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Mainly Fine [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Mainly Fine N.S.W. forecast: Isolated show ers in- the south-east districts and the northern border, where there is a tendency to thunder. Cool southerly winds at first extend ing over most of the State, but soon followed by warmer tem peratures and easterly winds, with patches of rather rough sea. Hastings, Hunter and Manning forecast: Mainly fine, with cool to moderate temperatures. Fresh but moderating south-east to cast winds, later tending east to north-west. Patches of rather rough sea.
MENTONE Jockey Applauded THREE WINNERS MELBOURNE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
MENTONE Jockey Applauded THREE WINNERS MELBOURNE, Saturday. Jockey T. Griffiths was given .a wonderful reception at Mentone this afternoon when ho brought home each of the winners in the first three eevnts. His first win was on Madam Coue. and he fol lowed this up on Considerate and Owen Roe. The Rosebud Trial attracted the largest field of the afternoon, there being 19 runners. Owen Roe led from start to finish, and won by a good margin from Aerostat and Con Burn. BEAUMARIS HANDICAP, 5£ MADAM COUE, 7.6 (T. Griffiths) 1 HAPPINESS, 8.0 (J. O'Brien) .. 2 NOCTURNE, 7.6 (E. Treston) .. 3 Starters were: Elated 8.5 (W. Wil liamson. Fortune Teller S.2 (V. Hai't ney), Inset 8.1 (S. Ralph), Hap piness S.O (J. O'Brien). New Zealand 7.13 (O. Phillips), Sun Wit 7.13 (A. Brown); Sabre 7.13 (G. Hope), Asia 7.11 (H. Morris), Nocturne 7.6 (E. Preston), Madame Coue 7.G (T. Grif fiths). WOODLEIGII HANDICAP One Mile CONSIDERATE 8.2 (T. Griffiths) 1 BURSARY 8.10 (E. Merrick) ... 2 HAVERS 7.0 (S. Burgoi...
Summary of War Events of the Week BALTIC SITUATION [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Summary of War Events of the Week BALTIC SITUATION (First Weekly Summary Issued by the Department of Information) Activity on the western front during the week has been lim ited to raids and skirmishes between patrols. Meanwhile, both sides are exerting every effort to complete the line of fortificat ions on their frontiers. M. Daladier said a week ago that the whole French army was pouring concrete, and that the work was proceeding rap idly along the Swiss frontier. Germany, also is extending her defensive works along the Swiss and Luxembourg frontiers. M. Daladier said that the French Government desired neither a premature offensive nor piecemeal assaults, which would be too costly, but the army would be prepared for the clash when it came. The King, in a Xmas broadcast, stressed the solidarity of the British Commonwealth in the common cause. He said all nations of the Common wealth belonged to one great family, which was prepared to sacrifice everything in order that freedom of s...
RANDWICK Delmestor Untroubled CARRINGTON WIN SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
[?] Delmestor Untroubled CARR1NGT0N WIN SYDNEY, Saturday. Despite her great weight, Del mestor delighter her followers by ' scoring a runaway win in the Carrlngton Stakes, the principal event at Randwick this after noon. She raced to the front of n a furlnnrf anrf a' half from home and increased her lead with every stride. Talkalot just beat Petruchlo for second place. The programme opened well, the hurdle event producing one of tho best finishes seen on the track. Glau cus led most of the way, but jumping badly at the last two hurdles, was deposed by Berrima and Tweedsido. Spenrbine and Locqslea came with great finishing runs, however, to be placed first and second in that order. King Otho lost his rider early, and at one stage the riderless horse, which galloped with the field, hindered Lockslea. Session showed good form to win the Juvenile Stakes from Many Ways and Our Barney. It was with the first three all the way, and, running easily, drew away at the finish. Members of the Ar...
SHIELD CRICKET Big Score by Victoria TOTAL OF 475 MELBOURNE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
SHIELD CRICKET Big Score by Victoria TOTAL OF 475 MELBOURNE, Saturday. When play closed yesterday in the Sheffield Shield match in Melbourne between Victoria and South Australia, the home team had lost five wickets for 289 runs. Stumps were drawn ' at 4.47 p.m. owing to bad light and light rain. The feature of the day's play was the partnership of Has aett and Miller. Hassett made 92 in I 38 minutes, and hit six fours. It was an excellent innings, and his was the only wick et Grimmett took during the day. Miller is having his first season in Shield cricket, and he showed splendid form in making 10S. He batted for 169 minutes, hit seven fours, and his bright batting delight ed the crowd of 12,103. He was al ways looking for runs. Tamblyn, who opened for Victoria, was 21 when he was hit on the shoul der by a ball returned from the out field by Whitington. He collapsed, and it was found that he had strain ed a ligament. Victoria's position was improved greatly to-day, due largely to a ...
Revolt Reported Among Soviet Troops FINNS AGAIN DO WELL RED SOLDIERS FIRE ON COMRADES HELSINKI, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Revolt Reported , Among Soviet T roops FINNS AGAIN DO WELL RED SOLDIERS FIRE ON COMRADES i ('Mercury' Service) 1 HELSINKI, December 29. Finland is decidedly holding her own, heartened by the semi-official news that a re volt has broken out in the Russian lines, due to defective discipline, and that troops in the Kuolajarvi district were bombed and mach ine-gunned by their own soldiers. Two infantry regiments fought each other amid cries and turmoil. However, this may be due to mistaking each other for Finns. A report from Copenhagen states that discontent and sab otz/z are rife in the front ranks of the Red Army, extending to civilians behind the lines. Finnish reports before the an nouncement of the Russian revolt, stated that the Russians were bring ing up more guns on the Kuolajarvi front, but disaster and confusion prevail. Nevertheless, the Russian Com mand is ruthlessly expediting the action. Picked troops and ski runn ing troops have been brought from Siberia and men skilled ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
DEATH FRASER, — At Wallarobba, 25th Dec ember, 1939, James Fraser, beloved Brother of Will, Mary, Robina, Ann, Margaret and Donald. Aged 68 years. R.I.P. 3505 IN MEMORIAM CANT. — In loving memory of our dear Mother, Mother-in-law and Grand mother, who passed away 31st Dec ember, 193S. 1 Gone, but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving Daughter and Son-in-law, Clara and Jim, and Grandchildren. 3490 CANT — In loving memory of our dear Mother, Mother-in-law and Grand ma, Charlotte Caroline, who passed away Dec. 3l3t, 1938, aged 75 years. Your smile was a ray of sunshine, Your heart as pure as gold; Oh mother, how we miss you. In words could not be told. Ever remembered by her loving Daughter, Son-in-law and Grand children, Maud and Charlie Critten den and Family. 3491 MORROW. — In loving memory of my dear Husband and Father, who de parted this life December 31, 1937. There is someone who misses you sadly, And finds the time long since you went; There is someone who longs for you always,...
British Submarine's Patrol Of Destruction [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
British Submarines Patrol Of Destruction The British submarine, Salmon (670 tons) which recently rcf-r.-icd to port after what naval circlcs describe as the most eventful submarine patrol of this or the last war. Her bag in the fortnight's cruise included a big ocean-going U-Boat, the heavy cruiser Lciprig, and a dircct hit on another cruiser. The Salmon also challenged the gianf German liner Breman but, complying with international law, allowed her to go.
FUTURE OF MINING INDUSTRY Hopes of Mayor of Cessnock CESSNOCK, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
FUTURE OF MINING INDUSTRY Hopes of Mayor of Gessnock CESSNOCK, Saturday. In a statement to-day, concerning prospects for the new year, the Mayor of Cessnock (Aid. John Brown) expressed the hope that there would be no dislocation of in dustry. i uo iioi imiiK mere is any dis pute which cannot be settled amic ably if the parties to both sides have the will and the desire to do so,' added Aid. Brown. 'I know something about the mining industry, as I have been closely identified with it over a number of years. I have always held that view, and I trust that the coming year will be free of any serious upheaval. 'Last year was a good year. The coal-mining industry absorbed more men, and with the increased demand which will be made for coal by the establishment of new industries I hope that others who have been unem ployed for years will find employment. 'The grant of £5000 for improve ments to the aerodrome is still to be expended. This will find work for a number. 'I feel. sure we are jus...
BATTLESHIP HIT BY TORPEDO [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
BATTLESHIP HIT BY TOKPEDO ('Mercury' Service) LONDON, December 29. The British Admiralty an nounces that a torpedo at tack was made on a British battleship by a U-boat. Some damage was caused and three men were killed. The German Supreme Command says that a German submarine tor- j pedoed a battleship of the Queen j Elizabeth class off the west coast! of Scotland. j Later the Admiralty donlirmed the German statement that the battle ship is one of the Queen . lOliza bet li | class. ' | It added th;? n..j I .jryedoed .yes-. : sel was proceeding on iier course. Great Britain lias three battleships of tbe Queen Elizabeth class— Queen Elizabeth, Warspite, and Valiant ail of which were completed during 1915-1G. Of 31,100 tons the batiie- 1 ships mount eight lain guns, 12 Gin, guns, eight. 4in anti-aircraft guns,' and lour 3-pounder pom poms. Each ship carries an aircraft, and .is equipped with launching catapult.. The Queen Elizabeth and Valiant have tripod foremasts, and were re cently re...