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Reds Surround U.S. Troops [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Reds Surround U.S. Troops TOKYO, Tuesday (A.A.P.-Reuter). — North Korean Communist infantry, supported by, tanks and artillery, today split the American forces south of Suwon. The fate of a group of pocketed U.S. ground forces is unknown. Elsewhere the front is being stabilised. All escape routes for the trapped Americans are closed and lines of supply and support are broken. I Communist tank spearheads by-passed American positions and North Korean infantry and tanks closed in between the American outpost, south of the fallen Su won, and the American com mand post at the rear. A U.S. military spokesman said tonight he would not say the outfilanked small American out posts had been lost. He em phasised this was a minor action. The Communists slipped around the infantry's defence positions and attacked American artillery positions from behind, he said. Army headquarters believe the Americans will be able to hold firm, or make a safe withdrawal. An undisclosed number of South Korean tr...
Late Tennis PATTY BEATS SEIXAS IN SEMI-FINAL [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Late Tennis PATTY BEATS SEIXAS IN SEMI-FINAL LONDON, Wednesday (A.A.P.). —American hard-hitting Budge Patty defeated fellow country man Vic Seixas, 6-3, 5-7, G-2, 7-5 in a semi-final of the men's singles at Wimbledon. In the other semi-final Prank Eedgman rheets J. Drobny. Patty was Seixas' master in all phases and quickly ran to a 3-0 lead; He won many points with delicate drop shots. The second set was one of missed opportunities by Patty. The flawless artistry of stroke was displayed by Patty in the third set. Seixas was stubborn and full of fight, but Patty was surer with his volleys and quickly went to a 5-1 lead.
Bickering Harming League Says Flegg [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
W.W.W.S'.W.W.VAV Bickering Harming League Says Fleffg SYDNEY, Wednesday. — The present bickering and quarell ing associated with the English Rugby League tour of Australia was harming the code, Austra lian Board of Control 'Chairman (Mr. Harry Flegg) said today. Unless the tours can be con ducted with harmony, they should be stopped, Mr. Flegg added. 'International tours aro fine things without quarrelling. ' 'The Englishmen say they are here not to lose a match. That is not sport. 'I have already told one of . the English managors that we ' believe the cleaner tho football j the bigger the crowd, and conse-' ! quently the more money for the code and the teams concerned,' said Mr. Flegg. Mr. ' Flegg added he did not think that public inquiries should have been conducted into the sending off of Tommy Brad shaw and Ken Gee in the Second Test in Brisbane.
FLATS TO COST £14,000 APPROVED AT COUNCIL MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
FLATS TO COST £14,000 APPROVED AT COUNCIL MEETING A block of six flats valued at £14,000 to be constructed at the corner of Osborne and Crown Streets, Wollongong, and a £5,500 hall for the Helensburgh Workmen's Club were among the building applications approv ed by the City of Greater Wollongong Council last night. Applications, most of which were' for the construction of honics, and alterations to exist ing dwellings, totalled £79,030. | All applications were approved subject to the concurrence of the Illawarra Planning Authority, upon the recommendation of the City Health Inspector (Mr. E. Way). M. Cook for Mrs. S. Rut ty, b. additions, Crown St., West Wollongong ? £300 E. Jammitt for self, fib. dwelling, Elder Street, -Coniston .... . . ? £1500 A. Verney for self, w.b. dwelling. Lake Ave., Crin gila ... .. .. .. .. .. .. £1800 G. C. Kirkham for self, fib. dwellinging, Rothery Road, Bellambi .. .. .. £1750 Contract for Helensburgh Workmen's Club, conc. Hall, Walker Street, Helensb...
MR. CASEY PROMISES CO-OPERATION [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
MR.. CASEY PROMISES CO-OPERATION THERE HAS, as the Federal Minister lor Development (Mr. R. G. Casey) currently remarked, been far. too much fric tion. in the past between the Commonwealth and the States. If he is serious and sincere in his assertion 'We will. ha,ve to. do our darndest to start a. new era, of Commonwealth-State co operation,' a lot of people will be gTaleful and Australia will be a lot better off. The rot set in when the Chifley. Government introduced uniform taxation during the war. It was not uniform- taxa tion itself that did the harm but the misuse Canberra tended to. make of its new-found power and wealth. The States were pushed around and, financially, trampled upon so hard and so often that even the Labor Premiers of New South Wales, first Mr. McKell and; then Mr. McGirr, saw fit to protest violently more than once. BUT THERE WAS no. grave objection from the then Opposition. Plainly the. Federal leaders of the l,wo. Oppo sition groups, felt, ihai while, this ...
Labour Council Campaign On Education [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Labour Council Campaign On Education The South Coast Trades apd Labour Council has called .upon the State and Federal Govern ments to: ? Take all necessary steps to or.sure the early completion of ne.w schools in the Illawarra ? Make availablehmmed lately £1,000,000 for education through-, out Australia. . ' ? Double the output of train eel teachers. . ? Ensure the availability of materials for' building ;sobpols by establishing a .system of priorities. Announcing this yesterday, the Secretary (.Mr. L; Mullin) saici: in an attempt to nuve the State and Federal Govern ments take a more realistic view of the existing crisis in education the Labour Council has established a 'special trade union committee to lead a dis trict and State-wide campaign.' A resolution embodying the demands .on the Governments was passed at a special trade union conference and sent on to the Governments, Mr, Mul lin added. 'It is a standing disgrace,' he said, 'that the children of a so called modern age shou...
New Town Plan Ready July 31 [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
New Town Plan Ready July 31 ? The Illawarra Planning Auth ority's Interim Plan should be available to the City of Greater Wollongong Council and the general public on July 31. The complete plan will be published . about August 15. The authority has advised Wol longong aldermen of this after a query by Aid. R. Shipp. It also reported that the cost of town planning for the area had been £8,946 to date. Of this amount the constituent councils had contributed £6,6.0.6 and the Joint Coal Board £2,243. Aid. Shipp also asked the Town Planning Authority if it' was satisfied the present set-up was an 'economic, efficient and cap able unit to carry out the work effectively in a short time.' The authority replied 'Yes; this is borne out by the fact the small staff employed will ' have completed the scheme in approx miately two and a half years, at a low cost.' : ;
Film Council Formed At Fairy Meadow [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Film Council ' Formed; At; „ Fairy Mec^o^ - , A representative meeting held in the Eajry Meadow. I'ublic School on Tuesday night unani mously ducided to form ii' pro visional District Film Council The School Headmaster (Mr. Wood) occupied the chair and apologised for the absence of the Mayor of Greater Wollongong (Aid. G. M, Dawson). The objects and purposes of a film council were outlined by the Secretary of the New South Wales Film Council (Mr. T. R. Russell), Mr. Heyer, also of the N.S.W. Film Council, and Mr. F. Lowden, of the Joint Coal Board. Following these short talks, a number of films were screened, including 'Native Earth,' de picting administration in New Guinea, and the ready response by natives in their training. Another film showed the ideal community centre at work in England, where provision . is niade for all members of the community — men, women and | children— who can go there for i relaxation and recreation. I The provisional film council is to be comprised of t...
THE FORECAST [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
THE FORECAST i I SOUTH - EAST DISTRICTS: Cloudy with isolated rain on the' southern part of the Tablelands and Western Slopes and snow on the Alps. iCool to cold with fresh to strong north-west winds. Some frosts and fog patches. Colder westerly change with showers and snow early Friday. Slight seas.
'Stuart Park Must Not Become Another Spoonerville' [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
'Sluart Park lust Not Become Another Spoonerville' Publicity given by the 'Dally itlercur.j ^ to the plight oi homeless campers in Stuari Park brought Wollongong aldermen to their feet last night to insist the camp must not become 'another Spoonerville.' Aldermen were replying to a suggestion by Aid. W. Davies that the City Council should do 'all in its power to assist the Stuart Park campers rather than prosecute them' for exceeding their three months' allotted stay. 'These - cases should be taken on their .merits,' said Aid. Davies. 'Some of these unfor tunate people- are waiting for Housing Commission- homes and we should do;, air in our power to assist - them— not persecute them.' : (fr^T Aid. ? Davies said no person would choose to live in the camp through the weather the district had been experiencing. The people were r'doiiig their beut .to get out of ' the camp when this was possible. 1 Stating tHei council's policy of limiting campers to three months inj.the park, - Aid. J....
Slow Ship Turn-Round Costing Australia Worldd Trade [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Slow SMp Tim-iwd 6©s!li§ lusfialla Wozld Trade SYDNEY, Wednesday. — Many ships deliberately refuse loadings to Australian ports because of Australia's 'unfortunate international notoriety' for slow turn round of shipping, says Research Service in a report issued today. The report, wh'ich is the re- . suit of an investigation by Re search Service for a special committee of the Sydney Cham ber of Commerce, says available figures suggest strongly that the overall decrease since 1938 in the' rate of cargo handling in the port ; of Sydney is in the region of 51) per cent. To remedy the situation it suggests the determined and co ordinated action of ' Common wealth and State Governments, industrial tribunals, port authori ties, transport authorities, cus toms authorities, and shipping! and stevedoring interests. I The report says there is not the slightest ground for wishful thinking that the Waterside | Workers' Federation, as at pre-! sent controlled, would assist in any move to cure a ...
Wet Weather Has Hampered Electricians [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Wet Weather Has Hampered Electricians Delays in making electrical house service connections have been occasioncd by the wet wea ther which made it impossible for the Wollongong Council's gangs to do live-wire work. This was reported to the coun cil last night by the City Elec trical Engineer (Mr. S. D. Berry). 'Work generally has been most seriously delayed by the wet weather,' said Mr. Berry, 'and much time has been spent in dealing with complaints regard ing delayed service connections and street lighting maintenance.' Mr. Berry said it had been necessary to give priority to house service connections and street lighting maintenance had been set aside. 'The wet weather has caused all those living near burnt-out street lamps to complain, in most cases quite bitterly,!' report ed Mr. Berry. 'The matter is regretted, but the existing staff has done everything possible in the circumstances.'
The News Behind The News [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
The Mews Behind The lews (By 'Insider') AT THE PAST three meetings of Wollongong Council Aid. G. Hanley has been attempting to press action on the issue of petrol lorries parking in Crown Street. Last night he was told the police had been approached and had said there was nothing that could be done about it un less the trucKS concerneu viu lated parking regulations. 'Sec what you can dig out of the Explosives Act,' said Aid. Han icy. 'A thousand gallons of petrol is as dangerous as dyna mite.' ★ THE CONFERENCE called by . Mr. Rex Connor, M.L.A., last week to discuss the critical con dition of the district's roads evi dently supplied the tinder, need ed to ignite a fire under th;. Main Roads Department. Aid. J. J. Kelly commented last night that the Bulli Pass route had been 'greatly improved,' and the Mt. Ousley Road was now 'rea- sonably open'. 'Not meaning to be offensive,' replied Mayor Dawson, 'I'd say the weather was the greatest factor responsible for the improvement.' ★ IT AP...
Bandit "King" Shot [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
Bandit 'King' Shot PALERMO, Wed. (A.A.P.).— Police trapped and shot dead the Sicilian . bandit 'King' Salva- j tore Giuliano in a fierce gun1 battle at a small village in south- . west Sicily today. ? . Giuliano was reputed to have' killed more than . 100 police men. Part of a special force of 2000 carabinieri tracked Giuliano to the village of Castelvetranto after .he slipped through a cordon thrown around his headquarters further north. \ .
MENZIES GOING TO LONDON, AMERICA FOR TALKS [Newspaper Article] — Illawarra Daily Mercury — 6 July 1950
MENZIES GOING TO LONDON, AMERICA FOR TALKS CANBERRA, Wednesday. — The Prime Minister (Mr. Menzies) has completed ar rangements to leave Australia for England and the United States this week-end or early next week. ~ Mr. Menzies drift his party will fly to Eng land, where they wilt spend about a fortnight. He will then visit the United States. In all, Mr. Menzies will be abroad for about a month. . His principal business overseas will be defence and trade' talks with the British Prime Min ister (Mr. Attlee) -and Ministers of State. In England and America he will discuss the dollar situation. In the United States he will probe the possibility of a dollar loan as well as the completing of the double taxation agreement between the two countries. GENERAL DEFENCE PLANS The defence talks will take in general plans for the British Commonwealth and Australia's - decision to share more respon sibilities in the Pacific area. While he is abroad Mr. Fad den will carry.; out Mr. Menzies* duties a...