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"LEST WE FORGET" [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
'LEST WE FORGET' November 11, 1947, was the twenty-ninth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which mutually concluded the first World War. The cessation of hostilities was timed to take effect at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, and followed a succession of overwhelming Allied victories which commenced on August 8,. 1918 with a brilliant offensive by the Australian Corps of five A.T.F. divisions led by Lieut. -General Sir John Monash. General Undemendtt, the Ger man generalissimo, afterwards re ferred to August 8 as 'the black est day in German history,' for he had realised that their brilliant break-through spelled the doom of Germany's military might. The news of the Armistice was received with spontaneous and hysterical joy in every Allied city and town throughout the world, but this rejoicing was, alas, tempered with the sorrow and grief of those mothers, wives and rela tives, whose loved oiies were among the (!(),()()() Australians who paid t...
DEVELOPMENT BY IRRIGATION [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
DEVELOPMENT BY IRRIGATION Plans for developing industries including tobacco and beef will eventually follow the harnessing of the Burdekin River in Queens land. The Minister for Pastoral Re construction (Mr. Dedman) gave the information about these plans in reply to a question by Mr. Wil liam Edmonds (Labor Herbert) According to Mr. Dedman the damming of the Burdekin whose tremendous flood waters now waste into the sea and is one of the pro posed gigantic schemes made poss ible if the nationalising of banks takes place. Mr. Dedman also said that preliminary surveys of the Burdekin Valley by the Queensland Bureau of Investiga tion indicated that an irrigation project of considerable magni tude might be developed. A dam site had been located 1)9 miles up stream. This dam, at a wa'll height of 100, would impound 2,500,000 acre feet and, at 12G feet, five million acre feet of water. An area of 400,000 acres of good land was potentially commanded by irrigation water. — A further area of ...
ALICE SPRINGS COMMUNITY CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
ALICE SPRINGS COMMUNITY CLUB Thursday night's Community Singing Evening was (an unquali fied success, without a dull mom ent from start to finish. Takings for the evening were £7/1/-. The attendance was the largest ever seen at one of these enter tainments and the clapping and cries for more, left no doubt as to the appreciation of items given by the various artists. Among the many whose assist ance was the making of the show were : — Mr. McGregor, saxophone solo; Mr. Barry, piano solos; Miss Patterson, songs; Mrs. Swnnson, songs; Mr. Bill Jones with his banjo; Mr. Laurie Nichols, songs; 'The Island Serenaders'; Mr. Gordon Nichols, songs; and as usual Mrs. Critchley, who is one of the club's most consistent work ers. After many months of bat tling with the old piano it must have been a delight for her to sit at a new piano that could do justice to her playing. The usual quiz and song com petitions resulted in Master Cam eron White, who knows something about umbrellas, and Mr. Harvey...
GRAND CABARET ARRANGED FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
GRAND CABARET ARRANGED FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE The Centralian Racing Club is arranging a splendid cabaret for New Year's Eve as a culmination for the Christmas Racing Carnival. This promises to be so'mething really out of -the ordinary. Underdown's open air theatre hag been obtained for this night, and it should be quite a change for Alice Springs also a change from the ball of which them have been so many this year. TJiere is also a rumour of* some first class vaudeville turns to pep the show along and so keep everybody amused as should be on a ' New Year's Eve. Admission will ho strictly by invitation.
CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
^ffl On Sunday the cricket match played between the ex-Services team and the Works and Housing resulted in a win for the foi-mer. A fine display of cricket by the Services tea gave them an over whelming victory by an innings and 92 runs. They put on a fine 152 in their first innings (Cox 34 not out, Brindle 27 not out, .Wilkie 14 not out and Johnson Ul).' The1 Works and Housing had disaster in their first inning and only scored 11 runs, following on, they scored 49 runs in the second innings (Muzani 14, Gloede 10, Jones 9) leaving them a deficit of 92 runs. Anderson look four wickets for Works and Housing and for the ex-Services Farrel took five wick ets, Whelan ' 4. Next Sunday's match will be between ex-Services and the Town team. South Australia -defeated Vic toria outright m the Sheffield Cricket match played in Adelaide this week. The margin being nine wickets. N.S.W. defeated India this week at the Sydney Cricket ground by an innings and 48 .runs: Western Australia will play i...
LACK OF ACCOMMODATION GOVT. DEPARTMENT FALLS DOWN ON JOB [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
LACK. OF ACCOMMODA TION GOVT. DEPARTMENT FALLS DOWN ON JOB On arrival at Alice Springs last Saturday, a married couple and their children who were trans furred from a Government depart ment down South to one at Alice Springs, found to their consterna tion that no accommodation what soever had been arranged for them. Furthermore, as far as it was possible to ascertain they were 'not even expected up, as the only knowledge the local Government department had was a pay cheque that had been sent here to them for a forwarding address. The family found that all hotels, boarding houses, etc., in the town were well and truly booked out, and after searching the whole town over the week-end, found a temporary room in which to stay for about three weeks. This room is only about' 10 sq. feet for the whole family, but at least it is a roof over their heads. Is it that the Government de partment just doesn't^ care- about their'eniployees or is 'it just sheer negligence on their part on not seeing...
CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE SATURDAY, NOVEM, 15, 1947. MINERAL DEVELOPMENT [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE I SATURDAY, NOVEM, 15, 1947. MINERAL DEVELOPMENT That the Zinc Corporation should send a diamond drilling plant and a well known geologist all the way up here and then out to Lander Kock to test what is at the moment only a possibility, gives hope to the Territory that other people do want to find out just what possibilities there are in this vast State, and providing that there is sufficient interest aroused they will come to the Northern Territory. Everybody knows how short the world is of metals of all descrip tions, and that the country that can provide them in large enough quantities will indeed be a rich country. The people of the Territory have always clamoured out aloud about this State's potentialities, and have only asked that the oppor tunity be given to explore them more fully before condemning them from an armchair in a se cluded ofTice of some far distant city. The people of the Territory have seen this done more than once in the past 20 years, but ...
£50 REWARD [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
£50 REWARD A reward of €50 has been promised and will be handed to any person who comes to the 'Advocate' office with in formation that will lead to the discovery of the person or persons who is at present deliberately poisoning private ly owned town dogs. This practice of going around laying poison baits has been in practice for some time, but upto date the culprits have not been caught up with. It is a most despicable habit, and could only be carried out by people who hate animals, particularly dogs. If there are stray dogs to be dsposed of, then the Police will no doubt handle the matter. No private citizen has the right to deal out death to animals in this casual and cold-blooded way. Some of the dogs poisoned in the last week are well known to many of the townspeople and their deaths will come as a shock. It may be your own dog next time. This poisoner is not at all worried as to the ownership. If you have any real information bring it along to the 'Advocate' office.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
TRAVEL BY PARLOR COACH ON . . . TUirS MAIL & PASSENGER SERVICE ALICE SPRINGS — DARWIN t^mM ? . , ' **&» ; gflflfc- ^ i ? ? ? Departs Alice Sunday 9 a.m. Arrives Darwin S p.m. Tuesday Departs Darwin 6 a.m. Thursday. Arrives Alice 9 p.m. Saturday.-. EXCELLENT MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED Overnight Stops at Tennant Creek and Daly Waters SCENIC TOURS ARRANGED CAR FOR HIRE PHONE ALICE 53 P.O. BOX 58 Office, Buffalo Hall PLEASANT SURROUNDINGS AND CONGENIAL ATMOSPHERE THAT SYMBOLISE CHARMING ALICE SPRINGS ITSELF : These you will find at . . . MISS GOIDER'S GUEST HOUSE TODD STREET, ALICE SPRINGS EXCELLENT ACCOMMODATION WITH COMFORT ABLE, SPACIOUS ROOMS AND ALL CONVENIENCES. VARIED MENU ? DELIGHTFUL MEALS CENTRAL MOTOR SERVICE D. R. Baldock and J. C. McCbnville Proprietors RAILWAY TERRACE, ALICE SPRINGS BOX 62 PHONE 127 Authorised General Motors Dealers CHEVROLET — OLDSMOBILE __ BUICK _ CADILLAC LA, SALLE GENERAL ENGINEERING AND REPAIRS Reboring, Line Boring, Oxy and Arc ...
DIGEST OF NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
DIGEST OF NEWS Sixteen thousand .lews are re ported appi'oaching Palestine in the largest illegal Jewish immi gration operation yet undertaken. The -ships, which were bought from American owners, sire manned by Jews; and are reported to be well equipped with naval guns, tor pedoes, etc. Last week-end nearly all of Sydney's population went without bread owing to the bread strikes which have been in force for over a week. Strikers have decided to return to work. hi Siam, Field Marshal TJipul Songgram, a former premier dur ing wartime and a suspect by the War Crimes Commission, has made a comeback by effecting a light ning army coup and taking com plete control of the country. In Victoria in the recent election, Labor has sull'ered a resounding defeat by the Liberal and Country Parties. ' Norman von Nida in his first ap pearance since arriving back from his overseas trip, won the N.S.W. close championship at Manly on Saturday. The famous English jockey, Gordon Richards, rode his 259th ...
R.S.S. & A. CLUB NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
R.S.S. & A. CLUB NOTES Arrangenients are being made for a good supply of Springfield beer to be here for a reserve for Christmas. It was very disappointing to see so few members attend the last meeting, when the finalising of the 'Miss Northern Territory' campaign was brought to a close. Due to the delay in wiring the new clubrooms, the opening night has been postponed for approxi mately another fortnight. All the painting carried out by Mr. J. Simms is completed and looks very attractve. Among the visitors to the club this week were : — Mr. N. Napier, of Adelaide, Mr. Ross Lukes, Croy don, Mr. L. M. Smyth, of Victoria, Mr. W. Kruger, St. Peters, and Mr. N. W. Brodie, of Adelaide. Ex-Diggers and Government Jobs At its meeting in Melbourne last month, Federal Executive of the U.S.L. decided to renew representa tions to the Commonwealth f Gov ernment to secure more equitable treatment for ex-service personnel over non-soldiers in Government jobs. Executive will draw the atten ...
POTATOES RATIONED FOR BRITAIN [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
POTATOES RATIONED FOR BRITAIN With the rationing of potatoes '.n England many families face hunger for the first time. The housewife as usual is the hardest hit person of the lot, and just what she is going to do to make up for the lack of potatoes is hard to say. Workers may, by buying their midday meal away from home, overcome some of the problems, but the housewife who has had to feed at least 1000 calaries from rationed foods to make the ave- | rage daily.diet up to 1,800 calories to keep the average health and strength up of a person is really up against it this time. I Now is the time for the Aus tralian public to really throw out that extended help. Never have' the English people wanted help so badly. This country has practically, everything they want and if for the time being the people and the Government got * together, their combined effort would do a lot to alleviate ISritain's problem of foodstuffs.
MISS RITA SNOWDON TO VISIT ALICE SPRINGS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
MISS RITA SNOWDON TO VISIT ALICE SPRINGS Miss ttita Snowdon, New Zea land authoress, will visit Alice Springs toward the end of the month. As a Deaconess of the Methodist Church in New Zealand, Miss Snowdon has a wide influence for good. Her literary productions have won her a reputation both in and beyond her own country. Her books include: 'Through Open Windows', 'If I Open My Door', 'When We Two Walked', 'While the Candle Burns', 'Safety Last' and 'A Lark in the Sky'. These works are characterised by a broad experience of life and a wide reading of English literature. On Wednesday, November 2C, Miss Snowdon will be entertained by members of the Methodist Ladies' Guild and Church, and will address the gathering. An invita tion is extended to all who would like to attend. The following Sunday, Deacon ess Snowdon will preach at the Methodist Church. During her stay at Alice Springs Miss Snowdon will be the guest of Rev. and Mrs. II. Griffiths.
BLAIN GETS IT IN THE NECK [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
BLAIN GETS IT IN THE NECK It seems that the Honorable Member for the Northern Terri tory, Mr. A. M. Blain, is in strife once more. It is well known that Mr. Blain uses his tongue at times to slash out wildly at others with all Borts of statements, and more than once he has been called to order for more or less wandering in his often sarcastic speeches. This time his tongue got him into trouble during the banking debate in Parliament when speak ing out he called Mr. Mulcahy (Labor N.S.W.) 'a dirty mongrel.' Later on in his reply \Mr. Mul cahy accused Blain of being of 'low mentality' and that the Labor T'arty had been most gen erous to Mr. Blain (Ind. N.T.) be cause of his low mentality and further on in his speech accused Mr. Blain of using his Gold Parliamentary Pass to gain special privileges while a prisoner of war in Japanese hands. Now what ever Mr. Blain has said or done such a thing as this cannot be said of him. Mr. Blain has a splendid war record and if he is not a particu ...
LABOR DEFEATED IN VICTORIA [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
LABOR DEFEATED IN VICTORIA Through the combined efforts of the Liberal jjmcJ Country Parties in Victoria, the Labor Party was de feated by a large .majority. Mr. Cain, the present Victorian Pre mier, has submitted his Govern ment's resignation to the Gov ernor, who has asked him to carry 'vn until the new Government is formed, which will probably be next week. As the Liberal Party Avill be one short of a majority, a com posite Government of Liberals and Country Parties will' most likely be formed. The most most likely to be the new Premier for Victoria is Mi. T. Holloway. Latest figures were : Liberals, 2!)1; Country Party, 20; Labor, 15; Ind. Labor, 1.
BOLIVIAN DEMAND MAY LIFT PRICE OF TIN [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 15 November 1947
BOLIVIAN DEMAND MAY XIFT PKICE OF TIN The equivalent of €500 slerlng a ton has been men tioned in minors about the likely basis of negotiations between Bolivian producers ami the United States for the new contract in 1!M8. Present price being paid by the US is equivalent to about .£422 sterling, South American ports. Immediate repercussions would be felt in Britain should an in crease occur, and a proportionate advance in' the price paid by the British Ministry of Supply for its share of the Bolivian output could hardly be avoided. This in turn would almost cer tainly mean an upward adjust ment in the prices of Malayan and Nigerian tin, it is pointed out. Rev. II. Griffiths left for Mel bourne by plane on Thursday. * Mi1. Philip Dawson, of Police Cadet Training College, Sema phore, is visiting his uncle, Miv Peter Dawson. Philip, eager to see his youth-time haunts at Ten nant Creek and Darwin has gone by truck to have a 'look see.'