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Railways Report [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
Railways Report every case, did not pay working ex- &lt;*> penses. In the aggregate the losses were approximately £500,000 (exclud- &lt;*> ing interest and sinking fund). The statements showing the losses, were submitted to the Railways Commis sioner and the superintendent of the division. The Commissioner had no adverse comment to tnnlr?? but the superintendent said such figures had not been ehown to him before, and he was clearly surprised, and incredulous.' •The Main Problem" "It is clear that in the A^pKl^p divi sion is to be found the main problem of reducing railway losses. This is the division most affected by road motor competition,*' the report adds. 'The Murray Bridge and Port Lincoln systems have considerable prospects of improved traffic, due to a more exten sive and intensive development of those areas, but the areas served by the railway lines in the Adelaide divi sion have long been settled, and a change from a loss in working expenses of approxi...
PUBLICATION OF REPORT Was It Breach of Duly? MR. DENNY SAYS "NO" [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
PUBLICATION OF REPORT Was It Breach of Duly? MR. DENNY SAYS "NO" In moving the adjournment of the House to discuss the action of the Attorney-General (Mr. Denny) in mak- &lt;*> ing the report of the Royal Commis- sktn on railways available to the press before it was tabled in Parliament, the leader of the Opposition (Mr. Butler), in the Assembly yesterday, said they could only infer that the Minister's object in not laying It on the table early hi the afternoon was to let some inter-State paper get in first with the information. The Minister had been refused leave by the Bouse to table the report after 6 pjn. on Wednesday, and had then released it for publication; This report was completed a fort night ago," said Mr. Butler, "and copies were made available to the press, whether with the approval of the Government or not. If the Commis sion gave the report to the press, it is open to censure. If the Govern* ment issued it, it is guilty of discour tesy to' file Bouse. An at...
Conference of Railways Ministers Canberra, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
Conference of Railways Ministers Canberra, October 1. The Minister for Markets and Trans- &lt;*> port (Mr. Parker Moloney) stated In the House of Representatives today that although arrangements bad been made to hold a conference of Com monwealth and State Ministers of Railways in the third week hi August, this did not meet the convenience of some States, and the matter was de ferred for the time being. An effort was now bein? made to fix a date which would be suitable. * Girl Cyclist Infured.—Thrown to the road in a collision with a boy on a 'bicycle. Miss Catherine Toman fI9). of i Landsdowne-terrace. North Walker viUe. who was also riding a bicycle, was ininred. She was later taken home suffering from shock and injuries to the back and head.
GERMANY UNLIKELY TO DESERT GOLD America Anxious LONDON,. September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
GERMANY UNLIKELY TO DESERT GOLD America Anxious LONDON,. September 30. The "Daily Telegraph" diplomatic correspondent says:—Despite persistent rumors, it is unlikely that Germany will abandon the gold standard at pre- sent. The Chancellor (Dr. Brueaing) resolutely opposes that course. America will spare no effort to dis suade Germany. Washington Is also most anxious lest Italy should go off the standard. She is probably pre pared, as is ttie case with Germany to make some sacrifice to prevent ihat Meanwhile American trade with Soviet Russia is suffering.
BOY BURNT BY ELECTRIC SHOCK Was Hunting Pigeons on Warehouse Roof [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
BOY BURNT BY ELECTRIC SHOCK Was Hunting Pigeons on Warehouse Roof While Jaunting for pigeons on the roof of a warehouse beside the canal at Port Adelaide last night, Eric Schip- &lt;*> horst (15), schoolboy, of Dale-street. Fort Adelaide, had a narrow escape from death. Be touched an electric light cable and. was knocked uncon scious by the shock. His neck was badly burnt. Fortunately be did not drop off the roof into the canaL When he touched file wire a fuse was blown and lights nearby went out. Scone boys ran to get an ambulance and Schiphorst was low ered from the roof by ropes. He was taken to the Adelaide Hospital.
SERIOUS FIRE PREVENTED Passers-By Climb Through Window [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
SERIOUS FIRE PREVENTED Passers-By Climb Through Window Seeing smoke issuing from the upper floor of Elliott's cycle shop, at the corner of Pirie-street and Crawler-place, city, lest night, two mm climbed up the verandah posts, got inside through a window, and threw some burning rubbish into the street. Their prompt action probably orevented a serious fire : in a block of old buildings. j The fire started in some tins of rub bish. While the men were climbing I into the shop some newsboys summoned the Fire Brigade, but the worst was over before a reel arrived a minute or tiro later.
NORTH'S TEAM IN DOUBT Taylor and Barrett May Not Play in Grand Final STURT SELECTED TO WIN By "ROVER" [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
NORTH'S TEAM IN DOUBT Taylor and Barrett May Not Play in Grand Final STURT SELECTED TO WIN By "ROVER" North Adelaide is in a state of uncertainty shout its team for to- &lt;*> morrow's League football grand final against Start. Its inter-State half-forward, C. R- Taylor, dropped a heavy pah* of scis sors on his foot when at work on Wed nesday. Three stitches were inser ted in 'the gash which was inflicted. Medical advice is to the effect that the wound may monH sufficiently to en-1 able Taylor to take bis place in the side. The half-forward win test the in jured limb tomorrow morning. R. Barrett will join him in the try-out, for the sturdy defender suffered from fluid on an elbow as a result of the I final against Port Adelaide. I D. McNamara is definitely not avail able. He injured an ankle in Saiur •lay"s game. The North selectors. In view of the doubt about the fitness of Taylor and Barrett., have chosen 21 players, post poning a decision until after the try out tomorr...
KING AND POLITICAL REFUGEES Strange Tale of Jugo- Slavia VIENNA, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
KING AND POLITICAL REFUGEES Strange Tale of Jugo- Slavia VIENNA, September 30. A dramatic scene outside the Vienna Opera House in February was recalled by the trial of two Albanians named Cami and Gjeloshi, a army captain and lieutenant of gendarmerie respec tively, 'who were alleged to have fired 20 snots at King Zog of Jugo-Slavia. Both were political-enemies of tbe King, and fled from Albania when Zog came to power. Tie death sentence was passed on them In their absence. They allege that when leaving the Opera House King Zog ..himself drear, a revolver and fired in every direction. Caml's bride, a young Viennese, waits; anxiously outside tbe court with GJelo- j shi's wife and friends. The prisoners say that Zog has taken a terrible re venge on their relatives in Albania,; and that many were tortured. Their counsel stressed tho alleged nusgoveroment and extravagances of the K'"g WhQe the population was starving, he Eald, Zog claimed a sixth of the revenues for himself. He alluded ...
UNEMPLOYED CAUSE FURTHER TROUBLE Demonstrations in London LONDON, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
UNEMPLOYED CAUSE FURTHER TROUBLE Demonstrations in London LONDON, September 30. There was another demonstration today outside Bow-street Police Court, when 13 of the unemployed who were arrested drain? yesterday's demonstra- tion at the Houses of Parliament were charged. \ The crowd carded banners, 'which the police seized. Mounted men drove back the -squads inarching eight abreast, trampling some underfoot. A cordon was formed to guard the court nnder the guidance of detectives on the roof.- A procession at WHlesden held up traffic, bat it was dispersed. Irene Porteoos, a bobbed-haired young woman, was arrested with b life-preserver, with which it is alleged she struck constables who. she de clared, had roughly handled her at Westminster. She and the 12 others were remanded on charges of Insult ing behavior, obstructing,' and assault- Ing the police. later, the unemployed matched to Hyde Park, escorted by the oolice. They' demonstrated hi Oxford-street, where, they were dispersed. ...
Queensland Budgets for £1,871,159 Deficit Brisbane, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
Queensland Budgets for £1,871,159 Deficit Brisbane, October 1. State taxation will not be increased in this financial year, the Treasurer (Mr. Barnes) told the Legislative As- &lt;*> sembly today, when bringing down the 1931-32 Budget. He expects a deficit of £1*71,159. To attempt to balance the Budget or to raise additional revenue would be futile he said, and to Impose addi tional burdens on commerce and indus- JiJ would result only in disaster. Be Is budgeting far a revenue of £13,829,585, and an expenditure of £15,700,744. which show reductions of £1243,067 in revenue and £213.832 in expenditure, compared with 1930-31. The revenue slide last year, he said, had caused a deficit of £842444. The provision of the enormous sum of £1093.000 for exchange, together wiHi the heavy expected drop in revenue, made it impossible to present a bal anced Budget. I
Teamanian Revenue Decreases Hobart, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
Teamanian Revenue Decreases Hobart, October 1. The statement of the Tasmanlan con- &lt;*> solidated revenue for tine three months to the end of September compared with that for the corresponding period last year, stums a drop of £41,752, the col lections being £463:900 and £505,852 re spectively. Taxation receipts generally were lover, income tax being S2UOOO down. .Railway revenue was £164)00 less. LOCAL FHHJBEB Gradual Improvement was noticeable in the Customs revenue in South Aus tralia last month, although it was £22377 below the figures for Septem ber of the previous year. The revenue last month was £138.870. an increase of £26.130 on the previous month. Metal and machinery products accoun ted'for £14452 of the decline in re venue. Compared with £3,820 In Sep tember of last year, only £120 was paid on tobacco. There was a de crease of £5.628 on apparel duty, the comparative figures being £6273 this year and £11901 last year. There was an increase in the clearance of ...
FEDERAL REVENUE HOLDING WELL September Returns Thought Satisfactory Canberra, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
FEDERAL REVENUE HOLDING WELL September Returns Thought Satisfactory Canberra, October 1. Although £318.626 below the estimate, the September Customs figures are re-&lt;*> garded by the Government as-distinctly Satisfactory and as showing that re- venue is holding veil, in view of the depression. The first Quarter of the fiw««/-la7 year to invariably a low revenue-producing period, and retarns win almost cer tainly accelerate from the Christmas season onwards. ' ; CoUecticKis .during September were £2,197,537. compared with £2,355,831 last year, when, however, they were £2.454000 below lie estimate. The, total Customs revenue for the quarter was £6.831374, as against £7.471222 in the same period last year. September Cnstoms. takings In Vic toria 'were £725,290, having improved from £692X78 last year, thus indicating that business in that State was on the uptrend—in every oiher state, except Tasmania, where there was an un important increase. Customs revenue Ptmtal and Bens...
WAITING ON LONDON Representative's Debate on Plan Deferred Canberra, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
WAITING ON LONDON Representative's Debate on Plan Deferred Canberra, October 1. The deflate upon Commonwealth finance and the application of the Premiers' Plan, which was to have been allowed in the House of Repre- sentatives today, has been postponed further. The Prime Minister (Mr Scullin) indicated today that the delay was made purposely. Only a prophet, he said, could indi cate what the effect upon Australia would be in the immediate future of the variations of the sterling. It was Impossible even to indicate what the fall of the exchange rate would be. "One asoect is dear," a* added. "Our ODinion here is firmer today that it is not desirable that there should be a sharp and sudden fall in the exchange rate. The effect noon our esroort trade! would be very serious. Before a future rate of exchange could be fixed. It wouM be necessary to have eomp idea of what the stable.rate of the sterling j
JUDGE BEEBY DEFENDS HIS COURT Reply to High Court Comment "SERBONIAN BOG" Melbourne, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
JUDGE BEEBY DEFENDS HIS COURT Reply to High Court Comment "SERBONIAN BOG" Melbourne, October 1. Some days ago Mr. Justice Starke, on the High Court bench, gave an out- &lt;*> spoken opinion upon the Arbitration Court. Judge Beeby in the Arbitration court today, referred to these comments. He bad belore him certain questions aris ing out of the metal trades award, and he had to determine whether the firm of Parkinson and W. B. Cowan were individually bound by the award and whether by virtue of their member ship in the Metal Trades Employers' Association, they were bound. He also had to determine whether. In the cir cumstances stated, he should restrain a conciliation committee from func tioning under a law of New Bouth Wales. Judge Beeby considered that the first two questions were sufficiently impor tant to refer them, to toe Full Court, of the Arbitration Court. He said be took this view in conse quence of various High Court decisions. In the circumstances he decided to ...
PERSONAL [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 2 October 1931
PERSONAL To mark his appreciation of the work of the British Sailors' Society, the Prince of Wales will preside at the organisation's festival dinner in London on December 1, to be held at the Guild hall. His Royal Highness will mate a special appeal on behalf of the society, to which he has already con tributed a donation of £500. The Governor-General (Sir Isaac Isaacs) and Lady Isaacs, attended by Captain L. S. Bracegirdle. Military Secretary, and Lieutenant N. B. For rest, AX>.C, will arrive in Adelaide this morning from siod. will continue t^p&lt;r journey to Perth by the East-West train. During their time in ftTJ"ip&lt;fle they will be tbe guests of the ■Governor and Lady Hore-Buthven, at Government House. The Governor- General and Lady Isaacs, on re turing bom Perth, will remain in Melbourne for the Caulfleld Cup meeting, after which Sir Isaac wffl go to Canberra and Lady Isaacs to Sydney. On October 30, Sir Isaac and Lady Isaacs will leave Canberra again fo...