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AIR FORCE RECRUITING TRAINS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
AIR FORGE RECRUITING TRAINS Six Royal Australian Air Force trains are now operating throughout Australia. There are two trains in Victora, two in Queensland and one each in South Australia and Western Australia. Next month two more trains will start operations in New South Wales. The recruiting officers accompanying the trains have repoit ed satisfactory progress. "Mother, am I descended from a monkey?" "I don't know. I never knew your father's people." School Teacher: "Perclial, you. arp half an hour late. What was the mat ter?" Percy: "I went to a lynching party with Pa, and we stayed until the list man was hung." Teacher (severe ly): 'Was hanged, Percival."
Evacuated Children [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Evacuated Children Of' 479 children evacuated from' Britain who -will arrive in -Australia shortly, 347 will. go to homnes in N.S.W. and Victoria, according-to the Minister for the Interior, Senator H. S. Foll. He pointed out that the ship would not call at either Adelaide or Brisbane, and consequently children going to homes in Queensland, South Australia and. Tasmania, .would htve- to -be transliipped. Quotas for States other than N.S.W. and Victoria would be' greater from subsequent shipments, he said. Senator Foll said that 251 boys and 23$8 8girls, whose ages ranged from five to 15 years would arive in the first ship. The parents of 330"of them had:-given the names of prospective guardians, -but it should- .be under stood' that these children were not of ficially nominated. "The British Government has made arrangements for tha care and' wel fare of the children on the voyage to Australia, and on arrival here their placing in suitable homes will be'made by the various'State Gove...
ELTHAM COUNCIL NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
ELTHAM COUNCIL NEWS CORIRESPONDENCE '1The social service department of the Methodist Church asked the council to take stops to prevent organised sport being played on Sunday for the purpose of raising money for patriot ic funds. .It was pointed out that religious observance of Sunday had always been one of the strengths. of the British People, and that in this time in international crisis it was es sential that' Sunday be retained as a religious day. The council had always done its ut most to liievent: organised sport: on Sundays," and; this fact will be com intnicatfd. :to' the M?Methodist Church. The State :.:ontroller of' Slvaige sought information :fr:oinm. Elthim Councill as to ,whait organisation is col ledting salvage in the. shire, by -wliat method the salvage is. being collect ed, the variety of the `products' col lected; and" how the proceeds are :al located. The letter suggested that ini the event of-there being no such or ganisations malting" collections. .of waste mater...
Kinglake West SCHOOL CHILDRENS' CONCERT [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Kinglake West. SOIIOOL OHILjDIRENS' CONCERl'T A. repeat performance of their Christmas concert was given by the school children in their local hall on Saturday night'in aid..ofe funds for the Children's Hospital. Somehow, it. seems so fitting- that the 'stutidy little country children -should make some effort, to assist the ipoor little sick folk in hospital, and it is .very gratifying that the concert i: .Ws splendidly patronised by all see tions of the, district, including Ho-me Vale, WVhittlesen and FPlowerdale. The- programme wvas a little alter ed this time, but possessed 'as before, many bright 'and humorous items: The .work of all theo. children in Splays, was again exceptionally good., As a result of this concert the Head Teacher, Mr. J. Rogers, has an amdunt of about £18 to seolid to the Children's Hospital.
CROYDON MARKET [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
CROYDON 3ARpKEt Croydon Market reports that on Monday butchers' cattle scarce and. dear. Milkers, fair quality' £12/10/; heifers £12; stale cows £9/10/: spring ers £11; heifers £9/7/6; backiward -£8/5l; yearling helfers £4/10/; pod dies .68/; store, cows £6/15/; prime c.owss £12/10/i heifers' £11/10/; :bef: cows out shod £10/10/;- choppers :8/5/ crackers £5/5/. 'Calves. -- Easier since e export stopped. Large .vealers £9/5/; small £5/51;- calves 50/: small" 20/; light weights to 8/. Pigs. - All descriptions seoiling. in .great: "demand. Heavy porkers to' 73/6;' med. 58/; light 42L; killable 3'6/a. baconers 95/; 'backfatters £7/. 12/; boars 52/; chopping sows £5/8/; springing.'sows £7: sows and litters £11; stores 34/.i slips 25/; suckers 20/. Poultry. -' A' great sale; Cocker els 15/; stags-107; hens 11/6; drake Ings 14/0; ducks 10/,;.'ducklingsi 9/; cock chickens 11/-6: chicks 2/4; pul lets 11/; ., hens. 6/6; honnand chicks 11/6; drakes' r4/6:- duck and duck lings 19/. " Sheep. - G...
Doreen METHODIST LADIES' GUILD [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Doreen METHODIST LADIES' GUILD To celebrate the 10th birthday of the Methodist Ladies' Guild, a social evening was held Win the churc~h last Thursday. The programme consisted of games .under tlhe "direction' of Misses Joan Lobb and Eva. Green wood; items being., given, by Misses Nancy Creighton, Elsie Gay, Joyce Edge and Dorothy Wallis. Mr. Greenwood reported on the ac tivities of the Guild. during the ten years of its existence. During the evening, a beautifully. decorated cake which.had been made and decorated by Miss Lily. Lobb, the 'immediate past piesident, was cut by her. The ten candles were lighted by Mrs. Creighton, the secretary, and extinguished by Miss Greenwood, the treasurer. - There was a large attendance of visitors from Mernda and Yan Yean at the function.
RE-VALUATION OF ORCHARDS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
RE-VA.llAT'ION OFu ORCHARI)S SMr. A. J. Jones communicated with the 'council and asked that all or chards in the district be re-valued in .View of the Government's acqutsition of the fruit crops. Mr. Jones stated that in viewv of the Dreesnt conditions it was n bsolutely ' Impossible' for or chardists to pay the present rating. Council decided that it could not re-value the orchards at the moment. The Board, it was stated, may not be
CROYDON MARKET Cattle, Pig, Sheep, Poultry Sales [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
'CROYDON MARKET Cattle, Pig, Sheep, Poultry Sales Croydon Market Each Monday, 11 a.m. Best Melb, Country Buyers attending. Croydon Fridays--Furniture & Stalls Healesvllle Sale 2nd Thurs. in Month. Yarra Glen Sale Last Wed. in Month. Lilydale Sale Third Wed. in Month. Croydon Horse Sale Every Monday. Croydon wants every Monday, any quantity Cattle, Pigs, Calves, Vealere, Sheep, Poultry, Horses, Harness, Vehicles, Implements, Furniture, Dairy Utensils. Galv. Iron, Sundries. Top Prices Assured.
Ladies' Club War Appeal £12 RAISED AT MRS. J. JOLLEY'S HOME [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Ladies' Club War Appeal £12 RAISED AT MRS. J. JOLLEY'S HOME Huge log fires and beautiful bowls of golden. jonquils and poppies and massed begonias made an attractive setting at the home of Mrs. J. Jolley last Wednesday for afternoon and evening parties -in aid of the Hume Vale Ladies' Club Wary Appeal which resulted in about £12 being raised. During the afternoon euchre, crib and Chinese checkers were played, the winner.of the euchre prize being Mrs. Beaittie. Only ladies attended this function. In the evening about 40 folk were nresent for cards, the winners being Mrs. Hyland and Mr. Lindsay. They handed back their prizes. Afternoon tea and supper were served in the dining room where flags were draped. CARDS FOR HALL On Saturday night last Mrs. Jolley igain ' threw open her home for a euchre party to raise funds for the Humevale Hall. Proceeds were about The prizes for this occasion were won by Mrs; Opperman, with Messrs. W. Draper and S. Draper dividing the gents' pirize.
Yarrambat SCHOOL WAR FUND [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Yarrambat SCHOOL WAR FUND On Saturday a very. large crowd- augmented by a party of keen helpers from Alphington-enjoyed a very fine dance arranged by the School Com mittee for the School War Fund. Two pounds sixteen shillings was secured. Through the goodness and bighearted ness of Mr. Timmins, of Fairfield, music of a new type was enjoyed special gramophone recordings per amplifier, a type of music that proved excellent. With Mr. Timmins and party was Mr. C. J. Rainbow, M.W.I.A., and,owner of station VK3JR, Preston, who has made hundreds of installa tions of broadcasting units; also Mr. McDonald, who proved a capable M.C. The Honorable W. H. * Everard paid a courtesy call and was received with cheers and "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow." He spoke of the necessity for iaising War, Funds and com mended the Committee and all present for their fine efforts..'' The visitors headed by Mr. Timmins, were ,made veily welcome and as they enjoyed themselves very much, it is anticipa ted they wi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
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Denmark Faces Ruin Under Nazi Rule [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Denmark Faces Ruin Under Nazi Rule Denmark is undergoing a compul sory .and painful economic change .in order to adapt her completely to Germany's requirements. ' Facts indic ative. of the change,- gathered by, a number of economists, have )poen pub I'shed by the "Neue ZueriCher %oitung:' a leading Swiss newspaper. Within a month of the Nazi invas inn unemployment in Denmark rose by 75,000. There is already a marked shortage of wool, cotton,; iron and other .goods which. Denmark used to impoi-t from Britain. So acute is the 'shortage of fuel at Odense, the third "largest city of Denmark, that commun hil kitchens have been establislhod to enable every citizen to receivet at least one hot meal a day. Butter production has decreased to such an 1extent "that rationing will soon have to be introduced into the richest butter producing country in the world in order that a surplus may' lio maintained for export.
MORE WAR SAVINGS GROUPS WANTED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
MORE WARSAVINGS GROUPS WANTED Announcing that so far 10,811 War. Savings Certificate groups had beeni formed in the Commonwealth with a total membership of 832,500, the Fed eral Treasurer (Mr. Spender) appealed for the co-operation of all sectionis of the community in bringing: the groups to more than 15,000 by the -end of August. Latest group registrations are: N.S.W. 3,027 groups (325,000 nmem lbers); Victoria 3,480 groups (320,000); Queensland, 2,100 groups (75,600); South Australia 1198 (50,000); Wes. ern Australia 622 (42,500); Tasmania 384 (20,000). INTER-VILLAGE CHALLENGE Hammondville (near Sydney), Aus tralia's youngest village settlerijent, has challenged Exeteir, a sniall villaga near. Moss Vale N.S.W.,where' 126 of an adult population of 127 ijave bought C£250 worth of War savings Certifl cates. Hanimondville has a population of 230 parents and 520 children. : It has challenged Exeter to. a contest to de termine which district- can sell.by the 'end of August (a) the.great...
5,000 COOKS TO BE TRAINED FOR ARMY [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
i5,000 COOKSa TO B TRAINED FOR ARMY Five thousand coocs are to .be tailned during the next 12' months to meet tie demands oi greatly increased Australian militairy forces. , Cooks already seiving Avithi units are being selected and' given further tiaining in, dietetic s'and the theory aniid ,prctice ofcooking to equip them as instiuctors in eooker:. The first Sjtih of 40 cooks selected from. units i3 all States is is ow attending ; the Army school established at Geolong. Oil-burning stoves on motor vans are, largely to supplant the old horse •drawn cooker, and experiments are proceeding with vans in which meals n?iay be cooked while travelling at 35 miles.an hour,
AIR FORCE NEEDS TELEGRAPHISTS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
AIR FORCE NEEDI) STETAiEGRAPITSTFS The Royal Australian Air Force wants 400 wireless telegraphy ovper ators be.t?ivon the ages of 18 and i'0: years. Successful '?applicants' niist be iibleo to handle trafic at thle rate of at leottt 20 words per minute on' ai buzzer., They will be given a mon'th's conver Hibn course 'and- then :emnlpoyed- as ?ireoloss operatorH and listructors on, alr-force ground.. stations. Recruits are also needoeded as wire loss and electrical mechanics. Their work ,involves the maintenance and repair of wireless and electrical equip mont. Applicants 'for 'the trade should have "a sound technical know edge. and preferably, some fltting and workshopl experience. Applications should be made at 1i.4.A.F. Recruiting Contres.
Christmas Hills DEATH OF MRS CONWAY [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Christmas Hills DEATH OF MRS CONWAY SWe regret to record the passing of an old Christmas Hills resident. Mrs. fR. ,f. N. Conway at the age of 60 years. Mrs. Conway arrived in Australia from India in 1914 and since then lias made her home here. He'r only son, Harry. Idst his life in the Great War, as also did her husband, Captain Ernest Con way, R.N. Mrs. Conway took a very active part in all pubtlic affairs, especially those relating to patriotic purposes. She was instrumental.in getting the Soldiers' \Momoral erected at Christmas Hills, and since has always arranged an Anzac Servicce each year. Her passing 1ill leave a gap, and many .will miss her cheery manner and understanding nature. PTE. TWITE IFAREWELLED On Saturday evening, August 17 the Christmas Hills Hall was crowded with friends of Mrs. Twite and Pte. Twite, to wish the latter farewell. Pte. Twite was home on leave from Albury. No one could doubt the popularity of this soldier when they' saw the gather ing which had assem...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
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Australians Amongst The Ancients RELICS DUG UP FROM A.I.F. TRENCHES [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Australians Amongst The Ancients RELICS DUG UP FROM A,I.F. TRENCHES While Australiall soldiers were digging a trench at the Headquarters Camp of the A.I.F. in Dritain,' they unearthed a stone archway estimated by local historians to be about 1,000 years old. The camp is situated on a site which is rich in literary and historical associations, and although the Australians are not archaeologists, trench-digging assumes new interest when your pick is like at any moment. to land on sume buried relic of early English romance. The three-stone top of the arch is perfectly preserved and the line of walled corridor ap proaching it can be clearly traced. According to history books of the dis trict,-the arch is almost certainly part of a nuns' convent, built in 980. :Amongst flints and rubble thrown up by, the Australians' spades a number of;.bonutifully glazed tiles have .been found; with colored patterns of cross os, flour-de-lys, and lions rampant. These come from the walls of cells, and ot...
Whittlesea DOG SHOW A GREAT SUCCESS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 30 August 1940
Whittlesea DOG SHOW A GREAT SUCCESS A show was hold in glorious weather in the grounds of the Whittlesca Mechanics' Institute before a large at tendance of keen critics. Official judges were Councillor Daley and Mr. A. Blair, who did a very creditable job, and managed to get home safely after severe criticism had been level led at them by some of the entrants. Results: Best dog in show, Ian Coul thard's "Laddie," a well known dog who has always had to work for his living. Best looking dog, Miss Duffy's "Dig ger" an animal of the lion type, but there was doubt as to his' beauty. Nevertheless, the judges' decision was greeted with both jeers and cheers. Dog .most liki his master, Mr. Scotty Johnston's "Judi"' gained the judges' decision after keenly contest ing the honors withiMr. James MfcKen zie's "Andy a f .dog bred o??n similai lines to his master.-:: ýBest dressed dog d Mis. -Austin'p '"Joe" dressed in his strilped tiousers and cutauway coat to represent a nig getr minstrel, real...