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£18,000,000 TO IMPROVE POST OFFICE FACILITIES [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
£18,000,000 TO IMPROVE POST OFFICE FACILITIES SYDNEY, Monday—The Post master-General (Mr. Anthony) said today.. Cabinet had ap proved expenditure of £18,000,000 for- improvement- of Post Office facilities during the current undnvldi ,oiir. He added that .£12,000,000 would -be ..spent in an attempt to catch up on the wartime lag in-, telephone and other Com munications' services. ' '? 'Ewo. ibUUon''?-pdunds' - would !be used .for neW buildings, and this; ?balance for 'extending' 1 trunk line and other .communications. ? Mr. 'Anthony said there was now ? a far greater , usage per head of- population of tele phones than ' pre-war. - , - Orders were toeing iplaced locally and abroad for tele phone equipment, including cables, .telephone apparatus and automatic exchange equipment.
Higher Profits For Illawarra Coke [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
Higher, Profits For Illawarra Coke SYDNEY, Monday. — Illawarra Coke Co., Ltd., discloses a net profit of £6673 for the year ended March 25 last, an In- 1 crease of £2848 on that for 1948-49. The dividend is raised from 5 per cent, to 6 per cent.,, and requires £4254. | The past year's profit remains i after charging £2899 , (previous j year' £1010) for taxation and £1624 (£1211) for depreciation. Operations were again seri ously affected toy insufficient ] coal' supplies, the report states. The directors propose to in crease authorised capital to £25Q,000 by creating 321,500 shares of 10/- each.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
CODDINGTO N ' S (Two Doors Below Methodist Church.) ? STRANDED COTTONS J CROCHET COTTONS ARTELLO TWIST . RAYON EMBROIDERY SILK A COMPLETE RANGE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. IN PERMUST A ? ? ;? . SEMCO v ;R;: CLARKE'S ANCHOR : : ?j A Large Range of Selected Designs Always Available. j See our WORKED DISPLAY from the 7iH July. ; PEARLS RETHREADED J DOLLS REPAIRED C 0 D D I N G T 0 N ' S I 112 CROWN STREET, WOLLONGONG. ! ^ i ^ ? . _ _ ? ? ' W.VAVVAV.V.%V.VV.V.V^AWJWJVWVAVWVWA jj I CATERING I I J . CARRIED OUT BY - S ; j R. BRANDON j J ;? ? Wedding Breakfasts, Functions, etc. ? '? 5 £ ? Afternoon Tea ? Smokos ? Luncheons-' ' ? ' At BRANDON HALL, Crown. Street, Wollongong - ft !j[ 'Phone Woll. 634, or call at 176 Crown Street, : s .5 '? Wollongong for Quotations. / . .? 5. lv.v.v.v.v.v.v.'.v.v.vv%v.v.v.v.' .'.'.'.VAW.WV Today's Theatre Programmes: TUESDAY, JULY 4, 1950. . ^ ^ ' CROWN, Wollongong 7.45 p.m. Reserves: Phone 186 SAVOY, Wollongong Matinee, 2 p.m.; Night, 7.40 Reserves: Tel. 118 ROYAL, B...
WRIT FOR £5000 ISSUED [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
WRIT FOR £5000 ISSUED SYDNEY, Monday.— A writ'' for £5000 was issued out of the Supreme Court today against Reginald James Dixon, of East Lindfield; John Kirk Harrison, of Granville; Allan ' Joseph Meyers, C/- Qantas Empire Air ways, Sydney; and Aubrey Mar tin, of Manly. The writ was issued on bahlf of Vernard Jas. Masden, com pany director, of Leichh&rdt. ' ' The cause 'of the action is not indicated.
Election Results "Too Slow" [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
Election Results : 'Too Slow' SYDNEY, M on day. — The Leader of the State Country Party (Mr. Bruxner) today criticised the delay in the an nouncement of the results of the State elections. ''In spite of the fact that no detailed information -regarding the results in outstanding elec torates can be obtained from the Electoral Commissioner (Mr. Bennets), the Government seems in possession of news of a- very definite character in -this regard,' said Mr. Bruxner. .He added: 'Even, if we ac cept the Government's : own assessment, we should remem ber that it has not a definite majority of members who sup ported the official Labor Party at the recent poll. 'The Government, however, has had a .meeting- of Caucus and elected and subsequently appointed its Ministers, al^ though some of these represent electorates where figures',, are not final and' a: 'comparatively small margin separates them from, their opponents.'
Wholesalers Fined For Price Breaches [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
Wholesalers Fined For Price Breaches : A Wollongong firm of whole salers which' sold 800 dozen, tin ? of - apricots for £105 over the fixed price was fined £30 with £6/6/- . professional fees and -£3. costs, in' Wollongong Court ofi :Petty Sessions yesterday. v.The nrm was Davis ana jpen .iiey Ltd., of Keira Street, Wol longong, who pleaded guilty, through Mr. E. Beale, to six charges of having sold tins' of apricots at above the' fixed ; price. ' A further six similar charges were withdrawn. Mr. A. T. Elliott, of the Crown Solicitor's Office, appearing for the Prices Branch, told Mr. J. 'Fleeman, S.M., that' one, Oliver; had sold 800 dozen tins of apri-: cots to the firm, telling them the fixed price was 13/- a dozen. The maximum permitted price was actually 10/4J. ^ He said Oliver had been ' fined 'just on £1000.' Oliver had 'put one over- the trade.' . The . present 'defendant was' one of several distributing com Danies. which had bought pro ducts arid failed to check on the pric...
£20 Fine For Street Betting [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
£20 Fine For Street Betting In. Wollongong Court of Petty Sessions yesterday Mr. J. Flee man, S.M., -fined two men £20 each 'for. street S.P.' be'tting , and another man .£5 for. S.'P. .'betting in a. house. . ... ' ' yuviu^ Aviary vale, pi, ?b'ourer,';Campbell;;StreetV '?Wollon- gong, wSs .fined , £20 'for ^betting Hn! 'the'; bar ; of' the - Grand 'Hotel. When arreste'd he ha'd records of four' be1!?'- -ranging- from 2/: to«£l in his possession.'.-: 'w ?' Leslie' John Hicks, '30, labourer, ? of J'ohn Street, Gw-ynneville, was. fined £20 for betting in a yard at' the rear - of the'- Flinders Inn Hotel. When arrested he had records -of five bets ranging from 3/ to 5/: . ? . ? - Alfred Harold . Ling; ;31,. tally clerk,, of -Burelli Street, Woilon-* gong, :was fined £5 -for betting in a house in Burelli Street. He had records of four bets ranging from l/ to.iO/ in his possession.
STATE PARLIAMENT MAY MEET JULY 12 [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
STATE PARLIAMENT MAY MEET JULY 12 I SYDNEY, Monday.— The - first -meeting of the new Parliament Is : stated -to have -been tenta tively fixed -by the. Premier '(Mr. McGirr) for July 12. There will -be. a formal swear-. -tiOn/ with 'a probable announce ment of the -date on which Par-; iiamerit would next meet -again 'for the consideration of the, Government's proposed legisla tion.
Baby Died From Malnutrition [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
Baby Died From Malnutrition SYDNEY,' Monday .-yA four months-old girl has died from malnutrition due partly to her parents' inexperience, the Parra matta District Coroner (Mr. R. A. Kersley) found, today. Mr. Kersley said: 'I think t'hfc inexperience of the parents con tributed in some degree, but there has been no culpable neg ligence on their part.' The baby, Charmaine Evelyn Nunns, died at Granville on June 18. The Coroner told' the mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Evelyn Nunns,; that: she need not give evidence; unless ? she desired,' although there was evidence that the baby was all right -when it had. been' takeiv home from-Renwick Hos-: pital for Infants, Summer Hill. ; ? Mrs'/ Nunns ? said-sh'e did :npti 'wish- to give evidence... . ^'Dr. Betty Boden,. of , Renwick Hospital, said the baby had been in the. institution for five days before being .taken away on June 15 while 'one 'of the sisters was getting a 'diet chart. Dr. Bodbh s'aid' the parents should have known how to feed the bab...
APPLETON NEW NORTHERN MINERS' SECRETARY [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
?APPLE'TON NEW' NORTHERN MINERS' SECRETARY NEWCASTLE. Monday.— Mr. J.' Appleton, former Assistant .Sec retary, was today appointed.'Sec retarv-Treasurer of the 'North ern District of the Miners' Fed eration. ? : The appointment was made by ?a ;hieeting of the ? miners' North ern -Board' of Management.'^ v'i - '-' Mr'. Appleton wHl 'fill thfe: va- cancy caused '.when Mr. J. -? B. Simpson was : elected Laboi; mem- : ber 'for - the- 'new seat '' Of /-Lake ! Maciquar ie in the ' S ta te elections, j - ' The miners' Northern Board - o'f j Management today also decided to hold a ballot 'to' appoint a j full-time additiphal .Vice-presi- 1 -derit' to- assist the District ;Presi- 1 dent ;; (Mr. G. Neilly)\'anar Sen ior Vice-presldrat' 'CMr. Hrdook- . erill). ? \ . ..
GAP SURVIVOR WAS ACCUSED OF THEFT [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
WAVWAVVWAVWW GAP SURVIVOR . WAS ACCUSED OF THEFT . ..SYDNEY, ..Monday.— A :._,43 years-old woman had jumped over . .the Gap at Watson's Bay yesterday because,, she said, . she had been accused . of theft by a fellow-tenant, police told .the Lunacy Court today. The woman was charged with , having attempted to commit sui cide. She did not appear in court. Mr. Tarn, S.M., remanded her for seven days' medical observa tion. Sgt. Coates, of Rose Bay, said when he asked her why she had jumped, she said 'I have been accused by a tenant in the flats 'where! live that I am-responsible . for a robbery which occurred - there and it has nearly driven me mad.' A 21-years-old woman was also remanded for seven days' medical observation on a similar charge. She had been found by police outside the safety fence at The Gap on Friday afternoon.
No Settlement In Snowy River Dispute [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
No Settlement In Snowy River Dispute SYDNEY, Monday.— No settle ment was reached at a confer cncc late today on a dispute which threatens a complete tie up of the Snowy River hydro electric project. The Assistant Secretary of the N.S.W. Trades and Labour Coun cil (Mr. J. D. Kenny, M.L.C.) said tonight the Federal Minister for Development (Mr. Casey) would be asked toriiorrow to in tervene in the dispute. ... Mr. Casey was iii - Sydney, to-. day: and. Mr. - Keiiriy is hopeful, of arranging a ; conference with him tomorrow. . : . The dispute is over the stand ing 'down of truck :drivers who refused to- sign a contract which .'j^eJiinJon.;^^&;'wojdd.Vimve.'..16st thern workers' compensation arid other benefits.
How To Secure First Child Endowment [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
How To Secure First Child Endowmenf CANBERRA, Monday. — De tails' of 5/ a week first child en dowment, which operates from. June 20, were announced by the Minister for Social Services (Mr. Spooner) tonight. i Ho said: — ' V;' ? Payriieht'.to families ^already ..-.in. ..receipt of child endow-j iment would be automatic. .- ? Other claimants must fill in. a .form at post offices and ? lodge it with the State Direc ' tor- of Social Services. Parents can receive child en dowment in three ways:— 1 . ? ' An order book of forms,. suf-; flcient' to last a year, will be supplied by local post-! v.' maBtera. One' fprmtrwill be' cashed each four weeks' by the postmaster. -ij ? . Order forms can be ma,de.; : payable /to iahy bank . each'' four .weeks; ' ? 'Th'e i-;'dej^i£HmSrit.1'^can'i'''be^ V;: directed to pay-the amount-' each .12 -wieeks to -any- -bank- -?-.account. : .. ip '' ]} Mr. Spooner - said the third method would be -, the most con venient for ...the majority... of; mothers and- .wi...
Former P.O. Messengers Celebrate [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
Foimer P.O. Messengers Celebrate SYDNEY, Monday.— Fourteen men who began life as post ofTice messenger boys and rose to -be leading citizens of Australia gath ered quietly at the Hotel Australia tonight io celebrate ' just for old times sake.' Prominent among the guests at the unique dinner were the Governor-General (Mr. McKell), Cardinal Gilroy, Roman Catho lic Archbishop of Sydney, the Postmaster-General (Mr. An thony) — ? all telegraph messen gers in their young 'days. - The dinner was arranged' by Mr. R. J. Webster, . managing director of Bradford , Cotton Mills and President of the Syd ney Chamber of Manufactures. He began his career as a mes senger boy at' Charters Towers, - Queensland, in 1906; ; The Governor-General was a telegraph messenger at . the. Haymaret -hi 1906, five .years .be fore Cardinal Gilroy . took up duty at the telegraph branch of the G.P.O., Sydney In the same -year Mr, An thony became a telegraph mes senger at Warren. Other guests at the re'iinion were Mr....
First Prize In Lottery 2002 Still Unclaimed [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 4 July 1950
First Prize In Lottery 2002 Still Unclaimed SYDNEY, Monday.— £6000 is going unwanted. First prize in Lottery No. 2002 drawn in February last was won by 'E. J. Hollowan, 47 Reservoir Street, Sydney', on ticket No. 81660', but, so far, the prize has not been claimed. '47- Reservoir Street is the ad-] dress of the Belmorc Park Hotel and the unclaimed prize is a fre quent bar topic: :'Tvc- no- idea, why .the £6000 hasn't been col lected,' Mr. W. Doughty, sonin law of the licensee, said.