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TENNIS NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
TENNIS NOTES. The Eastlake Club, the original holder of the Gorman Cup, is again in possession of that coveted trophy, and, having now adopted the motto, "What we have we hold," is deter- mined that there shall be no more "handing over" ceremonies. The same club has just completed a highly successful Gentlemen's Han- dicap Singles Tournament, the winner being T. Foster. who played splendidly to win from a back mark. Congratula- tions, Terry! &nbsp; The annual meeting of the Canberra Tennis Association has been called for Monday, March 29th, following which the Esmond Shield and Pennant com- petitions will commence. The prospect of many high-class tennis players being, in the near future, added to the membership of the various clubs should impress the &nbsp; Association executive with the neces- sity of laying a solid foundation now for, one is not too optimistic to fore- cast, competition for inter-State hon- ours.
EASTLAKE PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. Election of Officers. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
EASTLAKE PROGRESS &nbsp; ASSOCIATION. Election of Officers. A meeting of the above Association was held in the C. of E. Hall on Tues- day evening, the 16th. The president, Mr. J. McRae Dunn, was in the chair. After the usual formal business, minutes, correspondence, etc., the matter of appointing two delegates to the council of the Social Welfare As- sociation was considered, and after discussing the project, Dr. C. Finlay and Mr. Coy were elected unanimously to the positions. The election of officers for 1926 was the next business, and resulted in the following being elected:-President, Mr. J. McRae Dunn; vice-presidents, Dr. C. Finlay and Mr. W. Johnson; hon. treasurer and secretary, Mr. T. Trevelian. Many matters of local requirement were brought forward, all of a prac- tical nature. It was decided to hold regular monthly meetings on the third Tues- day in each month.
CANBERRA JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
CANBERRA JOTTINGS. The matter of the re-interment of two suicides and one Chinaman who were buried outside the consecrated "God's acre" at Canberra Historic (C.E.) Church has been arranged. They were buried outside the grounds of the church, and the place where they rested was not, according to Federal Capital City resumptions, within the church boundary but on land within the jurisdiction of the Federal Capital Commission. Their remains were respectfully and rever- ently exhumed and buried within church lands, and they did not mind or feel the change. The Presbyterians at Canberra will soon begin building operations. Pro- fessor R. G. McIntyre and Rev. Grant Forsyth, with the Interim Moderator, Rev. Mr. Gresham, of Yass, have given the movement a good start, so a new kirk will be one of Canberra's posses- sions before many months have passed.
THE ORIGIN OF THE COTTER RIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
THE ORIGIN OF THE COTTER RIVER. In search of historical data as to the origin of the name "Cotter" for the catchment river supplying Can- berra with its splendid water supply, after exhausting local sources for in- formation, communication was opened with the widely known searcher out of early Australian facts, Captain J. H. Watson, the recently elected pre- sident of the Royal Australian His- torical Society, who kindly gave his attention to the matter and replied as follows:— "I am sorry I could not find out anything definite about 'The Cotter' until this morning (11/3/26), as I have been so pressed with multiplicity of duties. But I found in 'Sea, Land and Air' of July, 1922, this story: "The Hermit of Cotter River," Romantic Story of the Federal Capital. "The Simple Life." By Theo. Cox. "Ninety years ago, before Melbourne was founded or South Australia was sliced off . . . there dwelt a man of strange demeanour on the borders of Monaro. . . . This man, whose name will ever live ...
A NOTABLE AUSTRALIAN SCULPTOR VISITS CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
A NOTABLE AUSTRALIAN SCULPTOR VISITS CANBERRA. Many interesting visitors have visited Canberra, but none whose opinion means much to enhancing the beauty of Canberra could have been more welcome than Sir Bertram Mackennal, who was recently with us. Sir Ber- tram expressed the opinion that Can- berra could be, and should be, the most beautiful city in the world. It is rumoured he will be commissioned by the Federal Government to pro- duce a statue of King George for King's Hall, Parliament House.
PROGRESS OF WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
PROGRESS OF WORKS. The latest official progress report indicates the completion of the whole of the major operations on the con- struction of Parliament House. Plastering, plumbing, and flooring on the main building, joinery, glazing, and balustrading are all in the final stages. Plastering and flooring in the dining block are proceeding, and the laying of rubber flooring in the main building is being undertaken. Pro- gress is being made with the various accessory mechanical engineering ser- vices, including the installation of ven- tilation, vacuum cleaning, heating, hot water and refrigerating systems. Kitchen equipment and a boiler plant are also being installed. Work is pro- ceeding satisfactorily in connection with the installation of elevators, and the electrical services are ahead of schedule time. Subways beneath the adjoining roads for the pneumatic tube communication with the Secretariat Building and Printing Office have all been constructed, and the installation of the sy...
INTOXICATING LIQUORS AT CANBERRA HOTELS. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
INTOXICATING LIQUORS AT CANBERRA HOTELS. In the Senate on March 10, Senator Thomas asked the Minister for Home and Territories whether it was a fact that intoxicating liquors were sold to guests at the hotels in Canberra; if so, by whose authority? Senator Pearce replied that as he had been given notice of the question he at once had the following telegram sent to the Federal Capital Commis- sion:- "Following question to be asked in Parliament to-morrow begins: 'Is it fact that intoxicating liquors sold to guests at hotels, Canberra. If so, by whose authority?' Please telegraph information urgently to enable Minis- ter to reply. The following reply was received:— "Your telegram to-day; no intoxi- cating liquor has been sold by Hotel Canberra." Honourable Senators: Hear, hear! As we hear of events after they have taken place, and no invitation to them, "The Pioneer" refuses much unofficial matter. &nbsp; Last English mail brought an order for six copies of each issue to be fo...
THE WOULD-BE DICTATORS OF AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
THE WOULD-BE DICTATORS OF AUSTRALIA. "The Pioneer" has from time to time commented strongly on the men- ace to the prosperity of our free Com- monwealth of the revolutionary trio Walsh, Johannsen, Garden. The trie saying, "When rogues fall out an hon- est man gets his due," seems fitting by reason of developments within the Seamen's Union. The ill-fated sea- men's strike has caused bitter re- criminations between the twin brothers for Revolution—Walsh and Johannsen (who calls himself Johnson). These &nbsp; erstwhile cronies are each metaphoric- ally at one another's throat. Walsh aims at deposing his brother of foreign accent, and he in turn denounces his former "pal." Walsh asserts that Johnson's Christ- mas greeting was "I'll hound you out of the union." There is something of the mongrel in that growl. The longer these incriminations last the more will the eyes of sane democratic workers be opened to the low-down tricks of these professional disorganisers of our national p...
CANBERRA CITY TAKING FORM. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
CANBERRA CITY TAKING FORM. &nbsp; The "progress report" of work in &nbsp; hand by the Federal Capital Commis- sion which is published in another column affords striking evidence of practical development. In conjunc- tion with that work, the various con- tracts for building of cottages for Gov- ernment employees at Ainslie, Bland- fordia, and Eastlake are, in most cases, ahead of schedule time. At Ainslie, the first private business block to be built, on what will for all time be known as the northern side of the city, has been completed, and Mr. Richardson, of Queanbeyan, has opened a new bakery. From the day the foundation was started to the completion of an up-to-date bakery it was accomplished in six months, and the design and construction had to have the hallmark of approval from the Federal Capital Commissioners. The building, a two-storeyed one, is already a landmark at Ainslie. On the opposite corner block the building for the first printing office at Canberra...
EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS. The Federal Capital Commission's Note. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
EASTER HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS. The Federal Capital Commission's Note. Work will cease on the evening of Thursday, 1st April, and resume on the morning of Wednesday, 7th April. Payment will be made for Easter in terms of the Federal Territory award subject to the conditions that the em- ployees shall have worked on the days immediately preceding the holidays and (in this case) Wednesday, 7th April. The following details regarding spe- cial railway arrangements furnished by the stationmaster at Canberra, are quoted:— Thursday, 1st April: Depart Can- berra 7 p.m. for Sydney; depart Queanbeyan 8.10 p.m. for Sydney; de- part Quenbeyan 8.40 p.m. for Syd- ney; depart Queanbeyan 8.11 p.m. for Sydney. Passengers off the 7 p.m. train from Canberra may connect with either of the three trains mentioned as running from Queanbeyan. The abovementioned trains are all at cheap excursion rates except the 9.11 p.m. on 1st April. These trains will all stop at Bungendore for the convenience of passengers....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
PUBLIC NOTICE. SIR CHARLES ROSENTHAL F.R.I.B.A. Has arranged to practise his Profes- sion as an Architect in the Quean- beyan-Canberra District. He is located in temporary offices, Commercial Bank of Australia Buildings, Monaro Street, Queanbeyan. Telephone 194. A FOUNTAIN PEN is a useful gift for a lady or gent. We stock the most popular makes at prices from 6/6 upwards. FALLICK & SONS. Where the Good Values Are IN QUANTITY AND VALUE, INDUBITABLY THE BEST, IN CASUAL MERCHANDISE AT Hayes & Russell Limited Compare them, quality for quality, and price for price, and you will be convinced that OUR VALUES ARE SUPREME. For close on half a century HAYES & RUSSELL have kept faith and proffered this advice to thousands of homemakers. It is pertinent to-day as it was 40 years ago. You are cordially invited to Inspect Our Stores and at once you will be convinced where you can purchase all your requirements and thus save worry with pounds in your pockets. Please remembe...
PASSING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 25 March 1926
PASSING NOTES. Premier Lang (N.S.W.) objected strongly to the deportation of Walsh and Johannsen. Has he changed his views? At present he is using all the underground machinery possible to deport his State Governor; but N.S.W. is not a Crown colony. He is missing that point. "Democratic principles" so glibly used at election periods should be his guiding principle, i.e., let the people settle the question through the ballot box. A society writer in a recent issue of the Sydney "Daily Telegraph" men- tions, on the subject of "Tips and Tip- takers":—"The old rule of 10 per cent. of the bill still holds good at most of the restaurants abroad," and the writer concludes: "How often, in this free country, does the man who gives the tip hope for the sake of Australian manhood that he who receives it is not an Australian." We fervently re- echo that hope; the man who accepts "a tip" bemeans himself, and loses caste by placing himself on the lowest scale of humanity—a dole-taker—and is worth...
A THRIFTY SCOT. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 22 April 1926
A THRIFTY SCOT. During the hearing of the case for the removal of an hotel license from Gundaroo, at the Special Licensing Court held at Queanbeyan, a witness who is a commercial traveller was asked in cross-examination: Why don't you take a sleeper when you come from Sydney? Witness: Because I'm a Scotchman &nbsp; and it saves me 10/. The firm pays my expenses, but not for a sleeper. I wouldn't take it even if they did. Solicitor: You could wire to the hotel for a room? Witness: Yes, but why shouldn't I try to save another shilling. Solicitor: Is that the reason why you don't take a bed when you ar- rive? Witness: No; I can't get one. I don't want to save 3/ on my bed; I'd pay that even for one hour. Solicitor: You take a car from the railway station when you come to Queanbeyan? Witness: Yes; it costs me 2/, there and back. Solicitor: You've seen the site of the proposed hotel? Witness: Yes, if the hotel was built it might save me another 2/. Solicitor: But you'd have to wa...
RIDDLES. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 22 April 1926
RIDDLES. Why is an author freer than a monarch?—Because he is allowed to choose his own subjects. What tune makes everybody glad? —Good fortune. What is it that Livingstone had once, Lincoln twice, and Longfellow three times?—The letter L. When is a bar of iron like a bad note?—When it is forged. What town does a dirty child hate most?—Bath, of course. Why did the man call his rooster Robinson?—Because it Cru-soe.
A BIG HIT. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 22 April 1926
A BIG HIT. A man who had suffered much at the hands of a band of youthful cricketers who persisted in sending their ball over his garden wall; suc- ceeded in catching one of them after a short sprint down the road. "Now, my lad," he said, "I've watch- ed you play. You use the lamp-post for a wicket, but I notice that the batsmen never run. What is your system of scoring?" "It's one across the road," said the boy, in a trembling voice; "two to &nbsp; the next lamp-post, and six over the wall." "But what happens if you break a window, as you did a minute or two ago?" "Then we all run, sir," said the cricketer.
AUSTRALIANS AND TEST MATCHES IN ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 22 April 1926
AUSTRALIANS AND TEST MATCHES IN ENGLAND. Since the days when an English cricket eleven first came to our shores and kept twenty-two Australians busy in the field trying to get their wickets, down to the present year, excitement and enthusiasm were never at such a high pitch. Australian cricket writers have perturbed the English critics. Optimism is the Australian keynote of the coming test matches. "Pes- simism" is the spirit disturbing Eng- lish critics. This was also the case in 1924, when "Googly" wrote in "The London Magazine":— There's a game that we play On a bright summer's day With a bat, and a ball, and a wicket, And we always have thought, When we entered the sport, That we really were playing at cricket. But Australians came, just to give us a game, It's a fact, though it's painful to say it, They are teaching us fast That we're things of the past, And we really don't know how to play it. An Englishman wrote the above, and Australian hopes are high in 1926. "Breathes ther...
CANBERRA RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 22 April 1926
CANBERRA RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB. The first meeting was held on Tues- day last at the club rooms at Acton for the purpose of forming a Rugby League Football Club, and great was the response from both old and new players from the Rugby Union and League codes. &nbsp; &nbsp; The following gentlemen have been asked to accept the various offices:— Patron in charge, Lord Stonehaven, Governor-General; patron, J. B. But- ters, C.M.G., O.B.E., Chief Commis- &nbsp; sioner; vice-patrons, Sir John Harri- &nbsp; son, Messrs. C. J. Gorman, E. G. Crase, J. H. Kirkpatrick, L. Milson; presi- dent, Mr. J. Irving; vice-presidents, Messrs. Ralph A. Muir, F. Southwell, W. K. Hunt, H. Binigham, and J. Lynch. It was unanimously decided to ap- ply for registration to the district secretary at Goulburn, who came to assist in the formation of the club. The following residents are eligible for membership:—Canberra Hotel, Ac- ton district, White City camp, North- bourne camp,...
CRICKET. Federal Territory v. Mr. N. Blue's Team. By "Play Fair." [Newspaper Article] — Federal Capital Pioneer — 22 April 1926
CRICKET. Federal Territory v. Mr. N. Blue's Team. By "Play Fair." [We regret that space prevents the publication of a full report we have received of the cricket match, against a Sydney team kindly sent us by "Play Fair," who we are glad to say is back after being a few months on the sick list. Mr. Blue and his merry team, with Mr. Freeman as manager, had a good time, and Easter, 1927, we hope, will see them with us again to play the game.—Ed. "Pioneer."] The local team batted first and made 173, to which the visitors responded with 125. In the second essay the locals added 159 and the Sydney team responded with eight wickets for 121. Victory accordingly went to the Fede- ral Territory side. Messrs. Douglas, Kavanagh, and Knight acted as umpires. The visitors were entertained at a smoke social at Hotel Ainslie on the Saturday evening, and made their departure on Sunday morning. Let us hope that we have this fixture annually, for it gives our players an opportunity of showing their a...