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LOCAL AND GENERAL [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
LOCAL AND GENERAL . Livestock for Sirgafion-. — En route to Singapore, the ni.v. Asphalion. of the Blue Funnel Line, berthed at Geraldtou from Fremautle at --.3O a.m. yesterday and loaded (i0C- sheep and 07(1 goats. The vesse? resumed the. overseas voy age at 4.4(1 p.m. the same day. Truth Catches Alight.— At UA\i p.m. ? ?is Thursday last the Gi-ra1dton Fire Uri trade was summoned to a point in Marine Terrace near Posi-oflice Lane, where a large motor truck had caught a light. It was found lhal the jjn» w;:s caused by an electrical short circuit. Slight ditiiia^e was done lo I he wiring system in the truck, which was owned by Mr. R. F. Armstead. who is engaged in wlie:u carting. VacatioiUil Swimming Classes. — The annual vacational swimming classes to '?e conducted by Hie Education Depart ment will commence on the Esplanade Beach at the foot ol Fitzgerald Street at '.) a.m. on Monday next. A fee of -/- will he charged for the course of ten lessons and children who desire to particip...
The Geraldton Guardian SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1948 AUSTRALIA'S WOOL OUTLOOK [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
(lite &-tr:itd\on (guardian SATURDAY, JAM ARV 3, 11I4S ALSTRALfA'S WOOL Ol'TLOOK Recently publisiied --able messages from Washington giving a summary of the resulrs of the latest survey made by the United States Department of Agriculture of the world wool position and Us relation ti- America makes highly interesting and satisfactory reading fi--iii an Australia!! viewpoint. rin- Department, which is e.\ce'i!;n^iy well-inf-irmed on ail agricultural topics estimates the wool production of the. world for 1J(47 at 3.720,U».!o.- H'H » pounds, or iwd p(-j- cent, less dian that of the previous y'oar'and live per cent, lower than t hor T.)3(MH40 average. Southern hemisphere output is estimated at ::.:-( »i i.i Miii.uMi iioimds — a reduction of | approximately one [vr cent, coiupared with tite previous year, but as the pro duction of all countries except Austra lia is expected :-? decline, ibis repre sents a substantial expansion of output [ now, i he Connnouwealth. ! New Zealand is ...
West Touring Talkies Programme for Northampton A TECHNICOLOR MUSICAL [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
West Touring Talkies Programme for Northampton A TECHNICOLOR MUSICAL For the next presentation by the West Touring Talkies at Northampton the management has booked another big double feature programme the star attraction beiag a technicolor musical entitled -'To-night aud Every Night' Tiie second feature * will be 'Strange ! A flair'' and the supporting short sub jects will be a Sportsreel .'mil the latest uewsreels. ' ? The strong cast iu 'To-uight uud Every Nigla' is led hy Rita Hayworth. L*^ Bowman and Janet Blair, who are supported by about twenty other film stats. The setting for tiie story is London just before the war. At the Music. Box Theatre Rosalind Bruce (Rita Hay-worth)' and Judy (Janet Blair) are rehearsing before the owner, ilay Tolliver (Florence Bates). They try out. a youuger dancer, Tommy Law son (Marc Platt) who, through Rosa lind, wins a place in the show. War breaks out and the blackout is on. As Rosalind Ls doing a number au air raid sends the -;ast and audien...
People on the Move Midland Omnibus Service PASSENGERS BY ROAD [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
People on the Move ? ♦ ? Midland Omnibus Service PASSENGERS BY ROAD The following are Ihe passengers who travelled by the bus of the Mid land Railway Company between Perth and Geraldtou during (he past few days : — Penh to Geraldton (Tuesday) — Messrs. W. Goddard, G. H. Playford, -I. McDeriuiit. \V. Brandenburg, It. Knowler. II. Truslove, J. Lewis, A. McCarley, E. L. Sutton and R. Erskine, Mesdauies Con way, Sanson, E. K. McKay and H. Truslove, Misses M. Sayers, Raneri, Raneri, F. Dreger, H. I Jinks. M. Gibson. .1. Gibson. J.' Hunter, P. McKay. V. Winitong. Tomkin and M Landerback, Masters 1. McKay and J. Hall. Geraldton to Perth (Wednesday) — Messrs. L. Wickens. V. Cleverly, T. * Pervan, A. Robinson, P. Keese, Sloper. J. Mann. Blytbe, A. K. Penninient and J. W. Scott, Mesdames A. Thornett, L. Wickens. G. B. Sikes, V. Cleverly, .1. Mann. Sloper, Hogan. Bignell, Floss, Price, ? Sbarniaii and F. \V. Scott, Misses M. Glass, L. Ritchie, S. Norton, B. Norton and Sharinau. Perth fo Gerald...
DISTRICT RACING Holiday Meeting at Walkaway MAIN EVENT TO MULGINE [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
DISTRICT RACING Holiday Meeting at Walkaway MAIN EVENT TO MULGINE Under warm weather condition* and in the presence of a moderate crowd rhe Walkaway Amateur Race Club con ducted an interesting meeting at that centre on Thursday last (New Year's Day I. The fields were of fair size, the second division of the Walkaway Hack li:i--e attracting nine starier.s. At the conclusion of the meeting, the stipendiary steward (Mr. P. It. Mor ivIM. si a ted that after True Shut's second start in the fourth race of the day (Northern Hack Race, First Division), he opened an inquiry regard ing the gelding's previous performance in the second race at the meeting at rhe I'takarra course on December 2Gtli last. After hearing evidence from the owner - Mr. .7. (i. IVkenl, Mr. Morrell adjourned the inquiry until he made contact with A. Kobinsou, the rider of rhe horse at its previous start. In the first event Miss Dot and True Shot were early into prominence and for two furlongs fought for the lead. Then T...
Tragedy at Greenough Motor Truck Overturns GIRL FATALLY INJURED [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
Tragedy af; Greenough Motor Truck Overturns GIRL FATALLY INJURED When a five-ton wheat truck, driven by Kenneth Richard lbbotsou. of Ger aldton. bicadsided and came to rest with its wheels in the air at about 2 a.m. yesterday. Gladys Joan Hodg kisson. of i lie Club Hotel. Gerald tou. was fatally injured and Mrs. 1 bora Alien, of the same address, and Henry I'ee.MWi, a wheat carter employed in the district, received slight injuries. The remainder of the party, James Rock, the owner of the truck, and the driver escaped without injury. The party was returning to Gerald ton at about 2 a.m. from a dance at Walkaway and the accident occurred when the truck failed to negotiate the turn from Walkaway Road on to the Perth-Geraldton Road. Ibbotson was ih:» first to scramble out of the truck and he helped out Miss Hodgkisson who was in the cabin beside him. She com plained of a pain in the chest. The other three persons, who were travel ling in the wheat bin of the truck, came out through a do...
IRWIN ROAD BOARD Monthly Meeting at Dongara A BELATED REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
IRWIN ROAD BOARD I Monthly Meeting at Dongara A BELATED REPORT The monthly meeting of the Irwin Ko:id IJoa'rd was ht*ld at Dongara on the i-(h ul!.. tlieic lioinjr present Messrs. N. R. H«'aly (ehairm.-inl. \V. K. I -eui[»- ster, K. IJ. .\Jit-hell. A. .1. Leiu-h. L. K. Hox, J. Morgan, J. M. Stwl«- and the secretary (Mr. L. H. Millar*. * Reports In business arising from the luinute.s j of the previous meeting, the --liainuan I ivporunl that under tlw conditions of I 1 he irrant made by the Main Roads I Department for developmental road- j such money i.-m-ld nor be utilised lor I the iniprovemeni of town .streets. He [added thai the district engineer had suggested that any stirjtlns money from the grant W expended on Milo Road, and the Board agmrd to act on this ! suggestion. In connei.-t.iou with the provision of rafts at Dongara I5*?a--h. the secretary was instructed to authorise the day man to have this work completed as expeditiously as possible, and in ivgard to anchorage for the...
Sheep and Lamb Values EWES NOT IN DEMAND [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
Sheep and Lamb Values EWES NOT IN DEMAND Late rates were maintained for wethers at the fat stock sales at Mid land Junction on Wednesday, but ewes were not so keenly sought and eased as much as 2/- per head. Opening sales of lambs were fairly keen but values showed a drop of 3/- to 4/-. These rates were maintained until the close of the market when prices rose following the trade's realisation that the supply was not sufficient for their requirements. The cattle and pigs offered were all disposed of at firm rates. The 8,139 sheep yarded were approxi mately 2,000 less than at the last sale. The quality was somewhat similar but there was a lighter supply of heavy weight wethers and a fair number of ewes. The offering also included some crossbreds in from good to prime con dition. Graziers were operating fairly freely and took approximately 1,500 sheep from the market. Quotations: — Wethers: Best heavyweight. 40/- to 43/- : good medium-weight, 38/- to 40/-: good lightweight, 35/- to 38...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
Commercial Union &nbsp; Assurance Company Limited FIRE, MARINE, ACCIDENT &nbsp; Any inquiries to Elder, Smith & Co. Ltd., &nbsp; DISTRICT AGENTS &nbsp; REMEMBER ROAD COURTESY MEANS ROAD SAFETY! Published in the interests of Safer Motoring by THE COMMONWEALTH OIL REFINERIES &nbsp; &nbsp; LIMITED &nbsp; (Commonwealth Government and Anglo-Iranian Oil Co- Ltd.) &nbsp; &nbsp;
Prices of Eggs New Wholesale Values MARGINS UNALTERED [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
Prices of Eggs New Wholesale Values MARGINS UNALTERED The chairman of the Western Aus- &nbsp; tralian Egg Marketing Board (Mr. G. &nbsp; K. Baron Hay) announced on Wednes- &nbsp; day that the following maximum whole- &nbsp; sale prices per dozen would be paid for eggs received after January 1st : First. quality hen, 2/-: first quality medium, 1/9: second quality hen, 1/7: second quality medium, 1/5: duck, 1/11: un- graded, 1/9. The price to be paid for washed &nbsp; eggs would be the same as that paid &nbsp; for unwashed. Producers should still &nbsp; continue to segregate washed eggs from &nbsp; unwashed and to forward them to the &nbsp; floors in cases marked accordingly. &nbsp; The Deputy Prices Commissioner &nbsp; (Mr. C. P. Mathea) said retail margins would remain as at present, namely: — Wholesale price up to and including 1/- &nbsp; per dozen, 2d. per dozen: over 1/- but &n...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 3 January 1948
MISCELLANEOUS AUTOMATIC Heat Controlled Iron!. The New His Master's Voice A.C. D.C. Automatically Controlled Iron is now obtainable from Young Motors Limited, Geraldton. A VACANCY exists for a junior Typiste-Clerk : permanent position with good prospects. Apply to C. V. Cavanagh, Chartered Accountant (Aust.) Marine Terrace, Geraldton. AIR FORCE Association (Geraldton Branch) — The monthly general &nbsp; meeting will be held at Birdwood House on Monday next, January 5th, at 8 p.m. : the business of the evening will be followed by social games. Intending or visiting members from other branches are cordially invited. BARBECUE To-night and every Sat urday Night! Grills, Hot Dogs, Crays, Bread Rolls, Campbell's Aerated Fruit Drinks, Peter's Ice Cream, Music —Batch. West-End Beach Kiosk. BATTERIES: 2-volt and 6-volt Radio; alt sizes in Car and Truck Batteries, 6-volt and 12-volt: also Dry Batteries of all types available at Radio Motors Limited. Geraldton. BARBECUE .To-night ( Sat...
NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
NEW YEAR TOURNAMENT On Thursday last (New Year's Day) a number of members s[-eiit the holiday iu playing a handicap pairs, and with the prevailing warm weather conditions the green was in excellent condition. The competitors were divided into three sections, in two of which P. Eaton aud J. Currie and W. Ward aud R. Eilson finished on even terms, the leading section winners being S. Fong and E. Savage. In a play-off to contest the final game Currie out-classed Eilson, but in the concluding game the former was defeated and the honors of the tournament were thus gained by S^ Fong and E. Savage. The results of the various games were as follows : — Section I — i\ Doolan aud B. Wilkin son (sen) baat F. Morris and A. Wheat (3 on). 25-13; A. Logan and L. Chap man (scr. ( beat P. Doolan and B. Wil kinson (scr.L 20-17: F. Eaton and J. Curriy (2 ou) beat F. Morris and A. Wheat (3 on), 28-1S; A. Logan and L. Chapman (scr.) beat F. Eaton and J. Currie (2 on), 20-18: F. Morris and A. Wheat (3 on)...
BOWLS Activities on Local Green NEW YEAR'S EVE SOCIAL [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
BOWLS Activities on Local Green NEW YEAR'S EVE SOCIAL To mark the close of the old year there was quite a large attendance of members aud associates of the Gerald ton Howling Club on the local green ou Wednesday night last, the fixture for the occasion being a mixed fours, which provided a most enjoyable evening under tleliahtfut conditions. The uewlv iustalled electric lijrbt system was in commission for the first time and proved to be most satisfactory. At the conclusion of the * tournament an adjournment was made to the club house f«.r supper, following which those present indulged iu community singing until midnight, at which hour new year greetings were exchanged and a happy gathering brought to a con clusion.
T.N.T. for Palestine American Port Discovery SEARCH OF VESSELS New York, January 6. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
T.N.T. for Palestine ? m ? American Port Discovery SEARCH OF VESSELS Vmr Ynrlr _T:itlll:il'V -i When the A.l'.S. ship, the freighter 'Executor.' was about to leave Jersey City for Palestine yesterday :i cargo --t T.X.T. was found on board. This was in crates not marked as explosives. (Cases containing T.N.T. were found on a ship at Jersey City last week also). The ship owners. American Ejrport Lines, immediately ordered an inves tigation of the cargo on two other of it.s ships. These are the 'Exchester' and '?Export.' Roth are now in Palestine waters bound for Haifa. When they left New York they carried crates marked '-heavy machinery.*' A report from these ships is awaited.
Legislative Council Central Province Contest LABOR NOMINEE CHOSEN [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
Legislative Council Central Province Contest LABOR NOMINEE CHOSEN Mr. D. T. Ilobinson, of Catha, t.;;s been endorsed as tin* Labor nominee for the biennial election for the Central Province of the legislative Council which will be held later this year. The retiring member for the Province is Hon. L. A. Logan, M.L.C., who won the seat in the interests of the Coun try and Democratic League at a by election in April last caused by th-j resignation of Hon. E. H. Hall, M.L.A. Mr. Hull had held the seat for nine teen years prior to his election as the member for Geraldton in the Legisla tive Assembly. Having served with the A.I.F. in World War I, Mr. Kobinson returned to his occupation with the Victorian Railways at the conclusion of hostilities. How ever, a holiday visit to Western Aus tralia awakened his interest in the possibilities in this State and securing extended leave from the Railway Department by inspected land then available for selection in this Suite. Choosing a property iu ...
Austerity in America Government's Plans Flouted "MEATLESS TUESDAYS" Washington, January 5. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
Austerity in America Government's Plans Flouted ? i 'MEATLESS TUESDAYS' Washington, January 5. By deciding to abandon meatless Tuesdays restaurateurs in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia have flouted the Government's wishes. Earlier to-day the Director of the Food Con servation Programme (Mr. James Still) had announced the abandonment of the eggless Thursdays after this week, but said that meatless Tuesdays ! would continue. The reason was that ! meat was leading the inflationary spiral ! in food prices, he said. \ The American Hotel and Restaurant j Associations recommended that meat- \ less Tuesdays be not observed because '? of the lack of public co-operation and i non-compliance by smaller restaurants. ; The reason for the dropping of eggless Thursdays from the Food Conservation Programme was the seasonal increase in production.
State's Exports A Steady Improvement FIGURES RELEASED Perth, This Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
State's Exports A Steady Improvement | FIGURES RELEASED j Perth, This Afternoon. ] Since 1938 Western Australia's exports have steadily iucreased. In 1938-39 the State exported goods worth j £23,006,410. In 1946-47 this figure bad ! jumped to £29,636,539, £59,179 per head of population. Of this amount £19,561^12 %vent to the United King dom and other British possessions, including other Australian States. These figures were in a release made by the Government Statistician (Mr. It J. Little) to-day.
News of the District Christmas Tree at Ogilvie INTEREST IN TENNIS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
News of the District Christmas Tree at Ogilvie INTEREST IN TENNIS (From the *(?uardijqa'' ^^a;esppndent) The festive season is over again, bus: the Christiuiis Tree at Ogilvie on this occasion will long- be remembered by the happy throng of children, many of whom travelled from as far north as Ajana and Galena iu order to see Santa. Claus, who had ample toys and sweets for all his younsr friends. Dur ing the afternoon the older children occupied the tennis courts while the j tiny tots raced and indulged in inany childish pranks and games for a couple of hours. I«*e cream and soft drinks j were distributed ainougst all the child- j fen present, and after a sumptuous tea j they romped and danced in tne hall until 10 o'clock, at which hour the adults took charge of the floor and tripped the light fantastic until the i early hours of the following morning, ! the only break in the proceedings being j for the serving of a buffet supper by the ladies. On Boxing Day a most enjoyable clock c...
Britain's Coal Target Goal Almost Reached MINISTER GRATIFIED London, January 6. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 6 January 1948
Britain's Coal Target Goal Almost Reached MINISTER GRATIFIED Londou, January (-. Britain reached 1)0.8 per cent, of her coal target for the fifty-three weeks ended last Saturday, said the Minister for Fuel (Mr. Oaitskell) to-day. 'Any- thing like this seemed out of range a few months ago. It has been a great finish,' he said. The total output for the fifty-throe weeks was 199,700,000 tons. The tar get was 200,000,000 tons. The output in the last week was 3,100,000 tons.