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THE BLOCKADE Germany Resorts To Substitutes BERLIN, December 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
THE BLOCKADE Germany Resorts To Substitutes ('Mercury' Service) BERLIN, ^December 29. It is admitted that, the blockade has deprived Germany of coffee, cocoa, jute, and rubber, but adds that substitutes are available. German3''s peace-time economy was drill for war, it was stated, and the German people have been educated to become socialists, hence the mar vellous start in 1939. Britain, it is stated, had served the interests of a few individuals, there fore, they were no match for the Ger mans. ? ?
Broadcasting Programmes 2NC—244 METRES [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
[?] 2NC— 244 METRES . ' TO-NIGHT.— 6.50: Cricket resume. 7.0: 2FC. News. 7.15: 'I Do Not Agree.' 7.25:. 2BL. Music. 7.40: 2NO.' Local news. 7.45: 2BL. Music. 8.0: The National Military Band. 8.30: The Harmonlques Quartet. 8.45: Actuality broadcast, 'The Auc tioneer,' 9.0: 'D'ye Ken John Peel,' a B.B.C. recording. 9.30: 2FC. News. 9.45: Jim Davidson's Dance Band. 10:15: Sketch. 10.30: Dar.ce music. 11.0: Desmond Tanner (organist) and Willa Hckip (soprano). 11.15. Dance music. 11.50: 2FC. News. 12.0: Close. TO-MORROW.— 6.45: News. 7.0: Music. 8.30: Band music. S.45: 2NC. Countryman's session. 9.0: 2FC. News. 9.10: Sporting. river heights. 9.30: 2BL. Music. 10.30: Gardening talk, by George Cooper. 10.45: Music. 11.0: Service from Christ Church, St. Lawrence, Syd ney. 12.15: Close. 12.55: 2FC. News. I.0: Music. 1.30: 2BL. Song folio. 2.0: 'The Pick o£ the Year,' ar ranged by Gordon Ireland 2.30: 'Everyman's Music.' 3.0: Musicale. 3.45: Talk, 'A Scotsman Explains,' by Captain Alex. Scott...
LATE CPL. JONES Father Thanks Maitland People [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
LATE CPL. JONES I Father Thanks Maitland People ? The late Corporal Jones ,who re 'ceived fatal injuries in the recent army truck disaster, together with his friend, the late Corporal Capstaff were proceeding to Sydney to spend their v^uristmas jeave witn the former's rel atives, (Rev. C.E. and Miss Adams) at All Saint's Rectory, Petersham, when the unfortunate accident oc cured. Mr. II. E. Jones father of the de ceased soldier extends his thanks to the Maitland people with whom he came in contact, on behalf of himself and Mrs. Jones (who was unable to leave Brisbane) for their kindly sympathy; especially th° staff of the Maitland Hospital and the military authority for their unfailing sym pathetic helpfulness in their bereave ment.
£400 Worth of Jewellery Found KATOOMBA, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
£400 Worth of Jewellery Found KATOOMBA, Saturday. I A bag containing about £400 worth of jewellery wao found lying on the road In Lovell-street. The bag, which was made of canvas and had a zip fastener, was discovered by William Dodd, a tourist, of Concord West, and Jaok Brown, of Katoomba. Subsequently, from an advert lament, they Identified the owner as Mrs. Byers, of Sydney, who lost the bag when she was driving to the city.
LESS SPENT Buildings at Newcastle YEAR REVIEWED NEWCASTLE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
LESSJPENT Buildings at Newcastle YEAR REVIEWED NEWCASTLE, Saturday. During 1939 the Greater New castle Council authorised the con. structlon of buildings valued at £846,801, compared with £1,072, 742 In 1938. The value Is £118,232 above the 1937 figures. Although the estimated value Is le3s the number of applications was great er. In 193S the total of 2013, compared with 2116 last year. The year's total was made up as follows; New dwell ings (including flats) £553.235; new commercial buildings, £142,252; other buildings, £58,215; alterations and additions, £93,099. The principal buildings were: Flats at the corner . of King and Watt streets, £27,000; Wallsend Hospital additions, £22,800; Commonwealth Steel Co., additions, £23,500; Roman Catholic Church, Mayfield, £11,959; Cricketers' Arms Hotel, Cook's Hill, £10,000; Bank of N.S.W., Bank Cor ner, £18,453; Hamilton Telephone j Exchange, £8300; Electric Lamp Factory, additions, £7762; N.R.M.A. building, £7715; J. Clark's flats, Brooks...
N.Z. LANDSLIDE Soil Piled Against House AUCKLAND, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
N.Z. LANDSLIDE Soil Piled Against House AUCKLAND, Saturday. When a landslide occurred at Oron goronga, near Wellington, thousands of tons of soil and rubble slipped from a hill and piled up against tho rear wall of the home of Mr. E. L. Riddford. The wall held, but rubble and soil poured through broken windows and doors. The landslide occurred without warning. Telephone wires were brought down and the water drainage system de stroyed. The homestead was occupied by Mr. Riddeford, his wife and small daughter when the landslide oc curred. ? ?
SYDNEY MARKETS Prices of Primary Products [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
SYDNEY MARKETS Prices of Primary Products ?The State Marketing Bureau re ports the wholesale prices of var ious primary products as follow: — Eggs (Board prices): New-laid first grade (hen), 1/2 dozen; new-laid second grade (medium), lOd; new laid third grade (pullet), 7d; case, 1/. New-laid first grade (duck), 1/1; new-laid second grade (duck), lid. . Wheat (Sydney millers): Bulk (all charges paid to date), 3/9 J bushel; bagged, 4/OJ. Bran, £4 ton (at mill). Pollard, £3/15/.
TO TEND LEPERS Doctor's Sacrifice GAVE UP PRACTICE LONDON, Dec. 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
TO TEND LEPERS Doctor's Sacrifice GAVE UP PRACTICE (From a Special Correspondent) LONDON, Dec. 16. A brilliant woman doctor is giving up her career to tend lep ers. Dr. Joan Lamplugh, of Moseley, Birmingham, is resign ing her comfortable general prac tice to go to the little mission hospital on Chilubi Island, Lake Bangwelo, Northern Rhodesia. She is going out because the wo man doctor who is already carrying on the work had her right hand in fected a short time ago, and had to operate on it herself without an an aesthetic. The hand, as a result, be came crippled, and her work is now handicapped. Besides Dr. Lamplugh there will be five other white people — the dis abled woman whom she is to replace and four nuns. Only the present doctor speaks English, And the work is a labour of love, for Dr. Lamp lugh will get no salary. She will have to paddle in a boat from island to island to see her pa tients, and to bring back to the hos pital those who need extended treat ment. She will have...
Recruits for R.A.A.F. SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
Recruits for R.A.A.F. SYDNEY, Saturday. During the last three days, the R.A.A.F. recruiting depot, Ersldne House, city, has been in undated with Inquiries from men wishing to enlist for training as fitters and wireless operators. It is expected that more than 200 men will he sent to Richmond transit camp next week. They will be mostly men who will un dergo a month's drill, and will then bo assigned to technical colleges for training.
LARGS Dance at School of Arts LARGE ATTENDANCE LARGS, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
? LARGS Donee at School of Arts LARGE ATTENDANCE LARGS, Saturday. A large crowd attended the dance in the Largs School of Arts on Thurs day night lOBt, which was arranged by members of the committee. Visitors were present from sur rounding districts, and a very clijoy able time was spent by all present. Mrs. R. Comerford, ot Maitland Vale, again obliged with delightful music for the dancing. Mr. S. Adam son was M.C. Supper was served hy ladies of the committee. Mr. Alf. Bird, a one-time resident of Largs, is paying a visit to the dis trict and renewing old friendships, at present he is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Len Crouch. Miss Beatrice Crow, of Sydney, spent Christmas week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Crow, of Largs. Holidaying at Hawkesbury River is Mr. and Mrs. F. Heney and family, of Largs. Also in the party is Mr. C. Knox, of Largs. Christmas week-end passed quietly in the district. . Several people who are lucky enough to be at the lakes and seaside are missing the ...
THE A.B.C. Three New Members BOARD PERSONNEL [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
THE A.B.C Three New Members BOARD PERSONNEL The Postmaster-General, Mr. Harrison, announced the appoint ment to the Australian Broadcast ing Commission of Mr. W. J. Cleary and Mrs. Claude Couch mann; and the appointment of three new memberB. The new members are: Mr. Charles Edward RIgby, solicitor, of Melbourne (vice-chairman). Mr. Richard James Flldes Boyer, grazier, of Durella Station, Morven, Queensland. Mr. Sinclair James McGibbon, c countant, of Perth. The appointments are for a year. Mr. Harrison said it was expected that before the end of 1940, legislation for the reconstitution and reorganisation of the commission would have been passed. The appointments of three of the existing members of the commission, Messrs. Herbert Brookes (vicechair man), R. B. Orchard, and J. W. Kito, will expire on Sunday, and Mr. Harris on praised their services and the work of the commission generally. THREE NEW MEMBERS Mr. Rlgby, the new vice-chairman, is senior partner of Messrs. Rigby and Field...
DEATH RECALLS GREAT ROMANCE LONDON, December 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
DEATH RECALLS GREAT ROMANCE (FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT) LONDON, December 16. The death this week at Rustington-on-Sea, Sussex, of Frank Seymour Isitt, relative of the New Zealand prohibition cam paigner of the same name, recalls one of the greatest romances of the theatre. It was for love of him that his wife, Adeline Genee, retired from the stage in 1914, at the height of her career as prima ballerina. She was then thirty-two. For thirteen years she had danced at the Empire Theatre, Leicester-square, London. Frank Isitt loved to tell the story of how he met his wife. It was in the days when peers and millionaires used to wait at the Empire stage door for the stars of the ballet to come down the steps. , Other ballerinas had their favourites, but Genee was unap proachable ; she always went home alone. Her future husband visited the theatre constantly to see her dance. For eighteen months he strove in vain to get even a formal introduction to her. At last he succeeded, and in 1910...
SHOW PONY Injured and Destroyed GREAT RECORD [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
SHOW PONY Injured and Destroyed GREAT RECORD Dolly, the great show pony of Mr. Charles Guy, of West Mait land, had to be destroyed yes terday afternoon. Some weeks ago she injured her leg and, al though every attention was paid to the wound, it did not improve as naa Deen uupeu. The pony had been running in a paddock and its leg was caught in barbed wire. An examiuation made after the pony was destroyed dis closed that the tendon had been cut in such a way that there was no hope of it mending. Dolly was a great favourite with Mr. Guy and his family, anc'. he was reluctant to take the extreme step but, after veterinary examination, it was seen that to destroy the animal was the most humane course to take. Dolly was over 20 years of age and it is not many years since she was winning prizes. She was a beautiful bay with a perfect action and showed wonderful education in the show ring. Mr. Guy said he could not say accur ately how many prizes sue had won, but he could safely say that th...
MR. A. REAY Health Inspector Retiring 30 YEARS' SERVICE [Newspaper Article] — The Maitland Mercury — 30 December 1939
MR. A. REAY Health Inspector | Retiring 30 YEARS' SERVICE 'It is a clean record and I have every reason to be proud of it,' said Mr. Audley Reay today when asked how he felt about retiring from the position of Health In spector of West Maitland to morrow night. Mr. Reay started in the position on July 1, 1909, and has given most faith ful service. 'I have little to say except that I have done my best at all times, and, in particular, have concentrated on improving the housing conditions of the poor people?' he said. 'I have always found that bad landlords make bad tenants and bad tenants make bad landlords.' Mr. Reay said that when he arriv ed in West Maitland Mr. Cecil Hughes was acting town clerk. Coun cil desired Mr. Hughes to continue and qualify as town clerk, but, un fortunately, his health would not per mit that. The auditor, Mr. Frank Compton, also acted as town clerk, but when he relinquished his duties, applica tions were called. The position rest ed between two, Mr. W. J....