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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
WILKS FOR WIRELESS All Leading Makes Phllco, Alrzone, Stromberg-Carlson, Westinghouse, Gulbrahsen, etc. 1 1 WILIS & CO. 453 High St., W.M. BUSINESS NOTICES GEO. GALTON PTY. LTD. Maitland's Modern Emporium BALANCE OF ? /p\ ^F (0| eLi ii uzJJ 107 ii W. / -0 BUY 10W PROFESSIONAL DANIEL PRICE C . Optometrist h MISS EDWARDS' TEA ROOMS West Mainland s Wednesdays F0R TRUSSES AND BELTS Below Sydney Prices, Consult MAX STEMLER 21 Hunter-st., Newcastle. 'Ph. New. 234. SHIPPING The Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company Ltd. PASSENGER AND CARGO SERVICE between Sydney and new castle DAILY AS USUAL. TSS GWYDIR, 1st and 2nd Saloon. SS MULUMBINDA, 1st Class only. SS KINDUR, Cargo only. Fares: — 1st Saloon, singlo 7/6, re tarn 12/6 ; berth, in Deck Cabin 3/ extra each. way. 2nd Saloon, single »/? return 7/. Return / tickets avail ible 2 months. Week-end return: 1st Saloon 11/-. |l Wharves: Opp. Railway Station, gpewcastle; Foot of King St., Sydney. H Agents: Sam Home, Cessnock; P. ||o...
KING'S QUOTATION BAFFLES LITTERATEURS LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
KING'S QUOTATION BAFFLES LITTERATEURS [('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 25. ' The quotation in the Kings Empire broadcast, I said to a man who stood at the gate of year, 'Give me light that I may tread safely into the unknown/ and he . replied, 'Go out into the darkness and put. your hand into the Hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light and safer than a known way/' has baffled littera teurs, who are unable to trace its source. The Press Association, however, reported that the . i King himself did not know the source of the quotation. He found it in a book he came across recently and' was so struck by the words that he decided to incorpor ate them into the broadcast.
JANUARY ISSUE The Australian Journal [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
JANUARY ISSUE The Australian Journal It is- not- often that , a magazine re ceives favourable comment in the august halls of the fcommoriwealth legislature. This unusual honour recently fell to 'The Australian Journal,' when Senator Cameron, addressing the Upper House on the subject of the Australian author, mentioned it as one of the few periodicals which give the Australian writer a fair chance. , . The . January issue, now to hand, presents an unusually long and var ied contents' list, with no fewer than sixteen complete stories. Of . par ticular interest to women is 'I Am a Nurse,' a semi-fiction fgature des cribing the experiences of a pro bationer in a big public hospital, while in 'The Last Dance,' a mys tery story of an unusual type, the journal has struck another winning serial. There are several humoroug yarns, making the issue particularly suit able for the holiday season, jiany readers have been reading this popu lar magazine for upwards of a' quar- ter of a century. If ...
GIRL KILLED Knocked Down By Car TWO INJURED [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
GIRL KILLED Knocked Down By Car TWO INJURED Knocked down by a a car at Deagon on Sunday night, a girl was killed and two other people were injured. The car, it is alleged, did not stop. Police are searching for the driver. The vi '.ims were: — Killed: Eileen Jensen, 10, of Kelvin. Grove. ; Injured: Mrs. Thelma Burkhill, 2S, of Zillmere, fractures of both legs; and Albert Burkhill, 34,' her husband, minor injuries. Three Burkhill children ran clear when they heard the car behind them.
Beware of Loose Gravel [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Beware of Loose Gravel With the arrival of the -warmer ?weather and with the natural' in crease-in trade- on our country roads, the touring, department of the N.R.M.A. again warns motor ists to exercise care when trav elling over roads on which the surface has become iense through . continued dry weather end. heavy traffic. Having become accustom ed to travelling long distances over tar-paved surfaces along our highways, tourists - are apt to dis regard the fact that roads which are not tar-sealed or - of concrete do not usually possess the same gripping surface in certain clr . cumstanc.es. ....... ' j
TWO INJURED Car Leaves Pacific Highway NEWCASTLE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
. TWO INJURED Car Leaves Pacific Highway NEWCASTLE. Tuesday.' When a car ran off the Pacific Highway near the Warner's Bay turn-off last- nighty two men were in jured. *--. ,? Cecil Pickering, 2^, of Deacon street. Ivurri Kurri, who Was driving the car. received a large laceration to tho left forearm, abrasions to the forehead, and shock. Ronald Morton, IS, of Florence street, Kurri Kurri, who was a pas senger in the car, suffered concus sion, shock and abrasions to the face. Both men were admitted to New castle Hospital, where they receiv ed treatment.
British Shipping Losses Small Compared With Germany LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
British Shipping Losses Small Compared With Germany ('Mercury' Service) LONDON. December 25. Shipping losses for the week ended De cember 23 were two British ships of 6581 tons and eight neutrals of 1 0,639 tons, mak ing a total for the week of 17,420 tons, com pared with the German losses of 32,565 tons by the scuttling of the Columbus in the West Atlantic. The British steamer, Inverline, of 9141 tons, mined last week, has been burned out and has now been con sidered a loss. British losses and their tonuage during the period under review are: Tlie Perl 196, Compagnon 270, Seren ity 480, Isabella Greig 210, Active 185, Zelos 227, Trinity 203, City of Kobe 4373, River Earn 203, Eileen Wray 227. Neutral losses a.re composed of two Danish, four Swedish, one Norwegian and Panamanian vessel. Two Norwegians and one Finnish totalling 2604 tons were sunk on Dec ember 16, but news arrived too late to include them in last week's total. Fuller information is now available regarding the torpedo...
CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC AT A STANDSTILL LONDON, Dec. 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC AT A STANDSTILL ('Mercury' Service)' LONDON, Dec. 25. Apart from the war and a black-out for three days, a dense fog made this Christmas memor able for London. Buses and trams, in accordance with custom, ceasea to run at 4 p.m. 'to-day, but there was no usual Christmas stream of cars and taxis, the roads being practically deserted. The difficulty in obtaining transport caused many parties, to be abandoned and people stayed at their homes, where families gathered during the afternoon listening to the King. The biggest upset occurred on Christmas Eve, when many taximen went home as early as 4 p.m., when buses and trams at many places were at a standstill. The drivers held little meetings on the roadside and decided it was too dangerous to proceed owing to the fog and left the passengers to face long walks home. Long-distance trains, spent between two and three hours at a standstill near London, while Channel Island steamers, with 200 passengers aboard, spent three ni...
JAP. CLAIM War Materials Seized SHANGHAI, Dec. 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
JAP. CLAIM War Materials Seized ('Mercury' Service) SHANGHAI, Dec. 25. The Japanese claim that military supplies seized in Nanlcwan and Lungchow included 5,000,000 gallons of petrol, 250,000 gallons of crude oil, 800,000 pounds of lead, 190,000 pounds of copper wire and brass bars and 10,000,000 pieces of rifles, small arms and ammunition.
BAD STATE Russian Merchant Ships SMALL VESSELS LONDON, Dec. 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
BAD STATE Russian Merchant Ships SMALL VESSELS (From A Special Correspondent LONDON, Dec. 9. A London naval expert this vyeek declared that half of Rus sia's mercantile- marine was float in scrap-iron of British origin. He based his opinion on the official register of Russian merchant ves sels, just issued from Leningrad. There are 6G4 vessels of. all types and classes, but only half are of more than 1000 tons- A vessel below 1000 tons could not be used for oceango ing commerce. And Russia has 300 of theser— 100 built years ago in British yards. ? Their average is 30 years old. Many were built in British yards between 1900 and 1910; some were built in 1S70! The whole of Russia's merchant navy can only produce one ship of more than 9000 tons. She is the Niko lai Ejov, now classed as a passenger and cargo ship. But for several years, as the British-built cable ship Dom inia, she lay idle in the Thames off Greenwich. 'SHOW' SHIPS Not all of Russia's merchant navy is dilapidated, howeve...
HOLIDAY RUSH Sydney Goes Outdoors SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
HOLIDAY RUSH Sydney Goes Outdoors SYDNEY, Tuesday. To-day, Sydney went outdoors. Des pite early morning black clouds and threats of showers, people headed to-' wards holiday resorts. ' The beaches were extremely popu lar, while outgoing trains from Cen trail Railway Station seemed to carry more than their normal complement of passengers. The many sporting fixtures attract ed a good crowd. Towards the mid-, die of the day, the clouds disappeared, sunshine making its appearance. )