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RED CROSS Needs of Polish Women [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
RED CROSS . Needs of Polish Women -I '? Australian women are very thought ful for the needs of others. One Enthusiastic Red Cross worker wrote ' Head Office the other day, asking / [what types of clothing were worn by the Polish peasant women, so that she anight send them something which .would remind them of their own homo life from which they have been so (cruelly driven. ji Gladys Owen, a well-known Red , 'Cross worker, says, 'Crossing the 'Atlantic a year ago my ship even then ^ , ,was full of refugees from the cruelty v., of Nazi Germany- I noticed that prac tically every woman had over her head or round her shoulders a little Jvoollen shawl — like Grandmama used , :r,. to wear.' ~ This seems a splendid opportunity for those who prefer crotclieting to '~ knitting, and it also provides a use n . for the thick, soft wool which is not J Suitable for soldiers' socks, and which may still he bought when supplies of :- lchaki, grey and blue have run short in city and country stores. E...
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
THE CALENDAR J DECEMBER, .1939 Sunday ... 31 3 10 1724 Monday . . 4 1 1 1 8 25 Tuesday . . 5 12 19 26 Wednesday . 6 13 20 27 Thursday . . 7 14 21 28 Friday ... 1 8 1 5 22 29 Saturday , . 2 9 16 23 30 December 27: Sun sets 7.8 p.m. To-morrow: Sun rises 4.44 a.m. Last Quarter, January 2. New Moon, January 9. First Quarter, February 16. Full Moon, January 25. THE TIDES High Water at Newcastle — To-morrow: 9.32 a.m. and 10.11 p.m.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Holiday Hats. ? ? — ? ? . /you'll enjoy your holidays far more while wearing ^ one of our Chic and Becoming Holiday Hats, ii- yOU WILL BE INTERESTED IN THE DISPLAY PE ,v White Hats SEE OUR WONDERFUL NEW RANGE 01 Beach Wear Hats SPECIALLY PRICED. For Beautiful Hosiery, lovely Lingerie and aft matching \ Accessories for your latest Frocks, shop at ^ Misses McLeod HAT HEADQUARTERS.
CAROL SERVICE Visit to Maitland Gaol [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
; carou service (Visit to Maitland Gaol A. part 7 of East Maitland Methodist Church, people visite.;l tho Maitland Gaol on Christmas morning and ren dered a special carol service. The Governor o£ the gaol (Mr. A. C. Dunn) said that the visit of the party was all the more meritorious because of the fact that the majority oC them had been singing carols throughout East Maitland during the : morning from midnight until 6 a.m., and then visited the gaol at S.30 a.m. fTheir kindly thought was much appre ciated officially and by the inmates. SI The Rev. G. Stuart Udy had charge r. of the party, which included Mrs. A. King, Misses Doris Reed, J. Williams, J. King, N. Ridley, J. Lightfoot, B. Osborne and M. Reed, and Messrs. J. fUdy, A. King, L. Green, P. Wilcher, i H. H. Davey, and R. W. King. The gift of book-marks hnd pocket .'calendars forwarded by a charitable ' lady for distribution among the in mates was much appreciated.
THE CHURCHES Christian Science [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
THE CHURCHES Christian Science 1 Christian Science was the subject in all Churches of Christ, Scientist, on Sunday. The Golden Text was: 'Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem; for the Lord hath comforted his people, .He 52:9. Among the Bible citations compris ing the lesson-sermon, was the fol lowing: 'Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.' Proverbs 1: 10, 11. The following passage from thei Christian Science textbook, 'Science and Health with Key to tho Scrip tures,' by Mary Baker Eddy, was also ' included : 'God never ordained a material law to annul the spiritual law. If there were such a material law. it would oppose the supremacy of Spirit, God, and impugn the wis dom of the creator.' P. 273. FAMOUS ENGLISH i CONDUCTOR y SYDNEY, Wednesday. . The Australian Broadcasting Com mission will bring the famous English conductor, Sir Thomas Bee...
Empire Must Pull Together As A Team [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Empire Must Pull 1 Together As A Team , ^ When he arrived in Sydney yesterday, the High Commiss ioner for Canada to Australia, Mr. Charles J. Burchell, K.C., said it was imperative that the Empire should pull together as a team, and he had come here to tighten the bonds between '; Canada and Australia. Mr. Burchell said he would do 'Anything ho could to assist the federal Government on the air ' Jcheme, which was shaping splendid ly. He was welcomed officially on his arrival by the Acting Federal .Treasurer, Mr. Spender, and hy tho Minister for Education, Mr. Druin ~ mond). 'Canada's interest in Australia is greater than ever,' said Mr. Burchell. 'The war has already brought us 1 closcr together, not merely in a sen timpnfnl wnv l„,t iti 1 ...... „,;...,1 ? also. Before I left Canada I re *?* ceived from tho Canadian Prime Min - Ister, Mr. Mackenzie King, a tele gram conveying best wishes. He also expressed the hope that my term - ^ in Australia, possibly for tho duration ? ' of the...
HOW THE STARS SPEND THEIR EVENINGS IN HOLLYWOOD [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
HOW THE STARS SPEND THEIR EVENINGS IN HOLLYWOOD In at least one respect Holly wood is just like any other place. Saturday night is the big night. Night club owners in the film col ony know this to their sorrow. On Saturdays they cannot find nearly enough tables for the crowds. On other nights they are sometimes nearly empty. There is ail obvious reason for this. The movie people, who comprise most of the night club crowds, have to get up early in the morning for those inevitable 9 o'clock studio calls. Moreover they have to look then best — and it is often difficult to do that after 'an evening out.' Naturally there are plenty of film folk who do not like night-clubs any way, and do not even go on Satur days. Fred MacMurray, for instance, saw much of them when he was a singing saxophonist that he does not care if he never sees one again. urea ana nis wiie miicn preier lo stay at home for 'small town' even ings of bridge and talk, and about once a week they drop into the local cinema...
Limiting Wheat Production [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Limiting Wheat Production announcement was made in Canberra yesterday to the effect that the Department of Commerce has prepared plans for the restriction of wheat plantings in Australia, in accordance with the policy recently foreshadowed by the Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies). Further, that the Cabinet will discuss the proposals early in the new year, and, subsequently, the State Premiers will be brought together in an endeavour to secure agreement to a common policy.. The problem is not an easy one, and it is to be feared that no matter what the solution it will impose very great hardships upon a magnificent body of producers, who have done yeoman service in the maintaining of Australia's credit overseas. It was to be cxpected that an industry which depends so much upon its export trade would be one of the first to feel the stress of war conditions. This has been quickly realised, and the natural difficulties are accentuated by the garnering of an almost j record crop, estimated to ...
"SEA HAWK" Errol Flynn Picture [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
? 'SEA HAWK' Errol Flynn Picture Availability of the needed old-time sailing ships at. Catalina Island (off the coast of California) will keep War ner Bros.' 'Sea Hawk' company close to the studio during tho production of the Errol Flynn starring picture. Original plans were to take a loca tion crew to Seattle for filming of Lho key sea scenes. The crew wilt quarter at the Catalina Isthmus instead dur ing the picture's production. Two marlin were caught by Mr. H. C. Ellingerton's party oft South West Rocks. One landed b£ R. Ellingerton, .weighed 128ib. .
MYRNA LOY Convinces Husband BAD WOMEN ROLES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
MYRNA LOY j Convinces Husband BAD WOMEN ROLES Myrna Loy at last has con vinced here husband that it is all right for her to play bad woman roles on the screen. When she first agreed to become Lady Esketh, Louis Bromfield's fic tional woman of loose ways, for 'The Rains Came,' her producer husband. Arthur Hornblow, objected strenu ously. He didn't like the idea of his wife taking such a part, and lie thought that the role would hurt her career. He was not alone in liis opinion, since many producers and movie stars at tempted to dissuade her. Recently, however, he saw the picture and com pletely changed his views. 'He thinks that Lady Esketh will mean a great deal for me,' said Myrna. 'The role is so human and so real that even though you naturally condemn Lady Esketh you admire her honesty of purpose and her courage in the end. 'Arthur and I agreed when I took the role that this was 1o be a test case. If he didn't like me, I was to [ forego bad woman roles in the fu ture. Now we both...
POKOLBIN Personal Notes POKOLBIN, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
? POKOLBIN ? ? I Personal Notes/ ! ... . POKOLBIN, Wednesday, j Mr. and Mrs. R. Tullock motored tj-: Sydney during the week-end, wherP they will spend a fortnight's hohda.v, With Mrs. Tullock's father, Mr( Brennan, who also spent Christmas week-end at Sydney, is Mr. and ilil Poison, of Oakdnle. j Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Drayton anfl fa®1 = ily are spending a fortnight's holiday at Nelson's Bay. I : Mrs. Kelinan, of Sydney ,is spenj* , ing an extended holiday with W. In-other, Mr. E. J. Tyrell. ' Congratulations to Mr. J. Y. Tulloct, , of Glen Elgin, who has been re-electedr president of the Cessnock Show Coin ; 1 mittco for the 15th consecutive }car( (
BROADCASTING 2NC—244 METRES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
[?] 2NC— 244 METRES TO-NIGHT— G. 30: Markets. G.45: Sporting session. 7.0: 2FC. News. 7.15: News commentary. 7.30: 2BL. After dinner show. 7.40: 2NC. News. 7.45: 2BL. After dinner show. S.0: The National Military Band. S.30: 'From My Lady's Window.' S.45: The Power House Trio. 9.0: Actual ity. broadcast, 'Between Two States.' 9.30: 2FC. News. 9.45: The Sydney Light Orchestra. 10.45: Short Story, by Leslie Greener. 11.0: Harry Bloom's Dance Band. 11.50: News. 12.0: Close. : TO-MORROW. — 10.0: Devotional Service.- 10.15: Recorded. 10.16': Programme Announcements. 10.20: Women's session.: 11.0: How the Other Half Lives. ? Dymphna Cusaek. 11.20: Recorded. 1.30: Morning Re verie. 11.45: Popular Recordings. Noon: Midday melodies. Recorded. 12.20: Essential ? Services. 12.35: Midday Melodies.: continued. 12.40: 2NC relay A.B.C. National Pro gramme. 1.25:. 2NC relay A.B.C. Na tional Ne^s. .... 1.45:.. Racing ..Talk , by Mick Ferry../ ' 2.0: - Music or the Masters. 2.45: Noelle Breniian pre ...
BACK TO HOLLYWOOD [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
BACK TO HOLLYWOOD George Raft has returned to Holly wood to report for his starring role at Warner Bros., in 'Invisible Stripes.' Raft is one of the Ameri can actors ordered to return from abroad ns soon as the gravity of the European situation became apparent. The tree-planting campaigns, ? In augurated by the Citizens of Sydney Organising Committee in 1933, havo now resulted in tho planting of ap; proximately ? 700,00.0 trees, . .. ? . ,
MUSIC TO FILMS Victor Schertzinger [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
MUSIC TO FILMS Victor Schertzinger Victor Schertzinger, film director, composer and musical director, has signed a Paramount directorial con tract, and his first job will be the Bing Cro3by-Bob Hope-Dorothy La mour picture, 'Road to Singapore,' which entered production in Septem ber. Originally a musician, Schertzinger made his first appearance in the show world as a concert violinist. He | later spent several years as an or chestra leader with New York musi cal comedies and at the Belasco j Theatre in Los Angeles. He is cred ited with being the first man to write a musical score for a motion picture, a Thomas IT. Ince production called 'Civilisation,' and through this avenue entered the field of film direct ing. He directed Hollywood's first highly successful sound picture featuring operatic music, the Grace Moore sub ject, 'One Night of Love.' Carole Lombard on her private ranch with one of her favourite goats. Under contract to R.K.O., she recent ly completed 'In Name Only,' a tr...
The Scores VICTORIA [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
The Scores I VICTORIA First Innings . . . . . . .... 280 Second Innings . . .. .. . . 242 NEW SOUTH WALES First Innings ? 321 Second Innings Finglcton, lbw., 1) Sievers ...... 3 Solomon, c Barnett, b Scott .. .. 1 McCabe, c Barnett, b Scott'.. .. 4| Barnes, run out ? ? 1 Robinson, lbw., b Scott ? 6 Cheetham, b Scott ? ? 23 Pepper, c Barnett, b Sievers .. .. 1 Chipperfield, lbw., b Sievers .. 68 Roper, c Sievers, b Ring .. .. '. . 0 O'Reilly, c Hassel, b Ring . . . . 15 Sismey, not out ? .._ i Sundries ? ? 3 Total ? 'I?-51 Bowling: Scott, 4 for 35; Sievers. 3 Cor 18; Fleetwood-Smith, 0 for 40; Ring, 2 for 33.
CAR OVER CULVERT Remarkable Escapes MURRURUNDI, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
CAR OVER CULVERT Remarkable Escapes MURRURUNDI, Wednesday. Mr. J. J. Bird, of 67 Carthage street, Tamworth, and his passengers, who comprised his wife and son, and also Miss Edna Smallwood and Mr. Norman Allard, had miraculous es capes from serious injury in a car accident. Tlie party was travelling irorn tam worth south by car driven b/ Mr. Bird, and when at the junction of the old and new roads over the Liv erpool Range, about a mile north of Murrurundi, the car failed to take a slight bend in the road, and, cralis ing into a protecting post, tumbled over into a culvert about 10 feet deep. The car came to rest on its left side, which enabled the occupants to free themselves. None of the party was seriously injured, although all received a severe shaking. The car was badly damaged.
Holiday Match Hunter Team Disappoints SINGLETON WINS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
Holiday Match Hunter Team 1 Disappoints SINGLETON WINS The game between Singleton and Hunter River teams, played at West Maitland yesterday, was won easily by Singleton. Hunter was beaten by an innings and one run. The Hunter team maje billy 102 iii the first innings, B. Coffey, who lias been unable to get runs with his club, top-scoring with 26, included in which were four fours. Eight were out for 43, but the wicketkeeper, E. Smith, and Coffey added 33, of which Smith made 22. The last wieket partnership of another bowler (N- Mudd) and Cof fey put on 26. Singleton's early batsmen did well and, with only four wickets down, the Hunter total had been passed. Hora dam, who batted steadily for 45, hit four fours. P. Drane was the most successful bowler for the Hunter team and in the second innings, he made 54 of, the team's total of 87, Stanton took' two wickets in his first over and, when Taylor did the same, Hunter had four out for one run. Drane and Kent then took the score to 53, t...