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MIND-READING TRICK [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
MIND-READING TRICK By "MERLIN" HERE is a first-rate "mind reading" trick. You will need only a pencil, a pile of paper strips about the size of playing cards, and a hat. HOW IT LOOKS: Five or six of the paper strips are handed to the magician. He takes up a pen- cil and writes down the names of persons called out to him. Thus: "Joan, Mary,_Dick, George" -one name to each strip. He then folds the strips and drops thern into the hat. When the strips are thoroughly mixed together a bystander is asked to take one out and read it. "I will concentrate my mind on yours and tell you the name," de- clares the performer. . , Sure enough, after «a short pause he announces: "The name is Joan"-which proves to be correct. THE SECRET: As the names are called out to you write "Joan" on the first slip (or whatever the name may be). On the second slip repeat loudly and clearly the name called, whether it be Tom, Dick or Harry, but still write "Joan." Each slip is folded immediately and dropped into t...
CEYLON STAMP ISSUES HONOUR CONSTITUTION The Stampman continues his "A.B.C." of British stamps. [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
CEYLON STAMP ISSUES HONOUR CONSTITUTION The Stampman continues his "A.B.C." of British stamps. IN November, 1947, Ceylon .* issued a special set of four stamps to honour its new Consti- tution Earlier in the year the peopk had elected the 101 members who now sit in. the Dominion'« first Parliament. On the six cent stamp weir featured the old State Council buildings, which have become Parliament House. Book, pen. and inkpot on the stamp represent the law ot the land, while the elephant supports the pillar of the Constitution. Adam's Peak, one of Ceylon s highest mountains and more than 7,000 feet above sea-level, wa« shown on the.IO cent stamp (illus- trated to-day). On the 15 cent stamp, the Temple of the Tooth and the lake at Kandy were pictured. The last stamp in the set, the 25 cent, depicted a buried city ot Ceylon, nine pearls at the top representing the island's nine pro- vinces. Ceylon itump, issued 1947; colour, orange and carmine.
O'Keefes Start Packing [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
O'Keefes Start Packing MELBOURNE, Saturday. Mrs. Annie O'Keefe, whom Mr. Calwell has decreed must leave Australia by February 28, began packing to-day. At her home at Bonbeach, near Melbourne, where she is living with her Australian husband and her eight Indonesian children, she said: "We have resigned ourselves to leaving Australia, but we don't know where we are going. "It is clear that nothing we or anyone else can say will make .Mr. Calwell change his mind and let us stay where we are happy. "The children cannot yet realise that they will be leaving here for good. Wc have been here foi more than five years, and they look on this as their home." Mrs. O'Keefe said she had no idea where she and her family would be deported to if Mr. Cal- well could not arrange to have them re-admitted to the Celebes. "Mr. Calwell said that he would send us to an island some- where else," she said. She stood in front of a large map which hangs on the wall of their living-room and swept her hand acro...
GOOD LENGTH WILL FORCE ERRORS Here is the third article in the series by famous Test bowler, W. J. O'Reilly. He discusses and explains good length, and advises junior bowlers. [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
GOOD LENGTH WILL FORCE ERRORS Here is the third article iu the series hy famous Test bowler. W. J. O'Reilly. He discusses and ex- plains good length, and advises junior bowlers. WHEN I was a small boy I listened with bated breath to those who spoke of bowling in terms of good I length, bad length and incon- sistent length, but it took me quite a long time to discover for myself what was really meant by "length" in bowling. Strangely enough, my first real concept ol length came to me one j day as 1 was taking part in a game ot French cricket ' which was usualK ! played in the school weuthershed o n rain) summer divs I noticed that there was a certain posi , tion to which the j ball could be pitch I ed either fast or j slow where the I batsman standing i with hi-, bat held perpend ic ular in front of his two legs found it hard indeed to keep the 1 ball on the ground 1 and so avoid hitting up a catch. That unless the bats- man took special care he was al- most .certain to hit the ball ...
SULTAN WILL EXPEL AUSTRALIANS O'Keefe Case Move [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
SULTAN WILL EXPEL AUSTRALIANS -», Ö'Keefe Case Move SINGAPORE, Feb. 5 (A.A.P.-Reuter). -All Australians in West Borneo will be expelled if an Indonesian woman, Mrs. Annie O'Keefe, is expelled from Aus tralia. Sultan Hamid II, head of the Federal State of West Borneo, said this in a state- ment issued to-day by the Dutch Informa- tion Service in Singapore. Sultan Hamid said he hoped other Indonesian States would follow his example, according to the information service. Singapore newspapers presented the ^Sultan's statement on then front pages to-day, but the British owned, independent conservative "Free Press" went a step further. It flayed the Australian Minis- ter for Immigration, Mr. Calwell, terming him "bone-headed," a "bungler," and a "misfit." Under the headline "Bone heads" the "Free Press" says: "Few men in public office have ever discharged their responsibili- ties in such a bungling fashion as Mr. Calwell. "Seldom has a Government, whose declared policy is to seek the frie...
RESULTS IN ATHLETICS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
RESULTS IN ATHLETICS IMITATION 100 METRES-World s Itcotd 115« H Stephens (USA) NSW record 12 5« S Strickland (W Amt ) L Mackenzie (Rand Kens ) M Jackvon (Lithgow) 11 Bs 1 F Blinkers K.oen (Holhnd) 2 B Chick 0-ltliso») 3 «0 MfcTRFS HURDLES -World s re ford Ils F Blanken. Kocn (Nether linds) Not previously contested in NSW-Heit 1 M Movvbny (R K ) Ills 1 D Miller (ES), 2 .A Pyritz « S ) 3 Heit 2 W Collins (Vic ) It 9s 1 A Swider (Sth Syd) 2 S Winter (Y W ) 3 Final F Blanker« Xoen (Holhnd) 114s 1 D Miller OS) 2 S Winter (Y W C A ), 3 . 100YDS JUNIOR -Title holder M Jickson (Lithgow) Ills NSW re cord J Walker (ES), M Jickson (lithgow) 11 1«-Heat 1 V Williams (Uthcow) 11 6s 1, F Budden (Bot ) 2 J Baumann (St G ), 3 Heat 2 M Jackson (Lithgow) 11 4s, 1 B Chick (Lithsow) 2 N Lilrd (YWCA) 3 Final M Jackson (Llth to») 10 9s 1 B Chick (Lithgow) 2 % Williams (Lithgow) 3 INVITATION JAVELIN -R Parr (Bot > I74tt loin 1 L Pratt (Manly) 2 D A Church (WS) 3 BROAD JUMP -World « record 20ft oin F Bla...
ABSENCE OF W.A. STAR [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
ABSENCE OF W.A. STAR Officials of the N.S.W. Women's Athletic Association said yesterday that they did not know of any reason why Olympic runner, Miss Shirley Strickland (W.A.), might not be competing against Mrs. Blankers-Koen at the Hurst- ville carnival on Wednesday night and at the Sports Ground next Saturday after- noon. The secretary, Mrs. Doris Magee, said: "There are two good reasons why Shirley is not competing to- day. Firstly, she is running in Brisbane; secondly, we agreed that with the exception of Wilma Collins (Vic), only N.S.W. girls should oppose Fanny Blankers Koen to-day. "Shirley Strickland is still on the programme for Hurstville and for next Saturday."
RETURN BOUT FOR LANGLOIS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
RETURN BOUT FOR LANGLOIS -» MELBOURNE, Saturday. -Mickey Tollis and French- man Pierre Langlois will have a return bout in Sydney before Tollis leaves for England on February 19. After fighting a thrilling draw at the Melbourne Stadium last night, both boxers were satisfied with the verdict. Langlois said he would do better next time. Tollis, he said, was a fair puncher, but not a "killer." Tollis said: "Langlois was awkward to fight because he constantly had a punch on the way»" . _ ...
CHAMPIONS HIT OUT [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
li CHAMPIONS HIT OUT | TOP: World lightweight champion, Ike Williams (right) linds an open target for a right in his non-title bout with Kid Gavilán at Madison Square Garden, New York. Gavilán gained a close points decision. BOTTOM: World heavyweight champion, Joe Louis, knocks Lee Oliver ort his feet in the fourth round of an exhibition bout at Orlando, Florida. Oliver was "out" for nearly 15 minutes and waa removed from the ring on a.stretcher.
FOUR RIDERS IN FALL [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
FOUR RIDERS IN FALL -« A fall marred the senior five mile championship at the N.S.W. cycling carnival at Henson Park last night. Four riders fell heavily. They weie J Beath, C Bur lows, J Steele, and S Daley Daley was taken to hospital with a probable liactuie of the skull The race was won by F Mdynmd of Canteibury from W Coopei (Peleisham), and P Pnoi (Canterbury), third Time was 10m 6 3-5s Biilli.uit splinting by John Tiessider, of Newcastle, gave him the two junior champion- ships Tressider, aged 17, is the Australian 25 mile champion lu the senior 1 000 mclre sprint, a brilliant ride by L Cox, of Marnckvillc, saw him defeat Bl ucc Mooie in two straight heats Juvenile Halt mil« NSW Clinmplon ililli - I ¡uni k Tord 14 2« for lol 220yd« I P I cwh 2 N Wird ' Junior 1,000 mein i Sprint - Tint (ililli J Trcssldcr hi. it I) Matthew« I v 2« Grand (in ii J Trcsslilcr bent I) Matthews 11 1« Sumir I 001) inure« Sprint -Semi Innis li Moore II «s I J Heath 2 SLCOIHI I Cox 13 4« I K HlLein bo...
DRAW FOR WRESTLERS [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
DRAW FOR WRESTLERS -«-~ Referee Jim Deakin declared last night's wrestle at Leichhardt Stadium be- tween George Pencheff and *A1 Costello a draw. Neither had regained the ring in time after both had gone through the ropes in the sixth round. Pencheff was critical of ths decision, claiming that he had returned to the ring within the required. 10 seconds. The final round provided an exciting climax to a good match. Each wrestler in turn went hurtling over the ropes. Alf. Vockler^was disqualified in the fifth round of the support- ing wrestle against Bob George.
DOG'S FINE RECOVERY [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
DOG'S FINE RECOVERY Dinwiddie, winner of the N.C.A. Stake at Wentworth Park last night, was almost given away as a hopeless cripple l8 months ago. She slipped a shoulder muscle in a race at Cootamundra, and had to be spelled for 13 months. Later she developed a spinal injury, and was almost given up as a racing proposition. However, her owner, L. Flint, of Cowra, decided to persevere with her, and three months ago he was rewarded when she won at Murrumburrah. ]n her next five starts she won twice and ran two placings, Dinwiddie has now won two of her three starts at Wentworth Park. Prior to breaking down she had won 16 races on country tracks.
Seven Bell-Ringing Teams In Annual Competition [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
Seven Bell-Ringing Teams In Annual Competition » The church bells of St. Jude's were singing over Randwick all yesterday afternoon when the N.S.W. Association of Ghange Ringers held its annual competitions. Teams from seven city and suburban churches com- peted. Each team took its turn in the tower. The ringers stood in a circle of six or eight, with set faces, and arms moving in rhythm to the call of "Single" or "Bobs" from their leaders. One of the ringers, Ross Alters, 13, of Randwick, had to stand on a raised platform to handle the bell-rope. Also ringing was grey-haired Mr. Charles Parr, of Hornsby, who constructed the hickory bell wheels at St. Jude's about- 30 years ago. Mr. Phil Cooper came from Adelaide to assist in the judging. The secretary Of the associ - ation, Mr. W. M. Rowe, said "No Bellringers at St Jude's Church, j Randwick, yesterday. other association outside the British Isles conducts a competi- tion as we do. "Each bell has a number from one to six. The idea is...
Many Want Mosquito-hating Fish By A Staff Reporter [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
Many Want Mosquito-hating Fish By A Staff Reporter Last week I wrote a story for the "Sunday Herald" about Mr. Bern Shelton, who breeds Gam busia affinis, a mosquito-killing fish, at the Newtown Cleansing Depot. [Mr. Shelton offered to give the fish to anyone requiring them for mosquito eradication.] This week, Mr. Shelton tele- phoned me: "In a couple of days I've filled nearly 100 jars. Some of the jars I could have put a shark in. "People are rolling in here as if it were a circus, especially small boys with notes from their mothers," he said. Mr. Shelton read one note: "Please give young Harold some ,fish. My husband bought some goldfish to kill the mosquito wrigglers, but the goldfish died. Now I'm going to have a go with some of yours." Mr. Shelton said he had had many requests for the fish by telephone and mail. . One woman from Tuncurry, on the North Coast, asked for a jar of the fish to be sent to her via train, coach, and horseback.
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Trouble On Wharves; Communists Active [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
Trouble On Wharves; ! Communists Active -» Shipowners fear further widespread trouble on the Sydney waterfront because of Communist activity. The Communists have held up the discharging of two oversea I ships. They are the Port Line [vessel. Port Fremantle, at No. 10 | Wharf. Pyrmont, and Birt and Company's Huntington at No. 3, Glebe. t In both cases the tally clerks were involved. Late on Friday afternoon, six clerks, who had been engaged through the roster system, for work on the Port Fremantle, de- manded that a well-known Com- munist should be made a head stacker in place of the regular head stacker, who was absent through illness. The head stacker is the clerk in charge of the job. The request was refused and the clerks walked off the job. This meant the dismissal of six gangs of wharf labourers, totalling 144 men. i The ship is now tied up. She was discharging general cargo from the United Kingdom when the stoppage occurred. She can- not be unloaded now until the clerks offer ...
Equipment For New Telephones [Newspaper Article] — The Sunday Herald — 6 February 1949
Equipment For. New Telephones Large deliveries of cable and exchange equipment, all made in Australia, should help to relieve the shortage of telephones this year. The Deputy Director of Posts and Telegraphs, Mr. S. F. Kellock, said this yesterday. Mr. Kellock said that at the end of 1948. 54,691 persons in New South Wales were waiting for telephones. He added, "The applications pour in faster every day. "We would have to instal tele- phones at almost treble the present rate to meet the position. "The depression 20 years ago and the. war stopped develop | ment."