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A.I.F. TROOPS Entertained At Concert ITEMS ENJOYED [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
A.I.F. TROOPS ? & Entertained At Concert ITEMS ENJOYED A party of Maitland artists, under the leadership of Mr. G. W. H. Lancaster, visited Ruther ford camp and entertained troops of tho 2nd A.I.F. last night. The large Y.M.C.A. mar quee was filled to capacity, and in addition the tent (laps were thrown back and troops 20 deep lined the outside. Community singing, interspersed with items, was the order of the night. The concert waB greatly ap preciated by the troops, and sustain ed applause greeted every item. As a grand finale, a vote of thanks waB carried by three lusty cheers. The past weeks have been ex tremely busy ones for Mr. Lancas ter's party. Patriotic and charity calls have been numerous, but not once has the party refused a con-1 cert. Four concerts and one lantern en tertainment have been held for the benefit of troops at the West Mait land Show Ground, seven concerts for militia and A.I.F. at Rutherford camp, one concert for the militia at Aberglasslyn, church ...
SUGAR—MEAT Rationing Scheme In Britain LONDON, Dec. 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
SUGAR — MEAT Rationing Scheme In ' Britain ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, Dec; 2S. Food rationing, which so far has only applied to butter and, hacon — schemes for which come into opera tion oiv January 8 — is to be extended to sugar and meat. This decision was .announced to day. The scheme for sugar will come into effect simultaneously with the schemes for butter and bacon on January 8, and the allowance will /a 12 ounces per person weekly. The amount of meat ration and the date will be announced later.
TO VISIT POPE Mussolini's Plan ROME, Dec. 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
to VISIT POPE Mussolini's Plan ?('Mercury'-' Service.! ' ' ROME, Dec. 2S. It was announced to-day that Mus: solini will visit the Pope oil January 4. Well-informed ecclesiasts believe that his Holiness will eventually re turn the visit. ; The Pope, in a speech to-day when he visited King -Victor Emmanuel, de clared that the visit re-sealed the happy concord between the Church. and the State. . . v He hoped that peace, which Italy's rulers were safeguarding, and which was making Italy greater and more respected throughout the world, would, be a stimulous towards a new under standing among the peoples who were warring. ? -
CHILD INJURED CESSNOCK, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
CHILD INJURED j CESSNOCK, Friday. Albert Page, 4, of Anzac-avenue, Ce3snock, received an incised wound to the. left. knee while playing under. Iiis home to-day. He was treated by the Cessnock Ambulance, and taken to Cessnock Hospital. Mrs. Annie Toy, of Brisbane, was. saved from drowning by her daughter and son, who went to her assistance, when she collapsed from a heart at-: tack while swimming in the river at Brunswick Heads. ? 1
WILL REVOLT 600,000 Soldiers Await Signal AUSTRIAN ARMY LONDON, Dec. 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
WILL REVOLT j ? ? 600,000 Soldiers Await Signal AUSTRIAN ARMY ' (From a Special Correspondent) - (By Air Mail) ' LONDON, Dec. 20. Germany's Austrian Army, con sisting of 600,000 men', will re volt aa soon as Britain includes the independence of Austria in its war aims. This is the claim of Dr. Berger Vosendorf, right-hand man of Chan cellor Schuschnigg, who is now liv ing in a London hotel. He has been in London since he iled Austria, fol lowing Chancellor Schuschnigg's radio warning to his country not to resist the Nazi invaders. At that time, Dr. Vosendorf, a leader of the Austrian militia, had 60,000 men ready to light against Hitler. They all obeyed the order of their Chancellor. Broken-hearted, they disbanded. Dr. Vosendorf was chief oE: the Conservative Social Party in Vienna. He acted as a negotiator for Dr. Schuschnigg when the Nazi purge threatened. 'Austria cannot be expected to re volt until we are included in the Bri tish war aims, France has already included us. The Aus...
MUSSOLINI'S LETTER EVE OF CZECH CRISIS PARIS, Dec. 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
MUSSOLINI'S LETTER ; EVE OF CZECH CRISIS ('Mercury' Service) PARIS, Dec. 28. A newly-pubhshsd volume of Signor Mussolini's speeches and writings contains a letter from II Duce to Lord Runci man when the latter was mediating in Czechoslovakia. .. The letter says, 'If Hitler had de signs of 3,500,000 Czechs iii Europe he has entirely justified the excite ment , and anxiety, although I can as sure yoi. in, confidence that Hitler will, not take the Czechs, even iE they, are offered to him. Hitler is concerned with the Germans only.' A radio commentator to-night add ed: 'Apparently Hitler misled even his closest ally. The fact that the letter is published now is significant indication of Mussolini's present at titude.' . '
"AEROPLANE BENDS" IS NOW CURABLE COLUMBUS (Ohio) December 28 [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
'AEROPLANE BENDS' ' IS NOW CURABLE COLUMBUS (Ohio) Hprpmhpr PR ;The Mayo Clinic announces the discovery of a com plete preventive for aeroplane bends; a disease which at tacks pilots of interceptor planes, due to the speedy . ? drop of the outside air pressure to below that of the in ternal pressure, during rapid rises to 30,000 feet altitude. : , It is believed that the discovery will be of great.' value on the western front and in the North Sea afr op erations, permitting closer approaches at greater heights ? before detection. The treatment consists of continuous breathing of pure oxygen for two hours, or to walk a treadmill at the rate of from two to four miles an hour for 30 minutes, thus freeing the body of nitrogen before an altitucle flight.'
Cool Change Coming [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
Cool Change Coming N.S.W. forecast: Some scat tered showers associated with thunder, in the southern section, later extending to scattered places elsewhere, otherwise fine for the present. Hot generally Inland, with strong squally dusty, norther ly winds. Cool chanoe In southern areas spreading generally within next 24 to 36 hours. . Hastings, Hunter and Manning forecast: Fine, warm to hot -and ' sultry with squally ' northerly winds. Cooler conditions by or dur ing Saturday, with fresh to squally ' southerly winds. Slight to moder ate seas.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
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World Achievement Ajanta [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
World Achievement I Ajanta 1 Nothing is easier, when thinking of the achievements ot men, than to imagine that they all belong to modern times. This is not so. In days long past men achieved remarkable successes, and tho celebrated caves, hermitages, and halls ot Ajanta (or, more correctly, Ajuntha) ot Hyderabad, in India, are a striking example. We come some throe miles from the village to a wooded g ravine, a rugged, impressive spot. Here are about 30 caves | hollowed out of the south side of a precipice, some 35 feet i S above the bed of a torrent, some as much as 100 feet or more. | Among tho caves are dwellings and meeting halls. A path- | way or verandah with a roof supported by pillars brings us to the dwelling rooms, and beyond are dormitories. There is also a hall in which a Budda usually stands in a niche. j The meeting halls go back twice as far as the roclc dwell ings. Tho most spacious of them Is over 94 feet long and over 40 feet wide, and here, long ago, tho Buddhists...
CALL OF GOD High Example of Christ FELLOWSHIP [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
CALL OF GOD High Example of Christ FELLOWSHIP Christians are a 'called' people. The church is made up of a body of people called out from the world, those who have responded to the call of God: 'Come unto me all yo that lal our and are heavy . laden, and I will give you rest.' In preaching upon the topic of 'The Christian's Calling' at the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church, Pas tor Salton opened his sermon with the first verse of Jude. The vocation of tho believer in Christ is so sacred, so serious, so solemn, such a sanctified experience, he said, that Paul exhorts all to 'walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.' A HIGH CALLING Paul speaks of the Christian's voca tion as 'the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.' It is a 'high' calling because it holds up a high 'stand- ard of living,' the moral law, the Ten Commandments. James 2, verse 12. There is no code of morals nor sys tem of ethics, nor rule of conduct higher than this. A high 'example' is set before the Chr...
CAR OVERTURNED NEWCASTLE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
CAR OVERTURNED I i- , NEWCASTLE. Friday. Philip Thompson, 31, of Hamilton, 1 suffered incised wounds to the right hand abrasions to the left knee, and shock, and Cliff Martin, 15, also of ' ? Hamilton, abrasions to the left shoulder an.d right leg. and shock, when a small car in which they were travelling overturned at the intersec tion of Park and Ingall-streets, May field.
OPERATION ON SHIP'S TABLE Injured Seaman DARWIN, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
OPERATION ON SHIP'S TABLE Injured Seaman DARWIN, Friday. After a 150-mile dash in the patrol boat Kuru into the open sea, to treat an injured seaman on board a pass ing freighter, the Chief Medical Officer of the Northern Territory (Dr. W. B. KirklandT operated on the pa tient in the ship's dining saloon in the middle of the night. A radio message was received in Darwin on Tuesday, asking for medi cal Attention for a Lascar, who had fallen down the hold of the freighter, which was steaming off the North Australian coast. Dr. Kirkland left at 1 p.m. in the patrol boat ? Kuru. The freighter and the Kami . met about 150 miles from Darwin at 11 p.m. on Tuesday. The doctor placed the injured sea man on the dining table, where he set his- fractured arm and treated other injuries. : An officer ot the freighter applied an anaesthetic un der the doctor's instructions. 'The Kuru returned to Darwin last night, and the freighter continued its voyage. The. seaman is recover ing. ?
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
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TWO DROWNED Car's Plunge Into Canal GRIFFITH, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
CTWO DROWNED Car's Plunge Into V Canal t fiRTPFTTW Vrldm. Two men. were drowned near T&ida when a car in which they wore travelling plunged into eight fe£t of water in the main canal. They were Arthur Kingham, 35, fa&ner, and Edward Luke Sivyer, 60. w&er. bailiff, both of Murrami, near Leeton. A passenger in the car, Frank Taylor, of Sydney, was able to re lease Christopher Holt, 17, Philip Hdlt, 14, Roderick Kingham, 13, all of'Murrami, and John Alan Walker, 15^. of Sydney, who were also in the completely submerged car. Taylor then pushed Sivyer, who was unconscious, through the door, but he ' was' drowned. Sivyer had suffered a bad head injury. Kingham, the driver of the car, was crushed beneath the steering ; wheel, and drowned before he had a ! chance to free himself.