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TRUCK SMASH Young Man Arrested [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
TRUCK SMASH Young Man Arrested When he saw a Ford utility truck on the roadside near the farm on which he worked, a few miles from Aberdeen, a young man felt -an urge to go 'somewhere,' and, it is alleged, jumped Into the truck and set off at a fast rate. He went through Aber deen, and down the New England Highway towards Muswellbrook. At an accelerated speed he negot iated 'Dartmouth' Hill, but when on the fiat, about three miles from Mus wellbrook, he could not take a turn at the speed he was travelling and the truck left the road and crashed into a fence, demolishing five panels. The lorry then lurched and turned on to its side. It was badly damaged, but the occupant escaped unhurt. Jumping out he retraced his steps on loot, and was well through Aberdeen, a distance of about six miles, before he was apprehended. He- was brought back to Muswellbrook, and at the police court remanded.
PROVINCIAL DATES FOR 1940 JANUARY [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
PROVINCIAL DATES FOR 1940 .JANUARY Kembla Grange, Tuesday, 2; Men angle. Park, Tuesday, 9; Gosford. Tuesday, 23; Wypng, Tuesday, 30. . . . V. FEBRUARY Ttictimond, Tuesday, 6; Kembla Grange, Tuesday, 13; Menarigle, Tues day, 20; Gosford, Thursday, 22; Wy ong, Tuesday, 27, MARCH Kembla Grange, Thursday, 7; Gos ford, Tuesday, 12; Richmond, Tues day, 19; Menangle, Thursday, 21. APRIL Kembla Grange, Tuesday, 2; Men angle, Tuesday, .16; Richmond, Thursday, 18; Gosford, Tuesday, 30. MAY.' Menangle, Thursday, 9; Wyong, Tuesday, 14; Richmond, Tuesday, 21; Gosford, Thursday, 23; Kembla Grange, Tuesday, 28. JUNE Menangle, Tuesday, 4; Gosford, Tuesday, 11; Kembla Grange, Thurs day, 13;. Richmond, Tuesday, 18; Richmond, Thursday, 27. JULY Kembla. Grange, Tuesday, 2; Gos ford, Tuesday, 9; Menangle, Tues day, 16; . Gosford, Tuesday, 23; Rich mond, Thursday, 25; Wyong, Tues day, 30. AUGUST Menangle, Tuesday, 6; Richmond, Thursday, 15; Kembla Grange, Tues day, 20; Gosford, Tuesday, _ 27. SEPTEMBER M...
PREVIOUS SUMMER CUP WINNERS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
PREVIOUS SUMMER CUP WINNERS . 1921— K. of the Forest V. 7 1922 — Oranian 7.11 1923 — K. of the Forest 7.10 1924— Pr. Mlnimbah 7.8 ? 1925 — Dainty Davie G.13 192G — Strongbow 8.5 1927— Vitality 8.6 1928 — Donald 8.4 1929— Donald 8.9 1930— Dalston 7.10 1931— Vertigern 8.7 1931— xPretzel 8.12 xMiss Nottava 7.3 1933— Nord 7.5 1934—r-Dark Chief 7.3 1935— Vice Royal 7.9 1936— Sir- Ross 7.2 1937— Y. Crusader 8.2 1-93S— Red Sails 6.11 x Dead-heat. Wildun 8.0 Prince Cox 7.12 El. Dorado 7.3 xlrish Flower 7.3 xConfusiori 6.7 ' Player 7.0 Firefly 6.7 Tibblo 7.13 Fondant 8.0 J eypore 7.8 Jeypo're 8.7 Inducement 8.0 - Mince* Pie 7.5 Brown Force S.ll Mr. Kerry 8.3 ? El Senorita 7.10 Journal 8.7 Y. Crusader 8.11 Bitalll 6.10 2.47 K. of F'est 8.3 2.463 T. Epicure 8,112.495 — — 2.4G4 P. Mlnimbah 8.0 2.44 Bacchus 7.9 2.50S, ; Resource 7.10 2.44 Resourco 8.7 2.46 J. Buchan ...7,1 2.46J New Sweet 7.10 2.43 Shearman 8.9 2.45J gtonebrook 7.7 2.443 Miramond 7.11 2.44i Magnitas 8.3 2.46J Spr. Prince 7.1 2-4...
EIGHT DOORS [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
EIGHT DOORS John o' Groats House, standing In the most northerly point of Great Britain, derives its name from John of Groats, or Groot, and his brothers, .originally o£ Holland, who are said to have settled there aboil1 1489. The house was of an octagon shape — one room, with eight windows and eight doors to admit eight members of the family, the heads of different branches of It, to prevent quarrels for precedence at table. Each entered at his own door and sat at an octagonal table, at which, of coursa, there was no chief place j or head.
I.R.A. SEIZES ARMS Magazine Raided in Dublin LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
I.R.A. SEIZES ARMS Magazine Raided in Dublin ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 25. i ! Raiding the magazine fort of ; the Eire Army at Phoenix Park, !? Dublin, on Saturday night, mem bers of the Irish Republican Army; i obtained a large quantity of arms, ammunition, and equipment. ; The raiders overpowered the guard and filled up lorries of which there is now no trace. Four men, who, it is alleged, wera concerned iii the raid, have been de- ; tained. It is officially stated that a man in military uniform approached the main gates of the fort and handed in a par- ; eel, which was addressed to the com. manding officer. The gate having been opened, arm' ed men overpowered the sentry and held up the guard. While the raid was in progress shots were fired at military policemen j in a nearby park, causing soldiers to r be rushed there. r The four men who were arrested i ? were found to be carrying revolvers, f It is estimated that between 50 and c 100 persons took part in the raid.
CYCLISTS HURT Crash in St. Leger ADELAIDE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CYCLISTS HURT Crash in St. Leger ADELAIDE. Tuesday! In' the St. Leger race at tin Way ville cycling carnival last night 19 of the 30 starters crashed at the end of the second lap. N.'Langley (ViciY, J. Duille (Vic.), A. Monkhouse (S.A.), and E. David son (S.A.). suffered severe- injuries. They were1 admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Leading wheelmen from 'four States, also representatives from Italy, com peted at the' cycling carnival. ' Re sult's':— ? Centenary Derby: D. Poseland (S.A.), 43 points, 1; L. Rogers (NiS.W.), 36, 2; . J. Conyers (S.A.), 29, 3; H. Carthew (Broken Ilill), 14, 4. Amateur St. Leger: W. Sterling (Vic.), 46 points, 1; K. Bell (S.A.), 33* 2; J. Whittham (S.A.), 14, 3.
Submarine Crew Honoured LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
? ? ? 1 Submarine Crew Honoured ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 25. It is officially announced that Lieutenant-Commander G. C. Phillips, the officer commanding the British sub marine Ursula, has been awarded the D.S.O. and pro moted to the rank of com mander. Other members of the crew have been decorated for their part in the Ursula's exploit on December 1 4 in. negotiating extensive enemy minefields, penetrating a screen of protecting destroy ers, and torpedoeing a Ger man cruiser of the Koenigs berg class at the mouth of the Elbe River.
CAR CAPSIZES Man Killed Near Burnie BURNIE (Tas.), Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
CAR CAPSIZES Man Killed Near Burnie BURN1E (Tas.), Tuesday, j Robert William Irwin, aged 58, of Keane-street, Lauuceston, was killed when a niotor car he was driving from Launceston to Beauty Point over turned about a mile on the Launceston side of Beauty Point. Irwin was at tempting to overtake a motor lorry. When cqming back on to the road the car became out of control and over turned. There were seven passen-l gers in the car. Irwin was killed outright. The others were taken to Beaconsfield Hospital. ? Mrs. Alex Willet't ,one of the passengers, who received a prob able fracture of the skitjl, is in a very serious condition.
EGG LAYING Maitland Poultry Club's Competition FIGURES FOR THE WEEK [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
' EGG LAYING Maitland Poultry Club's Competition FIGURES FOR THE .WEEK Following are the results in the egg-laying competition conducted by the Maitland District Poultry Society at their Bolwarra pens for the week ending December 21 and the full totals as from April 1, 1939 (2G5 days). HEAVY BREEDS— TRIO SECTION Australorps unless otherwise stated: K. G. Cobcroft, 11 530; Mrs. C. E. Madrers (x), 10 4S6; Oakhill P. Farm, 15 462; Tyson Bros., 12 -156; T. Reay & Son, 8-451; H. Holmes, 14 444; R. B. Henderson, 13 433; W. F. Petty. 15 425; G. Morris, 8 422; Mrs. C. E. Madrers (x), 5 417; W, H. Dundon, 11 412; . T. H. Waller, 10 391; R. Hill, S 38S; J Broadbcnt, 7 356; G. and H. Dunn, 10 341; J. H. Stevens, 10 329; A. McMillan (R.I.R.), 7 317; N. Waller, 0 290. HEAVY BREEDS— SINGLE SECTION Mrs. C. E. Madrers, 5 221; Mrs. M. Wilson (L.. Suss.), 5 214; Mrs. M. Wilson (R.I.R.), 2 206; Tyson Bros., 6 200;. Oakhill P. Farm, 5 19S, 5 187; K. G. Cobcroft, 4 1SG; J. Broadbent, 2 186; Coop...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
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Australia No Longer An Infant SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Australia No Longer An Infant SYDNEY, Tuesday. 'It is a peculiarly un-Austra* lian outlook that sees. Australia ? only in its industrial swaddling clothes,' said the Minister for Customs (Mr. J. N. Lawson), re plying to criticism of the Fed eral Government's decision to encourage the local manufacture i of motor enaines and chassis. I 'This country is no longer an infant and must be given every opportunity to achieve a lusty in dustrial maturity,' said the Min ister. The company undertaking manufacture would be Austra lian.
FREEDOM WORTH SAVING SAYS ARCHBISHOP SYDNEY. Tuesday, [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
FREEDOM WORTH SAVING SAYS ARCHBISHOP SYDNEY. Tuesday. I 'If we are not prepared to de fend our principles with our lives there is little doubt that we will disappear from the face of the earth,' said the Archbishop of Brisbane (Right Rev. J. W. C. Ward) In a broadcast address over the Australian short-wave station. 'Our principles are the saeredness of individual personality, the infinite duty of man to man, and freedom of religious worship by which alone the other two are made possible,' he said. 'We are fighting for more than the' safety and continued existence of our own Empire. We are fighting for the very principles upon which our Christian civilisation has been built, It is in this spirit that our young Australians are going out to fight- They are thinking not of des truction, but of restoration. 'Perhaps if the Apocrypha were more widely read the position would be better understood, and we should hoar loss criticism levelled at the churches for the support they have given to ...
HUGE LOSSES BY SOVIET FINNS REVIEW FIGHTING IN NORTH LONDON, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
[?] FINNS REVIEW FIGHTING IN NORTH ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 25. Russia's losses in the Finnish campaign have been enormous, according to an offic ial statement issued in Helsinki to-day. The statement, which sums up the three weeks of warfare to date, declares: 'We have cut up or scattered entire companies and regiments, 1 which have been mercilessly driven into the raking fire of the defenders.' 'Wo have destroyed or captured | more than 2C0 tanks, dozens o£ planes, dozens of guns, and hundreds of machine-guns. Our losses have been comparatively slight. 'The Russians have been repeatedly and violently attempting to break through our defences, and have failed everywhere. The enemy pressure has been heaviest north of La'.e La doga, but our defences have crystal lised along the Loimo-Lakitela line, against which the Russians have con centrated in vain. 'The Russians killed 100 civilians on the first, day o£ the war — a slaugh ter which steeled the people's will and power t...
Millions For Our Products MELBOURNE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 26 December 1939
Millions For Our Products MELBOURNE, Tuesday. The value of agreements be tween the Commonwealth and the United Kingdom for the supply of products in the first year of the war was estimated at £A90,7-10, 000, said the Minister for Infor mation (Sir Henry Gullett) last ? night in a world broadcast. . ? With anticipated purchases of ? wheat and other commodities not covered by contracts, the total was carried to £A101, 5-10, 000. Sir Henry said that the Govern ment was taking steps to secure markets other than the United ; Kingdom: There was sound pros pects o£ the United Kingdom pur chasing wheat and fruit. Among strong outside customers was Japan