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GUILLOTINED [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
GUILLOTINED In our printing office, presiding ';, over the linotype, is an operator, ': Mr. Iton Morcom, who claims to be .' the only man in Australia that '. has had hia toe cut ofl' by a '?,; guillotine. '?( Wo know that in France they jj use the guillotine to' cut ofT crimln- , al's heads. Our friend during last rf war was probably in Prance, and ?? as he does not say how it happen- h ed or why, the only conclusion our i*' Editor can draw was when he saw l... A, ? the knife ho was moving fnHt. An other sympathetic case 'Choor up Kon, you'll booh be dead.'
CUSTOMS' AUCTION SALE AT DARWIN [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
CUSTOMS' AUCTION SALE AT DARWIN The auction sale of Customs seized property on Saturday last was well attended, and bidding was brisk, but prices on the whole were very low. Nylon stockings went for ,£1 a pair, gut fishing lines from five shillings upwards, silver fiilagree ornaments from five shillings to thirty shillings, Ame rican cigarettes from .'JO/- per carton, American tinned beer from 1/(5 per tin, double strands of Jap anese imitation pearls from 15/ per string, and other goods in pro portion. Shopman (savagely, to agent) : If you don't get out of my shop in double-quick time, I'll kick vou out !. * _ Agent : Before you do so, sir, I'd like to show you a special line I've got in extra thick boots ! Send your Subscription (17/4 per year or £1 posted) to this office. ''
GOVERNMENT TENNIS CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
GOVERNMENT TENNIS CLUB We have some very excellent tennis players in Alice Springs, and with the spirit now of progress ?they are calling a meeting ex tending an idea to enlarge the membership of the club, and this paper hopes to see them later send a challenge to Darwin and any in between clubs that likes the game. Tennis is one of the healthiest of all games and shows in action the grace that our young sports un doubtedly possess.
NORTHERN TERRITORY ELECTIONS SOON BALLOT FOR SIX COUNCIL MEMBERS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
NORTHERN TERRITORY ELECTIONS SOON ? 1 rv — ? — BALLOT FOK SIX COUNCIL MEMBERS Australia's newest legislature, the Northern Territory Legislative Council of 14 members, would nrobably hold itfi first sittings at Darwin before the end of ifm: year, the Administrator of the 'Northern Territory (Mr. A. 11. Driver) said in Adelaide on Wed nesday on his way from Melbourne, (o Darwin. j It would take about two months to complete the postal ballot elec tion by Northern Territory resi dents of six members of the coun cil. He would be President of the Council and would appoint the other seven members. Two of the six elected members would represent Darwin. Others would represent Tennant Creek, l.atehelor, Alee Springs and Stuart. All members of the N.T. Coun cil would receive .£!/.'-/- for each sitting day. There would probably bo four sittings of tho council in the fU'st year, and three in follow ing years. rebuildjnt; plans Mr. Driver, who also heads the Northern Territory Police Force of (i...
WORKS and HOUSING [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
WORKS and HOUSING Mi1. Lemmon arrived here on his way to Darwin. We were un tble to contact him — hearing too late of his arrival. Probably with Mr. A. R. Driver, the Administra tor, will talk over our problems. The Administrator has been to Canberra and the news over the air states that there is to be no Darwin town building until the housing problem is .overcome. There is, however, to be a large hostel built at Darwin, so we hope that in fairness he has arranged to have one built in Alice Springs where the housing trouble is just as, or more, acute.
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA NORTHERN TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA NORTHERN TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION Applications for positions of Hos tel Managers Commonwealth Staff Hostels — Darwin and Alice Springs APPLICATIONS, returnable to the undei'siKncd by Friday, 41;h July, 1047, are invited for the position of hostel managers at the Administration-controlled staff hostels at :' — (a) Darwin (fiO-70 guests at present. (b) Alice Springs (40-50 guests at present). The number of guests at Darwin is likely to increase. SALARIES PAYABLE (adult males) Darwin £472 per annum (act.) plus £100 per annum district al lowance (married employee) or £80 per annum district allow ance (unmarried). Alice Springs £400 per annum act.) plus .£70 per annum district allowance (married) or £42 per annum district allowance (un married). GENERAL CONDITIONS General conditions are those ap plicable to temporary employees under the Commonwealth Public Service Act and Regulations. Mini mum period of employment offered is 12 months subject to display of effic...
NORTHERN TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
NORTHERN TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION VACANCY — PATROL SERVICE APPLICATIONS are invited from qualified persons for Appointment as Temnorarv Second Entrineer, Patrol Service. Salary Scale is .£366 - 396 per annum and is subject to cost of living adjustment (at present plus £64 per annum) plus District Allowance (£80 single man; £100 married man). Present commenc ing salary is £510, and a married man £530 per annum! Term of appointment is three years with eligibility for exten sion. Commonwealth Public Service conditions apply. Preference will be given in terms of The Re-establishment and Em ployment Act (No. 11 of 1945). Written applications should be forwarded to the undersigned. R. S. LEYDIN Acting Government Secretary.
TANTALITE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
TANTALITE The news that a long length lode of tantalite has been discovered north of Brocks Creek and running towards the Daly, is particularly good news. Tantalite, known as the mystery metal, has most im portant uses, and there is at pre sent a world shortage. A recent export from Western Australia of two tons was hailed as the largest sent from Australia at any one time. During the war an Ameri can plane was flown from America to Australia for just 10 cwt. This is just another proof of the im mense possibilities of our great North, that only now is getting the publicity it deserves.
NUTRITION SURVEY [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
NUTRITION SURVEY Some time ago the Prime Min ister director that an investigation bo made into ' the nutrition and state of health generally of the .people of the Northern Territory. The work js being undertaken by a Research Unit from the Austra lian Institute of Anatomy, Enquiry will be made into food consumption patterns of a num ber of householders, school child ren will be examined, and the in vestigation will be extended to cover aborigines, ., One party is at present com pleting itH work in Alice Springs whore UG Representative house holders have agreed to co-operate and will shortly arrive in Darwin with the investigators. Conditions at Katherine and Tennant Creek svill also be examined and a survey party will traverse the Barkly Tablelands to visit as many sta tions as possible.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
DON THOMAS Is Not Here Today and Gone Tomorrow BUT IS HERE TO STAY After many years of personal contact with Station People, Mining and Motor Transport, I can Supply all your Requirements HARDWARE, FURNITURE, LEATHER GOODS R. M. WILLIAMS BOOT AND SADDLERY STOCKED LARGE STOCKS OF SECONDHAND CLOTHING MAIL ORDERS FORWARDED TO ALL STATIONS ALL CLASSES OF GOODS BOUGHT, SOLD OR EXCHANGED ? DON'T FORGET ? DON THOMAS Buys & Sells Everything 6. UJASHMAN& CO. LADIES' GENTS' AND CHILDREN'S OUTFITTERS 'WE AIM TO PLEASE' ? :o: ? TAKE PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING the arrival of a Complete Range of the Latest FROCKS to suit Ladies and Children, in addi tion to a Large Quantity of UNDERWEAR. GENTS CARDIGANS, PULLOVERS, SPORT and FASHION SHIRTS ? l:o: ? ' Agents for : ? CYCLOPS TOYS, CYCLAX BEAUTY ' PREPARATION, JOY TOYS. ? :o:. ? THE STORES WITH THE STOCKS ALICE SPRINGS AND DARWIN FOR TOUH NEXT PKINTIiyCJ ORDER — TUY THIS OFFICE
SECRETARY AMALGAMATED ENGINEERS' UNION [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
SECRETARY AMALGAM ATED ENGINEERS' UNION The secretary of the Amalgam ated Engineers' Union, Mr. Willet, with his headquarters at Towns ville, colled in to see us ori Tues day, he has Central and North Queensland and the Northern Ter ritory for his roundabout. He likes the Territory, and especially Alice Springs. He says he lias a lot of members and they are a good peaceable crowd who only want to do their work and have aio trouble. He was good enough, to say he liked our paper and its ideas, so the gun that the Editor had in hiding was not brought out. Anyway we are pleased t» meet you, Mr. Willet, and hope you tell them away East what a glorious place the Territory really is.
APPRECIATION [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
, APPRECIATION ? — :o:— — Our paper wishes to give ap preciation to the wonderful ser vice that the local G.P.O. is giving us. Our Editor is a crotchety old devil, who loses his temper at a minutes notice and the unfor tunate at the other end is likely to get earache at any old time when listening in. But the tele phone girls just laugh and do his bidding — like the little ladies they decidedly must be. Even when his call just says, give me so and so, no mention of a number, they mildly' put him on. instead of ask ing what the telephone book is for. God bless you, my angels, I hope to meet you aloft some day. WHAT did you say ? Neither .does the service end thei'e. The whole staiF does any old job with a smile and going to our local post office is like going home. We congratulate the Post master and his methods — it was not always just this way.
GOLF SEASON OPENS AT DARWIN [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
GOLF SEASON OPENS AT DARWIN The Darwin Gold Club held their opening day on Monday, June 1G, when a goodly company of golfers assembled to play on the links, which had been set in order by industrious working-bees. All players did justice to the occasion, and' the nineteenth hole was voted as being even beyond a golfer's expectations — and that is saying something. The club has been in recess since 1941, so had. much leeway to make up.
MOVEMENTS OF CATTLE [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
MOVEMENTS OF CATTLE Monday, Juno 16— 10 vans cattle, from Kidma, William Creek. 14 vans cattle, from Chalmers to Chalmers, Hawker. 14 vans cattle, from Chalmers to Bennett & Fisher, Quorn. Tuesday, June 17. — G vans cattle, from W. Patrick to Goldsbrough, Mort & Co., Dry Crook. 22 vans cattle, from W. Heso to Dn'o-ety «fe Co. Dry Creek. 27 vans rattle, from E, A. f. Hhvps to Dalgety & Co., Dry Crnnk.
THE TODD CAUSEWAY [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
THE TODD CAUSEWAY It is pleasing to see the work being done on the crossing from West to East Alice. Already the boulders have been re-arranged and the heavy section of concrete started. Thank you, Administra tor, we are very pleased to see progress. East Alice is getting an im portant section, many new build ing and a new store going up. As Punch hua it 'That's (he way to lo it.'
REVERSALS OF FORM IN THE ALDERMAN CUP A.R.C. Birthday Carnival [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
REVERSALS OF FORM IN THE ALDERMAN CUP A.R.C. Birthday Carnival There was a striking reversal of form at Victoria Park Racing Club on Monday last by Money Moon, Kinder Gold and The Monk. Both Money Moon and The Monk broke/ new records and were fea tures at the final day. The Monk especially made himself a hero — left dead at the post he ran wide and won easily. Naturally there would be comments, but reversal of form is after all a matter of the digestive organs of the horse, if he is well he does his best, if something upsets him, he runs sour. But punters will not accept this explanation. There were two close finishes and the placings were disputed by the crowd, but the owners took the verdict like good sports do.
THE ADELAIDE RIVER [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
THE ADELAIDE RIVER The illustration is a deep waterhole just one and a half roil^s north of Adelaide township River, it presents a wonderful view and in a favorite fishing hole, being ho close to the bitumen road* You should insist on seeing it and while there be careful if in early morning you do not tumble over a crocodile warming itself in the sun in the long grass. There are many scenes like this in the far North which will be shown you in a magazine as soon as we get permission to put in on the market. The illustration is a deep waterhole just one and a half roil^s north of Adelaide township River, it presents a wonderful view and in a favorite fishing hole, being ho close to the bitumen road* You should insist on seeing it and while there be careful if in early morning you do not tumble over a crocodile warming itself in the sun in the long grass. There are many scenes like this in the far North which will be shown you in a magazine as soon as we get permission to put in on th...
DARWIN DEBS' BALL [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
DARWIN DEBS' BALL Tuesday evening each week finds twenty-one young lasses, with their partners, at the Catholic Palais. Darwin, rehearsing under the able tuition of Miss Betty Stevenson, R.A.D., for the Debu tante Ball on June 30, when they will make their bow. Capt. F. Dunn is marshalling; the escorts, and supervision of frocking and arrangements of de tails, such as bouquets, etc., are in the capable hands of MrS. H. , Elcock, who is acting as Matron H oi Honor. The twenty-one debs., who are being partnered by members of the three Services, are Misses Sheila Abley, Marj Bayley, Betty Burnett, Pat Cosh, Betty Day, Clytie Graham, Dorothy Haig, Norene Hume, Carmen Johnson, Kath Jones, Clare Martin, Joy Paterson, Betty and Joan Post, Lola and Myrna Pott, Elsa Powell, Sheila Spain, Pat Walsh, Maureen Webb and Pauline Wyatt.
NEW PONTIAC TO SUPPLEMENT TUIT TOURS [Newspaper Article] — Centralian Advocate — 21 June 1947
NEW PONTIAC TO SUP PLEMENT TUIT TOUItS Mr. Len Tuit, proprietor of Tuit's Tours has taken delivery in Adelaide of a 1947 Pontiac Silver Arrow sedan car, supplied by Northern Motors. This car, one of the outstanding productions of 1947, will be available for private hire work. Mr. Tuit is to be con gratulated on his progressiveness. He has chosen a car really worth while.