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A Page for the Young Folk Good Rain At Thurgoona Thurgoona. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
[?] Conducted By Uncle Jeff ? ! ? mk w ? : ? w Good Rain At Thurgoona Thurgoona. i Dear Uncle, — We had a nice fall of rain, which made the flowers and vege tables look brighter. I must thank you very much ? for awarding me a honor certificate. What did Santa Claus bring the nineteen? He must have forgotten me, but he brought Les and Chris an aeroplane and a tram each. Did. lie call on you and Aunty? I sup pose Aunty's garden looks bright. There have been manv bush firer around lately. Did the rain fill your ::anks? It. overflowed ours. ''There should be some green, grass after that rain.. if it 'doesn't bet burnt off. Can vou and Aunty play euchre?. I can play, but. nearly always lose. Bluey ind Co. are ? amusing each week. Hop- . 'ng you, Aunty, the nineteen and . the cousins ^liave a happy -new year.— Your loving nephew, 'THE SWAGMAN. ' ' ' . (It' would take me too. long to tell you what the^nineteen .got for Christ mas, John; The rain: was very nice, wasn't it? The ground , was ...
New Niece Yalgogrin North. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
New Niece ' Yalgogrin North. ; ?Dear Uncle, — |This is -my ;first letter to the Page. ?. We' had some 'nice rain' out- here. . We -have; seven- little tur keys. Tlie .boys go for- a swim some days. : They have to; water the garden. I am. in third -class at, school.. We milk five cows, , and1 we sell milk up at the tin-mines. One- cow has a young, calf and: she is, very : quiet. - Would you please give mo - a . pen-name?— Your fond niece, .BARBARA NIXON..' (And a welcome to you, too, Bar bara, and I hope you will keep writing to me.* ' Summer Elf ' ' willl be your pen-name. Do -you like it?) 1
BURRUMBUTTOCK [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
BURRUMBUTTOCK i Rainfall recordings for 1940 were:— J anuary 1 5 points, February 3 5, March 12, April 350, May 46,. June 72, July 69, August 84, September ; 1 5 3, October 17, November 121,. December 188. Up till June 30 53'0' points were register ed and during the latter half, of tho year -632 points fell, making a total of 11-62. points. Until. rain commenced to fall during the night of December 27, 1940, the rainfall was the lowest by 40 points on record. 131 points were ?registered on December 27 and 28. Throughout the year the rainfall has been irregular and some parts of the district have registered more and some less than the report 'here given. Messrs. R. . Onion and L. Geier, both of the R.A.A.F., spent -Christmas leave i'i tli their parents at Burrumbuttock. Mr. Geier was accompanied by his fipic.ee. .. ? ? ? ! Mr. -A-. Roihrlach. who1 spent Ohris* yntVhis -naiwits.- Mr. 'nd M^s. HR. -.TnVrV'.'?'.-- B-^o.-ndiTT* t11'. ???enaindor of and - F- 'SchUcr i are the ! ''~ost« of...
HOWLONG [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
* HOWLONG , Mr. and Mrs. Harrison and family, Melbourne, are visiting relatives at Howlong. , Mr.- J: Knorppi and family have re turned from, a holiday at ;Nagambie. Des Day is- holidaying with relatives at Boree Creek. - ? Mr. . and- Mrs. Baker, Melbourne, were the guests : of Mr. and Mrs. W. E.«. Grilson for .the holidays: ' , ?Mr. and Mrs. E. Eaton and family have returned ' to x umula alter visit ing relatives, at Howlong and Balldale.. Mrs. Eagles and her, sister-in-law, Mrs. R. Weeding, spent f. Christmas with ^ friends at Howlong. ? ??? . : Mr. ? and' -Mrs. B. Martin have re turned -to Melbourne. Chris Leahy, Sydney, is spending a holiday with relatives at' Howlong. Mr.' J; 'Simmonds is: an inmate ? of Albury Hospital. 1 Mr. V. Gale has -returned . to Mel bourne; Mr. and Mrs. S. Cook and daughter Rcnie, Melbourne, were the .guests of ? Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Gale .for-: the Christmas holidays. Mrs. W. Barling, and- family, Tocum wal, are visiting Mrs. Condron;. , Miss, M. Gilson ...
JUNEE [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
JUNEE = Illabo Red 'Cross Society has decided to send £150 to headquarters. The credit of the ibranch is at present very large, chiefly owing to -the excellent re sults from .the appeal for scrap iron, which was sold some time ago. At a meeting of Junee H.A.C.B.S., Bro. M. Han Ion and Bro. -0. Harrold were each .presented with past presi dent's regalia; Bro. Ha'nlon lhas been president twice, while Bro. Jriarrolu has been president of Wagga 'branch, and was president locally when Junee celebrated- its golden jubilee. Miss Grace Schultz has ? received wordof.lier appointment as post mistress -at iErigolia. ' - Junee -branch of the Red Cross .is sending £62 to the headquarters of. ,tlie i Red Cross. . This will .'be ^an additional effort in aid of the war - efforts of the society. , Junee -Reefs children raised'' '£2 5 for war- funds within 10 days by special ?small functions. - Mr. Gerald Duck has been promoted in the railway service, and will remain in Junee. The local bomb victims'...
COUNTRY NEWS (Continued) LOCKHART [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
COUNTRY NEWS I . , . (Continued) LOCKHART \ The Hospital and Ambulance earni ?val, 'held at the recreation reserve, .was an outstanding success, tho crowd be ing estimated at about l'OOO, and pro ceeds were £100; 75 per cent, will go to the hospital and 25 p6r cent, to the ambulance. Considerable interest was -taken in tho procession, which left the Rio Tlheatre and .passed along Green street to the .ground. Mr. R. S. Drum TTinn ,1 nffipinllv fvnpnftfl tjliA -nrop.fip.dinffS and1 Mr. A. C. 'Cowin ibriefly reviewed the activities of' the hospital since its inception. One of the most interesting features of the evening was the dis play given i^jy the Loekhart Fire Bri gade, which was called in to extinguish a fire which 'toad ibeen ibuilt in the centre of the;ground. The -competitive drill by V.D.'c. squads resulted as fol lows: — Loekhart 1, Yerong 'Creek 2, Wagga Wagga 3. Yerong Creek squad won the march .past. Loekhart silo receivals amounted to 4'0»,0 00 bags, this toeing the leas...
Use Wool Instead Of Cotton For The Army [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
Use Wool Instead Of Cotton For The Army 'The Commonwealth - Government has been urged by the chairman of the Australian Wool Board : .(Sir Dalziel Kelly) to abardon its policy of supply ing the army and air force:-with cotton uniforms' for summer wear, as a light weight khaki material, made from Aus tralian wool was far. superior. ? I - Sir-D. Kelly emphasised that whilo imports of petrol and newsprint were being rationed to save exchange - and shipping, and stores were . being, built in Australia for* the - accumulated stocks of wool, large 'supplies of ,-cotr ton and cotton; materials .for :: ;.army clothing were being imported.
RESUMPTION OF RECRUITING FROM JANUARY 20 [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
J RESUMPTION OF ip RECRUITING FROM JANUARY 20 Preparations are weli in hand at Army Headquarters for the resumption of recruiting for the A.I.F. from January 20. No decision has yet 'been made about the possible formation of a Tenth Division, but enlistments will be accepted from January 20 for reinforcements. Married men win not ne exciuaea, out; preference will be given to volunteers without family re sponsibilities. .Military authorities are confi dent that all the men required will be obtained without recourse to a special recruiting drive, and ? stringent physical and otne:: ? standards will be maintained m the selection of volunteers. Conditions of enlistment prob ; - ably will be youth and first-class. *,??:?:, physique and freedom from sub stantial family responsibilities. ?I
LATEST WAR NEWS SIEGE OF TOBRUK BEGINS ITALIAN TROOPS ISOLATED Tanks Cut Off Remaining Road [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
[?] ITALIAN TROOPS ISOLATED Tanks Cut Off Remaining Road LONDON, Thursday: It would now appear to be clear that the siege of Toburk has begun. Apply ing the strategy of Bardia, British troops are reported to be drawing a ring round the Italian port. There seems to be little doubt that the Italian garrison there is practically cut off from the west. The presence of British advanced troops in this region lias made it almost impossible for the Italian forces to leave or enter the town. This view ? is expressed by authoritative military circles in Londoii, which point out that while small patrols might get from the town, it will be. impos sible for .the garrison to leave without a. fight. It is also ex tremely' unlikely that Tobruk could' obtain reinforcements. The Rome 'Official communique stated that in Cyrenaica patrols and artillery '-'were active -between (Bardia and Tobruk. British planes raided various localities in Cyrenaica, includ ing Tripoli, where four 'were killed and 10 wo...
CORRESPONDENCE Rehabilitating Our Rural Industries (To the Editor) [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
CORRESPONDENCE ' Rehabilitating Our Rural Industries (To tho Editor) IS'r,— There is a growing realisation vhat post-war planning should go ' hand and hand with a resolute prosecution, of the war, and that uripreparedness for peace may bo nearly as calamitous as was unpreparcdness for war. One of thfe most important problems is to find some way of stemming the con stant flow of people to the cities which is threateniner our alreadv totternisr economic structure. In 1914. there were 211,000 men earning their living ill 'Australia from agriculture. In1 .1939 there were only 189,000. So, in' ,25 years, fnore than 20,000 had desert ed the land. In 1940 many : thousands of country people wero drawn to the cities by the promise of high: wages in munition factories and other indus tries. Statistics show that 80 per cent, of our farmers , are in the hands of mortgagees : and, - financial institu tions, 'iand , are practically /'bankrupt. What a sorry state of affairs for a young nation like...
Local Personalities Col. John Wilkinson [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
Local . ! Personalities Col. John- Wilkinson I Leader of the Iqg'al profession in Albury for nearly 60 years, Colonel Wilkinson,1 V.D., although retired for nearly four years, continues to bo one 'of its best known personalities. ?I: . (During his life time, a life of ser yico ' to not only the town, but thb State and Commonwealth, he gained a reputation as a formidable opponent in the court room and a driving force in every organisation with which he became associated. - He commenced his career by. bo:.n;; articled to the late V.- F, Nagle, father of two other well-known Albiiry so.li-; citors, , Mr. V. Flood Nagle and Mr. Charles Nagle, and after his- articles expired he worked for some time in the office of the late Joseph Dwygr, another Albury solicitor. ;:Ha gained his necessary qualifications in- .'.Sydney, and his name was placet! on: tlie riU of solicitors on March 26, 188'lj an«i in 1901 his name was also entered on the Victorian roll of solicitors. .'I'nril about four year...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
Child Critically Injured. — Crushed against a timber motor ramp by a post on which was a lead block weighing 6 cwt., Maureen Martin, 4, was shock- . ingly injured. She was admitted to the base hospital suffering from a. fractured skull, broken nose and frac tured jaw. ? ? ? ? . . AT HORAN'S FURNISHERS, YOU PAY LESS HORAN'S . JfOR SUN ? AND VERANDAH' BLINDS, in multi-colored i - Stripe and White Duck.' Made any size, and fixed.. Also Window Blinds, complete, in green,, beige,' and nigger blown. 5/11 each. Horan's for Value and Service. HORAN'S For Pure Kapok' Bedding, B.B.B. 1 Wire Mattresses, Camp Beds, Full size Beds and 4-ply Mat- V tresses, £3/19/6. Camp ' Stretch- f. K,. I ers, Window Blinds,, complete, ^ 5/11, 6/6, 7/6; Auto trays, 18/6; Fire-side Chairs, £2/15/. HORAN'S I I For latest Prams and Pramettes, Strollers, 23/6, with hoods 32/6; Cane Cribs and Baby Baskets, Dropside Cots .. . .arid . Mattressesj _ Folding Bassinettes, strong white | duck, Auto Trays 17/6, 20/, I 22/6...
RAIN RELIEVES DROUGHT SITUATION 219 Points At Albury [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
RAIN RELIEVES DROUGHT SITUATION 219 Points At Albury j Relieving ±lic drought situation, which was growing- steadily worse throughout the district, the heavy rains during the past fortnight were welcomed by district farmers, who have now secured a reasonable supply of water for this summer. It was the first heavy general rain throughout the SLate since January, 1936. Prospects for the autumn will de pend on the continuance: of falls throughout the summer. Sumnifir -fod- der crops, however, have , 'greatly bene fitted, by the falls, which will also' as- sist dairy farmers in .the - preparation of winter oat crops for . feed. ^33ioot grasses, too, have been. impVoveslf' 'by - the fall, but dairying areas 'Still : re- ? quire further substantial falls. ?Last week 219 points- were registered ' : .it -Albury, while 133 points were' rc- ; : ? corded for the previous weelc; - ? The early break was usual after a particu-: larly dry year, according: to: the' district stock inspector (Mr. J. ...
Life In London Has Been a Grim Business But there is no Panic and Absolutely no Suggestion of Defeat [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
Life In London Has Been a Grim Business But there is no Panic and Absolutely no Suggestion of Defeat [?] N° one has a good word to say at this hour for Stanley Baldwin, while the name of Ramsay MacDonald is greeted either with silence or a sneer. Admittedly the case against both of them ocnfirmed by the tragedy of events is an over powering one. jYet who is there to say that Mac Donald with his wistful leaning to wards the brotherhood of men did not exQss the spirit of Britain after the lasEnjvar? And if we condemn Baldwin as the prime architect of our misfor tunes, which of his critics will deny that in his loftiness of language and his belief in the inevitable triumph of decency over brutality, he gave notice to the deepest feelings of the people who proclaimed him 'The greatest living Englishman'? Pericles, in his immortal funeral -4^tion in the square of Athens, cried, ''foot us now praise famous men!' To *n Britain the cry goes out, ' ' Let us now condemn famous men!' This war ...
From the Pages of the Past 50 YEARS AGO [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
^ . ? & From tlie Pages of the Past * 50 YEARS AGO 1(From tho 'Banner,' Jauuary 9, 1891) ? 1 On Sunday last the heat at Narandera was greater than ( over previously experienced, the ?thermometer registering 12o in ,. . 'the- shade. On. Monday heavy ram started, over three inches fall^lg, in an hour, causing a sovafij' flood. Tho water rose to a heiftht of four feet in some of the streets, and on subsiding' left the town in a terriblo condi tion. The value of t goods which ::i ? :,i ,' passod through - the Wodonga .c; - :,: Customs office during , the past year was £1,342,572, and tho duty thereon was £31,724/1.2/4. ?\ * * -. * . ; is reported that a battle is - v CT( being fought -between the United States troops and the 'Sioux Indians at Pine Ridge, in the State of Dalcato. Rumor is current that the fighting has resulted disastrously for the : troops. ' !-?'?'--. ????
WALWA [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
WALWA . The death has occurred ' of William Thomas, tho 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sharp, of Tinlaldra. . Mr. and Mrs. : G. Hughes, : and -' their son, Norman, visited' Mr. and Mrs, A. Venner, snr., Corryorig. ' j ISister Tingate has resigned from the Walwa Bush Nursing Hospital ? to n'oin the nursing department of; the A.I.F. ? ; iMrs. J: Lukins, Corryong; vvisited her mother, Mrs. J. Nugent. Private. ; Peter Chitty- is ? home ;on leave. ' ' ?' ' 1 ? '
25 YEARS AGO [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner Wodonga Express and Riverina Stock Journal — 10 January 1941
25 YEARS AGO I_- (From tho 'Banner,' January 14, 1916) Mr. A. A. Hart (Blasbalks' jeweller), was so impiessed by the work done by members of . . the Albury Fire Brigade on tho occasion -of , the destruction of s Mate and : 'do. 's warohouso re cently, that he decided to pre sent ' each of , them with a gold .medal. These medals were- pre-1 ^ sented to the firemen on ? Satur day night by Mr. Hart, after a' suitable speech had- been- delivr ered by the Mayor (Aid. S. M. . ? Logan). ' H: . . * . : ' Lieut-General Sir F. W. 1 Stop ford has demanded that:: ansr.en-- . quiry shall be held into .the opei a- t tions at Suvla Bayf' [Other : -? . items, ' however, , spoke in glowing terms of the remarkable ?evacua . -tion which- was 'carried:, o: out almost without loss.] } The 'Kangaroos' (Wagga - Tecruits) returned- to , Goulburn .. from Sydney on Friday night. The 'Kangaroos' were greeted with cheers as - tliey went through tho station ?- and- -along - ? Auburn-street, whero the : Mayor-. ...