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Cutting Shed and Drying Equipment Destroyed by Fire Waikerie. December 15 [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
Cutting Shed and Drying Equipment Destroyed by Fire Waikerie. December 15 I A fire which caused considerable damage, occurred on Saturday on the orchard of Mr G. H. Fuhvood. A box of apricots had been prepared ready for sulphuring and Mr. Pulwood's son emptied the sulphur pot, which had been used on the previous day, pre paratory to refilling:. Apparently the breeze fanned to life a little Are left in the old sulphur, and set fire to the dry grass. " The fire quickly spread to the cutting shed and though neighbours were on ■ the spot promptly the shed and its cno. tents were destroyed in about 20 min utes. The loss included 700 drying trays, picking boxes and the cutting shed. The loss is estimated at about £80 which was not covered by insur ance. The police made an inspection and presented a report to the cor oner who deemed an inquest unneces sary .
BARMERA Barmera, December 17. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
BARMERA - Barmera, December 17. \ The annual concert of the Barxnera school was held 1n the Bonney Theatre on Tuesday night. • The children ex celled themselves In presenting a very fine programme, sir Robert NIchollB addressed the assemblage. (Full re port later). Home on leave are Cpl. Alby Priest (R.A.A.F.) and Aircratwoman P. M. Leflornu CWA.A.A.F.) . The Barmera Sub-branch of the Tt.8.X&lt;. tendered « social to Stoker Crosse (R.A'TiT.}, and A.C.1 Clyde Brand fR-A-A-Tr.) at the "week-end. Mr. B. T>. Sims /chairman of the Bar* mem D.-C.) «nacle the usual preeents. tfo* of gifts from the ■district..
YOUTH DROWNED AT No. 3 LOCK Brother to Victim of Ral Ral Creek Tragedy of January [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
YOUTH DROWNED AT No. 3 LOCK I Brother to Victim of Ral Ral j Creek Tragedy of January j Norman John St. Clair (aged 17) son of Mr. Charley St. Clair, of Renmark, waB drowned at Lock 8 at about 3 o'clock on Monday morning. After the steamer Benmark had passed through ithe lock, the youth who was employed as a deck hand, was swept off the boat by a towline attached [to a barge and fell Into the River. St. Clair was not a strong swimmer, and imme ! diately" the alarm was giten, the steamer was I stopped and a man named Alexander dtved Into the water In an attempt to rescue .the lad in difficulties. ! However before St. Clair could be reached he had washed between the two barges. Alexander climbed I into one of the barges and ran to the opposite end, jbut the lad -was not seen again. Dragging and. searching operations were commenc ed immediately by men from the lock and the crew of the boat. As the Kingston exchange, to which Lock 3 is connected by telephone, was closed the lockmaster (...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
LOXTON MULING CO, LIMITED Supplies of First Quality FLOUR, BRAN and POLLARD always available. , - Prompt Delivery, for Orders Wheat can lie accepted In exchange for GR18T, butthe full quantity delivered muat be taken out In products. 'Phone 63 LOXTON Box 68 %WB BUY FOR CASH SKINS— Sheep . Fox, Kangaroo, Rabbit, Hare, Ox, Cow, Calf. "We Pay Nett Cash V' btlUM • usi *BH • o PRODUCE— Almonds, Kernels Walnuts Jacca Gum Wattle Gum We Pay Promptly' Per Ball MILE END By Sea PORT ADELAIDE) By Road — — TO ANT CITT DEPOff ASK ABOUT OXY StTBJ9 FOR YOUR UL.VNJ3RX ADDRESS—49-81 fUNDE^S STREET, AOELAIOQ
SEASONAL GREETINGS FROM SGT. B. R. CANT High Praise for Australian Troops in New Guinea [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
SEASONAL GREETINGS FROM SGT. B. R. CANT High Praise for Australian Troops in New Guinea In a letter to Mr. G. A. Grosvenor ■of Renmark, Sgt. B. R. Cant (A.I.F.) former chairman of the Barmera Dis trict Council writes: "I am kept in touch with most of the doings of my | River friends per medium of 'The j Pioneer* which I have had sent to me | fairly regularly. j "As this letter should' reach ,youi in plenty of time for Christmas please accept my very best Wishes,, and I j sincerely hope it is the last one we i have to spend under war conditions.! As it will be impossible for me to write to all my friends personally, j I would like to send my greetings arid ! ■beet wishes through The Pioneer'. Most of us who had been overseas for -so long1 were' hoping to spent this Christmas with our loved ones, if only for a few days. The Jap. got too ■close to our shores for that though, and the experienced men were needed to drive him back and eventually push Mm into the Bea, I hope; "I have been ...
River's Fine Response To Austerity Loan FOUR OUT OF FIVE CENTRES IN UPPER MURRAY EXCEED QUOTAS [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
River's Fine Response To Austerity Loan FOUR OUT OF FIVE CENTRES IN UPPER MURRAY EXCEED QUOTAS Responding excellently to tha Commonwealth Government's ap peal to fill the £100 million Austerity Loan, four out of the five Upper Murray centres exceeded their quotas. The whole district totalled £73,000 against a quota of £68,000, which ia considerably in excess of the proportion by wh ch the whole of the Commonwealth oversubscribed the loan. Local committees are very gratified at the result. Detailed figures:— Quota (subs) Total (subs) Renmai-k £25,000 (420) f27,650 (455) Berri .... £15,000 £17,030 (280) Waikerie _ £13,000 (126) £14,000 (229) Loxton ...... £9,000 £6,220 (10S) Barmera - £6,000 £8,280 (91) In extending thanks to the general public. for making the local loan ap peal a success the Renmatk commit tee also pays tribute to the canvassers ■whose efforts contributed very largely to this district exceeding its quota, ■and to the district exceeding its quota,, managers. The respo...
BUSHFIRE SWEEPS KATARAPTKO AREA Thousands of Acres of Grass And Crops Destroyed [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
BUSHFIRE SWEEPS KATARAPTKO AREA! Thousands of Acres of Grass And Crops Destroyed Burning fiercely for two days, a bushfire wrought'havoc in.graz ino land and . crops in the Katarapko area early this week. The outbreak is reported to have _ occurred about 12 miles south eout west of Berri and about 9 miles south of Loveday. (t haDDened at about 1 o'clock on Monday afternoon on the property of Mr. J. W. Flavel. Although losses have not yet been folly assessed, it is known that over 8,000 acres, of grass-land and crop were destroyed. . Mr. J, W. Flavel lost approximately 2,300 acres of grazing land and crop Including 350 acres of standing wheat, whleih would have averaged about seven bushels to the acre, and three miles of fencing. Mr. .D, V. Flavel (the adjoining owner)-lost 8,600 acres grazing and about three' miles of fencing. • Mr. Leonard McBride, of Barmera, kftf' about 2,000 acres swept and lost ■ some fencing. . Mr. Hubert Walsh of Barmera lost 300 acres of grazing and some fen...
CHAMPION RIFLE SHOT, INACTION WITH A.I.F. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
CHAMPION RIFLE SHOT, INACTION WITH A.I.F. Pte. Reg Ha: rip, who is in the A.I.F. In New Guinea, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Harrip, of Renmark. Be fore enlisting he was the Renmark Rifle Club's tampion shot tor six years. His brother Frank is a Ser I geant in the A.I.F. "somewhere in Australia" and Ken is in the Home Guard at Renmark. It is almost cer tain that Reg. is now employed as a sniper in New Guinea and if this is the case his services in the jungle will be invaluable. "You asked me in your last letter if there wag anything I wanted," be has written home. "I have everything I 'need thank you. I guess the weather is good over there now, and everything should look nice now—much better than this place." Tobacco, in spite of transport, is cheap where be is "whil? we can get it." "There ts some talk of it being rationed," be states. "Tobacco is-one of our few | comforts." Mr. Harrip sen. was for many years one of the crack shots in Renmarli, and his family have many prizes a...
THE CLUB MAIL BAG HAD WHOLE EXAM IN ONE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
THE CLUB MAIL BAG HAD WHOLE EXAM IN ONE DAY Dear "Mopoke"—I would like to gain 100 marks. We had all our exam on Friday, as Mrs. Winen, our teacher, had to go away. We do not have to go back to school until December 14 and on December 17 we break up. My brother, Geoffrey is home from the Adelaide High School helping- with the harvest. I was very pleased when I found, that I had pained two marks for the limerick competition. One of our nediprree nigs died Saturday; she wfle nnllfid Sail v. Your interested I clubmate, MARGARET BLIGHT. I'te. Basr. Waikerie. (It must have been rather a big day, doing vour whole exam, Margaret. Cheerio.— -"Mopoke.") MUCH SICKNESS Dear "Mopoke"—My mother has been very busy. Dad had measles, then mumps, and now Rex has the measles and I have a cold so it looks like me g-etting; 4jiem too. We have four little kittens but their mother has hidden them. I am in Rrade III now. Wanbi, S.A. —PAMKLA ARNEY. (I am sure your poor. Mother must be having a busy time, K...
Leading Points [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
Leading Points Hex Arney (Wanfoi) 12/5/42 90 Ruth Anderson (Loxtonj 28/2/42 .. 92 Jennifer Samuel (Loxtonj 1/2/42 91 Ivy Traeger (l,oxton) 3/4/42 84 Isabel Wood, (Berunaik) 2/4/42 .. ... 79 Max Scholz (Iovedayj 21/3/42 .. ..68 Peter Brodie (Paruna) 13/3/42 53 Rita Flint (Alawoona) 23/3/42 .. .. 49 Isabel Rawnsley (Loveday) 9/6/42 .. 46 Margaret Blight (Waikerle) 1/8/42 .. 46 Beth Francis (Waikerle.) 10/12/41 .. 44 Myra Nltschke (Loveday) 12/5/42 .. 44 Mavis Gray (Morkalla) 14/7/42 .. .. 40 Ivan. Marshall (Morkalla) 1/1/42 .. .. 39 Helen Newman (Renmark) 21/4/42 .. 39 Honda Bath (Mt. Torrens) 6/10/42 ... 31 David Sales (Croydon) 11/8/42 .. .. 28 Margaret Kubank (Renmark) 7/7/42 .. 27 Nigel Samuel (Loxton) 28/7/42 .. .. 26 Robert Ralph (Monash) 4/6/42 .. .. 24 Laurie .Wyman (Barmeral 30/6/42 .... 21 PameU Arney (Wanbi) 12/:l/42 .. .. 21 Joyce Francis (Waikerle) 29/5/42 .. 20 This Year's Book Winnt i Mavis Gray (Morkalla). Myra Nitsclike (Loveday), Ronda Bath (Mt. Torrens) each 2; Eile...
A Lucky Change? [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
A Lucky Change? It was the nlglit before Christmas Day when Billy Brown got into his bed and curled up in a position rather like a cat. He was thinking of what Father Christmas would bring him: "A kite, a train or, an aeroplane, I won der?" He awoke next morning;, and to his surprise he saw an aeroplane on his bed. "Hurrah! Hurrah!" he/, shouted: jumping: out of bed. Before long- he had dressed' and \vas outside. He wound it up and put it down, waiting for it to take off. Alas! it just ran along the ground. He took it inside and said to, his father.: "Daddy, do you want to see it so?" Father said, "Does it go up in the air?" "No, but it goes along the ground." After breakfast Billy went over to see his friend Jack, who said: "Hare you ' got art aeroplane too? . Let's change for good. Juck." So Billy ■ went home with Jack's aeroplane and wound it up, and to his amazement jit flew, over the fence and into the river. So he wasn't sure if the change had been lucky,' after all. | —(Origi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
THE METHODIST LADIES' COLLEGE Wayville, S.A. HEADMISTRESS—MISS JEAN HARRIS, B.Sc., DIP. ED. The Methodist Ladies' College offers to its students the best of in struction, comprehensive in range and permeated with Christian in fluences. In the Boarding House every care is taken t,o make the life of the girls pleasant and happy, nnd their health is under the personal super vision of the Medical Officer and the Matron, Special attention is given to Sports and Physical Training—each girl being encouraged to play cricket and tennis in summer, and hockey,' basketball or badminton in winter. A Prospectus will be sent on application to the Hon. Secretary, Mr. R. It. Cotton, 106 Currie Street, Adelaide. The first Term of .1943 will commence on ^TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9. Early Application is Desirable. SCOTCH COLLEGE, BELAIR A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR BOYS HEADMASTER—N.M.G. GRATTON, B.A., Dip. Ed. (University of Melb.) , The Department of Defence, having requisitioned the property at Torrens Pa...
Confirmation Service at Loxton Loxton, December 15. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
Confirmation Service at Loxton Loxton, December 15. Examination and confirmation serv ices were held in the Loxton Evan- | gelica) Lutheran St, Peters Church ' on November 15, in the forenoon and afternoon. The church was filled to capacity for the confirmation -service, i The nine candidates of the Parish ; were: Loxton, Gaiva Nitschke, Donald Milich, Murray Pfeiler, Gloria Arnold, 1 Ivy Tcaeger; Bugle, Donald Koch, and 1 Jean Thiel; Taplan, Desmond Pielke; Bookpurnong, Malcolm Nitechke. The 1 Loxton Church Choir assisted. Paa tor C. Pfltener officiated. Holy Com- ' munion was well attended. The cue- ' ternary offering for Immanuel Semin ary yielded £14/6/6.
World Wheat Position [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
World Wheat Position Great Britain's purchases of wheat have not been nearly so large latterly, but Canadian wheat for shipment from St .John, .New Brunswick, during the latter half of next March has been bought at an advance of nearly 1/6 per quarter over current quotations for shipment from Montreal. The cross In the Argentine -appear to have made a good recovery, and although there is no reserve of moisture in the_.subBoil, there is still time for favourable conditions to occur to the benefit of the crop. The area under crop has been given as 16,432,000 acres, with an abandonment of 10 per cent., and the estimated yield is for a crop; of 202,000,000 bushels. In line with other countries, India is devoting her energies to the expan sion of food crops, and with this pur pose in view her cotton acreage hast been reduced by 11 per cent, and It is anticipated that an expansion will take place in the growing of millet rather than in rice or wheat. U.S.A. Winter Wheat In the U.S.A. the ...
Waikerie Ladies' Hospital Guild Waikerle. December 14. [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
Waikerie Ladies' Hospital Guild Waikerie. December 14..I The president, Mrs. Jemison, pre-' aided over a well attended meeting' of the "Waikerle Ladies' Hospital Guild. It was decided that the Christmas gifts ! to the Hospital ahould he & dressing I trolley and Instrument table. Thanks ! were extended by members to Mes I dames McCarthy; H. Kroehn and H. ! Lehmann, who had taken weekly gilts Of cake and fruit for the patients at ! the hospital. A vote_of thanks was I passed to the Institute committee for I the free use of the supper room for the guild meetings, to Mr. Lewis for I free screening of the Guild notices and to Mr. Stacey for preparing the room | for the meetings. A social afternoon followed the business meeting. • Items were con tributed by: Mrs. J. Barrett (piano forte solo); Mrs. Trebilco (song); Mrs. Horner (recitation)' and Mrs. R. } Coats (song). A competition was ar ranged and a prize given by Mrs. 1 Jemison. The winner was Mrs. Trebiclo Mrs. Jemison thanked...
Loxton Red Cross Fund [Newspaper Article] — Murray Pioneer — 17 December 1942
Loxton Red Cross Fund Previously acknowledged £1,873/15/3; H. Neuenklrehen £2; sale of sheep per Elder Smith & Co.—Mrs, C. Hlggins, "Hypurna", £2; Higgins Bros., "Kul curna" £2; Pollard & Co., "Big Bend" £2; A. C. Smyth, "Nam»oo" £2. Col lecting tins. Mrs. Tanko,, 9/6; Mrs. Polden 11/G; Mrs. Bothe 4/3; after noon tea 7/11. £1,385/8/5.