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WOMAN DOCTOR'S HEROISM PERILOUS ORAWL IN WATER-LOGGED MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
WOMAN DOCTOR'S HEROISM PERILOUS CRAWL IN WATER LOGGED MINE. 'fShe did wonders down there,'' salo. a priest, Father Galbraith, in detailing the heroism of a woman doctor, Anne Mitchell, who accompanied him on a perilous craw'! through the waterlog ged workings of the Blantyrefenne colliery, near Glasgow, immediately they, were summoned to rescue two el eetrically -shocked miners. This is the first time a woman has attempted such a feat. One miner, Duncan Connor, was dead when reach ed, but the other, Thomas Longhrie, revived as a result of Dr. Mitchell's skilful treatment. Connor's brother lost Iiis life in an ^Australian mine, and his father in a ^British colliery, while Loughrie's fath er was killed in the Blantyrefenne mine. Connor and Loughrie received a ser ies of shocks with an electrically pro pelled pan during the first shift after a long period of idleness.
EMPIRE DEVELOPMENT VALUE OF AERIAL SURVEYS PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT AID. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
EMPIRE DEVELOPMENT VALUE OF AERIAL f SURVEYS PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT AID. Colonel II. L. Croshwait addresseJ the Dominions and Colonies station of the lioyal Society of Arts on l(Al' Survey and Empire Development.' (says tlie 'Times'). Alter pointing out that ouly about 3S per cent, of the total imports of foodstuffs and tobacco from the Unitc.l Kingdom were derived from .empire sources, he remarked that it Was ex traordinary that we should hear so much of making our Empire selfsup porting while comparatively so litt.e was being done to ascertain the po3- ; sibilitics which lay dormant in that - Empire . . . As an essential preliminary to economic development maps were ne- | ? lir:tl.niif +1if-Tn m COUld HOI cessary. »» nuvm t.~^— - really begin to gauge our economic re sources in forests minerals and agri culture, nor could we properly allov j areas to those who were anxious to oc cupy them, or 'tackle those engineer-, inc problems which went hand in nan a , with economic development, ...
BOOGARBDIE STATE BATTERY. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
BOOGARDIE STATE BATTEEY. The- following arc the return.- .of a recent ruu at this battery: — W. Hough, 133 tons for 3dwts. 10 grs. per ton, W. O'Dee 14 tons for 21 dwts. fl grs. per ton, W. Jonos -»3 tons for G ilwts. 12 jrrn pi-r ton; J. Crick, ^5S I tons for lOihvt:-. ISgrs. per ton; A. Kent, ol Ions for (ichvts. lgr. per ton; Alf De v/ar, 5J tons for 42dwts. lOgrs. per ton; J. I. Thomas, 6i tons for 23dwts. 14 grs. per ton.
THE "TALKIES" SWEET FACES AND HARSH VOICES. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
THE 'TALKIES' SWEET FACES AED HABSH- W3 VOICES. = --v?SS Just how far the ™ talking' part ??*^j||j go in the composition of fotmrc jnotio»ij;S9 pictures, still remains to be seat ~'A»;;||| a means of presenting a complete syjarS~|| chroniscd; musical score for file, fHrt^^p urc, the present systems leave little to tS be desired. When used in tids -iray.J||| the talking movie brings to tie sniali-SJl theatre the reproduction of 4atrge;f»^^B c-hestras, without the expense! .. '? i-:SJ^^ But deliver us from the Epeatu^ ;||| voice of some of the present-day jafi;^^ tion picture stars! What a, saffTifliSl?^ lusionment it is to see the sweet £a£«:|g| and actions of a popular star, only::«?S|| hear the coarse, harsh voice for ~tt»3l forewoman of the local bat -.faetorj^gp when she speaks. Win the advent;»£g|| the talking movie mean that a~~aiew^sei||3 of stars will rise in the firmain£n£-»f|||| moviedom! Or will 'ghost i|i5*ii9s££|jp have become so popular in «nr»eBt|S writing? ' ^P3§§ Iii...
RAID ON A BUS PUGILISTIC MILL GIRLS. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
RAID ON A BUS PUGILISTIC MTTJ. GIRLS. An organised attack by 30 mill girls on two sisters was described at Grays (Essex) Police Court, when Edith Ay lett, aged 19, of Gray, was fined £2 for -assaulting Ruby Violet Martin, aged 22, of the Thames Board Milk, Pur fleet. Ruby Martin, who came into the court on crutches, said that after trouble at the wsrks between her sit ter Kb rah and other girls sh» asked her sweetheart to escort; them home. On alighting from a 'bus she .saw about 30 of the mill girls waiting neir fcer home. They rushed at the 'bus in thrac par ties, one crowd surround her sistur, an other attacking her sweetheart, while Edith Aylett hit her and then trippel her up, fracturing her right leg. Norah Martin, aged 19, said that she had trouble with Edith Aylett 's sis ter, and they had come to blows. She had. no quarrel with the others, al- j though they called her names. She did not know of any jealousy, but the other girls called her 'the boss's fancy bit.' Edith Aylet...
SALVATION ARMY HIGH COUNCIL MEETING London, January 8. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
SALVATION ARMY HIGH COUNCIL MEETING . . - ' London, January 8. From early this morning, when, be fore the arrival of the Salvation Army High Councillors, the police searched the spacious grounds of Sunbury Court, un til 7 p.m., when the massive spiked gates closed for the night, an atmos phere of tense secrecy and dramatic pos sibilities continued in connection with the meeting of the Salvation Army High Council. In. addition to permits, an elaborate system of whistle signals is used in com municating between, the ' gate and the house, in which there are 100 rooms. It formerly belonggd to Lord Kilinory, and was purchased by an American woirian, who pre.cnted it to the Army. A meeting ,of conspirators to formu late some deadly plot could not takr morn elaborate precautions to keep its plans secret,' says the 'Evening News.' An indication that the proceedings are likely to be protracted is afforded by the suit-eases, and trunks accompany ing many ,of the delegates. ' 'I have nothing t...
WANDERING IN THE BUSH MAN FOUND ALMOST EXHAUSTED [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
WANDERING IN THE BUSH MAN FOUND ALMOST EXHAUSTED Last Thursday Constables MeCaskill of Northampton, and Tunstill, of Ger aldton, went to Mt. View Station, about 41 miles from Northampton, in cobsc quencc of a report received from Mr. Stephen Seott, railway caretaker, Ajana, and interviewed a man namco Harold Halford, who had, it was alleg ed, been wandering around aimlessly, j and was believed to be of unsound mind. Halford was subsequently brought to Geraldton, and was this morning re manded for medical observation. According to the report received from Scott, Halford wandered, away from Ajana and was later seen by a youth, I James Randall, walking on the sand plain north-west of Mt. View Station, without food .or water, about tlirec miles from the road. Later Herbert Mitchell, an employee on the station, while looking for stock, found on the saud plain about three miles we-t ol the station track?, which he believed were those of the missing man. He followed them to a gate in the r...
WOOL AND WHEAT AUSTRALIA'S OUTPUT TOTAL VALUE, £95,000.000. Sydney, January 9 [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
WOOL AND WHEAT AUSTRALIA'S OUTPUT TOTAL VALUE, £95,000.000. Sydney, January 9 The National Council of Wool Sell- j ing Brokers of Australia' in Juue es- ' tiuiatcd the 192S-29 wool clip for the i Commonwealth at 2,402,000 bales. It j has now forecast that the clip will be : 2,577,000 bales. The clip should realise j £64,000,000. The wool production in ' 1927-2S was 2,073,000 bales, and it ; realised £60,873,6(52, the average price being £24/19/11 per bale. Owing to the higher prices of wool it is expected that the clip for- this vear ^will bring over £64,000,000. There will also be m phenomenal wheat harvest, and it is expected that the exportable surplus will be 140,000, 000 bushels, which, if it averages 4/6 per bushel, should return growers £31,500,000. The wool and wheat cheques should therefore total over £95,000,000.
PETROL AND OIL CERTIFYING THE BRAND [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
PETROL AND OIL CERTIFYING THE BRAND Before the practice of scaling kerb side pumps, as now carried out by a leading oil' company, considerable doubt lfas experienced by many motorists on the question as to whether the petrol was supplied to them true to brand, and in sonic instances the doubts were, of course, justified. The substitution of an inferior grade of petrol and oil might not make itself manifest until later, when an overheat ed engine or other unsatisfactory per formance is au indication of trouble, and it is undoubtedly a great boon to motorists to bo able to have complete confidence that the spirit and oil pur chased by them are strictly true to grade and quality. In order to ensure this confidence, the Shell Company, when initiating the supply of lubricat ing oil in bulk to car owners, decided to seal its bulk oil equipments as well as its kcrbsidc pumps. Under this system, the Shell Com pany ^can and does accept full respon sibility for the quality of the spirit and o...
THE MOST DANGEROUS FISH BARRACUDA DISPLACES THE SHARK [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
THE MOST BANGEROUS FISH ^ _„ ? BABEACUDA DISPLACES THE SHARK Not the shark, as is generally be lieved, says .'The Scientific Ameri can,'' but the barracuda, a large sav age pike-like fish of the tropical sea*, is the world's most dangerous fish. Wo read: — A case is described in vrhich a bar racuda attacked a sailor of the United States Navy, who was swSmming in the ocean near Panama. In that case the sailor was bitten so severely that Jiis limb was almost torn to pieces. The barracuda is almost as large as a twelve-year-old boy, and its mouth la such that any bite is likely to result in severe injury. In many other instances tftfs fish has attacked human beings, sometimes causing death and in other cases the loss of limbs. The barracuda is recognised by all of the natives of the Caribbean Gulf region as more apt to attack man thaii is t)i-- shark. Tliis is due to the fact that its food -getting depends on what it sees more than on what it smells. It is atlractrd by any flashing obj...
HADRIAN'S WALL ROMAN CASTLE DISCOVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
HADRIAN'S WALL ROMAN CASTLE DISCOVERED. The discovery of one of the Roman castles that once stood at every mil© along Hadrian's Wall — the Roman de fence across the north of England from sea to sea to keep back the Scots — is an nounced by the Korth or England Ex cavation Committee. It is situated at East Walbottl-J, 8 miles west of Newcastle, and measures fifty feet by sixty. It contains an in ternal building 14 feet square. The walls still stand to a height of 3 fee*. About one-fifth of the castle lies un der the main Xowcastle-Carlisle-road. The only other mile castle that has sn internal building is at 'Poltross Bum. A mortar for bruising fruit, which bears the stamp of the potter on its rim, is among the broken pottery found.
RECIPES Apple and rice padding. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
RECIPES Apple and rice pudding. Make a suet crust, roll out. line a leased basin with it, and fill up al ternately with cut apples, cooked nee, and sugar. Steam for two liours. Coconut rocks. Whip the white of so. egg very stiff; mix together with 2oz. . coconut, 2oz. sugar, and a little pink or green color ing Put the mixture in rocky heaps onto rice paper. ^Bake in a .moderate oven for ten minutes. A party sweet. Dissolve a packet, of orange jeiiy. When cool add to it one cup of peach juice (from a tin of peaches). When cold and slightly thickened, whip with an egg beater until the mixture is the consistency of whipped cream, mvu fold in a cup of whipped cream, a cup of crushed peaches, and a drop or sc of almond flavouring. Chill until set Chocolate rice. Put enough rice in a greased pie-dish to cover the bottom well. Pour in milk to come J-wny up the dish. Place a flat dish on the top, and put in a slow oven for two hours. Grate 2oz. chocolate and melt it in a cupful of milk. St...
THE STATE'S DEVELOPMENT GROWTH OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES EASTERN VISITOR IMPRESSED. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
THE STATE'S DEVELOP MENT GROWTH OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES EASTERN VISITOR EXPRESSED. The Commissioner for Lands and acting Attorney-General of South Aus tralia, Mr. George Jenkins, recently made an extensive tour of portions oX West Australia by' motor car. Interviewed by a press reprcsenta +;*v- Kiibseauentlv, Mr .Jenkins said he had come to the conclusion that there were great possibilities in regard to the country they had traversed. Much of the land was still in its native state, and with proper development it would carry a considerable rural popu lation. He was convinced that witn j the application of farming and jjraz- J ing knowledge, the districts lie haa mentioned would do exceedingly welL He saw great prospects for the growth of the pastoral industry in the clover country of the Great Southern dis- j trict. She must in the future, as in i the past, be the main- source of sup ply of nard woods for the rest of tne , Commonwealth. Conservation of her jarrah and karri resources wa...
LOCAL & GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
LOCAL & GENERAL ? i^p. ? A Wise Lamb. — S.ieep are said to be silly, but :i lamb' calk'd Fetor at Chi chestor (Kng.) seems very wis*. Brought up at a, house since it was a fortnight old, it has become a frieni of the neighbourhood, especially ox thV Hiildren, whom it follows for cakoa rind swt'i-ls. It also knows its way To tin1 pul)li- -Ii-iusi-. wJii-rt- it is given bis- j vizits anil omu beer. ; Cannon Combat HaiL — Cannon ] were usc-d against a liail-storm in Lausanne (France). An eye-witness declares that the Tt-sult of these antt Iiail slid Is was remarkable, 'for at 1 hough the storm had licit abated, the hailstones whii-li fell were only about the size «-f grains of rice. Thus the I.ausnniK* viiu-s and crops were saved from damage by this scientific method; of breaking up storm-clouds.' A Pure White Pox— Whilst travelling between Geraldton and Northampton over the week-end, Mr. W. fioWston, Gcraldton Postmaster, saw a pure white fox on the bank of the Buller Biver He...
GOSSIP ABOUT THE CARNIVAL [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 9 January 1929
GCSSD? ABOtTT THS CARNIVAL The patronage given tRe meetings during W.A.T.C. Carnival, Was satis factory to the executive of the Club. The comparative decrease on Cup, day may be accounted fop by the rather oppressive heat. On such a day many retrain from going to the races, and' eive their patronge when the crowds are not likely to h?- sd extensive. The motoring vogue, which affords facili. ties for trips to seaside resorts and to places away from the crush of people, must naturally draw people away from race meetings, at holiday time. In any case, the assemblage was so big on New Year's Day that there must be a large majority of those who formed it who were thankful that it was not larger even though the enclosures are so spacious and the stands so' exten sive. Moderate Standard of Horses. The class of horses' which furnished the racing was not -»igh grade. Many followers of racing thought that there would be discovered, a two-year-old above the ordinary, but that was not to be. Th...