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NO CRIME Quiet Time For Police [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
NO CRIME 1 Quiet Time For Police | There was a complete absence of crime of any kind over the Christmas and Boxing Day period at East and West ' 'Mtland. Although breweries report that more beer was sold this Chrsitmas then over hefnre. no 'drunks' were locked I up. This is most unusual, for, in other years, there have always been quite a number who have imbibed too freely. The Inspector of Police at West Maitland, Mr. N. McBurney, stated to day that the freedom from crime was indeed pleasing, and all the more so in view of the fact that many people were away. ALL QUIET AT CESSNOCK CESSNOCK, Friday. The Cessnock police report that 110 crimes have been committed over the holiday period. At the Cessnock Police Station ra dio equipment has been installed di rect wiiu iNOWcastiu J.'olice station. This enables policc n. essages and business to be carried out quickly be tween both centres. Mr. S. A. Parker, Ministerial motor car driver, who has driven the Min ister for Health Mr. FitzSiin...
£16,500,000 Value Of N.S.W.'s Minerals YEAR'S OUTPUT SYDNEY, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
£16,500,000 , . Value Of N.S.W.'s Minerals YEAR'S OUTPUT SYDNEY, Friday. From a survey of the mining in dustry of New South Wales, Mr. R. S. Vincent, Minister for Mines, anticipates the aggregate value of the mineral output for 1939, in cluding quarries, will approximate £16,500,000. This represents an increase of £1, 957,840 as compared with the year 1938, when the aggregate value was the highest since 1928, when the out put was valued at £17,058,000. One of the most Important contribu tions was made by tho coal-mining in dustry and tho output for the year will probably reach 11,000,000 tons, valued at £6,9 44,000 as compared with 9, 570,930 tons, valued at £5,603,842 dur ing 1938. It is possible that when the actual figures are available the production for 1939 will approximate a record for the State, the previous peak year be ing in 1924, when 11,615,216 tons of coal were produced, valued at £9,589, 547. The present increase in consumption is no doubt due to the secondary in dust...
DEVICE TO END MINE MENACE English Inventor's Discovery LONDON, December 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
DEVICE TO END MINE MENACE English Inventor's Discovery (From A Special Correspondent) (By Air Mail) LONDON, December 26. An English inventor claims to have produced a device which will end the Nazi mine menace and enable ships to sail through a minefield in safety. This week, in the attic of a subur ban house in the Midlands, he gave a demonstration of his invention which, he declares, will put mines out of ac tion. In a tank of water, sown with a miniature mine-field, a model war ship, equipped with a new species of mine-detector, sailed with immunity. The detector, when fitted to full scale ships, is said to nullify the ef fects of any mine. The inventor of the detector is an ex-Londoner, who has had many in ventions accepted by the Government and commercial firms in the past 25 yeai'B. 'For obvious reasons,' he said, 'I cannot allow details of the detector to be published, but it is really a simple device. It will be made in two forms— one to be fittted to ships already in commis...
NEW YEAR'S DAY Special Trains For Troops [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
NEW YEAR'S DAY Special Trains For Troops Troops of the 2nd A.I.F. at Ruther ford and Greta camps have been granted the holiday on New Year's Day. It is expected that there will be a large number leaving for Newcastle and Sydney on Saturday, and the Railway Department is providing sev eral special trains. A special for the troops will run to Newcastle daily. One will also leave Sydney on Monday night on the re turn trip. All training activities at the camp are reported to be proceeding satis factorily.
WHITE FEATHER RECRUITING NOT APPROVED WELLINGTON (N.Z.), Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
WHITE FEATHER RECRUITING NOT APPROVED WELLINGTON (N.Z.), Friday. | Suggestions that women and girls should not dance or play ten nis with young men who do not enlls^, were described by Welling ton returned soldier leaders 38 'nauseating hypocrisy,' 'coward- ly and utterly wrong In principle.' Such behaviour, they said, would lead to tho degrading revival of the white feather in recruiting, and place on irresponsible girls the obligation of packing off serious young men to the war. The president of the Returned Sol diers' Association (Colonel Cowles) said that moral blackmail should be Btamped out. 'Returned soldiers will not for a minute tolerate a white feather campaign, or anything ap proximating it,' he said. 'People should be told that the Em pire is fighting the Nazis, who are brutal by nature, who have brutally trampled over other races, and who would trample over New Zealand If they are not stopped,' he added. 'They should be told they have their homcB, their liberty, and the...
WHOLESALE PRICES Fall in Melbourne CANBERRA, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
WHOLESALE PRICES Fall in- Melbourne . CANBERRA, Friday. The - index number of Melbourne wholesale prices dropped 0.4 per cent in November, compared with Oc tober. . The decrease was due to lower prices for agricultural produce, which outweighed the rise in other groups. Prices for dairy produce and chem icals did not change. The fair in ag ricultural produce was 7.9 per cent, while increases in other divisions ? were 1.4 per cent for metals and coal. 9.7 per cent for wool, cotton, leather, 1.1 per cent for groceries, 3.1 per (cent for-: meat, and 2.2 per cent for building materials.
Nazis Afraid to Bomb Allies WELLINGTON (N.Z.), Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
Nazis Afraid to Bomb Allies ' WELLINGTON- (N.Z.), Friday. . 'It seems too good to be ?'J true, but I believe it is a fact that^ Germany is frightened ?r-to resort to indiscriminate air bombing against the Allies.' Major-General Freyberg, V.C., commander .of the New Zealand. Expeditionary Force, made : this statement responding to- a Welcome by ; thousands when he arrived here. Germany, he said, was not using the full' force of her air arm because, although she had the quantity, the quality . of her aircraft and ukill of her pilots were - not so high as that of Britain and. France.
FOUND HANGED MOREE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
;f '' FOUND. HANGED ? ? MOREE; Friday. . Alexander Newlands, -57, a grazier, I Of Prospect Station, Croppa Creek, wa^- found dead hanging*' by a rope from tha'roof Of-stables-at-Mona Stat-'' Ion, Boomi, where he- was spending, a holiday with his brother, Walter New lands. He was a married man with two children. ? A 25ft,. fishing launch became dis abled bn:£he.Gap near South Hoad. The pilot steamer Captai nCook went out^nd towbd it. into Watson's Bay. Two mcrKjOH;- board suffered no ? 111 . effects!' '
TRAINING FOR R.A.A.F Under Way Next Month MELBOURNE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
...TRAINING FOR ;; fLJAFs Under Way Next Month MELBOURNE. Friday. Large numbers of cadet6 for the Royal Australian Air Force will have begun training at Air Force training schools and civil flying schools co-opted by the Department of the Air by the second week In January. Air Force schools to be used, the Acting Minister for Air, Mr. Holt, ex plained would be those at Parafleld (S.A.) and Archerfield (Q.). which were for elementary training. These schools, he said, were ready to begin training earlier than in the second week in January, but it had been considered desirable to syn chronise training operations in all schools, thus ensuring a regular out flow of cadets passing to advanced training establishments. CIVIL SCHOOLS Each civil school wpuld have R.A.A.F. organisation. Civil schools would be responsible only for ele mentary flying training of the ground, while the R.A.A.F. organisa tion in each school, comprising a commanding officer, a chief flying instructor, and a chief gr...
HOMEBUSH SALES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
HOMEBUSH SALES Pitt, Son and Badgory, Ltd., re ports 29, 388 sheep and lambs penned yesterday,- the average quality being fair trade and a small proporil ; of prime. The market generally was 1/ dearer. Wethers 19/', ewes 15/10, hogg-'y 23/2/ v lambs 28/4. Catle: 3076 yarded, chiefly good- quality trade weights. Heavy cattle were scarce. The ' piarket was 10/ to' 20/ dearer, ': Bullocks £15/10/, .tows £117 10/, vealers £10. '
HOUSE ON FIRE Damage At Aberdare CESSNOCK, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
HOUSE ON FIRE . Damage At Aberdare CESSNOCK, Friday. Tho contents and interior of a weatherboard cottage of four rooms in Rawson-street, Aberdare, in which a fire broke out yesterday afternoon, were damaged by smoke and water. Cessnock Firq Brigade made a good save. Eva Farmer, who lives at the pre mises, was away when the outbreak occurred, and neighbours who noticed smoke issuing from the roof notified the brigade. When he broke a window to reach the fire, Station-officer Danvers sev ered an artery in the right wrist. The wound was bandaged, and he imme diately joined other firemen in ex tinguishing the blaze. Tho cottage, which is insured, is the property of the Cessnock Church of England parish.
A.I.F. Farewelled Presentations at Dungog DUNGOG, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
A.LF. Fare welled Presentations at Dungog LARGE GATHERING ! DUNGOG. Fridav. 4 Although only arranged at an enthusiastic public meeting 1 the previous night, a civic farewell and presentation to 11- . Dungog members of the 2nd A.I.F. attracted a record attend- 1 ance at the Dungog Memorial Hall last night, where the cere mony was conducted by the Mayor of Dungog (Aid. R. L. Fitzgerald). ? The gathering was representative of all public bodies in the town, and, together with citizens and visitors from other dis- . tricts, all joined in the fine spirit of the farewell. The boys for whom the function was arranged included Frank Har ley, Bon of Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Har ley, of Mackay-street, Dungog; Bar rie Munro, son of Mr. and the late Mrs. R. Munro, at present of Narra bri; Clarrie Francks, of Mary-street, Dungog; Don McCredie, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. W. McCredie, of Dowling street, Dungog; John Casey, of Tea Gardens; Bill Neilsoii, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Neilson, of Wangat; Col Gol ledg...
"DAD AND MUM" Will Not Go Bail NEWCASTLE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
'DAD AND MUM' .Will Not Go Bail NEWCASTLE, Friday. . 'I don't think dad and mum would go ball for me,' said Clifford William James Cheshire (19) labourer, in the police court to-day. He was charged with having talcen and used a motor car without consent of the owner, George Barton; and also with having driven a motor car without being licensed. Police, in asking for a remand to January 3, said there may be other cases. Cheshire was remanded and Mr. Soane, S.M., granted him bail in £20 and surety ot £20 in case he might change his mind.
HOLIDAY CRICKET DUNGOG, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
HOLIDAY CRICKET DUNGOG, Friday. The following players have been chosen to represent Dungog against Gloucester colts in an inter-district cricket fixture to ho pUyed at Gloucester on Monday next: — D. Shearman, W. Osmond, C. Wade, D. Wade, W. McDonald, A. Cox, N. Hoi lingsworth, L. Ogilvie, F. Sutton, J. Anderson, W. Tickle.
RIVETTE UNFIT TO RACE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
RIVETTE UNFIT TO RACE The Caulfield aud Melbourne Cups winner Rivette, who shared top weight with Plymouth Hoe in the Bagot Handicap with 9.4, has been withdrawn from the race, Her own er-trainer, H. Bamber, said that he was satisfied with her weight, but he was unable to give the mare tho necessarv work in thn short snace of time available to fit her for the race on Monday. Bamber added that Rivette had put on a lot of condition j during her' short let-up. ' ? ? j
WAR PLANS Territory Chiefs Advised CANBERRA, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
WAR PLANS Territory Chiefs Advised CANBERRA. Fridav. Administrators of Australian territ ories are being advised of the Com monwealth's war plans as they affect the territories. The Assistant Minister in Charge of Territories, Mr. Perkins, said that ho had already consulted with the Lieutenant-Governor of Papua (Sir Hubert Murray) and that the admin istrators of New Guinea (Sir Walter McNicoll) and Norfolk Island. (Sir Charles Rosenthal) would visit Can berra within the next few weeks for interviews. , All the administrators wouH be asked for reports upon defence act ivities in islands under their control. Tliere has been friction between Ryl stone Shire Council and the Govern ment since the former imposed a re striction oiif loads ovor 10 tons, pass ing the Glen Davis road owing to the breaking down of culverts. 1