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CONSTANT WATCH ON PRICES OF GOODS SYDNEY, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
CONSTANT WATCH ON PRICES OF GOODS SYDNEY, Friday. The Minister for Trade and Cus toms (Mr. Lawson) is satisfied with the examination of prices made by of ficers in the various States. He said that results showed manufacturers and wholesalers, as well as retailers, were complying witn tne regulations. Mr. Lawson issued a warning, how ever, that tho Prices Commissioner would press for hoavy penalties in cases where it was proved that trad ers were abusing the relative freedom they enjoyed under the present sys tem. Any suspicion of abuse would re sult in a prompt declaration o£ fixed maximum prices, which had disad vantages that were not associated with the averaging methods. Tho Minister announcod that the maximum rise permitted in the whole sale and retail prices of tea from Wed nesday of this week was Id per lb. Tho increase was made under the averaging order, and was due entirely to an increase in the landed cost of tea. This had risen by more than 5d a lb. since the outbreak of w...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 29 December 1939
FOR SALE /^ASTROCURA lor Indigestion and all Stomach Troubles- Remark able results. 2/6. W. D. MORRIS, Chemist. 3012 riOTTAGE for Sale, 5 rooms, Lauu dry, new Stove and Copper, Set in Tubs, near Rail and'Bus. Price, £300 cash. Inspect any time. Miss Annie M. Smith, Orphanage Lane, Campbell's Hill, 3428 'I Rev. Electric Motor, Pulleys, Belt, Grinder, Sausage Fill er, almost new Morris Truck, 26 Model. Apply, Rutherford Butchery. 3445 TfOR SALE, 500 gallon Tank in per ; feet order, cheap. Scobie, 15 King Street, Lorn, W.M. 3450 (~)NE Registered Ayrshire Bull Calf. R. G. Korff, Glengowan Ayrshire Stud, Morpeth. 3-1S0 '|7'OR SALE, one of the best Proper ties in the Woodville District. 26 acres of good Lucerne Land, Hay Shed, Old Cottage, Cleared and Fenc ed, this property is well worth inspec ting. Apply. R. R. SMITH, Farm Salesman, Church Street, West Mait land. 3482 /~VNE Harness, Saddle Horse. B. Bush, 56 Victoria St., Wrest Mait land. 3484 NOTICES pLEASE NOTE that owing to Mon day n...
RED CROSS Blankets for Polish Refugees [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
RED CROSS Blankets for PolisI Refugees A Red Cross worker, hearing the stories about little children crying with the cold, tried to buy a large consignment of woollen blankets to ba sent through the Red Cross Societj tr» PnUsh rnfnrrpf-e;. She found that owing to militarj needs blankets were almost unobtain able, so, not in the least daunted, sha made a round of wholesale and retail tailors and returned with her suitcase full of patterns of tweeds, worsteds and ilannels. These were quickly stitched together into children'! blankets. A buttonhole stitch in bright colour borders each little blanket, and the result Is a handsome donation for children's comforts.
No title [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
'Germany has nor launched an attack on a large scale, by land or air becausc she is not confident that it woujd be successful,', said the Minister for Co-ordination of De ? Hencc . (Admiral of the Ljrd . „ .Chatfield) . 'Germany hopes to defeat us where we are most vul nerable, yet are strongest, namely, i on the sea.'
THE SOUTHERLY Cool Change Over Wide Area [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
THE SOUTHERLY Cool Change Over Wide Area i . i The low pressure trough, locat ed near the western border of the State on Friday had by . 9 a.m. to-flay extended over most of central and southern New South Wales. The advancing line of cool south erly winds was from Sydney to Wil cannia. The . high pressure system respon sible for the change was centred in the Bight, and covered most of the sub-tropical areas of South and Wes tern ; Australia, Scattered light rain fell in central and south-western Queensland, and there were some light showers in the north-eastern corner of this State. ?
206 LB. MARLIN Maitland Angler's Catch SHOAL BAY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
206 LB. MARLIN Maitidnd Angler's Catch SllOAL BAY, Saturday. Fishing from Mr. Jack Jensen's boat a mile off LUUe island this I morning, Mr. Athol D'Ombrain, of I Park-street, Lorn, hooked a 20(ilb I black marlin. I The fish's first run took between 300 and 400 yards of line off ? the reel ano after an exciting struggle of 45' minutes, it was eventually brought to gaff, and proudly taken to the Shoal Bay Country Club, where Air. and Mrs. D'Ombrain are guests, to be weighed. This is the first marlin caught in the waters adjacent to Port Ste phens this season, and there is sure to be a rush of big game fishermen to the vicinity.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
BUSINESS NOTICES 'Excelsior!' The close of 1939 offers us an opportun ity to convey our Greetings and Good Wishes to our many customers for the loyal support and co operation during ' the' past year. It is a happy associa tion that December, in closing the ' year, should bring with it that happy spirit of co-operation between our store and our many customers! ' We wish' you, one and all, continued progress to happier . . and more prosperous times, and so, in the words of 'Little Tim,' 'God bless us every one;' and a Happy and Prosperous New Year to all. -k - -V George Galfon PTY. LTD. Maitland's ' Modern Emporium RUSSELL'S RELIABLE MACHINERY LANTER'S FRIEND' PLANTERS. !iUE CLIPPER AND 'BLUE BIRD PLOWS. 1MFORD AND AKTIV MOWERS. 1MFORD ENGINES. AJ30L0 SEPARATORS AND MILK ERS. OWER SPARES & PLOW SPARES, ill makes. cal Supplies from E. J. RICHARDS, (S7 High Street. P. W. RUSSELL & CO. LTD. 3-20 DARBY ST., NEWCASTLE. GUY BROS. (Established 1856) . GENERAL CARRIERS AND FOR...
Official Story of Nazi Ruthlessness LONDON, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Official Story of ? Nazi Ruthl esfeness ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 29. The official story of the ruthlessness of a German U-boat was told to-day. The British steamer Uskmouth, on a clear night in the Bay of Biscay recently, sighted a torpedo track ahead. The captain swung the ship and succeeded in dodging it and also a second and third torpedo. The U-boat commander, evidently angered at, missing the vessel, then shelled her from 300 yards' range, using shrapnel. Two of the crew were killed. The bosun fell over; board and the submarine was still shelling the vessel when the remain der of the crew, numbering 22, aban doned ship. They covered a distance of 120 miles when they were picked up by an Italian motor ship. In the meantime, a French warship had picked up the steamer's S.O.S. and miraculously found the bosun still alive in the sea. The warship then rushed to attack the U-boat, which is believed to have been sunk. TRAWLER BOMBED Returning to poii to-day. the skip per o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
MOTORS & PARTS ' j KteLEOD, KELSO & LEE PTY. LTD. Opposite the Post Office HIGH ST., WEST MAITLAND. ! . ' ' ? Sole Distributors for Maitlajd and District of CHEVROLET CARS CHEVROLET TRUCKS P0NTIAC CARS BUICK CARS Distributors of GENUINE GENERAL MOTORS SPARE PARTS AND ACCESSORIES. FOR ALL GENERAL MOTORS, CARS AND TRUCKS. AUTHORISED GENERAL MOTORS SERVICE STATION Modern Plant, Modern Methods, Efficient Staff YES! Just opposite the Post Office. WEST MAITLAND: Call in' — A visit will save you - ? .- Pounds. . ? BUSINESS NOTICES Roller Blind Side Curtains fitted to any open Car, also inside Blinds' to Sedans. We will quote for a Guaranteed job with pleasure. JOHN ROURKE, WEST MAITLAND. tSTABLISH ED 1875 Thomas Browne PTY. LTD. STONE, MAR3LE, & GRANITE WORKS KIGh ST., WH ? MAITLAND Also at Sandgiite (opp. Cemetery) and Gcssuock. REF^.itUi\(!l!/: Inspect Work in Cemeteries of the Stale. '*i. vensfieid' Stone Quarries, aeai Wert Maitltuid. T^phone 84 B.A.L.M. .PAINT—...
"Conceive A New Europe" M. DELADIER SAYS FRANCE WANTS BINDING GUARANTEES PARIS, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
aConcewe A New Europe M. DELADIER SAYS FRANCE WANTS BINDING GUARANTEES ('Mercury' Service) PARIS, December 29; 'This French and British union is open to all, but I state categorically that without material and binding guarantees France will not lay down hw arms,' said the French Premier, ' M. Daladisr, in the Senate in the course of a speech punctuat ed by wild cheering. 'Just as 1 distrust the grand theoretical conceptions, I prefer ma terial guarantees against the return of events such as those from which we are suffering. So, too, I can con ceive a now Europe that should have wider organisation. 'It will be necessary to extend it, of course, and perhaps to make some new European States. 'We are ready to co-operate with all in pursuing our aims and all at tempts to divide Britain and France, such as German propaganda lies, do not affect our solidarity. 'Aviation comes first in the latest budget, and provision is being made to continue the construction of three 35,000-ton warships....
HUGE DEATH ROLL IS REVEALED ^sr IN THE TURKISH QUAKE ESTIMATES OF NUMBERS VARY IN s tu: H ESTIMATES OF NUMBERS ISTANBUL, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
. - ? ? —I, — — ?? IN THE TURKISH V 'QUAKE ESTIMATES OF NUMBERS VARY .''Mercury' Service) I ISTANBUL, December 29. Even fatalistic Turkey stands appalled by the magnitude of the earthquake disaster which every message amplifies. Officials esti mate the dead at between 20,000 and 50,000. New Year's Eve will be observed a3 a day of mourning in stead of the customary holiday. Crowds are besieging the post offices and the newspaper offices for news of relatives, while offers of military help are pouring in locally and from Geneva. The Red Cross is promising a record relief fund. Seismologists fear fresh shocks in addition to those which to-day de molished the already-damaged build ings and further impeded rescuers. Snow is blocking roads and rail ways, breaking down bridges, alid stopping the removal of the home less, who are in tents with insuffi cient shelter against the blizzard, to houses in southern Anatolia, which have been placed at their disposal. SNOWED UNDER Huge . crevices ar...
MARSHAL GOERING Absence From Functions GENERAL COMMENT LONDON, Dec. 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
MARSHAL GOERING Absence From Functions GENERAL COMMENT LONDON, Dec. 29. The absence, of Field-Marshal Go erlng from all German Christmas fes tivities-has aroused general com ment. Herr Hitler and the Commander-in- 1 Chief of the German Army, General von Brauchitsch, visited the front, and Herr Hess, the Fuehrer's deputy, and the Minister for Propaganda, Dr. Goebbels, made speeches at Christ mas functions, while most of the other Nazis made public appearances; but Pield-Marslial Goering failed to turn up eve.i at the traditional poor child ren's party in Berlin, at whiqh he is generally most prominent. Observing that Field-Marshal Goer ing is a pastmaster af compromise, some commentators declare that he is holding aloof from violent discussions, which, it is believed, are raging be tween the Reich and the Services concerning Soviet relations, to avoid a personal expression of opinion. Others declare that he is in enforced obscurity because ot a quarrel with Hitler. In any case, the c...
INSURING WHEAT CROPS AGAINST HAIL AND FIRE SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
INSURING Vv|HEAT CROPS AGAINST HAIL AND FIRE SYDNEY, Saturday. The compulsory insurance of wheat crops against hail and fire such as that proposed by the depiity leader of the Federal Country Party, Mr. Thorby, will be supported by the farmers, said 'the president of the United Country Party, Mr. Simpson, to day. The proposal of Mr. Thorby. which will be placed before the Federal Government and the Agricultural Council early in the New Year pro vides for a levy of a sixteenth of a penny a bushel on all wheat de livered by farmers. A fund will be created from this sufficient to meet all claims for losses by hail or fire and every crop will be automatically insured. This would cost farmers less than .'-/ for every £100 of wheat sold com pared with 23/ for £100 for a compre hensive insurance policy.