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A LIGHTNING PRANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
A LTGHTN1NO PRANK. « Illustrative of the strange pranks which lightning plays.'comcs the experi- ence of a ypung man, who had a mira- culous, escape when a flash of light- ning struck a billycan, which he was carrying during the height, of a storm at Illabo, near Junee. Two horses, which were only 15 .feet away from him were killed. Boyton, who was walking to- wards the horses, was thrown to tin ¿round. .The can w'as hurled from his inn, and was' smashed and twisted.
JAPAN BUYS BREEDING SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
JAPAN RVY S BREEDING SHEEP. Having toured the southern Riverina and purchased -10 merino ewes, 210 Cor- riedale ewos, and 10 Corriedale rams for .he Japanoso Experimental Farm in .Hokkaido, M.r. Okamato, an officer of the Tapaneso Government stated recently .that there were only 16,000'"sheep at prosont in Japan, because farms are ..mall and both sheep and cattle have to be hand-fed. It was not Japan's a!m|to 'compote as wool-growe'rs, but it \vls]icd to evolve a type of sheep which would thrive on the moisture'of its irrigationi areas. -, , _^ s
Education Week. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
¿ducalicn Weck. Education weck, which is« ,the third held in Yass, came tp. a conclusion on Friday afternoon last,"when the visitors wore cnturtaincd at afternoon tea by the Pt> & C. Association. Hatton's Corner (about'2 miles out), which is considered an important hunting ground ,'or fossils throughout the geological world, was visited on Thursday after- noon, under the guidance of Mr. A. J. Shcai-sby, a local geolog.st. The teach- ers were shown through various fac- tories in tha town.
Parents and Citizens. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
Parenîs and Ciäzens The Yass rarents* and, Citizens' As .ociat'.ôn is a live body, with a member-1 lllip of,. 70. It has-just supplied. 70 ockars for secondary .pupils at the dis- trict school, a tpnnis'"court is, in course of construction, and a, juvenile ball is held-annually to procido funds to carry Mit nçcassary« works' for the conveni .ncc oï teachers and scholars. In addi- son, the Association took a,prominent ng Education Week. The Prcsidont and part, iii entorta'in'ng the teachers dur hcadmastor,are',the Rev. W. M. Holli-' day, and Mr. J. P. Brigden, respectively
STRANGE HOSPITAL CASE SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
STRANGE HOSPITAL CASE SYDNEY, Thursday. For 21 days, Sadie Harper, a 16-year old girl, who was found injured on the railway line, has boon unconscious in the Sydney Hospital. The case is arousing considerable medical interest, as'll Is unusual for a patient to be un- conscious for so long. Usually in such cases the patient either dies or recov- ers, beforo 21 days has expired. In j the meantime, she Is being kept alive by liquid foods. The relatives are hav- ing it heart-breaking ordeal while walting for some definite turn of health.
NATIONAL WEALTH AUSTRALIA'S POSITION [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
NATIONAL WEALTH AUSTRALIA'S POSITION An intci est ng stn vi ^ ot Au liaha'h Wealth -«.is made in Melbourne bj the Commonwealth Statistician (Mt C H Wickens) Ranging figured of national finance m the foi m of a. balance-sheet, Mt Wickens finds tbat the latest lig- ules available indicated that the Aus- tralian publio debt o»ving abroad by Pedcial, State, and local governments amounted to' about £500 000,000 and if to'this there -were added £200000,000 as the amount of the private Indebted- ness abroad, a total of £70u,000,0q0 wah owed to creditors overseas In estimating the national assets, Mr Wiekpns adopted the inventoty method based largely on valuations obtained, Tor ottfei puip^03cs supplemented by \arious (estimates 'this method has beek largely used in the tmité'd Otates and was employed foi Australia by Sir Timothy Coghlan Sit George Knibbs and himself The (latest published es- timate of this natuie for Australia is for tilo year 1921 giving a total for private -svea'tVof £21...
PRODUCTION OF HAY [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
PRODUCTION OF HAY ). Canada is the only other part "of the Empire that can compare \Vith the Brit- ish Isles in bulk of hay produced.. She has four and a half million, heros uri-* der mowing gi ass, from which' her farmers cut just over one and one-fifth'| tons per acre. '?' ( . The British hay crop'"is riów'lc'ss Ulah half'uhat it was IG years ago. lit 1909 for Instance, it amounted td M S59,Gá9 tons," For this, orib has to 'tlmnk^the' motor and the enormous decrease in the number of hotses iised.í.>_ . . . i Hay, however, must always bo produc-" 6d in 'large quantities for the reeding, of cattle, and «hoch ,fts -well'¿as draught' jiolses, and it la interesting to noti'ce that during-the''nst'yçar "or two, tlje crop .te increasing rather thari derjre'as-' ing. ' ' . . - ' ,!' '.. ' i ? ¿-°
MINISTER FOR WORKS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
MINISTER FOR WORKS VISIT TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA The Federal Minister for Woiks (Mr. Hill), is at present on his way to Poi th to discuss the nvds agreementvWlth the Western Australian Government. The Minister is accornpamcd by'the Chief Commonwealth, Railway Commis- sioner, and Road'Expert (Mr. T. Mill). Full details o£ the Commonwealth's £20,000,000 schcme.for lho~constitlction of Inain roads will.be placed befoie the Slate Govei luncnt^ ¡vVhieh > has already signified its acceptance of the Federal Government's pioposal., . -" ' (j Mr. Hill will later visit Queensland, and Tasmania, which are also partici- pating ín'the scheme Willie in Western Australia, the Minister will also conduct an extensive Inspection of i all works coming: within thq scope'of hld depart- ment, including am investigation of the opeiat.on of the Transcontinental Rail- way. ,
SPARKLETS [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
SPARKLETS ' Elçcliicitj-gonotally "up Hie pole" "*'Marriage, 'tis wild, is a lotteiy, moie, it is a Heatt Union ?j >- ' Profiteering should be -made a Capita} charge. ' ., BailJeis get In some shaîp practice. i ? i,' &lt; Registry offices appear to bo a kind of job control «? > ; ' ??» ' Melba- "Faiewell, a long' farewell performance. ' I . , ' !i v A 1' i , \ li * . \ ^ "Parking- Matters," runs a press headline. undoubtedly. 'Hairys, Luuäo^ Is ,,very , fip/i, in humor. * L ' t " "Will exchange, old car for, bedroom luiniture" (Press n.dvl.). Suite? Referring to the'Sydney,rates; isn't :&lt; that something' to ,do with the Town 7&lt;3t(Z? T » Cool offer.-"Comfortable five room cottage, vvilli bath occupjed by owner." (Ad. in.Brisbane paper4 'We have a little list-"Storage-. èond your friends Ho* the Clingstone Oarage for storage-." (Lisrrujre paper). i , ' v* "Someone played* upon . tho twenty yoar old piano at the Aubui n (Sydney) School, of Arts, with...
OUR SAVINGS More Than £150,000,000 [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
OUR,, SAVINGS ? More Than £150,000,000 I Austi allans, despite rales, taxes and cost of living, continue to dlspl i> re- markable ability to save! monej In August their balances in the vari- ous State Savings Banks tlnougliout the Commonwealth ^ inci eased bj £023,881 , ' Although oui population is onlj six millions, the aggiegate balance at tho ci edit of State savings depositors, £150,512,770, is^a remarkable total That "was at the close,df last month, when the total nurnbci of depositors was 2,027,118, nearly 50 pei cent of tho population, and an incicase in 12 months of approximately 120,000
TULIP BEDS At Hotel Canberra A GLORY FOR SUMMER [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
TULIP BEDS At Hotel Canbena A GLORY FOR SUMMER A pretty scene will greet the eyes of visitors to Canberra in a few week's time, when tho tulips will have eom mencod to unfold, the fino texluie of their petals' around Hotel Cnnbori a Tlie sight which theso thousands of 'plants presented ' last 'year was widely commented upon .by «visitors to Can- berra at tho time 'but this year's dis- play will attain ajmagniflconce hitlicito not achieved in the. city. Every avail- able bed in the- ¿rounds of the Hotel Canberra to the .footpaths of Common- wealth Avenue have 'been planted gen- erously with, thes bulbs and hero and there even now single precocious blooms appear before their appointed time, but suggest another beauty which the warm weather will add to a garden city enthralled by spring. The number of plants which has been planted, Is ic pbrled to exeeea 20,000.
PROS AND CONS OF DIMMING [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
PROS'AND CONS Or DIMMING lhere arc crinal|v as manv dang ei ^ Iji dlmijiing as tlieie "re. to be on cpuntetcd whpn passfpg cais with glanng hpadligljts says a SJjdncy lutiipfjty 1 wo ca^ suddenly ap pioachlng bpth tornpoiailly losjng theil lights, ma> collld i un off the toad or fail to spp anothpi \chjcle \V(th headllg|its pn, all the time a h(yci pan see e\pn if headllgiits a e jesprq The grpat injsfake nmd.c bv ?nany cjihpjs is that they lpok at ohc hcat[l¡El}t.s of t\ie car appjoach ng and alp temporal Hy pllnded A ¿rood dihpr wjll never look at the headlights of anqthcr pal lie kepps Ms vision Yithin the rajs af jit,li) jn the edsp of it and has, no tipu])le n passing the othpr car within yate Jlstanpe In some eounli les thoi o are penalties, for dln^rqmgr and\ to manj nploiists the practlep Is unknown This n itsplf is a good aigumerît showing hat Claiming is not altpgpthei ncecss j,]y Many motorists tell lou ttyat they (lie opppsed to dirpming but do so as a token of course...
A TYRE HINT [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
A TYRE HINT It'Is a good'plan always to^run the tyres in tlie same direction. ""Theil tlie stra'n on the casing Is 'always in the same direction.' ' "Naturally, when the thread of a tyre is pulled' aroùild,voi driven' by llû> lieAd, the casing, of the tyro is In tension,''àndUoniîs to become stretched! 'if, the tyre is'then reversed and driyen In'the opposite'direction, the tension is In the opposite'direction', ana naturally, the tendency is* to "cause looseness of the", cords. ' '
MOTORS AND MOTORING THE "TIN CAN" LIST [Newspaper Article] — The Canberra Times — 1 October 1926
MOTORS AND MOTORING THE "TIN CAN" LIST A mun who appealed at the Chrlcl churcli, New Zealand, Court, to answer a charge of driving a car without a li- cense fitaled that Hie tost, in culdell a "tin - can test." Half cense, sl'itod that, tlie list'at Rartield was called the "tin can Hut." Half dozen benzine tin:; arc ' placed at ".ntorvila of slK yards and the candidate for a, certificate of ability had first to .drive his car aig-zag through them, 'and' then reverse . and back 'througji thurn without knocking any down. "I can drive a car all right," said »thp man, " but I can't* got my license, and furthermore AJ am getting rather old for that''sort ol' test."