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QUICKER EILDON WEIR WORK OFFER BY U.S. FIRM. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
QUICKER EILDON WEIR WORK OFFER BY U.S. FIRM. An American firm had offered to build the new £10,000,000 Eildon Weir project in half .the time scheduled by the Government, said the Minister for Water Supply, Mr. Bolte, recently. The.firm claimed it could do the job in 5' years, after planning had been completed. I Mr. Bolte said the Government would consider the offer;' Although some British companies also were in. terested, it was obvious that U.S. con. cerns could do the workimore quickly. It 'was hoped that devaluation of sterling would, not - prevent the Go. vernment from" either getting a dol lar loan or for equipment needed, he said.. .. Planning should be completed by Christmas, which would ehable a start to be made on the project early next year.
ELITE TALKIES. SATURDAY NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
ELITE TALKIES, SATURDAY NIGHT. "I Walk Alone." We won't tell you any more of this story, because youa should see it. It will have you on the edge of your seat throughout its film. mg. In addition to Lancaster .and Scott, the cast includes Kirk Douglas and Wendy Corey. It all adds up to Lhe best entertainment of the year. "Adventure Island." She came like. a siren from the sea, to inflame a murderous band of outlaws, Starring Rory Calhoun, Bronda Fleming and Paul Kelly. WEDNESDAY NIGHT. "Duel In the Sun."-The greatest top cast ever assembled in one picture. Spectacular, adventurous, and packed with excitment, this technicolor mas* terpiece holds strong appeal. Interesting shorts will be seen on the same program. .
VICTORIAN PRODUCERS' CO-OPERATIVE CO. LTD. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
VICTORIAN PRODUCERS' CO OPERATIVE CO. LTD. The annual general meeting of the. shareholders of Victorian Producers' Co-operative Co. Ltd. was held at the head office, V.P.C. Building, Flinders lane, Melbourne, on 22nd September, Mr. J. P..Webb (chairman of .direc tors) presiding. In reviewing operations for the year the chairman said the business of the company had been further consolidat. ed and expanded. The improvement was due to increased support, the good season experienced, and the high prices available for pastoral and agri-. cultural produce. The company continued to show progress in woolbroking, the net quantity handled,' after re-packing, re-classing and bulk classing, being 53,528 bales, which constituted a re cord. The company again paid a 15 per cent, rebate of commission to the shareholders and 10 per cent. to non shareholders who favored it with their support. Its live stock business continued to expand, the' turnover being the larg est in the history of the organisati...
National Fitness News. JUNIOR CRICKET ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
National Fitness News. JUNIOR CRICKET ASSOCIATION Games will commence on Satur. day, Oct. 8. the-draw for the first three matches being : Oct. 8-CEBS v. St. Mary's ; no match on 15 ; 22nd St. Mary's v. Combined ; 29,h. Combined v. CEBS. Any senior cricketers or others who are willing to act as umpires from 10 till 12 on Saturdays are asked to contact Mr. J. Cook as soon as possible. Point Lonsdale Leader - Traln" ing Camp Dec. 26-Jan. 2-Trained leaders are urgently required. A1f illated organisations are asked to nominote persons to attend this, camp. Expert tutors have been engaged. Tnis camp is an oppor tunity not only for training, but for meeting and consulting with other leaders from all parts of the State. Those taking part can be assured of a valuable working holiday. En rclmept forms are obtainable from the hon, sec. Alexandra National Fitness Council. Preference will be gven to early enrolments.
THE FEDERAL ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
THE FEDERAL ELECTION. The L.-C.P. candidate for Indi, Mr, W. D. Bostock, is throwing himself into the campaign with his customary enthusiasm. In- the past few weeks strong branches of the party have been form ed at Violet Town, Tallangatta, Chil tern, Yackandandah and Corryong, at which Mr. Bostock has been pr.esent, accompanied by Mr. Norman Jones, chairman of the electorate commit. tee. The meetings have been well at. tended and Mr. Bostock has impressed his audiences, not only by his fluent opposition to socialist labor but also with his broad constructive policy, es. pecially as regards rural matters and defence. Mr. Bostock is a farmer in the Be nalla district, and is well acquainted with the needs of the man on the land and country people generally. - In the first world war Mr. Bostock served on Gallipoli as a private and rose to the rank of air vice-marshal during the last world war, and holds the following decorations - C.B,, D.S.O., O.B.E., American Silver Fern and the Belg...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
'Wanted to Buy---3 or 4 f. disc. Plow, suitable for tractor.--Ring Molesworth 14. Wanted -- Cook and General Live in. ,Shamrock Hotel. 'Wanted---Truck Driver. Re liable man. Apply in writing to No. 5, care-of this Office. SWanted---Lad. Apply Manager Alexandra Dairy Company Limi ted. Lost, between Thornton and Eildon Weir, new Fishing Bag, wrapped in brown paper. Finder please return to James Donald, Jnr. - GIPPSLANI) & NORTHIERN .'.CO-OP. COMPANY LTD. ISSUE NEW SHARES For the year ending 30th June, 1949, the Company had a record turnover and record profit. ' reasury consent has been given to the issue of 14,775 shares at 1 £5 each, and a Prospectus dated 20th September,-1949, has been Butter, Bacon and Cheese Com panies, and bona fide Agricul tural or Dairy Farmers, etc. Alexandra Tennis Club Opening Day---Saturday, October i 8, 1 p.m. - American Mixed Doubles. Ladies are asked to provide a plate. P. Ponsford, Hon. Sec. Alexandra District Tennis Association. The Annual Meet...
EMPHASIS ON WINTER RELIEF. YOUTH AID FOR OVERSEAS APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
SEMPHIASIS ON. WINTER RELIEF. .OUTH AID FOR OVERSEAS APPEAL. Yet another European winter sets in to prove the inadequacy of exten sive relief programmes aTd the urgent need for us in more favored climes to lend more aid. .'l!This year, some forty youth organi -'ations, affiliated with the Associated ;outh Committee of the National Fit ?is: Council, are combining their ac i'viliee in one all-in effort. The aim is not to set up a new appeal organ ization, but to give young people -a chance to assist and extend the work of existing relief organizations. They 'can do this by calling collecting, Sort ing and despatching. Materials re -quired are generally. ltnown-tinned foodstuffs, soap, woollen clothing, boots and shoes. Details will be an nounced later. So let us get our par cels ready. Europe needs them-we don't. S'Wanted-9,O00,O00 pairs of chil dren's shoes." This is just one, item of the many requests received from Society of Friends' teams-but what a' story of need it tells! This c...
ALEXANDRA SHIRE COUNCIL. SEPTEMBER MEETING. ENGINEER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
ALEXANDRA SHIRE COUNCIL. SEPTEMBER MEETING. ENGINEER'S REPORT. Sanitary Services, Alexandra and Thornton.-Satisfactory. Supply of Aggregate, various Main Roads (W. King).-203 cubic yards of H three-eighth aggregate yet to be stacked at Yarck. Except for this amount the whole of the material called for in the contract :has been de livered, plus 47 yards of F five-eighth stacked in excess of 2,000 yards speci - fled. Gilbert's Bridge, off Spring Creek. -Complete. Clearing, Forming, ' Gravelling, Re alignment, Maroondah Highway at Kanumbra. - Specification provides for a pavement width of 21 feet and a thickness of local gravel of six. inches consolidated and 21/ inches of. fine crushed rock over the gravel. Ap plication has been made to the Board for plant to do the large fillings and cuttings. The plant- necessary is a large tractor, ripper,, and a carry-all. -scoop of 10 cubic yards. The division al engineer is endeavoring to get this machinery to the job. W. King has, quoted for th...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
,IN MEMORIAM NEWMAN.'-In sad and lovin-, memory of my 'dear mother, who passed away Sept. 21, 1944. As you rest in perfect sleep, Memories of you we'll always keep. -Inserted by. her loving daughter Polly, son-in-law Hec,
A Pioneer Passes. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 30 September 1949
A Pioneer Passes. The death occurred recently in Melbourne of Mr. Chas. J. Hod- son (brother of Mr. Thos. Hod- son, of Cathkin, and Mrs. J. Nash, of Alexandra). The late Mr. Hodson was born at the Black Spur, and attended the Buxton School as a boy. As a young man he was engaged in carrying operations from Marys- ville to Melbourne, and from Yea to Melbourne. In those days the consignment was wattle bark and post and rails. The late Mr. Hod- son was employed with the Vic- torian Railways for 40 years. Af- ter retirement from the railways he resided at McKinnon. He was well known in the Alexan- dra and Yea districts, and was aged 86 years at the time of his death.
CRICKET Alexandra & District Association Opening Matches [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 7 October 1949
Alexandra & District Association #----9-- Opening Matches. Alexandra F. C. C. were de feated: by Alexandra= No. 2. F.F.C. in their first innings made 67. Top scorers were F. O'Toole 15, A. Jane 14. Bowling for No. 2, R. McDonald got 3 wickets, and G. Loughron obtained 4, Alexandra No. 2 made 153 in their first innings. Top scorers being Basil Robinson 50, J. Stev enson 36, G. Loughron 29., P. Betson (2 wickets) and M. Mc Carty (2 wickets) were. best bowlers for F.C.C. Taggerty defeated Eildon Weir. ? Taggerty knocked up 177 :in first'inniings. Barker 54, Walker, 35, West 22, were top scorers. Bowling for Weir---Cooper 3 for 27, 'Donald 3 for 55 were the most successful. In their second in" ning's Taggerty lost 1 wicket for 49 runs (Barker 24; being top scorer). -, Eildon Weir in*'their first iiin nings made 102 (Burness 33 (top scorer). Bowling for Taggerty West 4for 17, Walker 3 for 4, J. Cakebread 3 for 25. Taggerty won by 75 runs on first innings. The match, Marysville an...
ALEXANDRA No. 1 v. YARCK. Alexandra.—First innings. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 7 October 1949
ALEXANDRA No. 1 V. YABCIK. Alex2.::?.r.-First ir..::-.. L. McGorlick, c Nicholson b Good ear .. ............................. . 1 O. Brett, b Tennant ............ :.- 261 R. Stillman, c Ripper b Goodear 0 M. Kabot, b Halligan .... ......... 18 C. Archer, c Osborne b Halligan 4 R. Owens, c Goodear b Nicholsonr 42 K. Stillman, c Fox b Nicholson ., 22 lJ. FitzRoy, lbw b Osborne ........ 0 R. Walker, c Osborne b Nicholson= 2 J. Cook, not out ........ .... ...... 12 D. Sims, not out .................... 2 Extras ..................... ...... 8 Nine wickets for ........... 137 Bowling.-D. Osborne, 1/28;" B. Goodear, 2/21; A. Halligan, 2/L7 ;,S. Ripper, 0/13; L. Tennant, 1/20 B. Nicholson, 3/27. Yarick-First innings. R. McPherson, c Brett b Kabot .J. 13 R. Fox, run out............ ?...:,.. 12 F. Kubil, b J. Cook ..:....... .. 1 B. Goodear, not out ................ 34 E. Ripper, c Russ Walker b R. Owens ....... ....... ..... .... :.:. 10 J. Cameron, std Archer b Kabot .2 L. Tennant,' lbwb Ka...
ALEXANDRA WATER TRUST Sept. Meeting ENGINEER'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 7 October 1949
'ALEXANDRA WATER TRUST .Sept. Meeting ENGINEER'S REPORT. Snob's Creek Line.-The plans, in an, almost completed state, were tak en to Melbourne for inspection by the State River sand Water Supply Com-' mission engineer. The requirements asked for in a recent letter have been complied with, and the site of reser voir, pipe line location to the town, sizes of pipes, size of reservoir, take off at Snob's Creek, have been check ed over. Regarding the Snob's Creek scheme the Trust engineer said it had not been decided whether to take the pipe line overhead or under the river at Rocky Crossing. The engineer had not yet worked out the cost. He sug gested that it be placed overhead, and that a footbridge could be erected. It would be ideal, and handy for tourist traffic. A grant may be obtained for the work. In reply to Comr. Almond, the en gineer said concrete pipes would be used where pressure was 350 lbs. Some pipes in other places would be concrete and steel.
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 7 October 1949
Correspondence. Hospitals and Charities' Commis. sion, regardingsite for ambulance de. pot.-Mr. Graham moved and Mr. Herriot seconded, that the contents of the letter be sent to the Ambulance Committee. Carried. Mr. Nicholson Kulwin, explaining the history of the oil painting he has sent to the hospital.-Mr. Hewitt moved and Mr. Herriot seconded that Mr. Nicholson be thanked for the picture, and that it be hung in the nurses' lounge. Carried. Victorian Hospitals' Association, re finances of the association and sug. gesting a method whereby hospitals are able to assist the association, viz., by advancing money equal to 4 per cent. of collective purchases for, the preceding year, which in the case of this hospital amounted to £26/0/11. Mr. Dobson moved and Mr. Courtney seconded, that a cheque for this sum be forwarded to the V.H.A. Carried. Hospitals' and Charities' Commis. sion, anent purchase of equipment, also hospital requirements for pro. posed settlement at Eildon Weir. Received...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 7 October 1949
Englar d's Largest Builder"of Fine Motor Cars and month after month Austin is breaking Delivery[Records in. Victoria Now, for the New Austin See it at H.gPETERS'sPREMIEIR GARAGE, Alexandra S Independent Tests . . . . . give more reasons wby Details of Indeperndent casts of the new Holden conducted by News. pipers and Automobile Associations In the various States are now coming to hand. These tests were made with different core, come almost new and others oith as much o 22,000 miles on the speodo. Individually and collectively they pay generous tribute to Holden and its complete suitability for Australian conditions. Holden's phenomenal petrol economy Is a highlight or th vario us reports. Result aechieed ranged from 30 to 39 milot per gallon. cler proof that with Holden your precious petrol will go much further. Havte a talk wlth'us. We will show you some of these independent test reports, and will tive you the latest news on delivery dates. The sooner you have your name down the so...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton, Taggerty and Acheron Express — 7 October 1949
r CLIP MARTIN'S " TAXI SERVICE CAR FOR -IIIE---DAY OR NIGIHT Day Trips Arranged Car -Available] for Wedding Parties Dance Parties Catered For QS'Car Meets Melbourne Bus Daily 'Phone Alexandra .22 t t V THE t , "Whirlwind" I CYCLE $: r obtainable on [ .EASY TERMS from. L. BATTERSBY-Local Agent Best brands Ales,Wines, Spirits. ALEXANDRA HOTEL, N" J. McNPAIR, Froprietor. Phone14 iS. . SAVAGE, GENERAL CARRIER Alexandra, Thornton and Eiidon Weir Passengers, 'Parcels and Good. STAN CADGE, CARRIER. C.O.R. DEPOT. WebsterBStrcot, Aloxandra, Phone No 117 Sportsmen I I SEE W. A. BOUNDS, For ALL Your Fishing, Tennis Cricket Requirements ,[V tor FuneralService MITCHELL'S Phone 35. (2Doors from Union Bank) Choicest Fruit -in Season Confectionery. Soft Dtiniks Ice Cream. Vegetables Cooked Meats - a specialty R. C.. ROBIRTS, Proprietor. Phone 21. atchmmer ewe \er l?as appointed IF. A. JAMES, GO ANT BTREET, ALEXANDRA AGENT lIR THIUS DISTRICT ALL REPAIRS TO WATCHES. CLOCKS AND JEWS 1? EXPEPTLY EXECUT...