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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Northern Agricultural Associajj| FIELD MAIZE COMPETITIO|| ENTRIES are invited and villi;! received up to lutli Fel,u,ijJ 1940, for a Field Maize CompeljL] for which the Association ; prixes to the value of .£10. ®r^j feo. All crops entered must. b0 ;f,i; within six (6) weeks of tho cl date. ASHLEY C- WILLIAMS, Sec | i '6
NEW LOCOMOTIVES SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
NEW LOCOMOTIVES SYDNEY, Thursday. Five new locomotives, costing .about £100,000, are to be built at the Clyde Engineering Works for the New South Wales railways. Twelve sets of corridor carriages foi' use on the outer suburban liues are also uuder order. Darwin's electrical generating plant, which has been in operation for many years, can no longer meet the de mands ot the rapidly-growing popula tion, and the Defence authorities, act ing under tho National Emergency regulations, have drastically restrict ed the supply to protect the plant.
LOCHINVAR Late Mr. Horace Wills LOCHINVAR, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
LOCHINVAR Late Mr. Horace Wills LOCHINVAR. Thursday. Mr. Horace Wills, who died at his residence, Glenarvon-road, Bolwarra, on Tuesday night, was formerly a resident of Oswald, near Lochinvar. During his residence at Oswald, he made many friends throughout the Lochinvar district, who learned with deep regret of his death. Decease.'!, who is survived by his widow, five brothers and RRvernl' uls ters, was born at Rothbury 57 years ago. His funeral, which was largely at tended, moved from his residence on Wednesday afternoon for the Church of England at Rothbury, and follow ing a service in the church, the re mains were interrod beside those of his parents in tho church yard. A.I.F. MEN Messrs. R. Russell and S. Rich ards, of Luskiulyro, who are in camp Ingleburn, visited the district for Iheir final leave, as tliey are soon to go overseas. ArvaiiSenientH are in hand to give them a suitable fare well if tho authorities will give them a day's leave. Baize was brought into England by Fle...
FEWER ACCIDENTS Keep Up Good Record [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
FEWER ACCIDENTS Keep Up Good Record 'The fact that no fatal road acci dents were reported on Christinas and Boxing Days is, indeed, grati fying,' said Mr. H. I. Johnson, gen eral secretary of the N.R.M.A., 'but we must not be unduly optimistic for the new year holidays are still before us.' 'Generally speaking,' radded Mr. Johnson, 'the standard of driving as observed by N.R.M.A. officers was good, and road behaviour, in most cases, satisfactory. There were, however, a few cases of speeding and dangerous tactics by impatient drivers. If tho fatality-free Christ mas is to be repeated over the new year we must have the co-operation of every driver on the road.' Mr. Johnson added that the police were to be praised for their efficient patrol work. 'Undoubtedly,' he said, 'their, activities were largely respon sible for the absence of fatalities.'
SHIELD TEAM New Players Chosen NEW SOUTH WALES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
. ?????SHII.tb/ TEAM'; N eW' Playe rs C hqsen NEW SOUTH WALES : The Sheffield Shield match be , twee n-. -New South Wales and ' Queensland will commence in Sydr ? riey to-morrow. Several changes . have been made 'In the New : South : Wales team from that which Went on the southern tour. Roper injured himself in the match in Melbourne; and^Fingieton has been advised by his doctor not to play for some time because of leg trouble. Robinson has been omitted. Walsh, who was 12th man in Melbourne, goes into the team. J. ;:G. Lush and H. Mudge, who re turned from England a little while ago, have also been selected. These two players were in the State team before they went to England to play with Sir Julian Calm's team. The team selected is as follow;s: — S. J. McCabe (capt.), ? S. G, Barnes, A. G. ^neetliam, A. Chipperfield, G. Lush, H. Mudge, W. J. O'Reilly, C. Pepper, S. Slsmey, C. Solomon, J; E. Walsh K. Carmody (12th). :
SECOND A.I.F. Men of the Dungog District FAREWELL PLANS DUNGOG, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
SECOND A.I.F. Men of the Dungog District FAREWELL PLANS DUNGOG. Thursday. Convened by the Mayor 1 Aid. R. L. Fitzgerald) a public meet ing to consider the best means of arranging a farewell to the lads of the district who had joined the Second A.I.F. was held in the Memorial Hall. Tho Mayor presided. Mr. F. H. Robinson was elected secretary and Mr. Dawson treasurer. Among those present were repre sentatives of Dlingog ?-tunicipal Coun cil, Returned Soldiers' League, Wattle Club, Country Women's Association, and the Red Cross Society. Referring to the fact that tho lads had to report back to headquarters be fore Saturday, Mr. J. H. LIpscombe suggested that the function be held to-night (Thursday). His suggestion became a motion, and was adopted. Mr. W. E. Searl (president) stated that the Returned Soldiers' League would provide the supper, and Mrs. R. Cox said the Wattlo Club would provide the crockery. Mr. .T. A. Jones donated six pounds of cake. A committee, comprising Mrs. Wil son...
WHAT'S ON TO-NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
WHAT'S ON TO-NIGHT Pictures at Palace, Savoy and Prince's Thentres. Meeting, Hunter District Grey hound Owners' and Trainers' Asso ciation. Town Hall, West Maitland, 8 o'clock. FRIDAY Pictures at Palace Theatre. The death has occurred of Mrs, So phia Moore, widow of the late Arthur Kingston Moore, R.N., and a member oE an old Sydney family. Her grand father was Colonel Cameron, who came to Australia in 1822 in command of a detachrnent of 'The Buffs,' and her father was the late Ewen Wallace Cameron, of Balmain.
SHOW COUNCIL (To the Editor) [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
SHOW COUNCIL (To tho E-dltor) Sir, — After reading the report in Friday's 'Mercury' of the meeting ol' the Maitland Show Council in refer ence to the dog racing, I .would like to make some comment on .several of the statements made. One that appeared rather strange was that by the president that the owners will not travel with good docs ill the hot weather. Tf Mr. Sparke loolced at the programmes for Gosford and Wollongong (both o£ which clu' j pay higher prize money than Maitland) he would find that such was not the case. The reduction in prize money at Maitland has been the subject of much comment already, and it is notable that it is several weeks since there has been a top-class field here. The president stated that Newcastle and Cessnock paid less prize money but surely it is not his aim to bring Maitland fields down to the class competing at those tracks. Most of the fields there are only; of the level of qualifying heats at Maitland. The Maitland track has a high reputation i...
CUP DONATED Races at Brookfield SATURDAY NEXT DUNGOG, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
CUP DONATED Races at Brookfield SATURDAY NEXT ? DUNGOG. Thursday. With the object o£ raising funds to. provide each, o£ the boys of the Dungog district who had joined- the Second A.I.F. with a suitable present before leaving for overseas service, the commit tee pf the Brookfield Race Club will conduct a race, meeting at Brookfield on Saturday next. . -Already a record number of entries has been received for each of the events and a; good day's racing seems assured. . . The main event will be contested over four furlongs for a cup donated by Mr. C. E. Bennett, .M.L.A., while a flying handicap over three furlongs, and a novice over two and a half fur longs. have also been Included in the programme. The following entries have been re ceived : . Flying Handicap, three furlongs: i North Pole .9.9,. Ginger .Meggs 9.8. Coal. Dust 9.7, Gay Lad 9.5, Edie's Memor.y.9.2, Bungwahl Bill 9.0, Old Pql 9:0, Lyall 9.0, Western Rose 8.12, A.M.P'. .8.12, Endeavour 8.12, T.M.S. S.7, Little Dixie S.0, G...
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
THE CALENDAR DECEMBER, 1939 Sunday ... 3 1 3101724 Monday . . 4 1 1 1 8 25 Tuesday . . 5 12 19 26 Wednesday. 6 13 20 27 Thursday . . 7 14 21 28 Friday ... 1 8 15 22 29 Saturday . . 2 9 16 23 30 December 28: Sun sets 7.9 p.m. To-morrow: Sun rises 4.45 a.m. Last Quarter, January 2. New Moon, January 9. First Quarter, February 16. full Moon, January 25. THE TIDES Sigh Water at Newcastle — To-morrow: 10.17 a.m. and 11.0 p.m. Visitors to Sydney mqy obtain coplos of 'The Daily Mercury' at the Offico of THE ASSOCIATED NORTHERN DAILIES, Room 7, 9th Floor, Warwick Buildings, Hnrallton street, Sydney. 'Phone B109O.
A WORTHY CAUSE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
A WORTHY CAUSE Sir, — As an old Maitlander re turned for the Christmas season I have been impressed by the new-won importance of tho district as a mili tary training centre. More so do I teel grateful at the manner in which the townspeople have extended the hand of hospitality to the troops of this and other States, especially the zeal shown by members of the Malt land branch of the Red Cross and Younger Set. I have had opportunities of seeing at close quarters their untiring efforts in making their Lorn headquarters a second home at which the men can Bpend their hours of leave. The popularity ot the Lorn canteen has been proved by expressions of appreciation from the men them selves. Under tho able control of one or Maitland's most enthusiastic charity workers, Mrs. A. D. Hewitt, the can teen must surely be a congenial break from military duties. It cer tainly calls for wholehearted and generous support Qf the citizens. Not only does it benefit the men themselves, but it shows them...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
^ ★ ' Arch Ribee . Extends to One and All Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year V * .. Arch Ribee THE 'NEW SHOE' STORE 475 HIGH STREET, WEST MAITLAND. PHONE 411. it ★ # THE 2HR SPOT I I THE 2GB NEWS REVIEW Will conclude next Friday Night, and on Sunday, December 31st, 2HR brings you a new feature. TO-DAY'S WAR DIARY BY THE BRIGADIER-GENERAL. To be heard at 10 p.m. Sundays to Fridays. 'PHONES. — Maitland 3 and 4 (Business & Advertising Dept.), P.O. Box 25. Maitland 415 (Editorial), Maitland 895 (Publishing). Maitland jl Meretiry ? ? & THURSDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1939
Letters to Editor [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
[?] (All letters nnd other communica tions are given careful consideration, and the Editor cannot enter into dis cussion witli tho writers In tho event of rejection. Rejected letters are not returned to the senders. Writers of letters must furnish their names nnd addresses, not necessarily for publica tion but for tho information of tho Editor.)
Hospitals for Soldiers [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Hospitals for Soldiers ^HE announcement of a plan contemplating the building of a military base hospital in or near Sydney, and estimated to cost £300,000, and the alternative of adding military wings to hospitals close to large permanent camps, is one of particular interest to this town, since the district hospital is in close prox imity to Rutherford camp, and within easy reach of Greta and Raymond Terrace. Indeed, this very question has engaged the close attention of the hospital directors and its secretary nnd chief executive over the past four months, and strong rep resentations have been made to both the Hospitals Commiss ion and the Deputy Director of Medical Services (Col. Walsh). Only this week the Minister for Public Health has been urged to continue representations to the Federal auth orites because of the acute position that has arisen and which promises to become even more so as time goes on. The unfortunate accident which took place on Saturday only serves to accentuat...
Endilloe Lowers Hurdle Record DOG RACING Ribbie Beaten in Main Event HAROLD PARK MEETING SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Endilloe Lowers Hurdle Record DOG RACING Ribbie Beaten in Main Event HAROLD PARK MEETI NG SYDNEY, Thursday, i Endilloe, holder of the hurdles record for Harold Park, had an easy win last night, and covered the 500 yards in 29.4 sees., reducing his previous time by one-tenth of a second. In the main event of the night Ribbie was favourite, with Busybon next in demand, less than a point longer. Ribbie led into the straight, but Juggins, a 10-1 chance, finished best and beat Ribbie by a head. Following are the' results: Maiden Stake, 500yds.: Aueol (box 9) 1;- Dusty Maid (5) 2; Murmur Lady (4) 3. Betting: 3 AUCOL, 4 Smuggler (G) 4th, a Murmur Lady, Dusty Maid, G Minaroy (S) Gth, 7 Grill gerdor (2) 10th, 10 Pal Alone (1) Stli. Yendarra (3) 7th,.-. Meiba's Sou (7) 9th; 12 Chief Boarder (.10) ,5th. Divs. (tor 5/): 18/, 8/6, IS/. Two lengths, four lengths. Time, 27. Ss. Trial Stake: Nellie's Fortune (S.A.) (5) 1; Sadie's Pet (10) 2; Andy Gat ton (G) 3. Betting: 5-4 NELLIE'S FORTUNE, 4 Maxi...
LENDING LIBRARY FOR INFANTS Sydney Experiment [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
LENDING LIBRARY FOR INFANTS Sydney Experiment A lending library for infants of six years and upwards has been proposed as likely to render valuable service if the books are well selected. An experiment mado in a Sydney school is described in the 'Education Gaz ette' for December. Under the plan, which operates as soon as the children begin to read, four sets of books are used. Set No. 1 is in charge of a teachers and a selected pupil, the other sets are en trusted to pupils. To qualify for Set 2, a pupil must have reqd tho 10 books in Set 1. These present in story form mental pictures of animals, birds, toys, nnd fairies. Set 2 (18 books), pupils fire encouraged to draw and colour pic tures after finishing the reading. The advantages claimed aro that these junior libraries help the child rent to observe ruler, to rend quickly and happily, and to widen their ideas and vocabulary.