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NEARLY SEVEN MILES A MINUTE British Flyer's Amazing Record IN SCHNEIDER CUP SEAPLANE Four Laps at Over 400 m.p.h. LONDON, September 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
NEARLY SEVEN MILES A MINUTE British Flyer's Amazing Record IN SCHNEIDER CUP SEAPLANE Four Laps at Over 400 m.p.h. LONDON, September 29. Hurlling round the course in a Schneider Cup race machine like a blue bullet. Flight-Lieutenant Stainforth astounded England this &nbsp; afternoon by reaching the amazing speed of 4152 miles an hour in his attempt on the world air speed record at Calshot. Such a speed has been unapproached hitherto, the last official re- cord having been Stainforth's own 379 m.p.h. Five times he dived down on to the measured lap, attaining ter- rific velocity before he flattened out. Measured by electrical cameras capable of recording his speed to within a millionth of a second, he covered the course at an average of 408.8 miles an hour. His fastest laps were 415.2, 405.1, 4095, &nbsp; and 405.4 miles an hour. The fifth lap was flown so that in the event of the first being slow, it could be left out of the calculations. Stain- forth's marvellous feat...
POSITION OF STATE'S FINANCES Returns For First Quarter LARGE DEFICIENCY [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
POSITION OF STATE'S FINANCES Returns For First Quarter LARGE DEFICIENCY The State's revenue and expenditure figures for the quarter ended September 30 were made available by the Treasury last night. The approximate expenditure for the three months was £3,030,026, com- pared with £2,916,273 last year, a net increase of £113,753. The approximate revenue received was £1,887,050, compared with £1,795,763 last year, an increase of £91,287. During the first quarter of the financial year there was therefore a deficiency of £1,142,976. In addition to the revenue total, however, £13,495 of income tax instalments is temporarily held in trust, and will be transferred to revenue on the issue of assessments. The amount of succession duties re- ceived was £55,064, compared with £72,424 on September 30 last year; and land and income tax, £156,822. and £117,120. The additional £39,702 re- ceived for the period is accounted for &nbsp; by the earlier receipt of taxes under the instalment syst...
POLITICIAN ROBBED WHILE ASLEEP All-Night Sitting Incidents Sydney, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
POLITICIAN ROBBED WHILE ASLEEP All-Night Sitting Incidents Sydney, September 30. The all-night sitting of the Legisla- tive Assembly was not without incident. Mr. Carter, a Country Party member, was walking along the lobbies when someone dropped a bag of bitumen, about 20 lb. in weight, from the stairs above. The missile almost struck him. Soon afterwards Mr. Clark, a Labor member, was robbed of a gold watch and chain and his gold Parliamentary railway pass when he was asleep in a room adjoining the Chamber. Strangers were blamed for both misdemeanors.
AVERAGE OF 6.92 MILES A MINUTE What Could be Done At That Speed [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
AVERAGE OF 6.92 MILES A MINUTE What Could be Done At That Speed Think for a moment on the possi- &nbsp; bility of getting into a plane at, say, 8 a.m. on Saturday, flying to London over Kingsford Smith's route of 10,240 miles, and returning the same way, to land in Adelaide in time to begin busi- ness at 9 a.m. on Monday. That will give some conception of the phenome- nal speed reached by Stainforth. His highest lap speed of 415.2 miles an hour would take from from the city to Glenelg in a minute, for it is an average of 6.92 miles a minute. He could cover the 460 miles from here to Melbourne in 1 hour 6½ minutes, and &nbsp; go to Perth over the present aerial route of 1,415 miles in 3 hours 24½ minutes. Broadbent's record flight round Australia (7,470 miles) took him 83 hours 35 minutes actual flying time. At 415.2 miles an hour he could have completed the task in 18 hours. Faultless Riot and No Nerves The physical and mental strain of such a test cannot be conceive...
BRISK COMPETITION FOR WOOL London Prices Maintained LONDON, September 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
BRISK COMPETITION FOR WOOL London Prices Maintained LONDON, September 29. At the wool sales today 12,033 bales were offered, including 1,134 from New South Wales, 3,852 from Queensland 934 from Victoria. 703 from Western Australia, and 5,057 tram New Zealand, of which approximately 9,410 bales were sold. There was brisk competition, and recent prices were maintained. Fine Merino was occasionally withdrawn ow- ing to high selling limits. Greasy combings realised, for Western Austra- lian "Yule," highest 11¼d. lb., average 9¾d.; Victorian "J. D. M," 15½d, and 15d.; greasy Merinos, Queensland "Corona," 12d. and 11¼d.; New South Wales. "Brushy," 14d. and 13¼d. scoured combing, "Clyde," 20d. and 16¾d. New Zealand greasy crossbreds &nbsp; brought for "Awanui," highest 8¾d., average 6½d.; slipes, "W. M. E. & Co.," 10½d. and 7¾d. Strong Sydney Market Sydney, September 30. Wool sales were held Today, when 11,581 bales were catalogued. Sales, including private transactions amo...
CHILD'S THROAT CUT WITH RAZOR Insane Mother's Act Brisbane, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
CHILD'S THROAT CUT WITH RAZOR Insane Mother's Act Brisbane, September 30. A shocking domestic tragedy occurred at Allenstown, near Rockhampton, late last night, when Mrs. Sarah Doolan (39) killed her eldest daughter, Joan (7) by cutting her throat with a razor. &nbsp; Mrs. Doolan has since been certified as insane. Mr. Doolan. who slept in a back bed room, heard a child screaming. He rushed into the front bedroom, and cried to his wife:—"Whatever is the matter? Mrs. Doalan replied:—"Joan &nbsp; is in heaven." Doolan switched on the light and saw his wife kneeling over the child's body. There was a blood-stained razor on the bed. He put it in his pocket, and took the baby, Winifred, who was lying alongside Joan, into his own room. A constable, living next door, was called in and when he arrived Mrs. Doolan was struggling with her hus- band for possession of the razor. She stated that she wanted to send Patsy (the baby) to heaven also. For seven years Mrs. Doolan had b...
MR. FORDE DEFENDS TARIFF POLICY Canberra, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
MR. FORDE DEFENDS TARIFF POLICY Canberra, September 30. "But for the protection of the tariff, there would be many thousands more workers out of employment today," said the Minister of Customs (Mr. Forde) today, in a defence of the Govern- ment's tariff policy. "The only way to absorb the hun- dreds of thousands of people previ- ously engaged on loan money works is to employ them profitably in the secondary industries and in primary production" he said. "We cannot hope to employ them on loan works. "We Have Turned Corner" "The Government has laid the foundation for big development in Australian secondary industries, and when we return to normal times—and I believe we have now turned the corner—there will be a tremendous de- velopment in secondary industries, with increased employment. A great re- sponsibility rests on the shoulders of Australian manufacturers to justify the protection they have been granted. and with the full knowledge that there have been reductions in many of thei...
ONLY ONE MORE HOP TO REACH LONDON Kingsford Smith Speeding Towards Rome DAY AHEAD OF RECORD [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
ONLY ONE MORE HOP TO REACH LONDON Kingsford Smith Speeding Towards Rome DAY AHEAD OF RECORD Kingsford Smith has the Aus- tralia to England record within sight, and should get to London well within eight days. If he reached Rome last night, he &nbsp; would be more than a day ahead of Mollison, for that was only Smith's seventh day out from Wyndham. Mol- lison spent his seventh night at Aleppo, &nbsp; which Kingsford Smith left at 4 o'clock yesterday morning on the 1,400 miles stage to Rome. Mollison's eighth day hop landed him at Athens. Smith's should see him in London. He has already cabled instructions for the immediate overhaul of the plane when he arrives there in prepara- tion for his return dash to Australia. Little Rest After leaving Bushire, where he landed on Tuesday morning and reme- died trouble with the oil system, he set out for Aleppo. He encountered fierce sandstorms and head winds, which reduced his flying speed by more than a third. He therefore land...
FIGHT WITH SAND STORMS. Log of Flight [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
FIGHT WITH SAND STORMS. Log of Flight Kingsford Smith's diary, cabled ex- &nbsp; clusively to "The Advertiser," is as fol- &nbsp; lows: — (Cabled from Bagdad) Tuesday.—Landed Bushire and found &nbsp; oil trouble. A small feedpipe connec- tion to the valve gear had slackened and oil was pouring out. Fixed it, and put in more petrol and oil to overcome the head wind. On account of the strength of the latter it will be about 10 o'clock tonight before I arrive at Aleppo. Will be dead beat, but never mind; my tail is still up. 11 a.m.—Head wind. Awful first hour. Only made 60 miles. This will never do. I shall try different alti- tudes. Noon.—Filthy sandstorms. Can't see ground at aIL 12.15.—Above them. Hope wind not too strong up here. &nbsp; 1.50.—Still above sandstorm. Hope I am on course. 4 p.m.—Now sighted ground. Three hours to do 150 miles. Terrible wind. 5.40 p.m.—Landing at Bagdad for fuel. (Cabled From Aleppo) Left Bagdad sunset for Aleppo. Wind ...
RUSSIA'S AMBITIOUS SCHEMES MOSCOW, September 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
RUSSIA'S AMBITIOUS SCHEMES MOSCOW, September 29. Another illustration of the huge pre- &nbsp; tentions of the Soviet's "Five Year Plan" is contained in the announce- &nbsp; ment that, beginning in 1933, there will be a yearly output of 2,500,000,000 cans of food, to which 50 meat packing groups will contribute. The weight of this output will be 1,500,000 tons. Much of this will go towards home consumption, particularly to supply the needs of the rapidly growing indus- trialised centres.
OPPORTUNE RAINS Crops Will Benefit [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
OPPORTUNE RAINS Crops Will Benefit The rain recorded throughout the State on Tuesday night will prove of great value in the wheat growing areas, more particularly on the West Coast and in the north and Murray mallee. It is a matter for regret that the fall was not heavier in the upper north, where the recent warm weather, ac- companied by heavy winds, has seri- ously affected the wheat plant at a most critical time. The very eariy rains experienced in those areas, which include the Willowie and Willochra plains, and the country in the vicinity of Hawker and in the upper parts of Eyre Peninsula, influ- enced farmers to get their crops in early, and the continuous rains experi- enced later in the year resulted in the wheat plant wishing wonderful growth. A shortage of stock made it impossible in many cases for the farmer to feed off the crops, and thus strengthen the plant, and the absence of frosts tended towards a rapid growth above the ground, and a reverse condition below the surf...
TRADES HALL BREAKAWAY Plan Opponents Ordered to Leave Caucus SEPARATE ORGANISATION [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
TRADES HALL BREAKAWAY Plan Opponents Ordered to Leave Caucus SEPARATE ORGANISATION The Trades Hall Socialisation Party has ordered those members who opposed the Premiers' Plan to break away definitely from the Parliamentary group, and to set up their own organisation. They have also been instructed to make every effort to take the room at Parliament House now occupied by the Labor Party. "The secretary of the Trades Hall party (Mr. Ward), and his executive," said the Premier (Mr. Hill) last night, "may be able to exercise dictatorial power over certain members of Parlia- ment, but they have absolutely no au- thority over others, or over Parliament House." New Party Ordered The letter sent by Mr. Ward to the Plan opponents, instructed them, by order of the executive, not to attend caucus meetings, but to elect imme- diately their own chairman and secre- tary, and leaders in both Houses. The members who are said to have received these instructions are Mr. Condon (the only Plan dissent...
WILL NOT STAND FOR PRESIDENCY Mr. Coolidge Denies Rumors NEW YORK, September 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
WILL NOT STAND FOR PRESIDENCY Mr. Coolidge Denies Rumors NEW YORK, September 29. Mr. Coolidge has caused another political sensation with an article in the "Saturday Evening Post," dispelling rumors that he would permit him- &nbsp; self to be "draf- &nbsp; &nbsp; ted" for the Pre- sidency. Commenting on &nbsp; &nbsp; his statement, "I do not choose to &nbsp; &nbsp; run," made in 1927, he writes:—"Why should it be supposed that what I was then &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; seeking to escape I &nbsp; am now seeking to &nbsp; &nbsp; acquire? It has long been the &nbsp; practice to give the President in office a second nomination. Any other course is open to grave objections." He concludes with an exhortation to the United Republican Party to support Mr. Hoover.
American Tennis Championships SAN FRANCISCO, September 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
American Tennis Champion- ships SAN FRANCISCO, September 29. The Pacific coast tennis champion- &nbsp; ships today resulted:—Mixed Doubles— &nbsp; Mrs. L. A. Harper and A. K. Perry d. Marian and Charles Hunt. 8—6, 7—5. Men's Singles—Lott d. Lloyd Budge. 6—4, 4—6, 6—3; Lester Stoefen d. Everett Merles, 6—1, 8—6. Women's &nbsp; Singles—Miss Edith Cross d. Miss Helen Jacobs. 3—6, 8—6, 6—3. Men's Doubles—Perry-Hughes d. Oswold- Budge, 6—2, 6—4. &nbsp;
WHEAT BOUNTY BILL HELD UP Conference in Fortnight ALL STATES TO MEET Canberra. September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
WHEAT BOUNTY BILL HELD UP Conference in Fortnight ALL STATES TO MEET Canberra, September 30. A conference of Ministers of Ag- &nbsp; riculture of all States will probably be summoned by the Minister of Markets (Mr. Parker Moloney) to meet in Canberra in two weeks' time to discuss the distribution of the £3,000,000 provided by the banks as a bounty on wheat pro- duction. The original proposal was to pay the bounty on an export basis, in which case a payment of about 6d. a bushel would have been made. Subsequently a proposal for distribution on all pro- duction, under which the bounty would be about 4½d. a bushel, was favored. This scheme brought protests from South Australia and Western Aus- tralia, which, as large exporting States, would have received more under the original arrangement. At the proposed conference, Mr. Moloney will invite discussion from all angles. In the meantime the Bill pro- viding for the distribution of the bounty will be held aside. MR. HILL AWAITS NE...
BASIS OF LAST CROP SUGGESTED Discussion in House of Representatives Canberra, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
BASIS OF LAST CROP SUGGESTED Discussion in House of Representatives Canberra, September 30. In moving the adjournment of the House of Representatives today, to discuss the failure of the Common- &nbsp; wealth Government to put into opera- &nbsp; tion the Wheat Advances Act, 1930, which provides for the payment of 3/ a bushel f.o.b. on wheat for the 1930-31 season, Mr. Stewart (Vic.) urged that the £3,000,000 which the banks were &nbsp; advancing for the relief of wheat- farmers should be paid on last season's crop. He said that without assistance many farmers who obeyed the Govern- ment's injunction last year to grow more wheat would be unable to sow crops this year. The Minister of Markets (Mr. Parker Moloney) said the banks had definitely refused to advance money for help- ing growers on the basis of last year's production, insisting that it must be for the coming season's crop. The £3,000.000 was all the Government could get from the banks at present. The ...
South Australian Winner at Ballarat Ballarat, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
South Australian Winner at Ballarat Ballarat, September 30. Sixty competed in the women's sacred solo at Ballarat competitions today. Re- sult:—Mary Edson (Westbourne Park, South Australia). 90 points, 1; Anne Harvey (Geelong), Alice Wells (Auburn), equal, 89. 2; hon. mention, Sadie Gipp (Hamilton), Agnes Higgins (Ballarat), 88; Chrissie Moore (Bal- larat), 87.
EXCHANGE RATE Likely to Fall Soon NO SUDDEN DROP Canberra, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
EXCHANGE RATE Likely to Fall Soon NO SUDDEN DROP Canberra, September 30. Tile Federal Government thinks that an early reduction in the exchange rate is inevit- able, but it can be stated authoritatively that no im- mediate fall of a substantial character is likely. No definite action will be taken, it is said, until the price of sterling is stabilised in London. Even then the reduction in exchange will be gradual, the first fall probably being in the vicinity of 2½ per cent., the rate there- after decreasing by 2½ to 5 per cent, in a gradually descending scale. There is every indication that no fall will take place for at least a week, but the position overseas was too un- certain for a hard and fast decision by Cabinet today. The Government's main concern is to avoid a sudden large drop, which might engender panicky selling, followed by falling prices. Oversea Payments Made From the Commonwealth Govern- &nbsp; ment's point of view, there is no budgetry reason why the change...
RATES ADJUSTED FOR CURRENCY DRAFTS Telegraphic Transfers Unchanged [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
RATES ADJUSTED FOR CURRENCY DRAFTS Telegraphic Transfers Unchanged The Associated Banks in South Aus- tralia announce that, from today, the rates of exchange between Australia and London will be as follows.— AUSTRALIA ON LONDON On the basis of £100 in London. Buying. Selling. £ s. d. £ s.d. 129/7/6 p.c. Demand. 130/5/- p.c. 128/15/- p.c. 30 days. 130/-/- p.c. 128/3/9 p.c 60 days. 129/15/- p.c. 127/12/6 p.c 90 days. 127/1/3 p.c. 120 days. 126/10/- p.c. 5 months. 125/18/9 p.c. 6 months. 130/-/- Telegraphic transfers. 130/10/- No alteration has been made in the telegraphic transfer rates, buying or selling. They remain at £130 and £130 10/ respectively, and have been current since January 29. An adjustment has been made in the steps between the rates for the seve- ral usances on the buying side, but the selling side remains unaltered. The buying rate for sight drafts on London is also unaltered at £129 7/6. The rate for 30 days' sight draft is quoted at £128 15/, as against £128 18/9 p...
MR. LANGS FRANTIC HASTE Bills Forced Through Lower House STAGGERING ARRAY Sydney, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — The Advertiser — 1 October 1931
MR. LANGS FRANTIC HASTE Bills Forced Through Lower House STAGGERING ARRAY Sydney, September 30. Within the past few days the Premier (Mr. Lang) has intro- duced a large number of new measures, with the idea of having them forced through before Parliament goes into recess, some time this week. The chief of these Bills have been the Interest Reduction Bill, Rents Re- duction Bill. Moratorium Amendment Bill, Family Endowment Tax Bill and the Bill to legalise tin hare coursing. Of these, the Interest Reduction and the Rent Reduction Bills were probably the most spectacular. Mr. Lang claimed that they were in accordance with the Premiers' rehabilitation agreement, but Opposition members asserted that they exceeded anything the Premiers' agree- ment intended. The Interest Reduction Bill was passed by the Legislative Assembly in quick time, and went on to the Legis- lative Council, which passed it at an all-night sitting at which the Govern- ment had a majority. It had been expected that t...