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TABLE TENNIS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
TABLE TENNIS _A_ As a result of the challenge issued by the Fire Brigade Table Tennis Club in the last issue of the "News," several clubs have been formed and the suggestion of forming an Association is being taken up with en- thusiasm. A team from the Bachelors' Quarters quickly got on to the joh and ac cepted the Fire Brigade's challenge. The match was played at Brigade Headquarters and a most enjoyable contest resulted in a victory for the home team. Details of play are as follows: SINGLES. Brigade Bachelors' Quarters Douglas beat Hirst, 6-2 Brown beat Roper, 6-0. Hamilton beat Hawkins, 6-4. Jolly beat Richards, 6-0. May beat Hail, 6-0. Martin beat Roper, 6-2. Douglas beat Hillier, 6-4. Brown beat Hall, 6-0. May beat Hirst, 6-1. Hamilton beat Richards, 6-0. Jory beat Hawkins, 6-3. Hillier lost to Martin, 6-5. DOUBLES. Brown and Douglas beat Ro^er and Hirst, 6-2. Hamilton and Jolly losi to Hawkins and Richards, 4-6. May and Martin beat Hall and Hillier,* 6-4. Fire Brigade won by 1...
ECHOES FROM THE CAMPS WHITE CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
ECHOES FROM THE CAMPS WHITE CITY. Affairs at the White City Camp are fairly quiet just at present, although the same can hardly he said about the activi- ties of our worthy caterer, Mr. Peggy Campbell, who is having a sometwhat try- ing time, what with the large number of men in camp and the limited means at his disposal of catering adequately for all. The Camp Committee is busily engaged in attending to various matters having for their object improved conditions for the camp, and the results of their labours, should soon bear fruit. The Committee comprises the follow- ing:-Messrs. T. O'Gorman (President), M. W. J. Bateman (vice-President), A. G. Parr (Hon. Secretary), G. Jones (Hon. Treasurer), A. G. Bones, A. Pennefather, A. Taylor, T. Braithwaite, R. Climo. At our last meeting, the Social Servi* Officer (Captain Honeysett) attended, an discussed with the Committee various ma ters affecting the social well-being of tl men in the Camp. Our Debating Club, under the abi chairmanship ...
SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES. I _A_ ? With the intervention of the Xmas and New Year holidays most of the Social Ser- vice Committees suspended active opera- tions, with the exception, perhaps of the Indoor Recreation and Libraries Commit- tees. The Indoor Committee has put in a great amount of work in connection with organ- ising voluntary labor to complete con- struction of the Causeway4 Hall, which, by the time this issue goes to press, will be ready for all forms of entertainment. FORMATION OF COUNCIL. A very important phase of the social setvice movement in Canberra has recently been entered upon, by the formation of a Social Service Association, whose destinies will be controlled by a Council consisting of delegates from the various committees. It is anticipated that the co-ordination of the work of the various committees will be the means of placing Social Service activities on a sound basis. Regular meetings of the Council will be held, which will establish close touch be- twee...
BAND NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
BAND NOTES -A (By H. HOWE, Organising Secretary.) During the Xmas holidays the Band went into recess on account of so many players being away. They have started in earnest again and the old Contemptibles are still sticking in, and efforts are being made to induce good, reliable players to come along to Canberra to assist the few warriors to get the musical combination together and liven up the whole territory with good music. Bandmaster Maginess is still plugging away and seeing that Brother Roberts doesn't push his trombone slide into Eddie George's machinery, and at- tending to the sharps and flats generally at rehearsals. I would earnestly ask ali players and bandsmen generally in the Territory to come along and assist us in our pleasant enterprise. Don't stand back from shyness and say what we should do, but roll up and help us to do it. Abermain and Kembla and hosts of other places have their good bands; why not Canberra? The Outdoor Recreation Committee, through the Commission...
SERVICE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
SERVICE -* By "Faith." Being somewhat of an idealist in senti- ment, if not always in practice, the writer has been inspired to subscribe these few lines to the columns of "The Community News." Whether or not my readers agree with the ideas expressed herein, it is con- sidered that the subject provide* ample food for thought on the part of those who are engaged on public duty, and particu- larly those of this city-to-be. . TI13 word "Service" possibly embraces every activity in which the human frame and mind can be engaged. That being so, any ideas ex- pressed regarding it may be fitly applied, not only to members of the community of Canberra, but to every individual on the face of the earth. It must be recognised that every human being is a servant in some form or other of his fellow beings and it behoves us all to consider well the duty which falls upon us of rendering such service in an honorable way and giv- ing our best. There is an undoubted ten- dency in the present day to me...
THE "NEWS" NEW HOME. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
THE "NEWS" NEW HOME. -A By the time our next issue appears in print, the offices of the Social Service Branch and the "Community News" will have been transferred to the old Dispen- sary Rooms opposite the Acton Hall. Part of the building will also be utilised as Library Headquarters, consequently the Libraries Committee has at last realised thejr long-cherished ambition to be in pos- session of convenient and adequate accom One of the rooms at Social Service head- quarters has been set aside as a committee room for meetings of the Social Service Council and its committees, and Secretaries of the various committees are requested to duly note for future requirements. Now that the "News" is definitely set- tled down in its new home, it is hoped that Camp and House Committees, Social Service Associations, etc., will take steps to ensure that a regular supply of bright and up-to date copy is made available to the Editor tar fatnra Issues. Surely there must be in every camp or I district,...
SUBURBIA. EASTLAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
????^??????MWWMWIIIIMIMMKIUIUIHUtlUHIHIItllllMUIIhlUllinnilllHninlllinniininlllMIMIIIllWIUMIlllllUBI .?????MismNnMmmiminHinmttmiiiiiiimtiiimimmmiitiiimnM^ SUBURBIA. A -# EASTLAKE. Äs befits the most important and pro- gressive centre oí the Commonwealth':; Capital City, Eastlake has, in the words of the Poet "Given a hitch to its trousers which" puts the rest of the sleepy hollow neigh- bours in the shade. Not content with living on its reputation for past civic enterprise and good deeds done, it has in the spare time available from its labors in cleaning out the spout- ing and the kitchen sink, established the two most up-to-date emporiums south o J! Sydney, a Chemist, a Newsagent, a Draper and Mercer, a Doctor, a Dentist, a Swim- ming Club, a Table Tennis Club and vari- ous other activities necessary for our com- munal well-being. It is hinted (ah! how subtly it is hinted) that in the course of time it is possible (provided always that circumstances which cannot at present be fore...
"IN MY GARDEN." [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
"IN MY GARDEN." -A.-. ..... - - TW1 By C. Easton. The high standard of English which the Editor has set for this paper prevents me from accurately expressing my opinion of Adam. Some people say he was a monkey. I claim that Cain was a calf, and a fair calf at that. Why? Because, it is because of Adam that we have a Horticultural Society. In an unguarded moment I strapped up a ticket condemning me to membership in that organisation. The result was that I took the usual initiatory oath to wage un- ceasing war on cat's whiskers, shivery grass, shamrock, thistles, garlic, mush- rooms, spare parts, bottles, banana skins, Concrete pipes and other weeds and fungi which might invade all that piece or par- cel of land which is rented, hired, lent and let me in consideration of my consent to have a certain sum of money extorted from me each pay-day. Now, having sown the wind, I am reap- ing the dust-storm. I am too gentle by nature to be a successful gardener. There seems to me to be somethin...
SUGGESTION BOX. Tell Your Ideas and Win a Prize. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
SUGGESTION BOX. -1 Tell Your Ideas and Win a Prize. The Federal Capital Commission invites suggestions calculated to promote efficiency on Commission works. Efficiency may he held to include improvements in safety conditions, labour and material, and pro- duction-increasing devices. The merits of suggestions put forward will be promptly considered and cash prizes will be awarded where any. idea is adopted on the initiative of the , suggestion, , or where a suggestion is of special. meriti" al ll. ^il «¿-.K.J. Vi.« »Aiu.'tl.l&lt;s_£ja_-i li -
CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE, Arrangements are in hand for the hold- ing of the first working bee for the erec- tion of the grounds at Acton and a start early in February is contemplated. The various swings, etc., have been manufac- tured and by the layout designed by the architect a first class ground is anticipated. EDUCATION COMMITTEE. Owing to the intervention of the Xmas holidays and the absence of members of the committee, matters which called for consideration had perforce to be deferred pending a representative muster. How- ever, Time, the healer, has brought his remedy, and we trust to be able to place shortly before the Commission, in con- junction with the Children's Welfare Committee tangible suggestions which in our opinion will, should the powers-that be see their way clear to adopt them, re- move from the breasts of at least some parents, anxiety respecting that age-old question, "What should we do with our boys?" This is not an occasion for flip- pancy, so please do not fire...
THE GAS AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
THE GAS AGE. _A_ w The Melbourne " Age," Canberra's greatest publicity medium, recently pub- lished a paragraph stating that "Endea- vours have been made on behalf of Fed- eral public servants to induce the Federal Capital Commission to establish at Can- berra a gas supply for cooking purposes. .Wives of Federal servants to be transfered next summer are appalled at the prospect of sweltering over open wood and coal ranges to cook meals." So It was the end of a perfect summer's day in February, 1927. Mrs. Survant, late of Bast Malvern, had arrived at Canberra some two hours earlier after the long journey from Melbourne to Goulburn, and the funeral from Goulburn to Queanbeyan. Mr. Survant was also present. "Susie, dear," said Mr. Survant, "when do we eat?" "Oh, John, how tiresome you are," re- plied Mrs. Survant, "didn't you have tea and toast at Junee Junction?" "No," retorted Mr. Survant with acer- bity, "but I saw a grocer on the platform all the time we were at Bungendore, and I g...
GARDEN NOTES (1935 NOVELTY.) [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
GARDEN NOTES -* (1935 NOVELTY.) It seems to me that notes respecting Horticulture are all too often merely mo- notonous reiterations of antediluvians in- junctions (this, of course, does not apply to our local advisers) with inevitable failure as the time-hallowed consequence of observance, and that "other times other methods11 should be our slogan if experi- ence possesses the value which prosy philo- sophers would have us believe. Let us cleave new ways for ourselves, let us by experiment and research endea- vour to rectify those ills which hitherto have refused to succumb to the voice of the experts. The universal lament at present from gardeners is chiefly regarding the attacks of the aphis on roses. Soap suds and to- bacco spray alford temporary alleviation, but our persistent friends, the rose para- sites, either because they imagine they are particpants in a game, or because they feel participants in a game, or because they feel nanimously construe as for their benefit, are a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 February 1926
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TENNIS GORMAN CUP. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
TENNIS GORMAN CUP. A challenge match for possession of the above Cup was played on the Eastlake courts on Saturday, February 27th, between Can- berra (holders) and Eastlake (challengers). A most enjoyable game resulted in Eastlake being victorious, the total scores being: Eastlake, 8 sets 73 games. Canberra, 6 sets 62 games. Splendid tennis was produced by both teams, all players giving of their best. A large number watched the match, among them being Mr. Gorman, the donor of the Cup. After- noon tea was provided by the ladies of both Clubs, and was greatly appreciated, both by players and spectators. Detailed scores are as under: Fitzpatrick and Foster v. Smith and Atkin- son, 6-2, 6-4. Fitzpatrick and Foster v. Rouse and Kees, 6-1, 6-3. Murden and Dunn v. Rouse and Rees, ¿5-6, .6-3. Murden and Dunn v. Smith and Atkiuson, 4-6, 6-5. Mrs. Douglas and Mrs. Southwell v. Mrs. Mildenhall and Miss Read, 6-4, 3-6. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Douglas v. Rouse and Miss Read, 5-6. Foster and Mrs. So...
STARS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
STARS "O friend of mine! when bright stars shine In the Heavens blue above^ Look up and mark how they pierce the dark Like radiant eyes of love. So doth Mem'ry hold in a case of gold Through many a stretching year, The eyes that gleam, of those we deem In our inmost hearts most dear." -Billy B.
A CORRECTION [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 March 1926
(¡ A CORRECTION J I A statement was made at the opening re-li j hearsal ^^Jj^Canbeja-a MUMfl gSciely to thelf I effect that this society was the first to proJI duce choral music in the capital. This is not J so, and to remove any false impression that^ may have been inadvertently created, the Editor desires it to be known that a choral society organised performances in Canberra Duntroon and Queanbeyan as far back as 1913. This musical body was under the direction of Mr. Les Edwards, who is now manager for the new society, and it is indeed a distinction for this popular musician to be officially con íiected with the two choral societies that have been formed in Canberra, We feel that Mr. Edwards will have no need to form or join a third society, as we are certain that the new one is a permanent organisa ito n that will long give pleasure to music-lovers in this city. Editor.