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THE LEAGUE Delegate Returns WORK SPOILED BY HITLER SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
THE LEAGUE Delegate Returns WORK SPOILED BY, HITLER SYDNEY. Wednesday. 'If the League had met six months before the beginning ot the war I do not think the pre sent state of world affairs would have occurred,' said Mr. R, J. Boyer, a vice-president of tho Queensland Graziers' Association, who was to have been a third Australian dolegate to a League of Nations conference, on his ar rival at Sydney from abroad. Mr. Boyer said that he did not think that the League would come seriously into the picture until the negotiation stage was reached after the war. He could not agree wits those who declared that the League had failed. There woui/1 be always room for the League or a similar body. 'It is remarkable,' he continued, 'how all countries, even Germany, re gard it as a world Government. The demand for the Lea \ue, or some thing like it, will bo 10 times as great : after the present troubles are over come.' Referring to the wool position, Jlr, ; Boyer said that after two months in ; the ...
HOT WEATHER Return is Likely COASTAL RAIN SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
HOT WEATHER Return is Likely COASTAL RAIN SYDNEY. Wednesday. At 9 a.m. to-day the weather was cloudy to overcast to dull on the central and north coast, Blue Mountains and northerij tablelands, and light rain was falling at Byron Bay and Lis more. Elsewhere in the State the weather was clear. A slight eastward movement of the pressure system occurred' during the past 24 hours. The frontal isobars of an extensive low pressure area at 9 a.m. were centred in Central Australia, cover ing most of the continent, embrac ing western New South Waies, and is expected to cause a return of hot weather in this State generally. Fairly general rain was received in the north-east quarter of the Stale during the past 24 hours and scattered light rain in eastern dis tricts and scattered light rain in ad jacent tablelands and the south coast. iemperaiures oi over xuu aegreea were recorded yesterday at Collar' enebri, 101 Tibooburra, Ivanhoe and Quanbome each 100. The lowest maximum was 62 at Kosciusko...
NEW USE FOR PUZZLES TESTING FUTURE DEFENDERS LONDON, December 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
NEW USE FOR PUZZLES TESTING FUTI ™E DEFENDERS (From a Special Correspondent) (By Air Mail) LONDON, December 20. An aptitudo for solving jigsaw puzzles may prove useful to a man who wants to help defend Britain against air attack. The jigsaw puzzle expert has one of the quali fications demanded ot tne men who specialise in the delicate in struments used in our antiair craft defence. It is all part of the scheme devised by Professor Bartlett, of Cambridge University, and his assistant, Dr. Blackburn, which is bringing psychol ut;y 1ULU Will. Before new men are selected for the specialised jobs in the air defence of Britain they have to go through a series of tests that the expert psychol ogists have prepared. The tests are carefully grouped, each designed to test particular qualifications. INTELLIGENCE TEST First of all come the general in telligence tests. These embrace 'directional tests' which examine the man's ability to act on precise and, detailed instructions, and the 'form- re...
QUIET END American Gunman CAPONE'S RIVAL LONDON, December 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
QUIET END American Gunman CAPONE'S RIVAL (From A Special Correspondent) LONDON, December 20. One of New Yorks deadliest gunmen, once 'king' of a section of the American underworld, and a rival of A1 Capone, was buried at East Ham, London, this week, un n/^Hnorl Tw flip PrpRS nnd with only a few friends at his grave side. Central figure in numerous desper ate encounters with fellow-guumen and representatives of the law, Sam Clynes (47) died of cerebral haem orrhage at his lodgings in the East End. Clynes had fought it out with A1 Capone in Chicago, and carried a gun for Little Augie in New York till Lit tle Augie was 'put on the spot' by Dutch Schultz. Sam Clynes's gun was a .3S Smith and Wesson, fitted with a patent si lencer made at a cost of £500 by a Government armourer, who was sen tenced subsequently to live years _ in Lovenworth penitentiary for his crim inal dealings. PAID TO RETIRE Schultz and Clynes made a treaty by which Clynes was given a large suin of monev to retire. Ea...
PRODUCE SALES Light Supplies At Maitland FEW VEGETABLES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
PRODUCE SALES Light Supplies At Maitland FEW VEGETABLES Owing to the holiday supplies at the West Maitland produce sales to-day were not heavy. The only green vegetables forward were peas. Few buyers were present, but lines showing quality met with keen com petition. Paterson tomatoes were just a little late to catch the best prices. Had they been forward a fortnight ago they would have brought twice the price they did to-day. Swan, Murray and Hain Pty., Ltd., report: Lucerne liay, old summer £3/10/ to £4/10/; wheaten chaff, 5/ to 5/6 bag; lucerne chaff, £6 to £6/ 10/; lucerne seed, 1/10 lb.; S. seed, 3d to 4d lb.; maize, 5/6 to 5/9 bushel; potatoes, 5/ to 8/ cwt.; onions, 6/ to 7/; pumpkins, 4/ to 15/; H. squash, 3/ to 15/; marrows, 1/ to 3/; peas, 1/ to 1/9 peck; cucumbers, apple 3/ to 5/, green 3/ to 4/; tomatoes, 3/ to 7/; oranges, common 12/ to 26/; man darins, 3/ to 6/; lemons, 8/ to l u/; cherries, 8/ to 10/; apples, eating 16/ to 18/, cooking, local 6/ to 8/ bus.; peaches, 4...
Naval Battle Expected OSLO, December 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Naval Battle Expected ('Mercury' Service) OSLO, December 26. Owing to the naval situ ? ation in the North Sea, and the possibility of a battle be , tween Britr.in and Germany off Norwegian waters, Xmas leave for the Norwegian Army and Navy has been cancelled, the [Norwegian Foreign Minister, Professor Koht, announced yesterday. It was reported oemioffic ially in Paris at the week-end that the German Fleet had left Hamburg on Friday, and had passed through the Kiel Canal. Half the fleet, it was stated, moved towards the . North Sea, while the other half remained in the Baltic.
UNUSUAL LIFE New Polish Prime Minister GENERAL SIKORSKI [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
UNUSUAL LIFE jNew Polish Prime Minister GENERAL SIKORSKI As a soldier, statesman and writer, General Ladislaus Sikor skl, Prime Minister of the Pol ish Government, which has been established in exile In France, has achieved unusual distinction. Sikorski showed his ability as a soldier when he led his troops to vic tory and in peace-time organised tho Polish Army. As a statesman he steered his country through a grave internal crisis and consolidated its international position. Later he re vealed himself to be an authorita tive writer on military matters and an outstanding journalist. Born in Gallcia, Sikorski is first and foremost a good European. He took his degree in civil engineering at Lwow Polytechnic, and he prob ably owes not a little of his clear thinking and his cool judgment to tho scientific training of his early years. While quite a young man he was drawn into those underground poll tics in which many patriotic Poles of those days were engaged, and ho became a member nf o...
PRICES RISE Dearer Kerosene FUEL OIL UP SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
PRICES RISE Dearer Kerosene FUEL OIL UP SYDNEY. Wednesday. The Commonwealth Prices Commissioner has approved of an increase of a halfpenny per gallon in the wholesale and retail prices of illuminating and power kerosene and 10/ per ton each in the wholesale prices of Diesel oil I and furnace oil. In addition, he has granted per mission to increase the wholesale selling price of distillate oil by Id. This announcement was made by the Minister for Customs (Mr. Law son). He explained that with other Imported commodities there had been a rise in overseas prices and add! tional freight and exchange charges to be met. Consequently, the landed cost in Australia was very much higher than it was before the war. However, owing to the operation of the averaging system, the full effects of the increase in the landed cost were now being passed on to the con sumer. Furthermore, the increase did not permit of the Same profit mar gin that existed at the outbreak of tho war. TEA ANOTHER 1d DEARER Th...
Merchant Navy Praised "IMPORTANT TASK" MAINTENANCE OF SEABORNE TRADE (Daily War Commentary Issued by the Department of Information) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Merchant Navy Praised MAINTENANCE OF SEABORNE TRADE (Daily War Commentary Issued by the Department of Information) In a special Xmas broadcast to officers and men of the British Mercantile Marine, the King paid a tribute to the coolness, courage, and fortitude with which they are facing the special peril which to-day confronts seamen. Their task in this war is every bit as important as that of the fighting services, for Britain is dependent to a greater extent than any other country on the maintenance of sea-borne trade and she would be more completely crippled by an effective blockade. Great Britain's foreign trade in 1938 totalled more than £1,400,000, or over £30 per head of population. The important role played in world trade by British ships may be gauged from figures contained in Lloyd's reg ister for last year. The gross tonnage of ships owned within the British Empire was 2.1,000, 000, or nearly a third of the world's tonnage of 68,000,000. The nearest competitors were the U...
PRODUCE SALES SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
PRODUCE SALES SYDNEY. Wednesday. At Alexandria goods yards to-day sales by private treaty included: Wheat 4/1 bus., maize, local yellow, 4/G, oaten chaff 3/3 to 5/3 cwt., wheaten chaff to 5/, lucerne chaff 6/ to 6/9. lucerne dust, prime, 9/6, lu cerne hay, Maitland, dry 5/6 to 5/9. other centres 6/ to 6/6, straw 3/ to 3/6, pumpkins. Queensland. 9/.
MAITLAND SHOW Agricultural Arch [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
MAITLAND SHOW Agricultural ArcK ? Mr. G. W. Beavis, of Lorn, who has again undertaken to supervise the staging of the agricultural arch at the Maitland Show, has already done some of the preliminary work. He has prepared the frames for the t.hntnliinsr and is cettine some of the work necessary in tlie decorative I scheme ready. He has grown a number of plants that he will re- 1 quire. Arrangements have been made to secure sheaves of wheat..
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Anna Neagle, famous with English and American film fans, for her' performances as Queenv Victoria in the Imperadio pro ductions, .'Victoria The . Great/ . and 'Sixty Glorious Years/ in which Anton Wal brook played the part of Prince Albert. She is also showing - tor night in 'Nurse Edith Cavell/' with Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, May Robson . and Zasu Pitts. ' w
HAYSHED FIRES Brigade's Excellent Work [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
HAYSHED FIRES Brigade's Excellent Work Fires broke out in a hay shed own ed by Mr. W. H. Watson, o£ O'Con nell's-lane, Louth Park, on Christmas Day and again yesterday at almost the same time. The West Maitland Fire Brigade was called out at 3.55 D.m. on Christ mas Day and, after a hard light, ex tinguished an outbreak in a stack of hay. The brigade also turned out again yesterday at 3.40 p.m. to another lire in the same stack. Both are believed to have been causcd by over-heating of the hay. Firemen had to hack through thick growths of water hyacinth, before the suction pump could be put to use in Wallis Creek. Although a large quantity of hay was destroyed, the large shed, to gether with valuable plant and two other stacks of hay; were saved. Station-Officer W. Penman was in charge on both occasions, and he and the other firemen did excellent work.
DEVELOPMENT IN N.S.W. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
DEVELOPMENT InJ N.S.W. SYDNEY, Wednesday! J Development of New South 'aLj in recent years is analysed in TO latest number of the Official Yep| Book of the State, for the period m Juno 30, 1938. , Ji In this development, transport HM played in important part, and |P| einin c.n,v,nfliin-r nver 1-?' 000 miles of roads'. Expenditure j main roads in the year was 39G. the highest total since lS-k . Railway mileage open for traff shows a slight fall to 6114 nli'es' J miles having been dismantled, siv 1933- Capital expenditure In , year, however, was a trifle niS' . owing to new lines still c struction, and to improvements to listing lines.