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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS THANKED (To the Editor) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS THANKED . (To. the Editor) Sir,-As Forest Foreman in. charge of the :fire fighting 'opeiations to' deal .with the serious= outbreak of fire at Glenvale on Sunday last I would like to )bring before the' notice of the pub lic; aind those vitally concerned, the splendid help given by all volunteers. I desire more" especially to draw, at tention to the wonderfulland, fearless .assistance rendered tq me by a squad of young lads in the persons of Don McKendrick, Max and ,Jeith Lindsay, :Jack Searle, .Clive. Gibbs, Bert and Jack Wailes, Len Jolley,:Jim Oveiden and their pals. The help given me by, these lads in burning a breajc proved invaluable as it played a..big p'rt: in. stopping the progress of" the fire which would have been : -disastr ous ihad it. not been check'ed.:--Yours &cc. AL FRFED J. "BLAIR, Fornest Fore:u'an. Whittlesea, 20/2/1940.
Correspondence GREENSBOROUGH PICNIC (To the Editor) [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Correspondence G. GREENSBOROUGH PICNIC (To the Editor) Si',- ' disagree entirely with .Mr. H. G:. Glenny_ regarding the condit :ionsi, necessary for the pi'oper detei' nijnation of the dispoisal of the £5 b ialance from ilnhe Firre 3rigade fund .Iut thit is of little moment. I congiiatulate this gentleman on his. fine -defence of Cr. Price who has, as the Secretary indicates,, done a won d?rful lot for the picnic; Conigratulations, Cr. Price. I did \iiot, of course; trefer in any Way to any lack of aisistahce: on the part of this gentleman, I was very perturbed at the statement allegedly * made by him "that the;i £5 would be frittered away on a ondJ.day picnic." He informs us he did' not make the statement nor hear it' made. I ac celit'unhesitatingly his denial and ten der him an apology.,. . The inaccurate newspaper, report of the meeting: mislead: me. and resulted, in an tiunjust criticism of °_ gaenei'ous citizen. Keeli regrets, Cr.' Price and Mr. H. G. Glenny.-Yours &c. ...
Yarrambat REGRETS [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Yarrambat REGRETS Regret is felt locally in Church of Eiigland circles at the loss of Reovr end J. .1. Tempany, Th.L., of Alphing ton, who has 'ministered here for manily years. The" reverend-gentleman was ,very highly esteemed and a cap able preacher. :, PERSONAL AMr.: Noel .Bundara, one of Yarriui bat's recent smart ",scholars--who lhas jtust completed siccessfully :,his, ex aminnatons in 'law and auditing' at a business college, joined: up: %?;ith the R.A.A.IF' lnst vieek. Congratulations Mr. J. C. Jessop, late concillor, -and now chalrian of. the M. aitd ?I.: P. of Works, has a large circleo of ad mirers locally who are very pleased at his wonderful success. May Ir. and Mrs. JTessop long enjoy the':honor. DEPARTURE Mr. E. J. Adams and 'fuamily,, who have resided here for 22 months and were favorably known, have departed for the city. for. family. reasons. Mr.I Adaims presented many books todthc school.
Greensborough Ward Vacancy MR. A. K. LINES ELECTED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Greensborough Ward Vacancy MR. A. K. LINES ELECTED Without opposition, Mr. Albert Keith Lines was elected to the vac ancy in the Greensborough Ward of. the Heidelberg City Council yester day. When nominations closed, his was the only one which had been re: ceived. Councillor Liles is aged 42 years, and has been a resident of Greens borough for 37 years. During that time he has been actively associated with sporting affairs in the district, having captained the Football, Cricket and Tennis teams at various times. By .profession Councillor Lines is an architect, and is President. of the Victorian Snciety of Architects. He has been in private practice for more than 12 years, and has supe.vised considerable work in he. metr.poli tan area, 'much of it being in the City of Heidelberg. His training and iexperience in his profession will enable him to render valuable service p'urticulaly in mat ters concerning building by-laws and the like.
DIAMOND VALLEY MOTORCYCLE CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
DIAMOND' VALLEY MOTORCYCLE CLUB Eight mnimbnibers of the Diamond Villey Motor Cycle Club: took part in the first r clubl run to Sassafra"l last week. :Starting oiff: in good order from Gordon Grandy's at about 3.30 the eight machines lgot as fair as the railway linewhlien Oci. Scott's. frisky little B.A. A: decided -to play. biumbies and gave' its rider' some mo ments of -anxiety. However, he was safely deposited on the roadside. In vestigations revealed a very loose en. gine chain, which was soon adjusted. Off the club went again to ii fresh start, but: it seemed as::if misfortune was dogging every turn of its wheels:. for. between Diamond Creek and Grensborough no fewer than six forced stops were made while minor adjustmenits were carried ont on various machines. Phil's. side-valve A.J.S. seized a piston .and had to be sent home for punishmentL Howeve from. Greenshorough onward the ma chines behaved 'and thetrip was crom pleted without further inlcident. While more: unfortunate hu...
FAREWELL TO SOLDIERS LIST OF NAMES WANTED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
FAREWELL TO SOLDIERSi LIST OF NAMES WANTED The -ire@nsborough Ang ling Club and the Greensbor ough Druids Lodge have decided to hold a social even ing at the Druids' Hall, in Rattray Road, Montmorency on a date to be fixed with the intention of saying farewell to those residents of Greens 'borough, Montmorency, Elt ham and Research who are going overseas with the A.I.F. To facilitate the work of the committee, it is asked i that all such residents of the 4 districts concerned forwardI their names to Mr. Arthur KIelle at Research or Mr. T. Kelly, P.O., Briar Hill. p-..o.. --.o.-oe.,oo.~.,
NORTH RIDING ASSOCIATION Imperials v Panton Hill [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
'NORTH RIDING ASSOCIATION Imperials wv. Panton Hill 1iiliperials, 1st innings 144 (F. Edgley 21, -A. Cumings 29, H. Cum. mings sen 21 n.o.; A: Howard .1/14, R, Howard 1/23, A.- Duff .2/49. ,F. Smith 1/18, B. Archer 1/30, B. Mase field 1/6 v Panton: Hill: 1st innings 9/.77: (A. Howyard 26; C. Bailey 1/13, R. :,Cummings -sen 1/12, B. Saville '1/8, A. Cummings .1/11, R. 'Cum-. n.iTigs sen 3/13.) .: .
Eltham War Service Committee Meeting [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Eltham War Service Committee Meeting There was an excellent attendance at the February meeting of the Eltham War Service Committee heTd at the Fire Station last week. The committee decided to forward immediately parcels of knitted goods and comforts, and also a parcel of warm baby's clothes for the Polish refugees. To assist Lady Gowrie's special Red Cross appeal a donation of £10 was authorised. The question of how to continue - raising funds was discussed at length. The suggestion was made to extend the envelope system of dona tions by a systemat;' canvass(of the district for regular weekly donations. However, the final decision was to continue the social functions and dances and to attempt to interest the young people in the Committee's ac tivities. To this end, a meeting will be held in the Fire Station on Monday night when it is hoped to establish a younger set auxiliary to work for the Eltham War Service Committee.
CRICKET JIKA ASSOCIATION TUSSLE FOR FOURTH PLACE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
CRICIKET JIKA ASSOCIATION TUSSLE FOR FOURTH PLACE Because both teams fighting ?for the ,,furth place 6n the Premier ship list '-Epping .and Baseballers= were defeated in their ithatches last week, it is still uncertain who will take part in the finals. The issue should be decided by the matches which' will begin tonfoxroi?v when Epping meet Northcote Ania- I turns at home, and Baseballers meet. the Northeote Junior Footballers. Epping's performance is pal:ticu larly good when it is considered that until three matches ago they were at the bottoni of the ipresmiershlip list, and. then,~by three outright ;victories, earned the right to contest the fourth place.:: It is; unfortunate that they did not continue tbheir run of victo' !The scores frnom last Saturday were: Epping 86 and 3/128 (Rose 37, E. Gould nap. 35, A. Shallard n.o. 29, E. Worthington 17: G. Bott -2/390, Hayes 1/28) lost to Bell 7/187 dlec. (Nw. Hayes 48, B. Brown :43. G. Bott 36, W. Hughes 10, T. Lomas.n.o. 15; E. Rose 3...
WAR SERVICE AND AUSTIN AUXILIARY DANCE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
WAR SERVICE AEND AUSTIN AUXILIARY DANCE No better indication of the urgent nececeity for a new public hall in Elt ham could be imagined than the danuce held in the Eltham Hall last Saturday in aid of the Eltham War Service Committee and the Austi.i Hospital Auxiliary. • The hall was crowded, and finan cially and socially it was a huge suc cess. During the evening, opportuiity wag takeni to say farewell to Messrs. Jock 'and Will Read, sons of Mr. and Mrs. WV. Read, of Eltham, who were on final leave from duties on a mine sweeper. They were presented with parcels of comforts on behalf of the committees. The engagement of Mr. Will Read to Miss Elms,. a former resident of Eltham North, was announ ced on Saturday. Mrs. Cairns Officer and her son won the Monte Carlo dance, while a pair of stockings disposed of became the property of Mrs. Cloney.
Greensborough Angling Club [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Greensborough Angling Club S(By Devon) The Greenshorough District Aungiin Club held their tlthiirteenth champio ship. coimpetition on Sunday, :iebru ary 11, at Yarra Glen, eighteen inem bers taking part. The weather was fine, but: not the best from an angling ipoint of view., The Yarai is now at summer level and very clear. At the weigh-in it was seen that 1'. Kelly had' the heaviest basket of fisli. but his handicap appears to be too great, for he is conceding 41b to most of his fellow members, and 31b to those who have won a trophy. This ,member is setting new. ilgures for the club, and the first itesult,,if he ,still continues to hov'e this run of luck, will be interesting. The trophy went to J. Poulter, last yeouar's champion and this' was his first success. The Junior trophy was again won by that smart young angler, L. 1us-hby. This lad will be a great ang ler in a few years, and the Seniors will have to look to their laurels. The Ladies' Euchre held on a Wed nesday afternoon c...
DAM IN GULLY [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
DAM IN GULLY Messrs P.A. and O.B. Smith ap plied to the Council on Monday for permission to build a dam on property in St. Helena Rd, over which they have an option of purchase. . Councillor Price said that he under stood application had already been made to the Board of Works, the State -Rivers and Water Supply, and the Heidelberg Council, but all had disclaimed responsibility. The situ ation of the proposed dam was in a dry gully, through which no stream ran, but during wet weather drainage water ran down it. Councillor Hewitt: The Council has no control over any water course. It was decided ,that the council. would have no objection to the con struction of the dam, although they considered the State Rivers Depart ment should have control of the matter. "DRAINS ROTTEN." In' his report to the Council, the Health Officer, Dr, Cordner, report ed that during December and January nine cases of scarlet fever had oc curred in the district. Continuing the January report. Dr 'Cordner said ...
The Apple And Pear Scheme HOSTILE DEMONSTRATION AT TOWN HALL More Than 2000 Growers Attend Protest Meeting: Minister Heckled [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
The 4pple And Pear Scheme HOSTILE DEMONSTRATION AT TOWN HALL More Than 2000 Growers Attend Protest Meeting: Minister Heckled At the Town Hall on Monday when the chairman (Mr. J. M. Atkin son) put the resolution moved by' Mr. R. G. White (Doncaster) president of the Fruitgrowers' Protest Committee-"That this meeting requests the Commonwealth Government through Federal Members present to abolish the compulsory acquisition scheme"-a couple of thousand hands were instantly raised. There were no dissentients-rhe vote was unanimous. It is significant that the gathering represented at least one sixth of ,the full complement of apple and pear growers throughout the. Common wealth. Several speakers vigorously denounced the scheme declaring it to be undemocratic, inequitable and unworkable. The Assistant Minister for Supply (Mr. H. G. Holt) who represented the Federal Government, said the scheme was confirmed after careful consideration last week, and would operate for at least a year. Mr. Ho...
E.D.T.A. SUMMER COMPETITION [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
E.D.T.A.0 SUMMER, COMPETITION ;Results of matches played on Feb ruary, 17 in the. E.D.T.A. Summer competition were as`:follows: A Grade: Grecnsborough 2= d Mac mont (6.50-3.39); Keniry d Mont morency? ('.50-2.38).;. Greensborough 1 d Diamond Creek (6.51-3.48. ..) Semi-finalists in A Grade are :- Greensborough 1, Greensborough 2. Macmont and Montmorency. B Grade: Wattle Glen 1 d Greens borough 2, ,(5.48-4.43) ; Greens borough 1. d Diamond Creek (6.49 3.44); Eltham d Elthani Central. 2 (7.53-2.28);; Elthanim. Central 1 d walkover from Montmorency; Wattle Glen 2, a:byc.' :
Whittlesea More Houses For Whittlesea HOUSING COMMISSION TO BE APPROACHED [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Whittlesea More Houses For Whittlesea HOUSING COMMISSION TO BE APPROACHED On the motion of Councillor A Wood, it was decided to inform the Housing Commission that there is land available in the Whittlesca Shire for the construction of houses, and that if built, the houses would be useL Councillor Wood said that there was room for 13 houses in the Shire -six in Epping, four in Whittlesea, two in Morang, and one in Yan Yean. He said that the houses, if built by the Commission, would be let for less than people are paying now, and would provide better facilities. The Shire Secretary pointed out that the Housing Commission has been inundates with similar requests from councils. At the moment the Commission had more land than it knew what to do with. WHITTLESEA RANGER CRITICISED While admitting at the Whittle sea ranger (Mr. A. McPhee) had been incapacitated by an accident, the Council decided that unless he could make some satisfactory arrangements to have the work done by someone else,...
REVALUATION OF PROPERTY [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
REVALUATION OF PROPERTY In reply to inquiries from the Public Works Department as to what action was contemplated regarding the re-valuation of rateable proper ties, Council decided to ask that the matter be held over in view of the unsettled conditions caused by the war. The Department pointed out that apart from the Epping .Riding, a re valuation of 'rateable property in the Shire had not been made since 1930. MAINTENANCE OF ROADS Repeating its previously expressed decision, the Board of Works has re fused to take any action to maintain the road leading to the Tourrourong Reservoir. This reply was received at the last meeting of the Council. In another letter, however, the Board promised to give necessary attention to the road running through the Yan Yean Reservoir reserve. 1,000 ACRES BURNT Police are investigating the circum stances surrounding the first bush fire in the Whittlesea district for this year which occurred ]ast Sunday when more than 1,000 acres of'grass and scrub, t...
Kinglake ALTERATION TO BUS TABLE [Newspaper Article] — Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser — 23 February 1940
Kinglake ALTERATION TO BUS TABLE Both the Eltham and the Whittlesea Shire Councils decided last week to raise no objection to an alteration in the scheduled time of a passenger service trip leaving Kinglake on Sat urday afternoons for Melbourne. The Transport Rcgulatio~ Board asked the councils if they had any objection to the alteration in the ser vice which is conducted by Mr. .J. H. Carman. Formerly the bus left Kinglake at 1.15 p.m., but in future it will leave at 3 p.in.