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World Achievement The Garden Plane [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
World Achievement ? | The Garden Plane 7: ? We knew it would come years ago, and it has done. . . — ? ' ? The garden plane is with us, and has been with us a year or two now. .. ? ? 'What we might call back-garden flying is not yet a hobby of the million, but that it will be one day soon we can be almost sure. According to David Kay, a Perthshire inventor, the day. ' _ is nearer than some of us think. . .y It seems that he and his wife have no other interest at the ' ,y moment than tho bnilding of wingless planes, experimenting 7, with them, and improving them in every way possible. Months ago Mr. Kay told a reporter that he had spent as much ns £10,000 experimenting in this way, 'going down to Southampton almost every day in order to try out his machine. His wife is v o in the plane with him — that is to say, she is heart and soul in the business of producing this marvellous machine which, with an engine of no more than 75 liorse-power he finds it possible to take off with only a t...
FOX HUNT By Union's Courtesy (From a Special Correspondent) LONDON, Dec. 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
FOX HUNT By Union's Courtesy (Prom a Special Correspondent) LONDON, Dec. 9. Tho first fox hunt ever held by srtesy of a trade union met this eelc at Sacliel Court, Surrey. For ;ars the Leconfleld Foxhounds have st at this old country mansion, but iis year it was necessary for the aster, Lord Leconfleld, to ask per son of tho National Seamen's MOIl. aj tor the building has been taken * '6r by the union as offices 'for | iration' and is now occupied by | -rks and typists from London. i IV hen Lord Leconfleld wrote to ; r W R. Spence, secretary of the I itlonal Union of Seamen, asking land pertains: n a allow the - Kt to take plr usual, Mr. i idice replied tin. / could meet 'i Tltli pleasure' ai. .iat they — the | 'tional Union of seamen — would j -ppiy the stirrup-cup and sand 'Ches. i So this week men and women in | Wing pink reined in their horses i| 'Uide the country ? mansion offices 4 - the Seamen's Union, hounds gave ; Jul — and city typists and clerk3 4 Jl'ed to their first sig...
The Theatres Palace and Prince's Theatres [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
The Theatres. 'i- Palace and Prince's Theatres ^ What happens when a couraggpM. nurse and her group of women; friends organise an underground syst torn to smuggle fugitive soldiers from Belgium to Holland during the World War is contained in RKO Radio's melodramatic factual .docu. ment, 'Nurse Edith Cavell,' starring Anna Neagle, which is being shown at the Palace and Prince's Theajtcss to-night. Huia set to swing, combinplips which promises to captivate the na tion with its beauty and graceful rhythm, is introduced for the first ' time on the screen in Universal^ '-ro- mantic musical film, 'Hawaiian Nights,' which features Johnny Dawns and Mary Carlisle. - -s' At The Savoy Showing to-night for the last-tima at the Savoy Theatre is George Formby in 'Come On George,' with Patricia Kirkwood. ? Adventures of a small town news paper editor, who becomes involved in a' strange murder mystery liigh iight the swift action found in '.They Asked For It,'. Universal 'film, is'*the supporting p...
NEW YEAR'S GIFT Dog Bookmakers REDUCED FEES NEWCASTLE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
NEW YEAR'S GIFT' ? ^ i i.' Dog Bookmakers | REDUCED FEES NEWCASTLE, Thursday. 'A new year's gift is the opin ion of bookmakers operating at Newcastle dog meetings, con cerning the Newcastle Jockey Club's decision to reduce the fees from £4/10/ to £2/10/ a meeting. The bookmakers had asked for a Auction o£ £1, but the club, after three weeks' strike by the men fltli bags capitulated, and granted - reduction of £2. On learning of the club's decis m this morning, bookmakers were aturally jubilant and will be at the jeedway in force at the next meet is on January 6. The question is now, how will Mrdt mil and Cessnock coursing clubs are? They both, a little while ago, a the demand of the bookmakers, re cced the fee to £3/10/, which is £1 feher now than Newcastle. It is on io cards that they will now be asked ir another reduction of £1. ; Kewca»tle Jockey Club may not, - swnver, bo quite out of its dog ? amble. The reduction of the entrance -!« from 10/ to 7/6 where the prize j :oney is l...
"The Whole of the District is Rocking" HEAVY TOLL 'Quake Claims Many Lives in Turkey VILLAGES RAZED LONDON, December 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
[?] H E A V Y TOLL 9Qnake Claims Many Lives in Turkey VILLAGES RAZED ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 27. 'The whole district is rocking. More than 10,000 are dead. The post office is col I lapsing . . f This dramatic unfinished telegram from an unknown post office employee at Tokat, in Turkey, before dying at his post, gave Istanbul the first news of the earthquake, which razed villages over an area of 4000 square ? miles and greatly dam aged many towns. t The 'News-Chronicle' Istanbul cor respondent says that siesmographic registrations o£ the earthquake are mgically manifested in Anatolia in Turkey and in Morocco. The British United Press reports From Istanbul states that seven suc cessive shocks, between 2 a.m. and 5 i.m- yesterday, aro said to have de itroyed or damaged Samsoun, Yozgad -where some Australians were iv.i jrisoned during the last war— OrO.u, rokatmsivas, Saliiyc and Amasya, bo lides breaking the seismograph at stanbul Observatory. Casualties number hundreds, b...
LITTLE USE Disinfecting Water POULTRY DISEASE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
LITTLE USE Disinfecting Water POULTRY DISEASE When outbreaks of disease oc cur in a poultry flock farmers often add some chemical or me dicament to the drinking water, in the hope of treating the disease or preventing its spread, observes an article in the 'Agricultural Gazette' on the value of disinfec tion and fumigation in poultry disease control. Thus potassium r : - .auganate (com monly known as Condy's crystals) is often' placed in the drinking water and less frequently bluestone (copper sulphate) and sulphate of iron. These medicaments are of little value in preventing the spread ot the 'roup' diseases which occur in com mercial poultry flocks. Futhermore, the use of drugs such as potassium permanganate is of little practical benefit, as such disinfect ants are oxidising agents, and when they have been in the drinking water Bome little time contact with organic matters destroys any disinfectant ac tion they had. There has been a great increase in ;he popularity of disinfectio...
LAND BOARD Conversion of Leases [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
LAND BOARD Conversion of Leases Three aplications have boen made, recently at tho East Maitland Lands Office and will be dealt with b- tho Maitland District Land Board at its meeting in the new year. Herbert Frederick Edwards, of Kurri, has applied for conversion of special lease 32/18, portion 2G1, par ish of ITeddon, County Northumber land, into a conditional purchase 39/9. An application has been received from Dorothy Eileen Lumby, of Saw yer's Gully Post Office, for ie exten sion of the term of her spc fal lease 32/13, comprising portion 357, parish of Heddon, County Northumberland. William Lulio Bruco, of Seahan'i, hns applied for conversion of homo stead selection 99/10, comprising an area of 108 acres 3 roods, parish of Scaliam, County Durham, into a con ditional purchase 39/10.
PERSONAL [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
PERSONAL The Rev. Brother Ignatius, repre sentative of tho Roman Catholic registered schools on tho Board of Secondary School Studies, who has just returned from an extended tour of Europe and America, has been ap pointed to the charge of the Marist Brothers' College, St. Mary's, Ash grove, Brisbane. Mr. R. G. Tucker, general manager of Mick Simmons, Ltd., will retire at the end of the year, after 47 years' service with the firm.
BASIC WAGE Months For Making Adjustments MINISTER'S VIEW [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
BASIC WAGE Months For Making Adjustments MINISTER'S VIEW T''.e months of February, May, August and November have been substituted as the months in which tho basic wage would be adjusted in all State awards and Industrial agreements, In place of tho months of March, June, Sep tember and December respec tively. . A certificate to this effect has been issued by the Industrial Commission under the Industrial Arbitration (Amendment) Act, 1937. Mr. G. C. Gollan, Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Ser vices, said that under the 1937 Act the then existing basic wago with fixed loading addition, as determined by tho Commonwealth Court of Con ciliation and Arbitration, had been adopted as the base of all awards and industrial agreements made by indus trial tribunals functioning under the New South Wales Arbitration ActB. Provision was also mado that In tho event of the Commonwealth Court making any alteration in tho basic wage or tho conditions under which it was granted, similar cha...
NEWS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
NEWS OF THE DAY Thumb Cut On Can 'VTRS. B. TANNER, of Telarah street, Telarah, received a lacer ated wound to the ball of the right thumb about an inch long when open ing a tin can yesterday. Maitland Ambulance rendered first aid and conveyed her to a surgery, where one stitch was inserted, and then back to her home. Struck By Log WHEN a log fell on him while un ** loading a dray late yesterday afternoon, Victor Elllcott, 46, of Oakhampton-road, West Maitland, a foreman employed by the South Mait land Railways, suffered a probable fracture of the left forearm and se vere shock. Maitland Ambulance rendered first qid and conveyed him to a surgery, thence to Maitland Hospital. School Enrolment,' ; TOURING the past five years, the en rolments in the Department's schols have fallen by 21,000 (354,849 in 1934 to 333,626 in 1939). In the same period, the number of teachers has increased by 481 (10,794 in 1934 to 11,275 in 1939). For tho present financial year, tho State expenditure on educ...
A.L.P. PROTEST Troops Going Overseas CESSNOCK, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
A.L.P. PROTEST Troops Going Overseas CESSNOCIC, Thursday. Abermain branch of the Austra lian Labour Party decided at its monthly meeting to protest against the proposal of the Federal Govern ment to send troops overseas. A report by delegates to a confer ence. convened by the executive to decide if the District Assembly or the Federal Council should operate, was adopted. Tho meeting decided to ask Kears ley Shire Council to give attontion to the menace of stagnant water un der the new bridge in Main-road.
Tourist Bureau Council Decides Upon Cancellation SPECIAL MEETING [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
T ourist Bureau Council Decides Upon Cancellation SPECIAL MEETING The West Maitland Municipal Council, at a special meeting this morning, decided to cancel- the agreement with the City arid Country Tourist Services. During the discussion the ald ermen stated that the bureau had not functioned as satisfact orily as had been hoped, but they thought the war was the principal reason for that. The Mayor (Aid. A. S. McDonald) presided. A letter had been received from the company submitting a proposal for a variation of the agreement between the council and the .company relating to tourist and publicity services. 'The six months' trial period lias convincingly demonstrated that the continuance of a local tourist bureau, with salaried staff ami overhead is not warranted,' it was stated 'Council would be better advised to spend monoy only on publicity and advertising, linked with an informa tion service in Sydney and New castle. 'At the time of entering into the agreement, I conscientiously ...
Progress Unsatisfactory [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
Progress Unsatisfactory Aid Faliey moved 'That in the opinion of the council tho monthly re ports referred to in the agreement do not show reasonable progress, and results in connection with the carry ing on of tho bureau, and that the agreement be hereby cancelled.' 'I was not in favour of tho thing at the start.' he added. 'Now I am convinced that it was not a success.' Aid. O'Hearn seconded. He thought the opportunity was there for such an organisation, but the war had intervened. That made the difference. Aid. Scarlett said he was sorry the agreement had to be terminated.' but it appeared to be the only way out. Aid. Kennedy said the monthly re ports showed that the bureau had not been functioning successfully. For that, tho war was the principal factor. Tho cancellation would not be hard on the company, as it had admitted tho bureau was not warranted. He was sorry the time had come when they had to cancel something that could have been a benefit to tho district, but further exp...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
DEATH PATTINSON. — Passed away in the Maitland Hospital, 22nd Dec., 1939, Janice Helen, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Pattlnson, of Rutherford; and Grandchild of Mr. Thomas Pattinson and Mrs. E. E. Maynard. 3420 IN MEMORIAM NEWTON.— In loving memory of our dear Mother, Marie Newton, died 28tli December, 192S. At Rest. Inserted by Daughter, Eileen; Sons, Billy, Norman; Son-in-law, Tom; Daughter-in-law, Muriel; Grand daughters, Dawn, Judith. 3419
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
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BACK TO PONIES Rationing of Petrol [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
BACK TO PONIES Rationing of Petrol The rationing of petrol has, of course, made many ponder upon other forms of conveyance than the motor car. The choice does not always fall on the bicycle. In country districts there are signs that the pony trap will come into its own again (says a writer in the London 'Sunday Times'). In one scattered neighbourhood the local riding stables have been visited by elderly folk in search of ponies or horses to draw traps or carriages. The owner of the stables is now break ing-in his horses. ?
NATIONAL POET Mickiewicz of Poland PEOPLE'S SONGS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 28 December 1939
NATIONAL POET Mickiewicz of Poland PEOPLE'S SONGS Poland's great national poet, Adam Mickiewicz, was born in 1798, two years after the death of Scotland's great national poet. Robert Burns. Like Burns, Mickiewisz sang the songs of the people (writes Margaret Hillman in 'The Weekly Scotsman') Many of his beautiful lyrics and verses are vivid descriptions of the forests, marshes, and rivers of his native land, while his epic poems voice the agony ; of Poland appealing to the nations. Mickiewicz was a brilliant student at Vilna University when he became a member of a secret police society, and was imprisoned by the Russian Gov ernment. Later on he was sent to live as a sort of hostage in Russia and was a great favourite in society at St. Petersburg. In 1S29 he published his romantic narrative poem 'Konrad Wallenrod,' describing the dire vengeance takeD by the Lithuanians against their Teu tonic oppressors. This poem contains his exquisite lyric on the River Villa. 'Our Wilia, the mothe...