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WOOL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
WOOL REPORT. Pitt, Son & Badgery Ltd. report: The offerings at Sydney wool sales now include .many wools very suit able for America, from whence in quiry is strong, resulting in large purchases. The demand on York shire account is considerable, while German operators are also eager for supplies. The interest of French manufacturers continues restricted and is confined mainly to wools show ing fine quality, while Japan, though always in the running, is 'not dis playing too, much eagerness to buy at the moment. The 'present series will end on the 25th instant, after which there will be an interval of between three or four weeks, cover ing the Easter. holidays, before auc tions are again held in this centre.
TYRES AND LOADS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
TYRES AND LOADS. In many instances pneumatic tyres on motor vehicles do not receive the attention they should'to ensure best results. Far more tyres have their lives shortened by under inflation than from all other causes put toge ther, and the tables of pressures ad vised by manufacturers as the correct degree to which tyres should be pumped are worthy of study by car owners. When two tyres of different sizes have to carry the same load] it is only natural that the smaller tyre must be pumped harder than the larger one, as, although there is less tyre surface in contact with the'road, the rim is also nearer the road sur face. Moderate loads and 'pressures are advised as certain to give the best results, and if a car is expected to carry heavy loads it should be fitted with suitably large tyres. The idea of driving with tyres fairly slack for comfort may be successful as far as it goes, but is paid for in a shortened life of the tyres. The proper thing to do is to flt balloon tyres,...
CUTS ON THE TYRE WALLS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
CUTS ON THE'TYRE WALLS. Whilst it is'gratifying. to note that in so many parts of the Common wealth the road builders are getting into their stride, the motorist finds that he .has perforce to negotiate many and many a .stretch of high way inches deep in hard, sharp, un blinded metal. He is a lucky man who does much of this .sort of tour ing without making a few superficial gashes in his tyres, but these injuries may be 'considered as minor ones provided they are dealt with prompt ly. It is, of course, the cords of the carcase which support the inflated inner tube, and if a gash on the side wall has not cut or badly chafed the underlying cords below the rubber then it will only be necessary to have the flap of rubber revulcanised in place so that it again protects the cord and prevents the entrance of water. However, should any of. the cords be damaged it is money well spent to hand over the repair to a tyre expert, for in these days effec tive repairs can be made to "cords." Countr...
COMPRESSION AND THE SPARK PLUG. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
COMPRESSION AND ,.E SPARK PLUG. It is obvious that the air gap be tween the points of the spark :pug must be regarded as an insulator and we know also that it is neces sary to have a high tension current, provided either by the coil or the magneto in order to break down this insulation and cause the current to spark across the gap. In other words, the low voltage current is stepped up by means of either sort of ignition device to a high tension one of many thousand of volts. But it must be recollected that the com pressed charge in the cylinder; through which the spark lesps when crossing from one point of the plug to the other, is a better insulator than air at ordinary atmospheric pressure. A spark that will leap an open air gap may not have power enough in it to traverse the same gap under compression. Conse quehitly we see more than ever ;the need for having a "fat," snappy spark with a good reserve of elec trical force behind it, so that it will fire equally well in the compres...
RED CROSS NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
RED CROSS NEWS The Red Cross Conference, which is to be held at "Rose Hall," Farrell Avenue, Darlinghurst, on March 29, 30, and 31, promises to be full of in terest, and very successful. Lady de Chair will formally open the ses sion on Tuesday afternoon, March 30, at 3 p.m. Among the-speakers will be Major-General Barber, Direc tor of Medical Services, who will address the :Conference on "New Organisation proposed' for V.A. D's in peace and war." Dr. J.S. Purdy, Metropolitan Health Officer, who will speak of Health propaganda, with special reference to Health Week, and Doctor Harvey Sutton of the. Education Department. Both these doctors are prominently iden tified in the work of. Health Week held annually in Sydney. Many Country delegates from the various Red Cross 3ranches will attend the Conference, among the names of those who have notified Red Cross Headquarters of attendinn are dele gates from the Blue Mountain Cen tres. Leura, Blackheath, Lawson and Springwood Branches, as we...
TECHNICAL POINTS ON THE ALPINE TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
TECHNICAL POINTS ON THE ALPINE TRIAL. As we write this the big contin gent of cars competing in the Alpine Trial organised by the Royal Auto Club of Victoria, is somewhere be tween Braidwood and Eden. Al though daily press wires have kept the public in close touch with each phase of this epic contest, there are several, technical matters which should prove interesting to the stu dent of motor tests. For. the com pleteness of all arrangements, the R.A.C.V. is deserving of every praise and in no way is this attention to detail better indicated than in the conditions governing the 1520 miles trial.. It is very, evident that every effort. has been imade . to give each car a chance to win on its sheer me rits, and according to the entries have been subdivided into numerous classes according to the piston dis placement of the competing cars. Then again, we find that in accord ance with the avowed objects of the trial, reliability ranks easily fore most in the allotment of points. On this ...
MOTOR NOTES MOTOR TRANSPORT AND NATIONAL PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
MOTOR NOTES t I MOTOR TRANSPORT AND' NATIONAL PROGRESS. One of the biggest problems in connection with the rational `devel- i opment and progress of passenger s transport on modern lines would seem I to be the fear of the politicians re- I garding 'the large capital sums which have been sunk in railways and tram ways in 'the different States. Inevit ably, sooner or later, each State has to grapple with this conundrum, and so far it would seem that no satis factory solution has been reached. The omicial hostility of the authori ties towards competitive 'bus services in Melbourne is a matter of commion knowledge, and Sydney too has lately' been a scene of strife, between the Government and the 'bus interests. In this case, the State Government thought that it could bring off, a coup de main by announcing suddehlythat it is proposed to resume the main 'bus services in the Metropolitan dis trict and. to hand them over to the Railway 'Commissioners. The Min istry is apparently now, endea...
QUEANBEYAN - CANBERRA ADVOCATE Incorporating the "Queanbeyan Leader." THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1926 AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY SPOTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
QUEANBEYAN - CANBERRA ADVOCATE Incorporating the "queaabupan Leader." THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1926 AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY SPOTS. - In the House of Representatives last week, Mr. Manning said: Refer ring to a recent speech made by the Prime Minister in the Eden-Monaro electorate, when he alluded to' the beauty of the South Coast district of New South Wales, I ask if the right honorable gentleman will endeavour to arrange with the Governments of N.S.W. and Victoria that visitors to Canberra shall be able to obtain in formation as to beauty spots on the road to and in the vicinity of the Federal Capital, and that information shall be made available by the tour ist bureaux of the States, not only as to the beauty spots in the vicinity of the Federal Capital, but also as to beauty spots in the Federal Terri tory generally? Mr. Bruce: I, entirely sympathise with the hon. member's desire that the beauty spots of Australia, whe ther at Canberra or elsewhere, should become better known. If the honor ...
SHIRE COUNCIL [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
SHIRE COUNCIL The monthly meeting of the Yar rowlumla Shire Council was held. on 11th instant. Present: Councillors Kelly (president), Keeffe, Southwell, Chinnery and Ashcroft. FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Moved by Cr. Chinnery, seconded by Cr. Southwell and carried, that the financial statement, as read by 1. the Shire Clerk be adoped,. showing debit balance to General Fund of £1507/13/-, Trust Fund credit £125; Sanitary Service Fund credit £73; that accounts paid subject to confir mation amounting to £342/15/9 General Fund, and £20/7/1 Sanitary Fund be now confirmed, and that accounts amounting to £181/17/0 General Fund be passed for payment. CORRESPONDENCE. Separate reports from the Engi neer and the Ovedseer were read. stating particulars of work carried out during the month and in pro gress. The reports were received and adopted on the motion of Crs. South well and Keeffe. From A. H. Clark, Bywong, com plaining of gates on Bungendore Gundaroo Road, owned by F. A. Powell, Bungendore. Mo...
MEMORIAL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
MEMORIAL SERVICE. A memorial service for the late Mrs. Gillespie will 'be held next Sun day evening in St. Stephen's Presby terian Church. A solo will be sung by Mr. McDonald, "He wipes the tear from every eye." Rev. C. Cald well Wearne 'will be the preacher. The following team will represent Queanbeyan B Grade in a match against McCartbh's XI on Sunday: 21st in the local park. Play commences at 1 p. ,n C. Probin, T. Traill, C. Sebbens, R. Lupton, C. Weller, Aub. Lee, F. Blundell, P. Gallagher, A. Newman, C. Bell, V. Marsh. MILK & CREAM.-NEILSEN can supply you.. Call one of his carters. He will be pleased to serve you. HOPE LAWN DAIRY, Queanbeyan The annual meeting of the Quean beyan Parents and Citizens' Associa tion will be held next Wednesday at the Public School at 4 p.m. - Messrs. Woodgers & &lt;Calthorpe no tify a cattle sale for Saturday, 27th instant, and invite futrher entries
POLICE COURT THURSDAY, MARCH 18. Before Mr. Adams, P.M. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
POLICE COURT THURSDAY, MARCH 18. Before Mr. 'Adamns, P.M. Hugh Quilty, charged with .behav ing in a ,riotous manner, pleaded guilty, and was fined £2 or 14 days. John McDonald pleaded guilty to being drunk' in Monaro Street ,yes terday and was fined '10/- or three days. Two first offenders for drunkenŽ ness were fined 5/- or the rising of the court. Michael Keane was charged with being drunk and disorderly, and also with having used indecent language. He pleaded guilty. For the- first offence he was fined 10/- or three days, and for the language £3 or 21 days. Norman Farrell was charged with a breach' of the Motor Traffic regula tions, in that he failed to renew his licence. Fined 10/- and 8/- costs, in default three days. N. C.0 Neilsen pleaded guilty (through his solicitor, Mr. Deane) to a charge of having no, number plate on his motor vehicle, and was fined 10/- and 8/- court costs. Sidney A. Blewitt, who did not appear, was charged with having failed to return his driver's licen...
CRICKET FEDERAL TERRITORY CRICKET COMPETITION [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
CRICKET FEDERAL TERRITORY CRICKET COMPETITION Hall played. Northbourne on the' Canberra oval in the semi-finals`, on Saturday last, Northbourne winning by 19 runs.: Jeffries was the out standing .player for the winners, and A. Bolton top-scored for Hall. The scores are: NORTHBOURNE. McDonald, c Marsh, b Tickner.. 5 Jeffries, c A. Kilby, b Bolton.. 45 Zeims, b Tickner .. .. . . .. .. 17 O'Connor, b Tickner.. . . .... 4 A. Nish, c A. Curran, b Bolton.. 0 Darlington, b Tickner ... ... 18 R. Nish, c H. Curran, b Bolton.. 0 Carnall, b Tickner .. .. . .. . 0 Russell, not out . . .. .. .. 1 Cottingham, lbw., b Bolton . . 0 Corey, c Marsh, b Tickner .. . 0. Sundries .. .. .. .. .. 8 Total .... .. .... .98 Bowling: W. Tickner, 5 for .31; F. Rolfe, 1 for 33; A. Bolton, 4 for 26. HALL. J. Gormley, b Zeims .. .. .. 1 A. Bolton, b Q'Connor... . ...25 H. Curran, c Darlington, b Zeims 4 Tickner, c Carnall, b McDonald 15 A. Curran, b Zeims .... . .. 9 T. Gribble, c Carnall, b O'Connor 1 F. Rolfe, b...
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
TENNIS. - Attention is drawn .to our adver tising columns in which appears the programme of the Queanbeyan Tennis Tournament to be held during the Easter holidays. There is one ebampionship event, and the winner will be entitled to hold for one year a very handsome Bowl, but he will also be presented with a replica of the Bowl which is in itself a valuable trophy. In the other events the competitors are all handicapped according to their standard of play so that a comparatively weak player has an equal chance with a good player of winning the event. The Trophies, which are on exhi bition in Mr. Freehody's windows, are a credit to the Club,- will be much appreciated by the winners and ad mired by their friends. The members of the Methodist Tennis Club have very considerately made available their courts for the use of the Qneanbeyan Club on Easter Satur day and Easter Monday, so that with the use of the additional courts there should not be any difficulty in finalising: the tournament...
CANBERRA BOY SCOUTS' CONCERT AND DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
CANBERRA BOY SCOUTS' OON CERT AND DANCE. The Committee of Parents and Friends of 3rd Canberra Troop Boy Scouts held a Concert and Dance in the Causeway Hall on 25th February last.. A lengthy programme of four teen items with numerous encores kept Mr. Arch Brown, of Sydney, stage manager, quite busy. The com mittee passed a hearty vote of thanks to all performers helpers and donors of cash and goods. The net proceeds will be in the vicinity of £30.
CHURCH NOTICES SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1926. CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Queanbeyan Parish. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
CHURCH-NOTICES SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 1926. CRUICH OF ENGLAND. Queiambean Parish. Queanbeyan, 8 a.m. H.C., 11 a.m. and 7.80 p.m. REY. U. J. WEST, Restor. .Osaberra Parish. St. John's, Canberra, 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. R.M.C., 10i a.. Causeway Hall,, 7.30 a.m. Upper Gundaroo, 3 p.m. REVE F. G. WARD.
PETROL BOWSERS ON FOOTPATHS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
PETROL BOWSERS ON FOOT PATHS. Cr. Walsh struck a correct note at the Shire Council meeting (says the Gundagai "Independent".). when he pointed out the unfairness, of allow ing people to erect petrol bowsers on footpaths and pay no rent for them. It would be just as fair to let a man erect a sugar or a flour pump, as let this class of traders use their foot paths. It was unfair to the man who sold petrol out of tins-he had to pay rates and, taxes, while the wayside bowser paid none. Cr. Carberry supportedL the con tention, and pointed out that if a draper puthis goods on the footpath he would soon be chipped. 'And if a pedlar came along and took up a stand he would soon be shifted by the police. Cr. Walsh carried a motion that the clerk should secure. from other shires and municipalities full partic ulars as to how they dealt with bow sers. The clerk is also to secure details of a- proposal nmade that pref erence should be given to Australian made Bowsers.
PERFORMANCE OF CARS REMARKABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
PERFORMANCE OF . CARS REMARKABLE. This great, practically unknown territory, half.as large as the United States, which` .e refer to as the "Gobi Desert"` is not any more all desert than was our West" whea the old geographies labelled it the "Great American Desert," Much of it will neverbe good for anything except grazing, but there . are vast regions where water for irrigation can be found at 15 feet. The motor car, will be the means of opening up this vast- country to the world. Camiiels"were the onll means of . transportation known .:in the interior, to be., traversed before we made our explorations. Those familiar with the country assured us that to ford the 'streams a and cross they hilly 'wastes of unkniown land beyond. the'ý desert was utterly in possible. Nevertheless; ,I had confl dence_ in Dodge Brothers .motor cars and determined' to carry out. .di:r plans., .What these cars. did was a revela tion.: With terribly overloaded cars we ecrossed .rivers, thumped over boulders, ...
RIDES 700 MILES AT 50 BELOW. ANDREWS PARTY OF EXPLORERS ENDURE BITTER HARDSHIPS IN TRIP TO URGA. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate — 18 March 1926
RIDES' 700 MILES AT 50 A BELOW.b ti ANDREWS PARTY OF EXPLORERS 11 ENDURE BITTER HARDSHIPS IN TRIP TO URGA. ,These interesting articles concern the recently ender} third Asiatic Ex pedition of the American Museum of Natural History, and are written by Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews, leader of e the party of explorers and scientists. a Harship and hazard were constant- b :y intermingled with the thrill of I important discovery and the adven- p ture of exploring vast areas never v before visited by civilised man. a Probably the most bitter experience v we have had during our three Asiatic t Expeditions was over the 700-mile t route from Kalgan, China, to Urga, y the capital of Mongolia. The tem perature was 50 degrees below zero. c We never stopped the engine during the trip, as we felt certain that no c anti-freeze mixture ' would ,safely withstand that intense cold. On May 24, while crossing the de- 1 sert, we ran ,into a blizzard. For long i stretches there was no snow at all, then came dr...