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HELD-UP Brisbane - Sydney Express TAREE MISHAP SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
HELD -UP Brisbane - Sydney Express TAREE MISHAP SYDNEY. Thursday. ?Seyen- trains, including both di visions of' the ? Brisbane to Syd ney express, were held up for .three hours last night and early .to-day .near Taree following an accident to the tender of a light engine. ... Passengers, spent the time in crowd ed compartments waiting for the breakdown gang to lift the damaged tender from the line. The Brisbane-Sydney express, in two divisions, was delayed five hours 11 minutes. To prevent a further delay by signal hold-ups officials amalgamated both divisions. Ordinarily due at 6.30 a.m. :n Syd ney, the train did not arrive until shortly before noon. It appears that the axle of a tender attached to a light engine travelling from Broadmeadow to Taree, broke, causing slight damage to the track.
BRITISH PLANES BOMB GERMAN VESSELS LONDON, December 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
BRITISH PLANES BOMB GERMAN VESSELS ('Mercury' Service') LONDON, December 27. A British warplane to-day attacked with bombs two German destroyers and 11 Ger man patrol vessels near the German coast. Others fought Domiors over the North Sea. All the machines were from the coastal com mand, and all returned without casualty. A lone plane first attacked the destroyers, then four patrol boats and later saw 11 patrol boats near their home base. Despite fierce fire from other Ger man ships, the plane dived frequent ly, registering at least one hit on the stern of a ship, which was disabled. One of the other Britishers mach ine-gunned and hit a solitary Dor nier. Another was engaged in a series of head-on combats with a second Dornier, on to which a fourth Britisher tried to drop bombs as the German dived. Another Dornier arrived on the scene and both flew in tight circles, at tempting: to employ cross fire from front and Tear guns. The steadiness of the British gun ners defeated the manoeu...
State Session Approaches Record SITTING DAYS Premier's Review of Work RESUMES IN FEBRUARY [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
sState Session Approaches Record fsiTTlNG DAYS ^Premier's Review of Work 1 RESUMES IN FEBRUARY When the Legislative Assembly meets again on February 28 next the present sess ' ion, which has already continued for 141 sitt ing days, is almost certain to be carried to a record duration. At the adjournment of Parliament on November 3 last the ' Premier, Mr. Mair, explained that only on eight occasions dur ing the 83 years of constitutional government in New South „}JVale8 had the number of sitting days been exceeded. ' Actually, the session began on June 22, 1938, and continued until Septem ber 1 last year. There was then an adjournment until September 22, and a further adjournment on December 16 u^jtil February 22 this year. The House then continued its ait tingSintil March 30, when It adjourn ed ulitil April 2G. The next break ivas^Dn June 7 until June 28, thero being' then a special adjournment un tll^JTfly 12, because o£ the death o£ tfrg — Hon. H. M. Hawkins, M.L.C. From- that dat...
Rural Reconstruction [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Rural Reconstruction ?' The Rural Reconstruction Act pro-l vides for the reconstruction of the Farmers' Relief Board by the addition to the existing membership of three, of two more members who are repre sentative of the Treasury and of the Lands Department, thus providing an opportunity of a closer co-operation between all the interests, financial and admlhistrative which, have direct con tact _with the rural problems of the State. The director of the board is appoint ed. by the Government, whereas under the;'Farmers' Relief Act, the Director was a commissioner of the Rural Bank. -j The marked departure from the sys tem' obtaining under the old Act is that by which debt adjustments can now be applied for and obtained with out' necessarily adopting the proce dure' of a stay order. To make still wider the scope of the work of the Soard it has been given power to write down and adjust Crown debts on a 'Very wide basis, while the Rural Bank has been authorised to waive or rertttt certa...
LIPSTICK AND ROUGE TO MATCH [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
LIPSTICK AND ROUGE TO MATCH A new shade of lipstick with a cream rouge to match has just arrived- Its name is Formal Red, and it is a very lovely shade. I am using it myself, and am delighted with its 'natural blend,' which is, of course, so essential if your make-up is not -to be obvious to the onlooker. The lipstick never goes hard and dry looking, but has just that mere hint of moistneas which is na tural to the lips. You don't need to use more than a touch of rouge to obtain a very love ly effect, and you can be sure with cream rouge that your skin is not in constant danger of becoming coarsened by enlarged pores, as you are if a poivder rouge is used.
FLOWERS TO ORNAMENT DRESS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
FLOWERS TO ORNAMENT DRESS Fashionable flowers used 'to- orna- ment tho hair and tho dress are gar denias, camellias, orchids and carna tions. If a more unsophisticated effect is aimed at, such flowers as Hlles of the valley, wallflowers or Polyanthuses, should be chosen. The new transparent containers Provide an attractive way of sending small posies of floral ornaments by Post-. This method of packing is more delightful than the normal cardboard container. The flowers remain un damaged on their journey.
BROAD CASTING 2NC-244 METRES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
[?] 2NC— 244 METRES TO-NIGHT.— 5.30: 2FC. Children's session. 6.20: 2NC. Women's sport ing session. 6.30: 2BL. Markets, Stock Exchange, rainfall. 6.45: Sporting session. 7.0: 2FC. News. 7.15: News commentary. 7.25: 2BL. Music. 7.40: 2NC. Local news. 7.45: 2BL. After-dinner Show. 8.0: 'Roundabouts,' a play, by F. W. Beasley. S.-15: Recital by Joyce At kins (soprano). 9.0: 'Neurotonics.' 9.15: Talk. 'Sweden's Co-operatives,' hy George Farwell. 9.30: 2FC. News. 9.45: 2BL. Jim Davidson's Band. 10.0: 'Ivory Etchings,' a recorded feature. 10.30: 2FC. The Master singers' Quartet. 10.45: 'Of Things Remembered,' a recorded feature. 11.50: News. 12.0: Close. TO-MORROW.— 10.0: Devotional Service.' 10.15: Recorded Music. 10.30: Racing Talk, by Mick Ferry'. 10.45: Musical Moments. 11.25: Cricket, New South Wales v Queens land. 11.45: Cricket, Victoria v South Australia. Noon: Midday Melodies. 12.35: Stock Exchange Report. 12.40: Cricket, New South Wales v Queensland. 12.55: 2NC, relay A.B.C. Nat...
Extension of Moratorium Act [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Extension of Moratorium Act ;; Ail extension of the Moratorium .Act 1932-37 in its present form was ;enacted for a further period of three .years to safeguard the interests of ^mortgagors who are not in a position 'to meet their commitments and also in view of the advent of war. ;? Tile Rair Rents Bill was introduc ed as a result of two factors — an in quiry into the question of rents which .was presided over by a Judge of the \ Industrial Commission and the out break of. war..' , '* ' '. The Industrial Commission's in quiry disclosed that owing to the tremendous demands for dwellings in certain industrial areas, landlords were receiving more than a reason able return in rentals, and it became clear that it would be necessary to introduce Fair Rents Legislation. While the proposed measure was under consideration the war oc curred, and it became necessary to set up an authority, to prevent pro fiteering m rents.. '
Fewer Accidents [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Fewer Accidents The Minister fop Transport (Mr. M. F. Bruxner) congratu lated motorists and other road users for their care and discre tion over the Christmas holi days. Eleven deaths were recorded from December 23 to December 26, inclusive, compared with 20 last year. Mr. Bruxner attributed the de cline in accidents to the road safety campaign. In the coming 12 months, the campaign would be Intensified, he said. The Police Regulation (Amend ment) Bill was designed to serve the ends of justice by providing for the reappointment of four members of the police force who had been dis missed as a result o£ the findings recorded against them by the Royal Commissioner who Investigated cer tain charges against the police in connection with illicit hetting. OTHER ACTS Among other Acts passed were: The Parliamentary Evidence (Amend ment) Act relating to the summon ing, attendance and examination of witnesses before a joint committee of both Houses of Paliament. The Drainage Act, making better...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
I Machineless j' 'JAMAL' ) s Permanent Wave I TkT/r^, electricity /^*'^grr^^^|WP' Wis MACHINE DISCOMFORT La.Btlng and Lustrous X Full Head £2/2/0 Genuine 'EUGENE' Wave For Coiffures of Distinction ^glisll? Full Head 25/-, Three-quarter ^2^!'. '** EUGENE RECONDITIONING CREAM For Dry, Broken, Brittle Hair. EST. SINCE CTOlTirT'Q HIGH ST'* 1686 -21. 1\.I1i1lL» 1 iD Phone M. 333 THBS JIM m Mi BACK TO /~~~ l ** Because BY l&liLiLS A/feK?i «// BWSEETS For your protection, fleas, mosquitoes, cock roaches and all insects must be killed. Insist on Fly-Tox — it's sure, quick and ^ If ^^Sg-^C^veconomicol. When flies appear — it's r . ? ^ — -wis e r to get back to Fly-Tox — it kills. FT, fcsg3Ki BORROWS^^^SING FROM BABY . . . Visited friends with, adorable baby twins — found them as like as split peas — but much more charming! .Both have skins as soft as I flowers. 'Johnson's is so fresh and soothing,' said Nancy, j sprinkling soft cool powder, on Baby Daisy. It looked so refresh ' ins »...
LOT OF MYSTERY Solicitor's Comment SINGLETON, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
LOT OF MYSTERYi j Solicitor's Comment || ? SINGLETON, Thursday]! 'There seems to be a lot of tery about a simple case like thi|,9 said Mr. C. H. Dunlop, at the Singi^ ton police court to-day. |a Mr. Dunlop was appearing for a pferS son charged with being drunk in let yard of the Criterion Hotel last Ftp day night. - _ j:j Mr. Dunlop made the remark af(e| Sergt. Jones had given a non-comni$ tal reply to his query as to whetteS another charge was going to he pb; ferred! [.S Sergt. W. G. Jones stated that aiS other 'charge could be preferred. il( might be preferred when . the pres^li| charge was heard. ? ( l Mr. Dunlop entered a plea of no| guilty and the case was adjourned p* til January 4. j. j
ST. PETER'S Social Evening [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
ST. PETER'S Social Evening St. Peter's social was well attend ed. All spent an enjoyable time. Guy's Radio Band, with amplifier, rendered delightful music and much appreciated extras were played by Mrs. Hill. The rovelties dances were won by Miss L. Tranter and Mr: G. Tranter, and Miss J. Eves and partner. Mr. L. Kelly carried ot chairs and sofas. A mannequin was seen overseas re cently wearing a bright Kelly-green silk jersey sports frock. Tho short bias skirt of the dress buttons up the back. The bodice, which is short sleeved and also bias in out, is short waisted and features the popular 'open midriff' treatment. White shoes, gloves and bag and jaunty straw hat of natural colour with vari coloured raffia snood effect completed the outflt.
WEDDINGS POND—COX [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
WEDDINGS POND— COX The Mayfield Metliodist Church was chosen for the wedding o£ Peggy, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Cox, of Kurri Kurri, and Clarence Ronald, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Pond, of Aberniain. Rev. Silas Bem brick officiated at the weddiug, and Mrs. Cotterill played the organ music. The bride, who was given away hy her father, wore a white lace gown, slightly trained, with, a V-neckline, and fitted sleeves. She added an em broidered tulle veil with a halo of orange blossoms and carried a bouquet of frangipanni. Three bridesmaids attended the bride. They were Miss Dorothy Pond, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Olive Morrall, niece of the bride, and Miss Jean Cox, niece of the bride. Their gowns were fashioned of pink, green and blue net over taffeta, made with short, puffed sleeves and full skirts. They wore matching shoulder-length veils with orchid coloured haloes, and carried bouquets of pink gladioli and blue hydrangea. Mr. David Auld was best man and Messrs. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
THE t ODDMENTS of '39; TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION OF RECORD gUSlNESS \ HARVEY'S .1 j Will throw out some Record Bargains for the last Two Trading jj , Days of '39 — (To-morrow and Saturday) '~7'\ jj . Oddments have accumulated in almost every 8 Dept., so we are going to quit them at silly 1 | prices rather than carry them into 1940. | j ? HERE ARE JUST A' FEW 1 ! ! V j j BOYS' ALL WOOL SWIM TRUNKS, nearly j I - x all slzes and colours. '1 I £L f ; Usually 2/11 to 3/1 1 ? pr. JL' jj I 6 only MEN'S ALL WOOL TWO & 1 PIECE ! I BATHING COSTUMES. ' (- / I ; wytv ? Retail 8/1 1 to 15/6 . . -. . . . . . ea. $3 ' ' | \ 8 only MEN'S PANAMA HATS, nearly all j sizes. Be Early. 61) f /' | i Retail 10/6 to 25/- ? .-. ea. O 1 j MEN'S AND BOYS' STRAW SUN HELMETS, \ \ Tip Top Quality. 1 1 if! 1 ; VftlW ? Retail 1/6 ? ea. JLJL2*» jj j FULLY FASHIONED STOCKINGS, all Sheer X -1^ . Silk, Slightly Shop Soiled. / $ i dfcjw ? Retail 5/J 1 pr. A few only . . . . pr. ' 1 j UIU 6 only SILK DRESS LENGTHS...
ANTI-CYCLONE Moving Away to the East HOT INLAND [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
ANTI-CYCLONE Moving Away to the East HOT INLAND The anti-cyclone, which has been the contributing factor to . the pleasant weather experienc- . ed during the holidays, has moved a litle further eastward. Its rear isobars cover the State and, in fact, almost the greater part of eastern Australia. This would indicate that temperatures would rise under the influence of northerly winds. Temperatures were fairly high in land during yesterday, the highest being Ivanlioe 104, Wilcannia 104, White Cliffs 103, while Kiandra regis tered only 43 degrees last night. Rain fell on the north coast and northern border districts, the great est totals being Tweed Heads 168, Inverell 116, Maclean 100, and Lis more 70 points.
Military Hospitals Extensions to Existing Institutions MAITLAND'S POSITION [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
[?] Extensions to Existing Institutions MAITLAND'S POSITION The secretary of the Maitland Hospital, Mr. R. L. Williams, to-day made a statement on the report from Sydney that the Federal Government was considering a proposal to either build a military base hospital at an estimated cost of £300,000, or, as an alternative, make arrangements with the Hospitals Com mission to build military wings on existing district institutions. For instance, wings might be added to hospitals in West Maitland, Liverpool and the Coast Hospitals, all of which are in the vicinity of permanent military camp. This scheme, it is claimed would cost about a quarter as much as the building of a base hospital. The scheme of making additions to the district institutions, it is stat ed, would provide hospital accommo dation for military men at places close to permanent military camps, where it is most needed. If a large base hospital were erected the same effect could not be obtained, as in some cases it would ne...
WYONG Novice to Law King STEVART SCORES WYONG, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
[?] Novice to Law King STEVART SCORES WYONG, Thursday. Cessnock horse, Stevart, over came a long 'run of bad luck by winning the Three and Four Year-Old Handicap at Wyong this afternoon. Racing resulted: — MAIDEN WELTER HANDICAP Six furlongs LADY TENNYSON, 8.10 .. .. 1 PHARBAN, 8.2 ? 2 CHARFIELD, 8.2 ? 3 Other starters: Roller Glide, Eva True, Willanje, Windjammer, Pre dust. THREE AND FOUR YEAR OLD HANDICAP Five furlongs STEVART, 8.0 ? 1 PRAESUM, 7.12 ? ? 2 CELLOFORTE, 8.3 ? 3 Other starters: The Blunder, Royal Way. NOVICE HANDICAP . Five furlongs First division LAW KING, 9.0 ? 1 QUESTIONABLE, 7.12 ? 2 PHOSPHONIC, 8.10 ? 3 Other starters: Conquest, Lady Dun nottar, Sion Boy, Lucky Lyn, Lady Marconigram. Second Division ROYALIST, 8.5 .. ? 1 MID ON, 8.7 ? 2 GEORGE OGILVIE, 8.7 .. .. 3 Other starters: Royal Mast, Per fection, Vayu, Prince Elvira, Violon Veil, Bulga Lady. Protest dismissed. WYONG HANDICAP. Six furlongs. BERYL JOYCE, 8.4 ? 1 GRAND BILLY, 9.7 ? 2 PRAIRIE CHIEF, 8.10 ? ? 3...