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STAR TALKIES [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
STAR TALKIES Ruth Chatterton and Clive Brook have never been seen to greater ad- vantage than they are in "The Better Wife," the principal attraction show- ing at the New Star Theatre, tJnley. to-night and to-morrow evening. In this new production, which is based on Gouvemeur Morris's story of the same name. Miss Chatterton meets Neil Dunlap tClive Brook), a brilliant at torney who. heartbroken because of his divorced wife's marriage to a multi millionaire, proposes to Pansy &lt;Ruth Chatterton). an absolute nonentity, de claring that even she would be a better wife to him than his money-crazed first wife. From this point on. the pic ture's action takes a highly dramatic turn, as Pansy, married to a man whom she has honestly fallen in love with, fights desperately to take her rightful place in her husband's world. "The Texan." an O. Henry story, having Gary Cooper and Fay Wray as stars, is also showing on the same programme.
"FARCICAL AND UNTENABLE" Mr. Moloney Describes Position SYDNEY, February 22. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
"FARCICAL AND UNTENABLE" Mr. Moloney Describes Position SYDNEY, February 22. Commenting today upon the meeting. of the central executive of the A.L.P. on Friday night, at which four mem- bers of the New South Wales section of the Federal Parliamentary Labor Party, headed by the Minister of Mar kets (Mr. Moloney) were present, the Minister said that the delegation was extremely disappointed when it found that the decision was reached before tbey had an opportunity of speaking "I feel sure." he said, "that the posi tion which has been created as the re sult of that decision will appear to every Laborite throughout Australia as farcical hi the extreme, and so unten able that I feel certain wiser counsels will assuredly prevail in order to ter minate a ridiculous situation. If the decision is carried to the extreme, then Federal members representing New South Wales constituencies will be Laborites when tbey go Into other States of the Commonwealth, but will cease to be Laborltes when th...
"ALMOST A HONEYMOON" Another British Success [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
"ALMOST A HONEYMOON" Another British Success Once more the British talking studios have stolen a march on their rivals, for 'Almost a Honeymoon," which was the fourth of the series of pictures to be presented to an Invitation audience at the York Theatre last nigiiL is one of the funniest films that has reached Adelaide. Taken from the play by Walter Ellis, ibis picture abounds in those rich and risque situations that come even more spontaneously from the screen than they did from the stage. Pert and pretty Dodo Watts Is the girl who spends the night In the same fist as a man without knowing it, and Lamont Dickson, her peculiar fiance, accepts the most compromising statements in a way that would make another man reach for a gun. The poor unfortunate who causes all the trouble is Clifford Mollison, who makes his talkie debut after some years on the stage. That great actor, Donald Calthorp, is a butler in this. "Almost a Honeymoon" is as much a triumph for Monty Banks, the director, a...
CONFERENCE TO MEET SOON Great Principle At Stake SYDNEY. February 22. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
CONFERENCE TO MEET SOON Great Principle At Stake SYDNEY. February 22. Mr. J.J. Kennealey, President of the Federal executive of the A.L.P. said that he had decided to convene an interstate conference of the party. "The position is of sufficient importance to warrant the calling together of the highest Labor triounal." he declared. "The conference will open In Sydney In three or four weeks. It will consist of six representatives from each of the ax States. The by-election in East Sydney is a detail compared with the big principles involved In party disci pline. It has become a question whether the labor Party's policy should be adopted by an or merely by those who care to adopt It."
"NATIONAL EMERGENCY" Proposal Quickly Discarded Sydney, February 22. For several day the popular cry has [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
"NATIONAL EMERGENCY" Proposal Quickly Discarded Sydney, February 22. For several day the popular cry has For several days we popular cry has been for the declaration of a state of national emergency and, with all sorts of possible developments in mind, tire Trade Union Congress sent a deputa tion in high-powered motors to Can berra to secure this uncertain declara tion. It did not take Mr. Scullin and Mr. Brennan long to show the deputation, first, that there was no provision in the Constitution for such a declara tion, and then that, if the Federal Gov ernment did so. the Constitution would be set aside and any other dozen men who believed they could manage the country better than Scullin and Co. could set themselves the task. The Government view was that It should hang on to power as lons as possible. It was a disillusioned deputation that returned, tired and dusty the temperature was over 100 degrees— and reported to the conference. Dropped Like Live Coal The national emergency "...
"ON APPROVAL" One of Britain's Best [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
"ON APPROVAL" One of Britain's Best A film of a Frederick Lonsdale play is like a, good cigar—one can enjoy it right down to the last inch. "On Ap- proval," which was screened at West's on Saturday, is as unmistakably from the pen of this famous English play wright as it is from the best of Britain';: talking picture studios. Either would be sufficient to give it the hall-mark of quality, and it is no wonder that audi ences come very near to laughing them selves out of breath at its delightfully unexpected sallies. The dialogue in "On Approval" is full of surprises. Conventions mus; go by the board whenever Lonsdale sers out to make people laugh, and in this Elstree pro duction he has given them something to chuckle over for weeks. The quiet forcefulness of the dialogue, however, is tackled with that easy direcmess so j natural to British actors, and with most I of the cast from "Rookery Nook" in- | eluded, its subtleties take on an almost! classic guise, considering the theme.! Tom...
TREASURY BILLS PAID OFF Pleasurable Shock for London Dealers LONDON, February 21, [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
TREASURY BILLS PAID OFF Pleasurable Shock for London Dealers LONDON, February 21, The official announcement to-day that the Commonwealth was paying oft £5,000*00 of short term Treasury bills maturing on March 2 created a most favorable Impression in the city as a welcome gesture against the rcpudU- Uonists and a useful tonic to inves tors who feared that default was immi nent. There was very strict secrecy at the source of the money, but most guess it Is the Bank of England. The effect on the Stock Exchange was most satisfactory, and it not only checked the decline in' Australian stocks but help the recovery of dealings in Commonwealth 5 per cent. Those re corded ranged from £64 to £64 10/; 6 per cents^ £70 to £74; Victorian 5 per cent, to £61; New South Wales 3 per cent £50 to £57; and 5J per cent, £75 to £76.
BEER BEING MADE ILLICITLY MINISTER WARNS OFFENDERS [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
BEER BEING MADE ILLICITLY MINISTER WARNS OFFENDERS Recent investigations by Customs offi- cials have revealed that a number of private persons are engaged in the illi- cit manufacture of beer on their own premises for domestic use or for sale. It is pointed out by the Minister of Customs (IST. Forde) that the making of any beer containing more than t*o per cent, of spirit by any unlicensed person Is illegal. Any beer brewed from standard recipes, including malt and hops, or either of these Ingredients, would be likely to contain more than two per cent, of spirit. In future the excuse by offenders that they were unaware they were com mitting a breach of the excise law will not be accepted, and the Minister has now issued a warning tbat offenders will be prosecuted.
FIXING FINANCE POLICY Conference Adjourns BANKS CONSIDERING FEDERAL PLANS Melbourne. February 22. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
FIXING FINANCE POLICY Conference Adjourns BANKS CONSIDERING FEDERAL PLANS Melbourne. February 22. After a meeting which lasted for more than three hours yes- terday afternoon, the conference between the Prime Minister (Mr. Scnllin), the Federal Treasurer (Mr. Theodore), and representatives of the Common wealth Bank and trading banks, which considered plans sub- j mitted by the Federal Ministry j for the financial rehabilitation of the Commonwealth, ad journed until Tuesday after noon. ?The bankers, at a separate conference on Monday, will consider the plans sub mitted to them. Any decision reached by the banks at the conference on Tuesday will be submitted by the com monwealth representatives to the Pre miers' Conference when it resumes in Melbourne on Wednesday. Early last evening Mr. Scnllin made the following statement:—"We had a full discussion of the financial situa tion with the representatives of the banks, who 'will confer among them selves on Monday. Their discussions with ...
MOTOR OIL TO BE DEARER Companies Raise Price 6d. a Gallon RETAIL INCREASE, 10. A PINT [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
MOTOR OIL TO BE* DEARER Companies Raise Price 6d. a Gallon RETAIL INCREASE, 10. A PINT The price for motor lubricating oil supplied to garages and service stations will be Increased by 6d. a gallon from to-day, and the retail rate to motorists may advance Id. a pint this week. The wholesale increase will embrace all the leading brands of olla. The action of the garage and service station pro prietors will be decided at a tin>gr.&lt;n C of the executive of the South Austra lian Chamber of Automobile Services to-morrow night. Announcing the new rates yesterday, representatives of the oil companies said they were loth to increase prices, particularly as motorists were being bit in other directions, but they had no alternative. They recognised that if retail prices were increased sales would be affected, but overhead charges had to be met, and the only way out of the difficulty was to raise prices. Dae to High Exchange One of the main reasons for the in crease was the adverse...
GOVERNMENT WAGE BOARDS Objection to Representation at Appeals [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
GOVERNMENT WAGE BOARDS Objection to Representation at Appeals Objection has been taken by the Coachmakers' Union to the procedure of the Government in appeals against wage board determinations. Either party to a determination may appeal to the Industrial Court against it, and this has been done in the case ot several recent determinations affecting the various branches of the Govemmeni service. It is usual in such cases for Govern ment officials or a member of the Crown l>aw Department to represent the Government when appeals are heard in the Industrial Court. These, being Government officers, are paid with public money. The contention of the union is that employes are con tributing to the cost of obtaining skilled legal practitioners who oppose their case in the court. The unions, if they require similar assistance, arc compelled to pay the fees of a private member ol the legal profession. It is held that, either the Government should contribute to this payment, or that there sh...
U.S. MOVES TO STABILISE SILVER Fall in Price Named as World Depression Cause MR. HOOVER'S JOB WASHINGTON, February 21. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
U.S. MOVES TO STABILISE SILVER Fall in Price Named as World Depression Cause \ MR. HOOVER'S JOB WASHINGTON, February 21. The Senate on Friday approved, with- out debate, a resolution suggesting that President Hoover should negotiate with other countries to prevent the debas- ing of silver coin and the damping of silver on the world market. The resolution also suggested that the President should call gn inter national confer ence to reach an agreement on the use of silver as money. The primary purpose Is to seek an agreement by which Great Bri taian shall not dump silver from India on the world market. A sub-committee of the Senate found this to be the greatest single cause fox the depressed ' silver prices. The President was also requested to take any other action he considered feasible to restore the price of silver. The resolution was drafted by the Foreign Relations sub-committee, af^er nearly a year's study. It reported that the price of silver was one of the major causes of the...
MOONTA TRAMWAYS : Transport Board Enquiry Moonta. February 20. [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
MOONTA TRAMWAYS : Transport Board Enquiry Moonta. February 20. The Transport Control Board visited Moonta yesterday and took evidence on the question of whether the Moonta tramways should be closed, tad, if , what other transport should be pro- -j vlded. ':.*% The board met at the council Cham- ?va ber in the afternoon, when evidence j| was tendered by the mayor CMr. R. C ~'M Kltto), the town clerk (Mr. T. P. jig Conch), Messrs. W. H. Mitchell. John -M MeHen, and J. H. Rogers. .S3 It Is not unlikely that & mote *??>' M vice will be substituted for the tram-.:.?§( ways, run strictly to time-table, with.. 3 an official maximum fare fixed, to em- ~$& brace Cross-roads, Telta, East Mormta, -jM Hamley Flat, Moonta Mines, nd 'M Mbonta Bay. All other cars, &c* ply- -vs ing for hire will be excluded. ' 'j3
BARRAGES AT MURRAY MOUTH Erection Important to Landholders [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
BARRAGES AT MURRAY MOUTH Erection Important to Landholders The erection of barrages at the Mur- ray mouth to protect the Lower Murray and lakes from salinity Is one of great importance to many landowners pos- sessing riparian rights, and Is con sidered to be the only solution of their troubles. At a meeting of residents of the Nar run? district, presided over by Mr. G. R. Goode. on February 17, the following resolution was carried:— "That this meeting of Naming resi dents expresses its satisfaction with the recommendation of the River MnmyaH Commission that barrages be exectedjfS near the Murray mouth, and its "?JMs preciation of the work of the Commla-J9 sloner of Public Works &lt;Mr. J. Memoes, H UP.) in connection with Uus, sna^fl urges that everything possible be Ammdi to bring f.tip^o TT**f>rnn i^nda-tlPll* JntD*?s3 effect." i igm Tne matter of land ?** ?aflM'MF >|*wt:ff aa? and the necessity for the creation &lt;k£lh one association representative of *bM&...
MENACE OF SOVIETISM CALL TO VIGILANCE To the Editor [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
MENACE OF SOVIETISM CALL TO VIGILANCE To the Editor Sir—The attitude now taken up by the Federal Labor Party organisations is merely the culmination of many years of agitation and effort to over- throw existing social conditions. Emis saries of the Lang, Beasley, Garden, and Theodore types play opos the cre dulity of the working class, and in their frantic efforts to show they are ramlng their £1,000 a year or more salary-strive to inculcate the pernicious Idea that manual workci? are all "wage slaves" who are being robbed by the capitalistic class. The anger of the mob is almost duly aroused by agita tors, who hold out to men as a means of relief the soul-debasing doctrines of Russia. The socialisation of Industry and banking has been a plank of the Labor Party platform for many years. All 'who love troth and the Empire must unite to save our country. There are among us many embryo Lentas ?who are anxious to lead a revolt against our social system. Australians can save our countey ...
SOCIAL NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
SOCIAL NOTES Reports of Weddings and other Items Intended for Insertion In the Social Column of "The Advertiser" should be forwarded as early as possible. All Invitation! and com munications In connection with purely social matters. In order to avoid delay and confusion, should be addressed to the Social Editress. Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Micliael. of Leahcim, Snowtown, are spending a holiday at Henley Beach. Dr. and Mrs. A. H. White and family motored to Henley Beach, where they wU2 speed a few weeks. Mr. Rutter Jewell-Thomas (visiting lecturer in economics at the University College of Ceylon) arrived on Saturday by the Oronsay. His marriage with Mrs. Arthur Lewis will be celebrated eaxly in March, and they will leave for England on March 12 by the Narkunda. Mr. T. J. Walter and a party of friends are spending a holiday at Ram Island. Dr. and Mrs. A. H. White, of Snow town, are staying at Henley Beach. Mrs. E. McMlchael is visiting the eastern States. Miss Mary Robertson, of MagiU, has b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
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TUBERCULAR SOLDIERS' AID SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — Advertiser and Register — 23 February 1931
TUBERCULAR SOLDIERS' AID SOCIETY An old English song cycle win be given on the roof-garden at Moore's well- known drapery establishment. Victoria- square, to-night. In aid of the Tuber- cular Soldiers' Aid Society. Solos and til quartets will be rendered, and dances ?'' win be given by pupils of Miss Phyllis i Leltcb and Miss Tztde WUson. Mr. .-^ Howard, an KngUsh comedian, will -j assist. .'