work for two other men now unemployed. A writer in "The News," signing himself "Skilled Worker," challenges both of Mr. Foster's statements. Manifestly "Skilled Worker's" viewpoint is intensely personal, and his assertion that enquiries at the Labor Bureau and other gathering places of the unemployed would bear him out, shows that he has in view the unemployed as a whole, who are, unfortunately, always with us, and not the skilled artisan class. With industries and population multiplying, there must be greater de mands for skilled workmen, and evidence of this is available in the aston ishing swiftness with which the men recently retired from Islington were absorbed. Mr. Foster has excellent opportunities for ascertaining the facts which induced...
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WOMAN'S WORLD SOCIAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
j ~a~~~ll[Aa~SS ~B~T~~LDa SOCIAL NOTES Mrs. Eric Harrison and Miss Wilma Clarke, daughters of Mr. W. J. Clarke, are staying at the South Australian Hotel The Columbine dance will be held at St. Columba's Hall, Hawthorn, on Saturday, August 4. The secretary is Miss Aitchison. Mrs. Sidney Ayers is down from Clare staying with her mother, Lady Kidman, at Eringa, Millswood. MIrs. J. L. Tancock, of Ceylon, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. J. A. C. New bouwd, at Glen Osmond.
TEACHERS' COLLEGE GALA WEEK [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
TEACHERS' COLLEGE GALA WEEK Nineteen women and 26 men students from the Melbourne Teachers' College will arrive in Adelaide on Saturday morning to take part in the sports week arranged by the Adelaide Teachers' College students. Mr. J. R. Peart, B.A., is the captain of the Melbourne team, alnd Mr. W. Aughterson the manager. Chief amnong the social events for the week are the ball, to be held on Wed nesday evening in the Exhibition Build ing, at which 500 students and guests will bc present, and the students' con cert in the Adelaide Town Hall on Tues day evening. The choir is composed of 200 voices from the college, and will be assisted by Miss Olive Carter, ILT.C.L., Miss Molly Alexander, A.M.U.A., Miss Enid Besanko, and Mr. Richard Watson. Lady Kidman An interview with Lady Kidman was p ublished in our Home Edition yesterday. from corner to corner.
LYCEUM CLUB [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
LYCEUM CLUB Alfred de Musset's comedy in one act, "Un Caprice," will be staged for the first time in Adelaide on Monday even ing, August 13, at the Grosvenor, North terrace. It will be given under the auspices of the Lyceum Club. Miss Violet de ,Mole is the producer. The cast comprises Mjr. Hughes as M. de Chavigny, Miss Phyllis Gillman as his wife, Mathilde; Miss Violet de Mole asI Madame de Lery, and Mr. Douglas Rob ertson as a servant. The period of the play is 1S30, and the costumes will faith fully represent that period. The stage furnishings have been kindly lent by Mr. J. A. Gibson, and the fireplace by the Australasian Implement Company. Members of the Lyceum Club may dispose of tickets to their friends at the same price as they pay themselves.1
TO SAY AU REVOIR [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
TO SAY AU REVOIR -4-- Mrs. J. A. Bonnin gave a tea party at the Queen Adelaide Club yesterday afternoon as a farewell to ,Miss Adal TVilley, whose marriage will take place shortly. The drawing room was decked with gum leaves and Iceland poppies, and a dainty afternoon tea was served. The invited guests were Mrs. Bronte Smeaton, Mrs. A. M. .Morgan, Missesl Amy and Dorothy Jessop, MIrs. J. H. Ev\ans, Mrs. P. B. Clegg, Miss Miller, Misses Joyce and Biddy Astley, Miss Ethel Porter, Mrs. Hledley Porter, Mrs. Ernest Williamson, Dr. Marie Brown, Mrs. V'ere F. Bogle, Mrs. W. J. GreŽer son, Mrs. A. A. Hamilton, Mrs. Archie jDouglas, Mrs C. Pitcher. Mrs. H. WV. Hodgetts, ,Mrs. Stanley Skipper. and Mrs. Turpin.
DANCE AT UNLEY [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
DANCE AT UNLEY A most successful dance was held at the Unley Oity Hall last night, organised by Mrs. Sam Smith to augment the St. Augustirne's building fund. The decora tions were in pink and green-pink trel lis work round the room, and trails of asparagus fern, intertwined with pink streamers reaching across the ceiling from corner to corner. Miss McKee's orchestra contributed the music, and supper was beneath the dress circle on long tables, the floral de corations being in roses. The committee assisting Mrs. Smith were Mrs. John Young, Mrs. I. Hall, Mrs. Andrew Arthur, M[rs. H. Kirkwood, Mrs. J. Evans, Mrs. T. 'W. Hoyle, Misses MI. and B. Jenkins, Miss M. Wilberth, Miss Smily, and Miss 'Humphris. The attendance included the Mayor of Unley (Mr. A. E. Miorris) and Mrs. Morris, and their daughters, Misses Audrey and Dcreen Morris.
POTATO SALAD [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
POTATO SALAD New potatoes are considered by many to be far superior to old ones for salad. But old potatoes make delicious salad if they are carefully cooked so that they do not boil to pieces and become too mealy. Here is one recipe for potato salad made with old potatoes: -Pare the potatoes and boil them in slightly salted water until they are tender, but do not boil them rapidly, and remove them from the fire before they begin to break and flake on the surface. Cool them and then cut thornm in even dice. Mix them with a third their own quantity of finely minced celery and moisten them with French dressing, made from two parts of oil to one of good vinegar and seasoned with cayenne, salt, and a little celery salt. Then put the salad in big spoon fuls on lettuce leaves and top each spoonful with a tablespoonful of mayonnaise dressing. stern Parent-' Vhy did you let young Jones kiss you in the drawing room last night?" Daughter-"Well, it is so cold standing about at the front door."...
SUCCESSFUL BALL Yachtsmen As Hosts VICEROYALTY ATTEND [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
SUICCESSUL BALL Yachtsmen As Hosts VICEROYVALTY ATTEND The annual ball organised by the Roysl South Australian Yacht Sjquadron is al ways an enjoyable affair. It is usually held at the Semaphore- wFhere the squadron lives-bu- t it was a wise move on the part of trhe commit.tez to have last night's function in the city. The Palais Royal is more get-at-able. Those responsible for the decoration of the Palais had gone to an immense amount of trouble, and their efforts were rewarded by the expresions of adminrantio heard on all sides for the elaborate and appropri ate setting for the dancers. At the southern end of the dancing floor ~the 14-ft. racing boat St. George 11. was? anchored. Pennants and other flas and lifebelts were hung all round the rails,! and the boxes were almost hidden by boughs of gum leaves, upon which grew! blue and gold fruit, as large as life and; twice as natural. 'Thlese colors-those of the Yacht Squadron-were also carried out in the scores of blue and gold ball...