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Tennis Tournament Annual Geraldton Fixture OPENING MATCHES [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 10 February 1948

Tennis Tournament Annual Geraldton Fixture OPENING MATCHES The annual tournament of the Ger aidtoti Tennis Club was commenced at the week-end, when on Saturday after noon and atrain on Sunday excellent weather favored the fixture. -J«hkI progress was made with the various competitions, ami as larsie entries have been received it was pleasing to note the efficiency displayed by the commit tee in the management, of rhe -raines. Several excellent matches . were wit nessed and details of the play for the week-end ar.e given hereunder. Men's Championship Singles First Round — L-. Hanks l-eat (1. Lake, walkover: Second Koimd — K. Towtij=hend beat F. Mead. -;--». -;--»; K. Mi rich in heat I*. Uowiesou, -W4. iU\: 1-. Hanks I war U. P.rmvii. »M-. U-L'; .J. Tindal hear W. Mathieson. c»-i. 0-1 : It. -luscott beat \V. Smith. -»-! U-2. Men's Championship Doubles Ksecoiul Uouud — K. Townshend and K. -;iass beat 1*. (I ivy and It. Gns-rott, 1 5-3. 3-i\. -M ; -». Fmig and K. .Mimhin hear- J. Tindal...

Publication Title: Geraldton Guardian
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Lighthouse Orders Meeting World-Wide Needs DEMANDS ON BRITAIN [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 10 February 1948

Lighthouse Orders ? » Meeting World-Wide Needs DEMANDS ON BRITAIN Krixiuecrs H'oiu lirituiu are workiny 1 «ui the Dalmatian coasr. --oni|iJetin^ a ! «-h.-iin nf lights ami li^hrhuuscs that! will Siit'ejjuurd shipping for liiiiMlrt'ds uC 1 lilJk\S. i Lighthouses liavp l»*M-»mn- n priority ! lirttisli export, for ttte Uiiihnl Kingdom ' is the only eouutrv possessing a c-aii- 1 Jiicn-ja! oi-^anisariun that can luiild au-l j «.-4Uip entire { iiflit (muses. . War has j wnnijrlit' imvW with lighthouse equip! nieut'aii over the world and uuv British I firm alone is now busy ivpnirinir and re-equipping httmirwl* of these isisfal lutiuiLS. ' iVnuitru's vvlti--Ii have rwently iila«-»ii -;nler» --n lirirain include South Africa, ; Norway, Afcilsiyu, OrW** and Iceland, j Finland has made enquiries for a com pletely automatic lighthouse which will -i|ierajttj without attention for ;i per'nxl of up to three months in .Vrclic condi tions. * China has asked to ite pre sented with a scheme for the ....

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Eastern States Racing V.R.C. Autumn Meeting PRINCIPAL EVENTS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 10 February 1948

Eastern States Racing Ky.RrP. Autumn .Meeting PRINCIPAL EOTNTS Weights have been declared for the chief events at the autumn meeting of the Victoria Racing Club as follows : — NKWMARKKT HANDICAP Six furlongs (Run on Saturday, February 2Sth) Columnist: - - !) 1-» WePtra'ian - 7 « Attley ? !- l) Jalna _- ? - - 7 ?'- Royal Gem - J* !- Malta rgo - - 7 5 Hiudu LEr. - - !» 7 Viceroy - - - 7 4 Native Sou - I) 5 Flying Fury 7 3 Money Moon !» 3 S. Fellowship 7 H Assam ? 1* 1 H. I'rod'tion 7 - Valcurl - - - 9 1 Unfurl - - 7 2 Kind l-ink - l* M Hispnno - - - 7 1 Chanak - - - S 13 Html -Jift - - 7 0 Hellenist - - ft 13 Balkan! ? (» 13 High Play - - S 12 Carnage ? fi 13 Comedy l'r. - S W Knlice - - - - -- 13 Re.pe.rio - - - 8 10 League ? «- 1.3 clreeWrbugh - 8 5*j - IMe.d.-l'iper, - (i 13 Allied Power S S _ Solon '-'- - - 0 13 ltii-W/He-ro - S - Wonder Birdj: 13 GaWiV'Pi!,e 8 ¥'!fiar&Kli5 tJ'^o 12 Fine Fettle - s -; Grecian Gold «! 12 Flemish ? 8 0 Prince Curl - -» 12 Welliugt-yi - S 4 S...

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Tropical Paradise? Life on the Barrier Reef ISLAND OWNERSHIP [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 10 February 1948

Tropical Paradise? Life on the Barrier Reef _ ISLAND OWNERSHIP Scores of Australians have been pestering the Queensland Government to sell them a tropic isle in the Great Harrier Reef, bur Sidney J. Baker, in the Melbourne 'Herald'' jtoints out a. few tilings which should make theui think again. i So you want to go to the' sunny skies and Reckirt's blue seas of the islands along the Barrier Reef, do you? 'The I Lure of the. Romantic North,' as the tourist pamphlets have it. Perhaps you even picture yourself with an is land of your own. ^[lending the remain der of your days iu freedom, tran quillity and those other features of if?- i land life which the high-powered fan tasies of the Sracpoolti; and Xordhofs and Ffalls of the contemporary litera ture have done so much to r-oimlarise. Here i? a brief guide for would-be ; island-owners, culled from the experi- ' ence of fit.e who has spent a good deal «»f tiinft on privately owned islands in the 'Barrier Reef iu the past two years: Ler...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 10 February 1948

I TO-NIGHT ? AND ? WEDNESDAY j £ Gripping adventure, swashbuckling pageantry and moving romance! ,. S JAMES MASON AND MARGARET LOCKWOOD BV $ I 'THE WICKED LADY' * (SUITABLE ONLY FOR ADULTS) J Two great stars bring you adventure, thrills and moving romance in diis 5 year's most colorful drama! 5 ALSO UNIVERSAL REPORTER, BREVITY AND jl The weirdly wonderful story of a bride who was left alone on her wedding «; night! ? «[ GALE STORM IN 'G.I. HONEYMOON' \ I (NOT SUITABLE FOR GENERAL EXHIBITION) i Y What's a newly-wed gonna' do when there's no privacy in Hie Army- j| !; THURSDAY Wi, l/ll. 1/3. CHILDREN, 1/3 and 6d. THURSDAY j| It's a brand new hit about Janie's brand! new lore . . .- She's back . . . S On a honeymoon jaunt that's jam-cratnmed with joy! J JOAN LESLIE IN 'JANIE GETS MARRIED' \ (FOR GENERAL EXHIBITION) j| ALSO NEWSREEL, 'BRENDA STARR, REPORTER' AND S !' '! j| It's a bumper crop of laughs — A rhythm-roaring riot of rustic revelry! 5 RUTH TERRY IN 'JAMBOREE' ' \ '\ (FOR GENE...

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Fat Stock Markets Midland Junction Sales ALL CLASSES FIRM [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

Fat Stock Markets ^ ? Midland Junction Sales ALL CLASSES FIRM Prices for sill classes were firm at the fat cattle market at Midland Junction on Tuesday, The quality of the '250 beasts yarded by agents was not up to last week's standard. The offering included only a small propor tion of good-quality raediuin. to weighty bullocks. Quotations: — Good weighty ? bullocks, £10 to £20 (odd heavy beasts, to £22) ; good niediuimveight. £17 to £18/10/-; medium, £15 to £10; good steers, £15/10/- to £l«/10/- (odd pens higher) ; good lightweight, £12 to £13/10/-; good weighty cows, £14 to Il5 (odd beasts higher) ; good medium weight, £12 to £13/10/-; good Hsht weight, £11 to £12 ; medium conditioned £7 to £9 ; plain and rough, lower. Choice lightweight s^eer and heifer beef, 00/- per 1001b.: choice handy weight, r.7/6 per 1001b.; good uiediuiu weight bullock, 54/6 per 1001b. ; ?ood' Tieavyweight. 50/- per 1001b. ; good cow, 47/6 per 1001b. ; plain and rough, lower.

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

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London Wool Sales Continental Competition RUSSIAN PURCHASES [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

London Wool Sales Continental Competition RUSSIAN PURCHASES Molotov says 'Xo' again. This is a common enough phrase in the press to-day, but despite his habitual switch ing on of the red light, someone behind the iron curtain of Central Europe has pulled the switch marked 'green,' as far as wool is concerned. Since tin* I revival of the wool sales in the-..3Lo^iflon I spot marker in 1U4C, the Russians have ! been regular and steady buyers, Jis | have also their .satellites and followers. That, indeed, is also true of all Oon i tinental countries, but present circum stances make un analysis of. their coin ! petition extremely difficult. ! Prior to the war, individual buying brokers were often known to serve cer tain Kuropean clients, aud experienced buyers- found it comparatively simple to estimate the destination of the vari ous lots, iu addition to which, certain countries tended to demand particular ! types of wool, in order to suit their ! normal manufacturing programmes. i For i...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

SPORTS WEAR ? FOxt ? WOMEN ALL OBTAINABLE FROM i WILLOCKS! ... GERALDTON ... jj ; White Cotton Sport Sweaters in ribbed pattern with crew jj neck and short sleeves — Sizes S.S.W. and S.W. at 6/6 J; each (coupon free) ?! White Jersey Blouses with front yoke and action back J; ; style to ensure perfect freedom for all sport or day wear — j | All fittings at 23/- each (coupon free) \\ J Jantzens Perfect Tailored Shorts in Moygashei Linen and j; in a color range which includes Beige, Rust, Cherry, Lon- ] \ ; don Tan, Blue and Rose — Priced at 25/- and 29/6 per !? pair jl ; Moygashei Linen Slack Suits, beautifully tailored with !« revere neck and tuck-in blouse, extremely attractive and '*\ colors are Green, White, Blue and Maize — Priced -at 68/6 ;! (twelve coupons) !; Extra Fine Grade White Cotton Sweaters in fancy open ;! weave design with crew neck and short sleeves — S.W. and '\ W. at 7/3 each (coupon free) ;! Ladies' Cotton Briefs, ideal for wearing with Shorts, etc !; : — Complete...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

( ? f PALMOLIVE BRINGS YOU \ KEEP THAT SCHOOLGIRL COMPLEXION P7/1OO H GROWS AGAIN HE ijSft^THj y aw ^ jV i Iff m-Jl/lt r / Australian wheat growers were faced with [fir /y ing, and production was no longer economic. JIH la So they turned to Australian Life Assurance /// // ^or ^unc^s an(^ help. Finance was provided, I IS it and in addition, scientific advice was made |li ll available to enable the growers to reorganise /// // their methods. Helped in these ways, they la II restored the fertility of rhe soil. Life Assurance /| II had again helped the primary producer ! If It The funds* of Life Assurance Offices are for the pro 11 // tection of policy holders, and are used for the benefit If Policy Holders of Australia back Primary Production ISSUED BY THE LEADING LIFE ASSURANCE OFFICES IN AUSTRALIA 19/167 I 1 1 Commercial Union j ji Assurance Company Limited i j: FIRE, MARINE, ACCIDENT ; Any inquiries to Elder, Smith & Co. Ltd., i DISTRICT AGENTS NEW RANGE 'OF CHILDREN'S BOOK...

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The Wild Red Heads Old Crimes and Criminals PIRATES STILL ACTIVE [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

The W9d Red Heads — ? ? ^ ? — ? Old Crimes and Criminals PIRATES STILL ACTIVE Are people with red hair more likely to commit crimes than are blondes, j brunettes, or hahlies? An American fTiminologist, ])r Hans von Hentig, of I tlie 1'iiiversiry of Kansas City, has j raised the question after years of studying the ways of violent men. 'The number of red-headed men unions the noted outlaws surpassed, their rate iu the normal population,' asserts the doctor, who in an essay in the 'Journal of Criminal Law and ? Criminology,' lists more than a score of famous red-headed *1-ad men.' AmwiK the 'baddies' Dr. voit Hentig lists is 'Ifc-d Mike.' A sheriff's cir cular dated 1879 offered 100 dollars reward for this outlaw 'in any shape you rimy 'bring him in.' Mike, wanted for murder, was red all over — face, hair, whiskers. He emphasised his coloring by wearing red canvas over alls and a red shirt. The famous .Tames' brothers, Jesse and Frank, were both red-heads. Jesse was probabiy the most ...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

t . {.'m «*«*/ gardener in our family and Last week I caught my hand on a to quite a nice job, even if I do say,. blade of the lawnmower. 'Til give so myself! And, tike most gardeners. you some Rexona Ointment for that I consider cats and scratches all in right away' my neighbour said. ' You the day's work. don't tvant anv complications.' She smeared some Rexona into the You've no idea how quickly I healed! cm — and also on a couple of scratches Von- Re*°na has a permanent place I'd collected while clipping the hedge. m oaT medicine cupboard. With my I felt its soothing effect immediately. l£° mP* °l«-*ys «' the mars, I find * ?? Rexona a real Messjng. Rexona Ointment — still ^^ v made from exactly the JSHHflHHH same ingredients and ^»BBIliilP packed in handy jars, : £|§H|i '?'««^^W^: ^| ? ^^^B it tine perfect -. '?'^J^f^Jrtf9*^f*m^^9^f^^ ?'?* ^B (City and Suburbs) -£*£-& ^^^^^^Pj^ O.76.27 for V4K/COSE VEINS, LEG TROUBLES, - RHEUMATISM, etc. flefter Heo/f/i Through Setter Ci...

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Pioneering Spirit An Adventurous Career IN WAR AND PEACE [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

Pioneering Spirit An Adventurous Career IN WAR AND PEACE The secret of life and liberty and happiness is found in boldness. If we all had to face the unknown,- to go .put into the world, we should soon be rid of the timid ones and be 'left with the real fighters (writes 'D.J.B.', in the Melbourne 'Age'y. The man who can face the unknown and battle with hard ship and discomfort is the man who knows how to live. This is the hard philosophy o' one of the most travelled Englishmen of j any generation, and it was acquired j on the goldfields of Kalgoorlie, in the j jungles of India, train-jumping across ' the United States, in a flight 'over j Mt. Everest, in Arabia, in the battle of j London, and in a score of other places. I The wanderer is Colonel P. T. Ether ton, whose military career began in the Boer War, when he became one of Kitchener's fighting scouts, and whose travels have covered nearly every coun try on this earth. He has written many books, but he has now compressed the hig...

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SUNRISE AND SUNSET FIGURES FOR FEBRUARY [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

SUNRISE AND SUNSET ♦ ? FIGURES FOR FEBRUARY Day Rise Set Day Rise Set 1 S.51 7.20 | 15 C-3 T.10 2 5.52 7.19 | 10 0.3 7.9 3 5.53 7.18 I 17 0.4 7.8 4 5.54 7.17 j IS G.fi 7.7 '?5 5.55 7.17 | 19 (J.G 7.G 6 5.50 7.16 | £0 0.0 7.5 7 5.57 7.16 | 21 0.7 7.4 8 5.58 7.15 | 22 0.S 7.3 9 5.59 7.14 1 23 0.9 7.2 10 5.59 7.14 j 24 0.9 7.1 11 G.O 7.13 j 25 0.10 7.0 12 G.I 7.12 1 26 0.11 0.59 13 0.2 7.11 | 27 0.11 0.5S 14 6.2 7.10 j 28 0.12 0.57 1 20 0.12 G.H7

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The Unbelievable Eye Wide Range of Usefulness HELPING BLIND TO SEE [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

The Unbelievable Eye ? ** ? i Wide Range of Usefulness ! HELPING BLIND TO SEE The magic eye, that spooky unseen force which opens doors and switches en lights for a grateful but still appre hensive public, has now learnt new tricks. In a recent demonstration in the United States, the eye picked out i a winning poker hand, matched a set of false teeth, counted the number of fish swimming under a fishing boat, and sorted a consignment of beans. It let the good beans go by, but with a flick of a metal finger, shot bad beans into a reject chute. Insurance company research officers, who have helped in the development | of (ire-proof fabrics and modern fire- i prevention and fire-fighting equipment, \ breathed a sigh of gratitude when they j saw the eye flash an alarm when smoke . | passed * through its electronic beam. ' This is the sort of automatic alarm , they and firemen have been dreaming ! about. Tiie eye works just as well to prevent some types of road accidents, too. Trucks enter...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

T ? Backache j makes her housework a day-long 0^ job . Uric acid, normally present in your ( body, can, if your system is not J functioning efficiently, seep through I into the bloodstream, form needle- ' fharp crystals in muscles and joints, and make life miserable with back ache, rheumatism and lumbago. Get Kruschen Salts to work early before crippling pain gets a grip. Kruschen will flush the system of poisonous waste matter, purify the bloodstream and invigorate your whole system. HOW KRUSCHEN WORKS Clinical tests have proven the two- j fold value of a small daily dose of ! Kruschen Salts (enough to cover a i tixpence in the morning cup of tea). J First — the bloodstream is purified. ' 'Second — bodily i functions are kept /?5^''-'s^. normal, regular and . (f :=52y jompiete. /^lft^& // Tone up with {CV^# Kruschen— the Jiearth {T^y course of millions. V ^ !/ j KRUSCHEN A I I f Q 2/9 a bottU at all grt L I O Chemists and Storai Get that Kruschen feeling I I J^NGLISH Crepe ...

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Radio Theatre Talkies Current Attractions REVIEW OF PROGRAMMES [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

Radio Theatre Talkies ? o Current Attractions REVIEW OF PROGRAMMES The amusing and entertaining story, 'Janie Gets Married,' and the enchant ing tiiusicale. 'Jamboree,' will consti tute the main features in the bill to he presented at tiie Radio Theatre to-night. The supporting attractions include a uewsreel and another episode of the serial, 'Brenda Starr, Reporter.' The programme for Friday and Satur day nights is as follows : — (I) — Australian Review. (2)— 'The Thrill of Brazil' (Evelyn Keyes. Keenaii Wynn, Ann Mil ler aud AHyn Joslyn). * (3) — Brevity. (4)— -Hold That Blonde' (Eddie Bracken. Veronica Lake. Albert Dekker and Willie Best). 'Hold That Blonde' Eduie Blacken and Veronica Lake ?are co-stanvd in 'Hold That Blonde,'' whicli is scheduled for presentation on Friday ami Saturday nights next. The stoi-y concerns the dilemmas arising out of the fact that Bracken, a million aire's son, suffers from kleptomania — a iiK.sr embarrassing affliction. When lie falls i!i I-;ve with...

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Geraldton Rifle Club Handicap Championship VETERANS IN GOOD FORM [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

Geraldton Rifle Club Handicap Championship VETERANS IN GOOD FORM On Saturday last fifteen members ! of the (;-.--rnldt-:n ltitle Club nrt^cl a J further .stage of the iiandicap champ- ! i-;ii$liip over the t:0-- yards range, the j afternoon's scores also being counted j for a club sp-*in. During the first i round conditions w-sre somewhat ditli- j cult on account «T a varviiig wiuil and I a running mirage, but as the shoot pro gressed there was a marked improve ment anu some good scoring. In the second round two veterans in L. Vec chifi and W. Mellows dropped onJy out point, and two other competitors in C. Stokes and B. McCarthy reached tb« ' 'possible* with handicap. The latter performances necessitated a shosit-off | for the club trophy, but McCarthy re- j tired in favour of Stokes, who is a j new member showing excellent pro- \ mi.se. The new fifteen-inch bullse.w I was again in ---jj:nijission, and the fol- j lowing scores will indicate that local j riflemen are quickly becoming...

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Modern Superstition Christening of Ships SATISFYING THE SPIRITS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian — 12 February 1948

Modern Superstition ? v — Christening of Ships SATISFYING THE SPIRITS Very probably in many cases the magic properties attributed to certain plants resulted from the ancient wide spread belief tiiat various trees and plants were the abodes of spirits or supernatural beings, some of whom were believed to be fearsome monsters or ogres who preyed upon human beings. To appease these dangerous spirits sacrifices and blood offerings were made, especially when a tree was felled or cut. Among the Vikings and other races it was customary to lash a prisoner to the ways when the ship was launched, the people believing that when the ves sel crushed the unfortunate victim, as it slid into the sea, his* blood would satisfy the demands of the spirits of the trees from wreaking vengeance upon the ship's crew. This may seem like a most heathenish and terrible cus tom, yet we still follow it in a less bloodthirsty manner by substituting a bottle of wine for the human blood when the ship is launched.<...

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