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BACHELORS' BUTTONS. (Devoted to the Interests of Residents of the Bachelors' Quarters.) [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
BACHELORS' BUTTONS. (Devoted to the Interests of Residents of the Bachelors* Quarters.) "I say, Jones, what's this 'ere?** "Ask Jack Irving; he knows.'* fr Victorian Football-Acton v Red Hill-the umpires were simply wonderful. fr Ted Hall high-marked a lemon at half-time; his comrades are advised to learn the art with a football. fr Oakes is a wonderful footballer-two kicks, two goals, 12 points. He should retire on his laurels. fr The London Salon is anxiously waiting re sults of Bill Bell's pictorial studies from his 50 guinea camera; he won't take the dry alley crowds. fr Anybody going to Queanbeyan this week end? fr The Philharmonic Society need not go to Sydney for talent; George O'Neill, baritone, is still available. fr Captain Cook and his merry men were sit ting on top of the world strolling round dur ing the week-end. A few high-explosives and bombs soon brought them back to earth. Tom Fleming is no relation to Phil, fr Allen Baker, wireless expert, can get to Melbourne whe...
"AUSSIE" GAME'S POPULARITY [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
"AUSSIE" GAME'S POPULARITY The opening of the season hes been accom panied by such a display of keenness and enthusiasm in all quarters as to leave no grounds for doubt about the popularity of the game. The increasingly high standard of play, too, should be reassuring news to the thousand or so enthusiastic "exiles'* from Melbourne, who will spend next season in Canberra. Thus early in the season Sydney is being talked about, and arrangements are being made to try conclusions with the New South Wales Interstate team. Given equal oppor tunities, Canberra has nothing to fear from the "City by the Sea" (Billy B), and the League would be well advised to start imme diately on choosing a team and getting it into training and practice. The games on the opening day gave indi cations of a successful and exciting compe tition; but the new teams, Red Hill and Eastlake, have since hardly given evidence that they are up to the standard of the old teams, whose players are now developing their tru...
WIRELESS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
WIRELESS. The number of wireless enthusiasts at Can berra is increasing, and excellent results are generally being obtained. During the visit of Captain G. A. Taylor to Canberra recently, several enthusiasts gathered together at the Hotel Canberra for the purpose of discussing various matters appertaining to the progress of wireless at the Federal Capital. Cap tain Taylor has promised to do his best to bring about the installation of a radio relay station here, and it is understood that the Director of Wireless /has already been ap proached in this matter.
FOOTBALL AUSTRALIAN RULES. OPENING OF THE SEASON CANBERRA. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
FOOTBALL AUSTRALIAN RULES. OPENING OP THE SEASON CANBERRA. A large gathering of supporters of the Australian game attended at the Acton Sports Ground on Saturday, May 15, on the occasion of the commencement of the first round of roster matches. Before the commencement of the game-Federals v. Queanbeyan-Mr. Bux ton, President of the Federal Football Club, asked Mrs. Dillon to unfurn the champion ship flag won by the Federal team last sea son. This flag had been presented by that well-known sport, Mr. P. F. Douglas. In ask ing Mrs. Dillon to unfurl the flag, Mr. Bux ton stated that, as President of the Federal Club, he was very pleased to* be present on behalf of Mr. Douglas. Mr. Douglas had shown his keen interest in Australian Bules football by presenting the pennant. This was the first Australian Bules pennant flag pre sented on the Federal Territory, consequently in years to come it should be of historic value. The Federal Club was naturally very proud to be the first holders of t...
WELL-KNOWN CITIZEN LEAVES CANBERRA PRESENTATION TO MR. ARMITAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
WELL AWAY ! WELL-KNOWN CITIZEN LEAVES CANBERRA PRESENTATION TO MR. ARMITAGE. Mr. Armitage, îfeehanical Engineer of the F.C.C., who recently left Canberra after a twe years' residence here, was the recipient of a handsome presentation by the staff of the fitters' shop, Eastlake. Mr. Templeton called the men together. Addressirg Mr. Armitage, Mr. Kilmartin said that he was speaking on behalf of the works foreman, Mr. Templeton, and all the workers connected with the fitters' shop, of which Mr. Armitage had been the Supervising Mechanical Engineer. Most of the men had known Mr. Armitage from the time of his arrival in Canberra, nearly two years ago, and had always been on most excellent terms with him. They all regretted that these friendly associations were to be terminated; but be fore his departure they wished to give him a memento whereby he would ever be re minded of his many friends at Canberra. Mr, Kilmartin concluded his remarks by presenting Mr. Armitage with a silver fruit di...
HOTEL CANBERRA [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
HOTEL CANBERRA On many occasions during the past month accommodation at Canberra's leading hotel has been fully taxed. Situated in a setting of beautiful gardens, the Hotel Canberra is one of Canberra's most prominent beauty spots. The nigh standard of service and accom modation, together with first-class facilities for tennis, golf, and bowls, places the Capital City's leading hotel on a par with anything the older-established cities have to offer . in this direction. Among the guests at Hotel Canberra dur ing May have been The Rt. Hon. W. M. Hughes, P.C., M.H.R. Dame Mary Hughes. Sir Henry and Lady Lunn. Sir Alfred and Lady Meeks. Colonel and Mrs/ Thane. Mr. A. Cater, Sydney. Mr. C. Van Cooth, Melbourne. Mr. «nd Mrs. Walter Marks. Mr. and Mrs. Mcllrath. Colonel and Mrs. Feathers. Mr. Fleming (Under-secretary Lands, N.S.W.). Mr. E. P. Simpson, Sydney. Mr. and Mrs. Dalglish. Mr. and Mrs. Hooper. Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Bond, Brisbane. Mrs. Arnold. Mrs. Sampson. Miss...
AINSLIE MEETING OF THE HOUSE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
AINSLIE MEETING OF THE HOUSE AND RECREATION COMMITTEE. A large number of residents at Hotel Ainslie put in an appearance in the main lounge room on the evening of 12th May, for the purpose of discussing various mat ters relating to their general well-being. The President, Mr. Knox, occupied the chair. Tlie President stated that a number of suggestions which were brought up at the previous general meeting had been atten rne MASTER OF me WNDS ded to. Mr. McColl, a member of the com mittee, ^outlined the facilities whi^ the Canberra Community Library offered to residents. A branch library had been estab lished at Hotel Ainslie, and residents are invited to join up. Many residents were of the opinion that a billiard table should be provided for the use of residents, and it was unanimously resolved to again approach the Commission in this regard. On the word being given by the Presi* dent inviting suggestions, residents present at the meeting bobbed up in all directions. Practically ever...
CANBERRA PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
CANBERRA PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY. Stimulated by its recent triumph at the Causeway Hall, the Society is now putting into rehearsal a special programme of opera tic music, etc., for early performance at the Causeway Hall. Members are asked to attend rehearsals regularly, as good results can only be attained in this way. It is interesting to note that arrangements are in course of finalisation for the broad casting of the next programme by Farmers, of Sydney. This concert will consequently be of great historical, as well as of great musical, interest. Rehearsals are held every Thursday night at Hotel Canberra.
CHILDREN'S WELFARE COMMITTEE [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
CHILDREN'S WELFARE COMMITTEE lu accordance with the wishes of the resi dents of Westlake, the Committee has post poned the erection of the playground at West lake, pending the decision of the Commis sioner as to the permanency or otherwise of this centre. The material for Ainslie playground has been ordered, and a working bee is to be ar ranged at an early date for its erection, Representatives from Eastlake and Cause way will be invited to attend our next meet ing to discuss the early formation of play grounds in these areas. The Committee has been assured by the Com missioner that an extra 'bus will be com missioned for the purpose of relieving the present unsatisfactory arrangements at West ridge for the transportation of school children.
BAND NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
BAND NOTES (By H. Howe, Organising Secretary.) The Band is still making steady progress, and we have recently received the services of a number of good players (cornets especi ally). They are all good bandsmen, so the Band has taken on a new lease of life. It is our intention in the very near future to turn out and render suitable programmes at the different camps in the Territory on Sun day afternoons. We have submitted a constitution and a set of rules for the internal guidance of the Band to our governing body, the Outdoor Recreation Committee, and, at the earliest date possible, three delegates from the Band are to meet the Outdoor Committee in con ference, and adjust all matters pertaining to the management of the Band. All bands men in the Territory are invited to come along and help us. I feel sure that with the help of new enthusiastic members, we shall be able to put up very creditable perform ances in the future. Come along and help us with your instruments. If you have no...
AN ERROR IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
AN ERROR IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION. (By "Gleaner.'*) This was the way of it, don't you know, A camp was pitched out Ainslie way; Where men who did not like to board, Could live the life of a bachelor gay. But-and here's where the error occurred, While the men who board get a 12 by 10, Wherein to spread their things about, 'Twas a 6 by 8 for the batching men, In which to cook and sleep as well, 'Twas much too cramped, and by consent, With scraps from the waste heap it befell, That a kitchen grew at the door of each tent, Then an ambitious joker built a camp, Out of bags and scraps and a petrol can, The leading hand pulled the foreman's leg, And that is how all the fun began. He told him thus, "You watch that camp, That Jimmy Governor's living there now. He's known by all as a careless scamp, And will surely create a deuce of a row. Each night he takes timber away from here, And bricks by the drayload; he's also got A blooming stove; and plaster sheets You'd better watch, or he'll take ...
WEATHER AT CANBERRA FIGURES FOR MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
WEATHER AT CANBERRA FIGURES FOR MAY. Contrary to general belief, May was by no means a wet month at Canberra. Practically only five days of the month could be con sidered "rainy,"* viz.:-2nd (42 points), 11th (39 points), 12th (88 pointe), 22nd (28 points), and 31st (35 points). On the remaining 26 days of the. month a total of 23 points of rain only was recorded. There were 20 days during which there was no rainfall. The total rainfall for May was 255 points. The highest temperature reached for the month was 61 degrees on the 4th, and the lowest 30,1 degrees on the 20th.
ANONYMOUS LETTERS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
-? ANONYMOUS LETTERS The Commissioner has asked us to pub lish the following statement, which he de sires to make: "I desire to take this means to convey . to the employees of the Commission my very great dislike of anonymous letters, and I should like to explain to everyone the impression which such letters convey to me. ' ' May I say in the first place that if I am lucky enough to notice that a letter is au anonymous one before Í read it, I in variably throw it into the wastepaper bas ket. If, on the other hand, I have read it through before I notice that it is anony mous, I very often throw it into the waste paper basket, when it amounts, as it unfor tunately does in many cases, to an attempt on the part of one employee to get some thing home on another. On the other hand, I desire to say this, that if any employee of the Commission has got something on his mind that is worth having my attention, it is surely worth handing in over the em ployee's signature; such employees may rel...
GOLF CANBERRA'S FINE LINKS. [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
GOLF CANBERRA'S FINE LINKS. The links are prettily situated, near th Hotel Canberra, the first tee and last greei being but two minutes' walk from the hotel The course is in very fine condition, and thi fairway, with the exception of one hole, ii quite equal to any fairways in the Common wealth at the present time. This is th&lt; opinion of many golfers from various States who have lately visited Canberra. The green! are good, and the course is kept in first-class order. The first hole is an easy one of 26( yards, and a fine view from Mount Ainslit is very prominent. The links are in charge of John A. Irving, who is greenkeeper anc professional. Irving has had an experience ir golf that is perhaps unique. He has golfed in all five continents of the world, and alec in every State in Australia. Born in Eastbourne, England, he started his golfing career as a caddy to Horace Hut chinson, then Amateur Champion of Great Bri tain. He then entered the professional ranks, and has bee...
HAVE A GUESS [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
HAVE A GUESS Readers are invited to guess the last word in each verse of the following "sonnets.*' A prize of a free 'bus ride when the city 'bus service is in operation will be awarded to the reader who sends in the first correct solution: Gentlemen : ' * The Senate, Mr. Speaker's Chair, Ministerialists here, Opposition there, And good Australians, true and loyal, Have built this hall on national soil. The very bricks, cement and sand, Have been produced in this fair land, And may this threshold stone be worn, By footsteps of Australian born, And may a row of bleeding heads, Proclaim the fate of any Reds Who venture here. Come, give a cheer, God save the King, "The P.r." The throstle's little throat' has bust, Its little voice is still, It tried to sing a threnody, Composed by poor old B_1. Father, tell me something more Of the great trek from Tasman's shore, When all the apple-pickers left For Canberra, leaving us bereft. The old man answered, "Know my son, They left the apple for...
CATHOLIC BAZAAR [Newspaper Article] — Canberra Community News — 11 June 1926
CATHOLIC BAZAAR On Friday, May 28, at the Causeway Hall, a bazaar organised by the Catholic section of the community for local church purposes was opened by Mr. J. H. Butters. Mr. Butters was introduced by Rev. Fr. Haydon, who expressed his appreciation, and that of his people, of Mr. Butters' action, in coining, despite the demands upon his time, to assist them. Mr. Butters, in declaring the bazaar open, said that the Commission recognised that an important feature of city construction was the development of a civic spirit, and it would therefore lend its support to any function or to any organisation which would tend to develop that spirit. He knew that the organi sation to which they belonged would do its share in the development of the city. A vote of thanks to Mr. Butters was pro posed by Mr. J, À. O'Sullivan, who said the Catholic people appreciate the fact that in the difficult task ahead of their little com munity, they would have the sympathetic con sideration of the Commis...