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AMUSEMENTS STAR THEATRE [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
AMUSEMENTS STAR THEATRE On Wednesday night, Marion Davis was seen in the costume pictorial film, "Yolanda," depicting the chival- rous days of the 16th century, which &nbsp; gave full scope for her versatile talent. There will be a fine Western Drama, entitled "The Red Rider," featuring the popular Jack Rosie, in one of his best creations, screened next Saturday night, with a good supporting programme of comedy and news reels. On Monday night, a special film programme is arranged to augment the Hospital &nbsp; Building Funds, and will attarct a large crowd. A big double programme will be screened on Wednesday night. The drama, "Married Flirts" will feature both Pauline Frederick and Conrad Nagel. A strong supporting programme will include a "western drama," &nbsp; "Starlight's Revenge," with Jack Perrin in the lead, a Pathe News Reel and Cartoon Comedy.
CALL OF THE ROAD [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
CALL OF THE ROAD He had been run down by a speed- ing motor-car and was loud in his de- nunciation of the motoring world. "They make life unsafe for pedes- trians," ho declared to all his friends. Finally, his suit for damages against the owner of the car that had run into him came before the court, and he was awarded £500. "What do you intend doing with all that money," a, friend asked later. "I'm going to buy a car" was the victim's reply. A notice on the main road near a town in the United States:— &nbsp; Drive slow, and see our beautiful city, Drive, fast, and see our beautiful &nbsp; gaol!
An Aerial Service. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
An Aerial Service. The suggestion has been made in connection with Interstate aerial ser- vices, of conducting a service to Can- berra during sessions of Parliament. But why only during sessions of Parliament? Is ¡t that 36 senators &nbsp; and 73 representatives are to justify the service and if so, who is to pay for it? The originators of any scheme which seeks to attach importance to Canberra only while its population is temporarily increased by 109 legis- lators display a lack of comprehen- sion of imagination of what Canberra is to be. Canberra is already being recognised as the centre of Australia. Not only politically, but socially and in every other way, Canberra is to be the capital city of Australia. Its services must be modelled with this and no other idea in view. &nbsp;
PREFERENCE ALWAYS To Returned Sailors and Soldiers [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
PREFERENCE ALWAYS &nbsp; To Returned Sailors and Soldiers The matter of preference to returned soldiers in regard to work in Federal Territory, was discussed at the last &nbsp; meeting of the local branch of the &nbsp; Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' League. In answer to a letter of protest from the League, the Federal Capital Commiss- ioners had written to state that prefer- ence had always been given to return- ed soldiers and sailors in the staff appointments and general labour in Canberra during their regime.
ALPINE WIRELESS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
ALPINE WIRELESS The first Wireless Rescue Station in the Alps has been fitted up. It is at St. Marguerite's Hut, 5250ft. above sea level, on the route to the summit of Monte Rosa. It is expected that it will be of great assistance In saving human lives. Many victims are claimed each year from the great number of mountain en- thusiasts. Usually, if a climber or even a whole party of climbers be in danger, the guide is forced to spend many hours in getting down to the valley in search of help, and it has often happened that the rescue party arrived too late to save the victims of a crevasse or an avalanche. Now, from this wireless station, it will be possible to summon aid from the mountain itself, and half a day, or even more, will be gained in circum- stances in which even minutes may be of the utmost value.
GARDEN NOTES. A "TIMES" FEATURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
GARDEN NOTES. A "TIMES" FEATURE. With more than 1000 new houses coming into occupation in Canberra within the next few months, considerable attention will be devoted by residents to the making of gardens and lawns. Probably in no other part of Australia will there be the need of hints for laying out gardens, information regarding the species of shrubs and flowers which best suit the climate and general data re- garding the exterior decora- tion of homes, as in Canberra. At an early date, "The Can- berra Times" will provide weekly cultural notes, speci- ally adapted to suit Canberra conditions, which it is hoped will assist considerably the real- isation of plans for the garden city.
NORTHBOURNE VILIGANCE COMMITTEE [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
NORTHBOURNE VILIGANCE COMMITTEE On Monday evening a meeting was held in the Northbourne mess room and a committee was formed for the purpose of looking after the welfare of the members of the camp. The following office-bearers were elected:— President: Mr. J. Hoystead. &nbsp; &nbsp; Secrctary: Mr. F. Butler. Committee: Messrs. J. Rae, J. Pilcher, H. Langley, A. Gardiner, and C. Rob- inson. &nbsp; &nbsp; Amongst other things urgently need- ed is a recreation room, also better lighting facilities. The committee in- tends to have theirs the best kept and conducted camp in the Territory.
GREYBEARDS In Cricket APPEAL FOR AGE LIMIT Melbourne Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
GREYBEARDS In Cricket APPEAL FOR AGE LIMIT Melbourne Thursday. Mr. Donald McKinnon, President of the Victorian Cricket Association, in addressing country clubs' representa- tives, made a strong appeal for the introduction of new blood and increas- ed vitality in country cricket clubs. One delegate appealed to the country Clubs to improve the wickets. Anoth- er proposed to impose an age limit on players in Country Week matches, saying that there were too many "Greybeards" chosen. It was decided to recommend a match of a team of colts from country clubs against a city team. &nbsp;
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN To make preparations months ahead for an event that will only last a quarter of a minute indicates the importance which science attaches to such phenomena. Astronomers have &nbsp; been turning their attention to an eclipse of the sun due on June 29, 1927, which will be the first total &nbsp; eclipse visible in Great Britain for over two hundred years. On this occasion it is hoped to obtain de- cisive evidence as to the truth of Pro- fessor Einstien's world-famous theory of relativity, which assumes that light waves can travel in curves instead of straight lines, as most people suppose to be the case. Acording to one of the Royal Observatory staff, the best places from which to witness the eclipse will be on a line between Southport and Liverpool. People &nbsp; standing on that line, or about ten miles on either side of it, will find the sun completely hidden by the moon.
ORIGINAL TITLE PAGE "ROBINSON CRUSOE." [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
ORIGINAL TITLE PAGE "ROBINSON CRUSOE." When a copy of the rare first edition of "Robinson Crusoe" comes into the market, dealers and collectors from all parts bid for it. Although it is now generally known as "Robinson Crusoe," its original title page is a very lengthy one, and reads as follows:— "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York. Mariner: Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an uninhabi- ted Island on the Coast of America; near the Mouth of the Great River Oroonoque; Having, been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely de- livered by Pyrates. Written by Himself. London; Printed by W. Taylor at the Ship in Pastor-Noster Row. An Illustration shows Crusoe dressed in goat-skins, with sword at his waist and a gun over each shoulder.
MARK TWAIN'S SCOOP RECALLED BY SAILOR'S DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
MARK TWAIN'S SCOOP RECALLED BY SAILOR'S DEATH. Fred Clough, known and beloved by many as the hero of Mark Twain's &nbsp; greatest newspaper "Beat" has died at San Francisco at the age of 70, states a despatch to the "New York Herald". Clough shipped as a sailor round the Horn in the late 'sixties. Among the passengers was Henry Ferguson, a famous Churchman. They were off the West Coast of South America when fire swept the vessel and the boat was hurriedly abandoned. It was Ferguson's fortune to have Clough in the same boat with him. Most of its occupants, like those in the other boats, died from exposure. That Ferguson was saved was due entirely to the fact that Clough gave up his own share of the limited rations of food and water in order that the older man, who had not been in good health, might have needed nourishment. Finally, the boat with the tortured survivors reached Hawaii. It happened that Mark Twain, then a young news- paper man, was visiting the Islands at the ti...
SHE WOULD FIND IT! [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
SHE WOULD FIND IT! &nbsp; Jinks was always complaining of his wife's memory. "She can never remem- ber anything," he said. "It's awful." "My wife was just as bad," said Brown, "till I found a capital recipe." "What was it?" asked Jinks eagerly. "Why," said Brown, "whenever &nbsp; there's anything particular I want her to remember, I write it on a slip of paper, and keep it in my trousers &nbsp; pocket."
WATER SUPPLY From Federal Area QUEANBEYAN'S SUMMER OUTLOOK [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
WATER SUPPLY From Federal Area QUEANBEYAN'S SUMMER OUTLOOK Last Tuesday was a red letter day in the history of Queanbeyan. Water &nbsp; from the Cotter River, passing through the Federal Reticulation Scheme, and connected up with the mains in Quean- beyan, was turned on for the first time. This was for testing purposes only, it is true, but still the water was there! Local residents are now asking when this public utility will be connected with the schools and other public buildings. Neither the public nor con- vent schools are at present connected with a constant supply of water. The summer weather will soon be here again, and from a health point alone, &nbsp; it is necessary to have a supply of pure fresh water.
SOME ANCIENT SHIPS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 10 September 1926
SOME ANCIENT SHIPS Men were building ships 5,000 years before Noah built the Ark. Probably the oldest boat in existence says Mr. Edward W. Hobbs in "Sailing Ships," is a Badarian ship made about &nbsp; 10,000 years ago. &nbsp; &nbsp; A model of this crude boat was found in Fayoum, Egypt. It may have been propelled by a sail, but of this, evi- dence is lacking. It has a thoroughly ship-shape form, with a counter stern, which was probably occupied by the steersman and chief personages, or &nbsp; may have been used for fishing. Unfortunately, representations on &nbsp; &nbsp; vases and on some of the wall paint- ings, leave a great deal to the imagin- ation. The early ships seen on vases are of a period of approximately 6000 B.C. &nbsp; The hull was built up of rough planks, and the mast was the trunk of a palm tree. Rowers were employed in the absence of wind. The captain stood in the waist of the ship, a rough platform provided s...