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PITIFUL STORIES OF SUFFERING Polish Refugees ESCAPE FROM HOMELAND [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
PITIFUL STORIES OF SUFFERING Polish Refugees ESCAPE FROM HOMELAND Pitiful scenes of unbelievable privation and suffering are to be | seen in Rumania and Hungary, where many thousands of Polish refugees are struggling to keep j alive. Most of the Polish refugees are In the territories occupied by the Germans or the Russians, but there are about 30,000 In Ru mania and 50,000 in Hungary. About 10,000 In each country are civilians, although thoy are to be found In military camps. The confusion which arose when these entered Rumania and Hungary is only now being straightened out, says a correspondent in the 'Times' of November 16. Most entered Ru mania within 48 hours and Hun gary within four days in the third week in September, when immediate attempts to register, de-louBe and distribute them completely broke down. Innumerable refugees do not know whether their wives and children are in Germany, Russia, Rumania or Hungary, or even whether they are alive. ; During an investigation of 23 ...
BEARING FRUIT Flowering Quince Tree [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
? ? [i.-.; BEARING FRUIT ; Flowering Quince Tree! si The flowering quince treo grow?, by Constable S. Crouch in. his SB™ef. at East Maitland is not one wnic|; follows custom. JL It is generally accepted that llou ering quinces do not bear fruit, du are merely ornamental. This_parti«£ lar treo, however, has surprised ]- ' hearing fruit last year and this year. On the first occas: 1 there wore only two pieces of n , about one and a half inches in din . eter, but this year there are hunches, each containlg three P'ecx of fruit three and a half inches diameter. i .The fruit, however, Is tough 100^ ing and does not appear to be euiu The Federal committee of manag| ment of the Waterside Workers Fea oration has served a log of cla i»; upon employers for improved ^ and conditions for waterside worHew in all ports. ? — — s ' ' | '- I
GUN EXPLODES Duck Shooter Fatally Injured DARWIN, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
: GUN EXPLODES Duck Shooter Fatally Injured DARWIN, Wednesday. Edward Moorcroft, 46, of Darwin, was fatally wounded in the head when ' a shotgun exploded during a duck-shooting expedition at a lagoon 10 miles from the town. IIo was rushed to Darwin Hos pital by truck, but died shortly after being admitted. Thomas Barras, 65, invalid pension er, collapsed and died at his home iu Fig Street, Ultimo.
LAST TRIBUTE Victim of Army Truck Smash SUPREME SACRIFICE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
LAST TRIBUTE Victim of Army Truclc Smash SUPREME SACRIFICE^ Padre A. Watson, of the 1st Infantry Brigade, conducted the sorvice at St. Stephen's Presby terian Church, and also officiated ^ at the graveside at the funeral yesterday afternoon o£ Corporal E. G. Jones, of Sherwood, Bris bane. the fourth victim of the s Army truck fatality near tho | Rutherford A.I.F. camp on Saf- j urday last. \ ? Interment was made in the Pres. byterlan cemetery. East Maitland, near that of his comrade, Corporal ?: Isaac Capstaff, o£ Brisbane, who was * burled on Sunday afternoon. 'For the second time within a few days wo have met to pay tho last tri bute of respect to a comrade,' said Padre Watson. 'Corporal Jones had volunteered for sorvice, but his sud den death has prevented him cross ing the sea to . face his country,^ j enemy. He must, nevertheless, ba j given the credit of having paid tho [ supreme sacrifice. We extend out | sympainy to Liiu pureutB wiiu uavo given their only son to their coun t...
AT LAST! Treatment of Child Paralysis KENNY METHOD BRISBANE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
AT LAST! ! Treatment of Child j Paralysis f * ? . [ KENNY METHOD, v [ BRISBANE, Wednesday.? \ At long last Sister Kenny's | method of treating infantile par-| 1 alysis cases lias received official ^ recognition of a kind which must j shatter all further opposition, in- g dividual or organised. She has laboured unceasingly anflj in the most unselfish manner fofj; many years in endeavouring to foic-, recognition of the fac' that her systj tem of treatment held out the greatesij hope to sufferers. She has done thi4| not for publicity or personal gain, butj for humanity's sake alone. i Opposition to her methods in cer-; tain quarters In this State has beeaf most determined, but the old sayingf about those who came to scoff, etc., is, likely once again to prove true. Now, that three leading doctors represent^ , ing the Hospitals Commission of New South Wales have declared them*: : selves solidly in favour of the Kenny, treatment, the professional sceptics. . , will have to face the facts...
DOG RACING To-night's Selections HAROLD PARK [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
DOG RACING I To-night's Selections HAROLD PARK The New South Wales Trotting | Club will conduct a meeting on the Harold Park track to-night. A ? 1 good field will contest the Harold ParJt Stake, but recent foi-m sug- I gests a win for Busybon. In the President's Stake is Arigadov, from this district, and, although he is meeting strong opposition, if he runs up to the form he lias shown in recent trials at Maitland, he will be hard to beat. At his last start at Harold Park he ran' a close second. Maidon Stake: Minaroy, Smuggler, Aucol. : Trial Stake: Sadie's Pet, Nellie's Fortune. Encourage Stake: Lord Lulu, Mar garet Kreuger, I-Iayllng. Hurdles: Endilloe, Qualinor, Bin tie's Best. ? Harold Park Stake: Busybon, Nim bah, Ribbie. Approved Stake: Little Dimon, Di viana, Panza Princess. progressive staice: uiose vjan, v- n lie Axon, All Peter. Tramway Stake: Jolly Joe, Calver-| sheen, Ponderer's Money. Electric Light Stake: Ronette, Our Nola, Swifter. President's Stake: Arigador, Gleno m...
FRED HENNEBERRY RETURNS TO PREPARE FOR TITLE CONTEST SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
. .FRED HENNEBERRY RETURNS. TO PREPARE FOR TITLE CONTEST,' SYDNEY, Wednesday. When he returned from England and America yesterday, Australian middleweight boxer Fred Henneberry said he would begin training immediately for his contest with the Australian titleholder, Ron Richards, on F ebruary 5 at the Ruahcutter Bay Stadium for the Empire middle weight championship. Henneberry had been offered a | match with Ben Brown, a leading New j York middleweight, for December 20, ' and tlie winner was to meet Ceferino Gafcia for the world's middleweight' championship. He received tho invit ation to return to Australia, however, before the contest took place. Tho New York Commission has de cided to match the winner of the Emp ire championship winner with Garcia, providing the contest takes place be fore the middle of April. Henneberry said that the cable gram from Australia, inviting him to return was most welcome, for it gave him the chance to be home with his people for Christmas. He was hap...
THE BLOOD OF MARLEE CHAPTER XL.—Continued [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
? ? ? I THE BLOOD OF\ MARLEE By Charles Broome I ☆ '1 CHAPTER XL. — Continued And Coil slapped his magnificent leg with pride. 'I see,' said Dick, shortly. He hated this boastful creature. 'The niggers were blinding his -vn flia fnv litm.' Coil WCUt Oil. 'but I've bluffed them, and he's been on Ills own for the last week. They've given him tho go-by. I don't mind admitting that ho nearly got me in a blind gorge. I followed his tracks down, but ho had doubled back and was watching me, and when I got into a narrow place he levered a big rock down. It was a narrow squeak, I tell you! I heard him laugh; he thought iie had me all right, but fortunately tlie rock hit another one and rolled to one side. Then I bad to go round: lost half a day over it. Another time he took to the trees, ,and he dived off one into a deep water hole. Must have been a hundred feet of a dive! Cunning— he's as cunning as ? ' 'Yourself, I dare say,' said Dick. Con noted the tone of the remark, hut Imirrlierl all ...
FATAL FALL FROM HORSE GRAFTON, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
FATAL FALL FROM HORSE GRAFTON, Wednesday. When his saddle girth broke, George Plater, G8, an old resident of the Tweed River, who was visit ing relatives at Taloumbi on the Lower Clarence, fell from his horse, broke his neck, and died. The Plat ers are a well-known family on the coast. Lismore Municipal Council has ap pointed Mr. J. E. Eslake ,ns deputy town clerk. He was formerly deputy town clerk at Newtown.
BUTTER SUPPLIES Production Weil Maintained RAIN WANTED [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
BUTTER SUPPLIES Production Well Maintained RAIN WANTED Prescott Pty., Ltd., reports that production is being well maintained in most dairying centres, but rain is very much needed in some .quarters where already a slight falling off is noticeable. For the Christmas trade local sales have been very strong, the market price being unchanged at 1C1/2 per cwt. (including 2/6 cwt. for boxes), i Arrivals at Sydney were 38,571 boxes for week ended December 23, against 35,233 boxes for previous wpfilr. ami 9,R 109 hnvPK fm* pnrvflR. ponding week last year, j fN VICTORIA Supplies are declining slightly each week in ' Victoria. Weather con ditions, are dry and warmer, but so far pastures are in good condition. The local market price is unchanged, choicest selling very freely at 15S/S per crti Arrivals at Melbourne were 74,043 uoxes outter ana HZ.-t tons cream tor week ending December l(i„ against 7G,3ol boxes butter and 32i toils cream for previous week, and -14,750 boxes butter and 25§ tons c...
CLUBS URGED For Soldiers on Leave PLACE TO RELAX SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
CLUBS URGED For Soldiers on Leave PLACE TO RELAX SYDNEY, Wednesday. Lieutenant-General Sturdee to day strongly urged the need for a system of clubs for soldiers on leave, which the Returned Sol diers' League Is anxious to bring into operation. He said that the men will naturally grow a little tired of camp life, and, when they come to town, they will seek a place In which they can relax in comfort and peace. Clubs, such as the league suggested, would lteeji the men off the streets, and the trouble that lies there. Permanent institutions, where men on leave could live comfortably, would be the biggest comfort that .could he offered.
QUICK SCORING Gloucester Defeats Dungog HOLIDAY GAME DUNGOG, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
QUICK SCORING Gloucester Defeats Dungog HOLIDAY GAME DUNGOG. Wednesday. Although narrowly defeated by Gloucester, at FGloucester, in an inter-district fixture yesterday, Dungog players acquitted them selves creditably. I The match throughout was marked by the fast rate of scoriua. there be ing 536 runs scored in 300 minutes. M. Hooke and J. Farley opened for Dungog on a slow and easy wicket. The former did not last long, as he was beaten by an in-swinger from Ross in the first over. T. Berry then joined Farley, and this pair carried the score to 52 when Farley was bowled by R. Giddy. The captain, R. Hopson, then scored a bright 18 before he also was bowled by Giddy. Veteran W. Frazer then took over, and was unconquered when the inn ings closed with 99 runs to his credit. T. Berry was dismissed for 65, be ing caught in the covers by Giddy from a ball bowled by Smith. This was Berry's first weak stroke. K. Shelton was dismissed by Price for nine runs. Probably the biggest disappoint m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
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PETROL IN EIRE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
§j PETROL IN EIRE | Petrol rationing is now in force in | Eire, Fuel can only be -bought there I 0' production of a licence from the i Minister of supply. °i ' ===== j The crew of the speedboat Pandora X narrowly escaped injury when her I:nSino burst into flames at tho Pitt *'atcr Regatta yesterday. They were wcued by tho regatta secretary, Mr. ^ Beveridge, in a launch. J
BOWLS East Maitland Club [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
BOWLS East Maitland Club Three club competitions played at the East Maitland green resulted: — Hunter River eliminating singles championship: H. Savage defeated W. J. Roberts, 31-29. Hunter River eliminating pairs championship: G. Guy and G. Cllft defeated A. Goddard and E. Gold smith, 27-14. President's trophy: G. Guy (2) de feated C. McICenzie (5), 31-20. LORN PARK CLUB The following games will be play ed on Saturday next: — Hunter Singles: J. W. Scobie v C. Patterson, at 1-30 p.m.; D. McDon ald v R. Vercoe, 3.15 p.m. Hunter Pairs: F. Drew and W. Prowse v V. Lightfoot and I. Vercoe at 2 p.m. President's Trophy: C. Millar (scr) V R. Vltnell (8), 1.30 p.m.; B. Moss / *i \ r in i mt. r Maher (4) v C. Yeomans (8). 3.15; W. Vickery (2) v E. Robinson (6), 1.30; K. Taylor (scr.) v E. ,Guy (5), 1.30. H. Willis and G. Jarman Singles: C. Carter v J. Lethbridge, 3.15 p.m.; G. Mackimiey v L. J. Scobie, 1.30; P- ] B. Cohen v F. Bambach, 3.15.
Majorca Has Narrow Victory In 14.2 KENSO RACES King Pyrrhus Wins Well SPEARBINE SCORES SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
[?] King Pyrrhus Wins Well SPEARBINE SCORES SYDNEY, Wednesday. Ma jorca had the best of a keen finish in the1 Four teen-two Handicap at Kensington this iafternoon. Kentucky led to the home turn, but, with his big weight, had to drop back ? ,when Majorca and Cisteria, challenging strongly, made the pace a cracker. Away well and prominent throughout, King Pyrrhus regist ered a good win over Marie Bruce in the first division of the Flying Welter Handicap. The latter went to the front immed iately the field settled down, and stayed there until they turn ed into the straight, but was beaten in the run to the Leger. i r Just beaten out o[ a place at Rand '?nrick on Saturday, Spearbine found the shorter distance more to her lik ing in the Jumpers' flat race. Glaucus, :,wlio was much fancied following his outstanding .win at Roseliiil, was beat en into second place. Another good thing beaten was The Kaiser, which finished just behind Merry Smile in tlie first division of tlie Three-Year-Old...
NOWRA - BEGA Prince's Highway [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
NOWRA - BEGA I Prince's Highway Prince's Highway, between Nowra and Bega, provides mostly favourable travelling conditions, reports the N.R.M.A. touring department. Bituminous surface extends south ward from Nowra to a point fivo miles beyond Lake Burrill. Here a detour is necessarv durincr the erec tion of a new bridge, and special care is advised. A further length of 14 miles of bituminous surface provides good going. This is followed by six miles of good gravel road to a point where a new deviation Is under con struction. Here care is advised over a distance of a mile and a half. The highway offers good going over gravel and metal surface to Bateman's Bay. South from this town conditions are mainly good for a distance of 17 miles. Here a new bridge- is being constructed, and special care is neces sary. On the remaining two miles into Moruya the surface is bitumen. From this town there is a good gravel road to Central Tilba Tilba, but three miles beyond this settlement extensive c...
COMFORTS FUND Maitland District [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 27 December 1939
COMFORTS FUND Maitland District Mr. E. J. Card, lion, treasurer of the Maitland District Comforts Fund, acknowledges receipt of the following amounts: — Amount previously acknow ledged ? £830 14 11 Mr. A. G. May, E.M. .. 5 0 Proceeds from community concert, E. Maitland . . 23 12 4 Soldiers' Social Service j:. Rev. and Mrs. Carlos Stretch ? ? ? . 110 £855 13 3 Lord Mayor's Patriotic and War Fund: Amount previously acknow ledged, £37/8/. Further donations as received will be acknowledged through the Mait land 'Daily Mercury.'